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EAW’s JFL210 Line Array Chosen for U.K.’s Top of the Pops Comic Relief Benefit Concert

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Whitinsville, MA, USA, August 17, 2009 – Britain’s Top of the Pops (TOTP) has been a BBC institution since 1964, broadcast weekly until 2006 and occasionally as one-off specials in the years since. The latest such TOTP special, broadcast on BBC2 in spring 2009, featured performances from Franz Ferdinand, Flo-Rida, Oasis, Take That, Tom Jones, James Morrison and more, live from BBC’s Studio 4, as part of this year’s Comic Relief charity fundraising special. Aside from the significance marked by convergence of these great artists, a TOTP revival and the world-renowned Comic Relief organization, this program was notable for being the U.K. television debut of the JFL210 Line Array from EAW, a world leader in audio system technology. The JFL210s were supplied and installed by John Henry’s Ltd. (JHL), a leading multi-media sound reinforcement provider for the more

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AUDIO-TECHNICA CONTINUES ITS SUPPORT OF THE WORLD’S FINEST ATHLETES IN VANCOUVER 2010

STOW, OH, August 17, 2009 — Audio-Technica, a world leader in transducer technology, announces that over 3,000 of its microphones will be used at the XXI Winter Olympic Games, coming up in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, in February 2010. The use of Audio-Technica microphones for the broadcast of the 2010 Winter Games marks the continuation of A-T’s Olympic involvement, which has been consistent since the Summer Games in Atlanta in 1996.

Olympic Broadcast Services Vancouver (OBSV) is the Host Broadcaster for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games, responsible for producing and distributing audio and video coverage of the Games. To generate an international production, OBSV will deploy all cameras, develop graphics, and capture audio at each sporting venue. OBSV will transmit this international production to all radio and television Rights Holding Broadcasters, who will adapt the signal for transmission on their networks. In this way, each nation will receive unbiased more

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GUITAR CENTER PROFESSIONAL AND METALLICA MARK TEN YEARS

— San Francisco-based GC Pro Account Manager Vince Bedford has supplied Metallica’s pro audio needs for a decade now, creating a long-term professional relationship —

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, August 11, 2009 — Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, has become renowned for its ability to form long-term relationships with its customers. This year marks the 10th year that GC Pro Account Manager Vince Bedford, operating out of GC Pro’s San Francisco location, has worked closely with the members of 9-time GRAMMY® Award-winning heavy metal band Metallica. Not only has every band member turned to GC Pro during that time for professional audio equipment and specialty musical gear, but also so have members of the band’s crew, their friends and even family members.

“I have been with Metallica since 1999,? notes Vince Bedford. “It’s anything more

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Britain’s Peak Hire Ltd. Bolsters Its EAW Arsenal with Eight KF850 Series Virtual Array™ Modules and Eight SB1002 Subwoofers

PeakHireWhitinsville, MA, USA, August 11, 2009 – Peak Hire Ltd., based in Cheltenham in Gloucester, England, serves as one of the U.K.’s leading sound and lighting contractors. They provide skilled technical support for productions, concerts, theaters, conferences, outdoor events, etc., throughout the U.K. and Europe, and their hire inventory of sound, lighting, rigging, power, set and stage equipment is varied and extensive. Recently, they bolstered their inventory of products from EAW, a world leader in audio system technology, with the purchase of eight EAW KF850 Series Virtual Array™ System Modules and eight EAW SB1002 Large Format Flyable Subwoofers.

Peak Hire’s EAW arsenal was already sizeable, including 16 EAW KF730 Compact Line Array Modules and eight EAW SB730 Compact Line Array Subwoofers, along with a good stock of EAW JFX88 Compact Full-Range Loudspeakers, EAW JFX200i Compact Full-Range Loudspeakers and EAW SBX220 Compact Subwoofers. The purchase more

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GENELEC CUSTOM INSTALLATION SYSTEMS PROVIDES SOLUTIONS FOR TWO CHALLENGING HOME THEATERS

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— The AIW26 Active In-Wall Loudspeaker allows for a clean look for the front wall while the compact yet powerful HTS3B Active Subwoofer reinforces low frequencies in a fireplace —

— Genelec Custom Installation products easily interface with high-end home automation and whole-house audio systems to integrate complete home theater solutions —

NATICK, MA, August 10, 2009 — Components from Genelec Custom Installation Systems helped upscale home theater designer and integrator Integrated Media Systems (IMS), based in the Greater Baltimore/Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area, effectively create and build two challenging home theaters in eastern Virginia. Products including the AIW26 Active In-Wall Loudspeaker, the HTS4B and HTS3B Active Subwoofers, and the AIC25 Active In-Ceiling Loudspeaker were tools from Genelec’s broad array of speakers for home theater systems integrators to use to achieve the vision that they and their clients have for more

