The Ziegfeld Ballroom utilizes Harman sound and lights.

The Ziegfeld Theatre opened in 1969 as a single-screen movie theatre. The theatre was named in honor of the impresario Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr. Between 1969 and 2016, more world premieres of Hollywood blockbuster films were held at the Ziegfeld Theatre than any U.S. movie theatre outside of Los Angeles. Building on a rich history, the Ziegfeld Ballroom opened Fall 2017 as one of the most significant event properties in New York City.
The sound and lighting for the Ziegfeld Ballroom is an entirely Harman solution using JBL speakers all powered by Crown 4×3500 amplifiers. The lighting is Martin Professional.


Main Array/Room/Balc/Fill
6 JBL VTXV20 per side 12 total
3 JBL S25 per side 6 total
2 JBL G28 optional
12 JBL AC28 used for front fills, side fills, balcony fills
8 JBL M20 stage monitors
6 JBL VTX F12 sidefills optional
6 JBL VTX F18 subwoofers optional
All powered by Crown Itech Vracks

Ballroom Package:
16 – Martin Encore LED CLD Profile
20 – Martin Aura XB LED Wash Fixture
14 – Martin Quantum LED Spot
8 – Upstage Elation Color 5 Profile LED Leko

Stage Wash Package:
8 – Martin Encore LED CLD Profile
4 – Martin Aura XB LED Wash Fixture
2 – Martin Quantum LED Spot

Ballroom Wash Package:
24 – Martin Aura XB LED Wash Fixture

Matt Massie, Sigmet Corporation’s Newest Sales Representative

Upstate New York, Sigmet Corporation is pleased to introduce our newest representative, Matt Massie. Matt is from the Town of Vestal. Born of a musical background, Matt took his father’s interests in music several steps farther by taking his hobby, the playing of drums, and building a career of connected fields around it. In his teens Matt developed an appreciation for the equipment that records and reproduces music. He did freelance installation of home theater systems throughout his 20s to pay for college. The logical extension of these interests was to find work in sales, which he did for a major musical instrument retailer for 7 years. Using that as a springboard, he leapt into Pro Audio eventually earning a position as the store’s Sales and Training Manager. He has since accepted a position at Sigmet and is very enthusiastic to pursue the next phase of his career. For contact information on Matt please download his v-card from the “Our Staff” page.


Fitch Electronics and JBL CBT speakers at the CP Palm Beach Masters!


The CP Palm Beach Masters, presented by Sovaro™, is a leg of the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League, which began in August 2016 and spans across seven east and seven west coast venues in three countries: the United States, Mexico and Canada. A total of 14 athletes from the new Longines FEI World Cup™ North American league will qualify for this year’s prestigious Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final, which will take place in Omaha, NE.

When it came to selecting a speaker for the Taylor Harris Club (a 300’ long two story VIP tent) at the CP Palm Beach Masters in Wellington FL, ascetics as well as sound quality lead us to the JBL CBT series. Having used these line array column speakers in church and school installs I knew it was the right choice for this job. The CBT 50 LA 1 in white blended in perfectly with the decor of the tent. We made a custom mounting bracket out of aluminum so we could hang 36 of the speakers from the structure of the tent. Using white speaker cable we were able to hide the wire in the troth of the upright column support of the tent. As we started to install the speakers in the tent we were getting very positive comments from the officials on how good the speakers looked and how well they blended in. and this was before we ever fired them up. This was a 4 day event with the big class on the last day. On the last day we had Johnny Rez from the Voice sing the National Anthem and before the jump off he sang one song. The comments from the audience in the tent were wow that sounded good, followed by where are the speakers? When the speakers were pointed out to them, they asked if the speakers were just added. They were there all week?  Its comments like this that makes our job worthwhile.

We were booked for next year’s event and are already planning on adding more JBL speakers to the outside of the tent. – Bill Fitch – Fitch Electronics Inc.