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Extron Introduces NetPA Compact Audio Power Amplifiers with Dante

Extron NetPAExtron Electronics is pleased to introduce the Extron NetPA 502 AT and NetPA 1001-70V AT, half rack 1U, convection cooled power amplifiers equipped with Dante™ digital audio networking. The NetPA 502 AT delivers two channels of 50 watts into 4 ohms, and the NetPA 1001-70V AT provides a single channel of 100 watts at 70 volts. NetPA amplifiers can receive audio from Dante-equipped audio processors over a standard local area network, greatly simplifying the cabling infrastructure for sharing audio across multiple rooms or floors in a building. In addition to amplifying incoming Dante audio, NetPA amplifiers feature line level outputs that can simultaneously feed an additional speaker zone or audio system. They feature an Extron exclusive, highly efficient, advanced Class D amplifier design, plus patented CDRS – Class D Ripple Suppression that provides improved signal fidelity over conventional Class D amplifiers. more


Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Singapore’s national performing arts center enhances their production intercom system with Clear-Com digital solutions. The center upgrades its existing partyline intercom system with the HelixNet Digital Partyline system, as well as the Eclipse HX Median and Eclipse HX PiCo Digital Matrix Intercom Systems.

The project was supported by Clear-Com’s local partner, Electronics & Engineering Pte Ltd.

Performance communications is an important element in Esplanade’s daily operations, ensuring that all show cues are executed accurately on time and that the performances run smoothly. The existing partyline system was producing constant ‘hum’ and ‘buzz’ noises that are inherent in typical analog systems. The noise was audible and at times, affected the quality of some of the quieter performances, so the decision was made to replace the system with a digital solution.

“The improvement in our communication system was immediate. There was no more ‘noise’ in our intercom system.” said Robin Shuttleworth, Technical Manager, The Esplanade Co Ltd. “We chose the new Clear-Com digital system for its clarity and cost-effectiveness, and also because it could run on our existing infrastructure using Ethernet cable. This was crucial to us, as it allowed us to ‘recover’ intercom points throughout our venues that we otherwise would have had to set up new infrastructure.”

The newly installed HelixNet and Eclipse HX system also integrates seamlessly with Esplanade’s FreeSpeak wireless intercom system. In combination, the Clear-Com solution enables crisp and clean communication throughout the facility, which comprises the Esplanade Concert Hall, Theatre, Recital Studio and Theatre Studio.

“We are delighted to be able to provide a communications system that the team at Esplanade is pleased with,” said Edmund Song, Regional Sales Manager, South Asia Pacific at Clear-Com. “Both the Eclipse HX and HelixNet systems have proven to be very popular with those that require a simple yet effective digital communication system, and the seamless integration between Eclipse and the existing FreeSpeak wireless intercom system provide numerous user benefits for years to come.”

“One of the nice things about the HelixNet System is that it allows the end user to choose any two of the four intercom channels to use, with only one mic cable to the belt pack,” adds Shuttleworth. “The set-up time of the beltpacks has definitely been reduced due to the ease of deployment of the necessary intercom beltpacks throughout the venue for performances.”

Clear-Com worked closely with local System Integrators Electronics & Engineering Pte Ltd to install the system. Shuttleworth states, “With the help of Clear-Com staff, we were able to rectify some initial installation issues accurately. This is a testament to their knowledge of the system, as well as their capabilities. We would also like to commend Electronics & Engineering Pte Ltd for their commitment to the project and support that they provided for both Esplanade and Clear-Com during the installation of the new system.”

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New CADLive Vocal and Instrument Mics At Winter NAMM

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Anaheim, CA––CAD Audio is expanding its critically acclaimed CADLive line with a number of new vocal and instrument microphones at Winter NAMM 2015.

The new CADLive D32 is a Supercardioid dynamic handheld vocal mic with a QuietTouch™ on/off switch. Its Neodymium capsule design produces a powerful signal in different live sound applications. Exceptional sound quality and durable all metal construction round off this versatile performer. The 3-pack D32X3 is outfitted with carry case and mic clips

Also a Supercardioid dynamic handheld mic, the CADLive D38 includes a high performance Neodymium capsule for exceptional accuracy and sound quality. Clear and articulate with an extended frequency response, the D38 overachieves in virtually any live sound application from lead vocals to spoken word announcements. The 3-pack D38X3 is outfitted with carry case and mic clips.

