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Harman International Audio Systems Rock New Boston House of Blues


STAMFORD, CT - September 2, 2009 -- Harman International Industries Inc. (NYSE:HAR) said today that components from several of the Company’s brands have been installed at Live Nation’s new House of Blues club in Boston. The new club was christened recently with a performance by the J. Geils Band, and 2,400 people enjoyed the classic rockers’ performance with the support of two Soundcraft Vi6™ digital consoles. The Vi6 is Soundcraft's first large-format digital live desk and is the flagship of the successful Vi Series of digital consoles from Soundcraft.

Also sharing the stage were components from Harman's JBL, Crown and dbx brands to create a perfectly scaled sound system that fulfills the House of Blues' longstanding commitment to great sound for great music. The new system, as with all club systems in the Live Nation chain, was designed and installed by Sound Image of Escondido, California.

Sited in the shadow of the famous Fenway Park, on Lansdowne Street, the new club’s expansive layout required a high-performance sound system. The new Harman system fills the house through 10 JBL VerTec® VT4888DP speakers, powered three-way mid-size line array enclosures, three JBL ASB6128 dual 18-inch subwoofers per side powered by Crown’s IT4000 power amplifier, and four JBL VRX932LAP powered side fill speakers. The stage monitor system employs 12 JBL SRX712M 12-inch stage monitors and four JBL VRX915M 15-inch stage monitors. The system is controlled via a dbx Drive Rack 4800 processor. All of the PA system components are networked via Harman’s HiQnet™ System Architect™, an industry-acclaimed protocol that enables seamless integration and communication between Harman system components.

The House of Blues Boston is operated by Live Nation, the largest producer of live concerts in the world, annually producing more than 22,000 concerts for 1,600 artists in 33 countries. The company sells more than 50 million concert tickets a year. For more information on Sound Image, please visit

Harman International ( designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment products for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. The Company maintains a strong presence in the Americas, Europe and Asia and employs about 9,500 people worldwide. The Harman International family of brands spans some 15 leading names including AKG, Audioaccess, Becker, BSS, Crown, dbx, DigiTech, Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon, Mark Levinson, Revel, QNX, Soundcraft and Studer. The Company’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the Symbol HAR.

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