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Meyer Sound Ships Steerable CAL Column Array Loudspeaker

Meyer Sound has begun delivery of its CAL column array loudspeaker this summer. Available in three models, CAL is a self-powered installation product that introduces an unprecedented level of vocal clarity in even the most reverberant environments. The recipients of the first shipments include a collegiate stadium and an indoor auditorium in the US as well as an Australian live performing arts centre.

“CAL is a digitally steerable column array product in which all high-frequency and low-frequency drivers are tight-packed in a bi-amped configuration and are individually amplified and processed,” says John McMahon, executive director of operations and digital products at Meyer Sound. “These engineering details are essential in enabling the beam control needed for a human voice to cut through a highly reverberant acoustic space.”

CAL’s vertical beam can be angled up or down in one-degree increments up to 30 degrees to aim only at target coverage areas without exciting an entire architectural space. Two of the CAL versions, CAL 64 and CAL 96, also include beam-splitting capabilities for applications where a balcony wall may cause undesired reflections.

Video: CAL column array

www.meyersound.com/news

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Platinum Tools® Launches EZ-RJ45® Cat5e/6 Shielded Connectors with Internal or External Ground

Part of the EZ-RJ45 “System”, the New Connectors Combine the EZ-RJ45  Patented Ease-of-Use with the Advantages of Shielding for an Unparalleled Solution.

EZ-RJ45 shielded connectors

CAMARILLO, Calif., August 17, 2012 – Platinum ToolsÒ (www.platinumtools.com), the leader in solutions for the preparation, installation and hand termination of wire and cable, announces the launch of the updated EZ-RJ45Òshielded Cat5e/6 connectors with internal or external ground. The EZ-RJ45 shielded connectors are now shipping.

 “Made in the USA and designed to work on both Cat5e and Cat6 cables, solid or stranded, our upgraded EZ-RJ45 connectors combine the performance exclusive to its predecessor’s design, but now with the advantages inherent to shielded products for an unparalleled solution,” saidLee Sachs, Platinum Tools, Inc. president and general manager. “By shielding the EZ-RJ45, additional electrical isolation means the cables are even less susceptible to electrical interference caused by nearby equipment or wires and, in response, are less likely to cause interference themselves. Additionally, in applications where NEXT, FEXT, and AXT are an issue, using shielded products can be the solution.”

By utilizing the new EZ-RJ45, simplify twisted pair terminations by allowing the wires to be inserted through the connector and out the front, to easily verify the proper wiring order. Pulling the connector down over the cable jacket and seating it tightly in the rear of the connector optimizes electrical performance of the termination. Reducing the distance between the wire twists and contacts also improves performance. Terminate with the patented Platinum Tools EZ-RJ45 Crimp Tools…crimp and trim in one cycle.  Additional features of the EZ-RJ45 shielded Cat5e/6 connectors include:

  • Made in the USA
  • through holes allow wire pairs to be inserted through front of connector for faster terminations
  • EZ to verify wire sequence, reduces scrap
  • more reliable and higher performance
  • works with solid or stranded wire; separate connectors not required, reducing inventory and confusion
  • simple one-piece design; bars or liners not required
  • use in Category 3, 5, 5E or 6 compliant data networks
  • UL rated, FCC & RoHS compliant
  • 50 micro inch gold plated
  • Internal Ground: maximum cable OD: 0.260in.; maximum conductor OD: 0.041in.
  • External Ground: maximum cable OD: 0.280+in.; maximum conductor OD: 0.041in.

    EZ-RJ45PRO HD p/n 100054C

    The EZ-RJPROä HD modular crimp tool has been designed to terminate all EZ-RJ45Ò (Cat3, 5, 5e, and 6) and EZ-RJ11 (4 and 6 contact) plugs and can also be used to terminate most regular RJ45 and RJ12/11 plugs. It provides a ratcheted, high leverage, ultra stable platform for consistent, repeatable terminations. This heavy duty tool is the perfect solution when working with high performance, larger OD cables that are tougher to terminate due to larger wire gauges, thicker, harder insulation on the conductors and pair separating splines. Not only will connectivity obstacles be overcome, but the installer can be assured that every termination will meet FCC specifications.

    The patented, rugged PRO HD tool, which will reliably crimp and trim wires at the same time, has an all steel frame, PVC handles, and a rust resistant, black oxide finish to stand up to the rigors of field installations. It will also terminate plugs made for either solid or stranded cable and even includes a 568A and 568B color code etched into the side of the handle for EZ reference.

