GRENAA STRAND, Denmark — Power Music of Denmark recently added HARMAN’s JBL VTX line arrays and Crown I-Tech HD amplifiers to its inventory. A longtime HARMAN customer, Power Music is a leading regional provider of sound and lighting systems for applications of all sizes. The company recently put its new VTX system to the test at ABC Beach Party, a 12-hour event organized by Danish broadcaster ABC Radio, featuring approximately 25 artists. Held at Grenaa Strand, in Denmark, ABC Beach Party drew ...Read More
Power Music of Denmark Takes Newly Purchased HARMAN’s JBL VTX Line Arrays and Crown I-Tech HD Amplifiers to ABC Beach Party
Thursday, July 31, 2014 4:25:10 PM America/New_York
USO’s 4th of July Pitbull Concert at the White House Celebrates Veterans with Event Tech and HARMAN Professional
Thursday, July 31, 2014 4:21:59 PM America/New_York
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Contracted by the United Service Organizations, Inc. (USO) for the sixth year to integrate the sound at the 4thof July concert on the South Lawn of the White House, live production company Event Tech deployed HARMAN’s JBL VTX line arrays, Crown amplifiers and dbx signal processing to meet the strict demands of the venue and to deliver high-quality sound to the honorable audience.
International pop star Pitbull gave an hour-long performance for the 1,200 US servicemen and servic...Read More
Dreamsound Is Poland’s First Post-Production Studio to Adopt Dolby Atmos Powered By HARMAN’s JBL and Crown
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 4:15:20 PM America/New_York
WARSAW, Poland — Since 2007 Warsaw-based Dreamsound (www.dreamsound.pl) has been one of Poland’s top film post-production studios, offering a complete range of services from recording sound on set through sound editing, mixing and audio mastering. Since its inception Dreamsound has been committed to offering its clients the very latest in film sound technologies, as evidenced by the fact that it’s the first post-production house in Poland licensed to produce film soundtracks using the leading-ed...Read More
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 4:13:14 PM America/New_York
NAPA, California — Billing itself as the Ultimate Celebration, the 3-day BottleRock Napa Valley Festival offered the best in music, wine, beer and gourmet food, accompanied by stellar sound courtesy of HARMAN Professional audio systems featuring JBL’s VTX Series line array loudspeakers and Crown I-Tech HD Series amplifiers. The festival, which took place on three stages at the Napa Valley Expo, hosted an unusually diverse lineup including Outkast, Eric Church, The Cure, Weezer, Heart, The Fray, ...Read More
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 4:10:51 PM America/New_York
LONDON, United Kingdom – Taking place in Dalston, a northeastern district of London, the Kopparberg Urban Forest Festival will run for a full month from 2nd July until 3rdAugust, featuring a complete sound reinforcement system comprising HARMAN’s AKG microphones, Crown amplifiers, JBL loudspeakers and Soundcraft mixing consoles all provided in partnership with HARMAN Professional’s UK and Ireland distributor Sound Technology Ltd. Sponsored by the UK’s premium cider brand Kopparberg and promoted ...Read More
HARMAN Professional India Takes 2014’s An Ode to the Blues Festival To a Higher Level with Stunning Sound and Lighting
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 4:00:29 PM America/New_York
BANGALORE, India — The blues has growing appeal as evidenced by the popularity of India’s An Ode to the Blues festival, now in its fourth year. Held at Bangalore’s CounterCulture performance space/restaurant, the festival featured international and Indian blues artists including Guitar Shorty, Soulmate, Blackstratblues, Ministry of Blues and many others, who performed on two stages outfitted with a complete HARMAN Professional live sound system and Martin lighting.
“With every event we do, our pr...Read More
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 3:54:44 PM America/New_York
ELKHART, Indiana — HARMAN’s Crown Audio announced that it now offers an online certification program for its DriveCore Install (DCi) Series amplifiers. Available free of charge, the program offers instruction covering Crown’s DCi Analog, Network and Network Display amplifier models and information about the company’s exclusive DriveCore technology that is at the heart of the amplifiers’ powerful and efficient operation.
