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Aaudio Imports Introduces the VPS-100 Phono Stage Preamplifier by Ypsilon of Greece

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New Research and Superb Build Quality Yields Custom-Designed, Tube-Based Preamp Delivering Natural, Musical, Open Soundstage

CES 2010, LAS VEGAS, Dec. 18, 2009 — Aaudio Imports, a leading supplier of world class high-end audio products, introduces into the U.S. market the VPS-100 Valve Phono Stage, a high-performance phono preamplifier by Ypsilon of Greece, at the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show, beginning in January. more

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Harkness Screens Provides Out Of This World 3D Viewing Experience For Avatar Premiere

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Years Most Anticipated Film to Open on Over 4,000 Harkness 3D Screens Worldwide

FREDERICKSBURG, VA – Harkness Screens, the world’s leading manufacturer of projection screens for cinema applications, was the screen of choice at the world premiere of James Cameron’s highly-anticipated 3D blockbuster, Avatar, at the Empire and Odeon cinemas in Leicester Square in the UK. In addition to the world premiere, Harkness was also selected for the U.S. premiere at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. more

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POWERSOFT AMPS DELIVER SOUND FOR 2009 ROCKEFELLER CENTER CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING EVENT

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Powersoft Drives Outline Butterfly Speakers to Cover the Far Flung Crowds

NEW YORK – The spectacular 2009 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony drew enormous crowds who enjoyed full coverage of the presentation through a satellite sound system driven by Powersoft Amplifiers. The event, in its 77th year, attracts tens of thousands of people from all over the world to witness the time-honored spectacle. For Production Resource Group (PRG), the production coordinators for the event, delivering the audio mix from the star-studded main stages to the outlying guests that filled the entire complex was a challenge met with Powersoft amplifiers. more

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LEIGHTRONIX Hosts PEG Central Streaming Portal for Video Professionals

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LEIGHTRONIX announces the launch of a new exclusive Web media hosting and streaming video-on-demand site for the Media Communications Association-International (MCA-I).

The Web video portal, http://mca-i.pegcentral.com, provides a common Internet site for members to showcase their best-of-the best video projects, representing their individual organizations and MCA-I chapters and sharing their talents and creativity with other MCA-I members, and the world. more

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NorthRidge Church Reaches Expanding Community with Custom-Designed Portable Systems from PCI

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BUENA PARK, Calif.⎯Portable Church Industries (PCI) recently designed several portable AV systems for the NorthRidge Church in Saline, Michigan for space they are renting at a local public high school. The main campus, located in Plymouth, has a congregation of over 11,000, and in order to meet the needs of their growing community NorthRidge Church needed to take on additional space. The church called upon PCI to custom design portable systems for the rented facility. For over fifteen years, PCI has custom-designed portable church solutions, and the company’s president; Peter van der Harst said the systems required for NorthRidge Church were quite substantial. Initial conversations began in October of 2008, followed by the design and production in May of 2009 with delivery in August. more

SADiE’s LRX2 location recorder rocks major live concerts

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SADiE’s LRX2 location audio workstation has been busy playing a key part in two high-profile live music events, showing off its suitability for live touring. It was selected by Richmond Studios Productions for recording both the recent Children in Need Concert at the Royal Albert Hall and the F1 Rocks concert which followed the Singapore Grand Prix. more

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ADVANCED BROADCAST SOLUTIONS INSTALLS HD VIDEO PRODUCTION FACILITIES AT HIGHLANDS COMMUNITY CHURCH

Initiative Enables New Video-Based Worship Center in Nearby City

SeaTac, WA, December 17, 2009 – Premier systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS) recently designed and installed a broadcast quality HD video production infrastructure at Highlands Community Church, a non-denominational Christian church in Renton, Wash. As part of its innovative ?Inside Out? project, Highlands added HD video production capability to better serve its rapidly growing congregation – and expand its reach to a second, video-based location in nearby Kent, Wash. more

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FILMMAKER JEREMIAH FRY CHOOSES JVC GY-HM100 PROHD CAMCORDER TO DOCUMENT CHARITABLE EFFORTS IN INDIA’S LEPER COLONIES

Lightweight HD Camcorder Offers Exceptional Picture Quality and Workflow Advantages Despite Logistical Challenges

WAYNE, NJ (December 17, 2009) – JVC Professional Products, a division of JVC U.S.A., announced today that Jeremiah Fry, an independent filmmaker based in New Orleans, used a JVC GY-HM100 ProHD camcorder to shoot video footage in leper colonies throughout India. When complete, his documentaries will detail the charitable efforts of Embrace A Village, a nonprofit Christian organization in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. more

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Shure Wireless Powers 32nd Kennedy Center Honors

Actor Richard Kind Performs at 32nd Kennedy Center Honors

WASHINGTON – DECEMBER 6: The 32nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors –Rock legend Bruce Springstein, Jazz pianist Dave Brubeck, Opera star Grace Bumbry, Writer/Comedian Mel Brooks, and Actor Robert De Niro are the honorees for THE 32nd ANNUAL THE KENNEDY CENTER HONORS: A CELEBRATION OF THE PERFORMING ARTS tto be broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 29 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network Pictured: Richard Kind (Photo by Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS via Getty Images)

NILES, IL, December 17, 2009 – On December 6th, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts held its 32nd annual Kennedy Center Honors event. Each year, five top American performing artists are selected to receive the awards and are celebrated with a lavish show honoring their lifetime achievements. This year’s event, which will be televised more

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THE NEW ENGLAND SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION TAKES 5.1 MONITORING TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH GENELEC

NESCom — Genelec monitoring is an established tradition at NESCom, where all seven control rooms in its Audio Engineering degree program feature Genelec Active Monitors —

NATICK, MA, December 15, 2009 — The New England School of Communication (NESCom) opened in 1981 with a mission to train students for careers in the broadcasting and related fields. Though it may be approaching its 30th anniversary, NESCom has kept its teaching technology at the cutting edge all of that time. This is clearly illustrated by the recent upgrade of the monitoring in NESCom’s surround mixing control room to a Genelec 5.1 system consisting of three 8250A Bi-Amplified DSP Monitors for the L-C-R array, a pair of 8240A Bi-Amplified DSP Monitors for the surrounds and a 7270A Active DSP Subwoofer. The upgrade was recently completed, and included a DSP monitor seminar to NESCom students this fall. more

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