What is it? A “significant upgrade” said to confirm the software as a comprehensive, uniform and versatile live sound system configuration and control tool. Details This latest iteration of the HiQnet Performance Manager adds support for additional JBL speakers, provides enhanced cardioid subwoofer array support and broadens the application’s ability to create custom, mixed-model racks of Crown amplifiers. Support is also offered for JBL’s VRX Series Constant Curvature speakers, including a new generation of V5 DSP presets providing significant performance enhancements by leveraging the BSS Audio OmniDrive HD linear phase FIR processing capability of Crown I-Tech HD DSP power amplifiers. VRX V5 presets are said to provide dramatic improvements in on-axis and power response due to the use of higher-order asymmetric filters, arbitrary coefficient FIR phase linearisation and the advanced system protection benefits of Crown’s LevelMAX limiter suite. Improved tonal balance consistency introduced in the new V5 presets ensures compatibility with VTX and VERTEC Series V5 processing and allows VRX enclosures to be used as a fill system complement. VRX Series V5 preset data includes bi-amp and passive processing options for VRX928LA, VRX932LA-1 and VRX915M models together with 2-way and 3-way options for use with VRX915S and VRX918S subwoofers. The software also introduces JBL V5 preset updates for VERTEC Series compact and sub-compact models: VT4887A/VT4887, VT4886 and VT4883. The new V5 preset release similarly enhances a number of performance attributes of JBL VERTEC VT4887A, VT4887 and VT4886 line array loudspeakers with cardioid subwoofer processing introduced for all VERTEC subwoofers. And another thing… For enhanced configuration flexibility, custom racks can now be designed with any number and type of Crown amplifier models up to a total of eight.