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JBL VERTEC Line Arrays from Grupo Zonico Power Aerosmith’s First Venezuelan Concert - Mixonline

JBL VERTEC Line Arrays from Grupo Zonico Power Aerosmith’s First Venezuelan Concert

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Called upon to ensure that rock legends Aerosmith’s first concert in Venezuela was a resounding success, regional concert sound rental provider, Grupo Zonico deployed JBL VERTEC® line arrays to support the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers in Caracas. Based in Edo Miranda, Venezuela, Grupo Zonico has supplied the nation’s top venues and highest-attended concerts with JBL loudspeaker systems since 2006.

To deliver the powerful, widely-known music of Aerosmith to a massive outdoor audience, Grupo Zonico supplied 30 VERTEC VT4889-1 full-size line array elements for the main left/right system, supported by 24 VT4880A Ultra Long Excursion 2x18-inch arrayable subwoofers. Twelve VT4888DP powered mid-size elements with DrivePack® technology, developed in cooperation with Crown, were used for out fill arrays. In addition, four auxiliary towers each contained three VT4887ADP powered compact line array elements, in coordination with a fifth array of four VT4888DP powered midsize line array elements. Twenty-four VT4888DP’s provided

the primary delay system in two towers of 12 each. The system was configured with Harman HiQnetâ„¢ System Architectâ„¢ software for remote control and monitoring.

“For such a momentous concert, it was important for even the farthest, deepest rows of fans to be completely dialed in with the band,� said Hugo Morillo, Director, Grupo Zonico. “The JBL VERTEC system has proven time after time, that it is 100 percent reliable and provides a great sound quality that is appreciated by the fans and, most importantly, the band. Aerosmith’s top-quality performance through the VERTEC line arrays gives us another successful credit to provide our customers with this outstanding technology.�

“I was impressed with the service and standard of equipment from Grupo Zonico,� said Jim Ebdon, FOH mix engineer for Aerosmith. “The JBL VERTEC system sounded very smooth and accurate, the coverage was excellent and the thump from the subs was phenomenal.�

For more information on Grupo Zonico, please visit www.groupozonico.com.