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Wassmann Audio Video And JBL Loudspeakers Blend Audio With Excitement At Multiple Six Flags Theme Parks Across The U.S.

Demonstrating the unmatched performance and ease of installation of JBL Control® Contractor loudspeakers and VRX line arrays, Wassmann Audio Video has installed sound systems in 10 Six Flags theme parks across the country. While each location poses its own acoustical challenges, JBL Control 29AV surface-mount loudspeakers and VRX932LA compact line array loudspeakers are prevalent in each park. more

AVI-SPL And JBL Professional VLA Line Arrays Blaze Audio Trails At The Rose Garden

Demonstrating the ease of installation and even dispersion of JBL VLA line arrays, leading audio video products and services provider AVI-SPL oversaw the redesign of the audio system at the Rose Garden, home of the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers. The new system features six line array clusters of VLA loudspeakers.

The redesign of the audio system at the Rose Garden was a part of a major capital improvements project that included a new video scoreboard, powered by a state-of-the-art HD control room. The improvements also included a facelift of the Rose Garden’s main concourses, restaurants, party suites, as well as upgraded LED stats boards and auxiliary scoreboards. more

JBL VERTEC® Line Arrays Define International Standards At Miss Universe 2008 Pageant in Vietnam

Bi-coastal team of audio specialists with gear from Firehouse Productions and ATK/Audiotek enable live audio support for global broadcast.

The global adoption of JBL VERTEC® line arrays continues to grow with an international flavor as demonstrated by the specification and use of a full-scale VERTEC system for the 57th Miss Universe 2008 pageant. The event took place at the Crown Convention Centre, located at the scenic Diamond Bay Resort on the coast near Nha Trang City, Vietnam. Dayana Mendoza, Miss Venezuela, was crowned Miss Universe 2008 from a field of 80 hopeful contestants. The pageant was broadcast live by NBC in English and Telemundo in Spanish to more than one billion viewers in over 180 nations.

An all-star audio crew from the USA, including A-1 (lead engineer) New York-based Tom Holmes, Los Angeles-based digital console specialist Andrew “Fletch? Fletcher and Firehouse Productions’ system engineer Mark Dittmar, spearheaded the sound system setup, optimization and operation. Staged in a 7,500-seat performance space, the audio system needed to provide precision coverage with sufficient power to be heard throughout the venue, with adequate clarity to meet live broadcast standards. To achieve these goals, the professional audio team turned to VERTEC for the system’s loudspeaker components. more

MONITOR ENGINEER ‘AL-Tee’ FINDS YAMAHA PM5D ‘KOOL’

al-tee-williams-monitor-engineer-pm5d-kool-the-ganglow-res.jpgBUENA PARK, Calif.─ Kool & The Gang’s story starts in the Jersey City, N.J. projects. They were teenagers, studying Miles Davis albums and James Brown singles while jamming in basements. In 1969 they made their first record. Still teenagers, and full of confidence, they named that first record after themselves. Their confidence and creativity produced a string of loose-but-tight, ‘fun’ records, culminating in the Pop Chart smash Jungle Boogie. Kool & The Gang didn’t need a singer then, their horns were the lead voice and the fans chanted along. Their songs were featured in films like Rocky and Saturday Night Fever. more

Wisdom Audio Launches In-Wall/In-Ceiling Subwoofer for the Award-Nominated High-End Sage Series Audio System Line at 2008 CEDIA Expo

CARSON CITY, Nev., August 18, 2008 — Wisdom Audio (www.wisdomaudio.com), the leader in planar magnetic technologies, is proud to announce that it will launch the new S90i in-wall/in-ceiling Sage Series subwoofer at the 2008 CEDIA Expo, held in Denver from Sept. 4-7 at the Colorado Convention Center, booth SR-16. The dynamic, highly efficient, custom installer friendly S90i provides reference quality, category-leading bass performance in conjunction with the new award-nominated Sage Series line of speakers and electronics.

