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HARMAN’s Crown Amplifiers Provide Power and Flexibility In Dale Horton Auditorium at Pensacola Christian College

ELKHART, Indiana – Located at Florida’s Pensacola Christian College, the Dale Horton Auditorium (DHA) recently underwent a complete audio system upgrade featuring HARMAN’s Crown CTs series amplifiers with PIP-BLU programmable input processor cards. The DHA, one of the largest performing arts venues in the Southeast, has a seating capacity of 3,500 and features a stunning interior that artfully blends angular and curved surfaces, fabric and wood and multi-level seating and houses a full working stage and orchestra pit.

“The Dale Horton Auditorium is an absolute gem – with one glaring exception,” said John Fuqua, vice president of Pensacola commercial audio and lighting contractor All Pro Sound. “The sound system was the original one that was installed when the Dale Horton Auditorium was built in 1986. It needed to be completely replaced.”

The facility needed a system that was versatile and could accommodate its wide variety of activities including theatrical and musical productions as well as the college’s own productions, lectures, and worship services. The college uses the DHA continuously for all types of events.

When it came to specifying the amplifiers Fuqua’s team knew they didn’t simply need raw power – they needed flexibility and control. “Crown CTs Series amplifiers with BLU-Link cards were ideal for this application.” Crown CTs amps feature programmable input processor cards that provide BLU-Link functionality. In addition to multiple digital audio bus channels to and from the amplifier, the PIP-BLU card offers an RJ-45 Ethernet jack for remote configuration, control and monitoring and analog input and output connectors.

Twenty Crown CTs 3000, 10 CTs 1200 and seven CTs 600 amplifiers, all with PIP-BLU cards are installed in the auditorium. The amps operate in conjunction with two BSS BLU-160 signal processors with digital audio bus, two BLUCARD-IN input cards, six BLUCARD-OUT output cards and two BLU-BOB2 break-out-boxes.

“The Crown CTs Series amplifiers with BLU-Link cards have remote monitoring and control capability, so we can operate, control power sequencing and configure them from a central location,” Fuqua noted. “We’re using the BSS Audio Soundweb London platform because we already have it deployed in several other areas on campus including the Crowne Centre auditorium, which is another large facility. Using BSS throughout Pensacola Christian College ensures compatibility and familiarity with the equipment and programming by everyone who uses it.” In addition to the Crown and BSS components, a Soundcraft Vi6 digital mixing console is used in the Dale Horton Auditorium for front of house mixing.

“The Crown amplifiers and BSS components work flawlessly together. Actually, the biggest challenge in the DHA installation was the fact that it was labor intensive – we had to completely replace the existing 26-year-old system and put in a new one that was ready to go in the space of five weeks. The result was worth it – the new system is far superior in overall sound quality and speech intelligibility, and the amps are much more adaptable to whatever kind of program they want to hold in the DHA, from a single lecturer to a complete theatrical production,” added Fuqua.

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 13,900 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported net sales of $4.4 billion for year ended June 30, 2012.

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Analog Way introduces exciting new generation of high-end AV processors

December 2012 – Analog Way is pleased to announce the introduction of a brand new generation of high-end innovative systems for signal processing and distribution, based on their new state-of-the-art LiveCore platform. Two products of this new generation, NeXtage 16 and SmartMatriX Ultra, will be unveiled as a world premiere in Analog Way’s booth #11-F58, during Integrated Systems Europe 2013 from January 29-31 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

In the process of an ambitious corporate overhaul, Analog Way has initiated deep changes over the last three years. The goal: To reach the next level of innovation and quality, and to better serve customers. The company has made strong investments in Research & Development and has worked to optimize processes to offer the finest quality in design and production.

As a result of these improvements, today Analog Way proudly introduces a new generation of high-end AV processors dedicated to the System Integration and Rental & Staging markets. NeXtage 16 and SmartMatriX Ultra, the first LiveCore-based new generation systems, will be unveiled as a world-premiere during ISE 2013 in Analog Way’s booth #11-F58. They were conceived and designed based on careful analysis of customers’ needs and suggestions. They offer both highly innovative functionalities and first-rate quality of manufacture and design.

