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Detroit’s EMCEE Audio Production Relies On HARMAN JBL Loudspeakers

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Gerald “Curly? Wonch (left) and Matt Matthews, co-owners of Detroit, Michigan-based EMCEE Audio Production, with some of their JBL speaker inventory.

NORTHRIDGE, California – Founded on a mission to provide local acts and events with professional-grade equipment and knowledgeable engineers who truly care about providing excellent service, Detroit, Michigan-based EMCEE Audio Production has relied on HARMAN’s JBL Professional loudspeakers for more than five years. Co-owners Gerald “Curly? Wonch and Matt Matthews have built the company from the ground up, providing high-quality audio solutions to corporate and festival events as well as concerts, nightclubs and bars.

EMCEE owns a wide range of JBL loudspeakers, including SRX725 2-way portable speakers and SRX728S subwoofers, SRX712M stage monitors, VRX932LA Constant Curvature speakers and VRX918S subwoofers, and PRX512M powered stage monitors. EMCEE also relies on Crown XTi 4000 power amplifiers. more

Swiss Federal Office For Sport Auditorium Receives Complete HARMAN Upgrade

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — The Swiss Federal Office for Sport has recently undergone a major renovation including a complete HARMAN professional audio solution featuring components from BSS Audio, Crown and JBL. The office is a center of excellence for all sport-related issues, situated as one of four such sites across Switzerland.

All audio equipment used in the installation was supplied by HARMAN Professional distributor, Dr.W.A.Günther Audio Systems AG and the installation was handled by system integrator Kilchenmann AG.

In the main hall speech intelligibility was a major priority. Two JBL AM5212/95 series loudspeakers, finished in white, are being used as front speakers, with six JBL AC16 compact speakers as delays in the 335 sq. metre hall.

Signal processing is handled by two BSS Audio Soundweb London BLU-100 devices and a BLU-BOB2 break-out box / output more

Soundcraft Vi6™ Consoles On Duty at Europe’s Largest AIDS Charity

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VIENNA, Austria – Taking place each May in Vienna since 1993, Life Ball is Europe’s largest AIDS charity event and this year once again featured a star-studded cast of artistes and VIPs, with the theme dedicated to the element of air under the slogan, “Spread the Wings of Tolerance.?

Leading the party and joining the 20,000-30,000 revelers in the Rathausplatz, outside Vienna’s City Hall were Janet Jackson, former US President Bill Clinton and Brooke Shields. Aside from music, fashion was also high on the agenda, and among the guests was world-famous designer, Vivian Westwood.

TV stations from all over the world attended, and for the main outdoor show audio coverage needed to extend across a distance of almost 200 meters (via three speaker delay lines) to the back of the Square. Handling the sound mix was a pair of more

HARMAN Soundcraft Si Compact 24 Digital Console Delivers Powerful Performance for Australia’s GenX Productions

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SYDNEY, Australia — Founded in 2007, GenX Productions is a prominent sound and lighting contractor that specializes in live sound, corporate and private events. Founder and Managing Director Alan Jurcan has worked with notable Australian artists including Richard Clapton, Dave Leslie of Baby Animals, Sister2Sister, Tiffany Wood and many others. Jurcan recently made the move from analog to digital with the purchase of a HARMAN Soundcraft Si Compact 24 console.

“I have owned and used Soundcraft analog consoles for more than 10 years and have been very happy with the sound they produce, as well as their reliability,? Jurcan says. “So once I decided to move to digital I naturally looked at what Soundcraft had to offer, along with competitors’ models in the price range. I felt the Si Compact 24 outshines its competitors in many areas, especially when it came more

Studio Berar Delivers HARMAN Sound Reinforcement Solution to Belgrade’s Dom Omladine Universal Hall And Jazz Club

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BELGRADE, Serbia — Underscoring its mission to promote youth participation in contemporary art and culture, Belgrade’s Dom Omladine was outfitted with a complete lineup of HARMAN audio equipment by Serbia’s leading audio dealer, Studio Berar. From FOH digital consoles, to studio mixing equipment, the Universal Hall and Jazz Club’s sound renovation will help participants advance their interest and capabilities in the visual arts, new media, film, theater, music and even debate.

