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Audio-Technica Holds Presentations by Industry Veterans at NAB

— Broadcast audio veteran Dr. Fred Ginsburg, TV audio engineer Robert Bigelow and Audio-Technica’s Steve Savanyu will impart practical information on broadcast recording and microphone techniques —

STOW, OH, March 26, 2012 — This year at NAB, on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (April 16-18, 2012), A-T’s booth C3010 will host five 30-minute audio instructional sessions throughout the day.

Dr. Fred Ginsburg, renowned industry veteran and specialist in production sound recording for motion pictures and video, will conduct two sessions each day. The first session will focus on microphone techniques and applications used for episodic television with a focus on multi-track recording, and the second session will be about techniques for rigging and attaching lavalier microphones to actors for film and video production.

Robert Bigelow, audio engineer for HBO’s Tremé will also present two sessions. First he will share his experiences of recording live music for broadcast on Tremé, and later provide a better understanding of Mid-Side stereo recording.

Steve Savanyu, Audio-Technica Director of Educational Services, will offer instructions on selecting and using microphones with DSLR cameras, including single- vs. dual-system recording.

These Audio-Technica instructional sessions will be held in NAB booth C3010 all three days (April 16-18, 2012) as follows:

10:00am—10:30am
Microphone Techniques for Episodic Television and Features, by Dr. Fred Ginsburg
Microphone techniques and applications used for television with a focus on multitrack recording.

11:00am—11:30am
Microphone Techniques for Digital SLR (single lens reflex) Cameras, by Steve Savanyu
Selecting and using microphones with DSLR cameras, including single vs. dual system recording.

1:30pm—2:00pm
Rigging Lavaliers and Wireless Microphones for Film and Video Production, by Dr. Fred Ginsburg
Techniques for rigging and attaching lavalier microphones to actors.

2:30pm—3:00pm
Recording Live Music for Broadcast, by Robert Bigelow
Robert Bigelow, audio engineer for HBO’s Tremé, shares his experience.

3:30pm—4:00pm
Mid-Side/Stereo Miking Demystified, by Robert Bigelow
Get a better understanding of Mid-Side stereo recording.
For more information, please visit www.audio-technica.com.

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Clear-Com Tempest Improves Flexibility and Communications for San Diego Repertory Theatre

Wireless Intercom Provides Reliable and Interference-free Communications for Productions

SAN DIEGO, CA, MARCH 26, 2012 ─ Clear-Com, a global leader in critical voice communication systems, is providing the San Diego Repertory Theatre, the resident and managing company of the Lyceum Theatre, with improved clarity and greater flexibility in its communications. The theater recently installed a four-channel Tempest2400 digital wireless system, which has promoted greater safety and higher efficiency in the production crew’s operations.

The Tempest2400 will be used for production communications for the more than 300 events and performances that are put on by the San Diego Repertory Theatre each year. Events at the Lyceum Theatre comprise meetings, musicals, festivals and tours as well as local rental and resident events. The aged wireless system formerly used by the theater had operated in a frequency that is now banned under the FCC’s wireless regulations. The Tempest2400 system, however, operates in the license-free 2.4 GHz band, which is away from the crowded spectrum to create even more room for other UHF devices to function. It is also designed with Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS) technology, which utilizes a narrow band signal that is continually changing frequencies to powerfully burn through RF noise and interference. This allows the production crew to deliver critical cues with optimal clarity and assures the safest and best executed production possible.

“Clear communication is vital for us to carefully coordinate the moving scenery and other components involved in our events. If our communications system failed or functioned poorly, then our staff and audience may be put at risk.” explains Tom Jones, Audio Supervisor and Resident Sound Designer for San Diego Repertory Theatre. “Communications with the Tempest2400 is reliable, secure, and interference-free, enhancing safety for us all.”

The Tempest has also raised efficiency with its simple functionality. Not only is it straightforward and fast to configure, but all of the features are only a click or two away, which is critical during shows with lots of cues. Moreover, each of the four channels on the Tempest is assigned to a specific talk group. This eliminates the distraction of multiple, separate conversations on a single channel and isolates communication so that they are only between relevant parties.

In addition, the Tempest beltpacks prove to be a valuable long term investment. Since the beltpacks are made with a durable ABS co-polymer blend with a polyurethane overmold, they are highly resistant against damage from colliding with moving scenery and day-to-day usage in the theater. Also, the modular nature of the channel programming and reception functions within the base stations and beltpacks allows the San Diego Repertory Theatre to expand as their productions grow.

