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Meeting Services Elects To Deploy JBL VERTEC For Vice President Joe Biden At USS Ronald Reagan

“The versatility of JBL’s entire line of loudspeakers enabled us to utilize models from multiple JBL product lines to assemble the ideal sound reinforcement system for Vice President Biden’s speech." - Ken Freeman, Meeting Services

By PSW Staff June 4, 2009

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden addressing the crew of the USS Ronald Reagan, with sound reinforcement by Meeting Services utilizing JBL loudspeakers

Meeting Services Inc of San Diego supplied the sound reinforcement system, which included JBL Professional VERTEC line arrays, VRX compact loudspeakers and SRX stage monitors, for a recent visit and speech by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden onboard the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier, berthed on Coronado Island, California. 

The USS Ronald Reagan is a Nimitz-class nuclear powered super carrier, nearly as long as the Empire State Building is tall, and recently completed a successful deployment that included humanitarian assistance in the Philippines and combat operations in Afghanistan. In his address, Biden commended about 1,500 crew members for their recent efforts and also announced a temporary expansion of a military homeowners assistance program.

The main sound reinforcement system provided by Meeting Services in support of the outdoor event featured two line array stacks, each containing five JBL VERTEC VT4888 midsize line array elements mounted on scaffold towers flanking the audience. Behind the stage, Meeting Services supplied four JBL SRX712M monitors, while four JBL VRX932LA 12-inch, compact constant-curvature loudspeakers and four smaller VRX928LA loudspeakers served as front fill.

“The versatility of JBL’s entire line of loudspeakers enabled us to utilize models from multiple JBL product lines to assemble the ideal sound reinforcement system for Vice President Biden’s speech,” said Ken Freeman, Technical Director, Meeting Services. “In high-profile events with a strong media focus such as this, reliability is every bit as important as quality, and JBL continues to consistently perform at a high level for a variety of live events and permanent installations.”

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