The CADLive D89 Supercardioid dynamic instrument mic is designed to produce a powerful, articulate response in live sound miking situations. Equipped with a Trueflex™ diaphragm and PowerGap™ high gauss Neodymium magnets, the D89 is an ideal choice for miking electric instruments, drums, guitar cabinets, brass and strings.

Also equipped with a Trueflex™ diaphragm and PowerGap™ high gauss Neodymium magnets, the CADLive D90 Supercardioid dynamic vocal mic is engineered to produce a powerful, smooth and detailed performance in a variety of high SPL live situations. The D90 features a durable and road-ready case for maximum protection and survival on the road.

For more information about CAD Audio, stop by Booth #6531 Hall A, Anaheim Convention Center call 800.762.9266 or visit www.cadaudio.com.

PMC Brings Superlative Sound Quality to Andrew Lau Wai-Keung’s Private Screening Room

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Internationally acclaimed film director and producer Andrew Lau Wai-Keung has installed a pair of PMC’s flagship BB5 XBD Active loudspeakers in his private screening room in Hong Kong.

Wai-Keung began his career as a cinematographer and has worked on many notable films including Ringo Lam’s City on Fire and Wong Kar-Wai’s As Tears Go By and Chungking Express. In 1990 he made to switch to director with the film Against All, but he continues to act as cinematographer and has performed both roles on nearly all of the 30-plus films he has made.

Wai-Keung’s artistic eye and his interest in stories about the grittier, darker side of life has allowed him to carve a niche and build a reputation as one of Hong Kong’s new breed of action directors. Although film making is his passion, he is also hugely enthusiastic about good sound quality, which is why he has chosen PMC’s BB5 XBD Active Reference loudspeakers for his own screening room.

Supplied by PMC’s Hong Kong distributor Richcoln Company Ltd, the BB5 XBD Active range is always a popular choice with discerning audiophiles. Renowned for their audio fidelity, BB5 Active monitors offer extended bass response and room control by virtue of PMC’s proprietary ATL™ (Advanced Transmission Line) design. The active electronics are the result of collaboration between PMC and Bryston, which has delivered a loudspeaker product offering unrivalled quality and reliability.

BB5 XBD Aactive loudspeakers are the mainstay of many internationally acclaimed recording facilities, including Prince’s personal studio, Metropolis Studios in London, the Athens Concert Hall and BBC Maida Vale. Added to this, PMC’s BB5 Active monitors played an important part in ensuring that the Beatles ‘Love’ 5.1 album received a TEC Award for mastering, as well as Grammy Awards for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media and Best Surround Sound Album.


About PMC
PMC is a UK-based, world-leading manufacturer of loudspeaker systems, the tools of choice in all ultra-critical professional monitoring applications, and also for the discerning audiophile at home, where they provide a transparent window into the recording artist’s original intentions. PMC products use the best available materials and design principles, including the company’s proprietary Advanced Transmission Line (ATL™) bass-loading technology, cutting-edge amplification and advanced DSP techniques to create loudspeakers that present sound and music exactly as it was when first created, with the highest possible resolution, and without coloration or distortion. For more information on our clients and products, see www.pmc-speakers.com

HARMAN’s Martin Professional RUSH MH 1 Profile Plus Moving Head LED Fixture Now Shipping

RUSH_MH1profile_plus_mainAARHUS, Denmark — HARMAN’s Martin Professional today announced the RUSH MH 1 Profile Plus moving head LED light is now shipping. As the latest addition to the RUSH by Martin line of affordable lighting solutions for the installation market, the RUSH MH 1 Profile Plus is a powerful yet efficient LED profile that can produce a wide variety of high-quality effects.

“It gives me great pleasure to introduce the MH 1 Profile Plus to the market,” said Mark Buss, Product Manager, RUSH By Martin. “After a very successful global launch at LDI in Las Vegas where the improved features caught the attention of many visitors, I can confidently say that the RUSH MH 1 Profile Plus will be a class leading product within the industry.”

A brighter and more efficient upgrade to Martin’s popular RUSH MH 1 Profile, the new RUSH MH 1 Profile Plus boasts a 180 W LED engine that provides 50 percent more light output. The luminaire also features an increased beam angle of 16 degrees for more efficient optics.

The fixture provides a multitude of vivid colors and effects via two gobo wheels (fixed and rotating) as well as two color wheels housed within. The RUSH MH 1 Profile Plus features a 3-facet prism for indexing and rotation with variable direction/speed as well as an electronic dimmer to create “shutter” effects such as strobes, pulses, and instant open/blackouts. An improved cooling system also ensures the fixture operates with minimal noise.

