Issue 26

Arena Of Dreams

JBL Professional reinforcement at UBS Arena.


5 April 2023

Opened in 2021, UBS Arena is a multi-purpose indoor arena located in Long Island, New York. Home to the NHL’s New York Islanders, UBS Arena has a capacity of 19,000 and hosts basketball games, concerts, corporate events and professional wrestling broadcasts in addition to Islanders’ home games. To provide world-class audio experiences for fans and attendees of a wide range of events, the newly constructed facility required a state-of-the-art arena audio solution. 

The stadium’s main array system is in stereo, with eight clusters in left / right configuration around the scoreboard. There are individually powered delays allowing these to be tied into concert production for a completely time aligned system. In the bowl, the line array is filled out with VTX Series loudspeakers, and due to the growing size of scoreboards, the A12 was chosen as it met size, budget, and performance requirements.

Designed by consultant group Wrightson, Johnson, Haddon & Williams, Inc. and installed by integrators Diversified, the solution consists of over 950 JBL loudspeakers. Including the eight main bowl arrays the arena is filled with JBL VTX A12 speakers, and S28 subwoofers, and a variety of PD Series, AWC Series, VRX Series loudspeakers in balcony, concourse, back-of-house and delay positions. 

The entire system is powered by Crown I-Tech Series and DCi Series amplifiers, with network control and signal processing provided by BSS Soundweb London devices.

Installed JBL Products

  • 96x JBL VTX A12 loudspeakers
  • 32x JBL VTX S28 subwoofers
  • 8x JBL PD764i loudspeakers
  • 270x JBL Control 47C/T loudspeakers
  • 138x JBL Control 24CT loudspeakers
  • 43x JBL Control 25-1 loudspeakers
  • 75x JBL Control 65P/T loudspeakers
  • 18x JBL Control 328CT loudspeakers
  • 17x JBL Control 16 C/T loudspeakers
  • 2x JBL Control 26CT loudspeakers
  • 12x JBL Control 47HC loudspeakers
  • 9x JBL PD566 loudspeakers
  • 24x JBL AWC82 loudspeakers
  • 10x JBL CBT1000 loudspeakers
  • 24x JBL Control126WT loudspeakers
  • 31x JBL PD595 loudspeakers
  • 72x JBL Control 226C/T loudspeakers
  • 18x JBL AM7212/64 loudspeakers
  • 8x JBL VRX932LA-1 loudspeakers
  • 9x JBL Control 47LP loudspeakers
  • 6x JBL Control 328C loudspeakers
  • 2x JBL Control 128WT loudspeakers
  • 4x JBL Control SB2210 loudspeakers
  • 11x JBL Control 28-1 loudspeakers
  • 8x JBL PRX818XLFW subwoofers
  • 6x JBL PRX812W loudspeakers
  • 2x JBL 306P MKII loudspeakers

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