    This heavy duty ratchet style tool includes integral cable cutter/jacket strippers for round (Cat 3-6) and flat (silver satin) cable, providing optimal pressure to all contacts for a precise crimp while the vertical action assures all contacts are terminated to the proper depth.

    “We will continue to innovate and improve our unique EZ-RJ45 connectors and tools,” added Sachs. “Products designed to increase an installer’s efficiency have been the key to our success and they will continue to dominate our product line in the future.”

    Please contact Platinum Tools for pricing.

    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.

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Clearwing Teams With Martin Audio MLA At Summerfest

Guinness World Records-certified as “The World’s Largest Music Festival,” Summerfest was held at the 75-acre Henry Maier Festival Park along the lakefront in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The massive event lasted 11 days, included 17 stages, the 23,000-capacity Marcus Amphitheater and over 700 bands that drew close to a million fans.

For over 16 years, Clearwing Productions has handled the challenge of coordinating sound, light, staging and logistics for the festival with the quality, professionalism and attention to detail they’re known for.

Making its debut at the Summerfest Miller Lite Oasis Stage was the Martin Audio MLA (Multi-cellular Loudspeaker Array) 36 that consists of 11 MLA and one MLD downfill cabinet per side along with 12 MLX subwoofers.

The lineup at the Oasis stage included an eclectic mix of artists such as the popular new alternative band Fun., Kool & The Gang, Joe Walsh, Ziggy Marley, The Roots, Cake, Sublime with Rome, Atmosphere, Paul Oakenfold, Robyn, plus Rodney Atkins and Garry Allan from the Country Throwdown Tour.

Designing a loudspeaker system that could provide exceptional sound quality and coverage for all those types of music without spillage onto adjacent stages played a large role in determining MLA as the system of choice.

Asked about the setup, MLA Support Specialist Jim Jorgensen says, “We went with 12 MLA per side rolling out at 63 Hz to keep as much low end in the main array as possible and used the subs as more of an effect. One of the goals of this particular event was to maintain the coverage in a specific area, which MLA is really designed for.

“In terms of the low end response,” continues Jorgensen, “Ziggy Marley’s “engineer first brought up the system without the subs on and he was happy. When he added in subs, the ear-to-ear grin on his face was priceless”

According to Jorgensen, “One of the main things that people experienced using MLA was that the PA never got in their way. They didn’t have to spend hours tuning it. No one turned it on and thought it wasn’t going to work or we needed to change anything to get the sound and coverage we were looking for.”

In terms of MLA’s exceptional control, the crew used a daytime setting that covered up to just behind the mix position with -4 halfway through the picnic tables and a “hard avoid” behind that to keep the volume at manageable levels for those walking past the stage.

The MLA night setting went all the way up to nearly four feet in front of the buildings with a “hard avoid” past the restaurants in the back of the seating area so that festival goers could dance while standing in line but be heard when ordering their food. The MLX subs were stacked two high, three wide on the stage and delayed outside to inside to narrow the sub bass spillage and contain it to the area.

Reactions from FOH engineers to MLA for the different bands were “uniformly positive,” says Jorgensen. Robyn’s engineer said it “was pokey in all the right places,” which in Scottish audio speak means it stood out where it was supposed to. fun.’s engineer said it was the biggest sounding PA he’d ever worked with in that “he kept pushing and pushing it, and it just kept getting bigger.”

“Clearwing’s Steve Harvey (systems engineer-north stages) who had previous experience with Martin Audio’s W8LC arrays quickly understood how MLA worked and was able to explain the system to other people while becoming an advocate,” adds Jim. “He’s quite sharp and has great ears, so he got it right away.”

Working in tandem with MLA were 12 Martin Audio LE2100 stage monitors and Wavefront enclosures for sidefill along with a Digico SD10 for FOH and a Yamaha PM5D for monitors, all provided by Clearwing.

In fact, “Most of the stages on the grounds had Martin Audio wedges and fill speakers,” Jorgensen concluded. “People were also talking about how well Zac Brown covered the Marcus Amphitheater with MLA during his show to a sold out crowd. It is impressive to see that MLA can go from a tradtional midwestern sized festival stage all the way to a full scale summer concert shed with the same coherence and coverage abilities. Basically, people throughout the event commented on the whole run as to how MLA was dynamic, it flexed and grooved, and adapted to the style of music coming out of it.”

