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D.A.S. Audio at Various F1 European GP F1 2012 Events

**** Photo: D.A.S. Aero 12A loudspeakers bring sound to the spectators ****

Valencia, Spain – July 2012 … In late June the city of Valencia and its Valencia Street Circuit – a modern, thrilling route through the streets of the Mediterranean city, which includes 25 turns and a top speed of around 323 km per hour (201 mph) – played host to a number of events held in celebration of the Formula 1 European Gran Prix. D.A.S. Audio professional sound systems were on hand to provide sound reinforcement at some of these exclusive events as well as at the circuit itself, helping to bring the emotion of the world’s biggest motorsport event to the thousands of professionals and fans who descended upon Valencia for the race. more

Landmark Kansas City Venue Gets the Full Renkus-Heinz Treatment

Kansas City, MO – July 2012…  The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is the centerpiece of Kansas City’s downtown revival. The futuristic 285,000-square-foot, $413 million project links the city’s downtown center with its landmark Crossroads Arts and Power & Light Districts, and is home to the Kansas City Symphony, Kansas City Ballet, and the Lyric Opera of Kansas City.

The two performance spaces – Muriel Kauffman Theatre and Helzberg Hall – were designed by renowned architect Moshe Safdie. Both were created using ultra-modern, sound-isolating building-within-a-building construction; a foundation, walls, and roof surrounded by fully independent foundation, walls, and roof.

The 1600-seat Helzberg Hall, home to the Kansas City Symphony, offers seating in a semi-circular “vineyard-style” configuration that surrounds more than 270 degrees of the massive 2700-square-foot stage, placing no seat more than 100 feet away.

Consultants Engineering Harmonics, whose team included Senior Consultant Martin Van Dijk, Associate Consultant Roer Gans, and designer Russ Noble, worked with Nagata Acoustics to design the sound system, which was installed by Clair Brothers. With the venue’s acoustics primarily designed for symphonic sound, the hall essentially called for dual systems – one for music, the other for voice intelligibility.

The main performance system is centered around Renkus-Heinz ST-Series reference point arrays, with left and right clusters of ST4, augmented by ST-2M cabinets. Rear and side fills are amply covered with ST2-R and ST2-MR boxes, while TRX62H compact systems provide over balcony fills. A dozen PNX112 Subswoofers are built into the stage lip, while 72 Iconyx SSL drivers are built into a custom baffle inside the balcony for additional coverage.

The innovative voice reinforcement system utilizes three Iconyx IC16-5 digitally steered arrays. The three columns are arranged in a 360-degree configuration, with each column covering a 120-degree pattern. The “voice stick” is concealed in the ceiling, descending from its soffit inside the 100,000-lb acoustical reflector canopy above the stage.

The massive, seven-story glass enclosed lobby was also treated to Iconyx systems to help with spoken word intelligibility, with three more Ic16-R arrays concealed behind a metal grille.

“The Iconyx definitely helped to focus the sound in a very challenging environment,” says Ciair Brothers Project Manager Dustin Goen. “I don’t see how it could have been done with any other kind of loudspeakers.”

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Headquartered in Foothill Ranch, California, Renkus-Heinz, Inc. is the worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of audio operations networks, digitally steerable arrays, powered and non-powered loudspeakers, system specific electronics and fully integrated Reference Point Array systems.

 

DANLEY JERICHO HORNS DESERT DEMO COMPETES EFFECTIVELY WITH THE ROAR OF MILITARY AIRCRAFT

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 2012:danley_desert_demo_1.JPG In the days before InfoComm, representatives from Danley Sound Labs arranged an impromptu demonstration of the Danley Jericho Horn family of beefy point-source loudspeakers for long-throw applications. The team rented a 25kV generator and a lift and found an undeveloped industrial park in the desert adjacent to Nellis Air Force Base. Although originally arranged for the benefit of a few representatives from a large university who were considering a Danley Jericho system for their stadium, word of mouth swelled the number of attendees to nearly forty. They walked down the unused road to a distance of 1,500 feet from the source and marveled at the intelligibility of the Jericho cluster, set off against the intermittent roar of fighter jets, stealth bombers, and attack helicopters.

The Danley team used Lab.Gruppen amplifiers and a Danley DSLP48 processor to drive more

SYMETRIX TO DISTRIBUTE URC KP-4000C TOUCHSCREEN WALL PANEL CONTROLLER

kp4000c_zonemix761.JPGSEATTLE, WASHINGTON – JULY 2012: With a new agreement to distribute a custom URC KP-4000C color network keypad kit, Symetrix reconfirms its commitment to providing a diverse array of end-user control options. The KP-4000C is manufactured by URC, a leading control technologies firm headquartered in Harrison, New York. It offers a fully-customizable touchscreen or button. The URC KP-4000C joins the Symetrix family of ARC menu-driven wall panel remotes, Symetrix SymVue for PC-based control, and Symetrix ARC-WEB for smartphones and other Internet-connected devices. The custom URC KP-4000C kit is now shipping from Symetrix.