The course is available online at: http://www.crownaudio.com/usa/drivecore-in...Read More
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 1:21:00 PM America/New_York
SAN DIEGO, California – Petco Park, home to Major League Baseball’s San Diego Padres, recently took a bold step toward delivering on its dedication to “Creating Major League Memories” as systems integrator Daktronics installed an all-star lineup of standard-setting audio equipment featuring HARMAN components. The facility, which opened in 2004, seats 42,445 and calls itself “The World’s Best Ballpark in America’s Finest City,” is now equipped with HARMAN’s JBL Professional loudspeakers, Crown am...Read More
HARMAN’s Crown DCi Network Display Amplifiers: The World’s First AVnu Alliance® Certified AVB Endpoint
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 9:32:21 AM America/New_York
LAS VEGAS, Nevada – HARMAN’s Crown Audio today announced its DCi Network Display Amplifiers are the first professional audio endpoints to receive AVnu certification for Audio Video Bridging (AVB) interoperability from the AVnu Alliance, the professional audio industry’s only organization dedicated to driving open, standards-based AV networking through the certification of AVB products for interoperability.
“This certification underscores our long term commitment to AVB and HARMAN Professional’s s...Read More
HARMAN’s Crown Debuts Its XLC Series Power Amplifiers Featuring DriveCore™ Technology at InfoComm 2014
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 9:27:51 AM America/New_York
LAS VEGAS, Nevada — HARMAN’s Crown Audio today announced the introduction of its XLC Series XLC2800 and XLC2500 Power Amplifiers, two cost-effective 2-channel models that offer a host of useful features for installed sound applications. The new amplifiers incorporate proprietary DriveCore™ technology for high efficiency with lighter weight and are on exhibit at InfoComm 2014.
The XLC2800 and XLC2500 can operate into impedances from 8 ohms to 2 ohms using stereo, parallel or bridged mono outputs. ...Read More
Thursday, May 22, 2014 9:39:27 AM America/New_York
Multi Image Group has been a HARMAN Professional dealer and user for nine years. “I’ve always been a fan of JBL and have used their loudspeakers since 1981,” said MIG Audio Department Manager Andy Kakas. “I’ve been blown away by their VERTEC® line arrays, especially the way they maintain a stable sonic image in a variety of situations. I really wanted to put the newer VTX line arrays through their paces because in my experience JBL loudspeaker systems just keep getting better.”
Kakas’ interest do...Read More
HARMAN’s Crown Introduces Its DCi Network Display Amplifiers With Front Panel Display and AVB Connectivity
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 5:44:19 AM America/New_York
ELKHART, Indiana — HARMAN’s Crown Audio today announced it is expanding its DriveCore Install (DCi) Series amplifier range with the introduction of its DCi Network Display 8|600ND and 4|1250ND power amplifiers, featuring front-panel status displays and AVB (Audio Video Bridging) connectivity. The new eight- and four-channel DCi Network Display amplifiers will be the first professional audio amplifier to be certified by the AVnu Alliance. DCi Network Display amplifiers will deliver reliable audio...Read More
Thursday, May 8, 2014 9:52:58 AM America/New_York
NORTHRIDGE, California– HARMAN’s JBL Professional has launched its new CSS-H15 (15-Watt) and CSS-H30 (30-Watt) paging horns—the first products from JBL specifically designed for the commercial sound paging horn market. The new JBL CSS-H paging horns are ideal for public address systems, announcement/paging, intercom, security, alarm and industrial applications.
“Many of our systems integration customers utilize paging horns in their projects, and now they will have access to these top-quality, hi...Read More
HARMAN’s JBL Professional to Host VTX Listening Experience, Highlighting V20 and F Series Loudspeakers
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 11:48:22 AM America/New_York
NORTHRIDGE, California – HARMAN’s JBL Professional is hosting a VTX Listening Experience at its Northridge, California headquarters on May 6 and 7, providing a unique opportunity to audition and work hands-on with the new JBL VTX V20 line array loudspeaker and its companion VTX S25 subwoofer, F Series multi-purpose loudspeakers, and Crown I-Tech HD amplifiers.