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

Photo credit: Paul Weber

About MLA™ (Multi-cellular Loudspeaker Array)
The result of many years of intensive R&D, MLA’s methodology replaces trial-and-error array design with intelligent numerical optimization of the array’s output based on a highly accurate acoustic model. The multi-cellular format has six individual cells in each enclosure, each with its own DSP and amplification.

With up to 24 enclosures, each MLA array has up to 144 cells — too great a number to optimize manually, or by ear. Instead, Martin Audio’s proprietary Display2™ system design software automatically calculates FIR DSP filters for each cell and a redundant-ring audio network (U-NET™) downloads the settings into each array enclosure. Martin Audio’s VU-NET™ software provides real-time control and monitoring of the system.

MLA delivers a frequency response and SPL consistency never before achievable; a very high system output (140dB peak, per cabinet @1m); Automatic optimization of the array, both physically (splay angles) and electronically (DSP); Computer control and monitoring of the entire system, and total control of sound system balance for engineers and sound technicians.

MLA is fully integrated, with Class D amplification, DSP and U-NET digital audio
network built into each enclosure. MLA complete systems are ready-to-use, with MLA, MLD and MLX enclosures, flying hardware, software, cabling and training all supplied. Everything needed is included. All ancillary items — from tablet PC and Merlin™ controller to network interconnects and mains distro — are also included in the complete system package. This ensures full compatibility worldwide, down to cabling and accessories.

Additional features include 90° x 7.5° dispersion; a compact size (1136mm wide x 372mm high x 675mm deep), one-box-fits-all (festivals to theaters) application range and a global voltage, power factor corrected power supply.

MLA’s compact size and very high output allows it to be shipped using smaller trucks, offering considerable savings and reduced carbon footprint. The system also includes the MLX powered, flyable subwoofer capable of an unprecedented measured peak output of 150dB @ 1m; MLD downfill cabinet, and Merlin 4-in/10-out system controller and network hub. Audio input is via analog, AES3 or U-NET.

By adopting these principles and system components MLA is optimized for every member of the audience — from a 2,000 capacity theater, to a 20,000-seat arena, to a 100,000-person festival site. It will deliver the engineer’s exact mix to every seat (up to over 150 meters) with precision, exceptional power and clarity.

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.

Growth Spurs Management Changes at Cobalt Digital

Visit Cobalt at IBC Stand 10.B27

CHRIS SHAW PROMOTED TO EXECUTIVE VP OF SALES & MARKETING WORLDWIDE

BOB MCALPINE ASSUMES SENIOR VP OF US SALES POSITION

Urbana, IL – Gene Zimmerman, president and founder of Cobalt Digital – (www.CobaltDigital.com) today announced promotions of two senior level staff members. Chris Shaw has been promoted to executive vice president of sales and marketing, and Bob McAlpine moves to senior vice president of US sales. Cobalt, a leading manufacturer of award-winning 3G/HD/SD-SDI conversion gear for broadcast environments, maintains headquarters in Urbana, IL and offers sales and support throughout the US, Europe and Asia.

“Both Chris and Bob bring extraordinary industry knowledge and experience to Cobalt, and have made major contributions to the Company’s unprecedented growth,” says Zimmerman. “Now, with our expansion into international markets, Chris will devote his talents to building our sales force, dealer channel and marketing efforts on a global level, and we’re fortunate to have Bob and his immense skill available to assume a higher level of domestic responsibility.”

Shaw joined Cobalt in December 2006 as director of sales and marketing after serving in senior management sales positions with numerous advanced technology companies. He soon earned the vp title, and was promoted to senior vp sales and marketing in 2011. In his new position, Shaw will direct all aspects of Cobalt’s international sales and marketing efforts, including dealer channel management, overseeing global trade shows, and world-wide advertising.

McAlpine, a well-respected industry veteran with over 35 years of sales management experience, joined Cobalt in 2011. He will continue to work closely with senior management and the sales staff to ensure that customer needs are addressed and supported.

Added Zimmerman, “As our company moves forward, both technically and geographically, we will continue to add products and staff to accommodate our world-wide customer base. At IBC in September we will demonstrate our commitment to the European market and reveal our latest launches that include quantum leaps in IP-based loudness processing, advanced MADI cards, and our new Blue Box Group conversion modules.”

Please visit Cobalt at IBC in Stand 10.B27. Click on harriet@desertmooncomm.com to schedule an appointment.

