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Morris Light & Sound Takes Delivery of First NEXO STM System in North America

BUENA PARK, Calif.—An early adopter of NEXO loudspeaker systems, Nashville-based Morris Light & Sound is the first in North America to take delivery of the new, flagship NEXO STM loudspeaker system, it was announced today by the Company and Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS).

The 200+-box STM system includes 68 STM M46, 80 STM B112 bass, 48 STM S118 subs, 22 NUAR Racks, 12 PS10R2 speakers, 18 RS18 Ray Subs, and 16 GEO S12 loudspeakers. Two Yamaha DME64N Digital Mix Engines have also been purchased to run 16 channels of Lake Mesa EQ for zone control when required. The company also owns 24 NEXO 45-N12 line monitors.

Morris Light and Sound is a full service production and integration company with more than 25 years experience in the entertainment industry providing professional audio, video, and lighting services for live events, tours and the fixed installation marketplace throughout North America.

We are extremely pleased to be collaborating with Morris Light & Sound on the new STM system and excited to introduce them as our first NEXO STM associate in North America,” states Paul Furtkamp, National Sales Manager, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. “Involved with STM since its early stages, Morris L & S has provided very valuable input to NEXO on its development. Both NEXO and YCAS are very proud to be aligned with a company like Morris Light & Sound that truly define what it means to be on the cutting edge of a new technology like NEXO STM. We look forward to a very long and productive relationship between our two companies.”

The NEXO STM Series (Scale Through Modularity) loudspeaker cabinets are the first of its kind on the market. Ideal for touring, festivals, and sound company rental, the new system combines the best of Alpha functionality with the technical innovation of NEXO’s patented Hyperbolic Reflector and venting design in which all radiating surfaces are in phase, delivering a powerful, flexible, and easy to use system. STM enables line array systems to scale up or down depending on event audience size, from 1,000 to 100,000 people.

The STM system can be configured from three discrete loudspeaker elements: M46 main, B112 bass, S118 sub-bass modules with plans to release addition STM components in the near future. System configurations can comprise arrays of main cabinets only, main plus bass, or bass plus main plus bass. STM is unique in that it is the first vertical array system to offer scalable LF, making it easy to add extra bass cabinets for increased power and headroom, without introducing unwanted phase anomalies makes STM unique, as it is the first vertical array system to offer scalable LF. Deploying the dedicated subbass cabinets, either in the arrays or as ground-stacks, further increases the system’s options. The ‘Omni’ fill speakers complete the coverage pattern, whatever the scale of the system. STM also features a very innovative “one-man” rigging system that allows quick and safe construction of STM configurations. PistonRigTM allows pre-setting of inter-cabinet angle values. REDLockTM handle locks front rigging points from rear of cabinet. All adjustments made from one position at rear of cluster.

“From our first trip to NEXO headquarters over a year ago, we immediately embraced the concept of STM,” states David Haskell, President, Morris Light & Sound. “The ability to scale the system for audiences from 1,000 to 100,000 got our attention. And, after working closely with the NEXO team, I can proudly say they have delivered the most flexible and best sounding system I have heard in many years. We are proud to be a developmental partner with NEXO and YCAS in bringing this wonderful new product to the market and look forward to a lasting relationship.”

For more information on Morris Light & Sound, visit www.morrislightandsound.com.

For more information on the NEXO STM system, visit www.yamahaca.com.

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PHOTO ID: L to R: Morris L&S V.P, John Mills; Paul Furtkamp, YCAS National Sales Manager; David Haskell, President, Morris L&S

About Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc.:
Celebrating 125 years of Passion and Performance, and 25 years in the manufacturer of high quality digital audio consoles, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS) provides a full line of integrated professional audio products offering complete systems solutions for the broadcast, sound reinforcement/installed sound, touring, commercial recording, and post production markets. With the addition of NEXO to the product line, the company remains the official U.S. and Canadian distributor for all NEXO speaker models. YCAS offers comprehensive in-house and field product training for its customers, a dedicated dealer network, and 24/7 technical support.

