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Extron Introduces 800 Watt ENERGY STAR® Qualified Power Amplifiers

Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the new XTRA™ Series XPA 4002 two channel power amplifier. This compact 1U, convection cooled amplifier delivers 400 watts rms per channel, and is available in low impedance and 70 volt versions. The XPA 4002 is an ENERGY STAR® qualified amplifier with an Extron exclusive, highly efficient, advanced Class D amplifier design. It also features patented CDRS™ – Class D Ripple Suppression technology that provides a smooth, clean audio waveform and an improvement in signal fidelity over conventional Class D amplifiers. The XPA 4002 is half the size of comparable amplifiers, conserving rack space and weighing only 9 lbs (4 kg). The Extron exclusive, high efficiency design generates very little heat and allows the amplifier to be convection cooled.

“The XPA 4002 is our newest ENERGY STAR qualified amplifier that delivers a unique combination of high power output and very efficient operation,” says Casey Hall, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Extron. “It is ideal for driving high powered speaker cabinets or a large quantity of distributed speakers in large spaces such as auditoriums and houses of worship, while consuming less energy, running cooler, and taking up less space than competitive models.”

The XPA 4002 features an auto power-down feature that automatically places the amplifier into standby after a period of inactivity, and consumes 30 watts or less when idle and less than 1 watt in standby mode. It also has an ultra low inrush current draw to prevent power circuit overload that occurs when multiple amplifiers are switched on simultaneously. This feature eliminates the need for power sequencing in systems with multiple amplifiers in large centralized equipment racks, and prevents other equipment from experiencing power interruption from associated power surges. Additionally, the XPA 4002 amplifier features very low thermal dissipation under full load, which keeps racks and equipment cabinets cool.

Visit our Web site at www.extron.com/xpa4002pr for more information.

Renkus-Heinz Joins Event Live Expo 2012

Los Angeles, January 2012… Renkus-Heinz will be participating in this year’s Event Live Expo, held at the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 1 and 2, 2012.

Event Live Expo brings together the live event production community, from producers and promoters to manufacturers and service providers, to gather for one of the industry’s most comprehensive showcases of ideas and technology. The exhibition profiles all facets of the live event production industry, including staging, sound, lighting and AV, as well as supporting services such as catering, merchandising, ticketing and more.

At booth CV3002, Renkus-Heinz will be exhibiting a wide range of innovative new products, including IC Live digitally steerable array loudspeakers, IC2 (IC Squared) digitally steerable point-source arrays, and CF101LA modular point source arrays.

The convention’s Open Forum Stage will feature a range of presentations throughout the show, powered by IC Live with IC215SR subwoofers.

Kicking off the proceedings on Tuesday evening, January 31 is an invitation-only networking event for all Event Live Expo, Club + Venue Design Expo and Pollstar Live! exhibitors and VIPs. Then, on February 1 and 2, the Convention Center hosts two full days of networking and business-to-business opportunities for event venue owners, production teams, event planners, designers and concert touring professionals.

Visitors can register for the Event Live Expo for free by following this link. 

“For Renkus-Heinz, live production is a tremendously important part of our user base, and a show like Event Live Expo is one we’re proud to be a part of,” said Marketing Manager Margie Ulm.

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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.

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AVIOM PRO16 PERSONAL MIXING SYSTEM SHINES DURING LINKIN PARK’S “A THOUSAND SUNS” WORLD TOUR

ANAHEIM, CA, JANUARY 20, 2012Aviom Personal Mixers (NAMM Booth 6720, Hall A) were used recently by audio techs to monitor vocal and guitar feeds on the Linkin Park “A Thousand Suns” World Tour, which ran from June 2010 to September 2011 to promote the band’s album by the same name. more

Sennheiser launches “no worries” RF wireless systems

Anaheim, Calif. – January 19, 2012 – Audio specialist Sennheiser is launching its brand new XS Wireless Series at the 2012 NAMM Show. Designed for users who want to easily go wireless, this entry-level series offers complete sets with sturdy units, simple operation and high quality sound. The transmitters have a battery life of up to 10 hours, while a switching bandwidth of up to 24 MHz allows for flexibility in the choice of frequencies. The series is comprised of two vocal sets, an instrument system and presentation sets with clip-on microphone or a headmic.

