HARMAN Professional Solutions Delivers Unparalleled Versatility for Nashville’s War Memorial Auditor


CTS deploys a complete JBL VTX Series system and a full array of Martin RUSH fixtures to deliver tour-grade sound and lighting for a wide range of performances and events

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Nashville-based audiovisual production company CTS recently updated the War Memorial Auditorium with a complete sound and lighting solution by HARMAN Professional Solutions, including a JBL Professional by HARMAN VTX Series system and a full array of Martin by HARMAN RUSH fixtures. With construction dating back to the 1920s, the historic building in downtown Nashville hosts a diverse range of events, from major concert tours to weddings to corporate seminars. The new HARMAN solution enables the War Memorial to provide tour-grade sound and lighting for national music acts, and provides the flexibility they need to accommodate any type of performance or event.

Over the course of 90 years of operation, the building has never been equipped with a permanent PA or lighting system. The auditorium’s historic architecture makes it very difficult to load equipment in and out, since there is no loading dock and the only doors to the facility are followed by multiple sets of stairs. In order to save labor costs and reduce the strain on the staff, management made the decision to install permanent audio and lighting systems.

“There were some weight constraints due to the structure of the building, so we needed a lightweight system that could deliver powerful output and maintain even coverage throughout the venue,” said Mike Taylor, Vice President of CTS. “The VTX V20 system was the perfect solution for the building, and it took away a lot of the constraints we were facing. It’s lightweight and