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The following information is courtesy of the 2008 CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Designers’ Choice Awards. For more information on how to become a member of CEDIA, or information on its awards program please visit www.cedia.org or call (800) 669-5329.

2008 CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Awards Entry: Best Integrated Home, Level I: $67,500 – $120,000

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Date design began: 11-07-06
Date installation was completed: 11-31-07

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1. Please provide a short four to six sentence synopsis describing the project goals, special features, or nuances.

The client’s goal was to downsize and simplify their living spaces but since this is one of their vacation homes it had to be entertaining and simple. more

Gerber Acoustics Calls NEXO GEO S1210 ‘the Best in Engineering Excellence, Sound, Value, and Ease of Rigging’

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BUENA PARK, Calif.⎯Gerber Acoustics of Lake Worth, Florida recently supplied 24 NEXO GEO S1210 speakers to Primerica Financial Services for a six-week corporate presentation tour. Primerica, who markets first-rate financial products and provides middle-income families with affordable term life insurance options, serves over 6 million clients in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and Spain.

Production director for the tour, Joe Farell of Switch Liberate Your Brand said the purpose of the tour was informational: communicating the state of the business, latest product developments, and motivational⎯recognizing and rewarding the accomplishments of leaders from within the company’s sales force. The audience for the corporate tour was Primerica’s nationwide sales force of over 100,000 strong.

Chas Gerber, owner of Gerber Acoustics, said that since the audience sizes kept expanding, they were forced to sub rent stacks and racks from local sources throughout the more

SOUND IS BETTER THE SECOND TIME AROUND

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Cincinnati, OH – September 2009… While it’s not uncommon to re-vitalize a sound reinforcement system that has become outdated or is under capacity due to a growing congregation’s size, it becomes a hard-learned lesson in the importance of choosing the “right tool for the job? when the system in question needs to be replaced because the equipment and the installation weren’t handled properly. Such was the case at Cincinnati’s Inspirational Baptist Church. After completing their new sanctuary in February 2009, church officials found themselves at the mercy of a sound system that impeded their services. Determined to rectify the situation, the church determined the only solution was to start over. Their new sound system—a TrueLine line array setup from Greensboro, NC-based WorxAudio Technologies—is exactly what they hoped for. more

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JBL MSC1 Monitor System Controller With RMC™ Debuts At PLASA 2009

At PLASA 2009, JBL Professional is introducing the MSC1 Monitor System Controller, a remarkable new product that integrates monitor system control and tune-ability at a most accessible price point. The MSC1 Monitor System Controller includes features found in large mixing consoles to control essential monitoring functions from the mix position. Since the acoustic issues in the room can compromise the quality of the mix, the MSC1 includes JBL’s highly acclaimed RMC™ Room Mode Correction Technology that tunes the monitor system to over come low frequency problems in any room. The affordable MSC1 works with any speaker system, and is the perfect add-on to JBL’s new LSR2300 Series studio monitors.

The MSC1 provides the ability to monitor up to three 2-channel input sources, such as a mixing console, computer workstation, and personal music player while controlling the volume of the monitor system and connected headphones. The MSC allows connection of more

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New Subcompact System Extends JBL Professional’s Industry-Leading VERTEC® Line Array Series

The VT4886 passive line array element and VT4883 cardioid-arrayable subwoofer are specifically designed for standalone use or integration with other existing VERTEC models.

LONDON, England – Delivering a very high degree of output and predictable coverage capabilities in an extremely compact package, JBL Professional is introducing the smallest system enclosures in the VERTEC® product family, the VT4886 passive 3-way high-directivity line array element and its companion VT4883 cardioid-arrayable subwoofer. Incorporating innovative acoustical technologies and purpose-built transducers, they are specifically designed for standalone use or in conjunction with other existing VERTEC models.

A Variety of Applications

Designed to be one of the most versatile tools in a portable sound rental company’s inventory, the new VT4886 and VT4883 subcompact models are suitable for use in a broad range of suspended-array, ground-based and fill speaker applications, with a comprehensive range of array and suspension accessories planned for the new system. more

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JBL Professional Offers Unique Combination of High Design, 70V/100V Transformer And Weather Resistance In Control® CRV Loudspeaker

Providing remarkable versatility for a broad scope of applications, JBL Professional is showcasing the Control® CRV loudspeaker at PLASA 2009. The Control CRV offers numerous mounting options and a wide range of configurations, providing an endless variety of solutions in terms of coverage, appearance and mounting.

