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HARMAN’s AKG IVM4500 IEM In-Ear Monitoring System Debuts At NAMM, Offers Audio Quality Without Compromise

ANAHEIM, California – Following the success of its predecessor the IVM4, HARMAN’s AKG proudly launches its IVM4500 IEM In Ear Monitoring System at NAMM. Building on a leading global reputation in professional wireless audio solutions and monitoring, IVM4500 IEM supports users with high quality audio and radio performance, with reliable reference capability. Users in the tour and installed sound markets will find the easy-to-use technology ideal for onstage monitoring.

Designed, developed and manufactured in Austria, with the experience and skill of AKG’s engineering team, the IVM4500 IEM offers a highly diversified system, which includes high-end radio electronic and a manual radio signal attenuator for more RF dynamic; enhanced frequency setup to show the number of free channels and supported TV channels and quick frequency change functions to support monitors, all within a rugged housing. Battery life for the IVM receivers has been tested up to 10 hours.

“AKG’s IVM 4500 IEM in-ear monitoring hardware raises the bar for audio quality, as the user becomes more in-tune with their own sound,” stated Wolfgang Fritz, product marketing manager – tour sound, AKG. “AKG continues to set the standard of high-quality, reliable performance, while IVM4500 IEM adds another groundbreaking, performance-enhancing technology to the industry.”

IVM4500 IEM features antenna diversity, with two matched antennae and a new reference radio electronic design, all of which provide stable signals for the receiver. IVM4500 IEM’s audio quality boasts a high-end and powerful headphone amplifier, ultra linear frequency response and dual mode for individual mix. The quick frequency change functions support monitor engineers throughout performances to make their projects easily adjustable.

“The in-ear monitoring market has become far more mature over the years,” continued Fritz. “Artists demand, and rightfully so, an in-ear monitor that combines reliability, performance, power, comfort and quality audio – traits we’ve worked tirelessly on to ensure the IVM4500 IEM meets the standards of the performer.”

Included in the IVM4500 IEM system are the SPR4500 IEM diversity receiver, which automatically shows the number of free channels and supports TV channels with pre-programmed preset frequencies; the SST4500 IEM transmitter, which is adjustable to 10, 20, 50 and 100 mW depending on country laws; and the IP 2 ear-channel headphones, providing excellent acoustics and low impedance. The SPC4500 antenna combiner, the SRA2 W directional antenna and the RA4000 W omni-directional antenna complete the package.

For more information on IVM4500 IEM and 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.

Yamaha Announces Worldwide Launch of Three New Product Series

BUENA PARK, Calif.—In a one, two, three punch, Yamaha unveils to the world today three exciting new product series additions to their loudspeaker and mixer product line. At the NAMM Show, executives from Yamaha Corporation Japan and the Pro Audio & Combo Division of Yamaha Corporation of America shared in the initial announcement of the new products, a joint sales effort with Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc.,

Yamaha DXR Series active loudspeakers: Comprised of four full-range models—the DXR8, DXR10, DXR12 and DXR15, deliver exceptional sound pressure levels and high-definition sound in a more compact, versatile design. High-efficiency 1100W Class-D amplifiers and Yamaha-mastered DSP, combined with an intelligent onboard mixer with flexible IN/OUT connectivity, a very functional enclosure design, makes the DXR Series ideal for front-of-house, floor-monitoring, rigged applications, and a multitude of commercial applications. The DXR is quite advanced in that it features a three-channel signal input on the speaker’s back panel enabling end users to mix their own settings as well as a unique Mixing/Link function for daisy-chaining additional powered speakers. Inputs include XLR, ¼” TRS, and RCA jacks, with signals from the inputs mixed inside the DXR unit. Each channel has its own level control and the XLR input can accept MIC/LINE sources. Each DXR cabinet features a built-in, selectable-frequency High Pass Filter (HPF) for use with a subwoofer.

