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THE WHITE SPACE RULING: CHICKEN LITTLE CAN TAKE A DEEP SIGH OF RELIEF

joe_ciaudelli_new.JPGOLD LYME, CONNECTICUT – NOVEMBER 2008: Following the recent ruling by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding proposed “white space” consumer devices, Sennheiser is taking steps to assure users of wireless audio products that the sky will not fall after February 17th (the deadline for the digital TV conversion). The anticipation of these changes has caused a great deal of anxiety for many customers. However, not only have a variety of safeguards been put in place by the FCC ruling to help prevent interference between the unlicensed consumer devices and RF wireless microphones, but Sennheiser is launching enhanced customer service and support programs. As a first level, Sennheiser is offering a free initial consultation service via phone to answer questions from users or dealers and to address each individual situation. Anyone wishing to receive a call from an RF specialist regarding the operation of any wireless mic or monitoring equipment after February 17, 2009 may sign-up on the company’s dedicated website www.sennheiserusa.com/spectrumreallocation. Higher level services will include on-site spectrum analysis, frequency coordination, as well as service contracts. more

SUBMIT YOUR TRACK TO SENNHEISER’S “MY SONG” CONTEST: ENTER TO WIN A TEN-PIECE SENNHEISER MIC KIT AND STAR IN AN AD!

mysong_contest.JPGOLD LYME, CONNECTICUT – NOVEMBER 2008: With Sennheiser’s “My Song” contest, the spotlight is on you and your original song. Now through March 31, 2009, high school students can enter to win a free ten-piece, professional-grade Sennheiser evolution microphone kit and a spot in an upcoming Sennheiser ad! What’s more, you’ll also be featured on the Sennheiser Artist site (www.sennheiserusa.com/artists) alongside such performers as Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and Paramore!

To enter, visit www.sennheiserusa.com/MySong and hit the “click to enter” button. You’ll need to submit a direct link to your original song (which can be uploaded to sites like YouTube or MySpace) along with the title of your track. The five best songs will be chosen by a panel of secret judges. The lucky grand-prize winner will be selected by one of your favorite Sennheiser-endorsed artists! more

AVLEX INTRODUCES SUPERLUX S125 TRUE CONDENSER MICROPHONE

avlex_s125_hi.jpgKansas City, MO – November 2008 … Avlex Corporation, the name audio professionals turn to for world-class wireless technology and microphones, proudly introduces the new Superlux S125 True Condenser microphone. Featuring a pressure gradient, 0.5-inch shock mounted condenser capsule, high SPL characteristics, a -10 dB pad, a low-cut switch, and conductive shielding to minimize RF (radio frequency) and handling noise, the new Superlux S125 delivers studio caliber qualities in a robust form factor designed for live performance. more

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SENNHEISER’S EVOLUTION WIRELESS SYSTEMS THE CHOICE FOR ATLANTA’S 12 STONE CHURCH CAMPUS

exterior.JPGATLANTA, GEORGIA – NOVEMBER 2008: Greater Atlanta’s 12Stone Church recently expanded their Lawrenceville campus with a new state-of-the-art, 2,600-seat worship center, a 600-seat high school worship center, a 300-seat middle school worship center, and two additional 150-seat worship centers for grade-schoolers and pre-schoolers. The stadium-style main auditorium features a thrust stage with seating that bends an astounding 220-degrees to accentuate 12Stone’s engaging services. In addition to expanding their facilities, 12Stone expanded their already impressive array of Sennheiser gear and now boast twenty-five wireless microphone and eighteen wireless personal monitoring channels. more

BEDFORD NORTH LAWRENCE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER FINDS SUCCESS WITH MIPRO WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY

nlowery_hi.jpgBedford, IN – November 2008 … For the students, faculty, administrators, and others who routinely found themselves onstage before the student body and members of the local community at the Bedford North Lawrence Performing Arts Center, the quality of the facility’s sound reinforcement system was a sore subject. Speakers and performers alike routinely experienced RF (radio frequency) interference, excessive dropouts, and poor sound quality as they struggled with the antiquated wireless microphone system. After determining this unfortunate state of affairs had existed for far too long, officials for the North Lawrence Community Schools decided an upgrade was in order—and they found their solution with wireless technology from MIPRO, distributed in North America by Kansas City, MO-based Avlex Corporation. more

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LATIN AMERICAN IDOL IS A WIRELESS WINNER

Latin American Idol Group Shot South of the Equator, Shure Triumphs in the Battle for Bandwidth

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA, November 18, 2008 — Similar to American Idol, the hit U.S. show, Latin American Idol is a reality television show that enjoys a huge following. Just like its U.S. counterpart on many other levels, the program provides contestants with an opportunity to achieve superstardom, showcases celebrity guests, and uses the judge’s stand as a pulpit for lively and spirited discourse that sometimes extends into the audience as well. more

ALL THAT IS WITHOUT CABLE

Bart Millard MercyMe Cuts and Runs With Shure Wireless

GREENVILLE, TX, November 6, 2008 — Put something under enough pressure and you never know what will squeeze out. This is especially true in the case of MercyMe, the multiple Dove Award-winning, Grammy-nominated Christian rock band that famously went into production of All That Is Within Me, its latest release, with nary a note written and emerged from the studio three weeks later with a collection of beautifully crafted songs. more

CASTING CROWNS WILL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS

Casting CrownsHoliday Celebration Sings Out With Shure Wireless

CYPRESS, TX, November 6, 2008 — The number one selling artists on Billboard’s Christian/Gospel charts at the end of last year as well as winners of GRAMMY®, Dove, and American Music Awards, the band Casting Crowns has secured a fan base spanning continents. Slated to return from Europe later this month just in time for the launch of the holiday season in the U.S., the contemporary Christian rockers will begin their Christmas Celebration Tour in Southeast Texas at the Berry Center on November 28. more

SMALL THEATRES GET BIG SOUND

SC2150_frontQSC Introduces Two New Cinema Loudspeaker Systems

Built expressly to meet the needs of professional motion picture playback in smaller theatres, QSC’s new SC-2150 loudspeaker is one of two new members of the DCS (Digital Cinema Speaker) Series.

Offering high-power handling, excellent sensitivity, and extended bass response in a very compact enclosure, the SC-2150 is a three-way, selectably passive full-range or bi-amplified screen channel loudspeaker comprised of two main units: A mid-high frequency system and a low frequency enclosure. The components are easily assembled on-site via a pan and tilt bracket that mounts the mid-high components to the top of the LF enclosure. more

LIKE JEWELRY, OR AN ACCESSORY…

Alyssa BarlowShure Wireless Makes the Scene on BarlowGirl Fall Tour

THE WOODLANDS, TX, November 6, 2008 — BarlowGirl’s Million Voices fall tour started here in September, with the sisters/rock trio set to step out through mid-November in support of How Can We Be Silent, their third release since debuting on the Christian music scene in 2004. more

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