Adrien Corso, Analog Way’s CEO, explains: “The design of the LiveCore platform was the biggest Research & Development project ever undertaken by the company so far. It showcases Analog Way’s expertise in true-live AV processing technologies and underlines our ambition to remain at the forefront in this field. Our new LiveCore-based systems should be of great value to our customers in the forthcoming years.”
Franck Facon, Analog Way’s Marketing & Communications Director, adds: “Our customers have been pressing us for a long time to complete our offering with high-end processors above our well-established Di-VentiX series. The team took the time to put the company in perfect order before taking up that challenge. We’re now excited to bring LiveCore and this new generation of processors to the market: it feels like writing a new page in Analog Way’s history.”

NeXtage 16 is a powerful Seamless Switcher with dedicated live processing, based on Analog Way’s new LiveCore platform, designed with rugged hardware and reinforced chassis for demanding live events. Equipped with 8 true seamless inputs and 2 outputs, it offers 28 input plugs: 4 x HDMI, 6 x DVI-D, 2 x DisplayPort, 8 x 3G-SDI and 8 x Universal Analog.
NeXtage 16 offers 16 Scalers and state-of-the-art 100% digital processing, making it an exciting way to create impressive shows. It includes 4 independent true seamless layers per output, as well as an independent Native Background layer included for Soft Edge Blending or individual screen modes.

SmartMatriX Ultra is a high-end 12×4 Scaled Native Matrix, based on Analog Way’s new LiveCore platform, with rugged design for optimized durability. It offers versatile AV connections for any setup through 12 true seamless inputs and 42 plugs: 6 x HDMI, 9 x DVI-D, 3 x DisplayPort, 12 x 3G-SDI and 12 x Universal Analog.
With 2 independent true seamless scaled layers per output, SmartMatriX Ultra provides dedicated live processing for demanding presentations. Two units can be linked, with inputs and outputs shared and added, resulting in an impressive 24×8 Scaled Seamless Matrix.

Layers, individually controllable on both systems, can display either a live image or a still picture, all resizable. Inputs are simultaneously available on multiple layers.

Both devices provide a Full Preview with all PIPs available, as well as customizable Live Source Mosaic Monitoring on an independent output.

With the new user-friendly and intuitive web-based Remote Control Software, NeXtage 16 and SmartMatriX Ultra can be easily controlled via Internet or the front panel.

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Case Study: The “Golden Arches” Gets TecPodium Interactive Lecterns

A recent installation at the new corporate training facility included TecPodium Interactive Lecterns.
After having operating difficulties with the existing Audio-Visual equipment at the training center, Ronald said “enough is enough”.
The waste of training time, and money spent on technician hours, were issues managers and lecturers dealt with on daily basis.

TecPodium installations at the new training facilities were quick and clean as all cables and wiring were already in place.
Now all trainers and instructors feel more comfortable to use all audio-visual equipment, and can easily concentrate on the content instead on delivery.

One of the new rooms is the multi-purpose cafeteria hall where the TecPodium lectern controls the AV equipment, projector, motorized projection screen and more.
We look forward to expanding to other training centers, and to serve as an example in other corporate environments.

www.tecpodium.com

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Sting Tours With DPA’s d:facto™ Vocal Mic

DPA Microphones’ new hand-held d:facto™ Vocal Microphone delivered fantastic results for Sting, who used four of them on his recent Back to Bass tour throughout Europe and the Far East.

Sting’s front of house engineer Howard Page says: “The d:facto’s definition and clarity was a huge update on our Sting shows and worked just as well for the in-ear monitors that Sting listened to. It is an absolutely unique microphone that has an amazing transient response and just the right amount of proximity without the normal problems of on/off tonal differences.”

Page, senior director of engineering at Clair Brothers in the USA, was recommended the DPA d:facto Vocal Microphone by recording engineer Donal Hodgson, who had been using it with great success to record Sting in the studio.

“Donal knew that I had been looking for a later technology microphone for Sting on our live shows,” Page says. “If Donal was happy with it in the exacting environment of a recording studio, then I knew I certainly would be as well.”

Sting’s long working relationship with Howard Page meant that he was also happy to try the d:facto in a live environment. “Sting and I have a very good relationship and he trusts me on all things audio, so when I asked him to try the d:facto he was more than willing to go with it,” Page says.

Four DPA d:factos were ordered from DPA’s UK distributor Sound Network and these were delivered to Clair’s European office in plenty of time to be included in the equipment packages for the tour. Sting has ‘A’ and ‘B’ simultaneously touring systems, each containing two d:factos – one as the main microphone and one for back up.

