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Sennheiser: Active in the Effort against Trademark Piracy

Old Lyme, Conn., 7 April – Audio specialist Sennheiser has made two significant announcements concerning its ongoing effort against trademark piracy, as follows:

Sennheiser: Active in the Effort against Trademark Piracy
Sennheiser has been instrumental in the sensational success achieved by British criminal investigative authorities in the achievements against brand piracy. Numerous illegally distributed devices have been seized from the owners of an online platform in England.

The raid action was carried out by the British consumer protection and investigation authority, Trading Standards Services (TSS), Portsmouth, in February 2011. However, in order to safeguard the investigation, it has only recently been made public. During a search of the premises used by one of England’s largest online platforms, investigators from the TSS seized hundreds of forged branded equipment purporting to have been made by Sennheiser and Monster Cable – the largest number of counterfeits of this kind ever more

WSYR-TV LAUNCHES LOCAL HD NEWS WITH JVC PROHD CAMERAS

WAYNE, NJ – JVC Professional Products Company today announced that WSYR-TV NewsChannel 9, the ABC affiliate for Syracuse, N.Y. (DMA #82), launched its local news broadcasts in high definition on Jan. 29 using JVC ProHD cameras in its studio and for ENG work. The new JVC cameras were part of a major overhaul for the Newport Television station that included the construction of a new control room, as well as new sets and a revamped studio lighting system in its studio.

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NewsChannel 9 maintains a full schedule of live news and local programming, including six hours on weekdays and two hours of news on Saturday and Sunday. According to chief engineer Craig Riker, the station replaced its aging Philips BTS studio cameras with four JVC GY-HD250Us, three on pedestals and one on a mini-jib. The studio cameras are paired with JVC more

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ASHLY AUDIO’S KLR AMPLIFIERS A HIT AT NYC’S NEWEST HOTSPOT – TAMMANY HALL

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 2011: Like a self-assured CEO of a Fortune 500 company walking into the PTA meeting at their kid’s school, Tammany Hall recently opened on Manhattan’s Lower East Side and immediately asserted itself as a formidable player in the local music scene. Its owners have created a number of successful clubs in New York City and across the country, most notably Crash Mansion, also on the LES. Tammany Hall delivers a wide selection of excellent beers and mixed drinks across three floors: an upstairs balcony, a prohibition-style basement lounge, and a main room with a generous stage. The owners gutted and rebuilt the interior to distance Tammany Hall from the space’s previous long-term resident, The Annex. Similarly, they hired Paul Bell of PBell Sound to completely redesign the new club’s sound system. Bell relied on Ashly Audio’s new high-power, low-cost KLR-Series amplifies, as well as more

Autographed guitars from Dave Matthews, Bon Jovi and others in charity auction

American Academy of Audiology Foundation and Sensaphonics team up to support music and hearing research initiatives.

One-of-a-kind autographed guitars and other rock and roll collectibles can be purchased by music fans during the online Auction 4 Audiology. Bidding is now open and runs through noon Saturday, April 9

AAAF signed guitars

Autographed guitars from (L-R) REO/Styx, Jewel, Steve Winwood, Dave Matthews, Bob Weir and O.A.R. are among the items up for bid in the AAAF charity auction. The auction ends at noon Saturday, April 9.

, 2011. Conducted by the American Academy of Audiology Foundation (AAAF), the auction proceeds from these items earmarked for studies relating to musicians. All available items can be seen and bid upon at www.biddingforgood.com/auction4audiology.

Available items includes three particularly notable pieces: a framed Coldplay gold record signed by the band; more

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NewTek Announces Major Update to DataLink

LAS VEGAS – NAB Show – April 7, 2011 – NewTek, worldwide leader in video and 3D animation products, announces DataLink(tm) 3.0, the latest update to the LiveText(tm) 2 integrated application that allows operators to pre-produce graphics and titles, and deliver real-time display of constantly updated information instantly to NewTek TriCaster(tm).

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“The new DataLink 3.0 streamlines the configuration and management of data sources,” said NewTek Chief Technology Officer, Andrew Cross. “The added hardware sources and the support for RSS feeds provide a wide array of creative possibilities. DataLink 3.0 provides yet another advantage for TriCaster users who need to deliver constantly changing information that is accurate and looks great.”

DataLink 3.0 provides a highly configurable way to manage data from many different sources, including text files, databases, and scoring and timekeeping devices, such as Daktronics scoreboard controllers. DataLink 3.0 also adds support for RSS feeds from multiple more

HARMAN’S Crown Audio Enhances Class-Leading Value and Performance, With XTi 2 Series Amplifiers For Portable PA

Resetting the standards for portable sound amplification, HARMAN’s Crown Audio today introduced the XTi 2 Series of amplifiers. Offering increased control, an enhanced feature set and a sleeker design, the XTi 2 Series amplifiers bring together features and performance never before available in an amplifier designed for portable PA applications. Providing a complete suite of integrated speaker processing, the new XTi amplifiers eliminate the need for external crossovers, limiters, and EQs, immediately saving rack space and money.

The XTi 2 features enhanced control with Crown’s revolutionary PeakX Plus™ limiters. The limiters are derived from the same framework as those found in I-Tech HD and the new XLS DriveCore Series amplifiers allowing users to manipulate threshold, attack and release times. A new and improved subharmonic synthesizer offers more accurate control over which frequencies are targeted and can be tailored for a specific system or room setup.

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HARMAN DigiTech Introduces Its First-Ever Guitar and Bass Amplifiers at Musikmesse 2011

Expanding into an entirely new product category, HARMAN DigiTech today announced the introduction of its first-ever guitar and bass amplifiers at Musikmesse 2011. Combining renowned DigiTech sound quality and tonal flexibility with outstanding value, the new DigiTech amplifier lineup includes five combo guitar amps, a combo bass amp and a 150-Watt tube head with 4 x 12 cabinet half-stack.

The DigiTech amplifier line includes the following:

• TH-150 150 Watt all tube head and 4 x 12-inch speaker cabinet

• Classic-15GR 15 Watt, 2-channel combo guitar amp with reverb (8-inch speaker)

• Classic-15G 15 Watt, 2-channel combo guitar amp (8-inch speaker)

• Classic-15B 15 Watt combo bass amp (8-inch speaker)

• Fusion 30XD 30 Watt, modeling combo guitar amp (12-inch speaker)

• Fusion 75XD 75 Watt, modeling combo guitar amp (12-inch speaker)

• Fusion 150XD 150 Watt, stereo modeling more

HARMAN Showcases JBL Professional VERTEC® Subcompact Suspension Accessories at Prolight & Sound 2011

At Prolight & Sound 2011, HARMAN is introducing JBL Professional’s 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 more

HARMAN Presents JBL Professional’s Most Impressive EON Loudspeaker Ever At Prolight & Sound 2011: The EON515XT

HARMAN is showing JBL Professional’s EON515XT active loudspeaker at Prolight & Sound 2011, continuing the success of JBL’s flagship product for its iconic powered portable speaker collection. A direct replacement for the EON515, the EON515XT was engineered for durability, high performance and ease of use. The new EON515XT offers increased input sensitivity, a lowering noise floor than its predecessor, and user selectable EQ. The entire system has been optimized 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 more

HARMAN Showcases JBL Professional EON210P Complete Portable PA System at Prolight & Sound 2011

Building on a successful launch in January, HARMAN is featuring the JBL Professional EON210P Portable PA system, a complete powered system that is compact, ultra-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 more

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