KATOWICE, Poland – Katowice’s Palace of Youth recently upgraded to a new sound system from Harman. The main sound system is based around a JBL VERTEC system and is comprised of hangs of eight JBL VERTEC VT4887ADP elements per side for the main PA, underpinned by three VT4881ADP subwoofers on each side. This is bolstered by three further VERTEC VT4887 loudspeakers as front fills, while for stage monitoring ESS Audio specified eight VP7212MDP enclosures. The entire front of house system is controlled and optimized via dbx DriveRack 4820 processors. There is also a Soundcraft Vi4 console, with a Soundcraft Vi1 in monitor world—the engineers in both locations are provided with JBL LSR2328P for their own reference monitoring. The venue’s microphones were alsoupgaded with an AKG DMS700 digital wireless system at the heart and AKG C451B and C414B XLII, as well as AKG K271 headphones.