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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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AUDIO-TECHNICA ENHANCES ENGINEERED SOUND® PRODUCT LINE WITH NEW CONTRACTOR PROGRAM

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— Company extends value of Engineered Sound® products for contractors and end users with new five-year warranty, plus new freight options and extended terms for E.S. dealers –

STOW, OH, August 3, 2009 — As part of its ongoing commitment to the contractor/system integrator market sector, Audio-Technica, known worldwide as a leading producer of precision audio transducers and related items for over 45 years, announces that it is offering Engineered Sound contractors a new program for its Engineered Sound® product line. As part of this initiative, Audio-Technica is offering new freight options and extended terms; the company has also expanded the warranty on its entire range of Engineered Sound products to five years.

The Audio-Technica Engineered Sound line is available only to the professional installed sound market via a network of specialized sound contractors and system integrators, as opposed to retail more

GC PRO SUPPLIES GEAR FOR UPGRADED AUDIO FACILITIES AT THE ART INSTITUTE OF WASHINGTON, D.C.

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WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, July 30, 2009 — The Art Institutes is a system of over 40 educational institutions throughout North America, providing an important source of design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals. As part of an ongoing effort to provide students with exceptional technical support, The Art Institutes are expanding and upgrading the facilities of their professional Audio Production Program. Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, is supplying a variety of gear for the systems, which are being designed by the Walters-Storyk Design Group (WSDG). The first system was recently completed at The Art Institute of Washington (D.C.). GC Pro Senior Account Manager P.K. Pandey was the GC Pro contact for the project. more

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Kurt Metzler to Lead EAW® North American Sales

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WOODINVILLE, WA – July 27, 2009 – Building on the success of recent EAW® product launches, and in keeping with its commitment to support the North American contractor market, LOUD Technologies Inc. announced the appointment of veteran salesman Kurt Metzler to the position of North American Sales Manager, EAW.

“EAW is on a roll,? commented Ernie Lansford, LOUD’s Director of North American Sales. “The combination of EAW’s innovative product line – including the new JFL, NTL, MicroWedge and MicroSub – and Kurt’s rock-solid reputation will make EAW the most preferred vendor to our consultant customers,? added Lansford. more

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AUDIO-TECHNICA NAMES LIENAU AV ASSOCIATES REP OF THE YEAR

AT 2009 Rep of the Year

STOW, OH, July 28, 2009 — Audio-Technica, a leading manufacturer of wired and wireless microphones, headphones and accessory products, has recognized Westchester, Pennsylvania-based Lienau AV Associates as its Rep of the Year for the 2009 fiscal year. Marc Lee Shannon, Audio-Technica Vice President, Sales, and Glenn Roop, Audio-Technica Director, Professional Product Sales, presented the award to Lienau Principals Eric Schwartz, Tom Macri and Chris Hutnick. Lienau AV sells Audio-Technica’s complete line of professional audio products to sound contractors and retailers in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Southern New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. more

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AUDIO-TECHNICA STEREO SHOTGUN MICROPHONES FOLLOW THE TOUR DE FRANCE THROUGH EVERY TURN AND PASS

— Camera-mounted stereo shotgun microphone picked up the nuances of the most famous bicycle race in the world

— Camera operators on the back seats of five motorcycles shadowed the 2,200-mile race start to finish, creating an exciting soundbed along the way —

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STOW, OH, July 29, 2009 — Viewers of the 2009 Tour de France saw hundreds of racers cover over 2,200 miles between July 4th and July 26th, each vying for the finish line on Paris’ Avenue des Champs-Elysées. They also heard an amazing soundscape of determined cyclists straining to climb mountains, the rattle of bicycles bunching up in the peloton and the crowds cheering them along, thanks to Audio-Technica AT835ST M-S Stereo Shotgun Microphones, mounted to the cameras on five motorcycles that cover the miles-long pack of racers. The AT835ST microphones were provided by the Societé Française de more

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Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry and Ryman Auditorium Upgrade Control Rooms with PhantomFocus System™

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— Two hallmarks of Music City turn to the PhantomFocus™ System monitor tuning protocol as the platform for critical listening —

NASHVILLE, TN, July 28, 2009 — Music City’s iconic Grand Ole Opry and Ryman Auditorium are the latest additions to the growing number studios who have chosen to upgrade their control room monitoring with the Carl Tatz Design (CTD) PhantomFocus System™, bringing the total to over forty to date. The announcement was made by Carl Tatz of the Carl Tatz Design group, and further underscores a trend in commercial and private recording studios employing the PhantomFocus System room tuning protocol to create a critical listening environment.

The implementation of the CTD PhantomFocus System allows an end user’s speakers of choice to perform beyond the manufacturer’s specifications, correcting boundary and room mode effects and rendering a truly accurate more

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WAVES LIVE DIVISION EXPANDS PLUG-IN OFFERINGS FOR USE WITH THE DIGIDESIGN® VENUE/D-SHOW

—VENUE/D-Show compatibility for Waves Hybrid and PuigChild plug-ins further emphasizes Waves Live Division’s dedicated offerings for the live sound market sectors —

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, July 9, 2009 — Following closely on the announcement earlier this year that more than 50 of Waves’ most popular plug-ins are now compatible for use with Digidesign® D-Show Software and VENUE consoles, Waves Live Division announces VENUE Compatibility for its successful Hybrid Line (H-Comp Hybrid Compressor and H-Delay Hybrid Delay) and PuigChild Compressor/Limiter. Users now have the benefit of being able to use these invaluable studio tools in live sound applications. These TDM plug-ins can run on Digidesign VENUE consoles using the Waves D-Show Enabler. Current Waves TDM users can purchase the D-Show Enabler, making their Waves products fully VENUE-compatible. more

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