ATK Audiotek recently provided audio services for Super Bowl XLV, marking the 14th straight year the company has been involved in the country’s biggest sporting event. Once again, ATK Audiotek deployed its custom-designed cart system with JBL VERTEC® line arrays for the Halftime Show and Post-Game Show of the Super Bowl, held at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, Texas on February 6, 2011. The carts were also used for Lea Michele’s rendition of “America the Beautiful” and Christina Aguilera’s performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
This year’s Super Bowl, broadcast via FOX Sports, was the most watched in history, viewed by an estimated 111 million people in the United States alone. eThe Black-Eyed Peas starred in the Halftime Show, which also included guest appearances by guitarist Slash and R&B singer Usher. The Post-Game Show included the Lombardi Trophy presentation, awarded to this year’s NFL champion Green Bay Packers.
For Super Bowl XLV, ATK Audiotek deployed its custom-designed cart system, which allows for easy setup between events, and quick transport of the VERTEC loudspeakers on and off the field. Each of the carts included five JBL VERTEC VT4889 fullsize line array elements, which provide an optimal combination of light weight, fidelity and output power capability, making them ideal for ATK Audiotek’s cart system. ATK also deployed additional VT4889 arrays that were suspended overhead to supplement the permanently installed system at Cowboys Stadium.
“The Super Bowl is one of the most unique and challenging events we handle every year, and our success hinges on our ability to not only provide high-quality audio, but to set up and tear down our systems within a very stringent timeline,” said Scott Harmala, CTO/VP Engineering, ATK Audiotek. “The VERTEC line arrays enable us to stay on schedule while delivering that requisite level of audio performance.”
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