Miami University Graduates to L-ACOUSTICS

The new L-ACOUSTICS KARA system (above the 1995 banner at left) in use during a Miami RedHawks versus UMass Minutemen basketball game (photo credit: Andy Wittry)

Loud & Clear installs KARA system at Millett Hall

OXFORD, Ohio – March 2013 — John D. Millett Hall on the campus of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio is best recognized as home to the school’s popular RedHawks basketball and volleyball teams. But the 9,200-capacity venue is also well known as the site for the school’s commencement exercises, as well as concerts and other events from a list of guests as varied as Yo-Yo Ma, Beck, Bill Cosby, The Fray, O.A.R., Bela Fleck, Jay Leno and the Dalai Lama.

With the facility’s aging distributed PA system struggling to even accommodate announcements at sporting events, the school hired Cincinnati-based L-ACOUSTICS Certified Provider Loud & Clear, Inc. to supply a sound reinforcement system each time it hosted a concert. Now, Loud & Clear has turned a satisfied rental client into an even happier fixed install client with the recent installation of an L-ACOUSTICS KARA system. more

Live Events Professionals Come Together for InfoComm 2013

Hands-on learning, Live Events best practices to be focus at leading commercial audiovisual show

InfoComm 2013 will introduce the latest trends, best practices and solutions for the Live Events industry, at the annual show, June 8-14 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. InfoComm 2013 will feature exhibitor pavilions, technology demonstrations and educational programming for live events professionals including access and hands-on training for the newest and most advanced in rigging equipment, LEDs and projection systems, large-venue audio systems, lighting fixtures and controllers and more.

Live events have become more intricately designed, with demand for spectacular visual effects and stunning sound clarity. “Whether for a concert or a product launch, audiovisual professionals are tasked with putting on an engaging, exciting event,” said David Labuskes, CTS, RCDD, Executive Director and CEO, InfoComm International. “The training, sharing of best practices and access to all the top manufacturers at InfoComm 2013 will aid today’s AV professionals in exceeding their customers’ expectations for excellence.”

Lighting & Staging Pavilion
The Lighting & Staging Pavilion, located on the show floor, is the hotspot for equipment demonstration and testing, presentations and interactive trainings geared toward live events professionals. The Production Camera Showcase, featuring the latest video cameras, will allow attendees to participate in a post-production experience with feeds from the showcase stage, and the Rigging and Staging Demo will find IATSE professionals demonstrating safe rigging practices using truss, motors, hardware, lights, line arrays, LEDs and safety harnesses.

InfoComm 2013 Lighting and Staging Exhibitors include:

● A.C. Lighting
● Christie Digital
● Daktronics
● JBL
● Elation
● Chauvet
● Barco
● Dataton
● TMB

Staging and Live Events SuperTrack

InfoComm University™ is offering education for business and operations managers, including Staging and Live Events Management; Digital Image Content in Live Event Production; Business Trends in Rental & Staging; Must-Have Technology for Your Next Event; Principles of Live Mixing; Audio 401: Limiters, Equalization, and Multi-Zone (Distributed) PA Systems; and Mix it Up — Live Audio Workshop.

InfoComm 2013, the largest commercial audiovisual show, expects more than 35,000 attendees, including commercial service providers and end-user technology managers from wide-ranging market sectors, including business, government, military, education, worship, healthcare, hospitality, retail and entertainment. Along with a trade show floor that exhibits the latest from all of the industry leaders in audiovisual, staging, signage and more, the educational programming provides attendees with opportunities to develop skills and update certifications during the conference.

For more news on InfoComm 2013 before, during and after the show, visit infocommshow.org
or follow the show on Facebook, and Twitter and the InfoComm 2013 Blog.

InfoComm is sponsored by Blackmagic Design, Christie, Crestron, Panasonic and Samsung.

Baltzell Audio Design and ATK Audiotek Rely on HARMAN’s JBL VERTEC® Line Arrays for the 85th Academy Awards

NORTHRIDGE, California – The 85th Academy Awards were held February 24, 2013 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, recognizing the cinematic achievements of 2012. For the event, Valencia, California-based audio system provider ATK Audiotek deployed the sound reinforcement system, which was designed by Pat Baltzell of Baltzell Audio Design and included HARMAN’s JBL VERTEC® line arrays.

