JBL VERTEC® line arrays are heading up the PA system on Conan O'Brien's current “Legally Prohibited From Being Funny On Television Tour,” with Audio Analysts providing live sound reinforcement for the production. The 30-city tour kicked off on April 12 in Eugene, Oregon and will culminate June 14 in Atlanta, Georgia.
The live stage production is similar to a television variety show, with many elements from “Late Night With Conan O'Brien,” including sidekick Andy Richter and members of the show's band. The tour also includes video bits, musical and comic performances and cameo appearances by celebrities, while O'Brien himself performs music throughout the production.
Before shipping out the VERTEC line arrays to Los Angeles for initial rehearsals, Audio Analysts fine-tuned the entire system at its headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colorado. “The reliable performance of the VERTEC line arrays enabled us to pre-design Conan's touring system with confidence,” said Mario Leccese, VP of Operations for Audio Analysts. “As a longtime VERTEC owner, we are confident that we can achieve even coverage and controllable sound in any environment.”
The main PA system consists of 24 JBL VT4889 fullsize line array loudspeakers flown in left and right columns, 12 ground-stacked JBL VT4880 fullsize, arrayable subwoofers and four JBL VT4887 compact line array elements placed as front fills. Seventeen Crown I-Tech 4000 and 11 I-Tech 8000 amplifiers power the system, which is configured via Harman HiQnetâ„¢ System Architectâ„¢ software for remote control and monitoring.
The tour is playing mostly in soft-seat, proscenium environments, with capacity crowd levels ranging from 1,500 to 6,500 seats. “The VERTEC system is easy to set up and configure in different types of venues, which also makes traveling across the nation and setting up each show a much easier task,” Leccese said. “To date, we have received only positive feedback on the system and the tour has been a tremendous success.”
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