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ONE DANLEY JERICHO HORN COVERS 30,000 FANS AT TROY UNIVERSITY

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TROY, ALABAMA: Located in southeastern Alabama, Veterans Memorial Stadium is home to the Troy University Trojans. Over the decades, a progression of additions and upgrades raised it up from a glorified grandstand to its current capacity of 30,000 fans. Ever on the lookout for improvements, the school contracted A/V provider, All Pro Sound of Pensacola Florida, who recently revamped the stadium’s sound system with Danley’s Jericho Horn, the JH-90 (a.k.a. the J1). The sound system went from great to fantastic, and now delivers reference-monitor fidelity to every seat in the horseshoe-shaped bowl at 6 dB over the previous system using just a single JH-90 that is positioned behind the upper portion of the scoreboard!

Partly as a consequence of its history, Veterans Memorial Stadium has a few unique features that affected the design of its sound system. Most notably, its scoreboard more

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Maryland Sound Takes HARMAN’S Studer Vista 5 SR Console on Tour With Josh Groban

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BALTIMORE, Maryland — Setting a new standard for live performance sound mixing, HARMAN’s Studer Vista 5 SR digital production console is the FOH console of choice for popular artist Josh Groban’s 2011 “Straight To You? world tour and FOH engineer, Mickey Beck. The console, part of the sound reinforcement package provided by leading PA company Maryland Sound International (MSI), “Was the only one that could provide the sophisticated capabilities that this tour demanded, including the ability to operate in a 96 kHz redundant configuration to match the 96 kHz recording of the tour, a high-resolution project that marks a first for concert sound recordings,? Beck says.

“We love the way the Vista 5 SR sounds,? says Bob Goldstein, Founder and Owner of Maryland Sound International, adding that when MSI compared several consoles for the “Straight to You? tour, the Vista more

MARK WENTLING APPOINTED AS ASHLY AUDIO PRESIDENT & CEO

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WEBSTER, NEW YORK – JUNE 2011: Ashly Audio Inc., a division of JAM Industries, has promoted Mark Wentling from Director of R&D to the position of President & CEO. Martin Szpiro, President and CEO of JAM says, “We are proud to make this internal promotion. Mark has been an invaluable member of the Ashly family and we feel that he offers the combination of skills that Ashly needs to move forward.” Mark succeeds David Parse who will remain with Ashly Audio in an export sales management capacity.

With a long history in the audio marketplace, Mark has held engineering positions with MXR Innovations, Music Man, Inc., Ernie Ball, Inc., Fender Musical Instruments and Yorkville Sound/Applied Research and Technology. He holds degrees in Electronics from SUNY Morrisville, Tri State University, and an MBA from Pepperdine University. Along with his engineering background, Mark has extensive sales and distribution experience as a more

Gand Sound Supports Fantabuloso ‘Dos’

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BUENA PARK, Calif.—Fantabuloso ‘Dos’ 2011 took place in mid-May at the Allstate Arena in Chicago, and Gand Concert Sound (GCS) once again provided audio system support that included a NEXO GEO T tangent array rig. Artists appearing at the concert included Pitbull, Mike Posner, Lupe Fiasco, Taio Cruz, T-Pain, Jesse J, Far East Movement, David Gueta, and Tinie Tempah.

Known as the “NEXO Guys?, Gand supplied 21 GEO T4805s and three GEO T 2815s per side for mains, seven 4805s and two 2815s per side for out fills, supported by 28 CD18 subs. Six NEXO PS10s were used for front fills, with eight bi-amped NEXO PS15s down stage with Yamaha T5n amps and eight NEXO PS15s with NEXO 4×4 NXAMPs. NEXO Alphas were used for side fills. “We are in our ninth season using the GEO T, being the first company in the U.S. to invest in an arena-size more

Electrosonic Provides AV Integration for The NMAJH’s New Building

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With its reopening in a stunning new 100,000-square-foot building on Independence Mall in Philadelphia, The National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH) chose Electrosonic to integrate extensive audio-visual technology to exhibit and interpret the American Jewish experience. NMAJH is the nation’s only museum dedicated solely to telling the story of Jews in America from their arrival more than 350 years ago to the present day.