High performance was definitely a key factor in Jones’ choice to go with Clear-Com, but the company’s solid reputation in the industry only served to further affirm that decision. “Clear-Com is a well-known leader in the theater communications industry, and thus, there is a large amount of support infrastructure available for its systems either through Clear-Com itself or local third-party rental houses,” Jones explains. “This becomes extremely important since we need to reconfigure our communications systems to handle different types of shows. The extra support allows us to obtain compatible equipment quickly, and repair any equipment necessary in a timely fashion.”

Two Tempest 2400 base stations are installed in the theater’s sound office for the main stage theater. One base station has been set up in its smaller “Space” theater. Twelve beltpacks have been synced to all three base stations so that the crew can, at a moment’s notice, change the number of packs allocated to each stage. From the sound office, the theater’s operators also have a quick visual reference for the status of the wireless systems for each theater. Remote antenna modules are placed throughout the Lyceum Theatre complex to achieve coverage across all workspaces. The Tempest2400 is used virtually every day for anything from show runs and rehearsals to pre-production communication needs inside the theater, such as focus calls and ground to grid communications.

About Clear-Com
Clear-Com, an HME company, is the global leader in mission-critical voice communication systems for professional productions. Since 1968, Clear-Com developed and marketed a comprehensive range of analog, digital and IP-based wired and wireless intercom technologies for party-line and point-to-point communications. Recognized for our legacy of intercom innovations, production teams around the world have come to depend on Clear-Com for clear, reliable and scalable communication solutions. More information about Clear-Com can be found at www.clearcom.com.

About HM Electronics, Inc. (HME)
A privately held company founded in 1971, HME has continued to be a leading provider of innovative technology focused on enhancing productivity and customer service for multiple markets including pro audio, sports, and restaurants. HME developed the first wireless intercom system for pro audio and continues to introduce exciting, cutting-edge wireless intercoms that enhance communications, increase productivity and facilitate creativity for virtually any application. HME’s comprehensive line of wireless intercoms – including the award winning PRO850 UHF and DX Series Digital Intercoms – are designed with the user in mind. In addition to pioneering the first wireless intercom for the pro audio industry, HME was the first to develop the wireless headset system for the drive-thru quick service restaurant market. More information can be found at www.hme.com.

BTX – NAB Preview

Company Quote:
“At the 2012 NAB Show, we will be showcasing an array of fiber solutions along with our patented ProBlox-D(R) connector system. For our broadcast customers, the ProBlox-D is designed to provide fast and simple setup and tear-down in applications such as remote broadcasting,” said Greg Schwartz, president of BTX Technologies. “In addition, we’ll be highlighting our easy-to-use Pro Plate and Panel Designer Software and custom plates-and-panels service, providing installers with quick access to professional-quality plates and panels to meet the needs of their broadcast applications. Along with other highlighted products from AFL, Telecast, Belden, Neutrik, Switchcraft, Gefen, Atlona, and Techflex, the BTX booth will provide attendees with a must-see roundup of some of the most innovative products in the market today.” more

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Advanced Systems Group, Harmonic Present Free File-Based Media Workflows Webinar

EMERYVILLE, CALIF. – Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading West Coast video and film integration firm, and Harmonic Inc., which offers a shared storage product line, will present a free interactive webinar, “Accelerate File-Based Media Workflows,” on Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at 10 a.m. PT.

The one-hour webinar will explain why high-performance shared storage needs to be at the heart of file-based workflows, as well as why it is essential that a shared storage system is optimized for the unique requirements of media workflows. In addition, the program will explain how to get the performance of SAN – more than 1 GBps to a single client – with the simplicity of NAS. Plus, it will showcase how to cost effectively provide a competitive advantage for some of the world’s most innovative media companies. The webinar will be hosted by Dave Van Hoy, president of ASG, and Bob Thomas, director of MediaGrid product marketing.

For more information and to register for the webinar, please visit https://asgevents.webex.com/asgevents/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=661485259.

