Good Vibes Winter Festival 2020 Enhances Performances and Fan Experience with JBL Professional’s World-Class VTX Series Loudspeakers

October 20, 2020

New Zealand—To treat the audience at the Good Vibes Winter Festival 2020 to pristine sound and provide them an unforgettable experience, NZ Sound Reinforcement deployed a state-of-the-art HARMAN Professional networked audio solution that includes a collection of JBL Professional VTX Series loudspeakers.

Organized by Pato Entertainment and the sister festival of the One Love Festival, the Good Vibes Winter Festival 2020 features an array of local artists, embracing the New Music as international borders were closed and set the scene for summer reggae vibes. To elevate the fan experience, the festival organizers hired New Zealand’s leading event production company, NZ Sound Reinforcement, to design and install a world-class audio system that delivers exceptional sound with consistent coverage.

“We had multiple venues that demanded a specific combination of audio systems, so we used an assortment of JBL VTX loudspeakers. We also had tight SPL restrictions in most venues, whilst keeping the system sounding energetic and full, which we managed to deliver perfectly,” said Juan Soothill of NZ Sound Reinforcement. “We also had very tight load-in times, but with the easy and quick rigging of JBL’s VTX A-Series, we managed to get each system up and running extremely fast.”

The impressive solution features an arsenal of JBL VTX A8 dual 8” compact line array loudspeakers, including a ground-stacked system as well as 12-speaker arrays flown on each side of the stage. With 110º dispersion, high-frequency transducers and JBL’s proprietary woofers and waveguide technology, VTX A8 loudspeakers deliver unmatched sound performance with even distribution across the venue.

With the challenging venue acoustics, NZ Sound Reinforcement  overcome this in their design and deployment of their JBL VTX system, consisting  VTX A12 and VTX A12W dual 12” line array loudspeakers, while sub-arrays consisting of VTX G28 dual 18” and VTX B18 single 18” subwoofers offer authoritative, accurate low-frequency response. Rounding out the sound system, NZ Sound Reinforcement also deployed VTX M22 professional stage monitors, SRX835P loudspeakers and SRX828SP subwoofers. Designed and configured with JBL’s Line Array Calculator 3.5 and Performance Manager 2.7 software, the system is powered by Crown VRack 4x3500HD amplifiers.

“We required a high-fidelity audio solution for the festival, as we were looking to enhance the festival’s sound and provide an immersive atmosphere,” said one of the event’s organizers. “We needed a partner to set up a unique networked audio system with exceptional sound to support some of the world’s biggest artists performing at the festival, and NZ Sound Reinforcement delivered exceptional service.”

“The networked audio solution installed at the Good Vibes Winter Festival is unlike conventional systems. The system had to deliver exciting yet powerful sound with consistent coverage and absolute clarity for an event of this size,” said Ramesh Jayaraman, VP & GM HARMAN Professional Solutions, APAC. "We would like to thank our partner NZ Sound Reinforcement for creating an amazing atmosphere at the festival with an ingenious design.”

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