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Bose® Professional Systems Components Selected for Texas Churches

Systems designer and consultant Ken Dickensheets relies on Bose® RoomMatch® loudspeakers and PowerMatch® amplifiers to conquer acoustically challenging environments in churches
from Midland to Austin

AV systems integrators choose RoomMatch® loudspeakers for giving them the ability to choose exactly the right coverage patterns for each project

As the CTO/Principal Consultant for Dickensheets Design Associates, Ken Dickensheets has served as acoustical consultant and media systems designer for many highly acclaimed projects throughout Texas and beyond. Some of the most challenging ones are consistently houses of worship, where very often the importance of clear, highly intelligible audio is initially overlooked in architectural design. That’s often what Ken gets called in to fix, and in addition to his 50+ years of experience, he brings with him solutions from Bose® Professional Systems, whose RoomMatch® loudspeakers have been the right solution for hundreds of churches across the country.

One of those is Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in Austin. There, Dickensheets encountered a small 250-seat sanctuary, but one with an extremely high ceiling for the size of the room – over 30 feet tall. This, plus the marble and plaster finishes, resulted in a reverberation time of more than five seconds, quite long for a room of that size. Always looking at multiple solutions to find exactly the right one for each client, Dickensheets brought in several steerable-array loudspeaker systems, but it was when he used a single RoomMatch RM7040 array module, powered by one Bose PowerMatch® PM8500N amplifier, that the problem was solved. “The difference in the intelligibility of the sound between the Bose RoomMatch loudspeaker and every other speaker was like night and day,” he says. “That one speaker was able to give them the kind of sound they’d been in search of for ten years.”

Mark Stevens, President of San Antonio Sound & Light, the AV integrator on the project, says that the RoomMatch loudspeaker has the high-frequency articulation needed to address speech intelligibility in that kind of acoustically complex environment. “The RoomMatch module has six high-frequency drivers mounted on a waveguide that is just perfectly suited for problems like these,” he explains. Stevens adds that the RoomMatch loudspeaker was flexible enough in its ability to be mounted that he was able to position it almost 30 feet above the church’s altar and aim it down at a precise 45-degree angle. “We needed the height and the angle just right to optimize the box for the space, and the RoomMatch module was able to be installed exactly as we needed it to,” he says.

The First Christian Church, in Midland, Texas, has similar intelligibility issues in its 900-seat worship center. For this project, as part of a larger renovation that also included new lighting and video, and installed by Ace Audio Communications in Austin, Dickensheets specified a main array consisting of a RoomMatch RMS215 subwoofer, RM5510, RM5520 and RM7020 loudspeakers, with a second RM5520 module positioned as foldback for the choir. Another RM5520 loudspeaker was installed as a delay array to cover the balcony. Two PowerMatch PM8500N amplifiers power the complete system.

“This church also had struggled for years with poor-quality sound,” Dickensheets says. “We presented the Bose RoomMatch system to them as the best solution for keeping the audio energy directed away from the brick and wood surfaces that were causing the reflections. At first they were concerned with the costs, but once we calculated the costs of other options such as line arrays, it became clear that the RoomMatch array modules offered not only the best solution but also the best value. In terms of cost-effectiveness, the Bose RoomMatch system beat everything else on the list.”

At the 600-seat Hope Presbyterian Church in Austin, Dickensheets recommended Bose RoomMatch loudspeakers and PowerMatch amplifiers to address some reverberation issues there as well, but the final decision wasn’t made by the church’s leadership but rather by its musicians. Dickensheets arranged a blind listening test event in which the church’s music directors listened to three different speakers without knowing their brands. Unanimously, they chose the Bose RoomMatch loudspeakers as having the best intelligibility and most natural sound. Ace Audio Communications installed a system consisting of an RM215 subwoofer, RM9010, RM9060 and RM12040 array modules, powered by two PM8500N amplifiers. “That really tells you something,” says Dickensheets. “The RoomMatch system is not just solving the problems around speech intelligibility, but also providing great full-range sound for music. The RoomMatch speakers really cover a lot of ground.”

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Waves Audio Now Shipping Waves Loudness Meter Plus (WLM Plus)

Waves Audio, the industry-leading developer of professional audio digital signal processing technologies and the recipient of a Technical GRAMMY® Award, is now shipping the Waves Loudness Meter Plus (WLM Plus) plugin. The next generation of the 2012 TEC Award-winning WLM Loudness Meter plugin, the WLM Plus brings anticipated enhancements and features new correction and adjustment tools. Ideal for content creators, post-production houses and cable head-end facilities, WLM Plus is an affordable, all-in-one cross-platform, multi-format loudness metering software solution.

