Queens, NY (March 13, 2012)—Firehouse Productions has been handling audio for Jet Blue Airlines’ Live From T5 concert series, using JBL VRX loudspeakers for the shows.
Part of an ongoing promotion, the concerts are held periodically at the Jet Blue T5 terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York, providing free entertainment for ticketed passengers waiting to board their flights at the new post-security state-of-the-art Jet Blue terminal, equipped with free Wi-Fi and food and beverage options. To date, the concert series has hosted performers including Taylor Swift, James Blunt, Robyn, Jason Derulo and Raphael Saadiq, among others.
“We are able to stack two VRX932LA-1 loudspeakers on top of two VRX918S powered subwoofers on each side for the main PA.” Simon Welch, Head Systems Engineer at Firehouse Productions, explained. “Since we need to direct sound to a specific zone in the terminal, we are able to do so by setting the speakers at head level outward from the stage. Another pair of VRX932LA-1 loudspeakers are used as side fill, directing sound to the side areas of the stage.”
The main challenge of the Live From T5 Concert Series is time, Welch explained. “All the gear has to go through security which takes about two hours, so obviously the less equipment, the better,” he said. “There isn’t a lot of labor, especially with the VRX Series. We are able to get everything set up quickly and taken apart even faster, which is important as we do not want a lot of distractions at the terminal.”
“We are excited at what is left to come of the series and glad to be a part of this unique experience,” Welch summed up.