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John McCainShure Follows the Campaign Trail to the Conventions

NILES, IL, August 27, 2008 — As this year’s presidential campaign enters convention arenas in both Denver and Minneapolis, trying to look back on every rally, whistlestop, handshake, and baby kissed becomes a grassroots blur given the power to inspire, excite, cajole, and ignite the electorate. With the immediacy of the blogosphere as well as electronic media reporting events, old-fashioned oratory from the stump proved to still be as viable as ever in ’08, aided in countless instances by Shure Inc. Hitting the campaign trail hard again just as it has throughout its own history, the manufacturer of professional audio products traveled with both Senators Obama and McCain nationwide from Warwick, Rhode Island to San Diego, California and beyond. more

WHO IS FLAT STANLEY?

Flat StanleySouth African Rockers Tour With ShureNILES, IL, August 26, 2008 — The members of Flat Stanley initially earned accolades for their studio albums, which have earned them no fewer than six Top 10 radio hits in their native South Africa, including three that went to number one. Live performances on radio and television in front of more than eight million people followed, and today the band’s latest single “As I Am? has not only charted at number one but has also just been licensed by South Africa’s biggest cable television station, MNET, for use in one of its promo spots. more

Audio Analysts Select Crown Audio I-Tech Amplifiers For Bruce Springsteen’s North American Tour

Known for its power, performance and reliability, Crown Audio’s legendary I-Tech Series of amplifiers was selected by Audio Analysts of Colorado Springs, Colorado for Bruce Springsteen’s North American tour. Crown’s I-T4000 and I-T8000 amplifiers were used to power JBL VerTec VT4889 and VT4887 line array elements and JBL VT4880 arrayable subwoofers. Springsteen’s tour began in Hartford, Connecticut on February 28, making 29 stops throughout North America before a 12-country tour in Europe. The tour returned to Springsteen’s home state of New Jersey for three performances at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford on July 27, 28 and 29, where with the help of his fans, Springsteen belted out classics including “Out In The Street?, “No Surrender?, “Thunder Road?, “Born to Run? and “Glory Days.? The final show will take place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on August 30. more

GAND CONCERT SOUND SUPPLIES OVER 200 NEXO GEO T BOXES FOR SUMMER SHOWS

nexo-geot-foxfire-festival-mariache-morales-bandlow.jpeg ─NEXO GEO T, GEO S AND YAMAHA LS9 SUPPORT FOX FIRE FESTIVAL─

GLENVIEW, Ill.─Known to most Midwest concert promoters as ‘the NEXO guys’, Gand Concert Sound of Glenview, Ill. has completed the first half of the year with record utilization of their expansive NEXO speaker inventory. Gand supplied over 140 NEXO GEO T Boxes in June alone for such artists as Dickey Betts (also using a Yamaha M7CL console), Jo Dee Messina, Pat Benatar, Merle Haggard, Charlie Daniels, 38 Special, Shooter Jennings, Blue Truth, Gavin DeGraw, Frankie Valli, REO Speedwagon, Sawyer Brown, Wayne Newton, Trisha Yearwood, Loretta Lynn, Kenny Rogers, Muddy Waters Blues Fest, and Herbie Hancock. more

YAMAHA COMMERICAL AUDIO SYSTEMS, INC. NAMES NEXO MANUFACTURER’S REPS

─Millar Electronics First Rep to Carry NEXO Line─

BUENA PARK, Calif.─Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS) has announced a change in its distribution strategy regarding NEXO speaker products. The company will name Manufacturer’s Representative firms in specific geographical market areas to sell NEXO products. The company will continue with its “factory direct? sales force to approach to represent Yamaha Commercial Audio and NEXO products. “While we respect the various Manufacturer “Rep? companies in the marketplace, we believe this factory direct approach is best for our business model,” states Larry Italia, Vice President/General Manager, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. “That said, we are constantly evaluating our strategies and the evolving marketplace and look to do whatever it takes to improve our dealers’ ability to succeed with all of our products.” more

Two Soundcraft GB4 Mixing Consoles Find Home Base At The Fengtai Softball Stadium For The Beijing 2008 Summer Games

Managing to connect a thin bat with a small round ball has been an athletic pursuit for a great many centuries, and it will take on new significance when women’s softball teams from around world converge on Beijing to play in the Olympics Softball event. The large stadium complex, which consists of two ball fields and one training field, with a seating capacity of 13,000 will require sound commensurate with its scale.

