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Focusrite RedNet System Simplifies Connectivity for Southwestern College’s Center for Recording Arts & Technology

Immersive audio arts program adds two RedNet 5 HD interfaces for Pro Tools® and three RedNet 2 16-channel analog interfaces

Los Angeles, CA, July 30, 2013 – The Recording Arts & Technology program at Southwestern College in the San Diego California suburb of Chula Vista is one of the nation’s top audio programs. Begun in May 2008, under the direction of Professor Jay Henry, a two-time Grammy® award nominee for his engineering and production skills, the Recording Arts & Technology program prepares students for careers in the entertainment industries of music, television and film, utilizing state-of-the-art music studios and labs for a hands-on learning experience that emphasizes fundamental recording technique and knowledge. Henry entered the music industry decades ago, and has experienced the huge changes in the music recording industry; he has kept his educational program flexible to adapt to the changes yet to come. That’s why he was excited to discover Focusrite’s RedNet networked audio I/O technology. In recent weeks, Prof. Henry directed the purchase of two RedNet 5 HD interfaces for his Pro Tools|HD systems coupled with three RedNet 2 16-channel analog I/O interfaces for his main recording and satellite mixing rooms. Once these units are installed, the two studios at the core of the Recording Arts and Technology program will be able to be completely networked, allowing seamless access of audio between rooms and giving students and faculty a high degree of flexibility in how those facilities are used.

“We’ve kept this program at the cutting edge since it began, and we’ve been waiting for a networked solution like RedNet to come along for a while,” explains Henry, whose professional and personal affinity for Focusrite products goes way back through his relationship with long-time colleague and current Focusrite Novation Inc. President Phil Wagner. “Phil and I go way back, and we understand how you need to both address the cutting edge of technology and also make sure that the sound is always the first consideration. I get that with the Focusrite RedNet system – we get seamless connectivity and the built-in Dante networking, and of course great sound at the same time. Focusrite has never let me down, and it’s going to be a great benefit for our students and teachers here too, as RedNet represents the future for recording and interconnectivity.”

Henry added, “The best thing sonically about RedNet is the detail and width of the stereo image, which is a direct result of RedNet’s next generation A/D – D/A design and analog circuitry. RedNet sounds more open; it’s like taking the roof off your mix.“

RedNet is Focusrite’s flagship range of modular Ethernet-networked audio interfaces that harnesses the power of Audinate’s tried and tested Dante digital audio networking system to bring studio quality sound to any modern audio application.

RedNet 5 connects your RedNet system to Pro Tools|HD via a standard DigiLink or Mini DigiLink cable. Up to six units can be connected to one Pro Tools HDX system, supporting up to 192 channels at 96 kHz or 96 channels at 192 kHz. Pro Tools|HD Native and Pro Tools|HD are also supported. RedNet 5 is interoperable with other Pro Tools® interfaces and features extremely low latency.

RedNet 2 adds 16 analog channels in and out to your RedNet network and can be located anywhere you can run an Ethernet cable. Featuring Focusrite’s precision 24-bit A-D and D-A conversion for superb audio performance, it delivers 119 dB dynamic range at sample rates up to 192 kHz. The rear panel includes standard DB25 connectors for analogue patchbay or breakout cable interfacing.

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Photo Caption: The Recording Arts and Technology program at Southwestern College recently installed two RedNet 5 HD interfaces for Pro Tools and three RedNet 2 16-channel analog interfaces from Focusrite. Pictured is two-time GRAMMY® nominee, professor Jay Henry, with his rack featuring Focusrite gear.

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Wolfson and Waves Audio Partner to Bring Exceptional Sound Quality to Mobile Devices Using MaxxAudio® Technologies

Edinburgh, UK, July 26, 2013 – Wolfson Microelectronics plc, a global leader in the design and development of mixed-signal semiconductor devices and audio solutions for consumer electronics products, and Waves Audio, a world-leading developer of software-based audio signal processing tools, have today announced a partnership to join forces and help bring exceptional audio quality and extended playback time to laptops, tablets and mobile devices.

The partnership integrates Waves MaxxAudio® Mobile sound processing tools, which are based on the same professional tools used in recording studios the world over, onto Wolfson’s advanced WM0011 audio digital signal processor (DSP) to achieve high quality music playback; rich, clear audio that matches the 1080p graphics when watching movies; and dramatically enhanced audio performance from the small speakers of a portable device, while preserving battery life.

