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Grup Yorum and Altincizme Break Audience Record For Istanbul With Soundcraft Vi6™

Grup Yorum with the Philharmonic Orchestra

ISTANBUL, Turkey – Altincizme Sound & Light, the oldest and most established production hire company in Istanbul, recently provided system solutions for Grup Yorum’s 25th Anniversary concert to a record-breaking audience of 55,180 people at the city’s Inonu Stadium--according to Biletix, the local subsidiary for Ticketmaster.

The system consisted of a variety of Harman products including a Soundcraft Vi6 large-format console for the front-of-house position--which was purchased in 2009 by Altincizme—and JBL VERTEC line arrays.

A 96-channel expansion to the Vi6 handled the Philharmonic Orchestra’s addition to Grup Yorum’s band for this special event. “The soft Soundcraft sound, which is superior to most other digital consoles I use, along with the analogue feel of the console and the superiority of the Studer core left little doubt about the wisdom of purchasing the Vi6,” commented Serdar Altincizme, owner of the company and FOH engineer for the show.


The main PA system consisted of 12 JBL VERTEC line arrays powered by Crown I-Tech amplifiers. System support was provided by Burak Altunay of S.F. Ses ve Işık Sistemleri Ltd., the local Harman International distributor for Turkey.

Altıncizme was so delighted with the performance of the Vi6 that his company has now purchased its second Soundcraft Vi6 large format console for the busy summer festival season, and to be used on Grup Yorum’s European and Americas tour that’s due to start in the fall of 2010.

Details of that tour will be released soon.



55,180 people at Istanbul's Inonu Stadium

About Soundcraft by Harman

HARMAN designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson®. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 20 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 11,000 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $3.2 billion for the last twelve months ended March 31, 2010. The Company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.