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YAMAHA COMMERCIAL AUDIO NAMES TWO NEXO MANUFACTURER’S REPS

BUENA PARK, Calif.⎯As part of a planned expansion, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS) has added two additional manufacturer rep firms to spearhead sales of NEXO speaker products within North America.

ycas-marc-lopez_rob-joseph_ycas-paul-furtkamp.jpg R. Joseph Group, located in Columbus, Ohio, will be handling NEXO sales efforts in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia and Western Pennsylvania. “The speaker industry is in desperate need of a new leader,? states Rob Joseph, President of R. Joseph Group. “We firmly believe that NEXO is well positioned to assume this role with an unbeatable combination of high quality products, corporate stability, and dealer programs that directly address the challenges that most sound companies and systems integrators face today.?

Highway Marketing, based in Dallas, Texas, will be responsible for NEXO product sales in the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. “Highway Marketing is proud to represent a more

WORXAUDIO TECHNOLOGIES SELECTS PROVIDEO SOLUTIONS FOR SALES REPRESENTATION

pvs_hi.jpgGreensboro, NC – August 2009… WorxAudio Technologies, a leading manufacturer of loudspeaker systems for the pro touring and install markets, is pleased to announce it has selected ProVideo Solutions to represent the company’s sales efforts in the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Well known for its sales representation and strategic consulting capabilities within the professional audiovisual communities, ProVideo Solutions will be tasked with increasing WorxAudio Technologies’ presence throughout the critical south central US sales territories. more

Electronic Design Company Gives Minnetonka Arts Center a NEXO Facelift

BUENA PARK, Calif.⎯Minnetonka’s Arts Center on 7 has a new look and a new speaker system thanks to Electronic Design Company (EDC) of Shoreview, Minnesota. The Minnetonka, Minnesota Performing Arts Center is located on the grounds of the high school and is a joint operation between the City of Minnetonka and Minnetonka School District 276. minnetonka-arts-center-nexo-geo-s8.jpg

The site has recently gone through a complete facelift and extensive remodeling. EDC has been in business for over 50 years and installed sound systems for the Guthrie Theatre and Children’s Theatre in Minneapolis, to name a few. They were hired to install the audio equipment for the new Minnetonka theater, and specifically, the NEXO GEO S8 system in a LCR Sub configuration. The 680-seat proscenium theater, which houses several resident performance groups including the Minnetonka Community Theatre, the Music Association of Minnetonka, and the Minnetonka High more

Wisdom Audio Sage Series Electronics Gain Independent U.S. and International Certification

Wisdom Audio logoCARSON CITY, Nev., August 10, 2009 — Wisdom Audio (www.wisdomaudio.com), the leader in planar magnetic technologies, has gained product certification from TÜV SÜD America Inc. for its Sage Series line of electronics. This certification ensures that Sage Series products meet applicable electrical safety requirements in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.

“We already had a tremendous amount of confidence in our electronic designs, but we wanted to go one step beyond and have them certified by an independent lab in order to provide our customers the utmost confidence in our products that self-certification just can’t yield,? explained Mark Glazier, Wisdom Audio president. “We chose TÜV SÜD because of their history and standing in the international community. TÜV SÜD’s stringent testing procedures and parameters are what we desired in order to prove our products’ ability to meet and exceed domestic and international regulations, more

New Lower JBL PRX500 Pricing Sets Unprecedented Performance-to-Value-Ratio for Powered Loudspeakers

Delivering a new level of affordability coupled with unprecedented performance, JBL is now offering its standard-setting PRX500 Series portable PA loudspeakers at a lower price, making the PRX500 Series the most powerful and high-performance system at its price point.

“With the refinement of the PRX500 Series’ pricing structure, every musician, DJ, venue and audio/video provider can experience high-performance, self-powered speaker systems with a degree of simplicity unmatched by competitive systems,? said Simon Jones, Director of Marketing for Portable PA, JBL Professional.

The PRX500 draws from JBL’s 60 years experience of the world’s leading loudspeaker engineering and Crown’s 40 years experience of designing and producing unmatched amplifiers. The fusion of these two brands truly makes the PRX500 Series much more than the sum of its parts.

The PRX500 Series includes JBL Differential Drive® transducers and state-of-the-art Crown Class D amplifiers, delivering high power and performance at more

Electro-Voice sound SOARS at San Diego Zoo

cbc_sandiegozoo_01_.jpgThe San Diego Zoo recently partnered with Natural Encounters, Inc. (NEI) to present a unique bird-themed entertainment experience at the Zoo’s Hunte Amphitheater. SOAR: A Symphony in Flight is scheduled to run for 17 months, and required the Zoo and the SOAR’s producers to invest in permanent sound reinforcement for the show.

