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IMT Delivers Media Private Cloud for Visual Data Media Services

Rhozet and EMC Isilon Scale-out NAS Essential in New Transcoding Workflows with Big Data Storage

Integrated Media Technologies, Inc. (IMT) has designed and implemented at Burbank’s Visual Data Media Services (VDMS) a new high performance transcoding system and shared storage workflow.  Key components in the new VDMS install are a Rhozet Carbon Coder transcode farm from Harmonic, Inc., combined with EMC Isilon’s no compromise scale-out NAS to create a large private cloud for asset management services.

John Trautman, CEO at VDMS, explained, “With IMT’s guidance, we have launched the backend infrastructure for our new and proprietary  asset management system that provides global broadcast file distribution and web publishing of all our clients’ digital assets.  With an optimized transcode platform and a large private cloud for storage, it makes managing and moving assets a straightforward and automated process.”

Pictured in Burbank, CA is John Trautman, CEO of Visual Data Media Services.

Visual Data Media Services has earned a solid reputation for quality, service and dependability by providing integrated end-to-end post-production solutions for over 15 years.  To meet the ever-evolving needs of television, feature film, and new media clients, VDMS focuses on the seamless repurposing and distribution of content for all media outlets, including Domestic Syndication, Network Broadcast, International Distribution, Home Video, Video-On-Demand, the Internet, and Mobile Devices.

As the industry transitions from physical asset inventories and distribution to digital catalogs and deliveries, it is increasingly difficult to manage assets and meet tightened delivery windows.  With a multitude of file formats, codec’s, and non-standard delivery platforms to deal with, the traditional methods no longer worked.

“We met with VDMS to determine the best of breed solution that would meet their workflow and performance needs,” explained IMT’s Jason Kranitz.  “Rhozet Carbon Coder was the most flexible of the transcoding products and fit their model nicely.  For the most comprehensive storage solution, Isilon provided the scalability and flexibility, plus the ultra-performance of their new X200 nodes.”

According to IMT’s Director of Architecture Jose Palencia, “The EMC Isilon system at VDMS accelerates high-concurrent and sequential throughput media applications, speeding access to massive amounts of critical data, dramatically reducing costs and complexity.”

The new Harmonic Rhozet and EMC Isilon X200 installation at VDMS enables clients to manage and distribute their content in a secure online environment.  Key features include customizable metadata schemas, file downloads, push files via Aspera, Smartjog and Signiant, full online asset screenings, and unlimited user access for client screenings to assist in licensing content.  All major formats and codec’s are supported.

“We realized we had to completely redesign our operation if we wanted to satisfy our clients and continue to grow at our current rapid pace,” remarked VDMS’s John Trautman.  “After many meetings with vendors at trade shows and interviewing a number of consulting companies, IMT clearly stood out.  They fully understood our complex workflows and gave us the media and storage networking solutions that are working flawlessly.  Obviously, we were under a time crunch, but after IMT’s strategy was finalized, we were able to get the entire project turned around in less than 60 days.”

ABOUT VISUAL DATA MEDIA SERVICES, INC.
Visual Data has earned its reputation for outstanding quality, service and dependability by providing integrated end-to-end post-production solutions for over 16 years.  Visual Data’s veteran management team, with over 85 years of combined industry knowledge, ensures that customers will be met with a high level of service and efficient turn-around on tight deadlines. Strategically integrated services, all under one roof, allow Visual Data to fulfill complex deliveries and solve difficult problems for clients with ease.
Learn more at:  http://www.visualdatainc.com

ABOUT INTEGRATED MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (IMT)
IMT is a consulting, design, construction, and systems integration company providing scalable technology systems for business operations.  IMT addresses three major market sectors: Communications Media & Entertainment (CME), Information Technologies (IT), and Healthcare. Through an active engagement process, IMT consultants and engineers collect, interpret, refine, design, build and maintain technology systems that deliver optimum results for clients.
Learn more at: http://www.imtglobalinc.com    tel:  877.761.9770

 

Martin Audio AQ Solution For Guildford Radisson’s Market Kitchen & Bar

Housed within the modern Radisson Edwardian Guildford Hotel, the Market Kitchen & Bar describes itself as an all-day Mediterranean café, offering local bistro lunchtime dining before turning into a cosmopolitan evening destination. It also has a relaxed bar lounge, with soft, colorful furnishings.

