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Leon Speakers Unleashes the Beast With New OS (Over-Sized) Soundbar Speakers

Extension to Popular Horizon Series Matches Width of Large Flat Panel Displays Up to 120 Inches

ANN ARBOR, Mich. ― Feb. 3, 2009 ― Leon Speakers Inc., a manufacturer of custom-built, on-wall loudspeakers for flat-panel displays, today announced that it has extended its popular Leon Horizon Series with the new OS (over-sized) soundbar speakers. Custom-built to match the exact width of the largest flat panel displays, including the LG Philips 100-inch LCD, Panasonic 103-inch Plasma, Hitachi 103-inch Plasma, Samsung 102-inch Plasma, Sharp 108-inch LCD, and other large format projection screens, the Leon OS speakers are available in a variety of configurations and several audiophile-grade driver options. more

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SUPER BOWL: SUPER YAMAHA AND NEXO SET UPS

kristina-super-bowl_324.jpgBUENA PARK, Calif.─February marks three notable TV broadcasts watched around the globe: Super Bowl XLIII won by the Pittsburgh Steelers who defeated the Arizona Cardinals held Sunday, February 1 at the home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Raymond James Stadium, in Tampa, Florida (NBC); the 51st Annual GRAMMY® Awards (CBS) on February 8 at the Staple Center in Los Angeles; and the 81st Academy Awards at the Kodak Theater on Sunday, February 22 (ABC). ATK Audiotek (Valencia, Ca.) will once again spearhead audio production for all three extravaganzas. ATK has been supplying audio production services for the Super Bowl since 1998 and for XLIII, they have chosen two Yamaha PM5Ds for audio coverage at the stadium. Faith Hill performed at the Pre-Game Show and Jennifer Hudson sang the National Anthem. more

QSC INTRODUCES ILA v2

ILAv2_6+2_SubsBehindComplete, turnkey line array system offers high performance, ease of deployment, and affordability

COSTA MESA, CA, January 15, 2009—QSC has introduced its new ILA (Installation Line Array) v2 System. Representing the second generation design of the lightweight, compact line array, ILA v2 comes to end-users as a turnkey package including dedicated full-range and subwoofer loudspeaker components, processing, amplification, and suspension accessories. Ideally suited for nightclubs, ballrooms, performing arts facilities, houses of worship, or any other venue seeking premium sound and professional quality, ILA v2 is as accessible as it is affordable, asking little in terms of setup and deployment. more

SIXTH ANNUAL GUITAR GEEK FESTIVAL SHREDS NAMM

Geek FestQSC founder Pat Quilter takes the stage with HPR house system and Rickenbacker Bakelite Band
ANAHEIM, CA, January 17, 2009–The Anaheim Plaza Hotel Ballroom served as mecca for guitar enthusiasts everywhere during this year’s NAMM, as Deke Dickerson hosted the sixth annual Guitar Geek Festival. A yearly destination for some of the world’s most extraordinary players, little-known legends, and a hardcore lot of other pick-grinders in possession of some of the weirdest instruments ever made, the event featured Buddy Holly’s original Crickets, a special set by Dickerson himself demonstrating the lost art of “Gilligan” go-go guitar, and the Rickenbacker Bakelite Band, which performed using vintage Rickenbacker bakelite instruments from the ’30s and ’40s, and featured QSC founder Pat Quilter on his bakelite lap steel. more

BABIES SOOTHED BY DANLEY SOUND AT PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF MEMPHIS

memphispentacostal.JPGMEMPHIS, TENNESSEE – JANUARY 2009: The Pentecostal Church of Memphis was in a quandary. Its members had outgrown the 1,000-seat building that had been the church’s home for the past fifteen years and new land a few miles away was already in its possession. Everyone was excited to break ground for a new building, but there was one snag: the same economic forces that have made selling a home so difficult have also cast a pall over the church market. Without a buyer, the church was stuck in its current location. more

Meeting Services Brings State-Of-The-Art Sound To Historic Levitt Shell With New JBL VERTEC® Line Array System

Demonstrating the ease of installation and sonic accuracy of JBL VERTEC® line arrays, Meeting Services Inc. of San Diego, CA recently installed a new audio system for the renovated Levitt Shell at Overton Park in Memphis, TN. Since its dedication in 1936, The Levitt Shell has entertained Memphians with a variety of performers, including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and the Grateful Dead. The Shell re-opened in the fall of 2008, once again offering free outdoor concerts, with upgraded audio, video and lighting systems. more

Peavey Updates Popular PR™ Series Powered Loudspeakers With Lightweight, Class-D Power

Peavey PR 15DPeavey has updated the best-selling PR Series powered loudspeakers with its new class D amplifier topology for even lighter weight on the new PR 15D and PR 12D models.

The Peavey PR 15D and PR 12D are two-way powered loudspeaker systems engineered with a bi-amplified class D power section that drives a 12″ woofer with a robust 150 watts continuous and a 1.4″ titanium-diaphragm RX™14 compression driver with another 50 watts continuous. This high-speed amp topology yields the highest audio resolution and efficiency available, and has helped the PR Series shed 20% more weight than previous models, down to a mere 37 lbs. for the PR 15P and 28 lbs. for the PR 12P. more

Harman Professional Showcases Brilliant Audio Quality At The SBS ISU Senior and Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final

In another example of Harman Professional technologies being deployed at world leading sporting events, integrator Sovico, a Korean distributor, designed a Harman sound system at the 2008-2009 SBS ISU Senior and Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Finals held at Ice Arena in Goyang City, Republic of Korea, from December 11 to 14. Goyang Ice Arena opened with international and state-of-the-art facilities at the Goyang SPART Comlex & Park in October 2005. Sovico provided the design set-up for the rink’s Harman Professional audio system. A total of 84 skaters represented 12 International Skating Union (ISU) members during the course of the four-day event; all looking for the opportunity to win medals and prize money in either of the disciplines that are rewarded; men’s singles, ladies’ singles, pair skating, and ice dancing. more

Protech Integration Help Create New Spectacular at the Tower of David Museum

Tower of David Museum Night ShowTower of David, the Museum of the history of Jerusalem in Israel, launched a new spectacular night show. Protech Integration was the leading integrator, in-charge of all technical aspects including: project management, system design, installation and ongoing maintenance.

The Tower of David, considered as a central cultural institution in Israel, is located in the magnificently restored citadel in the heart of Jerusalem. more

New at Winter NAMM 2009: Electro-Voice Tour X

tx1152fmgr.jpgElectro-Voice has been building the world’s most trusted touring sound systems since the industry began. Tour X condenses every ounce of EV’s tour-proven engineering expertise into a complete line of multi-purpose loudspeakers designed to deliver the ultimate audio experience for portable or installed applications.

Comprised of the TX1122 (12? two-way), TX1152 (15? two-way), TX1181 (18? sub), TX2152 (dual 15? two-way), TX2181 (dual 18? sub), TX1122FM (12? dedicated monitor) and TX1152FM (15? dedicated monitor), each model in the Tour X line seamlessly balances aesthetic form and road-ready functionality. more

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