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LA’s Regent Theater installs Harman audio system to complete two-year renovation

The Regent Theater in LA has undergone a large-scale renovation taking nearly two years to complete. As part of the project a Harman Professional audio system was installed with JBL VTX Series line arrays and Crown I-Tech HD Series amplifiers. The 1,100-capacity venue, originally built in the 1920s has also had an eclectic combination of preserved historic architectural details added.

Owner Mitchell Frank, along with help from JBL’s Paul Bauman installed the system in-house, without outside contractors: “I’ve always been a fan of the VerTec line arrays. When I first learned about the top of the line JBL VTX Series I knew we wanted to be first in line to have the rig installed here.”

“The I-Tech 4x3500HD is incredible. The amplifier’s built-in processing and ability to be matched to the VTX arrays and the stage monitors saved us space because the loudspeaker management technology is all in the amps. We didn’t have to add outboard hardware for this functionality and JBL HiQnet Performance ManagerTM software provides a great control and monitoring interface.”

Paul Bauman noted: “The advantages of the Harman JBL VTX and I-Tech HD system really shine in applications like the Regent Theater. Until the advent of these products it would have been impossible to implement a sound system in this kind of venue that was this streamlined in configuration, yet could be so precisely fine tuned. The performance of the VTX/I-Tech HD system has immediately taken the Regent to being one of the premier music venues in LA.”

Frank concluded: “The combination of VTX and I-Tech HD is like a one-two sonic punch. It’s so clear, and each frequency range is nicely slotted and defined. With this JBL and Crown system, I finally feel like I’m in the 21st Century!”