About ASG:

Advanced Systems Group LLC of Emeryville, Calif., with offices in the Bay Area and Southern California, has provided engineering, systems, integration, support and training to the broadcast, film, creative, and corporate video markets since 1997. With unmatched experience in Apple-based newsroom systems, shared storage, archiving, editing, finishing, and VFX systems, ASG has become one of largest installers of post production and shared storage systems on the West Coast. The ASG team is highly focused on customer success, and has installed and supported more than 185 SANs, production, and post production systems over the last six years. For more information, visit www.asgllc.com or call 510-654-8300.

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Helleis Has Joined the RelampIt Team

RelampIt is pleased to announce the latest addition to their sales team, John Helleis. As an Account Executive for RelampIt, Helleis will focus on the growth and development of new and existing markets, as well as cultivating new relationships with ProAV dealers nationwide.

John Helleis has more than 20 years of sales experience and has consistently been among the top tier account executives in his previous positions. John’s optimism, energy and team approach makes him a perfect fit for the RelampIt family.

Gina Sansivero, partner at RelampIt is excited about the role Helleis will fulfill. “Helleis adds to the RelampIt objective. We selected John as an Account Executive due to his extensive experience in sales in addition to his enthusiasm and creativity in marketing. John’s approach to sales and the promotion of our brand is sure to be a great asset to our company and conducive to our growth.”

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.

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New Gefen ToolBox Matrix Switcher Routes Eight HDMI Sources to Eight Displays with Fast Switching Technology for an Instant Signal Delivery

Digital connectivity solutions provider Gefen today announced the availability of its new Gefen ToolBox 8×8 Matrix for HDMI with FST (Fast Switching Technology). This plug and play matrix switcher allows direct connections between different high definition sources and displays without networking.

Any eight sources, including Blu-ray players, gaming consoles, tablets and set-top boxes can be switched to any eight displays using this new Matrix. High definition resolutions up to 1080p full HD with 3DTV pass-through are delivered instantly when selected.

FST is a Gefen technology that speeds the HDCP (high-bandwidth digital content protection) handshaking process, which in the past could take up to ten seconds in transition when switching between sources. With FST, those ten seconds have been reduced to nearly no delay when switching sources, with high definition video appearing on the display immediately with no latency.

Installation is simple, requiring the connection of eight hi-def sources to the eight HDMI inputs, and the connection of eight hi-def displays to the eight HDMI outputs. Users can assign any source to any display, relaying video and multi-channel digital audio with no signal delays.

The 8×8 Matrix for HDMI with FST offers local front panel control, IR remote access and RS-232 for automation, IP control and is a lower cost alternative to previous product offerings.

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Platinum Tools® Launches New Scissors and Kits

From Ergonomic to Scissor-Run to Free-Fall, Platinum Tools has the Right Scissors for Every Tool Belt

CAMARILLO, Calif., March 26, 2012 – Platinum Tools (www.platinumtools.com), the leader in solutions for the preparation, installation and hand termination of wire and cable, is proud to announce the launch of its new scissors and kits.

“Whether you are a Security, Telecom, Datacom, or Electrical installer, your tool belt needs a good pair of scissors,” explained Lee Sachs, Platinum Tools, Inc. president and general manager. “From ergonomic to scissor-run or free-fall, Platinum Tools has it all. Made in the U.S.A., choose them separately or combine your choice with a cable splicer’s knife and a durable leather belt pouch for a simple, convenient solution.”

Ergo Electrician’s Scissors (part # 10515C)
A total ergonomic design that is outside the box thinking. It will feel like it was custom made. The cushioned grip non-slip handle adds extra leverage for easy cutting, less wrist stress, and no pinch points. The professional installer’s choice.

Leather Pouch, Knife and Scissors Kits
These kits provide simple solutions for the professional installer. Each kit includes a 6-inch nickel plated cable splicer’s knife with a comfortable, non-slip grip, weighted handle, and your choice of scissors in a durable leather belt pouch.

Scissor-Run Scissors; 5-inch (part # 10517C)
An original favorite, this smooth cutting action, scissor-run design is excellent for cutting Kevlar®, foil, and wire. Cuts solid wire up to 16 AWG and stranded up to 12 AWG. Strips 19 and 23 AWG.

Free-Fall Scissors; 5-inch (part # 10518C)
The Free-Fall design makes it a true, security and telecom scissor. Hold the point of one blade straight up and the other at 180 degrees, and then let it drop; it free falls and stop ¼-inch from the point enabling the technician to use their fingertips to operate the snips.