One of the biggest nights in entertainment, the 85th Annual Academy Awards were broadcast live on ABC and were hosted by Seth MacFarlane. The evening’s highlights included Argo winning Best Motion Picture of the Year, Daniel Day-Lewis earning Best Leading Actor for his performance in Lincoln, and Jennifer Lawrence winning Best Leading Actress for her role in Silver Linings Playbook.

The main PA system included 30 JBL VERTEC VT4889 fullsize line array elements, suspended in two arrays of 15 enclosures each, and 16 VT4880 fullsize arrayable subwoofers, suspended in two arrays of eight subwoofers each. The system also featured four suspended side fill arrays, each including four VT4886 subcompact line array elements (for a total of 16 VT4886 elements), while six JBL MS28 loudspeakers were temporarily installed for under-balcony area coverage. A total of 65 JBL Control 25T surface-mount loudspeakers were temporarily installed under audience seats in the VIP seating area.

As in years past, Baltzell relied on VERTEC line arrays for the Academy Awards. “This setup has been successful for a number of years and the VERTEC system always provides reliable performance and enables me to focus on the event with total confidence in the technology,” Baltzell said.

For more information on ATK Audiotek, please visit www.atkaudiotek.com

HARMAN (www.HARMAN.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets — supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson®. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,400 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported net sales of $4.4 billion for the twelve months ending June 30, 2012.

VME’s Martin Audio MLA Compact Wins Plaudits At TPi Awards


Described as an audio graveyard for sound designers, the ballroom at the Novotel Hammersmith presented no such pitfalls for Manchester-based VME when they were asked to provide sound reinforcement for the recent 2013 TPi (Total Production International) Awards.

“Everyone has had a crack at it, and this time it was our turn,” said VME director Dion Davie. “We knew that performing in front of all our industry peers would be challenging.”

VME were early adopters of Martin Audio’s MLA platform, and turned to an MLA Compact solution for the main arena, rigging six elements on either side of the stage which were used in tandem with an additional four providing a central hang to ensure good, even coverage over a very wide area. This arced out into the banquet room, where Lauren Laverne presented this year’s awards.

The array was underpinned by four DSX subs, while Martin Audio X12+’s were used as outfills, discreetly hidden behind the LED screens that formed the set to provide coverage at the tables that fell slightly off-axis from the arrays. Martin Audio DD6’s were used as stage front fills and foldback due to their compact size and innovative differential dispersion horn.

There was also a low-level area at the rear for which VME also provided reinforcement. “The trick was to get the two MLA Compact arrays and distributed systems syncing up seamlessly with each other,” said Davie. Fortunately three Martin Audio DX2 (4-in 8-out) dedicated management systems provided all DSP necessary. System tech Mark Edwards used Smaart software to time align the entire system; when the presenter moved from the main stage to the smaller B stage, an alternative snapshot was recalled from the DX2’s to reconfigure the system.

“We knew the MLA Compact would cover the main area, and mapped the room on the MLA [Display v2.1] software to achieve the optimization,” said Dion Davie.

VME’s Ben Hyman project managed the event, Steve Brierley mixed the sound and Martin Shaw, assisted by Mark Edwards and Martin Audio’s Nigel Meddemmen, were system techs.

Hyman stated, “The two main requirements for the system were coverage and clarity — particularly at the back — ensuring that every person, no matter where they were sat, could hear the audio at the right level. And we certainly achieved that.”

Dion Davie added, “Guests were absolutely gob smacked by the sound quality for the first time in the history of the event. Judging from the number of calls it was an outstanding success and we feel we have set a benchmark.”

Ben Chadwick, Event Manager at organizers, Mondiale Publishing, agreed. “We got the sound absolutely right this year. Because of ceiling height variations it’s a tricky room to provide even coverage with high intelligibility, but we completely nailed it.”

For more about Martin Audio, please click to www.martin-audio.com.

About MLA™ (Multi-cellular Loudspeaker Array)
The result of many years of intensive R&D, MLA’s methodology replaces trial-and-error array design with intelligent numerical optimization of the array’s output based on a highly accurate acoustic model. The multi-cellular format has six individual cells in each enclosure, each with its own DSP and amplification.

