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JBL VTX Line Arrays And Crown I-Tech HD Amplifiers For Rock In Rio

Gabisom Audio Equipment supports Rock in Rio's 30th anniversary at the City of Rock, a specially built venue for the 2016 Summer Olympics.

By PSW Staff November 3, 2015

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Harman Professional Solutions supplied tour sound provider, Gabisom Audio Equipment, with JBL VTX line arrays and Crown I-Tech HD amplifiers for this year’s Rock in Rio festival in Brazil.

Drawing more than a half-million fans over two weekends, Rock in Rio celebrated its 30th anniversary at the City of Rock, a specially built venue on the site where the Olympic Village will be located for the 2016 Summer Olympics.

As it has in years past, Rock in Rio featured performances by some of the biggest names in music, including Rihanna, Elton John, Metallica, Rod Stewart, Katy Perry, John Legend, Sam Smith, System of a Down, Queen and more.

“World-class sound quality and consistent performance are of the utmost importance at an event on as grand a scale as Rock in Rio,” said Peter Racy, chief engineer of Brazil-based Gabisom Audio Equipment.

“Also, the integration between VTX and I-Tech HD enables us to easily manage the system, which would otherwise be a difficult task for an event featuring so many different acts. Our VTX and I-Tech HD system has served us extremely well over the past few years on a wide variety of events, but especially at recent Rock in Rio festivals. The Harman system once again came through for us in a big way and helped make this year’s Rock in Rio another rousing success.”

Gabisom Audio Equipment deployed a massive live PA system at Rock in Rio, featuring a total of 130 JBL VTX V25 full-size line array elements, 50 VTX S28 arrayable subwoofers and 32 VTX G28 ground-stacked subwoofers. 160 Crown I-Tech 12000HD amplifiers and eight Crown I-Tech 4x3500HD amplifiers powered the system. In addition, Gabisom Audio Equipment managed the system with JBL HiQnet Performance Manager software.

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