“With the XS Wireless Series, Sennheiser offers reliability and quality sound at an entry-level price,” explained Martin Fischer, Product Manager for Sennheiser’s wireless systems. “It offers good value for money and will benefit small event and conference venues, houses of worship as well as bands, vocalists and musicians.”

Wireless without fuss
The designers have focused on ease of use: the systems are operated via intuitive menus, they automatically search for free frequencies, and transmitters are synchronized with their receivers via a wireless link. “We wanted to make sure that users can fully concentrate on their performance, their speech, etc. without having to worry too much about the set-up and technology,” Fischer said.

Extras for bands…
XS Wireless includes two systems for vocalists and one instrument set for guitarists. Vocalists can choose between a handheld with a super-cardioid condenser capsule and one that includes a genuine dynamic e 835 capsule. “The XSW 35 system takes the assertive sound of the cardioid e 835 to new user groups,” Fischer added.

… and speakers
For installed sound applications and presentations, users can choose between systems with a handheld transmitter or a bodypack transmitter with either a head-worn mic or an unobtrusive clip-on microphone. Mute buttons on the handheld and the bodypack ensure that speakers are in control of the transmission.

Ruggedness and flexibility
To withstand the rigors of daily use, the true-diversity receiver is housed in a sturdy metal case. In the transmitters, one set of batteries will last for up to 10 hours—not only good for energetic stage shows, but also for long events and conferences. The systems feature freely tunable frequencies within a switching bandwidth of 24 MHz (13 MHz for the E frequency range). This allows up to 12 wireless links to be operated simultaneously, ensuring trouble-free operation even at somewhat larger events.

Visit Sennheiser at NAMM, Hall A, Booth # 6579.

AVIOM INTRODUCES COMPLETE PERSONAL MIXING PACKAGES AT THE 2012 NAMM SHOW

Pro16 Personal Mixing Systems Include All Necessary Components, Offer the Expandability of Any Aviom System for Users

ANAHEIM, CA, JANUARY 19, 2012—Aviom has been the industry leader in providing personal monitor mixing systems since 2001 when it created the category and introduced its A-Net® protocol for digital audio distribution. Today, the company is pleased to announce a series of Pro16® Personal Mixing Systems, debuting at the 2012 NAMM Show, Booth 6720, Hall A. more

The RapcoHorizon Company Showcases i-Jam 3-n-1 at the 2012 NAMM Show

ANAHEIM, CA, JANUARY 19, 2012 ― The RapcoHorizon Company, a leading manufacturer of audio/video interfacing and cable equipment, is exhibiting the i-JAM 3-n-1 Smart Phone Interface at the 2012 NAMM Show (Booth 4558, Hall C). The i-JAM 3-n-1 is a three-in-one smart phone solution, ideal for every electric instrument player. In addition to its ability to interface with iPhone apps, such as recording and instructional play software, the i-JAM 3-n-1 also features a built-in amplifier and MP3 play along practice device. more

NEW AVIOM ALLFRAME MULTI-MODULAR I/O SYSTEM ACCESSORIES AT THE 2012 NAMM SHOW

ANAHEIM, CA, JANUARY 18, 2012—Aviom, the exclusive developer of the world’s most powerful audio transport protocol, A-Net®, will be introducing the SK6 Stage Kit for the AllFrame Multi-Modular I/O System at the 2012 NAMM Show, Booth 6720, Hall A. In addition, the company has released an updated POA80 Power Over A-Net Power Supply Assembly for F6 Modular I/O Frames. more

TNDV: Television Gives New ‘Inspiration’ to Road-Tested Mobile Production Truck

NASHVILLE, January 17, 2012 TNDV: Television, offering mobile production services for broadcast, entertainment, worship and other live events, has given its first truck a new lease on life — from an interior HD makeover to a shiny new exterior.

Nic Dugger, president of TNDV, purchased “Old Blue,” the production truck he cut his teeth on from his alma mater, Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU). The four-time Emmy winner had the body refinished, updated the interior and added it to the truck cab that has been on the road since the company launched seven years ago.