The DXR speakers provide DSP-assisted EQ (Dynamic COUNTOUR) tailoring the frequency response when used as floor monitors or mains. Proprietary FIR-X filtering ensures that the DXR cabinets perform under all circumstances, even at very high levels. FIR-X tuning technology achieves a more accurate and smooth response, better clarity, and imaging than what is possible with crossovers that are currently available.

All models incorporate integrated rigging points for installation using standard rigging eyebolts, and optional U-brackets are also available for additional installation versatility. All models also feature built-in, dual-angle pole mount sockets for vertical or angled applications.

Yamaha DXS Subwoofers: Joining the new DXR series are the high-powered DXS12 and DXS15 active subwoofers that will further enhance the DXR speaker’s performance. Newly developed D-XSUB technology dynamically controls the low frequency range, and by adding BOOST mode, you’ll experience more punch in the overall sound. The new sub’s XTENDED LF mode will enhance the bottom end of the low frequency range. Ideal for commercial installation in churches, schools, regional performing arts venues, and a multitude of applications requiring high SPL, the DXR and DXS provide stunning clarity and an unsurpassed level of reliability.

“The DSR Series launched last year has been very well received by the commercial marketplace, and we have utilized every internal resource of our development team, including collaboration with NEXO, to ensure that the DXR and DSX are as well received as the popular DSR,” states Marc Lopez, Marketing Manager, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc.

The new Yamaha DXR Series is now available at a suggested MSRP ranging from $829 to $1,199. The DSX will be available in February with an MSRP for the DSX12 sub of $1,049 and $1,199 for the DSX15.

Yamaha MGP Mixers: Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the PM200 analog mixer and the 25th anniversary of the launch of the DMP7 digital mixer, Yamaha officially launches a premium mixer series with the debut of the new MGP12X and 16X analog mixers. These mixers are in a class by themselves. With proprietary DSP providing Ducker, Leveler, and Stereo Image functions—three very essential features in commercial installations, the MGP mixers will be a welcome addition to any school auditorium, small church, or corporate installation. The MGP Editor app for iPhone/iPod Touch will allow access to further detailed parameter editing of DSP functions of the Ducker, Leveler, REV-X and SPX effects. The app will be available free of charge on Apple iTunes.

The MGP analog sound starts with a discrete Class-A mic pre-amp with an inverted Darlington circuit design. Utilizing Yamaha’s proprietary X-pressive EQ, the MGP mixer captures the ultimate analog sound by reproducing unique frequency characteristics of sought-after classic EQ circuits. High resolution Yamaha REV X and SPX EQ effects modules are also integrated for additional processing. And, at the heart of the MGP’s compact configuration, a new and innovative approach has been taken to utilize digital technology within the MGP analog mixer by adding iPod/iPhone integration via onboard USB for direct digital playback and charging. The superb functionality of the Stereo Hybrid Channel adds warmth and musicality to the mixer’s premium analog sound.

“Our customers who prefer the ultimate in analog sound at the level of the MGP have played an important role in this mixer coming to market,” says Lopez. “The MG line and our new MGP premium mixer will continue to capitalize on our 40+ years of experience in development of renowned analog mixers combined with the impact we have made over the past 25 years in digital products.”

Each MGP has two FX sends, two AUX sends, four Group Buses and a Stereo output. The 12-channel MGP12X features six mic inputs and12 Line inputs (four Mono + four Stereo). The 16-channel MGP16X features 10 Mic inputs and 16 Line inputs (eight Mono + four Stereo). All mic inputs have individual phantom power and HPF options and each input channel features the renowned 1-knob compressor and 3–band X-pressive EQ with sweepable mid band.

The MGP mixers are housed in a rugged metal chassis with optimized internal construction for minimal noise, integrated rack ears for rack-mounting for fixed installations, and a multi-voltage, internal power supply that allows for worldwide use in any region using 100V-240V.

The new Yamaha MGP mixers will be available this spring at an MSRP of $829 for the MGP12X and $999 for the MGP16X.