Morning and afternoon sessions will cover the following topics: JBL VTX V20 Technical Overview; V20 Hands-On Suspension Demonstration; Ind...Read More
Atkinson Sound Upholds Reputation for Excellence with HARMAN’s JBL VTX Line Arrays and Crown I-Tech HD Amplifiers
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 12:47:14 PM America/New_York
KAMAS, Utah – Leading regional sound company Atkinson Sound recently bolstered its audio system inventory with HARMAN’s new JBL VTX V20 line array loudspeakers and Crown I-Tech HD 4×3500 amplifiers. The company will be using its new system for a variety of events beginning in May.
Founded in 1980 by Hoyt Atkinson, the company has evolved its business from a small provider of DJ systems to one of the region’s most successful sound contractors, providing rental and production services for concerts,...Read More
Friday, May 2, 2014 11:11:45 AM America/New_York
SCOTTSDALE, Arizona – Not your average music venue, Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row serves up American gastropub food, drinks and live music, with some twists – table taps that allow guests to pour their own refreshments, giant video screens everywhere, and a live music stage equipped with HARMAN’s JBL loudspeakers and Crown amplifiers – which are elevated above the tables and crowd. It offers an alt-country environment with a punk-rock heart and a dance club pulse, courtesy of national and local a...Read More
Indonesian Exhibitor Cinemaxx Taps HARMAN’s JBL Loudspeakers and Crown Amplifiers for Cinema Audio Systems
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 11:16:57 AM America/New_York
JAKARTA, Indonesia – HARMAN Professional today announced that Indonesian cinema exhibitor Cinemaxx has partnered with HARMAN to equip more than 300 new screens with JBL Professional ScreenArray® loudspeakers, powered by Crown amplifiers, over the next 12 months. In the years ahead, Cinemaxx may outfit up to 1,000 screens throughout Indonesia with JBL and Crown.
Cinemaxx is a new cinema exhibitor that is planning 150 locations across 77 cities. The HARMAN systems at these theaters will feature JBL...Read More
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 11:21:24 AM America/New_York
RISHON LEZION, Israel – As if vibrating chairs, gusts of wind, thunder and lightning was not enough, the Israel Theaters Group which owns Cinema City International, recently added a Barco Auro-3D advanced sound system to the three largest theaters at the Yes Planet complexes in Rishon LeZion. This next-generation multi-dimensional sound system features HARMAN’s JBL loudspeakers and Crown DSi 2000 amplifiers.
“We are using JBL loudspeakers in the movie theaters we set up in Israel and abroad, and ...Read More
AV Vegas Rocks Marathon With HARMAN’s JBL Professional VTX Line Arrays and Crown I-Tech HD Amplifiers
Friday, April 18, 2014 11:27:31 AM America/New_York
LAS VEGAS, Nevada – As it has in years past, AV Vegas Concert Sound and Lighting provided the audio/lighting system for the world-famous Las Vegas Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series. However, for the first time, AV Vegas supplied HARMAN’s JBL VTX line arrays and Crown I-Tech HD amplifiers for the event’s sound reinforcement system.