The sound systems feature two Soundcraft GB4 Series desks at their core. A 32-channel GB4 and a 16-channel GB4 are providing mixing and management for the combined sound systems that comprise of 12 Crown CTs 2000 amplifiers, seven CTs 3000 amplifiers and five Crown CTs 1200 amplifiers driving 64 JBL Application Engineered (AE) Series and Precision Directivity (PD) Series surface-mount loudspeakers with processing by 23 dbx DriveRack 260 processors and two dbx PB48 processors. The GB4 offers a comprehensive array of functions in a small and cost-effective footprint including GB30 mic preamps re-engineered circuit topology and EQ designs, rigid steel chassis and high-quality vertically mounted PCB channel strips. The dual-mode topology allows it to be used for FOH or monitor duties with fader control of group or aux outputs. more

Wassmann Audio Video And JBL Loudspeakers Blend Audio With Excitement At Multiple Six Flags Theme Parks Across The U.S.

Demonstrating the unmatched performance and ease of installation of JBL Control® Contractor loudspeakers and VRX line arrays, Wassmann Audio Video has installed sound systems in 10 Six Flags theme parks across the country. While each location poses its own acoustical challenges, JBL Control 29AV surface-mount loudspeakers and VRX932LA compact line array loudspeakers are prevalent in each park. more

AURALEX CONTINUES ITS GREEN INITIATIVES BY INTRODUCING ECO-TECH ACOUSTICAL PANELS AT CEDIA 2008

Eco-Tech ProPanelsDENVER, CO – Auralex Acoustics, Inc., the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions, continues its leadership in creating environmentally friendly products with the introduction of Eco-Tech, the company’s first green acoustical panel, at this year’s CEDIA show (Booth 630). Earlier this year, the company announced the first green acoustical foam product on the market, Eco-Friendly StudioFoam.

Eco-Tech brand acoustic panels are manufactured with a proprietary formulation of 100% recycled polyester fibers. Eco-Tech panels are truly “green?; reducing the ecological footprint of acoustic treatment and our dependence on fossil fuels, including foreign crude oil. The Eco-Tech family of products are designed with the environment in mind, yet retain the longevity and acoustical properties for which Auralex is known. Auralex Eco-Tech is manufactured without harmful Chlorofluorocarbons (CFC’s), which have been implicated in the depletion of the ozone layer. more

AVI-SPL And JBL Professional VLA Line Arrays Blaze Audio Trails At The Rose Garden

Demonstrating the ease of installation and even dispersion of JBL VLA line arrays, leading audio video products and services provider AVI-SPL oversaw the redesign of the audio system at the Rose Garden, home of the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers. The new system features six line array clusters of VLA loudspeakers.

The redesign of the audio system at the Rose Garden was a part of a major capital improvements project that included a new video scoreboard, powered by a state-of-the-art HD control room. The improvements also included a facelift of the Rose Garden’s main concourses, restaurants, party suites, as well as upgraded LED stats boards and auxiliary scoreboards. more

Break HDMI/DVI-D Distance Barriers with TV One’s CAT.5/6 Transmitters

ERLANGER, KY, August 20, 2008— TVOne-task’s newest product family consists of one CAT.5/6 transmitter and two receivers. The 1T-CT-621 transmitter used in conjunction with the 1T-CT-624 receiver can achieve distances up to 150m (450 feet) while the 1T-CT-628 receiver can achieve distances up to 250m (750 feet.) The units can handle maximum resolutions up to 1920×1200 and 1080p @ 60Hz with embedded audio. They are HDCP and v1.2 HDMI compliant. For normal operation, two Cat.5/5E or 6 cables are required, one for the main signal and one for the HDCP/DDC signal. Single cable operation is possible under certain circumstances but it is recommended that the user checks with TV One Tech Support. The receivers provide Gain and Equalization adjustments. The system is fully compatible with DVI-D signals. The unique TVOne-task locking power connectors are used to enhance overall system security. All three units are available for immediate shipment. The suggested retail price is listed below: more

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