Additional features of the new scissors and kits include:
• No pinch points, Ergo
• No-slip cushion grip, Ergo
• Extra cutting leverage, Ergo
• Free fall design, Ergo and Free-Fall
• Full serrated bottom blade for non-slip cutting
• Scraper and file on backside of blades
• Inside blade is chrome plated for rust protection
• Easily re-sharpens & holds cutting edge
• Stripping notches for 19 & 23 AWG wire
• Screw permits easy adjustment
• Through hardened
• High carbon steel
• Cuts solid wire up to 16 AWG
• Cuts stranded wire up to 12 AWG

For more information on Platinum Tools and its complete product line, please visit www.platinumtools.com, call (800) 749-5783, or email info@platinumtools.com.

About Platinum Tools
Platinum Tools, founded in 1997, was created based upon two very simple objectives. First, develop the absolute best possible solutions for the preparation, installation, and hand termination of wire and cable. Second, implement an operational infrastructure that can deliver these products in an efficient, timely, and high quality manner.

All of our products must absolutely satisfy three critical benchmark criteria…utility of function; quality of function; and economic value. Our people are our company. They, too, must be focused on and work to satisfy three critical benchmark criteria…customer satisfaction; product knowledge and expertise; and willingness to learn and adapt.

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BOSE® LAUNCHES NEW FREESPACE® AMPLIFIERS FOR SINGLE-ZONE AND EXPANDABLE APPLICATIONS

Greater Flexibility and Ease-of-Use for Premium Sound Solutions

Framingham, Massachusetts, March 26, 2012 – Bose Professional Systems Division has introduced its latest FreeSpace® products: the FreeSpace IZA 250-LZ/190-HZ integrated zone amplifiers, and the FreeSpace ZA 250-LZ/190-HZ zone amplifiers. Each is easy to install and use, and offers greater flexibility and configurability for creating premium sound solutions for retail stores, schools, hotels, restaurants, and houses of worship.

The new FreeSpace IZA integrated zone amplifiers are designed for background/foreground music and paging applications. Proprietary Bose Opti-voice® paging provides seamless paging over music, ensuring clear, natural speech is heard at the appropriate sound level in the selected area. When used with Bose FreeSpace DS 40 and DS 16 loudspeakers, sound is further optimized through onboard selectable EQ presets.

The new FreeSpace ZA zone amplifiers provide basic amplification and sound system expansion when using front-end signal processing from Bose FreeSpace business music systems and Bose ControlSpace® engineered sound processors. They can also be combined with the FreeSpace IZA amplifiers to function as one system — with double the power — sharing the same music paging sources, master volume control, and optional loudspeaker equalization.

For even greater flexibility, the FreeSpace® IZA and ZA amplifiers can be used as standalone products from any RCA line-level source, or with other loudspeakers and legacy systems. They integrate reliable, high-quality Class-D amplification to provide powered channels that can operate at low (250-LZ models) or high (190-HZ) impedance: 2 X 50 W (4-Ohms) or 1 x 90 W (70/100V systems), respectively.

Each amplifier is compact, lightweight, and simple to install and use. They can be placed unobtrusively on a table, desk or shelf. For the FreeSpace IZA amplifier, setup is controlled from the front and rear panels, eliminating the need for a computer; users can easily make tonal adjustments, connect to and change sources or deliver pages. Tonal balance in each zone is automatically maintained across all volumes with Dynamic Equalization –- a Bose innovation — so there’s no need for manual adjustments.

Accessories
Optional wall-mount user interfaces for the FreeSpace IZA amplifiers enable volume and source selection controls to be placed away from the amplifier, in a separate room. An optional Rack Mount Kit accessory for the FreeSpace IZA and ZA amplifiers provides further flexibility for fixed rack-mount applications.

Availability
The FreeSpace IZA integrated zone amplifiers and FreeSpace ZA zone amplifiers are available now from Bose through authorized Bose dealers. They are covered by a five-year transferable, limited warranty. For more information, please visit pro.Bose.com.

About FreeSpace® Systems
Unique Bose® technologies help FreeSpace business music systems deliver an unmatched combination of performance, elegance, and simplicity, engineered for demanding commercial applications. Bose FreeSpace loudspeakers blend with existing décor and visual design. These systems also offer automated features and easy operation that give business owners and staff the control they need, while delivering a premium sound experience.

