JBL arrays reinforce Umbria Jazz Festival
Tuesday, 14 November 2017
umbriaUmbria Jazz Festival is held annually in Perugia and surrounding cities
Italy - Leading Technologies recently deployed a JBL by Harman VTX A12 tour sound solution at Umbria Jazz Festival.
Held annually in Perugia and surrounding cities since 1973, Umbria Jazz Festival has hosted some of the biggest names in jazz and pop, including Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Chick Corea, Prince, Alicia Keys, Santana, Elton John and many more.
Continuing the tradition of excellence, the 2017 festival hosted performances by Kraftwerk, Brian Wilson, Christian McBride, Wayne Shorter and many others. In order to ensure sound quality for the diverse line-up of artists on the main stage, Italian audio provider Leading Technologies deployed a complete JBL VTX A12 tour sound system.
“This is the first time we’ve deployed the new VTX A12 line arrays at the festival,” said Giovanni Bugari, manager, Leading Technologies. “The festival’s technical manager specifically requested the A12 line arrays for the main stage after hearing them at a recent trade show. Everyone at the festival was very pleased with the VTX system’s performance, including the organizers, artists and guest engineers.
“We received many compliments on the sound quality, particularly about the smooth mid-range and incredibly clean high frequencies of the A12 arrays, as well as the power and punch provided by the S28 and S25 subs. I will not be surprised when he requests the same system for next year’s festival.”
The system Leading Technologies deployed included two main arrays of 12 VTX A12 loudspeakers, a cluster of six VTX V20 loudspeakers for down-fills, eight VTX V20 for front-fills, 21 VTX S28 and eight VTX S25 subwoofers in a cardioid arc array.
The entire system was powered by Crown I-Tech HD Series amplifiers. In addition to Bugari, the live sound team at Umbria Jazz included Leading Technologies’ senior product manager Danilo Meroni, as well as external audio consultants Paolo Calza and Claudio Scavazza.
(Jim Evans)

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