To help maintain its chameleon effect, a sound system was required that could provide hi-fi music at low level from an eclectic playlist stored on hard-drive during the day, then pump up the energy into the bar lounge later on when a fully-specified DJ front end comes into play.

To meet the combined requirements of potency and aesthetics (the system needed to blend discreetly with Rabih Hage’s interior design), the venue opted for a Martin Audio AQ architectural solution.

The system was specified by Gavin Miller of Bedford based Kazbar Systems Inc after being approached by a mutual acquaintance, Dan Bewick of the music production company, Big Scary Monster.

“Venues such as The Ministry of Sound run exclusively on Martin Audio,” said Miller, “and just about every decent venue I go to seems to have their badge. I’ve worked with Martin Audio in the past and it’s a brand I know and trust. Fortunately with a short time scale, they were able to deliver.”

Miller brought in Darrin South from installation team, 33 Hertz, and with Martin Audio’s Kevin McNally offering support, they set about designing a system that would function through the trading day at three sound levels. Preset into the Martin Audio Engineer 818 DSP controller (and 8 x 8 routing matrix), the system accesses the different zones into which bar, lounge and restaurant are divided.

However, the installation team’s biggest challenge was one of containment, to avoid sound escape into the hotel’s 183 rooms and suites, while mounting onto several layers of ply reduced any vibrations.

As a result an AQ28 has been mounted on each of the four walls, with a fifth below the raised DJ and VIP area. Since the AQ28 is a two-way, dual-bass driver, designed to give extended LF performance from a compact, architecturally neutral, vented enclosure, the system can operate with or without the additional floor-mounted AQ215 (2 x 15in) sub.

Meanwhile, across in the adjacent restaurant/grill, four ultra-compact AQ5’s are mounted around a pillar on a separate zone to provide 360° coverage from a single point source.

Keeping the signal chain entirely within the Martin Audio domain, the AQ28’s and AQ215 are powered by Martin Audio MA3.0 amplification and the AQ5’s by an MA2.0, via the Engineer 818.

Three sound preset levels are stored in the system controller to ramp up for the post-office/ early evening cocktail hour and later into the evening, when the DJ takes over. Sound thresholds are further increased on Friday and Saturday evenings.

According to Gavin Miller, the hotel operators “absolutely love the sound system, which has exceeded their expectations.”

For more about Martin Audio, please click to www.martin-audio.com.

About Martin Audio®
Founded by audio engineer David Martin in 1971, Martin Audio pioneered the use of all-horn-loaded bass designs in world-class touring loudspeaker systems for groups such as Pink Floyd, ELP and Supertramp. Located outside of London, Martin Audio now embodies a sophisticated mix of acoustic design, research, mathematical modeling and software engineering for a wide range of products in the installation, cinema and touring sound markets.

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DNF Controls Announces New On-Set Playback Control Application for Live Productions

Application Built on DNF’s Flex Control Network(R) Eliminates Need for TD Assistance in Handling On-Set Displays

SYLMAR, Calif. — Jan. 3, 2012 — DNF Controls today announced the On-Set Playback Control Application built on the Flex Control Network(R), DNF’s modular platform of professional IP-based machine controllers that solve all manner of operational control problems and set a new standard of excellence for operational efficiency and profitability. The On-Set Playback Control Application is a specific combination of Flex Control equipment that allows a single technical director (TD) to operate simultaneous and timed events for on-set displays and transitions at the touch of a button, without the need for a back-up TD or complex custom programming. The new application was developed specifically for managing on-set displays during live productions — especially non-linear productions or breaking news — in which a second “TD assist” might be required and/or talent interacts with video and graphics.

The On-Set Playback Control Application eliminates the need for a second operator and additional equipment, while at the same time increasing production value. The application provides simple, push-button random access to clips and graphics for non-scripted events while controlling up to 24 different machines and allowing talent to interact with sophisticated on-set transitions.

“The advent of HD and flat-panel displays has brought more images to the set, adding another layer of complexity to the playout a technical director has to manage,” said Dan Fogel, CTO of DNF Controls. “This application is highly targeted at efficient workflow and relieving the burden on the TD so that quality remains high consistently without the expense of extra personnel. Now a single TD can control everything the audience will see in real time without imposing impossible-to-synchronize button pushes.”