For more information on the new Yamaha DXR Speakers, DXS Subs and MGP mixers, visit www.yamahaca.com.

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About Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc.:
Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS) provides a full line of integrated professional audio products offering complete systems solutions for the broadcast, sound reinforcement/installed sound, touring, commercial recording, and post production markets. With the addition of NEXO to the product line, the company remains the official U.S. and Canadian distributor for all NEXO speaker models. YCAS offers comprehensive in-house and field product training for its customers, a dedicated dealer network, and 24/7 technical support.

Video Mount Products’ 2012/2013 Product Catalog Now Available

STEVENSVILLE, MD., Jan. 19, 2012 — Video Mount Products (videomount.com), a leading provider of mounting solutions for the CI, commercial, education, security, residential, and pro audio/video markets, is proud to announce that its 2012/2013 product catalog is now available, both online as well as in hard copy.

“Since 1994, VMP’s products have been engineered for and installed with confidence in thousands of schools, restaurants, hotels, houses of worship, businesses, residences, and security installations throughout the world,” explained Keith Fulmer, president of Video Mount Products. “With more than 20 new products included in our new catalog, VMP has the mounting solution for the job whether you’re installing a large video flat panel, projector, DVR, video surveillance/security system or antenna/satellite dish in a home or commercial setting, VMP has the mounting solution for the job.”

All VMP mounting systems are manufactured from tempered high grade steel and use durable powder coat finishes. Many models are UL listed for additional safety and reliability andIn addition, all VMP products carry the Forever warranty as well as offer simple, quick installation.

For more information, please visit www.videomount.com or call (410) 643-6390 or toll free 877-281-2169. If you need help choosing the right mount for your application, try the Video Mount Finder at www.chooseamount.com.

About Video Mount Products
Born in 1994, Video Mount Products (VMP) is a leading provider of mounting solutions for the video, audio and security industries. VMP products consistently offer the latest designs in safety and flexibility, all at an outstanding value. VMP’s product offering continues to grow by adding several mounting systems to address the increasing diversification of flat panel technology, as well as other growing segments across many markets.

VMP has become the mounting systems company of choice for professionals and their customers everywhere. VMP prides itself on providing the best products in the industry and by supporting those products with knowledgeable professionals who understand that “support” is the core of the business.

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HARMAN’s Crown Audio Introduces Its New Flagship I-Tech 4x3500HD DriveCore™ Series Multichannel Power Amplifier At the 2012 Winter NAMM Show

ANAHEIM, California — In a move that redefines the performance capabilities of professional multichannel power amplifiers, HARMAN’s Crown Audio announced the introduction of its new flagship I-Tech HD Series 4x3500HD DriveCore™ Series 4-channel power amplifier. The 4-channel I-Tech 4x3500HD incorporates Crown’s sixth-generation Class I engine with DriveCore™ technology to deliver 3,500 watts per channel burst into four or two ohms, and offers a host of Crown’s most advanced features including a 4.3-inch TFT LCD with capacitive touchscreen, exclusive HARMAN HiQnet System Architect™ 2.0 control functionality and Version 5 DSP preset support for JBL Professional’s newly-launched VTX Series V25 plus VERTEC® Series line array loudspeakers.

The I-Tech 4x3500HD offers an unprecedented degree of operational flexibility. The 4.3-inch front-panel LCD touchscreen provides amplifier monitoring and access to key functions with color-keyed visuals that are similar to the at-a-glance FaderGlow™ indicators used on Soundcraft and Studer mixing consoles.

The Crown I-Tech 4x3500HD delivers 1,900 watts per channel into eight ohms, 2,000 watts per channel into four ohms and a massive 4,000 watts into four ohms bridged with all channels driven at full bandwidth all from an amplifier that measures just 2U rack spaces high. This remarkable power to size ratio is made possible by Crown’s exclusive DriveCore amplifier IC chip. The DriveCore chip combines the amplifier driver stage into the power output stage (along with additional audio-signal functions), to dramatically reduce overall size and power-consumption requirements and yield energy-efficient operation that conforms to HARMAN International’s GreenEdge™ environmental initiative.