Wolfson’s WM0011 dramatically improves audio playback time by enabling the device to manage all audio processing algorithms efficiently and autonomously, allowing the host processor to ‘sleep’ for up to seven out of eight seconds of audio. The WM0011 provides a rich portfolio of audio processing options that can be integrated into a device with no additional software development.

Waves Audio, a recipient of a technical GRAMMY® award, utilizes their professional audio processing heard on countless hit records, major motion pictures and top-selling video games, on mobile devices in the form of MaxxAudio Mobile, delivering outstanding audio performance whether users are watching a movie, listening to music, playing a game online, or using voice communication, enabling users to hear sound the way it was meant to be heard.

Eddie Sinnott, VP of Portfolio, Strategy and Marketing at Wolfson Microelectronics said: “Waves is globally-renowned for its industry-leading technology in the professional audio market, and we are delighted to partner with them to deliver this exciting new audio solution for portable devices. At Wolfson we are committed to enabling our customers to achieve the highest quality audio in their products, and this partnership helps to bring professional studio-quality audio to portable devices while extending playback time. With audio processing demands continuing to grow, this solution will allow OEMs to further differentiate their products in the market place.”

Tomer Elbaz, EVP of Waves Consumer Electronics Division, stated, “Waves and Wolfson both share passion and dedication for high quality audio. Wolfson’s exceptional audio hardware, together with Waves professional audio software, set new sonic standards for the mobile market. While more and more audio content is being experienced via mobile devices, the inherent physical limitations of these devices present the most arduous engineering challenges. This joint cooperation offers the ultimate mobile sound experience, for the benefit of OEM partners and, most important, their end-users.”

About Wolfson Microelectronics plc:
Wolfson Microelectronics plc is a global leader in the supply of high performance, mixed-signal semiconductor devices and audio solutions to the consumer electronics market. In the home, in the office and on the move, Wolfson’s innovative technology can be found at the heart of many of the world’s leading digital consumer goods, including premier hi-fi equipment, mobile phones, tablet computers, MP3 players, flat panel TVs, digital still cameras and portable navigation devices.

The company’s headquarters is located in Edinburgh, UK. Wolfson’s customers are located worldwide, and so is Wolfson, with design centres, sales offices, applications teams and engineering expertise across Europe, the US, Australia and Asia.

Wolfson Microelectronics plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: WLF.L).

For more information about Wolfson Microelectronics, please visit: http://www.wolfsonmicro.com

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Bose® Professional Systems Brings Framingham, Massachusetts’ Historic Nevins Hall the Great Sound It Had Waited Decades For

1930s-era venue had always presented a challenge for clear, intelligible sound, until Bose® RoomMatch® and PowerMatch® products were installed

Framingham, Massachusetts, July 24, 2013 – Historic Nevins Hall, located in the Memorial Building in downtown Framingham, Massachusetts, was the site for many a big-band concert in the 1930s and 40s, as well as classical concerts, a visit from President Clinton in 1994, and various corporate shows, holiday parties and other events over the course of more than 80 years. What it never managed to achieve, however, was quality sound befitting its wide range of applications. Charles Crane, Sales Engineer with Adtech Systems, an AV systems integrator in nearby Sudbury, says while the venue’s management had tried several times over the decades to add sound systems, none had ever been able to address the hall’s reverberance and architectural nuances. That is, until Adtech brought in RoomMatch® loudspeakers and PowerMatch® amplifiers from Bose® Professional Systems Division. In mid-March, Adtech hung two Bose RoomMatch arrays, each consisting of (in ascending order) two RM12020’s, one RM9020, one RM7010 and one RM5505 loudspeaker, as well as an RMS215 subwoofer at the top of the array. These, along with under-balcony fill speakers, are powered by six Bose PowerMatch PM8500N amplifiers and use a Bose ControlSpace® ESP-88 DSP controller to comprehensively cover Nevins Hall’s 1,700 seats. For the first time, this venerable venue has full-range, articulate, intelligible sound that works for speech and music.

Crane explains that the new system needed to both address the space’s acoustical issues and look forward, as the venue’s management wants the facility to continue to appeal to a wide range of customers, including concert promoters. He states, “The room was always challenging in terms of its acoustics; it took a custom engineered sound system to deal with it, and that was the Bose RoomMatch and PowerMatch system,” he says. “It’s the only solution that could have its arrays perfectly match the coverage patterns needed for this room. What they have now is what I’d call a ‘rider-friendly’ sound system – it’s one that touring music artists will find meets their needs and specifications. The system has made for a very happy customer.”