With up to 24 enclosures, each MLA array has up to 144 cells — too great a number to optimize manually, or by ear. Instead, Martin Audio’s proprietary Display2™ system design software automatically calculates FIR DSP filters for each cell and a redundant-ring audio network (U-NET™) downloads the settings into each array enclosure. Martin Audio’s VU-NET™ software provides real-time control and monitoring of the system.

MLA delivers a frequency response and SPL consistency never before achievable; a very high system output (140dB peak, per cabinet @1m); Automatic optimization of the array, both physically (splay angles) and electronically (DSP); Computer control and monitoring of the entire system, and total control of sound system balance for engineers and sound technicians.

MLA is fully integrated, with Class D amplification, DSP and U-NET digital audio
network built into each enclosure. MLA complete systems are ready-to-use, with MLA, MLD and MLX enclosures, flying hardware, software, cabling and training all supplied. Everything needed is included. All ancillary items—from tablet PC and Merlin™ controller to network interconnects and mains distro—are also included in the complete system package. This ensures full compatibility worldwide, down to cabling and accessories.

Additional features include 90° x 7.5° dispersion; a compact size (1136mm wide x 372mm high x 675mm deep), one-box-fits-all (festivals to theaters) application range and a global voltage, power factor corrected power supply.

MLA’s compact size and very high output allows it to be shipped using smaller trucks, offering considerable savings and reduced carbon footprint. The system also includes the MLX powered, flyable subwoofer capable of an unprecedented measured peak output of 150dB @ 1m; MLD downfill cabinet, and Merlin 4-in/10-out system controller and network hub. Audio input is via analog, AES3 or U-NET.

By adopting these principles and system components MLA is optimized for every member of the audience — from a 2,000 capacity theater, to a 20,000-seat arena, to a 100,000-person festival site. It will deliver the engineer’s exact mix to every seat (up to over 150 meters) with precision, exceptional power and clarity.

About Martin Audio®
Founded by audio engineer David Martin in 1971, Martin Audio pioneered the use of all-horn-loaded bass designs in world-class touring loudspeaker systems for groups such as Pink Floyd, ELP and Supertramp. Located outside of London, Martin Audio now embodies a sophisticated mix of acoustic design, research, mathematical modeling and software engineering for a wide range of products in the installation, cinema and touring sound markets.

Ford Audio Drives Pacific Northwest’s First L-ACOUSTICS KARA Rig

Ford Audio Service owners Angela and Gary Ford

BURBANK, Washington – February 2013 — Tri-Cities-based sound reinforcement and AV service/rental provider Ford Audio Service, Inc. has now taken delivery of the first L-ACOUSTICS KARA system in Washington State. The initial order was comprised of 24 KARA, accompanied by 12 SB18 and eight SB28 subs, four 12XT coaxial monitors, and eight LA8 amplified controllers.

Located on the southern edge of the state — a five-hour drive southeast of Seattle — Ford Audio is well positioned to service corporate clients, venues, festivals and regional tours throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. more

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MS1600X Powers Multiple Digital Signs with Dynamic Full High Definition ~ One Multi Screen Appliance Powers up to 16 Displays including Multi-Zone Management for Each Screen

MS1600X Powers Multiple Digital Signs with Dynamic Full High Definition

One Multi Screen Appliance Powers up to 16 Displays including Multi-Zone Management for Each Screen

Digital Signage Expo, Las Vegas & San Jose, CA – February 27, 2013 – DT Research™, Inc., an industry leader in the development of information appliances for vertical markets, today announced the release of the MS1600X, a new signage appliance in the WebDT Signage System line, capable of powering content over up to 16 screens. The MS1600 Multi Screen Appliance enables powerful content streaming on anywhere from 2 to 16 displays, and offers content blending, or tiling, across screens. The MS1600X, along with WebDT Content Manager, provides a fully integrated system with 1080p over up to 16 screens and multi-zone management for up to 16 zones.

The MS1600X is powered by the IntelÒ Quad-Core i7 processor, and provides full HD (1080p) video quality to every screen. Running MicrosoftÒ WindowsÒ operating systems, the WebDT Multi Screen Appliance displays content files in native resolution, so images are sharp and true to original properties, even when presented on multiple displays or large screens, maintaining optimal picture quality.

