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HARMAN Professional Solutions Helps Deliver The Experience At Psalms Of David Festival In Poland

Sound company ESS Audio deploys JBL loudspeakers, Crown amplifiers and Soundcraft consoles for sound reinforcement at event celebrating religious scripture set to a soundtrack.
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Crown-powered JBL VTX line arrays flank the stage at the fifth annual Psalms of David Festival in Poland.

ESS Audio, TJT Music and Master-Ton recently deployed a sound reinforcement system incorporating HARMAN Professional Solutions components at the fifth annual Psalms of David Festival, a celebration of Jewish and Christian scripture set to a soundtrack of live orchestral music held in the small Polish town of Kolbuszowa.

The open-air event, which was hosted at Kolbuszowa’s sports stadium, saw performances from Poland’s largest youth symphony orchestra, the Beethoven Academy Orchestra, as well as dozens of individual performers and soloists. Hire company ESS Audio was contracted to design and deploy the system, which utilized JBL loudspeakers, Crown amplifiers and Soundcraft mixing consoles in collaboration with TJT Music and Master-Ton.

“2020 was a difficult year for the professional sound industry, with only a handful of events taking place,” says Witold Karalow, Managing Director, ESS. “The Psalms of David Festival was our biggest show in Poland, and we were determined to make it a success. Alongside TJT Music, we deployed a JBL VTX A12 FOH system to great effect. The performance of the HARMAN audio solutions, including the Crown amplifiers and Soundcraft Vi Series consoles, was outstanding.”

At the core of the system were 24 VTX A12 line array loudspeakers arranged side-by-side in two clusters of 12, with VTX G28 subwoofers, deployed in two clusters of eight, providing additional low-end extension. Two V20 three-way line array elements served as near-field stage fill speakers, and in place of individual monitors, the sound team deployed smaller loudspeakers within close proximity of the performers, with VTX M22 stage monitors placed near soloists and orchestra leaders and VTX F12 two-way loudspeakers positioned for the event’s choirs. Crown I-Tech 4x3500HD amplifiers drove the loudspeakers, with Soundcraft Vi3000 and Vi7000 digital consoles for front of house and monitors.

The fifth annual Psalms of David Festival is expected to be broadcast on TV and released on Blu-Ray in the near future.

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