GLENDALE, California – November 2007 — Built in 1925, the historic Alex Theater is a landmark on Glendale’s Brand Boulevard, with its magnificent 100-foot-tall Art Deco neon column topped by a glowing starburst towering above the street. The Alex’s interior design is a marvel as well — its ‘atmospherium’ auditorium with open-air illusion and Greek and Egyptian motifs creates a unique ancient garden-like environment. Several restorations over the years have kept up the interior and exterior decor of the Alex, which is now a performing arts center. The latest addition to the theater is an L-ACOUSTICS KUDO™ line source array system, installed in July to optimize the venue for musical performances. more
Archive of the Loudspeakers Category
To promote their second album ‘Our Earthly Pleasures‘, Tyneside-based indie rockers Maximo Park have been touring tirelessly throughout 2007, taking in dates in the USA, Canada, Australia, Japan, summer festivals and two separate treks around both the UK and Europe, all of which will climax in a triumphal homecoming gig at Newcastle‘s Metro Radio Arena on 15th December. more
San Clemente, CA–November 2007–Sonance (www.sonance.com), the leading provider of high performance audio design solutions has joined forces with Italian speaker manufacturer NACSound to handle sales and distribution of the brand, under the label NACSound for Sonance, through Sonance dealers in the U.S. and Canada. more
For Listener Giveaway, Leon Provides One-of-a-Kind Pair of Custom-Built Acoustic Café Speakers
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Nov. 8, 2007 — Leon Speakers Inc., a manufacturer of custom-built, on-wall loudspeakers for flat-panel displays, today announced its partnership with Acoustic Café, a nationally syndicated radio program featuring acoustic music and live interviews with songwriters around the world. As the official sponsor of Acoustic Café‘s online media player, Leon has been giving away Timbre 114 exotic hardwood bookshelf speakers each month since July. The media player promotion will culminate in a grand prize giveaway in December 2007. more
PUR‘S SYMPHONIC ROCK PERFORMED IN GERMANY‘S LARGEST VENUE WITH SIRIUS SHOWEQUIPMENT AG AND JBL VERTECÂ® LINE ARRAYS
NORTHRIDGE, CALIFORNIA, November 6, 2007 — Reinforcing the tour-proven performance, lightweight system design and efficient suspension hardware of JBL Professional VERTECÂ® line arrays, tour rental sound company Sirius Showequipment AG recently provided audio services for a sold-out concert featuring Germany‘s most popular band Pur with a supporting symphony orchestra on twin stages in the round at the Veltins Arena. The event, held on September 8, 2007, drew a crowd of approximately 65,000 people. more
With up to 1.2 million people crowding into the historic German city of Essen for the Love Parade in late August, the audio requirements for the event were huge. The centrepiece of Love Parade is a procession of floats, all with extremely loud PA systems pumping out the latest dance music. But, in addition, many associated parties also take place during the festivities, meaning that quality loudspeakers are at a premium throughout Europe while Love Parade takes place. more
Many facilities use remote office space or meeting rooms for daily activities, but are unable to take advantage of audio services due to audio cable being difficult to install. The R1600 FM remote speaker helps to solve this problem. The speaker will pick up the broadcast of an audio service wirelessly from any Williams Sound transmitter operating on 72-76 MHz. No unsightly audio cables to run; no complicated installation. The speaker simply plugs into an available AC outlet and the volume of the audio program can be adjusted to a comfortable listening level. The speaker is ideal for an office, nursery, cry room, rehearsal room, or any remote location where the participants need to listen or monitor the audio service. more
Two new in-ceiling speakers leverage technological breakthroughs to deliver sound quality normally expected from freestanding speakers.
ONTARIO, CANADA – October 15, 2007 – Paradigm Electronics Inc., an international leader in speaker design and manufacturing, announces that it has added two in-ceiling speakers to its ultra-high-end Signature Series lineup. The SIG-1.5R and the SIG-1.5R-30, which boast Paradigm‘s Guided Soundfield™ system, are the latest examples of the company‘s plan for raising the bar, yet again, on sound quality in the custom installation category. more
Owners Kristi Anderson and Bryce McKamey conceived Seattle‘s See Sound Lounge, nestling in the heart of trendy Belltown, over dinner in New York City one day in 2001. For a venue that came about from an evening‘s conversation, it has turned into something rather special that indulges a few of Anderson and McKamey‘s personal passions. Not least of which is what McKamey declares to be ‘studio quality audio‘ based around a Turbosound QLight™ loudspeaker system. more
Mid-September has seen a brand new nightclub opening on London‘s Fulham Road, providing those who like to relax in opulent surroundings with another exclusive location to see and be seen in.
Located on the site of the historic Cafe des Artistes, a favourite haunt of the likes of the Rolling Stones and David Bowie in the 1960s and 70s, the Valmont Club is a 300-capacity venue whose focus is on providing an inclusive atmosphere (no VIP rooms here) and serving a menu of 60 different cocktails to a high quality audio soundtrack, comprising a mixture of background music, DJ sets and live performances. more