Atlanta, GA (February 18, 2016)—Firehouse Productions fielded JBL loudspeakers and Crown amplifiers for the annual BET Hip Hop Awards at the Atlanta Civic Center last fall.
Firehouse (Red Hook, NY), which also provides audio for the iHeartRadio Music Festival and the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame ceremony, has been the longtime provider for the BET Hip Hop Awards.
The rig for the show included six flown JBL VT4880A loudspeakers, two ground-stacked VT4880A subwoofers, 11 VTX V25-II loudspeakers per side and eight JBL VT4886 loudspeakers for front fill. Mark Dittmar, Lead Design & Integration Engineer at Firehouse Productions, said, “The VTX V25-IIs were a great choice for this show. You get so much more on the low end, which is great, because we didn't have much room for subwoofers. Being a hip-hop show, the boost on the low end made a huge difference…. The front-of-house (FOH) engineers for the BET Hip-Hop Awards were blown away by the sound quality of the VTX V-25-IIs.”
Hosted by Snoop Dogg, this year’s award winners included Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Kanye West.