By PSW Staff • May 12, 2009 The JBL VERTEC line arrays provided by Grupo Zonico for KISS in Caracas Regional concert sound rental provider Grupo Zonico supplied the audio system, including JBL Professional VERTEC line arrays, for a recent concert featuring legendary rock band KISS in Caracas, Venezuela that was a stop on the “KISS 35 Alive World Tour.” The show was staged at the 10,000-seat Estacionamiento de la Rinconada outdoor venue in Caracas, with Grupo Zonico, based in Edo Miranda, Venezuela, supplying audio equipment as specified by US-based Clair Global, which is currently handling worldwide sound requirements for KISS, including the Latin American tour leg. Grupo Zonico first added VERTEC to its rental inventory in 2006 with a purchase of 16 VT4888 midsize line array elements. “We originally chose JBL VERTEC because it is the most versatile, powerful, lightweight and highest-performing system available in the tour sound market, with exceptional sound quality,” explained Hugo Morillo, Grupo Zonico’s Director. “Since that time, more customers began to rely on our company and we required larger systems for our projects. We started to look for a second system, more powerful for bigger venues and one that would fulfill the needs of the jobs we were doing in the Venezuelan market. “The performance of our new VT4889-1 system for the KISS concert was excellent, and both the system engineer and FOH mix engineer for the band were satisfied. We were very pleased, as VERTEC proved once again that it has the characteristics we require for use on such demanding entertainment events.” For KISS, Grupo Zonico provided a total of 32 JBL VT4889-1 full size line array elements for the main system. Eight VT4888DP powered midsize line array elements were used as supplemental front fill speakers, while VT4887ADP powered compact line arrays were in use for onstage side fill monitors. “Hugo Morillo and his entire team at Grupo Zonico are an excellent example of how the correct blend of staff, professional skills and equipment can provide veteran international-class acts with the top-tier tour sound performance they have come to expect in larger entertainment-industry markets, regardless of where the show is scheduled to take place,” observed David Scheirman, Vice President, Tour Sound for JBL Professional. Grupo Zonico’s JBL VERTEC system is powered by Crown I-Tech power amplifiers, and signal processing is achieved through the dbx 4800 Loudspeaker Management System loaded with JBL’s new V4 DSP presets. Harman Professional’s HiQnet System Architect software is used for remote control and monitoring. The company is supported and serviced by MEDIA CA, distributor for Harman Professional products in Venezuela. JBL Professional Website Harman Professional Website 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: Amplifiers Architects Arrays Audio Clair Compact Concerts Control Crown dbx Director Distributors DSP Engineer Equipment Harman House of Worship JBL Live Loudspeakers Management Mix Monitors New Performances Power Powered Processors Product Professional Regional Remote Shows Signal Software Sound System Systems Time Tours Websites · 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.