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Soundcraft Extends Digital Console Range with Si Compact 16

Positioned as the digital mixing solution for all sizes of sound company or user, the new Soundcraft Si Compact Series is a power-packed range of digital consoles that brings all the experience of Soundcraft’s digital mixing platforms to a very affordable price level for tour sound, corporate event, house of worship and theatre applications, amongst others.

Keith Watson, Harman’s Marketing Director for Mixers said, “We’ve had a fantastic reaction to the 24 fader model launched at PLASA in September. Being 19? rack mounted, the 16 is our response to massive demand from our clients in live sound including Houses of Worship, installed systems, theatres and corporate events.?

With full DSP functionality built-in to a small-footprint chassis, the Si Compact range provides up to 40 inputs to mix in 3 frame sizes. Motorized faders with patented Soundcraft FaderGlow™ operate on two layers, but the main difference from similarly more

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FOR-A TO HOST PRE-NAB PUERTO RICO, A LIVE DEMO EVENT FEBRUARY 2ND AND 3RD

Fort Lee, N.J. – FOR-A, a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, will host “Pre-NAB Puerto Rico 2011,? an event showcasing the latest broadcast innovations, alongside FOR-A technical solution partners. The event will feature live demonstrations and the latest product information directly from local dealers.

Hitachi, Leader, Vislink, Digital Broadcast, AVP, and MRC are among the other broadcast manufacturers presenting at the event. ?Puerto Rico is and important market and we want to use the opportunity to showcase best technology available from FOR-A? said Pedro Silvestre, Latin America and Southeast Sales Manager, FOR-A Corporation of America. “We are working with our partner in Puerto Rico, Caribbean Broadcast Suppliers, in order to increase the business in that market.? FOR-A will be presenting the LTR-100HS new archiving solution, the VRCAM virtual studio, the FA-9500 as well as the HVS-300HS. more

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JBL Professional Debuts VERTEC Subcompact Suspension Accessories At ISE 2011

At ISE 2011, JBL Professional is introducing the latest suspension hardware accessories for its VERTEC® subcompact line arrays. The VERTEC hardware enables quick assembly of variable curvature vertical or modular constant-curvature horizontal line arrays. In addition to the standard VT4886-AF array frame for suspending up to 24 boxes, along with the VT4886-UB and –UB1 for supporting smaller groups of speakers, the line of equipment now includes the VT4886-SF Short Frame, the VT4886-HB Horizontal Bar, and VT4886-DF88 and VT4886-DF89 Downfill Frames.

The VERTEC Subcompact System is specifically designed to be one of the most versatile tools in a portable sound rental company’s inventory. Application flexibility also ensures VT4886 and VT4883 elements provide effective sound design tools for performance audio facility system designers.

“Since its launch a year ago, the VT4886 has quickly become known as an all-purpose type of loudspeaker with many different uses, from single standalone fill more

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JBL Professional Introduces Its Best EON Loudspeaker Ever At ISE 2011: The New EON515XT

JBL Professional today introduced its EON515XT active loudspeaker. As the flagship of the iconic JBL powered portable speaker collection, the EON515XT was engineered for durability, high performance and ease of use. JBL has extended the reach of the current EON technology by improving input sensitivity, lowering the noise floor, adding user selectable EQ control and re-voicing the system for peak performance and enhanced audio precision.

“In the development of our PRX600 Series we’ve learned and implemented quite a few things that enhanced system performance,? said Richard Ruse, JBL Director of Marketing for Portable PA. “We knew we could do the same for the EON515XT and quite frankly, we couldn’t wait to do it. Through amplifier optimization and restructuring of the gain stages, we’ve increased the maximum SPL from 129 dB to 132 dB. We’ve made the system quieter when idling and re-voiced the system for a more even spectral more

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JBL Professional Introduces Its EON210P Complete Portable PA System at ISE 2011

At ISE 2011, JBL Professional is introducing its EON210P Portable PA system, a complete powered system that is compact, lightweight and simple to use.

“Our new EON210P makes it easy to enjoy great sound almost anywhere. It’s ideal for live music, schools, churches, presentations, parties or anywhere you need clear, powerful sound,? noted Richard Ruse, JBL Director of Marketing for Portable PA. “And because it’s so intuitive you don’t need to be an audio pro to use the EON210P—
you can be up and running in just a few minutes.?

