JBL Professional
8500 Balboa Blvd.
Northridge, CA 91329
Phone: 818-894-8850
Fax: 818-830-1220
For more information contact:
Travis McGee, Griffin Public Relations & Marketing
Phone: (212) 481-3456 Ext 24
email: tmcgee@griffinpr.com
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NORTHRIDGE, CALIFORNIA, September 29, 2006 — Underscoring JBL Professional’s commitment to providing the world’s leading sound companies with the industry’s most powerful and versatile
loudspeaker systems, Maryland Sound International (MSI) recently purchased an additional 36 JBL
VERTEC VT4888DP-AN midsize powered line array loudspeakers.
Located in Baltimore, Maryland, MSI has been an audio production and services company since 1966
and is now celebrating its 40th year in business. MSI provides numerous services, including special event
production, concert touring packages, system design and engineering, and system analysis and construction. MSI has recently been the sound company of choice for diverse and prominent acts like Neil
Diamond, Josh Groban and Dream Theater. MSI has provided live sound for high-profile events
including the dedication of the National World War II Memorial in Washington D.C., the Presidential
Inaugurations at the U.S. Capitol in 2001 and 2005 and New York City’s Times Square New Year’s
VERTEC line arrays have played a significant role in MSI’s continued success. MSI was one of the first
top-tier rental companies to adopt JBL VERTEC systems, and is now one of the world’s largest owners.
“Over the years, we have found that there is nothing that the VERTEC system hasn’t done that we’ve
needed it to do,” said MSI founder and owner Bob
Goldstein. “In deciding to offer new options for our broad
client base, we’ve now added the new powered VERTEC
DP Series.”
Each of MSI’s new powered VT4888DP 3-way midsize
line array elements is equipped with JBL DrivePackÒ
technology, comprising an advanced integrated electronics
package pre-configured from the JBL factory. The JBL
DrivePack features Crown’s exclusive BCA (Balanced
Current Amplification) technology, incorporating Class I
circuitry. State-of-the-art internal feedback circuits enable
the JBL DrivePack to set a new standard for performance
in digital amplification, with lower noise and
distortion specifications than other high-power switching
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Bob Goldstein, President of Maryland Sound,
with part of the company’s newly-purchased
VERTEC VT4888DP-AN midsize powered line
array system.
amplifiers in the pro audio market. The JBL DrivePack units include an auto-sensing Universal Power
Supply and a fan-free, passive, cooling and design. MSI’s new system is fitted with JBL’s optional
network input modules that allow VERTEC DP Series systems to link seamlessly into Harman
Professional’s revolutionary new HiQnet system, via industry-standard CAT5 cabling. MSI relies on
custom ruggedized, road-ready cabling systems developed in coordination with Link USA to deploy its
new powered, networked sound system.
Since purchasing the VT4888DP-AN, Maryland Sound crews have deployed the new system for a
number of concerts and civic and corporate events. “We like the VT4888DP-AN system for many
reasons, particularly for its flexibility,” Goldstein said. “We’ve used them in several different applications,
they have performed extremely well.” Senior Engineer Art Isaacs observes that the new VERTEC DP
Series system is the perfect solution for the increasing number of corporate events being handled by the
company. “Clients in that market don’t want to see the sound, they just want to hear it,” advised Isaacs.
“The integrated, self-powered solution is ideal in those situations. And regarding how the system
sounds, our event clients are always happy.”
MSI continually upgrades its rental systems, and in addition to the new VERTEC DP system the company
has added 18 of JBL’s new VRX915M stage monitors to its inventory. “MSI has a rich history in the
global touring sound business,” observed
David Scheirman, Vice President, JBL Professional. “As this veteran firm continues to evolve and
develop new business opportunities in a broad range of rental sound applications, we’re pleased that
our new VERTEC DP Series powered line array has been selected as the newest addition to MSI’s
systems inventory. VERTEC’s premium audio fidelity, light weight and high output power capabilities will
enable MSI crews to serve their clients well for many upcoming high-profile special events.”
For more information on Maryland Sound, please visit www.marylandsound.com or
call 800.76.SOUND.
About JBL Professional:
Headquartered in Northridge, California, JBL Professional is the world’s leading designer, manufacturer,
and marketer of professional loudspeakers for recording and broadcast, musician, cinema, touring
sound, commercial sound and contracting applications. Celebrating its 60th Anniversary in 2006, JBL
Professional is the proud recipient of the 2005 Technical GRAMMY® award. JBL Professional is part
of the Harman International network of professional and consumer audio companies. For complete
product and company information, go to the JBL Professional website at www.jblpro.com.
About the Harman Pro Group:
The Harman Pro Group (www.harmanpro.com) is the world’s largest provider of professional audio
products and system solutions for commercial sound, contracting, tour sound, recording and broadcast,
musician, portable PA and cinema applications. The Group is headquartered in Northridge, California
and includes industry leaders AKG Acoustics, BSS Audio, Crown International, dbx, DigiTech, JBL
Professional, Lexicon, Soundcraft, and Studer. The Group is part of Harman International Industries,
Incorporated (NYSE: HAR), a leading supplier of high-quality, high fidelity audio products and
infotainment systems for the automotive, home and professional markets.
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