ABOUT COBALT DIGITAL INC.
Cobalt Digital Inc. designs and manufactures award-winning 3G/HD/SD conversion gear for the broadcast television environment. Distributed through a worldwide network of dealers, system integrators, and other partnerships, Cobalt products are backed with a 5-year warranty. For more information, visit http://www.cobaltdigital.com.

Company Contact: Chris Shaw, EVP of Sales and Marketing
+1-217-344-1243 / chris.shaw@cobaltdigital.com

Press Contact: Desert Moon Communications / Harriet Diener
+1-845-512-8283 / harriet@desertmooncomm.com

AES Educational Foundation Announces 2012 Awards

NEW YORK: Don Puluse, President of the AES Educational Foundation, and its Board of Directors, have announced the recipients of the 2012 AES Educational Grants for Graduate Studies in the field of Audio Engineering. “This year our Emil Torick Scholar is Matthias Leimeister, who will pursue an MSi in Medientechnnologie in Audio Signal Processing from the Technische Universitat Ilmenau,” Mr. Puluse said. “Mr. Leimeister holds a degree in Mathematics from the University of Heidelberg. The Emil Torick Award honors an outstanding student with exceptional career goals.”

The John Eargle Award given annually to a student who excels in both technology and music was presented to Ross Penniman, candidate for an MS in Music Engineering, University of Miami. Mr. Penniman holds a BM and a BS from University of Michigan.

Other AES Educational Foundation Awards Include:

Areti Andreopoulos is studying for her PhD at the Steinhart School of NYU. She has a degree from the University of Athens, Greece, and an MM in Music Technology from Steinhart.

Christos Manolas, receives a renewal grant for his PhD studies at the University of York. Manolas has a degree from the New Music School, Thessaloniki, Greece, and two masters’ degrees from University of York.

Magdalena Plewa is pursuing a PhD at Gdansk University of Technology in Audio Engineering and Telecommunication. She has a MSc. from AGH University of Science & Technology in Krakow, Poland. She is current president of the AES International Student Delegate Assembly.

Jamie Tagg will begin his studies towards a PhD in Sound Recording from McGill University. He has a BM from the University of Miami in Music Engineering Technology, and a MM in Sound Recording Technology from U. Mass Lowell.

Mauricio J. Gargel receives a renewal grant to continue his studies towards an MFA in Recording Arts at MTSU. He has a degree in Social Communication from Univerdidade Metodista de São Paulo, Brazil and studied audio at the Institute of Audio and Video.

Scott Levine continues his studies at McGill University for an MM in Sound Recording. He receives a renewal grant. His previous degree is in Music Technology from the University of California at San Diego.

Hannah Robertson holds a BA in Physics from Middlebury College. She continues with a renewal grant at McGill University for an MS in Music Technology.

The Board of Directors has also announced the addition of two new members, Bob Moses and Jim Anderson. Mr. Moses, a product designer, technologist, and pro audio industry advocate, is Executive Director of the AES. Mr. Anderson, a Grammy Award- winning producer and engineer, is a former President and Governor of AES and a professor at NYU.

The AES Educational Foundation was established in 1984 to encourage talented students to enter the profession of audio engineering. Grants for graduate studies with emphasis on audio topics are awarded annually. Recipients are selected on the basis of demonstrated talent, achievements, goals and recommendations. Since its inception, the AESEF has presented 170 grants at 60 universities worldwide, totaling over seven hundred thousand dollars. Grants have been made possible by contributions from AES, Inc., the estate of John K. Hilliard, JBL Inc., the Mix Foundation for Excellence in Audio, and the families of John Eargle, David Smith, and Emil Torick. The AES also receives support from other benefactors such as in memoriam donors, and individuals and companies, which support education in audio.

Application forms and additional information are available from the Audio Engineering Society, 60 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10165, USA, or on its web site: www.aes.org/education/foundation/.

Photo: Don Puluse, president of the AES Educational Foundation

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The Audio Engineering Society was formed in 1948 by a group of concerned audio engineers. The AES counts over 14,000 members throughout the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Japan and the Far East. The organization serves as the pivotal force in the exchange and dissemination of technical information for the industry. For additional information visit http://www.aes.org

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Masque Sound Wraps Up Another Season at The Muny

America’s Oldest and Largest Outdoor Musical Theater Conclude 94th Season

ST. LOUIS, MO, AUGUST 16, 2012—When The Muny kicked off its 2012 musical theater season, Masque Sound, a leading theatrical sound reinforcement, installation and design company, was backstage, providing audio equipment and services for the St. Louis institution.

