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Auralex’s Acclaimed Free Personalized Room Analysis Service Helps AV Systems Integrators Build Rooms and Build Business From Coast To Coast

— AV systems integrators in all parts of the country have found tremendous value in Auralex’s Free Personalized Room Analysis Service, which helps them analyze customers’ environments for effective sound treatment —

INDIANAPOLIS, IN, SEPTEMBER 19, 2012 – Auralex® Acoustics, Inc., the world’s leading brand of acoustical treatments and soon to celebrate its 35th anniversary, has recently been providing its Free Personalized Room Analysis service for AV systems integrators and other sound professionals nationwide. The service, which allows users to enter key parameter values on Auralex’s website, then calculates the dimensions, draws virtual 3D renderings of the project and suggests the most appropriate Auralex acoustical treatment projects for it, is free and has proven to be a tremendously valuable asset for AV professionals.

In Mendon, New York, Jeff Bradford, Owner of The Sound Guys – a custom integrator of distributed audio and video systems, as well as home theaters, home automation, lighting control, closed-circuit TV and high-tech telephone and security systems – has been relying on the Auralex Free Personalized Room Analysis service for over three years. “We apply it to every home theater and media room we build,” he says. “The service is great and it’s saved us money, time and effort. What we especially like is the ability to do all of the renderings in the right colors. And it’s also helped us bring in more new business, and as a result, new revenue. That’s pretty fantastic for a ‘free’ service.”

Deep in the heart of Texas, where Bjorn’s Audio Video provides specialty retail services and home theater design for customers in the San Antonio area, Jeff Griffin, the company’s Project Manager and Systems Designer, says they’ve also been happily using the Auralex Free Personalized Room Analysis service for over three years. Griffin says that among other advantages, the service provides a great visual way to clearly explain to customers what rooms will look like when they’re done and what the actual benefits will be from acoustical treatment. “They can see where the panels will be when it’s all finished, and that’s very reassuring for many of them, since some customers can’t visualize a finished room as well as others can,” he says. “It also lets them see you as a subject-matter expert, which adds to the overall sense of professionalism. It all helps the customer understand the concepts of acoustical treatment, which is something that may seem hard to grasp initially but which will benefit them tremendously in the end. And Auralex enables that.”

Over on the West Coast, Jim Kingsley, Owner of Kingsley AV, which has been serving the mid- to high-end home theater and music system market in Irvine, California, since 1991, says he just began using the Auralex Free Personalized Room Analysis service in the last year and the experience has been excellent for both him and his customers. “I send Auralex the key information, including dimensions of the room, what kind of speakers I’m using and where the seating is, and they provide me with an exact plan for laying out where the absorption and diffusion needs to be and what types of products are best to use and where to put them for the best results,” explains. “It’s simple and very effective. Auralex has the experience with acoustics, they’re trained in acoustical engineering and they understand what it takes to transform a room.” Kingsley adds that the Auralex Free Personalized Room Analysis service not only helps his company deliver a better outcome, but the detailed acoustical plan that the Auralex Free Personalized Room Analysis service provides also reassures his customers about their investment in the acoustical aspect of their design. ”The clients are more comfortable about that, and that means improved revenues and happier customers for us,” he says. “That’s a great outcome.”

About Auralex’s Free Personalized Room Analysis
Whether you have specific acoustical concerns you are trying to address or just want to achieve the most accurate listening environment possible, Auralex’s Free Personalized Room Analysis is a cost-effective solution for diagnosing and treating acoustical inaccuracies. The service allows customers to feed information about the environment to Auralex so the company’s Application Specialists can immediately begin evaluating the room’s acoustical needs. Customers simply fill out a form (online or downloadable) with details about their project and provide diagrams with room dimensions. This information is then used to render an acoustical model of the space and to determine the most effective acoustical treatment plan for the specific room and application.

For more information, please visit www.auralex.com.

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Wharfedale Debuts Its Ultra Power Cube (UPC) Subwoofers

— Two New Models Offer Versatile Remote-Control Setup Options and Elegant Finishes —

Hopedale, MA, Sept 18, 2012 — Sound Import, LLC, the exclusive U.S. distributor for Wharfedale loudspeakers, introduces Wharfedale’s Ultra Power Cube (UPC) subwoofers. The new UPC subwoofers each feature dual drivers for powerful, articulate bass and offer a full range of adjustments via their remote controls to achieve optimum performance in any home theater or stereo music system-and-room.

