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JBL Professional Studio Monitors and Loudspeakers At The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards

JBL LSR6300 Series studio monitors for critical monitoring; VerTec line arrays for the audience at the Staples Center

By PSW Staff February 17, 2010

Grammy Awards Audio Director Michael Abbott (left) and Audio Mixer Eric Schilling

JBL Professional loudspeakers were used in both the arena and the critical listening room of the recent 52nd Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, broadcast live in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network

Key members of The Recording Academy’s Producers & Engineers Wing used JBL LSR6300 Series studio monitors for critical monitoring during the awards telecast.

“As always, attention to detail is essential for the Grammy telecasts, and this year’s awards were no different,” said Michael Abbott, Audio Director. “To that end, we once again chose a 5.1 JBL LSR6300 Series studio monitor system to pick up every nuance of the performances, and they gave us exactly what we needed.”

In addition, audio systems provider ATK/Audiotek supplied the main live audio system at the Staples Center, deploying a total of 70 JBL VerTec VT4889 full-size line array elements, with 48 serving as main left/center/right suspended arrays and the rest as signal-delayed arrays farther back in the venue.

ATK/Audiotek also suspended twin 6-box subwoofer clusters overhead, using JBL VT4880A ultra-long excursion arrayable subwoofers. Also in use were 16 JBL VT4887 compact line array elements for auxiliary fill arrays, and 12 JBL VRX932LA compact constant-curvature loudspeakers for VIP front fill positions.

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