The Universal Hall was fitted with a range of HARMAN Professional brands including the Soundcraft Si2 digital console for FOH duty, with corresponding equipment for sound processing, recording and reproduction, including dbx DriveRack DSP’s, JBL VERTEC® line arrays, Compact series subwoofers and monitoring speakers and AKG microphones. For multi-channel sound reproduction, Crown CT amplifiers were installed with corresponding dbx DriveRack processors. Behind the hall’s main screen, three JBL screen arrays more

For Veteran Music and Broadcast Mixer Michael Abbott, “The Talk” Is All About HARMAN’s Studer Vista 8 Digital Live Production Console

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Michael Abbott

LOS ANGELES, California – Can you have a personal relationship with a digital mixing console? Michael Abbott seems to believe so. Abbott, who has provided audio engineering for iconic shows including the finale of “Survivor,? “The Voice? and “X Factor,? as well as the annual Grammy and CMA Music awards broadcasts, and has been entrusted to mix the audio for several critical American Presidential debate broadcasts, has been close to HARMAN’s Studer Vista 8 Digital Live Production Console since its introduction six years ago. Currently, he has been working with the Studer Vista 8 on “The Talk,? a hit on the CBS Daytime lineup featuring Sara Gilbert, Julie Chen, Leah Remini, Holly Robinson Peete, and Sharon Osbourne discussing the day’s latest headlines. “I’ve been fortunate in my career to have worked with many different kinds more

Daktronics Refurbishes University of Missouri Football Stadium Sound with Complete HARMAN JBL VLA Loudspeaker System

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Daktronics outfitted Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field at the University of Missouri with a JBL VLA loudspeaker system.
Photo Credit: Jared White

NORTHRIDGE, California – Specializing in supplying and installing superior sound equipment throughout large athletic venues, worldwide A/V integrator Daktronics upgraded the sound system in the 68,349-seat Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field, home of the University of Missouri Tigers football team. Utilizing a HARMAN JBL VLA end zone loudspeaker solution wrapped around the Tigers’ new scoreboard, consulted by Dallas, Texas-based Wrightson, Johnson, Haddon & Williams, Daktronics completely and evenly covered the famed 85-year-old stadium for the enjoyment of all “Mizzou? fans.

“The JBL VLA speakers’ 60-degree horizontal reach allowed us to attain very uniform sound throughout the sunken stadium,? stated Doug Dodge of Daktronics. “In our experience, they are the only speaker line out there designed to more

New Ground Entertainment Gears Up With HARMAN’s JBL LSR2300 Series Studio Monitors And MSC1 Monitor System Controller

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Founder Ryck Carter in New Ground Entertainment’s JBL-equipped production room.

ATLANTA, Georgia – Record label New Ground Entertainment purchased eight JBL LSR2325P 5-inch powered studio monitors, four JBL LSR2310SP powered studio subwoofers and MSC1 Monitor System Controllers for its headquarters in Atlanta. The systems were installed in four rooms at New Ground Entertainment—two writers’ rooms and two production rooms, one of which doubles as a mix room.

New Ground Entertainment was founded by 25-year industry veteran Ryck “Bigboy? Carter, a premier Atlanta based bassist that has worked with such industry greats as: Quincy Jones and the Montreux jazz festival, Babyface, Lou Rawls, Andre Fisher, Jermaine Dupri and So So Def, Gospel Music Grammy Recording Artist Shirley Caesar, Angella Christie, T.D Jakes, Screenwriter/Director Tyler Perry and many more. Additionally, you can see Carter in the movie more

The Shalleck Collaborative and BBI Engineering Renovate San Jose Civic Auditorium With HARMAN JBL Loudspeaker Solution

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The Shalleck Collaborative’s new sound system design for California’s San Jose Civic Auditorium includes JBL VERTEC, VP and VRX Series loudspeakers.

NORTHRIDGE, California – To replace an outdated system, San Francisco, California-based The Shalleck Collaborative, Inc. recently designed a HARMAN audio reinforcement system for the San Jose Civic Auditorium in northern California. Local AV contractor BBI Engineering provided installation services. Until the recent $13 million renovation, the city-owned hall relied on expensive outside equipment rentals to service shows and special events. Decision makers now visualize a more profitable way to generate income with its own PA system throughout the 3,001-seat arena.

The Shalleck Collaborative focused its efforts on filling the 15,000-square-foot area of the venue as well as the balcony above. Installed at the main stage in the San Jose Civic Auditorium are 16 JBL more

FSR To Celebrate 30th Year Serving AV Industry At InfoComm 2011

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InfoComm Booth # 1343

CAKE CUTTING CEREMONY TO COMMEMORATE MILESTONE

Woodland Park, NJ – FSR will be celebrating its 30th anniversary at InfoComm 2011! The New Jersey-based manufacturer has announced plans to host a reception at 11 AM on Thursday, June 16th in Booth # 1343 to commemorate three decades of successfully supplying the audio / video, education, hospitality, government, and religious markets with a full array of AV equipment, including switching and control products, and connectivity boxes.

Founded in 1981 by Bill Fitzsimmons, Jan Sandri, and Charles Rodriguez, FSR was established to fill the AV industry’s need for control modules and subsequently expanded with a suite of metal products specifically addressing the AV market. “Charles, then owner of AV Services – an NY/NJ-based AV integration company – partnered with the extremely talented engineer Bill Fitzsimmons and more

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