The On-Set Playback Control Application consists of a CP20 event-based, cue-marking, VTR-style control panel and up to six DC20 device controllers, depending on the number of channels or devices to be controlled. The result is an integrated, standalone tactile, sophisticated, cost-effective backup and manual playout control system always at hand.

The On-Set Playback Control Application is based on the Flex Control Network, DNF’s flagship technology that encompasses DNF’s more than 20 years of experience providing “must work,” mission-critical control systems for broadcast and production operations. The Flex Control platform consists of device controllers with 25 drivers and interface solutions that combine with a full range of control panels to create applications for solving even the most complex control problems while using existing IP infrastructure as the backbone. With its tactile control surfaces, browser-based interfaces for ease of use and deployment, and simple push-button operation using “event to action” logic for sophisticated, automated control, Flex Control delivers unparalleled centralized and distributed control over machinery and workflows.

More information on DNF Controls solutions is available at www.dnfcontrols.com.

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About DNF Controls
Headquartered in Sylmar, Calif., DNF Controls is a leading provider of hardware- and software-based control solutions for the broadcast, audio/video production, post-production, and graphics markets. By partnering with industry-leading manufacturers and customers, DNF provides innovative, reliable, precise, and easy-to-use products for point-to-point control as well as facility-wide multipoint control applications. Its flagship technology, the Flex Control Network(R), is a modular platform of professional IP-based machine controllers that solve all manner of operational control problems, setting a new standard of excellence for operational efficiency, profitability, and reliability. DNF Controls’ customers include major U.S. and international broadcast and cable networks, television stations and production facilities, mobile production trucks, stadiums, and arenas. More information is available at www.dnfcontrols.com.

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Revolabs Closes Sixth Consecutive Year of Record Revenues

Company Adds 8,000 More Square Feet of R&D Space to Headquarters

SUDBURY, Mass. — Jan. 3, 2012 — Revolabs Inc. today announced that the close of 2011 marks six consecutive years of year-over-year revenue growth for the company, with 2011 revenue growing nearly 30 percent above 2010 results. Revolabs attributes its ongoing success to new customer adoption of its products both domestically and internationally, continued expansion into its current customer base, and the demonstrated value of its family of wireless audio systems for unified communications. To keep pace with its rapid growth and expanding product family, Revolabs has expanded its Sudbury, Mass., headquarters by 8,000 square feet for additional engineering offices and test facilities.

“It’s an exciting time for Revolabs, as we continue to expand our operations worldwide and provide more great audio solutions to our existing customer base. In a slow economy, and at a time when most companies are being conservative, we are looking to continue our phenomenal growth through the creation and delivery of even more unique solutions for our unified communication customers,” said Martin Bodley, CEO of Revolabs. “To accomplish this, we are expanding all areas of our company, most notably our R&D and sales organizations, as well as our headquarters facilities.”

Included in Revolabs’ extensive customer base are half of America’s Fortune 500 companies and nearly three quarters of the Fortune 100 companies. In addition to customers in North America, Europe, Hong Kong, and Australia, Revolabs has experienced dramatic international growth over the past year, expanding its distribution network in Japan, India, the Middle East, Russia, China, and Turkey. Currently, Revolabs products are sold in 50 countries through more than 850 resellers.

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About Revolabs
Revolabs Inc. is the premier provider of wireless audio solutions for unified communications, enterprise collaboration, and professional audio applications across a wide range of markets. Offering unmatched audio quality that allows users to “hear every word,” the company’s wireless conferencing and microphone systems are utilized across the globe for a variety of applications, from webcasts and video conferencing to podcasts and broadcasting. Combining the ultimate in flexibility with sleek, stylish form factors, Revolabs solutions cut the cord, facilitating natural mobility by allowing participants to move about a workspace and still be heard, without being held back by wires. Leading the way in innovation, the company continues to add to its portfolio of value-added audio systems with products such as the new Revolabs FLX(TM) wireless conference phone, which provides superior performance for video and audio conference calls, public address systems, and more. Revolabs systems are secure (encrypted), rechargeable (environmentally friendly), and GSM-impervious. The company is headquartered in Sudbury, Mass., and can be reached at +1.800.326.1088 or by visiting www.revolabs.com.

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New Year, New Website, New RelampIt!

