JPJ Audio took delivery of 26 Crown VRACKs to replace all Crown 5000 and 9000 amplifiers driving their JBL VerTec.
The Crown VRACK is an amplifier management rack system featuring three built-in Crown I-Tech 12000HD amplifiers to provide an easy-to-configure plug-and-play solution that eliminates the need to build amplifier racks.
Designed to work in conjunction with JBL VerTec, VRX and AE series loudspeakers, the system’s modular design is highly scalable and meets the needs of both small and large sound systems.
Jim Straw, CEO at JPJ Audio explains that the Crown VRACK gives them a new, lightweight packaged amplifier solution as well as access to the new JBL V5 VerTec presets.
VerTec V5 DSP is the next step forward in delivering the best sound possible. Superior horizontal coverage, pristine linear phase OmniDriveHD sound quality and rock solid LevelMax limiting are significant enhancements to VerTec’s already acclaimed performance. Full system integration is available with the Crown VRACK.
Jim adds that the VRACK ensures an optimum power match for all VerTec models combined with uncompromised sound quality. The versatile amplifier system can be used on the VerTec one day and a monitor rack the next day.
JPJ Audio’s VRACKs were soon put to work on the Lenny Kravitz Black & White tour mixed by Laurie Quigley.
The PA system consisted of JBL VerTec, twelve deep on the mains and nine deep on the sides with twelve subs a side and eight subs in the centre. The JBL VerTec was driven by twelve VRACKs, six a side situated behind the subs on side left and stage right.
Laurie stated that he was very happy with the JBL VerTec on the new racks especially once the programs were written so that he could control different bands in groups.
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