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Soundcraft® GB2R Joins Popular GB Console Series

ANAHEIM, California – NAMM Show room #7800 – January 2008 – The highly acclaimed and successful Soundcraft GB Series has now gained another new member, the Soundcraft GB2R.

This 19-inch rack-mountable mixer is designed specifically for smaller installations in churches and performance venues, or for small portable PA systems. It will also find friends in broadcast where its high quality and feature set will be very appealing. more

L-ACOUSTICS Takes The Stage At Radio City Music Hall

ARCS® loudspeakers providing enhanced front-/side-fill coverage for legendary venue

NEW YORK CITY – December 2007 — Long revered as one of the Big Apple’s most renowned live performance venues, Radio City Music Hall offers its visitors the opportunity to enjoy a wide cross section of musical extravaganzas, including the world-famous Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring The Rockettes, which this year celebrates its milestone 75th anniversary.

As one can imagine, complex productions like the Christmas Spectacular require that intelligible, uniform audio be not only delivered to the audience, of course, but to the dozens of dancers gracefully executing their choreographed moves across the Great Stage. With this in mind, Radio City Music Hall’s production crew and owner, Madison Square Garden Entertainment, chose to ultimately update the on-stage monitoring system with a dozen L-ACOUSTICS ARCS® front- and side-fill cabinets supplied by Clair Brothers Systems. more

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Crown’s Gerald Stanley To Receive AES Fellowship Award

ELKHART, Indiana – December 2007 — Crown International proudly announces that Gerald Stanley, the company’s senior vice president of research, has just been selected by the Audio Engineering Society’s awards committee and board of governors to receive the distinguished AES Fellowship Award in 2008.

According to AES Secretary Han Tendeloo, Stanley’s award for “significant contributions to power amplifier design and electronic networking of communications systems” will be presented in San Francisco next October during the 125th AES Convention, which also marks the Society’s 60th anniversary year. more

Crown Inspires Manufacturing Leaders From Other Companies

ELKHART, Indiana – December 2007 – As Crown International has successfully transitioned to a lean manufacturing approach over the past few years, the company’s endeavor has not gone unnoticed. As a result of dramatically streamlining its manufacturing, further improving both efficiency and product quality, Crown recently had the distinction of being a tour site for the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) 2007 International Conference in Chicago. more

Historic Alex Theater Upgrades With L-ACOUSTICS KUDO™

GLENDALE, California – November 2007 — Built in 1925, the historic Alex Theater is a landmark on Glendale’s Brand Boulevard, with its magnificent 100-foot-tall Art Deco neon column topped by a glowing starburst towering above the street. The Alex’s interior design is a marvel as well — its ‘atmospherium’ auditorium with open-air illusion and Greek and Egyptian motifs creates a unique ancient garden-like environment. Several restorations over the years have kept up the interior and exterior decor of the Alex, which is now a performing arts center. The latest addition to the theater is an L-ACOUSTICS KUDO™ line source array system, installed in July to optimize the venue for musical performances. more

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Crown DC 300 Enters TECnology Hall Of Fame

NEW YORK CITY – November 2007 — As a fitting cap to Crown International’s 60th anniversary year, the DC 300 amplifier, first introduced 40 years prior in 1967, was inducted into the TECnology Hall Of Fame on the opening day of the 123rd AES Convention in New York City. Gerald Stanley, Crown International’s senior VP of R&D and the original designer of the DC 300, was on hand to accept the award. more

Immanuel Bible Church First To Take Leap Of Faith With New 42-fader Studer Vista 5 Desk

SPRINGFIELD, Virginia – November 2007 — Immanuel Bible Church in Springfield, Virginia, has become the first purchaser of the new 42-fader Studer Vista 5 digital audio console in the United States. The console, which has been installed at front-of-house in the 1,100-seat auditorium, was selected for its input and output capacity, its simplicity of use by novice operators, and its flexibility, allowing simultaneous control of the main house system and monitors under two-man operation. more

Soundcraft Vi6™ Storms The Barns At Wolf Trap

VIENNA, Virginia – November 2007 — A new Soundcraft Vi6™ digital live sound console has been installed at The Barns at Wolf Trap in time for the winter concert season, which runs annually from early October through May. The audio system at the 382-seat indoor venue, located close to Washington DC at the Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, was revamped in 2005 with a JBL VerTec line array system, Crown amplifiers, BSS Audio Omnidrive processing and AKG microphones. more

Soundcraft’s Graham Blyth Receives AES Fellowship Award

NEW YORK CITY — At the Opening Ceremonies of the 123rd AES Convention in New York City, Soundcraft Technical Director and Co-founder Graham Blyth was presented with the prestigious Fellowship Award “in recognition of his distinguished career in mixing console design and service to the Society”, noted AES President Wieslaw Woszczyk, who officially conferred the award at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on Friday, October 5th. more

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Crown Powers The Underground

Crown XTi 2000 and CTs 2000 amplifiers installed at the Basilica of St. Pius X

LOURDES, France – September 2007 – Audiomaster of Pau, France, recently completed an upgrade of the existing sound system at the Basilica of St. Pius X in Lourdes, which included 17 Crown XTi 2000 and four CTs 2000 power amplifiers.

St. Pius X, the largest Catholic basilica in Europe, is a modern concrete building that is almost entirely underground, spawning its widespread nickname as the ‘Underground Basilica’. Construction of the facility was completed in 1958 in order to accommodate the enormous crowds that would be making a pilgrimage to Lourdes for the centenary of the Apparitions, the 18 visions of the Virgin Mary by Saint Bernadette. more

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