WLM Plus is fully compliant with all current ITU, EBU and ATSC specifications, including new, dedicated presets meeting ARIB TR-B32, OP-59 and the current Discovery Channel requirements. The WLM Plus also includes two presets useful for gaming content creators for leveling, when working on Sony ASWG (Audio Standards Working Group) loudness scanner – geared towards portable and home based devices.

It offers comprehensive Momentary, Short Term, Long Term and True Peak readouts, as well as a unique warning and logging system that keeps track of users’ levels and alerts them when they have exceeded them or fallen short. WLM Plus now features Gain and Trim controls for correction of loudness levels and a True Peak Limiter, which saves users the need to use additional equipment or software.

WLM Plus Controls

Short Term displays (in LUFS) perceived short term loudness.
Long Term displays (in LUFS) perceived loudness averaged across the program signal.
Range displays (in LU) the overall loudness range across the program signal
Momentary displays (in LUFS) momentary loudness levels, according to the Momentary scale control settings.
True Peak displays (in dBTP) inter-sample peaks that do not register in the sample data but may occur during reproduction of the digital signal.
Unders displays the number of times the signal goes below the specified Short Term Min value indicated in the settings panel.
Overs displays the number of times the signal exceeds the specified Short Term Max value indicated in the settings panel.
Measurements Play/Pause determines if program loudness is registered in the WLM memory for averaging long-term loudness range.
Short Time selectable duration of short time measurement.
True Peak Limiter on/off activates and deactivates the limiter.
Follow Transport determines if measurement starts and stops according to host application transport controls.
Timer indicates the amount of time measurements that have been taken and integrated.
Reset resets the Long Term, Range, Overs and Unders counters and returns the integration timer to 00:00:00.
Method determines the measurement method.
Weighting determines the type of weighting filter.
Channel determines the channels being measured.
Short Term Max determines the maximum short term level.
Short Term Min determines the minimum short term level.
True Peak Max determines the maximum true peak level.
Target determines the target level.
Custom Pre Filtering provides low pass (LPF) and high pass (HPF) filters that pre-filter the audio prior to loudness measurement.
Momentary Scale determines the scale displayed in the momentary bar meter.
Logging displays CSV logging file options.
Gain input gain
Trim calculates the difference between the long-term measurement and target. Trim button sets gain per calculation.

The Waves WLM Plus Loudness Meter is currently available with a U.S. MSRP of Native $400 and SoundGrid $600. WLM Plus is available at no additional charge to all WLM owners who have valid coverage under the Waves Update Plan. Visit www.waves.com for more information.

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Signature Sound Opus One Earns GRAMMY® Nomination for Best Surround Sound Album and Points the Way Toward Wider Distribution of Surround Sound Music

— The flagship release for the new mediaHyperium3 label, Signature Sound Opus One is a 5.1 multichannel treasure of leading classical recordings produced by GRAMMY® Award winner Herbert Waltl, remixed by GRAMMY® Award winner Leslie Ann Jones and mastered by Michael Romanowski. It represents the next generation of surround sound distribution pioneered by mediaHyperium3 —

— In 2014, mediaHyperium3 intends to provide multichannel music recordings in a file format that can be downloaded to mobile devices and played back in discrete multichannel surround when connected to a surround sound system. Several mix versions will be made available for specific automobile makes and models, and other types of listening environments —

Los Angeles CA, January 3, 2014 — The nomination of Signature Sound Opus One for the GRAMMY® Award for Best Surround Sound Album solidifies record label www.mediaHYPERIUM3.com (http://e2.ma/click/dustj/p7aeub/dq50mc) as a leading innovator serving the growing HD 5.1 surround music category. The recording – composed of performances by artists and conductors including the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Jakov Kreizburg; the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Netherlands Radio Choir, conductor Mariss Jansons; Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, conductor Mariss Jansons; TrondheimSolistene, conductor Øyvind Gimse; and Malmö Symphony Orchestra, conductor Bjarte Engeset – was mixed in discrete 5.1 surround by multiple GRAMMY winner Leslie Ann Jones and mastered in surround by Michael Romanowski, a top mastering engineer and President of The Recording Academy® San Francisco Chapter.

