VTX powers Chinese talent competition
CHINA: A JBL VTX line array has been supplied for use on the Chinese CCTV-3 Sing My Song talent competition. The system has been installed at the state broadcaster's live studio and is powered by Crown amplifiers.
Sing My Song is a hugely popular reality programme in China, gaining more than 480 million viewers since is started – over of the third of the country's population. With a live audience consisting of over 300 people, the show’s popularity has been attributed to its emphasis on original songs by original artists. The success of the show has also led to a deal with ITV for production of a UK version, the first time an original Chinese talent show format has been exported internationally.
‘The JBL VTX loudspeakers perform and sound amazing,’ said Jin Shaogang, music and pitch instructor for the show. ‘The mids and highs of the V25 loudspeakers sound smooth and transparent, while the JBL S28 subwoofers pack a lot of power and add plenty of depth to the sound. The performance of the VTX loudspeakers also sound impressive on a variety of instruments, and its world-class sound quality is able to bring entire audiences to their feet.’
The main PA system features two groups of 10 VTX V25 full-size line array loudspeakers, that are suspended to cover three sides of the stage. Beneath the stage are three groups of four VTX S28 subwoofers. JBL’s Line Array Calculator software was used to simulate coverage and adjust the energy output of each speaker to match.
A total of 32 Crown I-Tech 12000 HD amplifiers power the loudspeakers, and the entire system is connected using JBL’s HiQnet Performance Manager.
The four judges – Liu Huan, Yang Kun, Zhou Huajian, Cai Jianya – were as impressed as Mr Shaogang, expressing enhusiasm for the programme's ‘good songs and good sounds’.