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Recher Theatre Fills Void in Baltimore Music Scene With NEXO Alpha System, Yamaha Consoles and Amps

nexo-alpha-series-and-yamaha-m7cl-recher-theater.jpgBaltimore, Md.⎯ Recher Theatre located in Towson, Maryland opened in 1929 as a movie theater and today is one of the few live venues of its kind serving the rock population of Baltimore. In 1959, the Recher family purchased what was known as The Towson Theatre and continued its operation as a single screen movie theater until it closed in 1992. In 1996, the three Recher brothers, Brian, Steve and Scott, re-opened the building as Rec-Room Billiards. With its incredible acoustics and tapered design, it wasn’t long before the inevitable was observed: a natural venue for live music. more

VMP Announces “Forever Warranty? for Entire Product Line

Video Mount Products (VMP)STEVENSVILLE, Md., March 26, 2009 — Video Mount Products (videomount.com), a leading provider of mounting solutions for the residential, commercial, CI, pro, and security audio/video markets, is proud to announce it now offers a “Forever Warranty? for its entire product line.

“The ‘lifetime’ warranties offered by many mount accessory manufacturers have become convoluted,? explained Keith Fulmer, president of Video Mount Products. “What exactly does ‘lifetime’ mean? Each manufacturer may have a different definition. The life of the product it is mounting? The owner’s life? Putting a lifespan, such as 10 years, on their accessory, and after that period of time it is no longer under warranty? Quite simply, we have so much confidence in each and every one of VMP’ products, we have warrantied the entire line beyond anyone’s or anything’s ‘lifetime’…and we are not putting a lifespan on any one of our products.? more

GERMAN CHURCH CELEBRATES 100th BIRTHDAY WITH OMNILINE

christs-church-1.jpgChrist’s Church, in the German town of Velbert, North Rhine Westphalia, recently celebrated the 100th anniversary of the laying of the foundation stone.

To celebrate this historic occasion, the church decided to invest in a thoroughly modern sound system—based on the first Martin Audio OmniLine system to be installed in a German church, powered exclusively by Crest Audio amplification with processing via an Architectural Acoustics Digitool MX programmable digital processor. more

Audio Company Exorcises Floor Exercise Demons

Question: What do a gymnastics meet, a youth fitness center, and a multi-ring circus have in common?

Answer: All three feature non-stop action going on all over the place at the same time.

While that can be visually exciting, it can also be highly disconcerting, especially when music is a key ingredient in one area, but a distraction in others. Additionally, each of these three events generally takes place in view of a large number of people, making some type of a PA system a must.

Until recently, Studio West Gymnastics in Torrance, CA was confronted with two such predicaments. more

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Iceland’s National Soccer Stadium Installs Upgraded P.A. System with EAW Loudspeakers

Whitinsville, MA, USA – March 25, 2009 – Near the heart of Reykjavik, Iceland, stands Laugardalsvöllur, the National Soccer Stadium. It recently received a major upgrade, with complete renovations to the main seating area and the construction of new office facilities. The stadium now accommodates 15,000 people. Subsequently, the Football Association of Iceland requested an offer for a complete P.A. sound system for the stadium’s west side with the option of later expansion for the remaining areas. To complete this upgrade, the Football Association of Iceland hired local pro audio and lighting firm EB Kerfi ehf, and immediately plans were under way for the design of a full sound system for the entire stadium, which was to include loudspeakers from EAW, a world leader in audio system solutions. more

Yamaha Commercial Audio Holds Digital SR Class/NEXO Demos in Nashville

BUENA PARK, Calif.⎯The Yamaha Commercial Audio Training Seminars (YCATS) group will hold its two-day Digital Sound Reinforcement (DSR) 101 class on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 5 and 6 in Nashville. Sponsored in part by Shure Microphones, the class provides complete audio system design and networking solutions and will focus on set up techniques ranging from microphones to large-scale speakers. Topics include: gain construction, attenuator settings, and SPL estimation. more

massAV Chooses the New EAW JFL210 Compact Line Array Loudspeaker

-Eight of the versatile compact JFL210 enclosures give leading New England audio/video/lighting/staging services provider a scalable solution for a range of applications-

Whitinsville, MA, USA – March 24, 2009 – Boston area-based massAV knows corporate A/V, lighting and staging, with a client list that includes events for Chevrolet, the New England Patriots, presidential candidate Senator John McCain and the Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange (MITX). In business since 1975, massAV stays on the cutting edge of event technology, so it was not surprising to find Steve Shepard, massAV’s Chief Engineer, attending SMAART training at EAW’s headquarters in Whitinsville, Massachusetts, late last year. During a break in the seminar, he noticed music wafting in from down the hallway and he followed his ears to the source: EAW’s famous “The Pit? product testing lab, where the EAW engineering team was tuning a brand new loudspeaker enclosure. It was Shepard’s first encounter with EAW’s recently introduced JFL210 Compact Line Array Loudspeaker, and it was love at first listen. more

Peavey Introduces Compact, Professional Euro™ Series Loudspeaker Enclosures

Peavey Euro SeriesPEAVEY INT’L. HEADQUARTERS — Peavey proudly introduces the Euro Series™ loudspeaker enclosures, a line of high-grade, portable professional loudspeakers that specialize in high performance, light weight and high power handling in a compact enclosure.

The Peavey Euro Series marks the debut of an exclusive Peavey-engineered loudspeaker that utilizes a dual voice coil and neodymium magnet design. The two-way, full-range Euro 115 and Euro 112 enclosures utilize this new loudspeaker — in 15? and 12? formats, respectively — in conjunction with the Peavey RX™22 titanium compression driver. Patented asymmetrical Quadratic Throat Waveguide™ technology eliminates distortions commonly caused by drivers pushing high sound pressure levels to deliver pristine, precise sound reproduction. more

Pantel Launches Outdoor Weatherproof Speaker Line

Pantel’s new line of outdoor, weatherproof speakersGARDEN GROVE, Calif., March 20, 2009 — Pantel (www.panteltv.com), the worldwide leader in outdoor weatherproof TV solutions, is proud to announce that it has launched its new line of outdoor, weatherproof speakers. The two-way, 100 Watt, two model line, available in black or white, is scheduled to ship in April.

“As Pantel is already the leader in outdoor weatherproof TVs, we wanted to offer a line of outdoor weatherproof speakers to enhance the complete outdoor experience,? explained Joe Pantel, Chief Executive Officer of Pantel Corp. “Pantel’s outdoor weatherproof speakers have been designed for such uses as bringing indoor music outdoors, or enhancing the outdoor home theater experience, such as incorporating them with Pantel’s outdoor weatherproof TVs. Beyond outdoor use in backyards, patios, and commercial settings, our new speakers can also be utilized indoors, such as in saunas, bathrooms, hot tub rooms, and more.? more

L-ACOUSTICS US Announces New Hires

L-ACOUSTICS_US_hires.jpgPaul Tillman, Dave Weidenhoffer, Jan Nguyen and Annette Bilous join Oxnard-based team

OXNARD, California — L-ACOUSTICS is underscoring its continuing growth by announcing the addition of several new employees to its US distribution team. Official word of the appointments comes from Paul Freudenberg, L-ACOUSTICS vice president of sales and marketing, to whom all of the new hires report. more

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