DriveCore technology also gives the I-Tech 4x3500HD the ability to better control and more quickly recover from high-voltage transients, for a highly accurate reproduction of the input signal and better low-frequency response.

A common concern among tour and installed sound professionals is the relative lack of inputs and outputs on DSP-enabled power amplifiers. The I-Tech 4x3500HD provides an ideal real-world solution with its four analog inputs, four AES3 digital inputs and four AES inputs over VDrive and the ability to select four CobraNet® inputs. The amplifier also includes SpeakON or banana plug speaker connectors, as well as a Neutrik® PowerCON AC input connector to prevent the power cord from coming loose in transit.

The Crown I-Tech 4x3500HD provides more DSP sound-tailoring capability than any other amplifier on the market. Its proprietary BSS OmniDriveHD processing engine employs 32bit/192kHz A/D and D/A converters for superb sonic clarity and the ability to precisely tailor the amplifier’s audio output. Crown’s exclusive linear phase FIR and IIR filters provide optimized loudspeaker crossover points with improved midrange clarity and off-axis loudspeaker response.

The amplifier is compatible with the HARMAN HiQnet System Architect and JBL HiQnet Performance Manager™ sound reinforcement system design software. JBL HiQnet Performance Manager is a highly refined user interface that facilitates the design of touring and live performance venue sound reinforcement systems. The inclusion of JBL VERTEC Version 5 DSP preset tunings for VERTEC Series loudspeakers interface with the I-Tech 4x3500HD’s FIR filters to improve the loudspeakers’ sound quality and horizontal coverage performance. For enhanced control and monitoring capabilities the amplifier is also compatible with the Powered By Crown iPad/iPhone application.

“The I-Tech 4x3500HD DriveCore Series offers control, connectivity, DSP and system interfacing capabilities that have never been available in a professional high-power multichannel amplifier before,” said Brian Pickowitz, Market Manager, Tour Sound for Crown. “We designed it entirely without compromise to be the most flexible and useful multichannel amplifier on the market today.”

“The I-Tech 4x3500HD will be an integral part of our turnkey system package for the newly-released, VTX Series V25 flagship fullsize enclosure as well as a powerful, versatile platform that allows VerTec to achieve it’s full performance potential with V5 processing”, added Paul Bauman, Senior Manager, Tour Sound for JBL Professional.

The I-Tech 4x3500HD incorporates a host of additional useful features including Crown’s innovative LevelMax™ limiter technology that combines the operation of the amplifier’s Peak, Thermal and RMS limiters for more effective protection; a front-panel USB port that enables users to load preset amplifier settings or device files and update firmware.

Power per channel with all channels driven for two seconds is as follows: 1,900W at eight ohms; 2,000W at four ohms; 2,000W at two ohms; 3,800W at eight ohms bridged; 4,000W at four ohms bridged.

The Crown I-Tech 4x3500HD DriveCore Series will be available in February 2012.

HARMAN HiQnet™ is the world’s first connectivity and control protocol that integrates all product categories in the signal chain for professional audio systems of all types, size, and applications. HARMAN HiQnet no longer requires the user to manage multiple disparate operating systems or be responsible for programming individual signal processors, speaker controllers, wireless microphone systems, and mixing consoles. HiQnet was developed by engineers from across HARMAN’s Professional Division and is coordinated by the System Development and Integration Group (SDIG), a team of dedicated systems specialists based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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.

