We have launched our new site! The Wire backend has moved to www.svconline.com. Your can log on now with your e xisting credentials. For your reference, posting instructions have been sent to your email. Note: postings made to the old backend will be redirected through Thursday Feb 19th. Please make the switch to www.svconline.com as soon as possible.


If you have questions please email thewire@svconline.com.


Looking forward to seeing you on the new site!

A virtual press conference from Sound & Video Contractor

EAW® Loudspeakers Provide Great Sound for Motown Black History Month Celebration at the White House

white house

Whitinsville, MA, USA, February 28, 2011 – On Thursday, February 24, 2011, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama marked Black History Month at the White House with a celebration of Motown music. The event took place in the East Room at the White House, and Chris Anderson, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania-based Anderson Audio, was asked to spec the project. Anderson Audio is a premier audio vendor in the Mid-Atlantic region, providing professional audio design, consultation and installation. Chris decided to rely on products from EAW® for loudspeaker solutions for the event.

The Motown event is the latest in the music series, “In Performance at the White House.? Performers included Smokey Robinson, Sheryl Crow, Seal and John Legend, among others, and several Motown legends were in attendance. The event will be broadcast on PBS on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at 8:00 p.m. Eastern. The night was also streamed live on http://whitehouse.gov and http://pbs.org, and will air to service members around the world on March 11 via the American Forces Network.

Anderson stated, “The East Room is approximately 80 feet by 40 feet, and all the speakers need to hang from trusses ringing the room at about 16-18 feet. The room has some sound issues, and to complicate things even further, there are three huge crystal chandeliers hanging from the ceiling.?

Anderson looked to EAW, who recommended their NTL720 Self-Powered Line Array System and NTS250 Large Format Flyable Subwoofer. Anderson Audio assembled arrays of NTL720’s, four per side, with four NTS250’s, two per side, in the front of the room. Other EAW products used included JF60z Compact Full-Range Loudspeakers for front fills and NT29 Self-Powered Full-Range Loudspeakers for out fills.

Anderson noted, “I needed low profile, high output boxes with a wide horizontal dispersion pattern, and EAW provided a solution. There are many challenges involved in an event like this – we are shooting a TV show, and the sound system has to be effective in translating the energy and excitement of the show while not getting into any of the camera shots. Frequency response must be smooth and accurate to not interfere with the broadcast mix audio.?

He continued, “By all accounts, the system performed very well. I received many compliments about the audio for this show in particular. From the smiles we got from my staff when we hung the NTL720s in our shop, to the finale of the Motown show, with the VIP audience on their feet singing and clapping, our decision to go with EAW’s for this event was confirmed as a good one. These excellent tools from EAW allowed us to deliver at one of the most high-profile events around.?

For more information, please visit www.eaw.com

Digg Syndication Del.icio.us Syndication Google Syndication MyYahoo Syndication Reddit Syndication

Related Topics: News

Listen Technologies Expands ListenIR with New Offerings – All Products Now Shipping
Media Vision Appoints Cardone, Solomon & Associates as Manufacturer Representative
Platinum Tools Makes Cable Tracing Easy With New Tone & Probe Set
Masque Sound Takes Audiences on Engaging Journey to Celebrate American Folk Music in Lonesome Traveler
API’s BOX Hits the Road
Spider Ranch Utilizes Vue Audiotechnik Al-4 System for Clint Eastwood at At&T Pebble Beach
Shotoku Expands With New Corporate Headquarters
DPA Microphones Spices it up for Grammy-Nominated Brazilian Sound Engineer Gabriel Pinheiro
Christie Solaria Series 2K/4K Projectors ans Christie Vive Audio Power the New Larry H. Miller Megaplex Theaters in Vineyard, Utah
Christie celebrates the opening of its Mexican office

About

Stay up to date on the latest technology news. Select press representatives post company news several times a day. Check back often to get the latest news on product releases, mergers and acquisitions, and product applications. To be included in this virtual press conference, please contact The Wire.

Calendar

March 2011
M T W T F S S
« Feb   Apr »
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031  

Your Account

Subscribe

Subscribe to RSS Feed

Subscribe to MyYahoo News Feed

Subscribe to Bloglines

Google Syndication