Full-service production company Power Plus Sound & Lighting Inc. (Vista, Calif.) has purchased JBL VerTec line array systems for use with its key clients, including this year’s Summer Pops concert series, which will include performances by the San Diego Symphony, Frankie Valli and he Four Seasons, and Burt Bacharach.
“We provide audio support for a number of symphony orchestras. The premium fidelity obtainable with JBL’s latest systems has pleased all of these very discerning clients,” says Lane Rickard of Power Plus. “JBL and all of the Harman Pro Group have really pulled through with great new tools for servicing both our concert and corporate production markets.”
For San Diego’s Summer Pops Series, Power Plus will rig up 10 JBL VerTec VT4888 midsize line array elements per side, four VerTec VT4880 fullsize subwoofers per side, three JBL VRX932LA loudspeakers for center-fills and eight JBL SRX712M loudspeakers for Pops concert foldback monitors. Loudspeaker are powered with Crown XTi and MacroTech Series amplifiers. Additional system components include a Soundcraft MH4 front-of-house mixing console and Soundcraft Series 5 monitor console, with microphones and signal processing from AKG, BSS, dbx and Lexicon.
David Scheirman, VP of tour sound at JBL Professional, says that Power Plus is representative of integrated regional production companies that are strengthening their audio production capabilities. “Today, many event producers like to meet their staging, lighting and sound needs by dealing with a single business,” he explains. “We see the upgrading of Power Plus’ concert audio capabilities through the adoption of JBL’s VerTec technology as a clear indicator of this trend.”