BUENA PARK, Calif.–In 1934, John D. Rockefeller Sr. developed the New York City business center which holds his name and opened its crowning jewel, the world renown Rainbow Room. With magnificent views of the Manhattan skyline, the Rainbow Room was conceived as a formal supper club and intimate establishment where the elite and influential of New York could gather and dance to the strains of legendary musicians. The Rainbow Room properties housed over two floors at Rockefeller Center, run by the Cipriani family, owners of the legendary Harry‘s Bar. The multiple function rooms seat 20-400, the most prestigious and also the signature Rainbow Room seating 400, can be set for concerts by named acts, corporate events, live TV shows, etc. more
Archive of the Loudspeakers Category
BUENA PARK, Calif.–Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. cordially invites you to listen to and critique the new NEXO GEO S 1210/1230 Series compact loudspeaker array.
Company staff will be in New England on March 6th and 7th to showcase this new high-performance SR speaker system fronted by new models of Yamaha Commercial Audio electronics driving the system. NEXO loudspeaker specialists Lloyd Kinkade and Peter Robinson will join Yamaha district manager Martin Dombey in presenting the Physical (rigging), Technical (GeoSoft 2), and Performance (throw and coverage) aspects of this new series as applied to sound reinforcement for installations and professional tour sound. more
California desert rockers Queens of the Stone Age went for a radical change of scene recently when they performed an exclusive one-off gig for 300 fans in a German salt mine.
Billed as the world‘s deepest gig ever, fans were transported 2,300 feet underground to hear Queens of the Stone Age perform through a Crest Audio Pro 200™-powered sound system supplied by audio rental and production specialists Complete Audio Berlin.
Complete Audio‘s André Rauhut admitted that the Sondershausen salt mine definitely ranked at the top of his “most unusual venue” list, and was pretty close to earning “most challenging,” as well. The first task was to bring all the components underground, where they were left for 36 hours to adjust to the climatic conditions of the underground chamber. Then his crew handled the massive reverberations coming off the walls. Throughout it all, Rauhut said that his Crest Audio Pro 200 Series amplifiers were a very important part of the signal chain. more
Peavey proudly introduces its new SP™ Series loudspeaker systems, featuring the durable new Hammertex™ covering and newly redesigned exterior with full-front metal grilles. A live-sound standard for more than three decades, the new SP Series features all of the proven technologies that have established the line as one of the audio industry‘s most enduringly popular, reliable speaker systems. more
Peavey proudly introduces the new three-way Versarray 212 line-array enclosure, featuring planar ribbon drivers, neodymium woofers and exclusive adjustment technology to set a new benchmark for high fidelity, high-level sound reinforcement.
Engineered for optimum coverage in large performance venues with companion Versarray 218 and 118 subwoofers, the new Versarray 212 enclosure offers extreme versatility in the most demanding sound-reinforcement applications. more
North Hollywood, Calif., Feb. 7, 2008 — StereoStone, Inc. (stereostone.com), a leader in American-made architectural outdoor weatherproof speakers, is proud to announce that it now offers custom color matching along with seven standard color choices for its complete line of high fidelity outdoor rock speaker systems in order to match and blend into any landscape.
“Not only do we offer our speakers in 100, 125, and 250 Watt power handling and mono and stereo configurations, but our customers can now choose from seven standard colors or we can custom color match the rocks with a rugged rock finish so audio enthusiasts can choose the color that best fits the aesthetic requirements of their landscape,” explained Alan Rottner, vice president of sales & marketing for StereoStone. “The sculptured styling of StereoStone landscape rock speakers makes this a beautiful, great sounding addition to any outdoor environment. And, when time is of the essence, StereoStone typically ships for free any/all orders over $750 and usually the same day.” more
AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS, 29 January, 2008 — Demonstrating its ability to provide diverse, custom-level audio solutions with readily available off-the-shelf audio components, the Harman Pro Group today showcased a ballroom installation featuring JBL Professional VRX and SRX loudspeakers, Crown XTi and CTs amplifiers and BSS Soundweb processing at the elite Hotel Port Royal in Hamburg.
A unique aspect of the design called for JBL SRX 712M stage monitor wedges to be installed in the floor. Complementing the 712M‘s are eight 718M subwoofers with 18-inch drivers that are versatile and can be configured as part of a large subwoofer array or, as at the Port Royal, in a smaller satellite subwoofer system. The main line array system is comprised of 12 JBL VRX932LA, 12-inch two-way loudspeakers. The VRX Series Constant Curvature Line Arrays are designed and built to the same high standards and uses the same advanced driver technology as the VerTec Line Array Series used the world over in large venue concert arenas. VRX delivers extraordinary power handling, clarity, flexibility and unique JBL sound in an attractive and easy to rig package and proved ideal for the design required at this theme hotel. more
NORTHRIDGE, CALIFORNIA, February 1, 2008 — Underscoring the performance, reliability, and pattern control of JBL Professional‘s Precision Directivity (PD) Series loudspeakers, Hercules, CA-based Pro Media/Ultrasound recently utilized these speakers to upgrade the audio system at the HP Pavilion in San Jose. The project included the design and installation of new loudspeaker systems for the Pavilion‘s main bowl and back of house areas, and showcased Pro Media/Ultrasound‘s prowess as both a systems integration and audio rental firm. more
NORTHRIDGE, CALIFORNIA, February 1, 2008 — JBL Professional‘s Control 200 Series of medium-format, in-ceiling loudspeakers and accessories are now UL listed under UL1480 and UL2043. The newly listed models include the Control 226C/T, the Control 227C and the Control 227CT. With the addition of UL on the Control 200 Series, all JBL Professional in-ceiling loudspeakers are now UL listed. more
ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA, January 17, 2008 — Demonstrating its ability to provide powerful, networked loudspeaker technology for the most demanding events, JBL Professional announced that it had supplied over 130 network-connected VP Series powered professional loudspeakers to Creative Technologies in response to a specification from event sound designer Jim Risgin of OSA International, for the General Motors display at the North American International Auto Show Detroit. more