“MTSU was the catalyst for my career,” said Dugger, who worked on the truck as both a student and a faculty member. “It gave me tremendous opportunities, and rather than say goodbye to an old friend it presented a perfect opportunity to upgrade.”

Dugger and his team rechristened the truck as “Inspiration” and installed a new complement of HDTV production gear, including a Blackmagic Design router, a Ross Vision 2 production switcher, Aja KiPro video recorders, Hitachi Z-HD5000 cameras, a Yamaha DM2000 audio mixer, Tascam X-48 audio workstations, an RTS Cronus intercom system, and brand new Clark cabling and wiring. Gerling and Associates renovated the existing truck shell.

Inspiration joins “Aspiration,” the company’s recently-launched 12-camera SD/HD/3D truck, as TNDV’s broadcast and production presence grows. Both trucks now cross the United States, producing at least two live events a week for broadcast and cable networks, venues, worship organizations, corporations and other customers. The Red Carpet Show for “Soul Train Awards 2011” was the first Inspiration project, with a large number of recent and upcoming Nashville-based awards shows following.

TNDV estimates that its current workload is approximately 60-percent broadcast television and 40-percent corporate, worship and live entertainment. The company offers a full complement of mobile flypacks that are customized to fit the needs of the client in addition to mobile production services from its two trucks.

TNDV also provides media production and secondary services including single-camera productions, digital non-linear editing and post-production, DVD authoring, AV-related event services, web video implementation and voiceover production.

ABOUT TNDV: Television
Formed in 2004, TNDV: Television represents the culmination of many years of broadcast and live production for Nic Dugger, owner and president; and his talented crew of freelancers throughout the country. TNDV is capable of producing events from small single-camera productions all the way up to multi-million dollar international TV events, and takes pride in building custom solutions for challenging productions of any size, in any situation. TNDV has recently provided production services for clients including BET, CMT, SPEED, and PBS. Recent and upcoming projects include “Celtic Women:Live”, PassTime on SPEED, and the American Music Awards. Call 615-585-6528 or visit www.tndv.com for more information.

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TOMCAT Appoints Mike Garl as President and General Manager

MIDLAND, TX, JANUARY 16, 2012TOMCAT, a market leader in the fabrication of aluminum truss, structural components and custom stages for the entertainment, audiovisual, exhibition and worship industries and a brand of The Vitec Group, is pleased to announce that Mike Garl has joined the TOMCAT team as president and general manager. Garl, who joins TOMCAT from James Thomas Engineering, where he was previously the president and managing partner, will be responsible for all the day-to-day activities at TOMCAT.

“We are very pleased to welcome Mike to our team and confident his far-reaching experience, knowledge and expertise will enable him to lead TOMCAT in serving the demanding needs and expectations of our worldwide customers,” stated Stefano Rosellini, managing director of the Vitec Group Staging Systems Business Unit. “Regardless of the project, TOMCAT is committed to providing the most innovative products and solutions to serve our customers. To make that more

Join Renkus-Heinz at NAMM 2012

Anaheim, CA, January 2012…  The holidays are behind us and the annual NAMM Show is fast approaching. This year, Renkus-Heinz will once again be busy on multiple fronts, both on and off the show floor.

At Booth 6420 in Hall A, the company will be showcasing some of their most popular new products, including the Iconyx IC Live digitally steerable array systems and the IC2 (IC Squared) digitally steerable point source systems.

Renkus-Heinz will also be outfitting the Taylor Guitars exhibition space, located on Level Two, Room 213ABC, as well as Seymour Duncan in Booth 5561

The area surrounding the Anaheim Convention Center is also a hotbed of activity during the NAMM Show, and Renkus-Heinz will be keeping our friends and convention guests covered. At the official NAMM Sheraton Park Jazz Lounge Stage, IC Live systems will be providing sound for the Tiffany Room, and an Iconyx IC7 system with CF-Series subwoofers will amply cover the Outdoor Patio.

A full IC2 system will be provided for the NAMM Bash, sponsored by Norris-Whitney Publications, on Thursday, January 17th at the Sheraton Plaza Ballroom.

 If you’re attending the show, stop by the Renkus-Heinz booth or any of these other venues to feast your eyes and ears on the latest technology from Renkus-Heinz.

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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.

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