New York, NY (November 20, 2014)—Firehouse Productions once again provided the sound reinforcement for the annual Global Citizen festival, held in New York City’s Central Park in early Fall.
Dedicated to ending extreme poverty by 2030, the Global Citizen movement hosts this annual event to raise awareness to drive change in this world, promoting activism through live music. For this year’s event, Firehouse outfitted the stage with Harman’s JBL VTX loudspeakers and Crown I-Tech HD amplifiers, for performances by Jay-Z, The Roots, DJ Tiesto and more.
For the outdoor venue of 55 acres, the system featured two hangs of 18 VTX V25 line arrays per side, 38 VTX G28 and 16 VT4880A subwoofers for the main PA, complemented by four hangs of 12 VT4889 loudspeakers for delays. The entire system was powered by 60 Crown I-Tech 12000HD amplifiers loudspeakers for the mid-high sections and 24 I-Tech 12000HD amplifiers for the subwoofers. The system was monitored and controlled with JBL HiQnet Performance Manager.
“The VTX boxes performed consistently, with powerful bass and clear highs. Though it’s an outdoor venue, we’ve set up enough delay towers to reach every corner of the venue,” commented Mark Dittmar, VP of Design and Engineering.
“The biggest thing for us is to have a single amplifier that can power every JBL loudspeaker we use, so we can use just one amp rack design for everything,” he added.