The establishment of mediaHyperium3 also marks a new era in surround music distribution; utilizing technology developed by label founder Herbert Waltl, Signature Sound Opus One and subsequent titles released on the label will be able to be downloaded in the AAC file format and be playable either as discrete 5.1 recordings on surround-equipped home playback systems or in stereo and discrete 5.1 on mobile platforms such as smartphones and tablets. This is the first time that such dual compatibility has been offered in a single music download product. In addition, future titles will include different mix versions produced with mH’s proprietary studio technology that will automatically adapt their playback configurations to a wide variety of listening environments, with automotive interiors as an area of focus.

Herbert Waltl is a pioneer in the field of surround music technology and creativity. A noted classical soloist and composer himself, Waltl is a winner of two GRAMMY Awards as a producer, as well as a recipient of a TEC Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement, a DVD Entertainment Award for Best Music DVD, and a Surround Sound Music Award. In 2010, he was appointed an Adjunct Professor at McGill University in Montreal. In 2013 Waltl founded mediaHyperium3 and produced a DVD featuring a combination of classical and popular music created specifically for purchasers of the new Mercedes-Benz® SL-Class Roadster, and hailed by audiophiles and music aficionados as an extraordinary listening experience. He envisions the release of Signature Sound Opus One as proof of concept for a business model that will benefit audiophiles, artists and commercial users seeking a premium differentiator for their products.

“We are developing the business with car companies, setting up a catalog of 5.1 surround sound pop, rock and classical music titles with the intention to establish a standard for 5.1 mixes available for special listening environments such as automobiles,” Waltl explains. “Our new surround sound technology truly reflects the potential for surround music as both a compelling artistic experience and as a market differentiator. We intend to create a growing catalog of 5.1 surround titles in many genres of music, and in the process help to expand the surround-music category.”

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Acclaimed Film Scoring Mixer Dennis Sands Uses Focusrite’s RedNet 6 MADI-to-Dante Bridge to Connect His System

While planning for the first mix room in the world with Dolby® Atmos™ capability, Sands knew RedNet 6 – a 64-channel MADI-to-Dante bridge – would be the perfect solution.

Los Angeles, CA, January 6, 2014 – While outfitting the first dedicated film music mix room in the world with Dolby® Atmos™ capability, multi-award-winning film scoring mixer Dennis Sands needed an elegant solution to connect the multi-channel surround processor to his monitor system. When Sands and his design consultants, Ron Lagerlof of Visioneering Design and Andy Potvin from Dolby Laboratories, Inc., learned that Focusrite would shortly begin shipping the RedNet 6 MADI Bridge, they knew they had found that solution, and—sight unseen—ordered and installed one of the first units to be produced.

Sands generally records the film music projects on which he works at the major L.A. scoring stages, and in the past has brought many of those projects back to his Sound Waves SB studio in Santa Barbara, CA, about 95 miles up the coast from Los Angeles, to mix them. Then, at the end of 2012, he heard a demonstration of the Dolby Atmos multi-channel surround sound system and decided that he had to start mixing film music in the new immersive format. “I’d never heard anything like that. The clarity, transparency, the richness, the dimension, the spatial context of it all was really incredible,” he recalls. “I knew right away that this will be the way people will hear movies. Period.”

But with the installed base of Dolby Atmos systems thus far limited to re-recording stages, “I had no way of actually working in this format,” he says. Sands decided to upgrade his room with a Dolby Atmos processing system, at the same time making a significant investment in a new multi-channel speaker setup to support the format. But there was still one challenge to overcome: the outputs of the Dolby Atmos Rendering and Monitoring Unit, the system’s processing core, are on MADI optical and coaxial connectors, but the inputs to the BSS London that Sands uses to manage his monitoring set-up and switch between multi-channel formats accepts a Dante input.

When Sands and his team heard about RedNet 6, which provides a bi-directional link between any 64-channel MADI and a Dante-based audio network, they realized they had their solution: “Of all the options, the RedNet 6 was the pre-eminent choice, because it did the job elegantly, simply and at a very, very reasonable price. It was a fraction of the cost of the other options, which would have been a combination of units—and every time you start combining units there’s obviously a possibility for failure or difficulty or confusion.”

But as Sands also notes, “When we were first discussing interfacing all this technology into my studio the RedNet 6 wasn’t available yet,” so the unit they purchased would be the first unit they would even see. As it turned out, the team’s faith in the Focusrite brand and the reputation the company has earned as a manufacturer of world-class analog and digital audio equipment over the past three decades proved to be completely justified. “I have unit number one,” he reports. “Ron picked it up from GC Pro, brought it in, connected it, and it worked beautifully. It’s the perfect device for the application. It’s just this great-looking single rack space box that sits in my rack and just cruises along. It’s an absolutely integral part of the signal chain.”