RelampIt has a number of exciting changes planned for 2012; their 5 year anniversary. The first of which went live this morning. Beginning the year off strong, RelampIt has completely revitalized their old website.

The new website, www.relampit.com, is cleaner looking, with more organic colors and direct links to the most important and sought after information. Leone` Harvey, marketing coordinator at RelampIt, says of the new look, “We wanted a site that exemplifies our company’s core concerns- quality, service and sustainability.” The new site, with its crisp feel and easy navigation, offers visitors and clients an opportunity to learn more about RelampIt simply and without clutter which can become overwhelming.

New additions to the site include an online quote submission form, updated tips to extend lamp life, social media links, lamp search and increased functionality for the dealer portal. Gina Sansivero, partner at RelampIt, is thrilled about the enhanced portal function because it supports RelampIt’s desire to strengthen existing dealer relationships and expand the dealer channels. “Our partners are excited to work with us because we add a new level to their clients’ contracts which was typically overlooked. Adding replacement lamps and lamp recycling to service contracts offers value to end-users which hasn’t been offered before.” Additional functions to the portal will be added during the first half of the year, allowing for improved cooperation between RelampIt and their dealers. RelampIt will continue to announce new company developments throughout 2012.

RelampIt provides re-lamping services for the projection display industry. RelampIt has developed a process that allows projection lamps to be remanufactured at a reduced cost without compromising lifetime or performance. RelampIt also offers a no charge projector lamp recycling service. The RelampIt Projector Lamp Recycling Center, focuses on reducing waste and environmental contamination from the lamps found in front and rear projectors. For more information about relamping and recycling or to become a RelampIt dealer, call 1(631)244-0051, email gms@relampit.com or visit our NEW website at www.relampit.com.

International Human Beatbox Sensation fii Takes HARMAN’s AKG WMS 4500 Wireless System To The Global Stage

VIENNA, Austria – Armed with a custom-painted flash/neon/lime green HARMAN AKG D5 microphone, vocal percussion sensation and native Austrian fii takes the stage around the world with his a cappella beat boxing show, wowing audiences with his beats, harmonies, singing and rapping transmitted through an AKG WMS 4500 wireless system. Expressing his love for the art of music, fii’s unrestricted genre of performance, through multiple channels of looped vocals, is never distorted and sounds perfectly natural with AKG.

With a fascination in music from the age of six, fii began his musical journey with classical music, moving on to metal, hardcore rap and eventually making his way to a cappella – an art that seemed instinctive for the talented performer. On stage, fii utilizes a looper and the green D5 to capture 10-12 parts of a song before he takes on the melody. Each part must blend perfectly to ensure the sound is portrayed exactly how the artist envisions.

“In my mind, all music is the same, in terms of expressing feelings and emotion,” said fii. “Whether it’s Tchaikovsky or hardcore metal, the passion an artist expresses is the true art. When I perform, it’s all or nothing. The high definition D5 sounds like a condenser, but still has all of the characteristics of an amazing dynamic. There is only mic for me – my green D5!”

fii uses no effects in his live shows or albums, (minus some slight compression and EQ) so it is imperative the microphone capturing the rhythms and the signal carrying his voice provide high definition sound to enhance his performance.

“fii is another example of the diversity and reliability AKG microphones offer the dynamic music industry,” stated Joe Wagoner, product marketing manager for wireless, tour and install, AKG. “When an artist is so in tune with their sound, they understand the slight variances in wireless systems, which separates AKG and reinforces our position as a leader in wireless technology. We are happy to welcome fii to the HARMAN family and wish him the best with his custom green D5.”

“AKG has a very natural sound,” fii continued. “When I was first introduced to the brand in 2008, there was no doubt I had to use it. I had issues with other wireless systems and microphones not defining those fine lines between each part on my loops; there was a lack of powerful sound. I only use one channel and my wireless system needs to be able to support me so I can reach my full potential. The WMS 4500 gives me confidence in my performance’s sound.”

The lime green-wearing fii has an equally passionate love for music as he does for the custom D5. “I am so proud to have a mic that lets me express my music, as well as my personality,” said fii.

For more information on fii’s partnership with AKG, please visit http://www.akg.com.

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets — supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG, Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 12,500 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported net sales of $4.0 billion for twelve months ending September 30, 2011.