Models in the Ultra Power Cube range include the UPC-10 (dual 10-inch woofers, built-in 500-watt amplifier, SRP: $1,599) and the UPC-8 (dual 8-inch woofers, built-in 350-watt amplifier, SRP: $1,199).

Wharfedale’s UPC subwoofers utilize a dual-woofer arrangement in which the woofers are mounted opposite each other in the enclosure, to complement each other and mechanically reinforce each other’s movement for maximum bass output and efficiency. The woofers feature a high-excursion, long-throw design and are matched to the built-in amplifiers, enabling the UPC-10 and UPC-8 to deliver clear, precise, powerful low-frequency response to 30Hz.

Wharfedale’s UPC subwoofers make it easy to achieve optimal setup and a seamless blend with the main home theater or stereo speakers in any listening environment and custom installation, home theater or stereo music system. Both models feature controls for volume, variable low-pass crossover, crossover slope and phase adjustment, and provide connections for stereo and mono (LFE) line in and speaker-level inputs. All adjustments can be easily made via the supplied remote control and convenient front-panel LED display screen, which can be dimmed if desired. Adding to their versatility, the UPC-10 and UPC-8 offer a selection of sound-effect modes that enable listeners to tailor the sound of the subwoofers to provide expansive impact for movie, two-channel or surround music listening.

The UPC-10 and UPC-8 are offered in a choice of alluring wood and high-gloss finishes. Available finishes include Rosewood Cherry Veneer, Vintage Cherry Veneer and Black Oak Veneer. Their appearance perfectly complements Wharfedale Jade Series loudspeakers and any living environment.

Like every Wharfedale loudspeaker, UPC subwoofers are designed and built completely in-house, from their drivers and internal amplifiers to their elegantly finished cabinets. This vertical integration enables Wharfedale to have complete design control over every aspect of every loudspeaker, and ensure unit-to-unit consistency. In addition, the company can manufacture superior-performance loudspeakers at attractive price points and employ materials and techniques that are unavailable to other companies.

The Wharfedale Ultra Power Cube UPC-10 and UPC-8 subwoofers will be available in the U.S. soon.

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GC Pro Works with D.A.S. Audio to Provide State-of-the-Art P.A. at Metro South Church in the Detroit Area

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, September 18, 2012 — Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, was recently contracted to design and install a new sound system at Metro South Church in the Detroit area. The church, a non-denominational Christian church located in the suburbs south of Detroit, is a growing and vibrant congregation that serves more than 1,500 people each weekend. Recognizing the importance of delivering their message in a clear and appealing manner, church management recently elected to install a robust sound reinforcement system. After careful evaluation, the decision was made to deploy a new loudspeaker setup drawn from the Aero Series 2 catalog of Valencia, Spain-based D.A.S. Audio.

GC Pro Account Manager Paul Johnson, working in conjunction with Guitar Center Sales Associate Paul Long and D.A.S. Audio Regional Sales Manager Steve Trimble, oversaw the project. Ultimately, the new sound system included a sizeable contingent of D.A.S. Aero 12A powered two-way, mid-high line array modules along with LX-215A and LX-218CA sub bass enclosures.

Johnson discussed the project: “Metro South Church is a very modern organization with a contemporary worship experience that really engages the congregation,” Johnson explained. “Music plays a vital role in their worship services because it’s a great way to be relevant to their congregants. They have a praise band—Alive—that reaches out to hundreds of high school students. The sanctuary is approximately 124 feet wide by 124 feet deep, has a 22 foot high ceiling, and seats roughly 850 people, so it’s not a small space. In order to deliver a high level of speech intelligibility and first-rate music reproduction capability, we determined that a line array system, augmented by multiple subwoofers, would be the most effective means of providing coverage. After coordinating three product demonstrations, the decision was made to go with the D.A.S. equipment.”

The house mains for Metro South Church’s new sound system consist of an LCR loudspeaker configuration. The system comprises fifteen D.A.S. Audio Aero 12A enclosures, with six elements each on the left and right hangs and a center fill cluster consisting of three modules. Low frequency support is provided by a combination of two D.A.S. LX-215A powered band-pass subwoofers and eight LX-218CA high performance powered subwoofers. “We stacked the subs on both sides of the stage, and this was done in a cardioid setup with some sub enclosures turned around in order to reduce standing bass on the stage,” Johnson said.