Auralex Announces Strategic Alliance With Studio Designer Carl Tatz at the 2012 NAMM Show

Auralex Joins Forces with Carl Tatz, World-Class Studio Designer, to Develop Turnkey Acoustic Control Solutions

ANAHEIM, CA, JANUARY 19, 2012 – Auralex Acoustics, Inc. the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions, and Carl Tatz, the award-winning studio designer/acoustician and owner of Carl Tatz Design, announce a strategic alliance at the 2012 NAMM Show (Booth 6898, Hall A). Working closely with Carl Tatz, Auralex now offers audio professionals a turnkey acoustical treatment system that emulates the performance of Tatz’s custom-designed control rooms. The announcement was made by Eric Smith, Auralex founder and president, and further accentuates Auralex’s position as the preeminent leader in acoustic control solutions.

Tatz and Auralex’s research and development department co-developed the series, known as the Carl Tatz Signature Series by Auralex, which is a collection of fabric-wrapped fiberglass acoustic panels hand-selected by Tatz. Designed for the high-end project studio or mastering room, the new series consists of four acoustical products, available in over 30 color options, and combines Tatz’s expertise with Auralex’s established manufacturing and distribution chains to bring this new line to the masses. Tatz, a Nashville, Tennessee-based acoustician and former recording studio owner who received a GRAMMY nomination in 1999 for his production of Jack Jones’ Tribute to Tony Bennett LP, is a renowned figure in the audio industry with extensive experience in studio design and acoustics.

Auralex’s Carl Tatz Signature Series includes:
• CTD Attenuation Cloud – Consists of three 2′ x 4′ x 2″ decorative, fabric-wrapped Class A absorptive fiberglass ProPanels™ mounted together and is specifically designed to be hung over the mix position.
• CTD Corner Trap – This new 2′ x 4′ x 2″ bass trap has inverted beveled edges to allow for corner installation and provides low frequency sound control.
• CTD Acoustic Lens – Designed for side-wall applications, the CTD Lens is a 5′ x 4″ x 8″ panel that allows for incredible low frequency absorption while controlling and focusing reflections to the right and left sides of the mix position.
• CTD ProPanel – This 2′ x 4′ x 2″ fabric-wrapped Class A absorptive fiberglass ProPanel is designed to absorb slap and flutter echoes to provide a more accurate listening environment. The panel’s design and implementation increases its ability to control lower frequencies.

“We are honored to work with Carl Tatz, one of the top studio designers in the industry, on this exciting new Auralex offering,” says Eric Smith, founder and president of Auralex Acoustics. “This new series is the perfect combination of Carl’s design experience with Auralex’s expertise and commitment to providing high-quality and innovative acoustical products. Now virtually any room can benefit from the same aesthetic and sound control enjoyed by top hit makers worldwide.”

“I am excited to partner with Auralex on this new series of high-end acoustical products,” says Tatz. “When you think of acoustical treatment, you think of Auralex and I am glad we are now able to offer the market a turnkey solution that can improve any acoustic environment. I’ve used Auralex products for years and I look forward to a successful long-term partnership with Auralex.”

About Carl Tatz DesignCarl Tatz Design (CTD) offers design and consulting services to homeowners and entertainment industry professionals in areas of: Recording Studios, Monitor Systems, Home Screening Rooms, Dedicated Listening Rooms, Acoustic Analysis, Tuning, and Sound Isolation. Carl Tatz is also the inventor of the industry acclaimed proprietary PhantomFocus™ System monitor tuning protocol. CTD’s many resources combine knowledge, experience and expertise in sound, picture and design to serve its clients worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.carltatzdesign.com.

About Auralex Acoustics, Inc.Located in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, Auralex Acoustics was founded in 1977 with a mission to provide top-performing acoustical treatment products at the best value. Since then, thousands of satisfied Auralex customers have experienced improved acoustics, expert advice and exceptional customer service. Auralex products enjoy widespread worldwide use among prominent artists, producers, engineers, corporations, celebrities and government agencies.

Auralex Acoustics has become the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions and continues to enjoy rapid growth through an international network of authorized dealers. Visit the Auralex Web site at www.auralex.com. Auralex can be reached via email at auralexinfo@auralex.com or by calling 1-800-959-3343.

