Nashville, TN (April 22, 2014)—Rockford, IL-based Creative Audio chose a JBL audio system, consisting of more than 100 VTX and VerTec line array loudspeakers, for the recent “Playin’ Possum! The Final No Show—A Tribute to George Jones” at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. The four-hour concert included over 40 performances by some of country music’s top artists, including Alabama, Alan Jackson, Dierks Bentley, Kid Rock, Miranda Lambert, Travis Tritt and more.
Creative Audio provided 56 JBL VTX V25 and 48 VT4888 line array loudspeakers to power the concert. The stage, located at one end of the arena, featured an in-the-round system consisting of two hangs of 16 V25 line array elements for mains, two hangs of 12 V25 for side fill, plus four hangs of 12 VerTec VT4888 midsize line array elements for rear fill.
In addition, the system was backed by 18 cardioid-arrayed VTX G28 subwoofers ground-stacked in clusters of nine per side.
Harman’s Crown Audio I-Tech HD 12000 amplifiers powered the mains, sides and subwoofers. Additionally, Crown’s I-Tech 4x3500 HD amplifiers powered the upstage, rear-fill and front-fill loudspeaker elements with a pair of dbx DriveRack 4800’s for global EQ and routing. All amps in the system were programmed with VTX and V5 Presets and controlled via JBL’s HiQnet Performance Manager.
“Overall, the venue indicated this was its first show with an in-the-round system that did not receive audio complaints,” commented Chris Mentzel, Owner of Creative Audio. “I could not have imagined the success of a show with this many acts performing over a 4-hour period without JBL.”