The MS1600X is ideal for applications that require high-resolution on multiple screens including digital signage walls, menu boards, flight/transportation information, and creative display arrangements. The MS1600X enables dynamic digital signage deployments in spaces where multiple screens are indoors and viewed in shopping malls, entertainment venues, and airports.

Each of the screens powered by the MS1600X can be remotely managed with the WebDT Content Manager software, which is bundled with the appliance. This intuitive interface software is used for organizing, scheduling, and deploying content to the digital signage network. The WebDT Content Manager provides multiple zone support and planning for each display, so that a screen can be divided into up to 16 zones with different content in each zone. With WebDT Content Manager, all screens can show the same content, each screen can play different content, or content can be blended over several screens. The user-friendly WebDT Content Manager also allows users to create many combinations across multiple screens, such as four zones on two screens, two zones on five screens, and hundreds of other possible screen layouts.

The MS1600X Multi Screen Appliance brings top quality performance and is available now.

About DT Research

DT Research™ develops and manufactures web-enabled information appliances for vertical applications. The WebDT family of products is based on embedded computing platforms for secure, reliable, and cost-effective computing. WebDT products include digital signage solutions, wireless tablets, point-of-service handhelds, compact modular systems, and display-integrated information systems. These systems emphasize mobility, wireless connectivity and touch displays. Powered by Windows® Embedded and Windows XP operating systems, WebDT devices offer durability and ease in integration, leading to solutions that can be remotely managed with the comprehensive WebDT Content Manager and WebDT Device Manager software. For more information, visit www.signage.dtri.com

MS1600X Multi Screen Appliance

http://signage.dtri.com.

DT Research and WebDT are trademarks of DT Research, Inc. All other brands and product names may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

HARMAN’s JBL Loudspeakers Provide Gold-Standard Sound for the University of Minnesota’s Mariucci Arena

NORTHRIDGE, California – Named for John Mariucci, the “Godfather of Minnesota hockey,” Mariucci Arena is home to the Golden Gophers, the University of Minnesota’s men’s hockey team. The 10,000-seat facility opened in 1993, and after almost 20 years its audio system wasn’t sounding so golden anymore. Enter Parsons Electric of Minneapolis, Minnesota, who along with Richmond, Virginia-based A/V and architectural services firm Anthony James Partners renovated the sound system with HARMAN’s JBL PD (Precision Directivity™) Series loudspeakers.

“Mariucci Arena was a challenging environment because we had a reverberation time of about eight seconds, and there is nothing in the way of acoustical treatment,” said Tim Habedank, System Specialist for Parsons Electric. “The rink acts as a big, perfectly flat reflector so all the sounds the players make on the ice are bouncing up into all areas of the arena. Combine that with crowd noise during games, which can reach over 100 dBA, and overcoming the sheer volume of the space was a challenge.”

Parsons Electric installed 28 PD5322/95 and PD5322/64 loudspeakers in 12 clusters, flown from the ceiling and aimed throughout the arena. Four corner clusters contain three PD5322/64 loudspeakers each, while the other eight clusters each include one PD5322/64 and one PD5322/95. In addition, four PD5322/95 loudspeakers are used as floor fill.

“The best thing about the PD5000 Series loudspeakers is their pattern control and directivity,” Habedank noted. “A big box is required to achieve this level of control, but the PD boxes are not too big to the point of being distracting. They give us the performance we need, they provide high fidelity and high output but most importantly, the pattern control is terrific.”

Complementing the PD loudspeakers are 12 JBL ASB6128 subwoofers hung in four arrays of three subs each, while 14 JBL Control 25 loudspeakers provide under-balcony fill. “It’s a pretty big arena, but those subs can really shake this place,” Habedank said.

In addition, 13 JBL CBT70J-1 Constant Beamwidth Technology™ column speakers are used to fill the press box and upper suite areas. “The CBT’s worked perfectly, enabling us to achieve tremendous clarity and intelligibility in the upper areas of the arena by focusing the coverage into the narrow seating area,” Habedank pointed out. “They also have a pretty wide coverage pattern so we can space them out pretty far from each other.”

“The system at Mariucci Arena demonstrates the excellent pattern control of PD Series loudspeakers and their ability to create relatively small but powerful arrays,” said Brad Ricks, Senior Application Engineer, JBL Professional, who was instrumental in the system design.

