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JBL brings the funk for World’s Largest Disco

An extraordinary 84 JBL Vertec line array loudspeakers fueled 7,000 disco dancing revelers’ boogie fever throughout the night of the annual charity event in America.

JBL supplied a whopping 84 Vertec line array loudspeakers to the World’s Largest Disco; an annual charitable event in Buffalo, NY that raises money for Camp Good Days and Special Times – a summer camp for children with cancer. “If you’re doing the sound for The World’s Largest Disco, the system has to be no-holds-barred,” said Ray DiBiase, president of Northeastern Production Systems, which provided the sound, lighting and video systems for the event. “The music is the reason everyone was there and we had to move 7,000 people with loud, bass-heavy sound in a room that’s the biggest dance floor in New York State.” The massive sound system comprised eight VT4889 loudspeakers were hung from each side of the main stage, with six VT4886 loudspeakers on each side, and 24 VT4880 subwoofers ground-stacked six wide and two high on each side of the stage. An additional left-right configuration of eight VT4888 midsize elements each served as delays, while another eight VT4889 loudspeakers provided center rear delay. Six VT4886 loudspeakers per side provided emergency backup sound, hung from the upstage lighting truss. In addition, a left-right configuration of four VT4888 loudspeakers per side, stacked on dual VT4882 subwoofers, served as the main system for the VIP Room at the event. Crown VZ5000 and MA2400 amplifiers powered the main VT4889 line arrays and the VT4888 delay loudspeakers. Crown IT8000 and IT12000HD amplifiers powered the VT4880 and VT4882 subwoofers, VT4886’s and the rest of the VT4888 and VT4889 loudspeakers. “There were people everywhere, and we had to make sure that the music was heard and just as importantly, felt by everyone,” added DiBiase. “The Vertec line arrays were a huge part of the success of The World’s Largest Disco. They really kept the people going.”