The RUSH MH 1 Profile Plus is controllable via a stand-alone mode or DMX (17 channels). The fixture’s stand-alone mode allows for four pre-programmed shows and offers music or auto trigger options.

Products Rely on Passionate People
Like pets rely on their owners, products rely on passionate people. Although Martin develops and manufactures innovative products for the industry based on customer feedback and market demands, it is when people apply their passion to working with products that the real magic happens. Martin’s Wall of Dedication celebrates the most passionate people in the lighting industry and invites you to share your story: http://wall.martin.com

For more information on Martin’s RUSH MH 1 Profile Plus, please visit: www.martin.com

As a world leader in the creation of dynamic lighting solutions for the entertainment, architectural, and commercial sectors, Martin lighting and video systems are renowned the world over. Martin also offers a range of advanced lighting controllers and media servers, as well as a complete line of smoke machines as a complement to intelligent lighting. Martin operates the industry’s most complete and capable distributor network with local partners in nearly 100 countries. Founded in 1987 and based in Aarhus, Denmark, Martin is the lighting division of global infotainment and audio company HARMAN International Industries. For more information please visit: http://www.martin.com.

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 16,600 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.6 billion for the 12 months ended September 30, 2014.

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StrandVision Addresses Employee Morale/Motivation with Latest Digital Signage Corporate Responsibility Communications Campaign

Fourth in the series of corporate responsibility-themed libraries covering 15 subject areas…

MENOMONIE, Wis. – Jan. 20, 2015 – StrandVision Digital Signage today introduced a library of employee communication electronic signage page templates that addresses Employee Morale and Motivation. These pre-produced, animated digital signage pages are designed to be interspersed with customers’ announcement pages in their employee digital signage networks. The Employee Morale/Motivation Library includes approximately 50 attractive digital signage templates.

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The new Employee Morale/Motivation Communications Library includes a wide range of topics from encouraging creativity and group participation to planning and positive attitudes. The category includes motivational quotes from artists and sports personalities, as well as noted historical figures, such as Benjamin Franklin.

The Employee Morale Communications Library combines the 50 specific topics from one of six random animation sequences to provide a mix of eye-catching pages that attract and hold viewers’ attention. Each page consists of an attractive graphic and a short, animated text message on the topic. The Communications Library pages are added into the customer’s normal digital signage page mix. StrandVision customers and Free Digital Signage Test Drive participants can add the pages with a single click at http://www.svds.co/?installimage&e=1&i=LB4FX87DKH4226FGAT5KXK8S6V6IF8Y on the StrandVision Digital Signage Content Management System (CMS).

“We think that we’ve put together a great mix of motivational topics that will fit in with virtually every organization’s employee communications programs,” said StrandVision founder and CEO Mike Strand. “The Morale/Motivation animated template set continues our series of 15 topics that provide a convenient way to communicate a wide range of business, social responsibility and environmental topics.”

StrandVision Animated Template Library Program

The StrandVision Animated Communications Library covers 15 themes from diversity and ethics, to safety and morale, quality and time management, spanning hundreds of specific subjects. Designed for both employee communication and general public audiences, the Communications Campaign Library motivates, educates and informs digital signage viewers while demonstrating the customer organization’s commitment to worthwhile personal and corporate initiatives.

The animated templates can be displayed in full-screen or in-frame formats. Administrators can easily define frequency and change default settings, such as scroll speed, scheduling, expiration and other functions, to meet the needs of their particular display environments. The Morale/Motivation Library can also be combined with the growing list of previously introduced StrandVision Communications Library offerings including Environmental Responsibility, Health/Wellness and Safety.

The variety of subjects, combined with the high definition graphics and animations, creates a dynamic presentation that keeps people focused on the digital media player screens long after the campaign page plays.

Morale/Motivation Communications Campaign Library template pages are available immediately at no charge to all StrandVision Digital Signage subscribers, as well as StrandVision Free Digital Signage Test Drive participants. See sample templates at: http://www.strandvision.com/corporate_social_responsibility_samples.html or visit our introductory demonstration video at: http://www.strandvision.com/video_add_employee_communication_motivation_conent.html, call 715-235-7446 or email sales at StrandVision.com.