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AVIOM INTRODUCES COMPLETE PERSONAL MIXING PACKAGES AT THE 2012 NAMM SHOW

Pro16 Personal Mixing Systems Include All Necessary Components, Offer the Expandability of Any Aviom System for Users

ANAHEIM, CA, JANUARY 19, 2012—Aviom has been the industry leader in providing personal monitor mixing systems since 2001 when it created the category and introduced its A-Net® protocol for digital audio distribution. Today, the company is pleased to announce a series of Pro16® Personal Mixing Systems, debuting at the 2012 NAMM Show, Booth 6720, Hall A. more

HARMAN Now Offers Public Beta Version of Its JBL HiQnet Performance Manager™ Sound Reinforcement System Design Software

ANAHEIM, California – HARMAN Professional today announced that its JBL HiQnet Performance Manager™ sound reinforcement system design software is now available to users as a public beta version. JBL HiQnet Performance Manager had been previously available to a closed group of 60 worldwide beta testers.

JBL HiQnet Performance Manager is a highly refined user interface that facilitates the design of touring and live performance venue sound reinforcement systems. Created especially for touring and theatrical sound engineering, Performance Manager is an application-specific iteration of the category-leading HARMAN HiQnet System Architect™ configuration and control software application for professional-grade audio system integration.

“JBL HiQnet Performance Manager is a powerful tool that makes the design, setup and tuning of a JBL VERTEC loudspeaker system a lot faster and more efficient,” noted Adam Holladay, Market Manager, HARMAN System Development and Integration Group.

“The response from our beta testers has been extremely positive,” continued Holladay. “In venue after venue, JBL VERTEC system engineers have been able to achieve consistently higher levels of performance than before. They note that they are also able to set up a system more quickly, saving time and money. Now that we are making it available in a public beta version, many more users will have the opportunity to take advantage of the benefits of Performance Manager as a free download.”

The public beta version of Performance Manager is available at http://hiqnet.harmanpro.com. The beta version is functional except that users will need to apply for a license key in order to go online and access the online operate modes of certain system devices. An in-depth series of training videos can be viewed at http://hiqnet.harmanpro.com/training/. The full version of JBL HiQnet Performance Manager will be available in early 2012 at a suggested retail price of $399.

Winner of a 2011 PLASA Innovation Award and a finalist for the upcoming EMEA 2012 InAVation awards for which voting is currently open, JBL HiQnet Performance Manager provides a comprehensive, step-by-step workflow that directly corresponds to real-world system configuration, taking the workflow paradigm introduced in System Architect 2 to a higher level of functionality for any live performance audio application. It is fully integrated with JBL’s Line Array Calculator II loudspeaker configuration and acoustic modeling software.

The user begins by loading templates of the speaker arrays used in the system, and then runs Line Array Calculator II for each array as part of the initial sound design task of determining how many and which type of loudspeakers are required to cover a given venue. For each array, Performance Manager automatically loads the passive VERTEC or powered VERTEC DrivePack DPDA line array configuration into the main application workspace – the first of many automated design processes native to the software application. Loudspeakers can also be manually loaded into the templates if desired.

Once the user defines the required amplifier parameters for the passive loudspeakers within the arrays, Performance Manager automatically loads the correct number of Crown Audio VRACK or other user-determined amplifier racks into the audio system. The software then associates the amplifier outputs with the bandpass crossover inputs for the selected array and programs the amplifiers with the correct JBL preset data, as well as gain shading and JBL Line Array Control Panel equalization parameters that are determined in JBL’s Line Array Calculator II as part of the modeling process to optimize sound pressure level and frequency response over the defined audience geometry.

Representations of the bandpass inputs for each loudspeaker section are overlaid onto the arrays, enabling the user to easily visualize the array configuration, whether JBL DrivePack-powered or driven by external Crown power amplifiers. Performance Manager software also significantly simplifies system-networking configuration – the user can simply drag and drop devices discovered on the network onto the pre-configured devices within the Performance Manager workspace to synchronize all addressing and parameter values.