Thanks to the Dante audio network’s plug-and-play capability, the RedNet 6 was very easy to install. “There were no issues at all,” says Sands. “There was no configuration, there was no learning timeframe; it just plugged in and worked. It did everything we hoped it would do.”

The Cat 6 cabling also made installation a breeze. “It’s a single line. It’s all just elegant, simple and easy to deal with. And Cat 6 is relatively cheap: it’s one of the great things about the electronics world, really. Quality is increasing, the price is decreasing—and this fits right into that,” says Sands.

“Without the RedNet 6, I wouldn’t be on the air with Atmos,” he says. “Or, at least, it would have been a lot more complex and a lot more expensive.”

Sands has worked on nearly 300 feature films as a music scoring mixer, plus over two dozen more as a re-recording mixer, earning four OSCAR® nominations — for The Polar Express, Cast Away, Contact and Forrest Gump — and winning two CAS Awards, including one for Lifetime Achievement, plus a Golden Reel in the process. But as Sands comments, “I consider myself an audio artist, specializing in music.” Over the years, mixing music releases and for television, he has also collected GRAMMY® and Primetime EMMY® Awards.

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David Wiener Ventures (DWV) Orchestrates Sale of Soundsphere to MSE Audio

— DWV’s industry expertise leads to successful sale of historic speaker manufacturer —

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, January 2, 2013 —The Mergers & Acquisitions arm of David Wiener Ventures (DWV) has helped broker a successful acquisition in the audio industry: after more than 25 years as a leader in omni-directional speakers for commercial installation applications, Stratford, Connecticut-based industry innovator Soundsphere has been acquired by MSE Audio of Kansas City. MSE, known for its wide variety of commercial and consumer-based audio brands, led by speaker giant SoundTube Entertainment, has acquired Soundsphere in an all-cash transaction. David Wiener Ventures was chosen to orchestrate the acquisition, based on DWV Chairman David Wiener’s business acumen and extensive knowledge of the audio industry.

In describing the acquisition, David Wiener stated, “The integration of Soundsphere into MSE’s existing infrastructure will provide even greater sales and marketing opportunities along with immediate benefits for distribution, delivery and support. This is a true win-win for both parties, and the result will be a more powerful position and future for parent company MSE and the Soundsphere brand. DWV is proud of our two deals for MSE in the past six months.”

David Wiener – known for driving multiple businesses in the audio and music world, including founding SoundTube Entertainment, partnering with Ferrari of Italy on a line of Ferrari-branded high-end audio products, and creating DWV Entertainment, which owns pro audio brand Aphex – has created the Mergers & Acquisitions arm of DWV to assist companies with sales and acquisitions. The DWV organization’s 30 years of product and technology development, engineering, design, manufacturing and marketing give it unique capabilities to assist and drive deals in ways that typical M&A consultants cannot. Real-world experience and a wide variety of business ventures, spanning audio, automotive, aircraft, fashion, furnishings and digital technologies, allow DWV to ask the right questions and specify operational, marketing, positioning and production improvements, giving buyers greater value as they consider and execute acquisitions. At the same time, DWV provides sellers with true understanding of their needs and desires, given DWV’s experience developing, selling and acquiring its own brands.

“David Wiener did an amazing job, managing the entire process for both our company and MSE,” stated Soundsphere General Manager Pete Hamilton. “From early stage due diligence, planning and negotiations, to bringing both parties together in a positive and productive way, all in an unusually short period of time. What David and DWV did was truly impressive. No wonder Ferrari wanted to work with them.”

MSE CEO Chris Combest stated, “David has helped us grow our business in a variety of ways, most recently with two successful acquisitions. I am very pleased with the management and coordination DWV provides, not to mention the added value that makes these deals work.”

Find more info on David Wiener Ventures on at http://www.DWV.com.

Photo Caption: DWV Chairman David Wiener, with DWV-Ferrari Art.Engine limited-edition home audio system.