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon is a yearly event that draws more than 30,000 runners. For a few hours a year, Las Vegas Boulevard is closed to all traffic and becomes the best-...Read More
Friday, April 11, 2014 11:34:51 AM America/New_York
DENVER, Colorado — Known to Denver denizens as “The Can,” the 20,000-plus capacity Pepsi Center is home of the NBA Denver Nuggets, NHL Colorado Avalanche and the National Lacrosse League Colorado Mammoth, and is also host to concerts and special events. The arena opened in 1999 and has been in continuous use since then – including its original sound system. When the Pepsi Center decided to upgrade to a massive new state-of-the-art scoreboard in 2013, management determined it would also be a good...Read More
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 11:38:54 AM America/New_York
DÜSSELDORF, Germany — German upscale retailer Breuninger recently opened a 172,000-square-foot (916,000 square meters) department store in Düsseldorf, located in the city’s Kö-Bogen downtown office and retail complex. The striking new facility merges glass surfaces, steel, stone and curving, organic shapes with trees that are inset into the sides of the building and a grass roof. Shoppers can peruse Breuninger’s luxury selection of fashion, accessories and premium goods – the shoe department alo...Read More
From Outdated to Outstanding: Clair Brothers Updates Audio System at NYCB Theatre At Westbury with HARMAN’s JBL Professional Loudspeakers and Crown Amplifiers
Monday, March 31, 2014 11:43:30 AM America/New_York
WESTBURY, New York – The NYCB Theatre at Westbury is one of Long Island’s best-known music venues, growing from its less-than-glamorous origins in 1956 as an unheated outdoor tent to the premier Live Nation-owned concert hall it is today. Formerly the Westbury Music Fair, the current 3,000-seat venue was built in 1966 and has since undergone multiple renovations—the most recent being an upgrade to its audio system with HARMAN’s JBL Professional VERTEC® line arrays powered by Crown I-Tech HD ampl...Read More
Friday, March 21, 2014 11:47:50 AM America/New_York
TIRANA, Albania – HARMAN Professional has appointed Prosound of Tirana as distributor in Albania for its AKG, BSS, Crown, dbx, JBL Professional, Lexicon and Soundcraft product lines. As Prosound is also the existing Albanian distributor for Martin Professional lighting, the company is positioned to address all the key vertical markets where HARMAN Professional is active in the country.
Prosound began operations in 2006, beginning with a small rental system and growing its business every subsequen...Read More
Himmelstalundshallen Is Largest Arena In Sweden to Install HARMAN’s Crown DRIVECORE™ Install (DCi) Series Network Amplifiers
Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:03:50 PM America/New_York
NORRKÖPING, Sweden — Himmelstalundshallen is an indoor arena in Norrköping, Sweden that is home to the HC Vita Hasten ice hockey team. The 4,480-seat facility also hosts concerts and other sporting events. The oval-shaped arena opened in 1977 and even then its audio system would hardly be mistaken for state of the art—making it overdue for an upgrade by Sound contractor Micab (www.micab.se) under the direction of installation specialist Mikael Bergvall. The arena is the largest in Sweden to in...Read More
Thursday, March 20, 2014 11:58:00 AM America/New_York
ROYAL OAK, Michigan – Detroit has always been a city of resiliency, and that was resoundingly evident at the Valentine’s Day opening of Bistro 82 in the city’s Royal Oak suburb. Completely remodeled and renovated, the 2-story establishment offers superlative French cuisine in its restaurant while its Sabrage ultra lounge is a chic addition to the area’s nightclub scene. Bistro’s clean, contemporary design is accented by an open, spacious layout with splashes of color and plenty of natural lighti...Read More
HARMAN’s BSS Audio, Crown and JBL Professional Provide Acoustic Atmospherics at The Island In Pigeon Forge Entertainment and Retail Center
Monday, March 17, 2014 1:50:41 PM America/New_York
PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee – The Island at Pigeon Forge is a brand-new entertainment and retail center located in Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains. It’s on an actual island in the Little Pigeon River and offers a wide variety of rides, shopping, restaurants and attractions, with a 132-room hotel to be completed in spring 2014. Providing the audio solution was sound contractor Clair Brothers Audio who installed a system featuring HARMAN’s JBL Professional loudspeakers and Crown amplifiers, all tied toget...Read More
Miller Pro Audio, HARMAN’s JBL VTX Line Arrays and Crown I-Tech HD Amplifiers Add Pop to Fun Fun Fun Fest
Thursday, February 13, 2014 2:03:21 PM America/New_York
NORTHRIDGE, California – For the eighth straight year, Miller Pro Audio supplied a HARMAN’s JBL line array system, powered by Crown I-Tech HD amplifiers, at the Fun Fun Fun Fest in downtown Austin, Texas. The system was deployed for the festival’s main (Orange) stage, which hosted performances by Snoop Dogg, MIA, MGMT, Slayer, Television and more.
