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Two Soundcraft Vi6™ Consoles For Friendly Fires Homecoming

The Friendly Fires recently performed a riotous ‘homecoming’ gig in their native St. Albans, turning the austere civic centre of Alban Arena into a party venue. The show was sold out within a week, and with just an 850 capacity (1,150 standing) FOH sound engineer Richard ‘Bars’ Barling would have been grateful for the compact footprint of the Soundcraft Vi6 digital desk through which to mix the band as would Colm ‘Meado’ Meade down in Monitor City. The two Vi6’s were supplied by SSE Audio Group, which has supported the band since Bars’ introduction to the rental company by sound engineer Rampton. Harman’s UK distributor, Sound Technology Ltd., sold the Vi6’s to SSE Audio Group. more

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Massive Harman Professional Audio System Provides Fitting Platform For China’s National Day Spectacular

In a compelling demonstration of the high performance and depth of integration of Harman Professional audio components, Hong Kong-based ACE Professional Sound and Lighting, deployed an extremely large integrated audio system featuring components from JBL Professional, Soundcraft, Crown Audio and BSS Audio and configured using Harman HiQnet System Architect™ to support China’s National Day celebrations. Held October 1– the 60th anniversary of the 1949 revolution — this year’s celebrations featured 200,000 participants, an array of large, festive floats representing cultural, sporting and national successes and culminated in a 60,000-person evening rendition of “I Love China? in Tiananmen Square accompanied by a 300,000-shell fireworks display. more

Yamaha Output Product Updates Now Available

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BUENA PARK, Calif.⎯Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. announces the fall availability of recently launched new output products and output product updates. Yamaha DME 3.5: New features in DME 3.5 include a Program Ducker component enabling fade-in/fade-out with much longer attack/release time than in existing DME units. Inverted ducking makes fade-in possible and enables gradual BGM ducking which is ideal for theme park paging, for example, and cross-fade source switching, necessary for broadcast. The new OSC On/Off oscillator key can be used as an assignment key while in Source to obtain a GPI effect. DME 3.5 provides ‘native’ support for MY16-ES64, MD64-EX, MY16-MD64, and MY16-EX cards available for DME64n and DME24n via the I/O card list in DME Designer software. more

Yamaha IPA8200 Series Power Amplifier Ships

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BUENA PARK, Calif.⎯Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. has announced the availability of its latest power amplifier, the Yamaha IPA8200. The amplifier is a highly efficient Class D amplifier that delivers eight channels of 200W each (4 ohms) in a lightweight, but sturdy, 2U package. The new amplifier, which coincides with the recent release of the IMX644 rack mount mixer, is ideal for smaller-scale installations wanting the superior reliability and sound quality of a Yamaha product, and with the efficiency of Class D amplification. The IPA8200 is three times more efficient than conventional Class AB or Class H amplification and provides greatly reduced power consumption, heat dissipation and space requirements. more

YAMAHA COMMERCIAL AUDIO DEBUTS NEW NEXO PS R2 SPEAKER

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BUENA PARK, Calif.⎯ Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS) has announced the addition of the NEXO PS R2 to the PS Series of high-output, compact speakers. The new PS R2 delivers enhanced performance with higher SPL and extended bandwidth, and re-designed cabinetry and grilles – all within the same compact footprint that make the PS 8, PS10 and PS15 some of the best-selling small loudspeakers in available to the commercial audio market. more

AES NEW YORK MARKS LAUNCH OF YAMAHA COMMERCIAL AUDIO SYSTEMS ROLLING SHOWROOM

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NEW YORK⎯Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. launched its ‘Rolling Showroom’, a state-of-the-art, 53’ double-expanding trailer during AES 2009 in New York City. The vehicle, constructed by Century Industries of Sellersburg, Indiana, will make appearances across the U.S. and Canada at select national tradeshow events, regional events including houses of worship-based events and Yamaha Commercial Audio Training Sessions (YCATS). more

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‘Idol Live Tour 2009’ Experiences the Power of a Yamaha PM5D-EX System

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BUENA PARK, Calif.⎯Season eight of American Idol (Fox) empowered viewers to share their voice in deciding America’s next singing superstar. This year’s winner was quite the surprise when Kris Allen took the number one spot, leaving Adam Lambert at number two. As with seasons’ past, the top 10 finalists are currently on tour with ‘Idol Live 2009’ that began in early July. This year, independent front of house engineer, Randy Lane, chose a Yamaha PM5D-EX system for the 50-city tour. more

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Digital Projection’s TITAN 3D Projector Wins Best New Product Award at CEDIA 2009 Manufacturers’ Excellence Ceremony

ATLANTA, GA (OCT 12, 2009)Digital Projection International an Emmy Award-winning manufacturer of high-performance projection systems, was recently recognized with a Best New Product award in the CEDIA 2009 Manufacturers’ Excellence award ceremony. Each year CEDIA recognizes the best of the best in the residential electronic systems industry. DPI’s TITAN 1080p Dual 3D, the most efficient Active-3D enabled projector in its class, was the only projector to win an award at this year’s banquet. more

Square Brussels Gets Hip To Studer Consoles

Square Brussels, a new event space in the Belgian capital, recently purchased Studer Vista 5 and Vista 5 SR consoles as part of the sound reinforcement system for its auditorium. Belgium-based company Play, based in Nazareth, installed the consoles, which were purchased through Studer’s Belgian representative HeynenNV. more

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Centronics Launches Elite HD-Branded HSMX Series 4×4 HDMI Over Cat5e/Cat6e Matrix System

Centronics’ Elite HD-branded HSMX Series 4×4 HDMI matrix system for HDMI over Cat5e or Cat6e

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STEVENSVILLE, Md., Oct. 06, 2009 — Centronics, Inc. (centronics.com), a leading distributor of audio, video, and accessory products for the residential, commercial, and security markets since 1959, is proud to announce the launch of its Elite HD-branded HSMX Series 4×4 HDMI matrix system for HDMI over Cat5e or Cat6e. Now shipping, each unit is has an MSRP of $1,199.99.

“Our new HSMX Series is a true 4×4 matrix system,? explained Tony Pelura, Centronics general manager. “A 4 x HDMI to 4 x Cat5e matrix extender allows HDTV to be displayed up to 150 feet away from the matrix unit using two Cat5e cables. The 4×4 matrix eliminates the need to disconnect and reconnect sources to different displays.?

Centronics’ new EHD-branded HSMX-CB and HSMX-WP comes complete more

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