“The JBL system rocks,” Habedank concluded. “They get as loud as we need them to be, and we could even drive them harder if we had to. There are not too many other loudspeakers we can trust in such a challenging acoustic environment.”

For more information on Parsons Electric, please visit www.parsonscorp.com

HARMAN (www.HARMAN.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets — supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson®. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,400 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported net sales of $4.4 billion for the twelve months ending June 30, 2012.

WORXAUDIO TECHNOLOGIES LOUDSPEAKER SYSTEMS DEPLOYED AT FIRST FWB CHURCH

**** Photo: First FWB Church’s sanctuary ****

Wilson, NC – February 2013… First FWB Church, a Free Will Baptist Church located in North Carolina’s Coastal Plain region, recently re-opened its sanctuary after experiencing extensive damage as a result of a lightning strike that set the sanctuary ablaze. The fire and subsequent water damage (to extinguish the fire) forced church management to make major repairs to the space, including the installation of a new audiovisual setup—with loudspeaker systems drawn from the TrueLine and WaveSeries catalogs of Greensboro, NC-based WorxAudio Technologies. more

HARMAN’s JBL Loudspeakers and Crown Amplifiers Team Up to Provide Slam-Dunk Sound for Indiana Hoosiers’ Assembly Hall

NORTHRIDGE, California — Indiana University’s Assembly Hall, a 17,000-seat indoor arena is the home to the Indiana Hoosiers—one of the most storied teams in college basketball. The arena, which opened in 1971, was recently retrofitted with a new audio system featuring HARMAN’s JBL loudspeakers and Crown amplifiers. Pensacola, Florida-based All Pro Sound in conjunction with Sweetwater, Inc. of Ft Wayne, IN., handled the installation in coordination with New York-based Acoustical Design and consulting firm SIA Acoustics.

“Before we were called in, Assembly Hall was still using its original sound system from 1971. The arena had a lot of existing acoustical treatment but the sound quality in the lower frequencies was unbalanced and made it difficult for the crowd to hear speech announcements clearly. Needless to say, we had to bring the system up to today’s standards for performance, coverage and intelligibility,” explained Sam Berkow, Principal at SIA Acoustics.

As an older facility, Assembly Hall’s unique architecture caused some challenges in the installation process. The logistical difficulties of mounting the speakers to cover the arena’s unusual steeply raked seating proved to be difficult. “Any big arena like this is going to present some acoustical issues, but Assembly Hall is unique in that most of the seating is on two very steep sides of the court and go up high, and there are also balconies that are even higher,” added John Fuqua, Vice President, All Pro Sound.

“Because of the seating layout, we had to fly the speakers at 80 feet above the floor. We installed a mix of JBL VERTEC® VT4888DP midsize powered line array elements, PD5322/95 full-range speakers and ASB6128 subwoofers specifically to provide the best coverage and performance to all the seating areas,” stated Fuqua.

The PD5322/95 loudspeakers and ASB6128 subs are powered by eight Crown Macro-Tech i Series MA9000i, six MA5000i and 10 CTs 1200 amplifiers. Five BSS BLU-160 digital signal processors are also part of the system.

For the main arrays All Pro Sound installed six hangs of nine VT4888DP line array elements each, spaced around the arena. The 10 PD5322/95 speakers are used for upper balcony fill and are flown from the existing catwalk system. The ASB6128 subwoofers are hung in four arrays of four boxes each, placed near the outer main arrays.

“Sam Berkow and the SIA Acoustics design team chose this combination of HARMAN equipment because the JBL speakers are the right match in size and coverage capability, especially considering the odd vertical layout of the seats at the sides, and the electronics complement the speakers perfectly to achieve the highest level of performance for the venue,” concluded Fuqua.

“For this system, the job was contracted, the equipment procured and the installation completed in just 19 days from the receipt of the notice to proceed. We coordinated with HARMAN representatives, All Pro Sound, retailer Sweetwater and the Indiana University staff to streamline the process and facilitate this quick turnaround. It was an impressive amount of work to be completed and be up and running within such a tight schedule,” added Berkow. “We are extremely happy with the results.”

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG, Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 20 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,400 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $4.4 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

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