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

January 23, 2014

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 Saturday, January 25.

Event system support and logistics are being managed by San Diego-based MSI Production Services and front of house and monitor system mixing is being handled by independent live sound engineers Eric Stalhammer and Rebecca Wilson.

Stahlhammer’s event sound design for the outdoor event series includes 10 JBL V20 line array loudspeakers, six S25 subwoofers per side, six G28 subs (center) plus JBL VTX F Series fill speakers and stage monitors, with VERTEC® VT4886 subcompact line array loudspeakers and VT4883 subcompact subwoofers for side fill. Additional equipment includes Crown Audio VRACK amplifier systems, Soundcraft Vi Series digital consoles and AKG wireless and wired microphones. A full Martin entertainment lighting system features Martin MAC Viper, MAC 700 and MAC 301 lights operated by an M1 programmable controller.

“We are very pleased to be part of the NAMM 2014 GoPro Stage at the Grand Plaza, where attendees can look forward to a good time, great music and experience the very latest in live sound and lighting technology,” said Brian Pickowitz, Associate Director, Live Sound and Rental Systems, HARMAN Professional Division.

“We are particularly excited to present JBL’s world premiere of the new VTX Series V20 and S25,” Pickowitz continued. “Since its introduction, the JBL VTX Series has quickly been adopted as the new standard in line array loudspeakers, and the V20 and S25 expand the range to offer more even more options for a wider variety of tour sound and performance-venue applications.”

The HARMAN Professional GoPro Stage at the Grand Plaza schedule is as follows:

  • Wednesday, January 22, 6:00 pm: pre-show party featuring Bernie Williams and Gil Parris
  • Thursday, January 23, 6:00 pm: opening night concert featuring Jonny Lang
  • Friday, January 24, 6:00 pm: The Imagine Party, including a concert with Sheila E. and a special appearance by Art Alexakis of Everclear
  • Saturday, January 25, 6:00 pm: Robby Krieger’s Jam Kitchen, with Guest Appearance by Gaby Moreno

In addition to the nightly concerts, live entertainment programming, ranging from jazz to mariachi music to local rock, will be scheduled throughout the day. Professional sound and lighting rental company representatives attending NAMM may schedule a daytime technical walk-through with Harman Professional staff who will be onsite in Anaheim’s Grand Plaza.

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson®. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of 14,600 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $4.5 billion for the last twelve months ended September 30, 2013.

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