In addition, the Performance Manager graphical interface provides embedded control panels for array calibration, time alignment and system EQ which utilize input section digital signal processing resources available in either Crown I-Tech HD power amplifiers or JBL DrivePack-powered loudspeakers with DPDA digital audio input modules. Input attenuation, equalization, delay settings and bandpass controls are all readily accessible directly within the main application workspace along with flexible grouping and comprehensive solo/mute functionality for system testing.

Once system tuning is complete, Performance Manager’s Show Mode display is optimized for the actual live performance, offering appropriate adjustment control ballistics for equalization and dedicated monitoring interfaces for levels, speaker loads, thermal conditions and AC power requirements. The workspace for all stages of Performance Manager’s workflow has a common design motif, with monitoring functions overlaid on top of the same loudspeaker bandpass representations within the workspace, making visualization easier and more consistent across various workflow screens.

HARMAN HiQnet™ is the world’s first connectivity and control protocol that integrates all product categories in the signal chain for professional audio systems of all types, size, and applications. HARMAN HiQnet no longer requires the user to manage multiple disparate operating systems or be responsible for programming individual signal processors, speaker controllers, wireless microphone systems, and mixing consoles. HiQnet was developed by engineers from across HARMAN’s Professional Division and is coordinated by the System Development and Integration Group (SDIG), a team of dedicated systems specialists based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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.

The RapcoHorizon Company Features DesignVision at the 2012 NAMM Show

Featured Software Tool Facilitates the Creation of Professional Drawings of Custom Panels and More for System Integrators and A/V installers

ANAHEIM, CA, JANUARY 20, 2012 ― The RapcoHorizon Company, a leading manufacturer of audio/video interfacing and cable equipment, is featuring DesignVision, a panel design program created specifically for the company’s network of professional systems integrators, dealers and contractors, at the 2012 NAMM Show (Booth 4558, Hall C). The software allows The RapcoHorizon Company’s professional network to create expert quality custom installation diagrams for A/V installation projects.

Perfect for companies that specify audio and video in permanent installation projects, DesignVision features a simple interface that enables someone with no computer aided design (CAD) experience to create CAD-like setups of custom rack panels, wall plates and floor pocket inserts. The intuitive system speeds up the quoting process and can be downloaded to run locally on any Windows computer, which enables laptop users to access the software from anywhere – including on-site client meetings.

“With the fast-paced world we now live in, our systems integrators, dealers and contractors are always looking for the quickest and easiest way to make their clients happy,” says Darius Seabaugh, vice president of marketing for The RapcoHorizon Company. “The DesignVision software not only provides these professionals with the power of speed but it also ensures expert quality designs. All this, wrapped neatly in one easy-to-use, downloadable interface.”

To create a system design, a user simply selects the preferred panel and utilizes the drag and drop feature to place the desired connectors directly on the panel. By using a basic set of design tools, the user can even create a template for engraving.

When the drawing is complete, the dealer can email a PDF and a completely accurate price quote to the tour manager for approval. Once approved, the integrator can email the same design with its full bill of materials to their RapcoHorizon sales representative. This ensures an expedited distribution of the custom panel to the client.

“With just the click of a button, users will receive fast, accurate quotes,” continues Seabaugh. “This reduces uncertainty and increases the turnaround time that is involved with processing an order.”

The RapcoHorizon Company’s DesignVision software will be available for free download at www.rapcohorizon.com. Users will be required to have a unique login and password, which can be obtained from their RapcoHorizon representative.

The RapcoHorizon Company, located in Jackson, Missouri, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of audio, video, home theater, data and telecommunications cable in both bulk wire and assemblies. Used worldwide by concert touring sound companies, video and sound contractors, recording studios, system integrators, audiophiles and musicians, The RapcoHorizon Company’s products provide optimal flexibility and premium performance. The company’s state-of-the-art Custom Shop can modify existing products or build new devices to meet any need. For more information, please visit The RapcoHorizon Company’s Web site at www.rapcohorizon.com.