In discussing the challenges of the project, Johnson noted that D.A.S. Audio was competing against a number of prominent loudspeaker manufacturers and, that in the end, the decision came down to sound quality, design, and value. “Our client was looking for a system that delivered incredible sound and presented a clean, unobstructed view of the stage area so as not to be distracting. Given the self-powered nature of the D.A.S. system, we were able to accomplish this at a very competitive price point. By going with a self-powered system, we eliminated the requirement of having to house a rack of power amps, and since the power is integral to the enclosures, it’s optimized for each loudspeaker model. As a result, each of the three loudspeaker clusters was able to run on a single 15-amp circuit, making this a very efficient setup.”

With any project of this nature, quality customer and technical support services are critical and, in this regard, Johnson gives D.A.S. Audio high marks. “D.A.S. was very patient with what turned out to be a somewhat time-consuming project,” he said. “We actually started system demonstrations during the construction phase. In an unprecedented move, D.A.S. sent us the entire system and allowed us to keep it on site for three full demos during different stages of the build out. This was key to closing the sale. In the end, they flew in Ramon Franco, their systems specialist, and tuned the room so we could have the most accurate representation of the system. Both the client and all of us at GC Pro were very impressed.”

Johnson adds that, since being placed into service, the system has impressed the client: “Church management is very happy with the new system. Everyone we’ve spoken with believes they now have one of the best sounding worship services in southeastern Michigan. They are very proud of their new D.A.S. system. Equally important, D.A.S. has become a valued business partner. I expect to be working with D.A.S. for many jobs to come. It was an overall pleasure, and I’m glad to have had the experience.”

For more information, please visit www.gcpro.com.

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Auralex® Unveils Next-Generation SubDude-HT™ Subwoofer Isolator

— SubDude-HT™ decouples sub from floor, improving the low-end frequency response in critical listening applications —

Auralex® Acoustics, Inc., the world’s leading brand of acoustical treatments and soon to celebrate its 35th anniversary, is unveiling its next-generation SubDude system, the SubDude-HT™ Subwoofer Isolator. A larger lower-profile version of Auralex’s acclaimed SubDude, the SubDude-HT is a highly effective device that floats a subwoofer, yielding improved acoustical isolation.

Ideal for home theater installations, the new SubDude-HT is designed to work with most home theater subwoofers and features a three-quarter-inch velour-covered MDF with a one-inch base of Auralex Platfoam™ as an isolation boundary to decouple the subwoofer from the floor. This type of isolation allows the sound to emanate directly from the subwoofer, reducing coloration/”muddy” sound, thereby creating a clearer, more accurate low frequency response with diminished structural vibrations. The SubDude-HT measures 22″W x 17″D x 1.75″H.

For more information, please visit www.auralex.com.

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GC Pro Helps Hollywood’s Sonic Fuel Take Their New Facility to the Next Level

— New 7,000-square-foot studio includes a live room large enough for a 35-piece orchestra, an expansive control room, two iso booths, a machine room, a lounge and writing studios, with a wide complement of equipment sourced through GC Pro —

After years in which machine-made music tracks have seemed ubiquitous, live music is again making its presence felt in movies, TV and video games. The new production facility for Sonic Fuel, the 12-year-old music-for-picture studio in El Segundo, California, near Hollywood, was designed to leverage exactly that welcome trend. The new facility offered the perfect combination of high ceilings and a flexible space in which architect Frank Glynn, builder Brad Keeler and Sonic Fuel music engineer Jeff Vaughn collectively designed a live room large enough to comfortably hold a 35-piece orchestra, an expansive control room, two isolation booths, a machine room, a lounge and other spaces. And all of the new studio’s key rooms were equipped with technology and products sourced and sold by Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users.

“The television business has been using real musicians again; most television shows and every movie expects live music… and almost all video games are done with at least a decent sized orchestra,” observes Christopher Lennertz, who, with partner Timothy Michael Wynn, founded Sonic Fuel Studios in Marina del Rey a dozen years ago. As a result, for their new facility the partners wanted the space necessary to record large groups of live musicians and the technology they needed to give film, television and games the finished audio formats they demand, such as discrete 5.1 surround tracks and surround stems. “Almost every project we are involved with now — including video games, film and television — demands 5.1,” explains Lennertz. “Most of what we deliver is 5.1 stems now; for video games, we will deliver anywhere from 8 to 12, or sometimes 24 5.1 stems at the same time. So we had to go ahead and build a true 5.1 room.”

