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L-ACOUSTICS K1 and V-DOSC Systems Stolen from Procolor

System provider’s truck taken following Britney Spears concert in Mexico City

GUADALAJARA, Jalisco, Mexico — In the early morning hours of December 8th, 2011, L-ACOUSTICS systems provider Procolor of Guadalajara, Mexico had an entire 53-foot semi truck and trailer of equipment stolen at the conclusion of a Britney Spears concert in Mexico City.

The missing trailer contained 24 L-ACOUSTICS K1 and 18 V-DOSC line source elements, 12 K1-SB low-frequency extension enclosures and 48 SB-218 subwoofers, among other items. Serial numbers are available upon request. more

PCS Rumbles Phooson and Shakes Christmas Pudding with L-ACOUSTICS

Flo Rida and his guests from the Phooson audience monitored via L-ACOUSTICS 115XT HiQ wedges

PHOENIX, Arizona — David Stern, president of Precise Corporate Staging (PCS), reports that December has been a banner month for his company with a dozen different productions on its event calendar, all of which utilized L-ACOUSTICS loudspeaker systems.

The stage and L-ACOUSTICS system at Phooson 2011

The month kicked off with a bang as PCS shook Phoenix’s U.S. Airways Center on December 2 for Phooson 2011, an annual pop music festival hosted by KRQ/KISS FM’s Johnjay & Rich and featuring Selena Gomez, Flo Rida, OneRepublic and Gym Class Heroes, among other acts. PCS supplied a concert sound system for the event comprised of 30 V-DOSC, 30 dV-DOSC and 12 SB28 subs. Eight 115XT HiQ coaxial wedges provided stage monitoring, while two ARCS paired with two SB series subs served as sidefills. more

Sound On Stage Takes Delivery of First ARCS II in North America

Bill Carrico with Sound On Stage's new ARCS II enclosures and some L-ACOUSTICS "old friends" (plus a 1500-pound gaffer tape ball)

HAYWARD, California — Bay Area-based Sound On Stage (SOS) recently gained the distinction of being the first company in North America to receive a shipment of L-ACOUSTICS’ new ARCS II constant curvature WST line source enclosures, an update to the popular ARCS system introduced in 1995.

Taking delivery of four ARCS II in early December, SOS had the new enclosures in its shop for barely a day before sending them into duty on a series of events by the San Francisco Symphony at Davies Symphony Hall. The ARCS II served as orchestra sidefills complementing a dV-DOSC/dV-SUB house system for both the symphony’s annual “Colors of Christmas” concerts and huge 100th anniversary opening night gala performance. more

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L-ACOUSTICS KARAi Helps Bring New Life to New Life Community Church

Oxnard's New Life Community Church

OXNARD, California — After outgrowing its previous worship facility of ten years, New Life Community Church of Oxnard, California has now moved into its new home–a renovated 50,000-square-foot industrial building on Rice Avenue. To accommodate the sound reinforcement needs of the much larger space, New Life called upon Rutherford Design of nearby Northridge, which specified the installation of an L-ACOUSTICS KARAi loudspeaker system. more

Sound Kingdom Changes Name to Event Systems and Adds L-ACOUSTICS

Event Systems' L-ACOUSTICS KIVA-KILO system at Wichita's historic Orpheum Theatre

WICHITA, Kansas — On the cusp of celebrating its tenth year of business in the production services market, Wichita-based Sound Kingdom, Inc. has now changed its name to Event Systems, Inc. and expanded its L-ACOUSTICS inventory with the purchase of six ARCS line source systems, four 12XT coaxials, and an additional LA8 amplified controller.

The new gear complements an existing equipment roster that includes 18 KIVA and six KILO elements — collectively driven by a single LA-RAK — plus six 115XT HiQ coaxial stage wedges and two tiny 108P self-powered enclosures. more

L-ACOUSTICS K1 Used To Inaugurate New Kiev UEFA Stadium

KIEV, Ukraine — Fotis Sound, L-ACOUSTICS’ Polish rental network agent, has provided an L-ACOUSTICS K1 WST line source system for the opening of the Olympic Stadium in Kiev in preparation for the UEFA Euro 2012 Football Championship.

The opening ceremony, under the guidance of director Alexey Batkovsky, was based on Ukrainian history, with more than 2,000 volunteers and dancers involved in the larger performances. At the concert’s finale, Shakira appeared on stage to a backdrop of spectacular fireworks before an audience of 50,000, including Ukrainian president Victor Janukovich. more

Visual Horizon Communications Upgrades to L-ACOUSTICS LA-RAK

VHC's Paul Smith (left) and Andy Gustaveson with the company's five new L-ACOUSTICS LA-RAK touring amplifier racks

LA8 amplified controllers take VHC’s KUDO system to a new level

ST. PAUL, Minnesota – Twin Cities-based Visual Horizon Communications (VHC), Inc. has now optimized the performance of its KUDO and other L-ACOUSTICS systems with the purchase of five LA-RAK touring amplifier racks, each loaded with three LA8 amplified controllers.

Providing audio, lighting and video services throughout the US for high-profile corporate clients like Target, Best Buy, Wells Fargo, Starkey Labs, Arctic Cat, Great Clips, Macy’s, Buffalo Wild Wings and Precor, VHC was one of the first North American adopters of L-ACOUSTICS’ dV-DOSC system more than a decade ago. more

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L-ACOUSTICS KARA installed in Norwegian National Theatre

OSLO, Norway — Norwegian distributor Scandec Systemer has supplied and installed an L-ACOUSTICS KARA WST line source system in the Norwegian National Theatre in Oslo.

The new system consists of seven KARA cabinets flown with two SB18 subs per side, with a center array of 10 KIVA speakers. The system is driven by LA4 and LA8 amplified controllers. more

L-ACOUSTICS KARAi Makes Waves In New Cruise Ship Installation

HAMBURG, Germany — An L-ACOUSTICS KARAi modular WST line source system for permanent installation has been installed into the 881-seat Celebrity Theatre of the Mein Schiff 2 cruise ship.

The system consists of six KARAi cabinets and four SB28 subs in cardioid mode per side, with three 8XT coaxials as front fill. “There were a few reasons why we chose an L-ACOUSTICS system,” says Ingo Rippe from German systems integrator Protones, which also owns a KARA system for rental. “The first reason was the performance of the KARAi and SB28. more

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L-ACOUSTICS Provides Dream Sound for Mamma Mia! in Korea

The new 1,242-seat, K1-equipped venue at D-Cube City in Seoul

SEOUL — International hit musical Mamma Mia! has now opened at the new D-Cube Arts Center, Seoul, which has been equipped by L-ACOUSTICS Korea distributor Dream Sound with a K1 WST line source and XTi coaxial system. This is the first permanent K1 theatre system to be installed worldwide. more

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