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CLEAR-COM NAMES BOB BOSTER AS COMPANY’S NEW PRESIDENT

ALAMEDA, CA ─ Clear-Com®, an HME Company and leader in critical voice communications systems, today names Bob Boster, previously Vice President of Worldwide Sales, as the company’s new President. Boster succeeds Matt Danilowicz, formerly company President, whose last day with Clear-Com was December 31, 2011. more

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Structured Cable Products, Inc. Produces the First Cat5e/6 cables to Achieve HDBaseT Cable Recommendation

Structured Cable Products, Inc. (SCP), a leading manufacturer and global supplier of low voltage cable and accessories, today proudly announced that its HNCPRO and HNCPRO PLUS+ professional grade home network cables, are the first cables that have been officially recommended by HDBaseT Alliance.

Any standard LAN cable will work with HDBaseT technology, but through its Cable Recommendation Program, the HDBaseT Alliance has stepped in to help installers and consumers select LAN cables that meet the current Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) requirements and therefore work perfectly with HDBaseT devices.The HDBaseT technology standard allows integrators to easily connect all entertainment devices in a home through its 5Play™ feature set, converging uncompressed full HD digital video, audio, 100BaseT Ethernet, power over cable and various control signals through a single Cat5e/6 cable using standard RJ45 connectors.

As the first HDBaseT recommended cables, HNCPRO and HNCPROPLUS+ have demonstrated the ability to meet and exceed today’s demanding HD distribution applications over UTP/STP cables, which serve as the backbone of the HDBaseT standard. The cables also provide improved signal integrity and stable electrical performance exceeding TIA/EIA requirements for Cat5e/Cat6e.

“Having the distinction of producing the first Cat5e/6 cables to achieve HDBaseT recommendation is a win-win for SCP and its customers,” said David Spiller, president of Structured Cable Products. “Integrators now have access to high performance cables for HDBaseT transmission, thus providing them with a proven solution for simplifying installations and reducing costs.”

“The HDBaseT Alliance Cable Recommendation Program provides cable manufacturers the opportunity to use the HDBaseT logo for their products and gives consumers a way to easily identify cables ideal for HDBaseT installations,” said Micha Risling, marketing committee chair, HDBaseT Alliance. “SCP is a valued member and representative of the HDBaseT Alliance and due to support from leading companies such as SCP, HDBaseT technology is positioned to become the unrivaled next-generation home networking transport.”

HDBaseT Alliance is a cross-industry alliance founded by LG Electronics, Samsung Electronics, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Valens Semiconductor to promote and standardize HDBaseT technology for whole-home distribution of uncompressed HD multimedia content.

The HDBaseT Certification Program provides HDBaseT Alliance members with a formal framework for the growing HDBaseT product ecosystem, ensuring interoperability among current and future HDBaseT products.

Structured Cable Products will provide attendees to Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2012, held January 31-Feburary 2 in Amsterdam, the opportunity to learn more about its HDBaseT recommended cables and more by visiting booth #11F70 throughout the show.

For more information on Structured Cable Products, visit http://www.scpcat5e.com.

About Structured Cable Products, Inc.
Structured Cable Products, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of low voltage cable and accessories. SCP is the leading brand in our industry for Quality, Price and Service. From its beginning with one location in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, SCP has grown steadily into a global company. In addition to our corporate headquarters in South Florida, SCP a West Coast sales office in Arizona and distribution warehouses located across the USA in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Texas. For our international customers, our European Distribution Center is logistically located in The Netherlands. In addition we are growing our Authorized Distributor program across Europe and establishing SCP Authorized Dealers across Africa and the Middle East.

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Scott Moody, Marketing Matters
Email: scott@marketingmatters.net
Phone: 954-925-1511

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Alcorn McBride Products Perform Swimmingly at Dolfinarium Show in The Netherlands

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Alcorn McBride products are playing a central role in a unique new blacklight show at the Dolfinarium in Harderwijk, The Netherlands where a V4 Pro, Video Binloop and LightCue system are used for show control and AV sourcing. The theme park, which features an impressive collection of marine mammals, introduced “Spetter en het magische avontuur” last summer showcasing the magical adventures of Spetter, the dolphin, and his friends.