GC Pro was involved from the start and offered advice and resources unavailable from any other pro audio retailer. GC Pro Senior Account Manager Rich Avrach suggested a wide range of technology solutions to support the Euphonix System5 digital console that came from the previous facility, including two Avid Pro Tools HDX systems (with Avid 16×16 I/O), Avid SYNC HD, BAE 312A preamp, Apogee Symphony I/O, an Apogee Big Ben clocking system and an expanded microphone complement including two Neumann TLM 103s, two Neumann M 149s and four Neumann KM 184s.

“We have a longstanding relationship [with Sonic Fuel] that spans several years,” says Avrach, noting that a deep understanding of the client’s goals and vision resulted in technology choices that helped the project come together more efficiently. For instance, even though a digital console meant more flexibility, Lennertz and Wynn wanted to be sure they could have an authentic analog sound on the front end. So Avrach helped them warm up the input stage with several types of preamplifiers from brands including Neve, Millenia, API, Universal Audio and others.

Shortly after it opened, the new Sonic Fuel facility was put to the test for a strings and winds tracking sessions for the NBC pilot of Revolution, produced by J.J. Abrams (the mastermind behind Lost) for this year’s new NBC television season. The session was a total success and augured well for Sonic Fuel’s own future, and the owners are more than happy to acknowledge the part GC Pro played in making it happen. “They were actually part of the planning process,” Lennertz says. “They gave us all the support we needed with preamps, microphones and support and were never pushy. Plus they are very fast.” And in Hollywood, that really helps.

For more information, please visit www.gcpro.com.

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Lowell Expands Surge Suppression Offerings with New Models

— New rackmount panels and power strips offer cost-effective single- and dual-stage surge protection —

Lowell Manufacturing Company, a U.S. manufacturer of professional A/V Products currently celebrating its 65th anniversary, has expanded its range of surge suppression products with three new models: ACR-1509-S and ACR-1509-SD (rackmount panels) and ACS-1505-SW-SD (power strip). All three were developed to provide system integrators with high quality, cost-effective surge suppression solutions.

The ETL-listed ACR-1509-S and ACR-1509-SD are 1U 19-inch EIA rackmount panels with a total of nine 15A outlets (3 switched, 6 unswitched), front rocker switch, and nine-foot power cord with NEMA 5-15P plug. The ACR1509-S offers single-stage surge suppression, while the ACR-1509-SD offers dual-stage (redundant) protection. Both models are made in the USA with domestic and foreign parts.

The ACS-1505-SW-SD is a low-profile, 15A rackmount power strip that measures only 2 inches by 2 inches by 12 inches yet includes five single outlets (all switched) with spacing for external power supplies plus the new dual-stage surge suppression. ETL Listed in the US and Canada, this power strip includes a six-foot detachable power cord with molded plug and universal mounting brackets.

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

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Wharfedale Celebrates Its 80th Anniversary: a Historic Look Back

— Limited edition Denton Commemorative Loudspeaker unveiled to mark company’s anniversary —

Wharfedale is one of the founding companies of high fidelity, and in 2012, the company is celebrating its 80th anniversary as one of the most legendary marques in audio history. In addition to the year-long celebration, Wharfedale is commemorating this very special occasion by offering its limited-edition 80th Anniversary Denton loudspeaker, a two-way bookshelf speaker in the classic bookshelf tradition.

Founder Gilbert Briggs was driven by a lifelong love of music. He saved for three years to buy his first piano at age 18 and owned 40 pianos in his lifelong quest for ever-better performance. In 1932 Briggs built his very first loudspeaker in the basement of his home, located in the area known as Wharfedale. Encouraged by his initial success among radio enthusiasts for products such as the award-winning Bronze Wharfedale transducer, he set up a small factory near Bradford, England, in 1933.

By 1936 Wharfedale moved to a larger facility, and by 1945, the company developed one of the landmarks in audio reproduction – the world’s first two-way loudspeaker. By utilizing two drivers – woofer and tweeter – to handle bass/midrange and treble frequencies and optimizing each driver for its respective frequency range, a dramatic improvement in fidelity was achieved.

In 1948 Briggs established himself as an author and authority on high-fidelity with the publication of “Loudspeakers: The Why and How of Good Reproduction.” The pamphlet became extremely popular in the UK, the US and internationally, and through his lifetime Briggs continued to write and lecture about high fidelity.

In the 1950s Briggs staged an audacious series of worldwide concerts that compared live and recorded music in venues like Carnegie Hall and the Royal Festival Hall. A live orchestra would play a selection while being recorded. Next, the recording would be played back to the audience to enable them to experience live versus recorded music first-hand.