The main PA system featured a left-right configuration of 10 VTX V25 fullsize line array elements per side, with an additional six V25 elements for fro...Read More
HARMAN’s Crown DCi Series Amplifiers and JBL ScreenArray Loudspeakers Highlight Germany’s Haus Zoar Dolby Atmos™ Movie Theater
Thursday, February 13, 2014 1:59:23 PM America/New_York
MÖNCHENGLADBACH, Germany — Located in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, Mönchengladbach has a history that goes back to the 10th century—but the city’s newly completed movie theater boasts up-to-the-second technology. Haus Zoar is Germany’s first cinema to feature a Dolby Atmos™ Connect interface with HARMAN’s Crown DCi Series network amplifiers. The cinema has also deployed JBL ScreenArray loudspeakers in an installation that takes surround sound realism to new heights – literally.
Dolby Atmos is...Read More
Thursday, February 13, 2014 1:55:01 PM America/New_York
ELKHART, Indiana — Nestled in the heart of the Minnesota Zoo, the Wessner Family Amphitheater hosted the Subway Music in the Zoo 2013 Concert Series in an idyllic setting that was named “The Best Outdoor Concert Venue” byMpls.St.Paul Magazine. This year’s series hosted over 30 national recording artists including Lyle Lovett, Brian Wilson, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Willie Nelson, Carly Rae Jepsen and many more, with sound reinforcement provided by Minneapolis-based Farber Sound consisting of HARMAN...Read More
HARMAN Professional Powers NAMM 2014 GoPro Stage: Line-up Includes AKG, Soundcraft And Crown Technologies With Martin Lighting And Worldwide Debut Of JBL VTX Series V20 Line Array
Monday, January 20, 2014 2:07:21 PM America/New_York
ANAHEIM, California — At The NAMM Winter Market 2014, a complete HARMAN Professional concert audio and lighting system has been selected by Greg Herreman Productions to support the NAMM GoPro Stage at the Grand Plaza. The system includes the new JBL VTX Series V20 line array system and S25 subwoofers. The stage will feature headlining performances by world-renowned percussionist Sheila E. and blues-rock guitarist Jonny Lang, with events beginning 6:00 PM nightly on Wednesday, January 22 through ...Read More
Clair Brothers Gives Cathedral of College Basketball A Righteous Audio Upgrade With HARMAN Professional Components
Friday, January 17, 2014 2:20:45 PM America/New_York
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania – Dubbed the “Cathedral of College Basketball,” The University of Pennsylvania’s Palestra is one of the country’s most historic college arenas. Founded in 1927, the 8,722-seat Palestra is home to Penn’s Quakers men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball and wrestling teams. It’s known for its unusually intimate seating but not for its sound system—until receiving a new audio system featuring HARMAN’s JBL Professional loudspeakers and Crown amplifiers, courtesy of systems...Read More
Mumbai’s YRF Studios Equips its Latest Dolby Atmos™ Film Mix Theatre with HARMAN Professional’s JBL and Crown Cinema Systems
Friday, January 17, 2014 2:15:53 PM America/New_York
MUMBAI, India — YRF (Yash Raj Films) Studios is one of India’s premier film studios and entertainment companies, well known for producing many of the country’s biggest blockbusters and as the number one film distribution house in India. Located in Mumbai, YRF Studios is one of the world’s most well equipped film production studios, boasting three sound stages, two recording theaters, a film mixing studio/theater, dubbing, Foley and tracking suites and a full complement of technical facilities an...Read More
How Sweet It Is! New Live Music Venue SRB Brooklyn Is Equipped With HARMAN Professional Audio System
Thursday, January 16, 2014 2:25:01 PM America/New_York
BROOKLYN, New York — Brooklyn, the music-soaked borough that brought us Barbra Streisand, Foxy Brown, Barry Manilow, Jay-Z and many others now boasts SRB Brooklyn, a brand-new venue dedicated to live music, dancing and bringing back the energy of the clubs from the ‘60s and ‘70s. “SRB” stands for Soul, Rhythm and Blues, all of which can be heard with the help of SRB Brooklyn’s HARMAN Professional sound system featuring AKG, Crown, dbx, JBL and Soundcraft components.