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Bose® RoomMatch® Loudspeakers And PowerMatch® Amplifiers Tame the Acoustics of the Rondileau Campus Center Auditorium at Bridgewater State University

Bose® RoomMatch® loudspeakers are able to work around the venue’s existing acoustical intricacies, turning previously troublesome areas like the balcony into prime listening seats

Framingham, Massachusetts, January 2, 2014 – The Rondileau Campus Center Auditorium at Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, has been part of campus life since it was built in 1970. Named for retiring president Adrian Rondileau, the center boasts several ballrooms and conference rooms, a large cafeteria, several common areas, an open access computer lab and a small dining room. It also houses offices for the Center for Multicultural and International Affairs, the Student Government Association and Visitor Information. But the heart of this multi-use building is its 1,300-seat auditorium, which is used for concerts and theatrical presentations. The auditorium’s sound system was in need of an upgrade, and the university put out a request-for-proposal. The system chosen to take the auditorium into the future included RoomMatch® loudspeakers and PowerMatch® amplifiers from Bose® Professional Systems.

Designed and installed by Sudbury, Massachusetts-based Adtech Systems, the system is configured in a single central array consisting of one RM9005 loudspeaker, two RM9010’s, two RM9020’s and one RM12040; a pair of RMS215 subwoofers; and four LT 9403 full-range 3-way loudspeakers used as fills. These are powered by three PM8500N PowerMatch® amplifiers. The system is controlled by a Bose ControlSpace® ESP-88 DSP.

When Adtech Systems was being considered for the project, Charles Crane, Sales Engineer with Adtech, saw that the school had already specified two other brands of loudspeakers. “They weren’t aware of the Bose Professional products,” he realized. As part of his bid process, Crane brought in the Bose Modeler® sound system software. He used it to draw all the seating areas within the auditorium and predict the sound coverage. This showed the customer that the design would thoroughly cover the floor and balcony seating areas, but it also revealed that the array would have to be hoisted higher than expected to address the existing acoustical clouds in place in the venue – something that could only have been accurately determined by computer modeling, since the clouds were not precisely represented on the auditorium’s blueprints.

“As it turns out, we were the only one of the three vendors who provided the schools with a proposal that was validated by computer modeling,” says Crane. “When they saw how Bose was able to provide a complete package, from modeling and speakers to DSP and amplification, they ‘got it’ – they saw that this was the full-featured solution that they really needed. The room has a lot of reverberation and peculiar reflections, and the Modeler design was able to identify them. Then, the combination of RoomMatch loudspeakers, PowerMatch amplifiers and ControlSpace ESP-88 were able to properly address those issues. And they worked like a charm – the customer told us that the balcony went from being the worst seats in the house to some of the best. Bose really helped turn this venue around.”

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Waves Audio Will Accept Bitcoin as an Optional Payment

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, January 8, 2014 —Waves Audio Ltd., a developer and supplier of professional audio signal processing technologies and audio effects, used in recording, mixing, mastering, post production, surround, live and broadcast, acknowledges Bitcoin, the world’s most popular digital currency, as a valid currency for purchasing Waves products.

The Waves website cart section will feature a Bitcoin logo as a payment option along side credit cards, PayPal etc.

Gilad Keren, Waves CEO and Co-Founder, states, “Waves Audio Ltd. is announcing today that we will accept Bitcoins for all our products, effective immediately. In order to mitigate the current volatility of the exchange, the Bitcoin exchange rate will be calculated to the sliding 24-hour average at the time of purchase [based on the average rate from this site: https://bitcoinaverage.com/#USD|nomillibit].”

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Bose® RoomMatch® Loudspeakers Offer Precision and Great Sound for Immanuel Baptist Church in Duncan, Oklahoma

Bose® RoomMatch® loudspeaker systems offer AV systems designers and integrators the precision tools they need to customize sound systems for each venue

Framingham, Massachusetts, December 26, 2013 – The Immanuel Baptist Church in Duncan, Oklahoma, needed a new sound system, one that would maintain speech intelligibility throughout its 800-seat sanctuary at any volume – that would reach well into the back of the church and up into its balcony, yet not create reverberations bouncing off of the untreated sidewalls and concrete-and-carpet floor of the church or from its stained-glass sidewalls. That’s a tough challenge, but one easily met by a RoomMatch® loudspeaker system from Bose® Professional Systems.

FBP Systems, an AV systems designer and integrator with offices in Tulsa and Las Vegas, used just four Bose RoomMatch modules – an RM5520, RM7020, RM9020 and RM12020 loudspeaker, and a pair of RMS215 subwoofers – to create a single point-source cluster mounted above and just ahead of the pulpit that evenly covers all of the church’s audience areas. The system was designed and modeled using Bose ControlSpace® software, which also continues to monitor and manage the entire new system.

