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JBL VerTec Line Arrays Take Center Stage At Serbia’s Exit Festival

Total of 64 VT4889 full-size line array elements, 80 VT4888DP powered midsize line array loudspeakers with JBL DrivePack technology, and 100 VT4880 full-size arrayable subwoofers

By PSW Staff July 29, 2010

One of the Exit Festival stages being served by JBL VerTec line arrays supplied by Studio Berar; larger image below

Studio Berar, Serbia’s leading production company for professional audio, video and lighting systems, recently deployed JBL Professional VerTec line arrays for the 2010 Exit Festival in Novi Sad, Serbia.

The festival, which is one of Europe’s largest and most popular every summer, took place July 8-11 at the Petrovaradin fortress near the Danube River, drawing 165,000 music fans from around the world over the 4-day span. Studio Berar was awarded contracts to support three of the largest stages of the festival.

More than 500 artists performed on 20 different stages during the 4-day event, which was recently voted ’Best European Festival’ by UK Festival Awards according to Yourope, the European Association of the continent’s 40 largest festivals. This year’s Exit performance lineup included Faith No More, Chemical Brothers, David Guetta, Missy Elliott, Placebo, Mika, LCD Soundsystem, Royksopp, Crystal Casteles, among many others.

The Main Stage, Dance Arena, and Fusion Stage were collectively equipped with 64 VerTec VT4889 full-size line array elements, 80 VT4888DP powered midsize line array loudspeakers with JBL DrivePack technology developed in coordination with Crown Audio, and 100 VT4880 full-size arrayable subwoofers.

The entire system was configured for remote control and monitoring with Harman HiQnet System Architect software.

“I’m proud to say it’s been 10 years now that Studio Berar has been the primary professional A/V rental supply company for the Exit Festival,” said Zoran Matic, chief system engineer of Studio Berar. “Our VerTec line array systems, along with Crown amplification and the HiQnet system, have performed flawlessly year after year.

“Although the design and setup of the main concert sound system is always challenging due to the unique landscape of the event site, the result this year has exhilarated the crowds of music lovers. Exit Festival 2010 is another highly successful project in our portfolio.“

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