Electrosonic was challenged to deliver AV systems that met the needs of RomeAntics, the media and AV consultant, and Local Projects, exhibit AV and interactive content providers, while using a consistent approach throughout the museum and a minimum of different equipment types.

Visitors start their tour on the fourth floor of the atrium-style building where “Foundations of Freedom” profiles the earliest Jewish communities in America and their everyday life more

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WORXAUDIO TECHNOLOGIES INTRODUCES THE I/O-4 LOUDSPEAKER SYSTEM

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The new WorxAudio I/O-4 loudspeaker system.

Greensboro, NC – July 2011… WorxAudio Technologies, a leading manufacturer of loudspeaker systems for the pro touring and install markets, is pleased to introduce the new I/O-4 loudspeaker system. A small format, high performance sound reinforcement system designed for high quality foreground and background music applications, the new surface mount I/O-4 is the ideal solution for use in a wide range of settings, including restaurants / bars, retail environments, hotel lobbies, under balcony fill, and corporate industrial training / meeting spaces. more

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Xantech Honors APA Music & Pictures, Inc. With Two-Millionth Installation Acknowledgement

Xantech and APA Music & Pictures gather at InfoComm for special ceremony to commemorate the two-millionth installation of Xantech products

CARLSBAD, CA, July 6, 2011 — On June 15, 2011, at the InfoComm show in Orlando, Florida, Xantech presented Bensalem, Pennsylvania-based firm APA Music & Pictures, Inc. with a special plaque commemorating the two-millionth installation of Xantech products and thanking them for their years of Xantech use. The recent installation was performed at Mount Laurel, New Jersey’s Twelve Thousand Building Conference Center, housing training room and boardroom spaces for TD Bank. Xantech products, including the WIC1200 Web Intelligent Controller and CWTC10 10.4-inch Wireless Touch Controller, now form the foundation for the A/V distribution in several rooms in the building. APA has a long history as Xantech users, and they have been proud to push ahead with putting Xantech’s newest technologies to good use. The ceremony was attended by APA’s VP of Sales and Production Dave Pedemonti; Xantech President Graham Hallett; and Xantech Director of Business Development Rick Seegull. more

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CAD/Astatic Contest Promotes Brand And VP DSP Platforms At InfoComm

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Solon, OH––CAD/Astatic held a special contest open to all AV Design Consultants at InfoComm to promote the new Variable Pattern mic DSP demonstration at the CAD Audio booth. The awarded prize was a $500 Apple Store Gift Card.
The CAD/Astatic booth featured a live display of the company’s unique Variable Pattern Controllable 2220VP microphone with control via Biamp Audia software utilizing system pre-sets. Biamp Nexia, Symetrix SymNet and Atterotech Control Center software also offer this capability.
Richard Riedel of Riedel Audio & Acoustics in Brightwaters, NY was the winner. Asked about the contest, Astatic National Sales Manager Gary Dixon stated, “Congratulations to Richard and thanks all of those who stopped by the booth to see the demo. “
“The attendees were amazed at their ability to change from Omnidirectional to Figure-of-Eight and any size Cardioid pattern simply with a flip of the Biamp preset switch.“
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HARMAN’s BSS Audio® Soundweb™ London Provides Conferencing Solution for Corporate Auditorium

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — One of the world’s major producers and marketers of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services, recently completed a large auditorium for its Minnetonka, Minnesota corporate offices that includes a sophisticated audio/video system based around HARMAN’s BSS Audio Soundweb London networked signal processors. The system was installed by AVI Sytems of Eden Prairie, MN, a systems integrator that specializes in professional A/V installations for business, commercial, educational and government clients.

The auditorium’s BSS Audio equipment includes two Soundweb London BLU-160 signal processors with digital audio bus and two BLU-120 I/O expanders with digital audio bus. One BLU-160 is configured with four analog input cards, and the other BLU-160 is configured with a telephone hybrid card, AEC input card and two analog input cards. The two BLU-120 devices are configured with four AEC input cards and more

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