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CANON‘s REALiS SX6 MULTIMEDIA PROJECTOR PROVIDES MASTERPIECE PERFORMANCE FOR ART MUSEUM

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is among the largest art museums in the United States, showcasing masterpieces of painting, sculpture, works on paper, decorative arts and architectural settings from Europe, Asia, and the Americas. However, when it came to displaying moving images for a fixed installation in its video gallery, the Museum required a state-of-the-art display technology that could accurately reproduce the changing colors, varying brightness levels, and other unique subtleties of each artist‘s video visions. This need for a higher-resolution display device with precise color matching was the impetus for the museum‘s purchase of a Canon REALiS SX6 Multimedia Projector. more

PANASONIC ANNOUNCES 103-INCH PLASMA INSTALLATIONS

SECAUCUS, NJ (October 2, 2007) – Panasonic, the market and technology leader in Plasma HDTVs, has announced two prestigious installations of its flagship 103-inch Plasma display — Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California, and the Hyatt Chicago. Panasonic‘s 103-inch plasma features a stunning widescreen progressive display with full HD pixel resolution of 1,920 horizontal x 1,080 vertical and a contrast ratio of 5,000:1. With an effective display area of approximately 89-inches wide by 50-inches high, one display is equivalent in size to four 50-inch Panasonic plasma displays. more

EV ON THE ROAD WITH THE BAD BOYS OF ROCK

Featuring headliners Hinder, Papa Roach and Buckcherry, the “Bad Boys of Rock” tour wrapped up its summer run on Sep.22nd, having delivered the goods in arenas around America with a powerhouse EV PA deployed by LD Systems of Houston, TX. After a month of shows overseas, the tour picks up again for a fall leg in Corpus Christi on Oct. 27th. more

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SHOW HIRE INVESTS IN NEW EV SYSTEM FOR OUTDOOR EVENTS

Show Hire, the Milford, England-based PA rental company, has made a significant investment in Electro-Voice loudspeaker systems in order to stay abreast of its increasing workload at outdoor events, notably high-profile equestrian competitions such as the Burghley and Badminton Horse Trials, and county shows.

Show Hire has carved a niche market for itself in ‘greenfield site PA rental,‘ where temporary venues are created for large-scale public events; every cable has to be dug underground and every loudspeaker mounted on a removable pole, and the entire site must be returned to a green field after use. more

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“LAST SUMMER FANTASY” IN JAPAN WITH EV

The “Last Summer Fantasy” music festival attracted over 10,000 fans to the Aspecta outdoor theatre in Aso Kumamoto, Japan on August 25th. Two leading SR companies–Kumamoto prefecture-based Sound Kyushu Ltd. and Osaka prefecture-based Z Sound Ltd.–collaborated for the event, deploying an Electro-Voice PA featuring new XLC127DVX and XLD compact line arrays, Phoenix PX2152 loudspeakers and Tour Grade TG-5 power amplifiers. more

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World-Class Aquatic Center Goes For The Gold With JBL Professional Audio System

NORTHRIDGE, CALIFORNIA, September 21, 2007 — In a unique application of JBL Professional PD5000 Series loudspeakers, systems integration firm Morgan Sound and Onpoint Designs recently collaborated in the design and implementation of a new audio system for the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Washington. Originally built for the 1990 Goodwill Games, the Aquatic Center is a 5,000-seat venue, hosting an average of 50 swimming competitions annually. more

Italy’s Madema Spa. Powers Primaggio 2007 Event With JBL VerTec DP Series

ITALY‘S MADEMA SPA. POWERS PRIMAGGIO 2007 EVENT WITH JBL VERTEC® DP SERIES LINE ARRAYS FOR MILLION-PERSON AUDIENCE

NORTHRIDGE, CALIFORNIA, September 20, 2007 — Demonstrating the unmatched power and performance of VERTEC® DP Series line arrays with JBL DrivePack® technology, Italian audio rental company Madema Spa. provided a live sound reinforcement system for “Primaggio” (1st of May) in Rome. Organized every year by the three major labor union organizations in Italy as a celebration for Worker‘s Day, Primaggio is one of Italy‘s most significant annual entertainment festivals. Staged in San Giovanni Plaza, Primaggio 2007 drew an audience estimated at one million people for an all-day celebration highlighted by contemporary music, political speeches and festivities. more

BLUE SKY‘S BREAKTHROUGH I/ON PASSIVE STUDIO MONITOR

FARMINGDALE, NY (September 18, 2007) — Now Shipping! Blue Sky‘s new I/ON Passive Studio Monitor is more than the typical in-wall or on-wall speaker, offering distinct features and benefits, far exceeding what has come to be expected from passive studio monitors and in-wall or on-wall speakers. I/ON‘s fully sealed box design–solidly constructed out of acoustic-grade MDF (not plastic)–is 5 times heavier than the typical 6.5″ 2-way in-wall speakers. I/ON offers easy in-wall or on-wall installation with consistent performance no matter how it is mounted and the sealed enclosure provides the correct acoustic volume every time. Also, I/ON is an evolution of Blue Sky‘s critically acclaimed SAT 6.5 MK II active studio monitor, and is designed to integrate perfectly with Blue Sky‘s SUB 12 and SUB 15 Universal. more

Crown Powers The Underground

Crown XTi 2000 and CTs 2000 amplifiers installed at the Basilica of St. Pius X

LOURDES, France – September 2007 – Audiomaster of Pau, France, recently completed an upgrade of the existing sound system at the Basilica of St. Pius X in Lourdes, which included 17 Crown XTi 2000 and four CTs 2000 power amplifiers.

St. Pius X, the largest Catholic basilica in Europe, is a modern concrete building that is almost entirely underground, spawning its widespread nickname as the ‘Underground Basilica’. Construction of the facility was completed in 1958 in order to accommodate the enormous crowds that would be making a pilgrimage to Lourdes for the centenary of the Apparitions, the 18 visions of the Virgin Mary by Saint Bernadette. more

VerTec Training Program Presents lIne Array Theory And Application Knowledge

NORTHRIDGE, CALIFORNIA, September 9, 2007 — Building upon the worldwide acceptance and growing popularity of JBL Professional‘s VERTEC® line array system products, the company has recently moved to establish a formal VERTEC Training Program. Now being held at the JBL factory on the Harman International Business Campus in Northridge, California, the intensive 3-day program provides attendees with a hands-on learning experience resulting in formal qualification of VERTEC system use. The sessions have been designed to integrate line array theory, product-line applications, and practical knowledge and skill in the areas of system design, setup and optimization. more

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