Indio, CA (May 20, 2016)—The indie and rock acts may get all the mainstream press at the annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Southern California, but it’s also a great place to catch top EDM acts every year. At the 2016 edition, George Stavro, owner and head designer of Sonic Lab Audio and Integral Sound, specifically chose a JBL Professional VTX system system was selected for the Yuma Tent to give a nightclub vibe to a 150-foot-wide tent.
“This year, we were able to reorient the Yuma Tent to be more conducive to great sound and were able to design a system from a clean slate,” said Stavro. “The V25-II stacked on top of the G28s with S28s and VRX 932s across the front of the stage formed a great system that managed very high SPL for more than 12 hours a day without becoming aggressive or fatiguing.”
The main stage included 16 JBL VTX V25-II mains, deployed in four platform-elevated ground stacks of four around the Yuma Tent. A full two-dozen dual 18-inch subwoofers were deployed, including 12 JBL VTX G28s and 12 JBL VTX S28s, which were deployed in an EDS-array across the front of the stage and in a cardioid configuration underneath the main PA stacks in the tent. The system was powered by four Crown VRack 4x3500HD and four Crown VRack 12000HD standardized rack packages, and the entire system was controlled and monitored with JBL Performance Manager 2.0 for accurate system equalization and real-time system monitoring.
Meanwhile, the DJ monitor system utilized two stacks, each made up of three JBL VTX V20 loudspeakers with one JBL VTX S25 subwoofer and one JBL VTX S28 subwoofer.
Hollywood nightclub owner and Yuma Stage curator Kobi Danan agreed. “The sound system designed for the Yuma Stage by our sound designer George Stavro was amazing. On his recommendation, we used the new JBL line array system that sounded great over both weekends. It was by far the best sound and most successful Yuma to date.”