Recently concluding its 94th season, The Muny is America’s largest and oldest outdoor musical theater, having been a St. Louis tradition since 1919. Masque Sound has been providing AV equipment and services to The Muny for seven years and has enjoyed a long relationship with the organization.

“The Muny is one of the most challenging and unique projects we work on all year,” says Gary Stocker, director of development, Masque Sound. “With a rapid integration schedule, we do not have room for any delays or setbacks. Masque Sound’s ability to provide audio equipment, services and solutions under such a tight timeline is a testament to our expertise.”

In addition, because the speakers, consoles, cables and all usable elements are exposed to St. Louis’ unpredictable and often stormy summer weather, it is essential that Masque Sound helps the Muny staff protect the gear. These conditions, combined with The Muny’s outdoor exposure to the inclement summer weather, make equipment selection and preparation extremely important.

“We can always rely on Masque Sound to provide us with audio solutions that will continue to enhance the audience experience at The Muny,” says David Shapiro, Muny’s resident sound designer. “When Masque recommended we incorporate a HARMAN Studer digital console into our equipment, it was a game changer. Time is at a premium and the Studer console not only allows sound checks to move a lot quicker, it also proves to be extremely durable. ”

The Muny produces all of its musicals in the summer season and operates every year from mid-June to mid-August. During the winter, a full-time staff of less than 20 people prepare for the approaching summer season. During the season itself, the summer staff expands to include more than 700 people in various positions. The outdoor amphitheater seats 11,000 people, with approximately 1,500 free seats in the last nine rows available on a first-come, first-served basis.

“When audio systems are used outdoors, it’s not a matter of if there will be a problem but when,” says Jason Krueger, Muny sound designer. “With our unyielding performance schedule, we cannot afford to be without equipment for an extended period of time. Masque Sound’s ability to repair or replace the equipment within a 24-hour time period is a huge benefit to us. It’s a first-class operation all the way, with resources and staff expertise that is second to none.”

Thoroughly Modern Millie was the first of seven shows this summer at The Muny. Chicago, Aladdin, Dreamgirls, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Pirates! (or, Gilbert & Sullivan Plunder’d) and The King and I rounded out the rest of the summer’s scheduled plays.

About Masque Sound
Founded in 1936 by a trio of Broadway stagehands, Masque Sound evolved into one of NYC’s most successful theatrical sound reinforcement, installation and design companies specializing in theatrical, house of worship, sporting, corporate, TV broadcast and live concert events. Celebrating more than 75 years in the industry, the company is lead by Geoff Shearing, the firm’s 3rd generation owner, and General Manager Stephanie Hansen. The company also operates Florida-based Professional Wireless Systems, a leader in the development and implementation of wireless technology. Credits range from major Broadway shows and tours including “Phantom of the Opera,” “Mamma Mia!,” “Lion King,” “Jersey Boys,” “Memphis,” “The Book of Mormon,” “Newsies” and “Once” to yearly Super Bowl broadcasts and installations of varying sizes, including New York’s New Victory Theater and historic St. Bartholomew’s Church. Masque Sound’s 70,000 sq. ft. corporate headquarters and main assembly facility is located at 21 East Union Ave., East Rutherford, NJ, 20 minutes from midtown Manhattan. For more information, call (201) 939-8666 or visit www.MasqueSound.com.

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Audio-Video Corporation Outfits Atrium at Mount Saint Mary College With HARMAN’s JBL Loudspeakers

NORTHRIDGE, California – To accommodate a broad variety of events in the newly renovated atrium at Mount Saint Mary College, located in Newburgh, New York, Audio-Video Corporation of Albany installed a new sound system featuring HARMAN’s JBL CBT Series column loudspeakers and JBL Control® Contractor ceiling speakers.

The atrium, which caters to various events at the college including dinner functions, presentations, movies and more, needed an integrated audio/video system to eliminate the hassle of running wires and setting up speakers every time a function was to be hosted.

To do so, Marc Happes, Application Engineer at Audio-Video Corporation, installed five JBL CBT 50LA-1 column speakers along the front wall of the building, with four Control 24CT ceiling speakers under the overhang of the balcony for reinforcement. On the second floor, which is used as an overflow area for additional seating, four Control 24CT Micro ceiling speakers were installed as well.