About StrandVision

StrandVision LLC, based in Menomonie, Wis., delivers low-cost, cloud-based digital signage to subscribers’ digital media player displays, as well as computers, websites and mobile devices. StrandVision’s patented approach distributes customer-created text, graphics, videos and RSS/social media feeds along with pre-packaged, user-selectable weather and news, trivia, music, as well as a library of social responsibility topics. StrandVision Digital Signage is ideal for many business marketing applications for visitor and employee communication for banks and retailers, schools and universities, business and industry, as well as nonprofit and religious organizations.

StrandVision also offers digital signage support hardware including PC-2-TV.net, a fully digital, high-definition (HD) video extender for long distance multi-screen distribution, Linux digital media players to ease and optimize electronic signage network installation and administration, and several large-format displays including freestanding pedestal displays. StrandVision Digital Signage services, installation and equipment are available directly from StrandVision and through registered affiliates and system integrators. Additional information about StrandVision Digital Signage is available at StrandVision.com, 715-235-7446 or by email.


EDITORS – for further information:

Mike Strand
715-235-7446 X100

Greg Soucy
Soucy Communications Group

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Wireworld® Nano Series Improves In-Ear Monitors

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL—January 2015—Wireworld Cable Technology, a respected manufacturer of high-performance audio and video cables, is releasing a brand-new series of ultra-light and flexible audio cables for in-ear monitors (IEMs) as well as headphones and portable audio devices. The Nano series will include four level options, each of which utilizes patented Wireworld technology to provide dramatic sonic benefits.

“In-ear monitors have become an essential tool for live performances,” comments Wireworld president and founder David Salz. “The increased clarity and expressive dynamics of the Nano cables bring IEM systems to a new level of performance that artists can rely on.”

NanoAll four Nano cables employ Wireworld’s patented DNA Helix® design with eight signal conductors—four times as many as in standard cables—to channel the electromagnetic signal energy more efficiently, providing greater detail and dynamics. They also utilize Wireworld’s proprietary Composilex® 2 insulation which minimizes triboelectric noise for surprisingly lifelike tone quality.

With molded plugs and oxygen-free copper conductors, the Pulse™ brings the advantages of this leading edge cable design down to popular pricing at $40 (1.5m). The Nano-Eclipse™ has Ohno Continuous Cast® (OCC) copper conductors and sells for $160 (1.5m). The Nano-Silver Eclipse™ features OCC® silver-clad copper conductors at $220 (1.5m). And featuring carbon-fiber plugs and OCC® solid-silver conductors for uncompromised performance, the Nano-Platinum Eclipse™ has a suggested retail price of $500 (1.5m).

The Nano cables are available with mini jacks and the most popular headphone terminals in a variety of standard and custom lengths.

Wireworld Pro Audio will be exhibiting and demonstrating Nano and their entire line of Pro Audio Cables during NAMM 2015, in Hall A, Booth 6773. Please visit to learn why industry expert Bobby Owsinski said, “I was a major skeptic that high-end cables could offer any sonic improvement, but Wireworld changed my mind in a big way.”

About Wireworld
Wireworld Cable Technology, founded by industrial designer David Salz in 1992, is the premier provider of leading-edge digital and analog cable technology for home audio speakers and video components, from HDMI and USB audio to state-of-the-art high-end interconnects and speaker cables. Wireworld earned its world-class reputation by producing superior cables based on the use of objective perceptual testing, innovative patented designs, premium materials, and exceptional manufacturing quality. For more information, visit: www.wireworldproaudio.com and www.wireworldcable.com.

Audio Everywhere and MYE Entertainment Announce Exclusive Development Partnership for Streaming Audio Delivery for Fitness Club Applications

Audio-Everywhere-LogoSARATOGA, California — Underscoring its commitment to providing high-quality streaming audio through personal mobile devices, Audio Everywhere today announced that it has been chosen for an exclusive partnership with leading fitness entertainment company MYE Entertainment. Under the agreement, Audio Everywhere and MYE Entertainment will co-develop hardware and mobile app features to enhance the MYE AppAudio system released in March 2014.

The jointly developed solution, consisting of hardware and mobile app features, will provide health club members with high quality audio that corresponds with the facility’s televisions but is controlled via their own Apple or Android devices. Rather than simply providing the soundtrack, however, the technology actually marks the emergence of a new marketing feature. By making it possible for fitness centers to customize their iOS or Android apps to feature the colors, logos and text consistent with their own brand, the technology creates new opportunities for club operators to market to members directly on their mobile devices via welcome screens with streaming video capabilities and by scanning banner ads, coupon offers, schedules and more.

