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EDGE ShowTek Supplies University of Chicago Convocation with EtherSound Network

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Chicago, Illinois⎯The 503rd Spring Convocation Ceremony of the University of Chicago was held in early June and, for the first time in 90 years, the Convocation was held as a single ceremony for all campus locations, rather than separate ceremonies over three days. Frost Lighting, an event services company, was the lead contractor for the event. EDGE ShowTek, was hired to supply audio reinforcement for the celebration. more

Yamaha LS9 and NEXO Alpha Rock Chicago from the 27th Floor

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CHICAGO, Ill.⎯Gand Concert Sound (GCS) of Glenview, IL a.k.a ‘The NEXO Guys’ recently brought a NEXO Alpha sound system up to the top of the Wit, one of Chicago’s hippest hotels. The penthouse open-air bar, called Roof, was turned into a rock club with music by 80’s new wave rockers ‘Missing Persons’ and 90’s power pop headliner ‘Letters to Cleo’, whose lead singer, Kay Hanley, is best known for providing the movie voice of Josie in ‘Josie and the Pussycats’. more

Rays Summer Concert Series Pull Out All the Stops with 48-Box NEXO Line Array

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ST.PETERSBURG, Fla.⎯The Tampa Bay Rays Post-Game Summer Concert Series began modestly in 2007 at Tropicana Field with a lineup of four retro acts performing on the back of a flatbed truck. This year, the 2010 Rays Concert Series presented by Hess Express and Bright House Sports Network, includes 15 shows that begin shortly after select homes games conclude and are free with the purchase of that night’s game ticket. more

Church Makeover Improves ‘Flow’ at First Assembly of God

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⎯MSM Installs NEXO and Yamaha Audio System⎯

BUENA PARK, Calif.⎯First Assembly of God Church in Manhattan, Kansas has recently renovated their Sanctuary with design and installation services provided by MSM Systems (Lawrence, KS). The church makeover included complete audio, video, lighting, and acoustic systems. more

Yamaha to Offer New DSR Powered Speaker Line

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BUENA PARK, Calif.⎯Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. has announced the Q4 availability of the DSR Powered Speaker Series. The active loudspeaker series take full advantage of Yamaha expertise in digital sound design and acoustic technology.

The new Yamaha powered speaker series consists of the DSR112, DSR115, DSR215, and DSR118W subwoofer. All models feature 1300W high power and efficiency (LF: 850W, HF: 450W on all models except DSR118W @ 800W) with class D amplification; FIR filter processing (FIR-X Tuning); and D-Contour a multi-band dynamic processor for consistent clarity at both high and low output levels. The coverage pattern of the CDW horns are 90°x60°. The PFC switching mode power supply, amplifiers and transducers are continuously monitored by extensive DSP protection. more

Blackhawks Stanley Cup Celebration Gets the Goal With Edge ShowTek

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Chicago, Ill.⎯ EDGE ShowTek of Northbrook, Illinois was recently tapped for audio support of the Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup Celebration Rally. An estimated 2 million fans lined Michigan Avenue to join the Blackhawks in celebrating their hard-earned win.

Due to a limited, four-hour set up time along with weight restrictions on hang points, EDGE determined a 48-box NEXO GEO S line array would meet the challenge. “NEXO GEO S was the perfect solution because we were able to get enough PA out there to allow the crowd to hear well and get the job done in the ‘not enough’ time we were allotted,? states Rich Mullen, Principal, EDGE ShowTek. Eight NEXO PS15s, eight PS10s, six CD18s, and a Yamaha LS9-16 were also part of the audio production system. more

Alliance Audio Group Named NEXO Rep Firm

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BUENA PARK, Calif.⎯Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS) further fuels its NEXO rep firm expansion by the addition of Alliance Audio Group (AAG) based in Los Alamitos, California.

Alliance Audio Group will be representing the NEXO product line in Southern California, Southern Nevada and Arizona. “NEXO is a brand any sales team would be thrilled to take to market,? states Matthew Jensen, owner of AAG. Simply put, NEXO has no rival when it comes to manufacturing high-end speakers, processors, and amplifiers for the professional touring and installation-minded consumer. Alliance is privileged and honored to expand NEXO’s place in the market. It’s going to be a spectacular collaboration between our two companies.? more

Supersized NEXO GEO T Rig and Yamaha Consoles ‘Fantabulous’

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Chicago, Ill.⎯The Allstate Arena in Chicago was the scene of the Live Nation/103.5 KISS FM six-hour late May concert event billed as ‘Fantanbuloso’ featuring Ludacris, Ke$ha, Jay Sean, Trey Songz, Kevin Rudolf, Jason Derulo, B.o.B and Orianthi. The sold-out concert venue seats 14,000.

Gand Concert Sound of Glenview, Illinois provided the supersized PA. Known as ‘The NEXO Guys’, the sound company provided a 72-box NEX GEO T system flown in four hangs with 28 CD18 subwoofers under the stage. Stage monitors were also NEXO and included PS15 wedges and Alpha side fills. NEXO PS10’s were provided for front fill immediately downstage for the concert-going SRO dancers. Total power for the system came in at 300,000 watts provided by Camco V6, Camco 200V and Yamaha PC9501N amps with NEXO NX242 controllers. The new NEXO NX4X4 amps with integrated controller on board were used on the subwoofers. “This was the same more

Logic Systems Rocks the Range With 72 NEXO GEO T Boxes and Yamaha PM5D Consoles

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COLUMBUS, OH⎯ Logic Systems Sound and Lighting, Inc. (St. Louis) provided the two-day ‘Rock on the Range’ (ROTR) Festival in Columbus, OH with audio and lighting production for the main stage that included 36 elements per side of a NEXO GEO-T line array. Bands performing included Sevendust, Theory of a Deadman, Puddle of Mudd, Drowning Pool, 3 Days Grace, Deftones, Apocolyptica, 5 Finger Death Punch, Slash, Seether, Godsmack, Rob Zombie, and Limp Bizkit. Approximately 100,000 attended the late May hard rock event at Crew Soccer Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, the largest ROTR event of the four held to date. more

Yamaha Commercial Audio To Hold First Audioversity Expo in Nashville

BUENA PARK, Calif.⎯Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. has announced Audioversity, a series of regional expos. The first event will take place at Soundcheck Nashville (740 Cowan Street), August 11-12. The specialized event is catered toward audio professionals and all those interested in gaining in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience of any and everything Yamaha Commercial Audio and NEXO. more

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