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EARS of Chicago Hosts Carl Tatz Event at Soundscape Studios

- Studio designer and PhantomFocus™ System creator Carl Tatz gives near-field monitoring tutorial at Chicago’s Soundscape Studios during Engineering And Recording Society of Chicago (EARS) event -

Nashville, TN: TEC Award-nominated studio designer and PhantomFocus™ System (PFS™) creator Carl Tatz, principal of Carl Tatz Design LLC (CTD), recently spoke to an audience of fifty-plus members of the Engineer And Recording Society of Chicago (EARS) at Chicago’s Soundscape Studios about the realities of near-field monitoring. Through graphs, illustrations and ultimately a PFS listening session, Tatz was able to open attendees’ eyes and ears to little-known frequency anomalies inherent in stand- and console-mounted near-field monitors and their solutions through the acclaimed PFS.

“People are still buzzing about the meeting, and lots of questions are flying around. Carl’s presentation was truly informative and eye-opening (or rather ‘ear-opening’). All around just great,” comments EARS co-president, engineer and JoyRide Recording Studio owner Blaise Barton.

Continues EARS co-president Reid Hyams, engineer and principal of X-Art Entertainment, “Carl’s presentation was brilliant – well received and most appreciated by everyone!”

Carl Tatz states, “It’s very gratifying to be able to share this heretofore unavailable knowledge to audio professionals who can take some advantage of it even without the PFS.”

Following the lecture, participants had the unique opportunity to audition the Carl Tatz Design PhantomFocus System in Soundscape’s Studio A control room and experience the information presented in the lecture. Veteran engineer and Urban Guerrilla Engineers principal Danny Leake (Kanye West, Stevie Wonder, Sting) exclaimed, “The PhantomFocus System is extraordinary in its power, accuracy and detail. I had the advantage of hearing Mike’s room before Carl’s PFS….it was night and day. What sounded ‘soft focused’ before was brought into brilliant clarity. I cannot praise the PhantomFocus System enough.”

Engineer and Soundscape Studios owner Michael Kolar sums up his PFS experience: “When you can mix from instinct and taste as opposed to compensating for playback anomalies, the sky is the limit. When it’s right on the PhantomFocus System, it’s right everywhere.”

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Bose® Introduces RoomMatch® Utility RMU208 Small-Format Loudspeaker

The RoomMatch® Utility RMU208 loudspeaker is designed for use in high-quality foreground music, under-balcony, zone fill, and vocal-range floor monitor applications

Framingham, Massachusetts, July 23, 2013 – Bose® Professional Systems Division has expanded its RoomMatch® range of array module loudspeakers with the RoomMatch Utility RMU208 small-format sound-reinforcement loudspeaker. The RMU208 is designed for use in high-quality foreground music, under-balcony, zone fill and vocal-range floor monitor applications in performing arts centers, civic auditoriums, houses of worship, secondary education and college auditoriums, dance clubs, hospitality and more.

The loudspeaker features a single Bose EMB2 compression driver (with 2.0-inch voice coil) to provide mid/high-frequency voicing similar to the RoomMatch full-range array modules. The EMB2 driver features a patented phase plug that lowers distortion and allows the use of a lower crossover frequency to improve vocal sound quality.

Dual Bose LF8 8-inch woofers (with 2.0-inch, extended-excursion voice coils) provide full-range output down to 80 Hz (+/-3 dB), and a 90° x 60° constant-directivity high-frequency horn provides wide, even coverage and may be rotated 90° in the enclosure.

The RMU208’s Quasi-3-way passive crossover with separate filters for each transducer provides uniform frequency and polar response; the 80-16,000 Hz frequency response and 125 dB maximum peak SPL allow for use in high-performance system designs. Long-term continuous power handling is 300W and peak power handling is 1200W.

The enclosure is constructed of baltic birch plywood with a 2-part polyurethane coating to resist scratches and scuffs. The multi-angle cabinet design allows for flexible use in varied applications, and the system includes a U-bracket and four additional M8 threaded inserts on the enclosure’s rear surface provide additional mounting flexibility.