In 1958 Briggs sold Wharfedale to the Rank organization, a British entertainment company. This provided resources for continued growth and fueled technological improvements such as the first “roll surround” driver cone, and in 1962 the first-ever speakers to employ ceramic magnets. In the 1960s Wharfedale expanded into electronics, offering tuners, amplifiers and even turntables. During this period, as hi-fi components evolved from being hidden in furniture to becoming objects of desire to be showcased in the home, Wharfedale’s products evolved from their previous staid, traditional appearance to more contemporary styling and a greater variety of finishes and colors.

Wharfedale moved into a larger facility in 1967, and production growth continued through the 1970s with classic models like the Linton and the original Denton. The 1980s saw significant improvements in technologies for loudspeaker design and engineering, including laser holography and Wharfedale’s exclusive SCALP (Scanned Laser Probe) and FRESP (Frequency Slice Plot) techniques that enabled better understanding of loudspeaker behavior and the further advancement of the industry.

In 1981, Wharfedale introduced the first of what would become a landmark loudspeaker series – the original Wharfedale Diamond. The use of a smaller cabinet and light yet rigid driver material resulted in a speaker that delivered outstanding clarity and imaging and took listeners by storm. Never a company to rest on its laurels, Wharfedale subsequently introduced the Diamond II, and the series continues to this day with the acclaimed high-performance/high-value Diamond 10 lineup.

In the 1990s Wharfedale was sold to Verity Group PLC, the specialist company that at the time owned Quad and Leak and developed the revolutionary NXT loudspeaker transducer. In 1997 Verity decided to focus more exclusively on this technology and sold a number of its brands including Wharfedale, now an independent again. Wharfedale took the opportunity to expand into the professional audio market with its Wharfedale Pro division (now Wharfedale Systems and Professional).

Wharfedale became part of the International Audio Group (IAG) in the 2000s. IAG also owns Quad, Mission, Tag McLaren and other prestigious brands. In the 2010s Wharfedale is still one of the fastest growing audio companies in the world, expanding into new international markets and reaffirming its presence in the United States by appointing Canton, MA-based Sound Import LLC as its exclusive U.S. distributor. Under the direction of Vice President of Sales and Marketing Walter Schofield, formerly with Mark Levinson, and President Bob Springston, Wharfedale has continued to expand its presence stateside while providing the complete ultimate home entertainment experience.

In order to remain at the forefront of the industry, Wharfedale employs the most integrated and thorough manufacturing and quality control processes in the industry. The company has 1.5 million square feet of manufacturing space in which every single product and process takes place in-house. This vertical integration enables Wharfedale to have complete design control over every aspect of every loudspeaker. The company can manufacture superior-performance loudspeakers at attractive price points and employ materials and techniques that are unavailable to other manufacturers.

In celebration of its 80th anniversary in 2012, Wharfedale has created its limited edition Denton loudspeaker, a two-way bookshelf model that is beautifully crafted in Vintage Mahogany. Though classic in appearance, the Denton features up-to-the-minute technologies including a woven-Kevlar-cone woofer with a die-cast frame, a woven-textile-dome tweeter and a crossover designed for maximum sonic purity and a seamless blend between the two drivers. The Denton conveys music with a rich, natural quality; exceptional detail, clarity and imaging; and an open, inviting sound. The Wharfedale Denton is available at a suggested retail price of $1,000 per pair.)

Wharfedale remains committed to the values set forth by founder Gilbert Briggs, staying true to the pursuit of the superior quality and value that has made Wharfedale one of the most revered names in audio for 80 years.

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Bose® Professional Audio Systems’ PowerMatch® PM8500/8500N Configurable Power Amplifier Selected as WFX 2012 New Product Technology Award Winner

Framingham, Massachusetts, September 19, 2012 – Bose® Professional Systems Division is proud to announce that its PowerMatch® PM8500/8500N Configurable Power Amplifier has been selected as the recipient of a WFX 2012 New Product Technology Award, in the category of “Best Amplifier.” Winners were announced on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, at the WFX convention in Atlanta.

New Product Technology Awards, presented by Church Production Magazine, Worship Facilities Magazine, and Worship Facility Designer, are the most comprehensive Audio, Video, Lighting, and New Media product awards in the house of worship market. These products are recognized for their innovation and application for churches of all sizes and styles.

