The Gibson Amphitheatre, located at the Universal CityWalk, Calif., is currently undergoing a complete audio system retrofit from Sound Image of Escondido, Calif. Featuring the Harman Pro HiQnet? System Architect configuration and control software, the 6,000-seat amphitheatre is reportedly the first multibrand HiQnet installation in North America. Additional Harman HiQnet installations are now operational at the Hong Kong Stadium and the Stade due Suisse in Berne, Switzerland.
To date, Sound Image has installed 42 Crown I-Tech 800 amplifiers outfitted with HiQnet technology, along with 24 JBL VerTec VT4889 line array loudspeakers, eight VerTec VT4888 line array loudspeakers, 24 VerTec VT4880 line array subwoofers and four VerTec VT4888DP Series loudspeakers with DrivePack technology.
“It is an honor to announce that the prestigious Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk is the first North American HiQnet installation,” said Mark Terry, president, Harman Pro Group. “The versatility of the Harman HiQnet protocol, used with Harman Pro–brand products, ensures the amphitheater’s reputation for leading-edge sound will continue. We expect the adoption of HiQnet systems to grow dramatically as projects such as this raise the profile of HiQnet’s capabilities.”
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