The JBL EON210P includes two 10-inch, 2-way speakers, an 8-channel powered stereo mixer with four digital effects, two 15-foot speaker cables and a convenient storage compartment for microphones and accessories. The mixer and storage compartment attach to the rear of the speakers, allowing for ease of movement when transporting the system. At a total weight of just 33 more

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dbx® Industry Standard Graphic Equalizers, Compressors and Crossovers Get New Look at ISE 2011

At ISE 2011, dbx® is enhancing its product line with updated versions of its industry leading high-performance graphic equalizers, compressors and crossovers. The dbx S Series products are the next generation of the industry’s most successful signal processors. All products in the dbx S Series build upon 40 years of cutting-edge signal processing heritage. The newly updated dbx S Series products feature a platinum front panel, and four color packaging with informative application suggestions for each product.

The dbx S Series products making their ISE debut include the following:

• 231s dual 31-band graphic equalizer
• 215s dual 15-band graphic equalizer
• 131s single 31-band graphic equalizer
• 266xs compressor/gate
• 166xs compressor/limiter/gate
• 234s/234xs stereo 2-way/mono 3-way/mono 4-way crossover
• 223s/223xs stereo 2-way/mono 3-way crossover

“Our newly updated EQs, compressors and crossovers demonstrate that even industry-standard workhorse products can be improved as technology evolves,? said more

MIKE FRANKLIN JOINS SSL, INC. TEAM AS VP BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Responsibilities Include Broadcast Sales and Development of New SSL Audio Truck

NEW YORK – SSL Inc., the U.S. operation for Solid State Logic, is pleased to announce that Mike Franklin has joined the SSL team as Vice President Business Development. Franklin brings along a wealth of industry experience to help SSL, Inc. further increase market awareness and penetration.

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Real Ethernet Backbone Pays Interoperability Dividend As Crown Audio Debuts “Powered By Crown? Apple® iPad Control Application At ISE 2011

Underscoring the comprehensive integration value of its long-term commitment to a standards- based Ethernet backbone for its winning amplifier lineup, Crown Audio today announced the addition of the “Powered By Crown? iPad/iPhone App, designed to provide users with enhanced control and configuration of its amplifiers. The new application can be deployed to control and monitor amplifiers by setting the basic control panels on an amplifier or handle a complete setup through Harman HiQnet™ System Architect™.

The new application benefits both touring professionals and integrators as it can be used to control numerous lines of Crown amplifiers including I-Tech, I-Tech HD, CTs, and Macro Tech I Series amplifiers. Users can instantly connect by plugging their amplifiers into a wireless router. The app can be deployed on two, four and eight channel amplifiers. Users can now create a custom control panel in HiQnet System Architect, save it and directly import more

BUFFALO BILLS KICK OFF WITH CLEAR-COM ECLIPSE PICO, V-SERIES PANELS AND TEMPEST®2400

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BUFFALO, NY ─ Clear-Com®, a global leader in critical voice communication systems, is pleased to announce that longtime customer and football giant the Buffalo Bills has upgraded its production team’s communications to Clear-Com’s Eclipse-PiCo digital matrix with V-Series Panels and Tempest®2400 digital wireless intercom systems. Thanks to Eclipse-PiCo’s 36-port connectivity and Tempest2400’s ability to operate flawlessly in heavy RF and Wi-Fi environments, Buffalo Bill’s production staff members at Ralph Wilson Stadium can always stay in communication without worrying about interference and unnecessary crosstalk, while keeping the fans in the stands in the spirit of the game. more

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Crown Audio Introduces ComTech DriveCore™ Series Amplifiers: New Chip Based Amplifier Technology Redefines Standard For Installation Market Applications

Providing sound integration professionals with high performance, energy efficient amplifier technology that will redefine the way amplifiers are designed and built, Crown Audio today introduced the ComTech DriveCore™ series of amplifiers. The new line – consisting of four models, are all one rack, convection cooled, ultra-energy efficient amplifiers.

Offering up to eight channels and 150 watts per channel in a one-unit chassis without a fan, the ComTech DriveCore amplifiers are the ultimate for solution for a range of fixed installation environments, from video conferencing in boardrooms to luxury suites in stadiums.

The new line features the Integrated DriveCore technology chip that offers greater than 90 percent efficiency with no compromise in performance boasting a signal-to-noise ratio of 110dB. DriveCore also has patented feedback and protection circuits integrated into the silicon for fast and accurate response.

“The ComTech DriveCore introduction is destructive in the sense more

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