Tony Awards Inspiring Sound


Check out our onsite coverage from day one of rehearsals at the Beacon Theatre for the Tony Awards, from the truck to the dark theatre. In these clips, we talk with Mark Dittmar of Firehouse Productions--which provided sound design services and the sound equipment, including gear from JBL, Studer, Crown, Sennheiser, Shure, Riedel, Dolby, Lexicon--and FOH engineer Ron Reaves.

Main PA System
26 JBL VerTec VT4888 midsize line array loudspeakers (13 per side)
4 JBL VerTec VT4887 compact line array loudspeakers (center cluster)
22 JBL VerTec VT4886 subcompact line array loudspeakers (fills on stage and in the stage)
2 JBL VerTec VT4880A full-size arrayable subwoofers
42 Crown I-Tech 12000 HD amplifiers
4 JBL CBT50 column speakers (floor seating) Plus JBL VRX932LA and VRX918S Constant Curvature loudspeakers (stage side fills)

Front of House
Studer Vista 5SR digital console
2 JBL LSR4328P studio monitors
Dolby Lake processing

Studer Vista 5 digital console
2 JBL LSR6328P studio monitors
Lexicon PCM96 processor

Mics and Wireless
Sennheiser EM 3732-II and SK5212 transmitters
Shure UR4D mics and U1 beltpacks

All audio distributed via Riedel RockNet

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