The new RoomMatch Utility RMU208 small-format loudspeakers can be powered by Bose PowerMatch® amplifiers, or any professional amplifier with the appropriate power rating. The RMU208 loudspeaker will be available through authorized Bose dealers beginning in October 2013. For more information please visit http://pro.Bose.com.

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The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® Holds “Hear It Like I Hear It” in New York City

Presented with the Consumer Electronics Association Audio Division, This Event Included GRAMMY®-Winning Engineer Andrew Scheps Pushing Forward with Popular “Lost In Translation” Lecture Series, along with a Session from Tom Fleischman and GRAMMY Winner Elliot Scheiner on Audio in Film

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (July 19, 2013) — On the evening of Wednesday, June 26, 2013, in New York City, The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® hosted “Hear It Like I Hear It,” a joint presentation of the P&E Wing and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA®) Audio Division, and scheduled in conjunction with CE Week in New York. Held in an intimate setting in Manhattan’s Alison 18 restaurant, just a few short blocks from the CE Week exhibits, it was attended by prominent members of the audio community, consumer audio media and journalists from the mainstream press.

The first half of the evening featured GRAMMY®-winning engineer Andrew Scheps’ presentation “Lost In Translation,” again part of the P&E Wing and CEA Audio Division’s ongoing “Quality Sound Matters” initiative, which educates about and demonstrates the importance of high-quality audio. The lecture provided an engaging, revelatory and humorous presentation of current audio format comparisons. Set in a high-end listening environment featuring a Genelec 5.1 Active Monitoring System, the multimedia demonstration showcased the auditory differences of master recordings played back in different formats such as vinyl, CD, MP3, AAC and online streaming models. Scheps has engineered and mixed for some of the biggest acts in the business, including Adele, Green Day, Linkin Park, Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers and U2. He is a two-time GRAMMY winner for his work on the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Stadium Arcadium and Adele’s 21 albums and was named the 2012 International Recording Engineer of the Year by the UK’s Music Producers Guild.

The evening’s second half focused on audio in film, and GRAMMY-winning engineer Elliot Scheiner (The Eagles, Steely Dan) and prominent re-recording mixer Tom Fleischman (Silence of the Lambs, The Aviator, Gangs of New York) discussed their recent project, the documentary film History of the Eagles. Showing clips from the documentary, Fleischman and Scheiner discussed how they were able to remix audio from vintage live recordings of the band for the documentary’s rich 5.1 surround sound format. Scheiner has worked with the Eagles for decades, putting him in a unique position to reflect the band’s signature sound and original creative intent on the newly mixed footage, and he discussed this process in the context of their classic albums and recording sessions.

Maureen Droney, P&E Wing Senior Executive Director, stated, “The ‘Hear It Like I Hear It’ event was another successful venture for the P&E Wing, and we were especially pleased to present these sessions with the CEA Audio Division. The ‘Lost in Translation’ lecture series from Andrew Scheps has been a true highlight of recent events, providing an entertaining yet simple and practical exploration of the various formats delivering music to consumers today. Pairing it with Elliot Scheiner and Tom Fleischman’s engaging lecture on their Eagles documentary audio work was a wonderful choice, as those two gentlemen, in discussing their 5.1-for-film mixing methods, were able to complement Scheps’ lecture with more examples of the importance of quality sound. We thank all three of these minds for sharing their insight.”

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Audio-Technica Supports Nashville’s Pearl-Cohn Entertainment Magnet High School’s New Recording Program

STOW, OH, July 19, 2013 — Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 50 years, is proud to be among an elite group of audio equipment manufacturers lending key support to Nashville’s Pearl-Cohn Entertainment Magnet High School (the only entertainment magnet high school in the country) as it rolls out its new recording technology program and world-class recording studio, the result of Nashville Metro Schools’ “Music Makes Us” initiative. The studio was designed and assembled by leading members of The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing®, and is part of the first-ever student-run record label in a high school. On May 8, 2013, members of the P&E Wing, along with Nashville public officials, representatives from Audio-Technica and other key sponsors, members of the media and more attended a red-carpet event at the school’s campus celebrating the grand opening of the program and facility.

The studio, which will serve the school’s Academy of Entertainment Management and Academy of Entertainment Communication divisions, is a multi-room facility with a large control room that will allow several students and teachers to work comfortably using the recording equipment, synthesizers, digital samplers and drum machines. The studio also features a sizable tracking room where the Audio-Technica microphones will be employed as students capture recordings of live musicians. The facility also features several isolation booths and two 5.1 surround sound editing suites. In addition, the studio houses a multi-station teaching area with 30 Apple iMac-equipped workstations connected to the teacher’s station and the studio.

