Los Angeles, CA (August 22, 2013)—The recent annual Sunset Strip Music Festival featured artists Linkin Park, Street Drum Corps, Finch, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and more, with Escondido, CA-based Sound Image providing a Harman JBL VTX system powered by a Crown I-Tech HD amp for the stage.
The system Sound Image deployed for the festival featured 24 JBL VTX V25 full-size line array elements along with four VerTec VT 4887A compact line array elements for front fill, 18 VTX S28 subwoofers and eight VTX G28 subwoofers in a single cardioid array. Crown I-Tech 12000 HD amplifiers powered the entire system.
“We were onsite at 3:00am and once the stage was in place, we had everything set-up quickly. Paul Bauman from JBL had visited the site and done some preliminary work, and then it was just a matter of refining some of the angles and the distance we needed to throw. Being able to do everything, from assigning the amplifiers to tuning the PA with delay times, in the software is a major time saver,” Rich Davis, engineer for Sound Image, said.
In previous years, the festival had used JBL speakers for the smaller stages, but not on the main stage. “The VTX system was not only twice as loud than the previous system we have used that fit into the same footprint, it also had a punch that was clear and noticeable even two blocks away,” said Phil Jaurigui, Sunset Music Festival’s Head of Production.