“While businesses in many industries will ultimately benefit from this innovation, we understood fitness centers represent one of the biggest applications in need of a comprehensive streaming audio solution for their customers,” said Lance Glasser, president and CEO, Audio Everywhere. “Our partnership with MYE accelerated development of cutting edge hardware and mobile apps that make it easier than ever for fitness clubs to take full advantage of the range of iOS and Android capabilities.”

Tony Garcia, president, MYE Entertainment, said the partnership benefits both companies, the fitness centers that use the technology and their customers. “Partnering with Audio Everywhere provides us with an immediate upgrade to our AppAudio technology by delivering the highest quality audio on Apple or Android devices from televisions installed anywhere in the fitness facility,” he said. “Under the agreement we also obtained exclusive rights to Audio Everywhere patents and patents pending for the worldwide fitness industry, providing MYE a solid technological foundation moving forward.”

For more information about MYE Entertainment please visit: www.myeclubtv.com.

For more information about Audio Everywhere please visit: www.audioeverywhere.com.

About MYE Entertainment

MYE Club TV Systems is a division MYE Entertainment Inc. a multi-million dollar electronics design and manufacturing company based in Southern California with state-of-the art production facilities in the USA and abroad. MYE develops and markets a variety of innovative commercial fitness products including AppAudio, CardioCare machine management, Wireless audio transmitters and receivers, integrated TV audio receivers and LCD TVs for leading brands including Cybex, Life Fitness, Matrix, Nautilus, Octane, Star Trac and StairMaster. Visit http://www.myeclubtv.com or call 800-779-6759 or 661-964-0217.

About Audio Everywhere

Audio Everywhere is the leading provider of high-quality streaming audio solutions for fitness centers, bars and restaurants, casinos, and a range of other environments and applications. Founded by ExXothermic, Inc., in early 2012 as a Silicon Valley start-up, Audio Everywhere features free downloadable apps for iOS and Android users and leverages global Wi-Fi standards. For more information about Audio Everywhere please visit: www.audioeverywhere.com.

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HARMAN’s Crown Audio Announces “Empower by Crown” Amplifier Program With Elite Consumer Electronics And Custom Integration Manufacturers

Crown-Module-DriveCore-ChipELKHART, Indiana — HARMAN’s Crown Audio today announced Empower by Crown, a new embedded amplifier program to provide third-party active loudspeaker manufacturers of elite consumer electronics (CE) and customer integration (CI) finished product with special access to the Crown Audio portfolio of amplifier technology. Built on Crown’s proprietary DriveCore™ platform, all Empowered by Crown Amplifiers are designed for integration into virtually any loudspeaker configuration and application and provide the same industry leading performance that is synonymous with Crown.

As the world’s largest and most sophisticated designer and manufacturer of premium amplification technologies, Crown Audio has developed a vast array of patented technologies for professional and consumer applications. Now, having successfully proven many of these ideas in its own offering and those of its sister brands within HARMAN’s professional, automotive and consumer businesses, Crown Audio is making select platforms available to premium third-parties seeking to integrate the platforms into their CE and CI offerings.

“At Crown Audio we’re continually working with partners within the HARMAN fold but also with third- party brands in the automotive, professional and consumer domains. Today, for the first time ever, we have formalized this business reality into a business initiative so that we can provide current and select new partners with the appropriate depth of support,” stated John Fitzgerald, Vice President and General Manager, Amplifier and Signal Processing, HARMAN International. “In doing so, we provide premium partners with the highest levels of innovation coupled with concierge-grade integration and support; we provide our stakeholders with additional value, and we provide our engineering teams with new opportunities to express their innovation leadership.”

The first Empowered by Crown amplifiers offer power points from 75W up to 2x750W continuous and 2x1000W burst @ 2 ohms. All Empower by Crown Amplifiers boast industry-leading voltage and current drive capability; ultra-low distortion (110dB S/N). Empower by Crown Amplifiers are EuP compliant, and feature an integrated power supply, plus aux DC supply for input cards and networking options.

Driving Crown’s capabilities to deliver customized solutions is its Elkhart, Indiana-based cellular manufacturing facility, which was recently redesigned to decrease time-to-market for new product development as well as a new 50,000-square-foot HARMAN Technology Center in Salt Lake City, Utah that opened earlier this year and houses the company’s Corporate Technology Group responsible for leading company-wide R&D.