“We did shows in France, Poland, Russia, Turkey, Lebanon, Korea, Hong Kong, Manila, Bangkok and Jakarta, so it was a huge amount of travelling,” Page says. “On this most recent leg of the tour I have been in some venues with real long reverb times and the d:facto just cuts through perfectly without losing the tight, natural (real!) full range tone I need for Sting’s voice.”

Page adds that even without Donal Hodgson’s recommendation, he would have been happy to try the DPA d:facto Vocal Microphone because he has previously had such good experiences with DPA technology.

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Editors’ information:
DPA Microphones is the leading Danish Professional Audio manufacturer of high quality condenser microphones and microphone solutions for professional applications in studio, broadcast, theatre, video/film and sound reinforcement environments. All DPA microphones and components are manufactured at the company’s purpose-built factory in Denmark.
For more information on DPA Microphones, please visit www.dpamicrophones.com

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Iconyx Delivers for the Daily Planet

Overcoming a Towering Acoustical Challenge at  North Carolina’s Museum of Natural Science

Raleigh, NC, December 2012.… Already one of the largest facilities of its kind, Raleigh’s Museum of Natural Sciences recently completed work on an impressive new addition: the 80,000 square foot Nature Research Center (NRC). Featuring state-of-the-art labs, research opportunities, and numerous interactive exhibits, the crown jewel of the new NRC wing is surely the SECU Daily Planet, an intensely immersive, three-story multimedia space that engages visitors with a flurry of sight and sound, while offering a powerful message about the wonders of science in our daily lives.

Designed to facilitate both pre-recorded and live content, the Daily Planet’s massive, three-story visual display runs continually-projecting a variety of poetic and informational content to excite the senses. A small stage at ground level also allows for occasional live presentations. The entire Daily Planet exhibit resides in a massive, dome-shaped room with two balcony levels extending seven feet into its center. The three-level design allows visitors to choose from three unique vantage points as they take in any of up to 50 powerful presentations that run throughout the day.

With its unique ellipsoidal shape and vantage points from a main level and two balconies, delivering impactful and immersive audio consistently to all three levels presented numerous obstacles. Rising to the challenge were AV integrators Electrosonic, in partnership with Milford, CT-based SH Acoustics, who created a system centered around Renkus-Heinz’s Iconyx series steerable column arrays.

“Unlike similar spaces – for example, an Omnimax Theater – the Daily Planet needed to accommodate a variety of different formats, including lectures and live performances,” explained Steve Haas, Founder and President of SH Acoustics. “The room’s unique design and its numerous reflective elements created some unique challenges right from the beginning. We knew we couldn’t simply apply tons of sound-absorptive materials because deadening the room too much wouldn’t work well for lectures.”

As Haas observes, the Iconyx steerable beam technology would allow them to more effectively direct the output and avoid unwanted reflections, while at the same time addressing the unique acoustic requirements at all three levels.

The complete Renkus-Heinz loudspeaker complement includes eight Iconyx IC8-R-II steerable arrays for mains, augmented by ten SG61-2R powered two-way systems for surround, with three PN112SUB 12-inch powered subwoofers providing powerful low-end reinforcement.”We decided very early that we wanted to create three different audio experiences on each of the three levels,” explained Haas. “In addition, each level needed to be surround sound, and most importantly, needed to ensure minimal interaction between adjacent levels and the rest of the room. This is where the Iconyx system was a no-brainer.”

Haas elaborates, “The first and second levels each include left, center, and right, as well as four surrounds. On the third level the dome is much tighter, so we opted for just left and right with two surrounds. For low frequencies, we placed all three subwoofers on the second level. There simply wasn’t enough room for discreet subs on each level, so we configured each one as the point sources for the adjacent levels, and delayed the LF signal appropriately from the first level, second level and third level. It actually worked quite well.”

Once installed, Haas and his team were able to take full advantage of the Iconyx system’s beam steering capabilities to dial in the perfect output at the ground floor and both balconies.

“We needed to make sure that we had a very tight pattern-at least vertically-so that the experiences at each level did not interact with each other in any appreciable way.” Haas explains. “We were able to get the second and third levels sounding fantastic with little difficulty. The first level was a bit more challenging, but the Iconyx beam steering, combined, with the careful addition of diffusion materials, made all the difference.”