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EAW Products Selected for Pride Barcelona 09

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EAW Loudspeakers, Subwoofers and Processors provide powerful sound for live music and DJs at gigantic GLBT pride event

Whitinsville, MA, USA, August 10, 2009 – Leading Spanish multi-media/audio provider FOCUS, S.A. was recently contracted to furnish sound reinforcement for Pride Barcelona 09, a huge GLBT event attended by an estimated 15,000 people. The event was held June 28 at Avenida Maria Cristina in Barcelona, Spain. As they often do, FOCUS turned to EAW, a world leader in audio system solutions, for loudspeakers and processors for the night’s main stage concert, which featured several live musical artists and DJs performing well into the early hours of the morning.

The main P.A. system consisted of 16 EAW KF760 Line Array Modules (eight on each side of the stage), eight EAW KF730 Compact Line Array Modules (four more

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London’s Clapham Grand Nightclub Finds Great Sound with EAW

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EAW loudspeakers and processors keep the hits coming at this recently renovated historic venue

South Africa-based firm Surgesound provides EAW components for Clapham Grand London and several other venues

Whitinsville, MA, USA – London, England’s Clapham Grand nightclub, located in a historic theater space, was recently renovated, and the club’s P.A. system features outstanding sound thanks to loudspeaker and processor components from EAW, a world leader in audio system technology. South Africa-based pro audio distributor/installer Surgesound supplied the equipment, and the London branch of the SSE Audio Group installed the system and is in charge of its maintenance.

The system consists of four EAW DC4 Medium-Format Dance Club Loudspeakers, four EAW DCS2 Bent Horn Dance Subwoofers, 10 EAW JFX100i Compact Full-Range Loudspeakers and one EAW UX8800 Digital Signal Processor. Lab.gruppen FP+ more

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EAW Is Now Shipping DX1208 DSP Matrix Mixer

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Market-driven EAW DX1208 is flexible and expandable, with intuitive operation and a rich feature set, making it ideal for a variety of commercial and install applications

Product represents EAW’s next generation of DSP

Whitinsville, MA, USA, August 5, 2009 – EAW, a world leader in sound system solutions, is now shipping the DX1208 DSP Matrix Mixer. The direct result of end-user feedback, the market-driven, easy-to-use DX1208 represents the next generation of Digital Signal Processing (DSP) from EAW, maintaining EAW’s highest standards while providing end users with an intuitive, high-performance, yet cost effective solution. Its expandability options, combined with its deep feature set, make this mixer ideal for a wide range of commercial and install applications. more

AUDIO ONE SOUND & VIDEO SELECTS SPEAKERS FROM GENELEC CUSTOM INSTALLATION SYSTEMS FOR CHALLENGING HOME THEATER ENVIRONMENTS

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— For more than 25 years, Audio One Founder and CEO David Frangioni has turned to Genelec speaker technology for high-end home theater and media room installations, as well as professional recording studios —

NATICK, MA, August 5, 2009 — Every challenge has a solution, and very often, when it comes to audio for upscale home theaters, the answer is Genelec Custom Installation Systems. That’s a conclusion David Frangioni, Founder and CEO of Audio One Sound & Video, one of the country’s leading design/build firms of exquisite home theaters and media rooms, has repeatedly come to. Any one of the many demanding applications regularly tackled by Audio One (with offices in Miami, Nashville, Boston and Los Angeles) illustrates how time and again, Frangioni and Audio One have found the answers they need with speakers from Genelec Custom Installation Systems, and one recent installation more

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XANTECH LAUNCHES NATIONWIDE TRAINING PROGRAM, ADDRESSING HOW CHANGING MARKET CONDITIONS WILL BECOME AN ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE TO CUSTOM SYSTEMS INTEGRATORS

Nationwide Training1 — Xantech’s product range will enable integrators to take advantage of new market trends as the housing market recovers, including more efficient whole-house audio over cost-effective Category 5 structured cabling

— National training and certification will be available through September –

SYLMAR, CA, August 3, 2009 — As part of providing unparalleled support for its dealers and integrators, Xantech, a leader in the field of audio/video remote control and distribution for 40 years, announces a new nationwide training program for its DDS Digital Delivery System, going well beyond the technology itself. At a time of significant market shifts, participants will not only have the opportunity to become Xantech “Certified Digital Delivery Specialists,” but they will also have acquired significant insight into changes in their markets and how these changes affect business. As the housing market in the more

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