Hollywood, CA (March 11, 2015)—ATK Audiotek, longtime audio provider for the Academy Awards, brought along a sizable JBL VerTec line array system for the annual movie event held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California.
The 87th Academy Awards audience heard the festivities via 30 VerTec VT4889 line array elements, suspended in arrays of 15 enclosures each, plus 12 VT4880 arrayable subwoofers, suspended in two arrays of six subwoofers each. The system also included three suspended arrays for upper balcony coverage, each of which included seven VT4886 subcompact line array elements.
Additionally, a half-dozen JBL MS28 loudspeakers were temporarily installed for under-balcony area coverage, while 65 JBL Control 25T surface-mount loudspeakers were temporarily installed under audience seats in the VIP seating area.
“We have successfully relied on VerTec for the Academy Awards for several years, and this year’s Awards were a continuation of that success,” said Jeff Peterson of ATK Audiotek. “The VerTec system, as well as the other JBL components that we deployed, performed exceptionally and reliably.”