The narrow and vertical coverage angle of the CBT’s proved to be perfect, while the thin compact design allowed them to blend into the wall without a distraction. “We avoided any architectural problems and were able to direct the speakers to project even coverage throughout the entire room,” Happes stated. “Trying to fill the large space with even coverage for the type of applications they are running without feedback was a challenge, but the CBT’s were the perfect solution.”

Happes and his team selected the Control 24CT and Control 24CT Micro ceiling speakers, as they have become a standard for Audio-Video Corporation. “Their coverage pattern and frequency response is the best out there for this application. The Micros, with their short back cans, were a blessing as there was not much space above the ceiling to mount the speakers on the second floor,” Happes explained.

Audio-Video Corporation has been a HARMAN dealer for many years, and deploys HARMAN products whenever possible. “HARMAN has everything we need to build complete systems,” Happes continued. “The support has always been great and the products are bulletproof out of the box. It’s great to have a company we can rely on.”

For more information on Audio-Video Corporation, please visit: http://www.audiovideocorp.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 20 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,400 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $4.4 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

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CTS Audio and HARMAN’s Crown Amplifiers Provide Powerful Sonic Presence for the 2012 CHIC Youth Conference

ELKHART, Indiana — CTS Audio recently deployed more than 50 of HARMAN’s Crown I-Tech HD Series and XTi Series amplifiers to power a JBL VERTEC® line array system for the for Covenant High in Christ (CHIC) youth conference earlier this summer at the University of Tennessee’s 25,000-seat Thompson-Boling Arena. The 5-day event featured numerous inspirational speakers and musical performers.

“We were given the opportunity to upgrade some of our inventory this past winter, and that included the purchase of more than 150 Crown I-Tech 12000HD amplifiers,” noted Mike Taylor, Vice President at CTS Audio. “A few years ago when we purchased the original Crown I-Techs, we noticed a huge improvement in the way we could power our VERTEC enclosures. With the leap to the new amplifiers that level of improvement has happened all over again.”

The system used at CHIC included 36 Crown I-Tech 12000HD amplifiers and 16 XTi Series XTi 4001 amplifiers, connected to the front of house and monitor mix positions using an all-digital signal path. The JBL VERTEC loudspeaker system consisted of 32 VT4888 midsize, 24 VT4887 compact and 12 VT4886 subcompact line array elements along with 16 VT4880 fullsize arrayable subwoofers and 16 VT4881ADP compact subs.

“The performance improvement provided by the IT-12000HD amps really contributed to the exceptional sound we were able to achieve in the Thompson-Boling Arena,” stated Taylor. “Aside from the amplifier’s sheer power capability and ‘grunt’ factor, the inclusion of the VERTEC V5 DSP preset tunings made a big difference in enabling us to match and optimize the performance of the amps to the VERTEC speakers. The frequency response and smoothness of the system is noticeably better, and we were able to achieve better pattern control from the line arrays and get more consistent sound coverage throughout the arena.”

Taylor also noted the solid reliability of the amplifiers. “We have experienced zero failures. Having equipment that simply works consistently is a piece of the tour sound puzzle that not many people talk about, but it’s not something to be taken for granted. We now have a system in place for our fall and winter tours that we can completely rely upon.”

“What the Crown I-Tech HD series amplifiers are capable of is astounding,” said Jon Schwarz, CTS Audio’s Lead System Designer. “This amplifier just does naturally what I have been trying to emulate in the field for the past few years. It really is a game-changer.”

For more information about CTS Audio, please visit www.ctsaudio.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 20 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,400 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $4.4 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

RelampIt Provides Support to Local Professional Associations

As part of its sustainability policy, RelampIt has a mission to continually promote social responsibility. Recently, RelampIt has joined two local professional organizations which are in line with this mission by supporting local business, economy and environment.

The first organization RelampIt has joined is the Seatuck Business Council. Seatuck promotes environmental conservation on Long Island through “education, research and advocacy.” The Seatuck Business Council collaborates with local businesses which have sustainable practices or products to help educate other local businesses about sustainability options and support the growth of those companies with sustainable practices.

RelampIt has also joined the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce. One of the larger Chambers of Commerce on Long Island, the Huntington Township COC offers a number of member based committees which all work toward a common goal; to support and grow the local businesses and economy. Specifically, RelampIt has joined the Education Committee and the Environmental Committee, which both fit well with RelampIt’s mission and priorities

RelampIt provides relamping services for the projection display industry. RelampIt has developed a process that allows projection lamps to be reclaimed and manufactured 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 website at www.relampit.com.

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