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Written by award Winning Industry Leader, Sound Systems: Design and Optimization is a “Cookbook” From the Master Chef of This Field

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Bob Dodd
781-313-4726 or r.dodd@elsevier.com

(BOSTON, MA – October, 2009) Focal Press, a division of Elsevier, is pleased to announce the publication of Sound Systems: Design and Optimization, 2e by Bob McCarthy.

With this definitive guide to sound reinforcement alignment and design, Bob McCarthy shares his expert knowledge and effective methodology from years of teaching audio professionals. more

Screen Innovations & Paradigm/Anthem Exhibit New Speakers, Amp, Processor, & Projector/ BD Screen Combo at 2010 CES

Screen Innovations

Screen Innovations will partner with Paradigm/Anthem during the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), held in Las Vegas, Nev. from Jan 7-10 at The Venetian, suite 30-137, where the companies with feature the new Paradigm Signature speakers, Anthem Statement amp, Anthem D2 processor, and the new Anthem projector / SI Black Diamond screen combination.

Austin, Texas, Nov. 18, 2009 – Screen Innovations (www.screeninnovations.com) is proud to announce that it will partner with Paradigm / Anthem during the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), held in Las Vegas, Nev. from Jan 7-10 at The Venetian, suite 30-137.

During the show, the companies with feature the new Paradigm Signature speakers, Anthem Statement amp, Anthem D2 processor, and the new Anthem projector / SI Black Diamond screen combination. more

A Fully Decked Out Spec Home

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The following information is courtesy of the 2008 CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Designers’ Choice Awards. For more information on how to become a member of CEDIA, or information on its awards program please visit www.cedia.org or call (800) 669-5329.

2008 CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Awards Entry: Best Integrated Home, Level IV: $330,000 – $355,000

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Date design began: 01-05-06
Date installation was completed: 06-15-07

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FEATURE ESSAY

1. Please provide a short four to six sentence synopsis describing the project goals, special features, or nuances.

This project started out as a spec home. The forward thinking builder wanted to include home automation elements into the home to help attract buyers and add value to the overall final product. The eventual homeowners were very interested in what we had to offer more

Sting Debuts New Material With Studer Vista 5 SR

Sting recently performed two intimate concerts at the Durham Cathedral in northeast England, marking the first time the legendary musician played selections from his upcoming album, “If On a Winter’s Night…? Sting recorded the performances live for DVD release and audio supplier Audio-Rent Clair provided the sound system for the event, which included a Studer Vista 5 SR digital console for front-of-house mixing. more

Wisdom Audio Adds to Sage Series with On-Wall Speaker Models For Use Behind Projection Screens

Wisdom Audio Sage Series on-wall speakers for use behind projection screens

Wisdom Audio Sage Series on-wall speakers for use behind projection screens

CARSON CITY, Nev., Nov. 4, 2009 — Wisdom Audio (www.wisdomaudio.com), the leader in planar magnetic technologies, has announced that three new high-end speaker model variants have been added to its award-winning Sage Series line. The L150m (MSRP $16,000), an on-wall version of the Reference Line Source L150i in-wall, has been added to Sage Series for applications where in-wall installation is not possible or desired. The L100m and C150m line source solutions have been designed as on-wall solutions sized specifically for discreet installation behind perforated screens. MSRPs are $11,700 (L100m) and $17,500 (C150m). Expected availability for these three new models is December 2009. more

Peavey Restores Sound at Historic Temple Theater

Temple Theater stage

Temple Theater stage

Hartley Peavey’s mission to restore the sound of the historic Hamasa Shrine Temple Theater in his hometown of Meridian, Miss., is more than just a professional challenge. It’s personal.

Joseph Lane Peavey, the Peavey Electronics Corporation founder and CEO’s grandfather, was very active in the Hamasa Shriners—his name is even engraved on the Moorish Revival theater’s cornerstone. Like Hartley, J.L. Peavey was an entrepreneur and an inventor with many patents to his credit. Hartley inherited his collection of hand tools when he passed in 1955, and two years later used those tools to build the first Peavey amplifier. more

Electro-Voice & Bosch “Safe & Sound? at Northlands Park Exposition Centre

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A groundbreaking new dual-purpose Electro-Voice & Bosch installation at the expanded Northlands Park Exposition Centre in Edmonton, Alberta truly represents the leading edge in installed sound system design. more

Integrating an Existing 2-channel Stereo into an Intuitive Control System

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The following information is courtesy of the 2008 CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Designers’ Choice Awards. For more information on how to become a member of CEDIA, or information on its awards program please visit www.cedia.org or call (800) 669-5329.

2008 CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Awards Entry: Best Integrated Home, Level III: $230,000 – $290,000

Date design began: 03-05-05
Date installation was completed: 06-28-07

FEATURE ESSAY

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1. Please provide a short four to six sentence synopsis describing the project goals, special features, or nuances.

The goal of this complex project was to integrate a high-rise apartment while incorporating the client’s existing reference two-channel stereo system. We wanted to create an intuitive control system that would be inconspicuously and strategically positioned throughout the contemporary “mansion in the sky” to manage the multi-room more

Wisdom Audio Presents Paper on Highly Advanced Motor Design at 127th AES Convention

Wisdom Audio

Wisdom Audio has announced that it has a patent pending on a highly advanced loudspeaker motor design that offers many advantages compared with traditional moving coil designs. Wisdom Audio also presented a paper (No. 7847) on October 9 during the recent 127th Audio Engineering Society (AES) convention in New York on this new motor design.

CARSON CITY, Nev., Oct. 27, 2009 — Wisdom Audio (www.wisdomaudio.com), the award-winning leader in planar magnetic technologies, is proud to announce that it has a patent pending on a highly advanced loudspeaker motor design that offers many advantages compared with traditional moving coil designs. Wisdom Audio also presented a paper (No. 7847) on October 9 during the recent 127th Audio Engineering Society (AES) convention in New York on this new motor design. more

QSONIX DEBUTS HI RESOLUTION MEDIA AND USB DAC SUPPORT AT ROCKY MOUNTAIN AUDIOFEST

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THE ULTIMATE AUDIOPHILE MUSIC SERVER NOW SUPPORTS USB DAC’S AND HI-RESOLUTION MEDIA UP TO 24BIT / 192KHZ

DENVER, Colorado, September 29, 2009 – Qsonix will be showcasing its latest system enhancements for the Q105 and Q110 series music servers, including support for third-party external USB DAC’s (Digital to Analog Converters) and support for import and playback of high-resolution 24-bit audio. more

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