The show is staged in a 500-seat former 4D theater so seat movements and air effects are integrated into the presentation. Although no human characters appear in the tale of the dolphin and his marine buddies, the actual show is controlled by actors who trigger the start, pause and lighting controls from an OCC panel on the stage. “The V4 Pro is the perfect controller in the hands of actors and operators,” says Frank Ruisch of AV-Sync who was the show’s sound designer and show control programmer, the latter in collaboration with Boaz Borggreve of Nightlife Productions.

Alcorn McBride’s Video Binloop professional audio and video reproducer (with three reproducers for this application) handles inputs from eight JBL VRX 928 speakers, a pair of JBL 3635 Cinema subs and three Crown XTI 4000 amps. Ruisch was charged with making sure all the show’s music and sound effects were in place and mixed to surround sound. He also did all the voiceover recording for the characters and the soundtrack’s final mix downs.

Alcorn McBride’s LightCue primarily functions as a lighting board replacement in automated applications. For the Dolfinarium’s show, it controls an array of ten blacklight cannons on stage in combination with 50 black fluorescents in the theater; the fluorescents are directly connected to an output of the V4 Pro show controller.

Ruisch is pleased with the ease of use and reliability of the Alcorn McBride products, which have to be robust to fill the needs of the Dolfinarium’s demanding schedule for “Spetter en het magische avontuur.” “The show is running perfectly two to five times a day; we haven’t had any downtime,” he reports.

About Alcorn McBride:

Founded in 1986, Alcorn McBride is the leading manufacturer of show control, audio and video equipment for the themed entertainment industry, and a rapidly growing provider of audio and video systems for retail environments and transportation applications. Staffed by some of the industry’s best engineers and backed by outstanding customer support, the company has demonstrated great agility in bringing new designs to market. A hallmark of Alcorn McBride products is their durable, zero maintenance design. The company’s products provide consistent, reliable operation for audio and video playback applications worldwide. For more information, visit www.alcorn.com.

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Neumann Launches Active Studio Subwoofers: the KH 810 and KH 870

Old Lyme, Conn. – January 3, 2012 - Following the successful launch of the Neumann KH 120 two-way active nearfield monitor last fall, Neumann proudly announces the launch of two new active subwoofers: the KH 810 and KH 870.

Over the past few years, numerous developments in transmission technologies have increased the demands placed on professional monitoring systems. As a result, modern production facilities now require high-quality monitoring systems that can accurately reproduce any signal, including the latest 7.1 discrete high definition formats. The KH 810 and KH 870 both feature Neumann’s 7.1 High Definition Bass Manager™ technology, which complements high-definition video with the most accurate sound reproduction possible.

The KH 810: At the Heart of a Modern Monitoring System
The KH 810 is far more than a simple subwoofer; it serves as the heart of a modern monitoring system. The comprehensive 7.1 High Definition Bass Management™ system meets the latest demands of the industry and perfectly complements the Neumann KH 120 nearfield two-way monitor. It can be used either as a subwoofer dedicated to reproducing the LFE channel, or as a means of providing low frequency extension with an increased maximum SPL. With the KH 810, it is now possible to assemble flexible monitoring systems for studios of different sizes, with a smooth, uniform response that ranges from below 20 Hz to above 20 kHz.

The integrated 7.1 High Definition Bass Manager™ is compatible with all formats, from mono to the latest 7.1 high definition systems such as Blu-ray. Eight electronically balanced analog XLR inputs ensure flexible interconnectivity for modern studios. Four-mode LFE channel processing guarantees maximum compatibility across all formats, while 4th order crossovers and flexible acoustic controls allow for seamless system integration. A built-in volume control permits centralized system adjustment of replay levels, independent of the source. The electronics can be located remotely to reduce cabling, and to allow the cabinet to be mounted flush to a wall.

State-of-the-art amplifier technologies and acoustic components have been used to ensure maximum accuracy of sound reproduction. A robust 10-inch driver, solid cabinet, and carefully designed ports guarantee tight, articulate, distortion-free low frequency reproduction down to 18 Hz; even at high playback levels. By using sum output, Plane Wave Bass Array™ (PWBA™) techniques can acoustically improve lateral consistency in the listening area and further increase low frequency linearity. The flexibility of the system is further enhanced by an extensive range of accessories.

The combination of KH 120 and KH 810 is ideal for tracking, mixing and mastering in music, broadcasting, project and post-production studios. The KH 810 ($1,999) and the KH 870 ($3,199) are available from select retailers.

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