Morten Jorgensen, Sr. Manager of the Americas Professional Systems Division, states, “We are extremely honored to be acknowledged by the editors and industry professionals on the selection committee for the WFX New Product Technology Awards. Of course, we don’t design products with awards in mind, but it is nonetheless very satisfying to be recognized by our peers and industry experts for our hard work. When you bring products to market that solve fundamental problems – focusing on things like rugged construction, power, efficiency, sound quality, reliability and connectivity – people cannot help but notice. We are proud of the PM8500/8500N Amplifier, as we are of our entire Professional Systems product line, and again it is an honor to be acknowledged by the WFX Awards.”

The Bose PowerMatch® PM8500 is a highly configurable professional power amplifier delivering concert sound quality for fixed-installation sound reinforcement systems. It allows the user to power speakers from one eight-channel amplifier, or multiple amplifiers networked together, and deliver sound to the main worship center, foyers, lobby areas, cry rooms, and other ancillary areas. Building on the ruggedness proven by 20 years experience building Class D power amplifiers for the automotive market, the PM8500 adds numerous new Bose patented technologies to simultaneously provide class-leading power, efficiency, sound quality and reliability. The PM8500N adds Ethernet connectivity for network control and monitoring of multiple “N” version amplifiers using ControlSpace® Designer. The PowerMatch Amplifier is designed to work with both RoomMatch® array modules and other professional loudspeakers and can allocate its 4000-Watt rated power between two and eight channels, all from a standard wall outlet. The Bose PowerMatch PM8500 Amplifier provides sound designers with unprecedented scalability and configurability for houses of worship and nearly any fixed installation sound system application.

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Waves Unveils NS1 Noise Suppressor Plugin

— The NS1 Noise Suppressor instantly analyzes and adapts to a user’s signal in real time, bringing the foreground into focus as it eliminates unnecessary background noise —

Waves Audio, the industry-leading developer of professional audio digital signal processing technologies, introduces its new NS1 Noise Suppressor. A uniquely intuitive professional noise suppression plugin, Waves’ NS1 Noise Suppressor intelligently differentiates between dialog and unwanted noise. Perfect for post production, broadcast, voiceover, audio forensics and musical applications alike, NS1 instantly analyzes and adapts to a user’s signal in real time, bringing the foreground into focus as it eliminates unnecessary background noise.

Intuitively controlled by a simple single fader, NS1 also features an attenuation meter, which shows users just how much overall energy is being removed from their input signal. NS1 is SoundGrid® and MultiRack Native compatible.

Controls:
Fader determines the amount of noise suppression.
Attenuation Meter displays the amount of overall energy removed from the input signal.

Waves NS1 Noise Suppressor is now available with pricing as follows:
Native – U.S. MSRP $200, with a special introductory price of $99
TDM – U.S. MSRP $300, with a special introductory price of $149

Visit www.waves.com for more information.

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Auralex® Expands Its Range of ProPanels™

— New sizes and fabric options offer latest enhancements to Auralex®’s ProPanels™ line of Fabric Wrapped Acoustical Absorption Panels —

As part of their ongoing commitment to providing system integrators with a wide range of sound absorption products, Auralex® Acoustics, Inc., the world’s leading brand of acoustical treatments and soon to celebrate its 35th anniversary, is expanding its line of ProPanels™ Fabric Wrapped Acoustical Absorption Panels. Auralex’s ProPanels are fabric-covered absorbers designed to provide an upscale look with the high-performance absorption qualities that reduce unwanted room reflections (slap and flutter echoes, for instance) to improve the listening environment while affording tasteful aesthetics that complement any décor.

ProPanels meet the Class A fire rating and are available in a choice of 12 standard color/fabric options. ProPanels standard sizes include: 2′x2′, 2′x4′, 4′x8′ and 4′x4′ wall panels (with beveled or straight edges) and 2′x4′ corner panel (with reverse-mitered edge). The 2′x2′ and 2′x4′ wall panels are available in 1″ and 2″ thicknesses; the 4′x8′ and 4′x4′ wall panels and 2′x4′ corner panel are available in 2″ thicknesses only. Additionally, Auralex offers a wide variety of installation hardware: flat Impaling Clips (standard with all ProPanels orders); and Z-Clips, Cloud Anchors and Snap-On Anchors (available upon request).

For more specialized needs, Auralex offers its Custom ProPanels, which can be customized with regard to shape, size and thickness, to serve the diverse demands of today’s integrator. Additionally, Custom ProPanels are available in a wide variety of custom fabrics.

For more information, please visit www.auralex.com.

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