California – Audio rental systems provider On Stage Audio has supplied
JBL VRX Constant Curvature loudspeakers for use in all three presidential
debates and the vice presidential debate. The presidential debates took place
at the University of Denver on October 4, Hofstra University in Hempstead, New
York on October 16, and Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida on October 22.
Additionally, the vice presidential debate took place October 11 at Centre
College in Danville, Kentucky.
The audio system for each event remained consistent across the different
locations, with JBL VRX932LA portable line arrays arranged in clusters of two
each in left-center-right configurations, with two additional delay fills of
two VRX932LA loudspeakers each. Crown I-Tech 4x3500HD amplifiers powered the
system, with processing handled by a dbx SC32.
Larry Estrin served as Audio and Production Communications
Director for the Commission on Presidential Debates, overseeing the audio/video
systems for each event. “High-profile events such as the presidential and vice
presidential debates leave zero margin for error when it comes to the audio
reinforcement system—it is imperative that the system performs flawlessly,”
Estrin said. “As was the case during the debates four years ago, the JBL
loudspeakers once again delivered high-quality, reliable sound.”
While On Stage Audio’s Chicago-based facility provided similar audio system
packages for each of these three locations, JBL’s ability to provide a variety
of loudspeakers for different needs helped overcome any acoustical challenges
that may have arose in each venue.
“The combination of JBL VRX loudspeakers, Crown amplifiers
and dbx processing gave us a high-performing and consistent audio system that we
were able to deploy in several different environments,” said Jim Risgin, Vice
President of On Stage Audio.
On Stage Audio’s Chicago-area rental services facility can be reached in Wood
Dale, IL at (630) 227-1008 or on the web at http://www.osacorp.com/
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