A-T equipment in the studio includes two ATM650 Hypercardioid Dynamic Microphones; an ATM450 Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone; three ATM25/LE Limited edition Hypercardioid Dynamic Instrument Microphones; two AT4081Bidirectional Ribbon Microphones; two AT4033/CL Side address Cardioid Condenser Microphones; an AT4047/SV Side address Cardioid Condenser Microphone; an AT4050 Multi-pattern Condenser Microphone; two AT4051b Cardioid Condenser Microphones; an AT4050ST Stereo Condenser Microphone; and five sets of ATH-M50s straight-cable Studio Monitor Headphones.

Multiple GRAMMY® Award nominee Jeff Balding, P&E Wing Pearl-Cohn Subcommittee Chair, stated, “We thank Audio-Technica and all of our key sponsors. They provided an integral piece of this puzzle, and they have made a tremendous impact on this groundbreaking program. I can’t help but think of what a gift it will be for these students to be working with such state-of-the-art gear as Audio-Technica microphones and headphones. This is an unprecedented opportunity for the present and future of music, and we are proud to have Audio-Technica involved.”

Fellow subcommittee member Chuck Ainlay, who also acts as the Chair of the P&E Wing in Nashville, added, “I have personally been a long-time user of Audio-Technica microphones and headphones, and it’s great that the students at Pearl-Cohn will have the opportunity to use the same microphones that the pros use in the studio. With the support of companies like Audio-Technica, the recording technology program at Pearl-Cohn will help raise students’ expectations about the quality of music and have a tremendous impact on their lives.”

For more information, please visit www.audio-technica.com.

About Music Makes Us
Music Makes Us is a joint effort of Metro Nashville Public Schools, Mayor Karl Dean and music industry and community leaders. The Music Makes Us initiative will lead the nation in music education. With a focus on music literacy and student participation, Music Makes Us is strengthening traditional school music while adding a contemporary curriculum that embraces new technologies and reflects a diverse musical landscape.

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AES Holds 50th International Conference with Focus on Audio Education

— The Audio Engineering Society’s first conference dedicated specifically to audio education will focus on teaching methods, instructional resources, learning outcomes, technical operations, industry relations, and related topics impacting all aspects of professional audio education —

— Event will be held July 25-27, 2013, at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee —

New York, NY, July 18, 2013 — The Audio Engineering Society (AES) is holding its 50th International Conference, dedicated specifically to audio education, July 25-27, 2013, at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The three-day conference will focus on teaching methods, instructional resources, learning outcomes, technical operations, industry relations and related topics that impact the theoretical and practical aspects of professional audio education. The conference will bring together leading educators and professional audio industry representatives to exchange ideas and knowledge that will contribute to improving quality and effectiveness for students and faculty alike. The event will also for the first time include a significant focus on live sound as a component of a pro audio education curriculum, a fact underscored by the event’s keynote address delivered by Bob McCarthy, Director of System Optimization at Meyer Sound.

In recent decades, audio education has expanded significantly worldwide, with many colleges and universities, career institutes, high schools and manufacturers now offering a wide range of courses and training in professional audio. There are practical questions that administrators and faculty face managing audio as a discipline within educational institutions. For example, what skill sets should students develop and what career options can they pursue? What are the practical and financial implications of acquiring, installing and maintaining necessary equipment and infrastructure? How does the popularity of distance learning affect audio education? What role can audio education play in local artistic and economic initiatives and community development?

More than 120 educators and industry representatives from around the world will address these and other questions through a focused series of presentations, papers, workshops, case studies and discussions. The conference results will include a collection of over 30 formal papers, historical documents, survey instruments and potential recommendations for educational resource management and development. In addition, eight workshops and tutorials will focus on topics including pedagogy, curriculum design and instructional resources; internships, employment and career counseling; partnerships with industry and professional organizations, learning outcomes and academic standards, accreditation and program administration. Full program details are posted here.

“AES members who are in academia and industry share a similar passion for strengthening the range and quality of educational resources associated with audio engineering,” states Bill Crabtree, Conference Co-Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Recording Industry at MTSU. “We expect that this conference will have a lasting and positive effect on pro audio education programs at all types of schools going forward.”