Immediately noticeable is the Control CRV’s unique, contemporary, quarter-round design that makes a modern design statement, adding to any venue’s visual aesthetics in either a wall-mounted or corner-mounted configuration. In addition, this sleek appearance serves a notable functional purpose, as the Control CRV is combinable into half-round, three-quarter-round or a full, 360-degree round arc cluster that is suspendable from the ceiling via a fan pole assembly. A single Control CRV mounted at a wall-wall or wall-ceiling junction physically curves across the junction, acoustically coupling with the adjacent surfaces, widening the sound field, and producing an increased sense of sonic spaciousness.

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JBL Professional Breaks New Ground With CBT Series Line Array Columns

Constant Beamwidth Technology™ CBT Series resets the standards for directivity and versatility in passive column loudspeakers.

LONDON, England – At PLASA 2009, JBL Professional’s CBT Series passive line array columns are making their European debut, offering unprecedented levels of directivity control, sonic fidelity and affordability. The CBT Series features JBL’s patent-pending Constant Beamwidth Technology™ circuitry, a breakthrough in pattern control that provides remarkably consistent constant directivity coverage and superb audio clarity, even in difficult acoustical environments.

“With the CBT Series, JBL is improving upon a number of challenges customers have typically faced with traditional passive columns, such as uneven coverage of the listening area, inconsistent beamwidth by frequency, out-of-coverage lobes that contribute to a destructive reverberant field, and frequency response that varies with distance,? said Rick Kamlet, Senior Director, Commercial Installed Sound, JBL Professional. “All these factors result in the listening area being covered inconsistently and every more

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JBL Professional Launches Nine New AE Series 2-Way Full-Range Permanent Installation Loudspeaker Models

Providing unprecedented versatility for sound integrators, JBL Professional is adding nine 2-way full-range loudspeaker models to its revolutionary AE (Application Engineered) Series: the AM5212/64, AM5212/66, AM5212/95, AN5212/00, AM5212/26, AM5215/64, AM5215/66, AM5215/95 and AM5215/26. The nine new models, including two new horn coverage patterns, bring the total model count in the AE Series to 50. All AE Series loudspeakers are designed specifically for fixed installation sound reinforcement applications.

These nine new medium-power, lightweight models include five 12-inch, 2-way full-range systems and four 15-inch, 2-way full-range systems. All nine models utilize JBL’s patented Differential Drive® dual voice coil and dual gap, neodymium magnet, low-frequency drivers and the 2408H-1 high-frequency 38mm (1.5 in) exit, 38mm (1.5 in) voice-coil compression driver. The large-format Progressive Transition™ waveguides provide excellent coverage control and are rotatable, so the loudspeaker system can be used in either a vertical or horizontal orientation. All nine models utilize a more

President Obama Heard Loud And Clear With L-ACOUSTICS

obama_navistar_2.jpgWAKARUSA, Indiana – September 2009 — When it comes to intelligibility requirements, very few, if any, productions are likely more demanding than providing a PA system for the White House Communications Agency. With that in mind, when US President Barack Obama recently spoke to a crowd of employees, political dignitaries and members of the press at the Navistar/Monaco Coach plant in Wakarusa, IN, Cincinnati-based production company Loud & Clear chose to deploy a small yet highly effective L-ACOUSTICS loudspeaker system. more

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JBL Launches 90-Day “Ear Candy Giveaway? Promo

Today, JBL Professional is launching its 90-day “Ear Candy Giveaway? promotion, offering free sets of AKG Acoustics professional headphones with purchases of JBL LSR2300 Series studio monitors.

As part of the “Ear Candy Giveaway,? customers who purchase a pair of LSR2325P biamplified studio monitors will receive a set of AKG K99 professional headphones free (an $89.00 US value). Additionally, customers who purchase a pair of LSR2328P biamplified studio monitors will receive a set of AKG K240 Studio headphones free (a $165.00 US value).

These offers are available to United States residents who purchase LSR2300 Series studio monitors from US dealers between September 1 and November 30, 2009. Customers can download a redemption coupon and terms of the offer at www.jblpro.com/LSR

With exceptional performance, good looks and most affordable prices, the LSR2300 Series studio monitors are being enthusiastically welcomed by recording customers. Just as professionals more

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