HARMAN’s JBL Professional Revolutionary D2 Dual Driver at the Heart of new VTX Line Array Series

ANAHEIM, California – With today’s introduction of HARMAN’s JBL Professional VTX Line Array Series, JBL is also unveiling the D2 Dual Driver—the revolutionary device that makes the VTX Series’ dramatic improvements in high-frequency sound and performance possible.

The D2 Dual-Diaphragm Dual-Voice-Coil Compression Driver overcomes the limitations of conventional compression driver technology: limited high frequency extension due to mass of the diaphragm and voice coil, and distortion characteristics that arise due to dome breakup modes. Merging two compression drivers into a single, compact transducer with a single acoustical output, the D2 Dual Driver utilizes two voice coils, each with its own lightweight, polymer, annular diaphragm, its own magnet assembly, and its own specialized phasing plug. Instead of the large and ‘heavy’ single voice coil metal dome diaphragm of conventional compression drivers, D2 is driven by two light but strong voice coils, two motive “forces” instead of one, acoustically connected to a single exit chamber.

“With two smaller diaphragms and voice coils working on the same acoustical load, the VTX Line Array Series provides high efficiency and SPL, plus increased extreme high-frequency reproduction due to the smaller moving mass of each diaphragm and voice coil,” said Paul Bauman, Senior Manager, Tour Sound, JBL Professional. “The D2 Dual Driver is a radical departure from traditional compression drivers and represents a monumental breakthrough in loudspeaker system design!”

The two annular polymer diaphragms have the same radiating area as a conventional single dome, and overall output and power handling are dramatically increased due to the lower moving mass and enhanced heat transfer obtained with two separate voice coils. The result is a compact compression driver with dramatically improved efficiency, power handling, smoother, extended high frequency response and significantly lower levels of nonlinear distortion.

Well-validated by objective measurements, D2’s performance has also gone through exhaustive subjective listening tests, demonstrating its superior sound quality compared to traditional metallic, mono structure drivers. D2 provides an extreme output advantage over conventional systems allowing significantly higher array power density.

Compared to a conventional system, the D2 has double the number of voice coils and more than double the power handling, but with a 30 percent reduction in weight. This results in a dramatic increase in pure high frequency sound pressure levels in the same physical footprint. The power handling of the three D2 drivers used in the VTX V25 are each 200 watts per AES standard.

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 20 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 12,000 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $3.8 billion for the twelve months ending September 30, 2011.

Structured Cable Products, Inc. Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Reception at ISE 2012

Structured Cable Products, Inc. (SCP), a leading manufacturer and global supplier of low voltage cable and accessories, will hold a special exclusive party for its customers and partners at ISE 2012 to proudly celebrate the company’s 10th Anniversary. The SCP 10th Anniversary Party will treat guests to free beer will be held at the SCP booth (#11F70) on February 1st. Attendees to ISE who wish to attend the party must stop by the SCP booth the day of the event to receive their complimentary pass.

From the company’s beginning with a single location in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. in 2001, SCP has steadily grown into an industry leader, serving customers around the world. In addition to the company’s corporate headquarters—now located in Tamarac, Fla.—Structured Cable Products, now has a West Coast sales office in Arizona, and distribution warehouses located throughout the U.S. in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Texas.

SCP also has a European distribution center located in the Netherlands as well as an ever-growing number of authorized distributors in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Since its inception, SCP has offered the widest selection of low voltage cables and accessories. The SCP family of products, including Cat5e cables, Cat6 cables, speaker cables, coax cable, fire alarm cable, security cable, HDTV cables and more, can be found in countless government building, public school, commercial building and homes worldwide.

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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Phone: 954-925-1511

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