After the system was configured, Haas worked with the museum production staff to save a number of unique output presets that could be easily retrieved to accommodate different program types.

“There are several different modes including a presentation mode and a media mode,” says Haas. “We even gave the producers the opportunity to have a secondary beam from some of the upper arrays-like from the second level down to the first level-in case they wanted a spot effect or some other secondary sound source.”

In the end the results speak for themselves. The new NRC wing and Daily Planet exhibits are big hits with museum attendees and management alike. And for Haas, this is yet another seemingly impossible acoustic challenge conquered through a synergy of great technology, real-world know how and savvy partnerships.

Haas sums it up: “We like challenges, and we have a very long history of working successfully with Electrosonic on unique projects like this. We absolutely love coming up with unique solutions, and as a technology partner, Renkus-Heinz has always been there with fantastic tools. They’re just great to work with.”

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Headquartered in Foothill Ranch, California, Renkus-Heinz, Inc. is the worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of audio operations networks, digitally steerable arrays, powered and non-powered loudspeakers, system specific electronics and fully integrated Reference Point Array systems.

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America’s Leading Watch Retailer Selects YCD Multimedia’s Digital Signage Platform to Create Unique Customer Experience

New York – December 14, 2012. YCD Multimedia, a global leader in providing smart digital media solutions to the retail business world, today announced that TOURNEAU, America’s leading watch retailer, has selected YCD’s C-nario Messenger digital signage platform as the engine behind a unique video display in its new concept store in South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, California. The integrator was Media Services Worldwide, a US provider of design, integration and installation services.

The video display comprises four screens in a row, displaying synchronized content of clips and images across the entire configuration. The unique video display is part of TOURNEAU’s new store design, making the process of watch-shopping more inviting and interactive, departing from the traditional “behind the counter” client/sales relationship to a more personalized experience.

The new installation joins another implementation of C-nario Messenger at TOURNEAU’s concept store on 510 Madison Avenue in New York City. This store includes YCD-based four video walls. TOURNEAU also plans to implement YCD’s platform in its store on 57th Street in New York.

“Using sophisticated video displays is part of our effort to modernize the experience of watch purchasing,” said Jason Filiano, IT Manager, TOURNEAU NY. “Our reputation is based on more than 100 years of high quality, excellent service and satisfied customers. Adopting new technologies for our stores is another milestone in providing the best customer experience.”

“YCD is proud to be selected by TOURNEAU for its stores, indicating C-nario Messenger’s ability to create ambiance and style,” said Sam Losar, President of YCD USA. “The digital media at TOURNEAU shops attract customers and create unique customer experience, while combining infotainment with enhanced branding.”

C-nario Messenger is a complete digital signage display, distribution and management software platform that provides better-than-broadcast quality playback in any shape, size and resolution. C-nario Messenger is characterized by its superb multi-display playback engine, as well as its advanced management, monitoring and control tools. In addition, the system is based on open architecture, which makes it easy to customize and adapt to different needs.

About YCD Multimedia

YCD Multimedia is an industry leader providing corporations and organizations worldwide with advanced digital media solutions and applications within the retail environment, as well as other industries. YCD’s flexible platforms help businesses attract clients, reinforce branding and ensure a measurable impact on their business. YCD’s end-to-end offering combines strategy, professional services and technology to increase profits, optimize product mix and enhance the customer experience. To date, the company has partnered with over 2,000 customers, including Fortune 500 corporations and some of the world’s most recognized brands, such as Burger King, Coca-Cola, Toyota, Estee Lauder, Ferrari, Cartier, and Diesel. Founded in 1999, YCD Multimedia is headquartered in the United States with offices in the United Kingdom and Israel, and has an international network of resellers serving clients around the globe. In October 2011 YCD acquired C-nario, a global provider of digital signage software solutions. For more information, visit www.ycdmultimedia.com

About TOURNEAU

Established in 1900, TOURNEAU is the leading retailer of luxury watches in the United States, offering more than 100 world famous brands, including Rolex, Patek Philippe, Cartier, Omega, Breitling and Tag Heuer in more than 8,000 unique styles. The company’s thirty plus stores also sell Certified Pre-Owned timepieces and watches under the TOURNEAU brand. Considered “the watch authority,” TOURNEAU is known for its extensive selection and unparalleled customer service.

