A JBL VerTec PA system was the highlight of the audio system set up for the inaugural Equitana Sydney event at the Dome at the Sydney Showgrounds.
The Equitana Sydney event was an extraordinary success with 45,000+ attendees over the four days of the show.
Sydney Showgrounds was turned into an equine paradise with over 300 horses, five indoor demonstration arenas, two large outdoor competition arenas, 200 educational presentations and demonstrations as well as 280+ trade stands in the exhibition.
The key venue, The Dome was transformed into a beautiful 5,000-seat international venue with concert lighting, sound and visuals supplied by Audio Visual Dynamics.
According to Colleen Lethbridge, production and media manager for Equitana, the AVD team worked with them from the beginning to develop The Dome venue, offering advice and design ideas to meet the considerable number of challenges within their budget.
The AVD team also advised the organisers on sound, lighting and vision requirements for the other indoor arenas, the outdoor competition arenas and also the lecture theatres.
The audio equipment at the Dome consisted of a JBL VerTec PA system with four centre hangs to cover each quadrant. Each hang consisted of one V2-4882 sub, three 4888 top boxes and three 4886 boxes as under hang.
Dave Rees from Deluxe Audio operated the audio for the event, commenting that the VerTec system sounded great and provided excellent coverage.
JBL PA systems are available from Jands , a leading Australian distributor of professional sound systems as well as lighting and staging equipment.