By PSW Staff • January 20, 2009 Barack Obama being sworn in today as the 44th President of the United States by Supreme Court Justice John Roberts. Photo by Jurvetson (flickr) Maryland Sound and Clair Global teamed up to provide a wide-spread sound reinforcement system for today’s (January 20, 2009) historic inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States in Washington, D.C. A crowd estimated by some media outlets to be as large as 2 million strong converged on the Capitol, lining surrounding streets and the parade route to catch a glimpse of history. The sound reinforcement system deployed by MSI and Clair Global, certainly ranking at the top in terms of overall scope and total area/audience coverage requirements, included JBL VerTec line arrays, Clair I-4 line arrays and a pair of Yamaha PM5-D digital consoles. In total, more than two dozen delay towers of loudspeakers were utilized to extend coverage several square miles. We’ll have more detailed coverage of the audio system and team for this event as soon as further information becomes available. Comments Have something to say about this PSW content? Leave a comment! Cancel reply Scroll past the ”Post Comment” button below to view any existing comments. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Tagged with: all topics Subscribe to Live Sound International Subscribe to Live Sound International magazine. Stay up-to-date, get the latest pro audio news, products and resources each month with Live Sound.