Contact:

David Kanaan
Kanaan Public Relations
Tel.: +972-54-4255307
e-mail: David@KanaanPR.com

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New Christie TVC-700 Video Wall Processor Controls Complex Data Simultaneously From Multiple Sources

Addressing today’s most challenging control room environments that demand cutting-edge performance and lower costs of ownership, Christie® has introduced the new Christie TVC-700 display wall processor, a powerful manager of the most complex information sources. At the heart of Christie’s control room solutions, the Christie TVC-700 is PC-based and easy-to-use, purpose-built for the rigors of 24/7 control room environments. Using the PCIe bus architecture and state-of-the-art GPU technology, it provides ample graphics and processing power to support multiple inputs and outputs. With simultaneous support for hardware accelerated 3D applications and ultra-high resolution outputs, it can handle 3D content such as CAD/CAM modeling and data visualization.

Christie TVC-700 Video Wall Processor

The Christie TVC-700 joins the company’s family of controllers and video processors that features a full range of solutions to match any control room application. Whether the source is analog or digital, direct connected or over the network, RGB or video, like all Christie video processors, it can manage hundreds of sources simultaneously and display them in high resolution anywhere, at any size, and in any number of windows across the video wall, with content that can be controlled either at the wall or over a networked remote client. It comes bundled with exclusive Christie MASTERSuite™ software, with WallManager™ and MediaManager™ programs to help make tiled video wall displays respond as a single, ultra-high-resolution Windows desktop.

“The world is becoming increasingly complex, with information that can come from any source, at any time, and from any place, making the need for the highest grade control room solutions more critical than ever before,” noted John Stark, Christie’s Director of Collaborative Visual Solutions. “Christie brings a solid foundation of expertise, with proven solutions for a 24/7 world. The Christie TVC-700 expands our family of trusted, reliable solutions for every environment and every budget.”

Christie display wall processors can be found in applications ranging from the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) COMPASS control room, to the NASDAQ’s MarketSite in New York City, to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.

FSR’s New CORE Product Line Addresses Floor Space Challenge

COOL OVERHEAD RACK ENCLOSURES OFFER SOLUTIONS FOR CLASSROOMS, BOARDROOMS AND MEETING ROOMS

Woodland Park, NJ – FSR, manufacturer of audio and video switching, control products, and connectivity boxes, is debuting its new CORE family of products to help solve the challenges of today’s classrooms, boardrooms and meeting rooms where floor space has reached an all-time premium.

With FSR’s Cool Overhead Rack Enclosures (CORE), which consists of the Ceiling Box family of above ceiling rack enclosures, and the brand new Top Shelf wall mounted rack enclosure, the company can offer viable options to facilities which can no longer afford to devote floor space to equipment racks or credenzas.

“Let’s face it, many facilities today just don’t have the same amount of floor space any longer to devote to large equipment racks,” says Jan Sandri, president, FSR. “With our new CORE family of products, FSR has the solution. We are thrilled to be able to introduce these powerful options to the industry, which includes the Ceiling Box family and Top Shelf wall-mounted rack enclosure, that target today’s challenges of space constraints.”

The Ceiling Box family is installed in a standard 2’ x 2’ or 2’ x 4’ drop ceilings and provides from 2 ½ rack to 4 full rack spaces for equipment mounting. Optionally, the Ceiling Box family can be equipped with a projector pole mount adapter so that the projector can mount directly to the ceiling box and cables can disappear through the pole.

The newest member of the CORE family is the Top Shelf wall mounted rack. Top Shelf mounts to a wall just below the ceiling in installations without a drop ceiling or where space above the drop ceiling is limited. The Top Shelf provides four rack units of mounting space and the plastic cover allows RF and WiFi signals to pass unobstructed between the equipment and the room.

About FSR
FSR, established in 1981, manufactures a wide variety of products for the audio / video, education, hospitality, government, and religious markets, including AV floor, wall, table, and ceiling connectivity boxes, as well as a full line of interfaces, distribution amplifiers, matrix switchers, seamless switchers and CAT-5 solutions.

FSR complies with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and is a woman owned business. FSR offers live 24/7 technical and sales support throughout the country from expertly trained technicians and sales representatives. For more information visit www.fsrinc.com.