“What the RoomMatch system gives us is the ability to precisely choose a combination of modules based on the exact coverage pattern we need to address,” explains Mark LaBouff, National Sales Manager for FBP Systems in Tulsa. “For instance, at the Immanuel Baptist Church, we needed a wide dispersion pattern at the bottom to cover the main seating area, and a narrower pattern for the balcony areas. And we needed the dispersion to be as precise as possible, keeping the sound on the seats but the energy off of the walls and windows. The RoomMatch array does that, and does it predictably and brilliantly, all from a single cluster.”

LaBouff had high praise also for the ControlSpace software, which not only allowed him to create a precise and predictive coverage map of the system but also generated graphics of those coverage patterns that he says are excellent sales tools. “It’s a visual sales aid that we always put into our presentations, because the clients can immediately see what we’re talking about,” he explains. “It’s clear and it’s effective – Bose truly offers a comprehensive solution.”

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ASUS and Waves Audio Announce Strategic Relationship to Provide a Premium Sound Experience to Users Worldwide

— Waves MaxxAudio® Master technology brings superior audio performance to complete range of ASUS SonicMaster products —

INTERNATIONAL CES, LAS VEGAS, NV, January 7, 2014 — ASUS, a leading enterprise in the new digital era, together with Waves, a leading provider of audio DSP for the professional and consumer markets, and recipient of a Technical GRAMMY® award, have recently announced an expanded relationship which will bring a new level of premium sound quality to ASUS’s consumer electronic product line. This agreement will incorporate Waves MaxxAudio® Master processing into all ASUS products that feature ASUS SonicMaster technology.

As the driving engine of ASUS SonicMaster, MaxxAudio Master processing, with its superior performance characteristics, will enhance the clarity and depth of the user’s listening experience, whether enjoying a game, multimedia selection of music and movies, or for online communication purposes.

“Ongoing developments in multimedia and entertainment applications increasingly push the capabilities of our devices,” said Henry Huang, Director of ASUS Golden Ears Team. “We are certain that this strategic implementation of Waves’ embedded technologies will provide a new level of satisfaction to the ASUS user experience.”

“ASUS is well known for groundbreaking products, their innovative designs deserve innovative audio technology to match, stated Tomer Elbaz, Executive Vice President, Waves Consumer Division. “ASUS Golden Ears Team makes an exceptional use of MaxxAudio professional sound technologies to create a unique, premium audio experience. Thanks to this winning combination, ASUS users, whether working with a mobile device or a high-end workstation, can expect best in class sound quality.”

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Bose® RoomMatch® System Gives Knoxville’s Calvary Chapel a Great-Sounding Start

Church leadership became aware of RoomMatch® array module loudspeakers at last year’s WFX show and heard what they needed for their newly built sanctuary

Framingham, Massachusetts, December 19, 2013 – Calvary Chapel spent its first 16 years of operating out of a low-slung building in a shopping center in Knoxville, Tennessee. But as its congregation doubled in size and then doubled again, it was eagerly preparing for the day it would build its own church building on its own land. After a decade and a half of saving towards that goal, Calvary Chapel of Knoxville opened its new 22,000-square-foot, 800-seat church on 43 acres. And the sound system it chose for that new sanctuary consisted of RoomMatch® loudspeakers from Bose® Professional Systems. Knoxville-based design and installation firm DFA Solutions installed a left-right monaural sound system consisting of two RM2020 modules topped with an RM9010 module on either side of the stage. The entire system is powered by three Bose PowerMatch® PM8500N networkable power amplifiers.

“The church’s leaders have been good stewards of the congregation’s finances, which is what enabled them to save up to buy the land for the new church, so they naturally wanted to be cautious about choosing the first sound system for the new sanctuary,” explains Jay Bodiford, Design Manager and Sales Engineer for DFA Solutions. The church leaders had done their research and had two manufacturers’ systems in mind to look at when they attended the September 2012 WFX show in Atlanta. Bodiford, who had specified and installed RoomMatch systems in other area churches, including First Baptist Church of Sevierville and Church Street United Methodist in Knoxville, suggested that they also give the RoomMatch system a listen. They did, and returned to Knoxville with a plan for a Bose system and a plan from another manufacturer for comparison.

“When we compared the two plans side by side, it was clear that the Bose RoomMatch system would give them the audio they were looking for at a far better value,” says Bodiford. “There was a significant savings on the cost of the system for the same amount of horsepower and what I believe is better sound quality. The system went in easily and required very little tuning. I cannot think of a better way for this church building to start off than with this Bose RoomMatch system.”

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