Neil Diamond Touring with JBL VTX V25-II Line Arrays

HARMAN_NeilDiamond_2LOS ANGELES, CA – Neil Diamond is back on the road, with an assist from Parnelli award-winning sound engineer Stanley Miller. The current tour is the first to make use of Harman’s new JBL Professional VTX V25-II line array loudspeakers, provided by Sound Image. The show setup also includes Crown I-Tech HD amplifiers and AKG mics. Miller, who has supported Diamond’s shows for 45 years, said the current setup provides “the best sound we’ve ever had.”

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While the system configuration sometimes changes for specific venues, the main system typically consists of 16 VTX V25-II line array elements per side in a left-right configuration, along with 12 VTX S28 subwoofers per side and a total of 64 VTX V20 loudspeakers for out fill and side fill. In addition, a total of 24 VerTec VT4886 loudspeakers provide reinforcement to the seating behind the stage. The system is powered with more than 100 Crown I-Tech 12000HD amplifiers for a total of 1.6 million watts of power. A variety of AKG C414 and D5 microphones are being used, along with AKG wireless systems with D5 heads for vocals. The system is monitored and controlled with JBL HiQnet Performance Manager™ software.

“After thousands of shows and over more than 45 years on the road as Neil Diamond’s sound designer and front-of-house engineer, you can be sure I’ve used every kind of sound system in every possible configuration,” said Stan Miller, Neil Diamond’s longtime engineer. “We are demanding when it comes to system performance and continually try new approaches to achieve our goals. Hands down, the JBL VTX system we’re currently touring with provides the best sound we’ve ever had.”

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