“We are delighted with the class-leading performance of the Sage S90i subwoofer,? said Mark Glazier, Wisdom Audio president. “It transcends the previous limitations of in-wall subwoofer designs and ideally complements our Sage Series planar magnetic loudspeaker systems. Finally, there is a high-end subwoofer solution for customers who desire fully-integrated speaker systems with no-compromise performance.? more

L-ACOUSTICS Launches K1/KUDO Pilot Program

k1_preview.jpgOXNARD, California – August 2008 – L-ACOUSTICS is pleased to announce the launch of the K1/KUDO™ Pilot Program. This announcement follows the recent publication of an interview with Christian Heil and Stéphane Ecalle at Prolight 2008 in which L-ACOUSTICS unveiled the V-DOSC® sequel and the future creation of a global DOSC Network.

The K1/KUDO Pilot Program will be proposed primarily to existing members of the DOSC Network–primarily V-DOSC and KUDO owners with an interest in advanced field proofing of the new K1/KUDO/LA8 system architecture for stadium and arena applications. more

Sirius Integrators Provide Crown Audio’s I-Tech Amplifiers For Bruce Springsteen European Tour

Taking advantage of the power and flexibility of Crown’s I-Tech Series amplifiers, Sirius Showequipment AG of Niederdorfelden, Germany provided Audio Analysts with over 100 of Crown’s I-Tech amplifiers for use on the Bruce Springsteen tour throughout Europe. The European leg of the 23-stop tour began with three shows in Dublin, Ireland on May 22nd, 23rd and 24th followed by four shows throughout the U.K. The tour continued in Dusseldorf and Hamburg, Germany with a single appearance in Amsterdam in between on June 18th. Antwerp, Belgium; Milan, Italy; Paris, France and Copenhagen, Denmark were all treated to single-night appearances of “The Boss.? The tour continued to Oslo, Norway and Helsinki, Finland before concluding with four nights in three locations in Spain: San Sebastian, Madrid and Barcelona. The tour then returned to the U.S with a 3-night stint in Springsteen’s home state of New Jersey at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford. more

Harman Audio Products Finish On Top At 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony

JBL VERTEC® speakers, Crown I-Tech amplifiers and Soundcraft Vi6 Digital Consoles specified for spectacular event sound system design.

In one of the most-watched global media events of the year,the 2008 Summer Olympics opening ceremony in Beijing was held on Friday, August 8 at the newly-constructed Beijing National Stadium (known informally as “The Bird’s Nest?). The Opening Ceremony marked the beginning of the 29th Olympic Summer Games. While the Stadium normally has a capacity of 80,000, an additional 11,000 temporary seats helped accommodate the 91,000 spectators at the ceremony, which lasted nearly four hours, and included four segments: the opening address, artistic performances, entrance of the competing athletes, and lighting of the primary Olympic torch flame inside the stadium. more

SoundSense Solves In-Wall and In-Ceiling Speaker Noise Problems With NoiseOut™ Acoustic Speaker Back

SoundSense NoiseOut Acoustic Speaker BackSoundSense Solves In-Wall and In-Ceiling Speaker Noise Problems With NoiseOut™ Acoustic Speaker Back
While Enhancing Installed Speakers Performance

Denver, CO (CEDIA EXPO) August 17, 2008 – SoundSense will feature and demonstrate its patent-pending new NoiseOut Acoustic Speaker Back in booth #453 at the CEDIA Expo 2008. These while virtually eliminating noise problems in adjacent environments. Designed with the installer in mind, the NoiseOut Acoustic Speaker Back comes as a single unit, completely constructed and ready for installation. Due to the flexibility of the material, the speaker backs can easily be used in both new construction and retrofit applications. NoiseOut Acoustic Speaker Backs are available in two standard sizes, addressing both ceiling and wall applications. Custom enclosures can also be ordered to fit any speaker size. more

SUNSET THURSDAYS SOOTHE MANHATTAN

DJ Ray Velasquez-Sunset ThursdaysFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

QSC spreads tranquil tunes over the Hudson River

NEW YORK, NY—The brainchild of Ryan Bozsan, Sunset Thursdays is a series of summer gatherings held on the patio at P.D. O’Hurley’s, a bar and grill overlooking the Hudson River from Pier 84 at West 44th Street and 12th Avenue. A sundown celebration featuring soothing sounds designed to help bring the week to a close on a more serene note, the events enlist the talents of DJs who spread their aural ambience over the crowd using a sound system featuring 10 of QSC’s powered HPR122i loudspeakers. more

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