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Ford AV Installs NEXO GEO S12 Line Array at Austin Ridge Bible Church

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BUENA PARK, Calif.⎯Austin Ridge Bible Church in Austin, Texas, who took its name from the beautiful ridge it sits upon, has a ministry goal to facilitate worship in weekly gatherings on Sunday morning, and to equip its congregation to become lifestyle worshippers, not just on Sunday, but 24/7.

The church, which seats 750, recently hired Ford Audio-Video Systems, Inc. (Ford AV) to replace its existing speaker system with a NEXO GEO S 12 Series line array. Six NEXO GEO S1210s and two GEO S1230s were chosen along with two NXAMP 4×4 amps and two ALS2-PF subwoofers. more

Yamaha Output Product Updates Now Available

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BUENA PARK, Calif.⎯Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. announces the fall availability of recently launched new output products and output product updates. Yamaha DME 3.5: New features in DME 3.5 include a Program Ducker component enabling fade-in/fade-out with much longer attack/release time than in existing DME units. Inverted ducking makes fade-in possible and enables gradual BGM ducking which is ideal for theme park paging, for example, and cross-fade source switching, necessary for broadcast. The new OSC On/Off oscillator key can be used as an assignment key while in Source to obtain a GPI effect. DME 3.5 provides ‘native’ support for MY16-ES64, MD64-EX, MY16-MD64, and MY16-EX cards available for DME64n and DME24n via the I/O card list in DME Designer software. more

Yamaha IPA8200 Series Power Amplifier Ships

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BUENA PARK, Calif.⎯Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. has announced the availability of its latest power amplifier, the Yamaha IPA8200. The amplifier is a highly efficient Class D amplifier that delivers eight channels of 200W each (4 ohms) in a lightweight, but sturdy, 2U package. The new amplifier, which coincides with the recent release of the IMX644 rack mount mixer, is ideal for smaller-scale installations wanting the superior reliability and sound quality of a Yamaha product, and with the efficiency of Class D amplification. The IPA8200 is three times more efficient than conventional Class AB or Class H amplification and provides greatly reduced power consumption, heat dissipation and space requirements. more

YAMAHA COMMERCIAL AUDIO DEBUTS NEW NEXO PS R2 SPEAKER

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BUENA PARK, Calif.⎯ Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS) has announced the addition of the NEXO PS R2 to the PS Series of high-output, compact speakers. The new PS R2 delivers enhanced performance with higher SPL and extended bandwidth, and re-designed cabinetry and grilles – all within the same compact footprint that make the PS 8, PS10 and PS15 some of the best-selling small loudspeakers in available to the commercial audio market. more

AES NEW YORK MARKS LAUNCH OF YAMAHA COMMERCIAL AUDIO SYSTEMS ROLLING SHOWROOM

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NEW YORK⎯Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. launched its ‘Rolling Showroom’, a state-of-the-art, 53’ double-expanding trailer during AES 2009 in New York City. The vehicle, constructed by Century Industries of Sellersburg, Indiana, will make appearances across the U.S. and Canada at select national tradeshow events, regional events including houses of worship-based events and Yamaha Commercial Audio Training Sessions (YCATS). more

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‘Idol Live Tour 2009’ Experiences the Power of a Yamaha PM5D-EX System

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BUENA PARK, Calif.⎯Season eight of American Idol (Fox) empowered viewers to share their voice in deciding America’s next singing superstar. This year’s winner was quite the surprise when Kris Allen took the number one spot, leaving Adam Lambert at number two. As with seasons’ past, the top 10 finalists are currently on tour with ‘Idol Live 2009’ that began in early July. This year, independent front of house engineer, Randy Lane, chose a Yamaha PM5D-EX system for the 50-city tour. more

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Clair Global Purchases Last Yamaha PM5000 Analog Console

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BUENA PARK, Calif.⎯As the market shifts toward offering customers more affordable analog mixing solutions, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. has announced that it will cease worldwide production of the PM5000 sound reinforcement console. The final production model has been purchased by Clair Global (Lititz, Pa.). “The Yamaha PM5000 is an ideal transitional product in that it combines a familiar interface with elements of analog and digital,? says Clair president, Troy Clair. “It is also a great transitional tool for engineers who may not be fully convinced to make a complete move into digital. Yamaha has always listened to the customer, and the PM5000 was certainly a great example of creating a mixing tool based on ‘real world’ research.? more

YAMAHA COMMERCIAL AUDIO SYSTEMS PROVIDES 7.1 SYSTEM FOR AES SPECIAL EVENTS ROOM

NEW YORK⎯Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS) will provide a 7.1 system for use by the Audio Engineering Society in their Special Events Room #E12-13 during the AES Convention at the Javits Center. The sound system will include a Yamaha PM5D digital console and the new Yamaha TXn amplifiers running on a 96k EtherSound network featuring Yamaha IF3115 speakers in tri-amp mode, IF21115/AS in bi-amp mode, and IS1215 and IS1218 loudspeakers. more

Gerber Acoustics Calls NEXO GEO S1210 ‘the Best in Engineering Excellence, Sound, Value, and Ease of Rigging’

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BUENA PARK, Calif.⎯Gerber Acoustics of Lake Worth, Florida recently supplied 24 NEXO GEO S1210 speakers to Primerica Financial Services for a six-week corporate presentation tour. Primerica, who markets first-rate financial products and provides middle-income families with affordable term life insurance options, serves over 6 million clients in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and Spain.

Production director for the tour, Joe Farell of Switch Liberate Your Brand said the purpose of the tour was informational: communicating the state of the business, latest product developments, and motivational⎯recognizing and rewarding the accomplishments of leaders from within the company’s sales force. The audience for the corporate tour was Primerica’s nationwide sales force of over 100,000 strong.

Chas Gerber, owner of Gerber Acoustics, said that since the audience sizes kept expanding, they were forced to sub rent stacks and racks from local sources throughout the more

Landmark Yamaha PM1D Digital Console Retires on 10TH Anniversary

BUENA PARK, Calif.⎯On September 22, 1999, the Yamaha PM1D first-of-its-kind digital mixing system designed specifically for live sound reinforcement made its debut at Carnegie Hall in New York City. The PM1D started a digital revolution in live sound, and its worldwide popularity resulted in significant sales, and the beginning of a new era.

Now 10 years later, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. has announced that Yamaha Corporation Japan has reached the limit on availability of key components. Therefore, in order to secure enough parts for customer service well into the future, the production of this legendary mixing system will cease in December 2009. Current requests for PM1D systems will be fulfilled, and limited quantities will remain available until the existing stock is depleted.

The company is not resting on its laurels, however, and has made available online a brief ‘white paper’ that will provide customers with its concept more

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