JBL Roars In San Francisco
JBL and Pro Media/UltraSound (Hercules, Calif.) recently completed an install requested by San Francisco-based stadium Monster Park. The original system, which was installed in 1988 by JBL, was expected to last only five years as a result of the area's climate, but lasted 16 years, when the upgrade took place this past fall. Using JBL's AE Series for the main bowl of the stadium, Pro Media's Demetrius Pavalos built custom enclosures for its rear/front/down-firing components, which are used around the stadium's upper and lower decks. Other products used throughout the stadium include JBL PD 700 Series, Control 25T and 28T-60 speakers, driven with Crown CT 2000 and 3000 amps with IQ modules, and BSS Soundweb processing.
L-Acoustics, Yamaha Camp Out
The 7,028-seat indoor/outdoor Filene Center, part of the Wolf Trap national park (Vienna, Va.), upgraded with an L-Acoustics V-DOSC P.A., which includes 12 elements and four double 18-inch sub-low cabs per side, and a center cluster containing three arcs driven by QSC 6.0 amps. A 69-channel active splitter divides signal between the house, lawn, monitor areas and provisions for a recording truck. Other gear includes six bays of proprietary JBL cabinets (powered by Crown and JBL/UREI amps), a Yamaha DMC2000 console and additions to the outboard rack.