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Linear Acoustic and Cobalt Digital Team Up to Ease Delivery of 5.1 Surround Sound

LANCASTER, Pa. — April 13, 2009 — As the current economic climate forces broadcasters to work under the constraints of ever-shrinking budgets, engineers and executives are demanding audio processing systems that feature more robust functionality in preparing legacy media assets for 5.1 delivery. Linear Acoustic and Cobalt Digital Inc. have teamed up to meet this need, uniting their advanced audio solutions by incorporating Linear Acoustic upMAX™ surround sound upmixing technology into Cobalt’s 9305 embedded audio delay processor. Together, these technologies allow broadcasters to receive any stereo pair source material and upmix it to 5.1 for storage or transmission, in turn providing their viewers with the highest level of audio quality. more

General Motors Place Hot-Rodded With dV-DOSC Under The Hood

gm_place_arrays.jpg2010 Winter Olympic Games host site for hockey installs full L-ACOUSTICS rig

VANCOUVER, B.C., Canada – April 2009 — Vancouver’s 18,630-seat General Motors Place, frequently referred to as “GM Place” or “The Garage”, will have a temporary non-corporate-sponsor moniker come February of 2010 when the Winter Olympic Games begin: Canada Hockey Place. But the Olympic-friendly name change isn’t the only thing that’s new for the home of the NHL Vancouver Canucks; the arena recently installed a full turnkey loudspeaker, amplifier and network/control system from L-ACOUSTICS. more

Wisdom Audio Expands Corporate Facility to Integrate In-House Dealer Trainings

Wisdom Audio Sage Series L150i architectural speaker systemCARSON CITY, Nev., April 14, 2009 — Wisdom Audio (www.wisdomaudio.com), the leader in planar magnetic technologies, is proud to announce that it has expanded its corporate headquarters here to address increased production and further its commitment to its business partners by integrating a new product evaluation sound room. This new sound room will also be utilized to train and educate domestic and international dealers on the award-winning Sage Series audio systems. more

TV Magic Completes HD Upgrade for TBN’s Dallas Production and Broadcast Facilities

SAN DIEGO — April 6, 2009 — Broadcast systems integrator TV Magic has completed the HD upgrade of TV production and broadcast facilities in Dallas, Texas, for Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), the world’s largest Christian television network. As part of TBN’s larger initiative to transition all of its production centers to HD, the Dallas project included the comprehensive upgrade of TBN’s International Production Center (IPC) and four connected sites from analog to state-of-the-art HD operations. more

Linear Acoustic Recognized in China for Contribution to Technological Progress of the Audio Industry

LANCASTER, Pa. — April 6, 2009 — Linear Acoustic has been recognized by the Ministry of Science, the China Radio and TV Equipment Industrial Association, and other organizations for its contributions to the technological progress of the audio industry. The Linear Acoustic AERO.air™ 10-channel transmission loudness manager and LAMBDA™ professional digital audio and metadata monitor were each honored with China’s 2008 Radio and TV Technology Innovation Award in the Product Innovation category. The awards were recently presented in a ceremony at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People. more

Wohler’s 3Gbps-Capable AMP2-16-3G Audio Monitor Offers Future-Proof Functionality and Flexibility

HAYWARD, Calif. — April 8, 2009 — Wohler Technologies Inc. today announced the release of the AMP2-16-3G audio monitor, a 3Gbps-capable 16-channel monitor introduced to address broadcasters’ migration to HD and their increasing reliance on higher-capacity 3Gbps video transport infrastructures. The monitor leverages the unique flexibility of the popular WohlerPlus audio processing platform to ensure versatile, future-proof functionality with 3Gbps support. more

SOUNDCAST SYSTEMS ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF OUTCAST JR.

outcastjr_hi.jpgChula Vista, CA… April 2009… Soundcast Systems, a leader in the development and production of high quality, reliable wireless audio products designed for consumer use and the custom home installation marketplace, is pleased to announce that its newest offering—the OutCast Jr. weather-resistant, wireless loudspeaker—is now shipping. Featuring a unique design that enables music enthusiasts to enjoy rich, multi-directional stereo sound anywhere within a range of up to 350 feet, OutCast Jr. lends itself to outdoor applications requiring greater mobility, such as tailgate parties, beach visits, and garden settings. more

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KLEIN + HUMMEL LOUDSPEAKERS ARE THE INVISIBLE ART FORM

sound_exhibit.JPGMIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA – MARCH 2009: Throughout the month of March, the Gertrude Silverstone Muss Gallery at the Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach was home to a unique art exhibition aptly titled “SOUND.” The exhibition celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Subtropics Festival, an annual showcase of sound art sponsored by the local collective interdisciplinary Sound Art Workshop (iSAW). SOUND was curated by iSAW’s artistic director, Gustavo Matamoros, in association with composer David Dunn. The selected works explored the full range of sound art, including sculptural works, installations, performances, and interactive art. Matamoros relied on the flat frequency response and stunning fidelity of twelve Klein + Hummel P 110 high-end reference monitors to realize all of those pieces that required external loudspeakers. more

NO THEATRICS WITH SAN MATEO HIGH SCHOOL’S NEW WIRELESS SYSTEM

metzler_hi.jpgSan Mateo, CA – April 2009… When it comes to student theatrical productions, San Mateo High School’s award-winning drama program is tough to beat. With strong support from the parent’s Boosters organization, the well known program presents three mainstage productions each year while educating scores of dedicated students in all aspects of stagecraft. The San Mateo High School drama program has been so successful, numerous graduates have gone on to find success both on Broadway and in Hollywood. With such an ambitious curriculum, it comes as no surprise that the program’s leadership would want the best possible equipment for its charges. So when the Boosters recently decided to invest in wireless microphone technology, they purchased a sizeable system drawn from components in the Lectrosonics catalog. more

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HME Introduces New HS16 Lightweight Headset

hs16_color_bg.jpgSAN DIEGO, CA – HME is pleased to announce the release of its new HS16 Lightweight Headset, an incredibly durable headset with directional microphone, for their DX Series of Digital Wireless Intercom Systems. The HS16 is lightweight for user comfort, sturdy to ensure reliability and prolonged durability, and was engineered for the superior sound clarity required for intercom communication. more

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