Austin, TX (June 24, 2015)—Firehouse Productions recently provided sound reinforcement for the iHeartRadio Country Festival, where more than 16,700 people came to see the likes of Tim McGraw, Brantley Gilbert, Rascal Flatts and Brad Paisley. Held at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas, the event found Firehouse fielding a Crown-powered JBL VTX line array system.
To be fair, the company brought JBL boxes when it tackled the festival last year, but this time around, Firehouse had V25 loudspeakers, now upgraded to the new V25-II spec using JBL’s VTX-V25-WG-UK upgrade kit.
Firehouse provided two hangs of 18 VTX V25-II loudspeakers for the main PA, two hangs of 14 VTX V25-II loudspeakers for outfill, three hangs of nine VerTec VT4889 loudspeakers for rear fills, eight VT4886 loudspeakers for front fills and 18 VTX G28 ground-stacked subwoofers. The entire system was powered by Crown I-Tech 12000HD amplifiers.
“We have done many arena and stadium events like this one, so we were prepared for every possible scenario during the event,” said Mark Dittmar, Lead Design & Integration Engineer of Firehouse Productions. “Normally it would take some effort and calibration to reach the farthest seats in the arena, but the coverage and SPL of the new VTX V25-II boxes really made it easy. Our team is definitely loving the new gear.”