RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – In a demonstration of its unique ability to provide tour sound professionals with the most comprehensive array of complete system solutions, HARMAN Professional Solutions supplied leading tour sound provider, Gabisom Audio Equipment, with JBL VTX line arrays and Crown I-Tech HD amplifiers for this year’s epic Rock in Rio festival in Brazil. For 30 years, Rock in Rio has been synonymous with the world’s biggest musical artists. In turn, Gabisom Audio Equipment has been synonymous with Rock in Rio, providing audio systems for Rock in Rio festivals across the globe.
Drawing more than a half-million fans over two weekends, Rock in Rio celebrated its 30th anniversary at the City of Rock, a specially built venue on the site where the Olympic Village will be located for the 2016 Summer Olympics. As it has in years past, Rock in Rio featured performances by some of the biggest names in music, including Rihanna, Elton John, Metallica, Rod Stewart, Katy Perry, John Legend, Sam Smith, System of a Down, Queen and more.
“World-class sound quality and consistent performance are of the utmost importance at an event on as grand a scale as Rock in Rio,” said Peter Racy, Chief Engineer of Brazil-based Gabisom Audio Equipment. “Also, the integration between VTX and I-Tech HD enables us to easily manage the system, which would otherwise be a difficult task for an event featuring so many different acts. Our VTX and I-Tech HD system has served us extremely well over the past few years on a wide variety of events, but especially at recent Rock in Rio festivals. The HARMAN system once again came through for us in a big way and helped make this year’s Rock in Rio another rousing success!”
Gabisom Audio Equipment deployed a massive live PA system at Rock in Rio, featuring a total of 130 JBL VTX V25 full-size line array elements, 50 VTX S28 arrayable subwoofers and 32 VTX G28 ground-stacked subwoofers. 160 Crown I-Tech 12000HD amplifiers and eight Crown I-Tech 4x3500HD amplifiers powered the system. In addition, Gabisom Audio Equipment managed the system with JBL HiQnet Performance Manager™ software.
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HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions and connected services. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. The Company’s software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 28,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $6.4 billion during the 12 months ended September 30, 2015. The Company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.