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SOUND PRACTICE ANNOUNCES SEMINAR AVAILABILITY

lecture.jpgSound Practice (soundpractice.biz) presents training seminars for commercial sound technicians and installers. Our presenters travel, so students don’t have to.

Each seminar is a self-contained, 3-hour session focused on a single aspect of commercial sound. Presentations include 70-volt systems (available now), interconnects (soon), speakers and speaker placement, designing for intelligibility, and others (2009). more

SENNHEISER PROVIDES WIRELESS AND WIRED SYSTEMS FOR NBC’S COVERAGE OF THE BEIJING OLYMPIC GAMES

uwe_olympics_2008.JPGBEIJING, CHINA: Sennheiser Electronic Corporation was selected to provide wireless microphones and personal monitor systems to NBC during the network’s coverage of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, August 8-24. From the spectacular Beijing Opening Ceremony to the handover to the 2012 London Olympics during the Closing Ceremony with London mayor Boris Johnson, NBC Olympics utilized Sennheiser Professional 3000, 5000 and evolution series wireless microphone and personal monitor systems to ensure uninterrupted coverage from every venue. In addition, Uwe Sattler, Sennheiser’s technical director, was on site to assist with frequency coordination and reallocation for broadcasters using Sennheiser RF equipment. more

Firehouse Productions Drives Nine Inch Nails “Lights In The Sky? Tour With JBL VERTEC® Line Arrays

Reinforcing JBL VERTEC® as the concert sound industry’s most powerful, versatile, and reliable line array, Firehouse Productions has been providing sound reinforcement services for Nine Inch Nails’ current “Lights in the Sky? tour with a substantial arena-sized system.

In support of its recent release, “The Slip,? Nine Inch Nails embarked on the “Lights in the Sky? tour with a performance in Vancouver, British Columbia on July 25. After two months of touring throughout North America, Nine Inch Nails is currently on tour in South America. more

JBL Professional Extends Venue Performance Series With Two New Compact Loudspeaker Models

The VP7212/ 95DPC and VP7215/95DPC feature smaller size and flexible mounting.

Further extending the versatility of its revolutionary VP (Venue Performance) Series powered loudspeakers, JBL Professional is introducing two new compact models to the lineup: the VP7212/95DPC and the VP7215/95DPC. The two new models bring the total model count in the VP Series to 10, and are designed for portable or fixed installation sound reinforcement applications where high output, low distortion, and the highest quality sound is required. more

YAMAHA CONSOLES, AMPS AND NEXO LINE ARRAYS TOUR WITH BOYS (AND GIRLS) OF SUMMER

neil-diamond-tour-crew-photo.JPG ─Yamaha PM1D, PM5D, M7CL, LS9, PM5K, PM4K consoles, Tn and PC amps and NEXO GEO Rigs Used on Major Tours─

BUENA PARK, Calif.─The summer tour season may have officially ended but was quite successful in terms of audio used by many of the national and regional sound companies who took Yamaha and NEXO products along for the ride. more

ESCO Communications Deploys WJHW-Designed Harman Professional HiQnet™ Sound System At Indianapolis Colts’ New Lucas Oil Stadium

In what is the world’s largest and most ambitious Harman Professional HiQnet™ sound system, leading systems integration firm ESCO Communications has just completed the integration and commissioning of HiQnet audio system featuring amplifiers from Crown Audio, loudspeakers from JBL Professional and system configuration and control via HiQnet System Architect™ at the new Lucas Oil Stadium NFL football stadium, home of the SuperBowl-winning Indianapolis Colts franchise. The system was designed by consultants, WJHW and is seen as one of the most progressive and impressive stadiums in an era rich with new and exciting stadium projects. more

Crown Audio Redefines The Price/Performance Ratio In Portable PA Amplifier With 2-Ohm/Channel XLS Series

Category-Leading XLS Series Matches Price, 2-Ohm Power Rating, Sonic Integrity And Robust Construction Meaning Serious Audio Professionals Should Accept No Less!

With More Watts Per Dollar Than Any Other Amplifier In Its Class, The New Crown XLS 5000 Eliminates Sub-2-Ohm Amplifiers As Serious Contenders For Any Audio Pro!

In a move that makes quality high power amplifiers affordable to a broad new market, Crown Audio today showcased the newly extended XLS Series amplifiers that significantly elevate the performance threshold of affordable portable PA amplifiers. Comprising the XLS 202, XLS 402, XLS 602, XLS 802 and the brand new XLS 5000, the XLS Series is ideal for musicians, DJs, rental companies and corporate and hotel AV departments. more

Performance, Support and Efficiency Make Hitachi’s CP-X206 Networkable Projector The Right Choice For Temple Independent School District

pictures_8-26_016.jpgHitachi Home Electronics (America), Inc. Business Group, the leader in K-12 educational AV systems, is the choice for the Temple, Texas Independent School District (ISD) and its initiative to bring its 14-campus district that serves approximately 8,300 students in pre-school, elementary, middle and high school to the cutting edge of educational AV. Temple ISD recently installed the first round of Hitachi CP-X206 networkable projectors in 506 of its classrooms system-wide. This project will be followed in succeeding months with the installation of an additional 50 to 100 Hitachi projectors (including CP-X201, CP-X306 and CP-X807 models) in other spaces, including libraries, art rooms and cafeteria throughout the district. The Hitachi CP-X206 networkable projectors were purchased through and are being installed by Troxell Communications, the largest privately held audio-visual distributor in the United States, which is based in Phoenix, with 50-plus offices nationwide selling to a broad array of end-users. more

Visual Acuity realizes technical vision for California Academy of Sciences

morrison_planetarium_north_entrance.gifBrighton, Sussex, UK, 27 September 2008 – Visual Acuity will see six years of meticulous planning, design, consulting and ‘green’ engineering come to fruition on Saturday, 27 September 2008, when the new California Academy of Sciences opens its doors to the public.

Located in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, the new facility unifies the Academy’s three public attractions – Steinhart Aquarium, Morrison Planetarium and the Kimball Natural History Museum – under a 2.5-acre undulating green roof. The new facility is one of the most environmentally friendly museums on the planet and is expected to receive an esteemed LEED™ (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum rating from the US Green Building Council. Visual Acuity acted as the major media and technology adviser to the project throughout. more

projectiondesign goes green for the new California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco

22_water_planet.jpgRIDGEFIELD, NJ (October 02, 2008) – Norwegian projector manufacturer, projectiondesign has supplied its F10, F20 and F30 visualization and simulation specific model projectors to the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. The Academy is the only place in the world to have a planetarium, a natural history museum and an aquarium all under one roof, and is one of the most environmentally friendly museums on the planet. The Academy has also formally recognized projectiondesign as one of its corporate supporters with the installation of its products inside Morrison Planetarium, Hohfeld Hall pre-show area, the Water Planet exhibit and the scientific Visualization Studio for creating visual and audio content. more

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