An example of innovation now being deployed across multiple products is Crown’s DriveCore technology. The DriveCore chip, co-developed with Texas Instruments, combines the amplifier drive stage into the power output stage circuits that are typically much larger in size and power requirements. As a result, power consumption is dramatically reduced and the amplifiers are far more energy-efficient.

Ideal for confident deployment in high caliber powered speakers, Crown Embedded Amplifiers will feature an integrated protection suite including Clipping, Temperature, Shorted/Failed driver, over-current, AC mains over/under voltage that is managed locally through Drivecore.

All Empowered by Crown Amplifiers are backed by Crown’s unrivaled technical expertise and concierge-grade integration and support.

“We don’t expect to have solutions to fit every manufacturer’s product mix, idea or particular challenge but when Crown Audio does partner with a third-party we want that partnership to be comprehensive and valuable,” Fitzgerald added. “I am confident that this formalization of our program and the institution of support will lead to new, fruitful and long-standing relationships and exciting, successful new products.”

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 16,600 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.6 billion for the 12 months ended September 30, 2014.

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Grant and Smith ‘REACH’ for the Stars at Christmas with NEXO and Yamaha

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BUENA PARK, Calif.—Two of the most recognized Christian artists, Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith, performed “Christmas with Michael W Smith & Amy Grant” at the Target Center in Minneapolis in early December, and REACH Communications (Champlin, MN), was there to support the audio production.

REACH provided their NEXO STM rig and Nuar amps along with a Yamaha PM5D-RH for front of house and dual CL5s digital audio consoles – one for the orchestra and one for the artists, and four Rio3224 input/output boxes. “We knew we needed perfect coverage for the target center as it was a sold out show, states Dan Brown, REACH Communications. We have had the new NEXO STM M46/B112 for about nine months now and knew it was up to the task for the main hangs. We recently added the new M28 boxes to our inventory, and after looking at the NEXO NS-1 simulator, could see that it would be a perfect fit for side hangs on this show.”

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Brown said they were under a very tight load in and setup schedule for the one-off event. “The STM rigging and NUAR amp racks allowed us to get things up, checked very fast, and stay on schedule throughout the day.”

The NEXO main hang rig consisted of 24 STM M46 – 12 per side, 24 STM B112 – 12 per side, 6 STM M28 – 3 per side for down fill, 4 STM B112 – 2 per side and 24 STM M28 – 12 per side for out fill. 12 RS18 Ray Subs, 4 per side in cardioid mode and 4 spread across the stage perimeter. 6 NEXO PS10-R2s and 2 NEXO GEO S1230s were used for outer front-fill along with 10 NEXO Nuar racks.

“I was able to walk the upper seating area with Russ Long, the FOH engineer for Amy Grant and Michael W Smith, Brown says. The coverage to the upper seats was very good even with the long throw of the mains and no delay speakers. The main speakers were throwing about 300+ ft. It was very impressive!” He notes that the transition from the main to the side hangs was very clean even with the cabinets being a different driver compliment. “NEXO has done a great job of making the voicing of all of their boxes very similar to each other.”

Brown said the artist engineers requested a Yamaha PM5D-RH at FOH and CL5 for monitors. “We were tasked with providing what we preferred for the orchestra console and knew that the CL5 would be a great fit in this role as well.”

Grant MWS Concert Yamaha CL5 PM5D

The entire system for the concert was run into two Lake LM26 for zone control and was routed via Dante to all of the NEXO amps. “Our client was very happy with the results and sound coverage throughout the room. We worked closely with the venue manager and the artists’ crew to make sure we had the maximum seating capacity for the sound coverage and sight lines in the room.”

For more information on REACH Communications, visit www.reachcomm.net.

For more information on the NEXO STM and Yamaha consoles, visit www.yamahaca.com.


About Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc.:
Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS) provides a full line of professional audio products offering complete systems solutions for the sound reinforcement, touring, broadcast, commercial recording, and post-production markets with a complete line of digital mixers, amplifiers, speakers, processors, networking capabilities, and NUAGE Advanced Production DAW System. YCAS is also the official North American distributor for NEXO speaker products. With the new CIS Series that includes ceiling and surface mount speakers, mixer and power amplifiers, and matrix processors, the Company furthers is commitment to their commercial installation solutions customers. All market sectors receive comprehensive in-house/field product training, a dedicated dealer network, and 24/7 technical support.


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