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Clair Brothers Systems Provides Fidelity and Power With JBL VLA Line Arrays At HSBC Arena

In another example of JBL’s VLA line array loudspeakers providing highly intelligible and powerful sound for sports venues, Clair Brothers Systems recently designed and installed a new audio reinforcement system for HSBC Arena in Buffalo, New York. The Arena features VLA line arrays arranged in a circular formation above the main scoreboard. more

WIRELESS REDUX

Bank of America Stadium Shure Systems Prep Carolina Panthers for 700 MHz Changes

CHARLOTTE, NC, October 20, 2008 — It may just be a little more than a month into regular season play at Bank of America Stadium, home of the Carolina Panthers, but thanks to the efforts of SE Systems, the NFL team is already prepared to face challenges coming next year, when wireless communications within the 700 MHz frequency band as we know them will undergo a major transformation. more

A SAFER PLACE

Wharton SchoolShure UHF-R® Systems Ready Wharton School for 700 MHz Changes

PHILADELPHIA, PA, October 22, 2008 — Residing at the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School was established in 1881 as the world’s first collegiate business school. Considered to be one of the most highly esteemed and influential institutions of its kind, the school has increasingly relied on technology in recent years, with sound reinforcement in the classroom coming to be the norm along with distance learning capabilities and high levels of networked connectivity. more

SHURE ON THE HIGH SEAS

The Queen Victoria UHF-R® Wireless Sets Sail with the Queen Victoria

MIAMI, FL, October 23, 2008 — Outfitted with 12 expansive decks featuring a soaring Grand Lobby, Royal Court Theatre, numerous restaurants, lounges, a casino, and luxury in every corner that blends the plush qualities of British tradition with amenities of our modern age, Cunard’s newest ocean liner, the Queen Victoria, carries passengers in grand style. Currently cruising the Mediterranean and waters of Northern Europe on this, her maiden year of voyages, the ship also uses Shure’s UHF-R wireless microphone systems in wide-ranging applications designed and installed by San Diego, California-based Nautilus Entertainment Design (NED). more

HOSA TECHNOLOGY ANNOUNCES NEW DA-CAPPO DA07 DUAL FOLDING EAR MICRO MICROPHONE

da07ae_hi.jpgBuena Park, CA – October 2008… Hosa Technology, the leading innovator of analog and digital connectivity solutions for the modern musician and audio/video professional, and distributor of Da-Cappo Micro Microphones throughout the Americas, is pleased to announce the introduction of Da-Cappo’s new DA07 Dual Folding Ear Micro Microphone. Featuring an advanced capsule that delivers superior audio quality and a highly adjustable, comfortable, dual folding earpiece design, the new DA07 is an ideal choice for today’s on-stage and on-air talent. more

Midas XL8 makes its Broadway debut with A Tale of Two Cities …The Musical

sound_associates_sep08.jpg“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times? …and both sounded superb. A Tale of Two Cities, Dickens’ epic story of Revolution-era Paris and London, has been brought to life in musical form for the Broadway stage by Jill Santoriello; a Midas XL8 mixing console from New York-based theatre sound design specialists Sound Associates is making its Broadway debut with the show, helping ensure a modern musical classic is made to match the literary original. more

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Electro-Voice Sx600 raises the bar for football field sound at SoCal high schools

thompson_sx600_01.jpgElectro-Voice Sx600 loudspeakers have earned a solid reputation as a sound solution for stadium applications, as demonstrated by two new high school installations by systems integration specialists Thompson Engineering (Riverside, CA).Designed for indoor/outdoor stadium-type venues of all sizes, the Sx600 is a high output, dual-element vertical line array loudspeaker that comes in a single, weatherproof, easy-mounting package, minimizing hardware while maximizing sonic performance, offering long throw while keeping coverage focused.

Jeff Tappenden of Thompson Engineering described how the Sx600 is raising the bar for football field sound quality at Tahquitz HS and Murrieta Valley HS, both in Southern California. more

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Electro-Voice XLD system for McMahon Stadium, Calgary

mcmahon_stadium_01.jpgE.K. Sound & Equipment Sales Ltd of Calgary, Alberta, Canada recently custom-installed an Electro-Voice XLD sound system at Calgary’s McMahon Stadium. Home to the Calgary Stampeders football team and a venue for large concert events—this summer the Monsters of Rock Festival featuring Ozzy Osbourne took place at the venue—the stadium has a seating capacity of 35,650.

The new speaker systems are mounted inside a circular enclosure suspended by four steel ropes 107’ above the center of the playing field. Dave Harrison of E.K. Sound described the installation, and how the XLD provided the ideal balance of compact size and high performance: more

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AURALEX GETS PERSONAL WITH ITS SONICPRINT PROPANELS

~ Photos and Logos Can Be Printed on Custom Acoustic Treatments ~

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Auralex Acoustics, the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions, is allowing its dealers and customers to get personal with its SonicPrint ProPanels. Users can now download digital personal photography and/or corporate logos to the company’s website to be printed directly onto Auralex’s exclusive, first-to-market custom-printed, artistic ProPanels.

Auralex Acoustics’ new dedicated micro-site, www.auralex.com/sonicprint, is an online portal and direct way for dealers to place orders for the company’s SonicPrint custom ProPanels. Users can upload their own personal photography, corporate logos or other custom images to be printed on the SonicPrint acoustical panels. The site offers Auralex’s entire library of images and design options available for SonicPrint. The gallery is divided into several categories for easy browsing and convenient ordering. Categories include artistic/textures, aquatic/animals, children, cultural, flowers/nature, food/beverage, historic/vintage, humor, independent artists, performing arts, motivational, movies, music, scenic and sports. As an added value, the site features Auralex’s noted Free Room Analysis Form, an installation guide and design and application ideas. more

Herman Announces New Channel Distribution of Panasonic Projector Systems Company Products

herman-logo-sig.jpgMIAMI – Oct. 15, 2008 – Herman Procurement & Logistics, a national leading provider of connectivity and infrastructure products and services to the broadcast and commercial AV industries, is proud to announce that it has entered into a channel distribution agreement with Panasonic Projector Systems Company. Herman will incorporate the full line of commercial AV Panasonic Projectors and related accessories into their procurement and logistics value added services model. The products will be stocked in all five of Herman’s distribution facilities located in Miami, Atlanta, New Jersey, Dallas and Nevada to provide more localized inventory and to better serve their mutual customers. more

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