About Bose Corporation
Bose Corporation was founded in 1964 by Dr. Amar G. Bose, professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Today, the company is primarily known for acoustics; however, its research has resulted in products for non-audio fields. Bose inventions have improved the performance of:

Loudspeakers
Home entertainment systems
Automotive music systems designed for the interior acoustics of each car model (first introduced by Bose)
Noise reducing headsets for pilots and the public (first introduced by Bose)
Sound in public spaces
The production of sound for musicians requiring electronic amplification of their instruments
Materials testing and durability simulation instruments for biomedical, industrial and commercial applications
Driver suspension systems for heavy-duty trucks

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EAW® Gears Up for Strong Prolight + Sound and Beyond

Company introduces all-new “Avalon by EAW” elite dance club loudspeakers

Prolight + Sound, Frankfurt, Germany, March 21, 2012 – EAW® (Halle 8.0, Stand F21), a world leader in audio system technology for over 30 years, is enjoying a strong showing at Prolight + Sound and elsewhere, with new products impressing ears from Frankfurt to Miami and worldwide.

At Prolight + Sound, EAW will be featuring several of its most critically-acclaimed loudspeakers, including models from the VF and QX Series, as well as a 16-module KF740 loudspeaker array using the new zero degree adapter accessory. Two SB2001 dual 21-in Subwoofers and two Powercube™ dedicated power and processing modules will complement the KF740 rig. EAW is also performing a bi-continental launch of its all-new “Avalon by EAW” elite dance club loudspeakers – in addition to displaying them at Prolight + Sound, they are holding a full live demonstration at the Winter Music Conference in Miami, Florida, USA, March 21-25, at the Delano Hotel Pool.

Avalon by EAW represents a radical departure from any dance club loudspeaker system ever created, including EAW’s own original Avalon units. EAW has once again partnered with legendary club designer John Lyons to produce a line of loudspeaker systems that will be his legacy to this industry. Lyons’ dictate for the Avalon Series was clear: to break new ground, performing like no other and setting a new standard for power and clarity, while taking loudspeaker design itself to uncharted territory. The first two products in the series do all of the above. The radical design turns the loudspeaker inside-out, mounting the exposed MF/HF horn in front of the grille. Avalon by EAW also offers perfect acoustical symmetry in both the vertical and horizontal dimensions. The aesthetics are also revolutionary, as no other loudspeaker has ever reached the heights of industrial design that Avalon by EAW does. Fittingly, there is no such thing as a standard-order Avalon Series loudspeaker. Each and every order must choose from among eight “fitment” options with five color options. Also, product distribution and installation require specific review, approval, inspection and certification from EAW’s Application Support Group. The goal is to ensure that each and every Avalon installation is an absolute gem.

The VF family of products, consisting of five models of VFR Two-Way Full-Range Loudspeakers, two VFS Subwoofers, and three VSM Stage Monitors, represents a new approach to the needs of professional audio from EAW, combining a hybrid of portable and install features in one package. VF products were engineered with a robust design, including uncompromised sound quality for multiple applications with clean blended lines, rigging, and transformer options desired in an installation product. Extremely versatile, these new units offer outstanding sound quality and power for value, and the boxes feature a clean, consistent design with an elegant style. The VF Series is intended for both portable and install applications and environments, including auditoriums, theaters, nightclubs and DJ setups, bars, music performances, houses of worship, mobile churches, etc. At Prolight + Sound, EAW will be showing all three VSM Stage Monitors, both VFS Subwoofers and VFR159 and VFR129 Full-range loudspeakers.

EAW is also exhibiting its acclaimed QX Series loudspeakers, optimized for installed system applications that require precise directivity in a powerful low-profile form. Engineered and assembled at EAW’s Whitinsville, Massachusetts, USA facility, the QX Series provides size-efficient yet very high output point source clusters. The series is particularly geared toward medium-to-large-sized spaces including sports arenas but is also designed for houses of worship, outdoor stadiums, performing arts venues, theaters and clubs.

At the booth, EAW will be displaying a 16-module KF740 loudspeaker array featuring the all-new zero degree adapter accessory and SB2001 Subwoofers. The KF740/SB2001 array will be displayed with EAW Powercube power and processing modules featuring both supported amplification options: Powersoft® and LAB.gruppen®. EAW Powercubes include EAW Red Certification™ training – a two-day training seminar at users’ shops to ensure that all users get absolutely consistent performance from their KF740 rig or from any Red Certified KF740 rig that is cross-rented. Interested parties should contact their EAW Sales Representative or Distributor for more information.