“We at Symetrix entered into this agreement because we recognize the importance of offering integrators the industry’s most comprehensive and user-friendly external control options,” said Paul Roberts, CEO of Symetrix. “The Symetrix custom URC KP-4000C kit adds a flexible, powerful, and cost-effective wall panel to our current line-up of end-user control more

L-ACOUSTICS Welcomes KIVA Owners to Rental Network

OXNARD, California — L-ACOUSTICS is pleased to announce that its Rental Network Charter has been extended to include current and future KIVA system owners. As with KARA, KUDO, K1 and V-DOSC/dV-DOSC rental agents, KIVA system owners are now similarly given access to the many Rental Network benefits, including:
- Privileged access to innovative systems with high brand acceptance
- An opportunity to raise the agent’s corporate profile and visibility amongst top sound companies
- Development of cross-rental business, cooperation and synergies between agents
- Flexibility of rental supply with worldwide availability of standardized systems more

L-ACOUSTICS Previews 5XT and SB15m

New ultra-compact coaxial enclosure and compact subwoofer make worldwide debut

LAS VEGAS — L-ACOUSTICS recently treated InfoComm 2012 attendees in Las Vegas to a preview of two new systems — the 5XT ultra-compact coaxial enclosure and SB15m compact subwoofer — both scheduled for winter 2012 availability.

For a brief video detailing the 5XT and SB15m, as well as L-ACOUSTICS’ new ARCS WIDE and ARCS FOCUS systems, visit L-ACOUSTICS at InfoComm 2012. more

ASHLY’S VERSATILE TM-360 AMP/MIXER CHOSEN FOR NATIONAL CZECH & SLOVAK MUSEUM & LIBRARY

czeck_slovak-museum.JPGCEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA – JULY 2012: Established in 1974 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library (NCSML) quickly became a focus of cultural life in east-central Iowa and a tourist destination for travelers both national and international. A series of expansion projects led to a new building dedicated in 1995 by then-US president Bill Clinton, Czech Republic president Václav Havel, and Slovakia president Michal Kovác. A devastating flood in 2008 damaged over $8 million of museum and library collections and caused insurers to balk at the idea of covering the museum for fear the Cedar River would flood again. In an epic, but ultimately cost-effective solution, the NCSML moved its building to higher ground and simultaneously expanded to over 50,000 square feet. The NCSML recently reopened with an inviting gift shop designed to send visitors home with items that more

Famed Kentucky Eatery Gets New Sound with Community

Georgetown, KY, July 2012….  Galvin’s Restaurant is one of Georgetown’s most popular watering holes, with a busting restaurant and a crowd of friendly regulars who gather to shoot the breeze and watch their team, the Southeastern Conference University of Kentucky Wildcats.

Like most busy establishments, there are those who come to watch the game, and others who want to hang out with friends. And as often happens, the banter of those enjoying each others’ company can make it hard for others to hear the game.

“They had four small wall-mounted loudspeakers, and when things got busy the ambient noise made it hard for people to hear,” explains Curtis Cox of Nicholasville, KY-based Curtis Cox Music. “Some customers would ask for it to be turned up, and others would complain that it was too loud.”

The room’s acoustics precluded simply adding more or louder speakers. “The building is rather old,” says Cox. “On one side the ceiling is plaster, and on the opposite side the ceiling is painted metal. We knew if we put speakers in the wall, we’d end up with sound bouncing all over the place. And running additional wiring through the walls would be a challenge due to the age of the building.”

Cox’s solution was to focus the sound downward using a distributed system of Community DP6 pendant loudspeakers. Eighteen of the pendant loudspeakers are suspended from the open-beam ceiling – three over the bar and the rest covering a pair of tables each. “We ran each speaker to a custom-designed control box, with a 35W auto transformer on each speaker,” Cox explains. “Now the restaurant manager can adjust each individual speaker’s level to suit the customers’ taste.” Crown CDi amplification powers the system, with an Alesis 8-channel line mixer providing inputs from various audio sources.

“We’ve used Community loudspeakers on a number of projects over the years, and have always had great results,” says Cox. “We were confident that the DP6 would be a great solution, and it has proven to be just that. We’re very impressed with the sound and performance.”

 

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Community Professional Loudspeakers is a manufacturer and supplier of professional audio equipment.  Since 1968, Community has led the pro-audio industry with technological innovations which have become industry standards. Today, Community offers over 150 professional loudspeaker products, including installed loudspeaker systems, weather-resistant outdoor loudspeaker systems, ceiling loudspeakers, high level voice paging systems, and portable entertainment systems.  

Visit www.communitypro.com for more information. 

ALTINEX DEBUTS PNP417 POP-N-PLUG INTERCONNECT BOX

**** Photo: Altinex PNP417 Pop-N-Plug interconnect box ****

Brea, CA – July 2012… Altinex, the leading manufacturer of Signal Management Solutions®, is pleased to announce the availability of the PNP417 Pop-N-Plug interconnect box, another addition to the ever-expanding line of Pop-N-Plug interconnect offerings. Customizable to almost any tabletop, the PNP417 interconnect box offers convenient, one touch access to a variety of video, audio, computer, network, and power connections—making the tabletop connection point attractive for any boardroom or conference room table. more

WORXAUDIO TECHNOLOGIES DEPLOYED AT FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

**** Photo: First United Methodist Church’s sanctuary ****

Wabash, IN – July 2012… Due in part to our online, ever-connected society, the ability to be relevant to the congregation is among the most daunting challenges many churches face. Without clearly articulated speech and natural sounding music reproduction, it’s very easy to lose the congregation’s attention. Mindful of the situation, First United Methodist Church recently elected to take charge of the situation. The solution was found in the deployment of a new sound reinforcement system drawn from the catalog of Greensboro, NC-based WorxAudio Technologies. more

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