CBC Technical, Inc. (Murrieta, Calif.) worked closely with Buck Tallman and Dave Brown from EV reps Quantum Sales & Technology to design and install an extensive Electro-Voice sound system to provide high-resolution sound for the SOAR’s atmospheric soundscapes. Chris Batchelor, Sales Manager for CBC, comments:

“We’ve been supporting summer shows at the San Diego Zoo on a rental basis for the last few years with a system built around an Electro-Voice XLD compact line-array system. This year the producer of this new, permanent show asked me to put together a more

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California church upgrades with EV’s Phoenix loudspeakers

crosswordchurch_2009_001.jpgCrossword Christian Church in Riverside, Calif. recently upgraded its sound system on a massive scale, replacing the systems in its sanctuary, courtyard, and children’s wing with an assortment of Electro-Voice equipment from CBC Technical, Inc. (Murrieta, Calif.).

Crossword’s new sanctuary system comprises five Phoenix PX2152 boxes in a flown left-center-right configuration (including a central cluster of three) with two Phoenix PX2181 subs on the ground at stage left and right, with Dynacord VL262s compact double-six-inch, two-way loudspeakers as delays. The system is powered by EV’s CP4000S amplifiers. Chris Batchelor, Sales Manager for CBC, comments:

“This is a Gospel church, and the system they had in there could not keep up with the volume they required. We came to the conclusion that Phoenix was the best option to get the SPL that the church was looking for, with dual drivers more

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Electro-Voice sound for Indiana University of Pennsylvania

iupui_july09_001.jpgGeorge P. Miller Stadium, home of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) (Indiana, Pa.) Crimson Hawks, recently received an upgrade to its sound system with Electro-Voice Sx series loudspeakers provided by Edward Simon & Co (Pittsburgh, Pa.) and installed by Doug Varner Sound Company.

Edward Simon & Co., commercial AV systems specialists for nearly 35 years, has performed more than 700 design/installations at stadiums, arenas, shopping malls, and TV studios, resulting in a résumé that reads like a who’s-who of some of the United States’ most recognizable venues, including Jacobs Field, Verizon Center, Mellon Arena, Nationwide Arena, Heinz Field, and Gund Arena. Though relatively small in comparison, the new EV sound system at 6,500-seat George P. Miller Stadium demonstrates that precise audio coverage and intelligibility can be scaled to installations of all shapes and sizes, given the right equipment. Ed Simon, owner of Edward more

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All-Pro Freight Stadium opens with Electro-Voice audio

apf-stadium_2009_002.jpgThe Lake Erie Crushers, the newest Frontier League expansion baseball team, played their first game at their new ballpark in Avon, Ohio on June 1. The Crushers won 5-2 against the Windy City Thunderbolts, but the real story was All-Pro Freight Stadium, the Crushers’ brand-new, state-of-the-art facility fitted with equipment from Electro-Voice.

All-Pro Freight Stadium is owned by the City of Avon and, in addition to providing a home for the Crushers, will serve as a venue for a variety of high school and amateur baseball tournaments, large concerts, and other outdoor events. The stadium has enough seating in bleachers and box seats for more than 7,600 spectators, and features 11 private suites, a terrace with four-person tables, outfield berm seating, and picnic and patio areas for group outings. Jim Rivard of Paladin Sound comments:

“We were approached by Osborn Engineering to do more

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Rainbow, electro-acoustical prediction software from VMB

Cardioid designValencia, Spain, August 2009 – VMB is pleased to announce the availability of Rainbow, its electro-acoustical prediction software for the company’s speaker systems, boasting horizontal as well as vertical modelling.

Windows-based, Rainbow allows simulation of complete systems, such as a main large format array complemented by a smaller delayed array and front-fills. Thus, its library of loudspeaker systems includes, not only the company’s self-powered line array modules with built-in inclinometer (LX-V8 and LX-F6 with accordion-folded ribbon HF driver), but also models from its PHASE or ADP lines.

Jesús Fuentes, National Sales Director, comments: “Customers need to model a complete system. Generic software is OK if only a single array is used. In practice, however, fill systems are usually required. One must also examine what’s happening in the horizontal plane, not just vertically. So the only way to provide a more

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