For more information, please visit www.eaw.com.

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Eastern Acoustic Works® Debuts Next-Generation Avalon by EAW® Dance Club Loudspeakers

Prolight + Sound, Frankfurt, Germany, March 21, 2012 – EAW® (Halle 8.0, Stand F21), a world-renowned loudspeaker designer and manufacturer, has announced the launch of the first two products in the all-new, next-generation Avalon by EAW line of dance club loudspeaker systems. The line was co-designed by legendary dance club designer/owner John Lyons, whose Avalon Hollywood club is a favorite performance venue for world-class DJs. Lyons worked with EAW in the late 1990s to produce the original line of Avalon loudspeakers. The announcement was made by EAW President Jeff Rocha.

“Once again, John Lyons has helped EAW go to places we never thought we could go,” Rocha said. “Not only do the loudspeakers reach a new level of performance, power and clarity, but we’ve developed fit and finish techniques that put us on a par with luxury automobile manufacturers.”

Avalon by EAW represents a radical departure from all previous dance club loudspeaker systems, putting cutting-edge acoustical technology in a package that appeals to the design-conscious dance club market. The industrial design turns the loudspeaker inside-out, mounting the exposed mid/high horn in front of the grille. And the concave grille – sculpted in clean, straight lines – expresses the bilateral symmetry that unifies the design.

The products released include the CLUB.two and CLUB.three. Each is a three-way system using a horn-loaded, ultra-efficient, coaxial mid/high compression driver. The CLUB.two includes four 12-in LF cone transducers mounted in a vertically and horizontally symmetrical pattern and axially aligned with the mid/high section. The CLUB.three uses a single, ferociously powerful 15-in LF cone mounted in a triaxial configuration behind the mid/high section.

In both cases, the symmetry allows for the application of slight mid/high delay to produce an apparent unified origin, as if output across the entire frequency range were originating from a single point. EAW has used a similar technique in a single plane across their product range for many years, and Avalon by EAW takes the technique to a new level of output and performance.

“This absolutely sets a new standard for club sound,” John Lyons said. “Beyond the power we’ve gotten from the new generation of components, the symmetry gives these systems an unprecedented level of clarity. The sonic imaging is simply amazing.”

In addition to a radical design and state-of-the-art acoustical technology, Avalon by EAW also sets a new benchmark for fit and finish in the pro audio space. The products are available in a range of color and finish options. “There is no such thing as a ‘standard’ Avalon by EAW,” Rocha said.

While base-level products can be ordered in traditional, textured black paint, customers must specify the powder-coated grilles in Siren Red, Medallion Gold, Starlight Sparkle Silver or Machine Grey. The horns and a surrounding trim piece may color match the grille or may be Piano Black.

Beyond that, customers can upgrade to a high-grade, automotive finish for the enclosures, choosing from Piano Black or Polar White. These eye-catching finish options caught the eye of many attendees at ISE in Amsterdam in February 2012, where Avalon by EAW received a special preview. “It might have been the most photographed display at the whole tradeshow,” Rocha said.

Because Avalon by EAW goes so far beyond any existing dance club loudspeaker system, Lyons and EAW have decided to set a high bar for access to them, requiring a design proposal to be submitted and approved before an order can be placed.

“The point is to ensure the every installation is an absolute gem,” Lyons said. “If you think you’re ready to step up to this level, talk to EAW. But know up-front that if you’re going to use Avalon by EAW, you’re going to do it right.”

All design proposals will undergo review by EAW’s Application Support Group (ASG). Proposals can be submitted as anonymous venues, ensuring confidentiality to the club design community. Each proposal will receive a registration number to track the project as it proceeds. As necessary, ASG will recommend revisions to the design proposal. After approval, customers can select their colors and place their orders, including the project registration number. EAW will check the order against the registered proposal to ensure that all necessary equipment is included. Once the installation is complete, ASG will inspect the installation and assist with the commissioning process.

“When the system is installed and commissioned,” Rocha said, “we’ll present the club with a plaque, stating that it is Avalon Certified. It’s the closest thing pro audio has to a velvet rope. It may sound hokey, but that club – the club of Avalon Certified venues – will be as exclusive as, well, as an Avalon Certified club.”

For more information, please visit www.eaw.com.

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