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FULL-COURT ADVANTAGE BELONGS TO SHURE AT NBA ALL-STAR GAME

u>Best Seats Are at Home Thanks to MX391 Boundary Mics

NILES, IL, March 23, 2009 — Frequently associated with boardrooms, houses of worship, and distance learning, Shure Microflex® MX391 boundary microphones once again made the transition to professional basketball as the mic of choice for the 2009 NBA All-Star Game. more

AKG Products On Display At Current Tina Turner World Tour

tinaturner.jpgOn Tina Turner’s current world tour, sound engineer Dave Natale deployed AKG C214 microphones as well as a WMS4500 wireless system to provide outstanding audio quality and versatility on stage. Natale initially tested the C214 mic on a sound check in AKG’s hometown of Vienna, Austria and immediately began using the mic on the current tour.

Dave Natale is no stranger to working with some of the world’s biggest stars, including The Rolling Stones, Lionel Richie, Liza Minelli, Joe Cocker, Van Halen as well as engineer for the 1998 Grammy Awards. On the current Tina Turner tour, Tina, Live in Concert, Europe and the US, Natale fell in love with the wide range of capabilities of the C214. more

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Clark Solutions offers Progressive line of professional mic cables

ProQuad mic cables with Neutrik ConvertCON connectors & Fieldflex HD with Neutrik heavy duty connectors

Chicago — March 17, 2009 — Clark Wire & Cable announced in their newsletter the immediate availability of their Progressive series cable assemblies. Working from their new company platform, Clark Solutions, these cables are made to withstand harsh abuse giving the engineer one less thing to worry about. Clark’s Product Manager explains, “We have run this cable through the ringer with tests to insure that our customers were getting more than what they pay for. Elongation tests, stress tests, they all proved better than standard PVC materials typically used on cheaper counterparts. We don’t use inferior material made with conductive insulators or anything like that, we use only the highest grade copper, jacketing material and insulation.? more

Shure Micro-Bodypack Used at Academy Awards

Hugh Jackman & Anne HathawaySHURE UR1M GOES UNSEEN, DELIVERS BIG SOUND AT 81ST ACADEMY AWARDS

NILES, IL, March 12, 2009 — The 81st Academy Awards kicked off on a comedic note, with host Hugh Jackman joking that a recessionary budget had forced the cancellation of an elaborate opening number. Left to create his own instead, the singing and dancing relied on cardboard set pieces, lawn chairs, and other yard sale props, put together with good effect to parody the films garnering the night’s award nominations.

“It was an original bit featuring a cameo by Anne Hathaway,” noted wireless guru Dave Bellamy of Burbank-based Soundtronics, “With only two people onstage, we used eight wireless mics. That pretty much set the tone for the rest of the evening, which was extraordinarily RF dependent from start to finish.” more

UK’S BOW TIE TELEVISION CHOOSES SOUNDFIELD MICROPHONES FOR HD DART CHAMPIONSHIP BROADCASTS

darts_1.JPGLAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 2009: UK-based high-definition broadcast specialists Bow Tie Television has installed a SoundField DSF-2 and DSF-3 digital 5.1 microphone system into their refurbished and rebuilt outside 5.1 studio truck with the cooperation of Sky’s satellite broadcaster for Sky Sports’ premier league darts coverage. more

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SHURE EMEA BUSINESS UNIT GETS NEW SALES MANAGER

Fred SickoSHURE APPOINTS FRED SICKO NEW SALES MANAGER FOR EMEA BUSINESS UNIT

Niles, IL, March 11, 2009 – Shure Incorporated announced today that it has appointed Fred Sicko as Sales Manager for the Company’s Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) Business Unit. In this role, Sicko will be responsible for providing sales, marketing, and market development support for the channel partners in those regions.

“Fred brings more

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Delta Music Institute Opens With Peavey Endowment

DMI student Vickie Jackson operates front of house sound with Peavey sound equipmentCLEVELAND, Miss. — Peavey Electronics has endowed a major musical-equipment grant totaling $60,000 to support curricula at the Delta Music Institute, a center for interdisciplinary studies in the music and entertainment industries at Delta State University.

“The music of the Mississippi Delta has influenced countless musicians around the world, and it inspired my lifelong passion for making the tools that allow us to create music,? said Hartley Peavey, founder and CEO of Meridian-based Peavey Electronics Corporation, one of the world’s largest makers of music and sound equipment. “I hope that this endowment will act as a bridge to link the rich musical legacy of the Delta region to the next generations of music professionals.? more

AMPLIVOX LAUNCHES NEW ECOMMERCE WEBSITE

We have launched our new ecommerce website. Please go to www.ampli.com/default.htm to check it out. We have a lot of new features on the site, like a “What’s New” sectionwww.ampli.com/whatsnew.shtml that will help visitors keep up with our new products and featured sale items. We also have a Document Library, full of white papers, instructions, press releases and spec sheets for all of our products. more

SENNHEISER LAUNCHES GROUNDBREAKING OPTICAL MICROPHONE FOR INDUSTRIAL AND MEDICAL APPLICATIONS

ias_mo_2000_set_text.JPGOLD LYME, CONNECTICUT – MARCH 2009: The launch of the MO 2000 optical microphone expands Sennheiser’s microphone applications via a new type of transducer that processes acoustic signals on the basis of variations in light intensity. This new engineering feat makes the MO 2000 ideal for applications where other microphones are only partly suitable or cannot even be used at all. In addition, Sennheiser is also introducing the first – and currently the only – microphone in the market to be certified by EMI/EMC laboratories for use in potentially explosive atmospheres – the Sennheiser IAS MO 2000 SET. more

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Project Green AV Hosts Webinar, Green Building: Challenges & Opportunities for AV

Project Green AV hosts its first webinar today, March 5, 3:00 PM EST, sponsored by Projector Lamp Services, LLC. The webinar, “Green Building: Challenges and Opportunities for AV,? discusses opportunities for the growth of the audio visual industry with emerging Green businesses and government regulations including: Green Building; integration; and new technology and product service for lifecycle extension. Featured speakers include Elizabeth Eames from Project Green AV; Gina Sansivero of Projector Lamp Services; and Ron Howard of the elevenTECHGROUP. more

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