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Audio-Technica U.S. Names Alliance Audio Visual Group Rep of the Year

STOW, OH, July 17, 2013 — Audio-Technica, a leading manufacturer of wired and wireless microphones, headphones and accessory products for over 50 years, has recognized Los Alamitos, California-based Alliance Audio Visual Group as its Rep of the Year for the 2012/2013 fiscal year. The award was presented to Alliance’s Matthew Jensen, Principal, and Jim Chase, Account Executive, by Philip Cajka, Audio-Technica U.S. President and CEO, and Michael Edwards, A-T V.P. Professional Products. Also in attendance were Doug Swan, A-T Director of Sales & Marketing, MI/PRO Audio, and David Marsh, A-T Director of Sales & Marketing, Installed Sound & Broadcast. Jensen and Chase accepted the award on behalf of other Alliance personnel not in attendance, including Kenny Andrews and Karen Lopez. Alliance represents Audio-Technica in the region of Southern California and Southern Nevada.

Audio-Technica held the awards ceremony to honor its dedicated force of manufacturer’s representatives during the InfoComm Expo on June 12, 2013, in Orlando, Florida. The A-T Rep of the Year recipient was congratulated for outstanding sales performance and bestowed with Audio-Technica’s beloved Samurai doll award. Alliance Audio Visual Group was acknowledged for its consistent success in the areas of sales, marketing and customer service.

Michael Edwards said, “Audio-Technica has an excellent team of manufacturer’s representatives, and Alliance Audio Visual Group has distinguished itself over the past year with a high level of service and support, which A-T is proud to acknowledge. We appreciate the relationships they have developed with their customers and their extensive knowledge of the A-T product line.”

For more information, please visit www.audio-technica.com.

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System Integrators and Contractors Embrace Lowell Manufacturing

PACIFIC, MO, July 17, 2013 — Products from Lowell Manufacturing Company, a U.S. manufacturer of professional A/V products for over 65 years, have become a leading choice for contractors and system integrators nationwide. From boardrooms and professional multimedia areas to arenas and houses of worship, educational facilities, theaters and other fixed installation projects, Lowell rack, power and audio products continue to be specified by high-profile audio/video professionals.

“My relationship with Lowell Manufacturing actually began with my father being friends with company founder Ben Lowell, so I not only have a business relationship, but a long-term personal relationship with the company,” stated Mark Schultz, Systems Engineer for Minneapolis, Minnesota-based Parson Technology, a leading system integrator that established its business in 1927. “As a system integrator designing and installing audio visual and voice data, as well as security systems for healthcare, houses of worship, casinos and gaming, retail stores, sports complexes and hotels and resorts, we employ Lowell equipment racks and ceiling speakers on most of the projects we do for our clients. Lowell has an extremely wide selection of products that not only are high quality and cost effective, but they also have convenient features that are not available from other manufacturers.”

DeWayne Rains, Vice President of Operations for Nashville, Tennessee-based Audio Electronics, Inc. (AEI), a full service Audio/Visual Company specializing in providing national retail, restaurant and hospitality clients with customized In-Store Music & Messaging Networks and Digital Signage solutions, echoes Schultz’s comments: “I’ve been working with Lowell for many years and specify their rolling floor racks, wall-mount racks and shelves, and wall-mount and rackmount volume controls for a variety of installations. The fact that their products are made in America is always important to us, plus John Lowell and his team take great pride and care in what they do — and that comes through when you get a Lowell product. Their customer service is second-to-none. I can order a rack for one of my clients like JCPenney, Cracker Barrel or O’Charley’s and have it the next day. That’s customer service.”

“We’ve standardized our installations using Lowell racks and accessories,” stated Jon Baker, President of Springfield, Missouri-based Audio Acoustics, a leading installer of premium sound and video systems since 1968 specializing in commercial audio/video, health care and education market sectors. “We use several types of their eight-inch ceiling speakers, including the LT series, for music and paging. We’ve been working with Lowell for over 10 years because they offer an extremely comprehensive range of quality products that we feel sound good, install easily and are competitively priced. When you compare the quality of a Lowell product to other choices on the market, with Lowell, you are getting a real value in every sense of the word. Additionally, they offer great customer support, are very responsive and truly understand our needs as a system integrator.”

For more information, please visit www.lowellmfg.com or e-mail Lowell at sales@lowellmfg.com.

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