“When we bid on the project, t...Read More
CTS Audio Shows Faith in HARMAN’s JBL Professional VTX Line Arrays at National Catholic Youth Conference
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 2:33:10 PM America/New_York
NORTHRIDGE, California – Continuing a series of high-profile events using HARMAN’s JBL VTX line arrays and Crown I-Tech HD amplifiers, CTS Audio provided a HARMAN Professional audio system for the National Catholic Youth Conference at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
Sponsored by the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry, the National Catholic Youth Conference featured a variety of spoken-word, live music and dramatic performances. Given the event’s diverse programming, CTS Audio—whic...Read More
Top Recording Artists, Talented Children and HARMAN Soundcraft Vi4 Console Collaborate at LIVE ART: Tree of Life Event
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 2:29:06 PM America/New_York
RICHMOND, Virginia — LIVE ART: Tree of Life is a unique collaboration that brings prominent recording artists, musicians and children together. Held at Richmond, Virginia’s 3,200-seat Landmark Theater and produced by the School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community (SPARC), this winter’s LIVE ART: Tree of Life featured GRAMMY-award winner and SPARC alumnus Jason Mraz, along with k.d. lang, Christina Perri and other artists performing with more than 200 children of all abilities. Sound...Read More
Systems Integrator 956 Group Takes HARMAN Professional Audio Components to Planet Fun For the Ultimate Bingo Experience
Monday, December 23, 2013 2:39:27 PM America/New_York
PORDENONE, Italy – Systems integrator 956 Group recently installed a full HARMAN Professional audio system at the new multi-room entertainment venue Planet Fun, located in Zoppola, Italy. Mille Uno Bingo, the group that owns Planet Fun, wanted to break conventional wisdom and develop a new concept by expanding their bingo halls into a wider range of entertainment.
The leisure complex now features live music rooms, a piano bar, meeting rooms and dance studios, redesigned at a cost of 4 million Eur...Read More
Friday, July 26, 2013 4:25:03 PM America/New_York
SANTA ROSA, California – Santa Rosa’s Rock Star University (www.rockstaruniversity.com) teaches students how to play like the pros. The “House of Rock” offers instruction in guitar, bass, drums, keyboards and vocals and stage performance. Located in an 8,000-square-foot music and media production building, the school is equipped with a 1,000-square-foot stage complete with stacks of amplifiers, drums, audio and video recording facilities and a complete pro audio system including HARMAN’s JBL VER...Read More
Firehouse Productions Rocks the Nokia Theatre LA LIVE at 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony with HARMAN’s JBL Loudspeakers and Crown Amplifiers
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 3:31:00 PM America/New_York
LOS ANGELES, California – The 28th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was held on the west coast for the first time in 20 years at the Nokia Theatre LA LIVE in Los Angeles. This year’s inductees included Public Enemy, Heart, Albert King, Randy Newman, Rush and Donna Summer, with Lou Adler and Quincy Jones each receiving an Ahmet Ertegun non-performer award. Sound for this year’s ceremony featured more than 50 of HARMAN’s JBL VERTEC® line array loudspeakers powered by Crown I-Te...Read More
Maryland Sound International and HARMAN Provide Stellar Sound at New Jersey’s First-Ever Orion Music + More Festival
Monday, January 14, 2013 3:04:43 PM America/New_York
NORTHRIDGE, California -- The 2-day Orion Music + More Festival, held at Bader Field in Atlantic City, New Jersey, featured a host of major acts on four stages including Arctic Monkeys, Avenged Sevenfold, Cage the Elephant, Modest Mouse, Baroness and more than 20 other bands, capped by Metallica performing their pivotal Ride the Lightning and Metallic albums in their entirety on successive nights. More than 64,000 attendees enjoyed hearing their favorite bands through a HARMAN sound system that ...Read More