FSR Contact: Jan Sandri
973-785-4347 • sales@fsrinc.com

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

Antelope Audio Brings Good Cheer to the Audio Community with Holiday Sales on High-End Converters and Clocks, Including Zodiac+, Trinity and Eclipse 384

Antelope Audio announced that it is once again offering significant year-end, holiday discounts on its most popular and accessible products designed for audiophiles and audio professionals. Between now and December 31st 2012, select Antelope dealers will be offering the company’s Zodiac+, Trinity and Eclipse 384 at a discount of 15 percent off street price.

“Good clocking and conversion are fundamental building blocks towards achieving the best possible audio quality,” commented Marcel James, Director of Sales for Antelope Audio USA. “By taking advantage of our holiday discounts and acquiring Antelope’s best-in-class technology, audiophiles and music professionals can measurably improve the performance of their systems, whether they are listening to music or creating it.”

Antelope Audio’s clocking and conversion technology is used by the most discriminating engineers and mastering professionals in the music, film and television industries, and is a staple in many famous recording studios around the world. The company’s popular line of Zodiac D/A converters represent an elegant solution for nearly any home A/V system, and can dramatically improve overall audio performance.

Following is product and pricing information for items included in the sale:
Zodiac+ HD Mastering 192kHz DAC: Was $2,696, now $2,299
Trinity Universal HD Master Clock: Was $2,995, now $2,549
Eclipse 384 Mastering AD/DA Converter: Was $6,995, now $5,946

To take advantage of Antelope Audio’s holiday discounts, customers in the U.S. may contact Sweetwater.com, Vintage King, Alto Music and JSS. For complete product information, please visit the Antelope Audio website.

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Iconyx Delivers a Top-Down Approach for Two Aquatic Centers

chilliwack renkus heinzChilliwack, BC, Canada – For an audio professional, creating a sound system for a large aquatic center is not a simple task. The combination of high walls, corrugated metal roofs, and an abundance of concrete, glass, and water makes for an acoustical environment that is far from pretty, even before it’s packed with noisy revelers.

Rising to the challenge was Chilliwack-based Go Audio, the company behind the audio installations at both Cheam Leisure Centre and cross-town neighbor Chilliwack Landing Leisure Centre. Both projects employed a very novel design approach featuring the Renkus-Heinz Iconyx digitally steered array.

Unlike most applications where the steered array is used as a vertical column line array, the approach at the aquatic centers involved suspending the Iconyx from the roof overhead, and steering the beams to focus the sound away from the walls and other highly reflective surfaces.

The Cheam project came first. Go Audio’s Mike Evans called Fred Gilpin of Renkus-Heinz distributor Contact Distribution, and asked him to have a look at the project. “We’ve worked with Fred on other projects, including a church in Vancouver that had very challenging acoustics,” says Evans. “We installed Iconyx IC16 and IC8 there and it worked great, so we were confident that Iconyx would be the best choice.”

The Cheam system includes six IC7-WR powered column arrays, with a Rane processor handling system DSP. “Because of the Iconyx’s very narrow vertical dispersion, we positioned four IC7’s horizontally over the outer walkway, aimed slightly inward,” Evans explains. “We were able to keep the sound completely off the walls and cover just the walkway and a bit of the pool. Two more IC7’s suspended at 45 degrees cover the water with minimal overlap. The coverage is seamless wherever you are, with no need for delays.”

Based on the success of the Cheam project, Go Audio was called back to revamp the audio system at Chilliwack Landing. “That project was a bit more challenging,” says Evans. “The space is configured a bit differently, and there was some ductwork we had to work around as well. We ended up using a total of ten Iconyx boxes to cover everything.” With an existing rack of Crown CTi-series amplifiers and wiring already in place, the decision was made to go with unpowered ICX7-WR units.

Evans reports that management and patrons alike at both venues have been very pleased with the results. “The primary objective was spoken word intelligibility for safety announcements and such,” he says. “But the Iconyx has been great for background music as well. Typically in this sort of environment, it’s just too reverberant to run background music at the levels necessary to overcome the ambient noise. But with the Iconyx, the music is exceptionally articulate, even at lower levels.”

Evans concludes, “I was amazed the first time I stepped out of an Iconyx steered beam and immediately recognized how useful this speaker system would be! It’s very gratifying hearing the clarity Iconyx delivers in these challenging environments.”

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Headquartered in Foothill Ranch, California, Renkus-Heinz, Inc. is the worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of audio operations networks, digitally steerable arrays, powered and non-powered loudspeakers, system specific electronics and fully integrated Reference Point Array systems. 

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