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Kid Rock Flies the Flag and K1 on Born Free Tour

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Kid Rock performing during the Red Sky Music Festival at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha on July 20, 2011

Sound Image carrying L-ACOUSTICS’ flagship loudspeaker system on current shed tour with special guest Sheryl Crow

ESCONDIDO, California — Following a three-month North American arena tour earlier this year, Kid Rock is now out on his second US sweep in support of his latest album, Born Free. Joined by Sheryl Crow for most of the dates, which run into September, Rock and his entourage are also touring with another stellar performer: L-ACOUSTICS’ K1 stadium line source system. more

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Mystic Lake Casino Hotel Equips New Amphitheater with L-ACOUSTICS

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Jason Mraz and his band helped debut the new Mystic Amphitheater and its L-ACOUSTICS KUDO system on July 3, 2011

Allied Audio provides LA8-powered KUDO and SB28 rental package for new outdoor venue’s summer concert season

PRIOR LAKE, Minnesota — The Twin Cities’ own Mystic Lake Casino Hotel entered the outdoor concert market this season with a new 8,357-seat amphitheater that is already being praised by the local press for its “incredible sound.” Much of the credit, however, goes to South Saint Paul-based Allied Productions & Sales, which is supplying a full L-ACOUSTICS loudspeaker and amplifier package for Mystic Amphitheater’s inaugural summer concert season. more

L-ACOUSTICS Celebrates UEFA Final in Style

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LONDON — Surrey-based Delta Sound deployed an L-ACOUSTICS KUDO loudspeaker system for a one-day VIP event during the 2011 UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) Champions League final at Wembley Stadium in London. The soccer-themed event was hosted by Wembley’s corporate hospitality sector, Club Wembley, on behalf of UEFA.

Wembley Arena was converted into a large VIP suite for the event, with the main arena blacked out with backdrops covering the seating area and a stage along one side of the venue. This configuration effectively turned the room sideways and could accommodate up to 4,500 guests. The space was divided into areas celebrating the different ages of soccer. Projection screens gave flashbacks to important matches and interviews, while the main stage hosted presenters, VIP speakers and live entertainment. more

Precise Corporate Staging Expands L-ACOUSTICS Inventory for Summer Festival Season

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The five-day Country USA music festival in Oshkosh, Wisconsin benefitted from PCS’ new KUDO, SB28 and LA-RAK systems

PCS adds KUDO, SB28 and LA-RAK for new Entertainment Division

TEMPE, Arizona — Precise Corporate Staging (PCS) of Tempe, Arizona upped its L-ACOUSTICS product count in late-May with the addition of 24 KUDO enclosures, 24 SB28 subs and six LA-RAK touring amplifier racks. The systems were purchased, in part, to accommodate the busy summer festival schedule of PCS’ new Entertainment Division, which this year deploys systems and staging for Country USA and Rock USA in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and the legendary week-long Buffalo Chip in Sturgis, South Dakota. more

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L-ACOUSTICS KIVA System Installed into Helsinki Music Centre

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HELSINKI, Finland — L-ACOUSTICS’ Finnish distributor and system integrator Starlike has recently installed a KIVA line source system into the main hall of the new Helsinki Music Centre.

The primary users of the hall will be the Radio Symphony Orchestra (YLE/The Finnish Broadcasting Company), Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and Sibelius Academy. The 1700-seat hall is also in demand for other types of music; for example, the Finnish cello rock band Apocalyptica has been booked to play the venue when it opens later this year. more

L-ACOUSTICS System Installed in New Nomads Club, Istanbul

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ISTANBUL, Turkey — An Istanbul branch of the Nomads club has opened in Istanbul, installed with an L-ACOUSTICS coaxial sound system.

Nomads Istanbul follows the concept of the original Amsterdam venue, serving up a combination of European and Eastern culture in both its style and cuisine, with interior decorations and tableware sourced from Morocco and Egypt. With views of the Bosporus, a bar hung with hundreds of colorful, handmade Arabic lamps and a hidden garden, Nomads is set to make a mark on Istanbul’s vibrant nightlife. more

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L-ACOUSTICS KARAi at Home in Jesus House

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LONDON — SFL Group has carried out the first UK install of the L-ACOUSTICS KARAi modular WST line source system for permanent installation at Jesus House, a 2,000-capacity church in North London owned by the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).

SFL Group chose the system because, according to technical director Mark Payne, “It presents a significant saving for the customer as the boxes don’t have fixed touring rigging, which isn’t necessary in a fixed installation. As an installation product it looks really neat; I’m very pleased with it and so is the customer, it sounds absolutely phenomenal. more

Rhema Services Helps Hawaii Sound Even Nicer With L-ACOUSTICS LA-RAK

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Rhema Services’ John Carvalho (logistics manager), Toby Carvalho (tech) and Kenneth Plank (tech) with two of the new LA-RAKs

WAIPAHU, Hawaii — L-ACOUSTICS’ sole Rental Network company in the Hawaiian islands, Rhema Services, added four LA8-equipped LA-RAK touring amplifier racks to its inventory in March.

Founded in October of 1999 as a division of Nani Leo Inc., Rhema Services took delivery of its first V-DOSC and ARCS enclosures in January of 2000. Since then, the sound reinforcement company has grown its L-ACOUSTICS roster to include 24 V-DOSC, 12 dV-DOSC, 22 ARCS, 32 subs and 45 stage wedges in addition to its new LA-RAKs. more

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L-ACOUSTICS Sells First KARA System to Slovenia

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L-ACOUSTICS KARA system in the Stožice Arena, Slovenia

VRHNIKA, Slovenia — Akustika Bahun is pleased to announce that it has purchased the first L-ACOUSTICS KARA WST® line source system in Slovenia.

The system’s first job was a corporate event in Slovenia’s largest and most acoustically challenging arena, Ljubljana’s 15,000-seat Stožice, which has a nine second reverberation time when empty. The complete FOH/front-fill system consisted of 36 KARA cabinets configured 12 per side as left/right arrays plus 12 as a delay line, eight SB28 subwoofers in cardioid mode, two 108P and two 112P coaxials, and 12 115XT HiQ active stage monitors. All units were driven with LA8 amplified controllers. more

CineMag Carries On The Reichenbach Tradition

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Premier audio transformer manufacturer continues to strengthen and grow

CANOGA PARK, California — Following the sad news of Tom Reichenbach’s recent passing, CineMag is publicly pledging its commitment to carry on the tradition of excellence established by its founder and former president.

“Although we have lost a great and loyal friend, as well as a tremendous talent, we have chosen to honor Tom by strengthening and growing this company that had been his passion for more than three decades,” says CineMag President David Geren. more

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