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New Lower JBL PRX500 Pricing Sets Unprecedented Performance-to-Value-Ratio for Powered Loudspeakers

Delivering a new level of affordability coupled with unprecedented performance, JBL is now offering its standard-setting PRX500 Series portable PA loudspeakers at a lower price, making the PRX500 Series the most powerful and high-performance system at its price point.

“With the refinement of the PRX500 Series’ pricing structure, every musician, DJ, venue and audio/video provider can experience high-performance, self-powered speaker systems with a degree of simplicity unmatched by competitive systems,? said Simon Jones, Director of Marketing for Portable PA, JBL Professional.

The PRX500 draws from JBL’s 60 years experience of the world’s leading loudspeaker engineering and Crown’s 40 years experience of designing and producing unmatched amplifiers. The fusion of these two brands truly makes the PRX500 Series much more than the sum of its parts.

The PRX500 Series includes JBL Differential Drive® transducers and state-of-the-art Crown Class D amplifiers, delivering high power and performance at more

Telex brings Legacy to IFAF Junior World Championships

Canton, Ohio played host to a rare mid-summer football tournament from June 25 to July 5, when eight football teams from North America, Europe, and Japan came to the Pro Football Hall of Fame to compete for the top spot in the first ever International Federation of American Football (IFAF) Junior World Championships. To accommodate each team’s sideline-to press-box communications, Ohio-based Paladin Professional Sound provided Telex Legacy wireless intercom systems for the teams’ coaching staffs. more

RIVER VALE POLICE DEPARTMENT UPGRADES SURVEILLANCE WITH JVC DIGITAL SECURITY SYSTEM

WAYNE, NJ – Law enforcement officials for the Township of River Vale, N.J., now have a better view of prisoners who enter the police station. The River Vale Police Department recently installed digital video surveillance equipment from JVC Professional Products to enhance – and eventually replace – its antiquated analog system.

With a mix of interior and exterior cameras, the department maintains watch over any area at the station where police officers and visitors would be, including the entrances, dispatch, jail, and parking lot. Before installing the JVC equipment, the station was monitored for about nine years using a variety of analog cameras managed through a 16-channel digital video multiplexer/recorder (DVMR). The new cameras and recorders utilize IP (Internet protocol) digital signals that provide cleaner, higher resolution images and more flexibility of storage and analysis.

The new equipment includes a JVC VR-N900U network video recorder, more

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NAD Highlights Innovative Modular Design Construction Program for Top AV Components

Performance-Packed MDC Circuit Boards Bring Advanced Technologies, Latest Capabilities and Future-Proofing Features to Select Products

CEDIA EXPO ‘09, ATLANTA, GA, Aug. 10, 2009 — NAD Electronics, the highly regarded manufacturer of high-performance audio/video components, will showcase its a unique Modular Design Construction (MDC) program at CEDIA ’09. MDC enables dealers and installers to offer custom configurations to owners of NAD’s high-value A/V products. Owners can install one or more elements of NAD’s innovative new mechanical architecture into select NAD A/V Receivers and Preamp-Processors, or purchase new components already equipped with the MDC architecture.mdcavrweb1.jpg

Developed exclusively by NAD, MDC greatly improves products’ performance, functionality and ease of use, while protecting them against premature obsolescence. It also simplifies product servicing, and enables NAD to more quickly bring to market new “advanced technology? features. “MDC’s advantages are clear, for both consumers and our dealers,? said more

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Panamax/Furman Leaps to the Next Generation of Remote Power Management Control With New BlueBOLT™ Technology

PETALUMA, Calif. — Aug. 6, 2009 — Panamax/Furman is taking remote power management for A/V systems to the next level with the announcement of BlueBOLT™, a new technology providing secure, hosted IP (Internet Protocol) system control over compatible Panamax and Furman products. BlueBOLT combines a groundbreaking, intuitive interface and simple plug-and-play operation to allow custom electronics installers and integrators to conveniently monitor and control power to home theater equipment — from simple system reboots to comprehensive monitoring of power status — from anywhere in the world. more

Electro-Voice sound SOARS at San Diego Zoo

cbc_sandiegozoo_01_.jpgThe San Diego Zoo recently partnered with Natural Encounters, Inc. (NEI) to present a unique bird-themed entertainment experience at the Zoo’s Hunte Amphitheater. SOAR: A Symphony in Flight is scheduled to run for 17 months, and required the Zoo and the SOAR’s producers to invest in permanent sound reinforcement for the show.

CBC Technical, Inc. (Murrieta, Calif.) worked closely with Buck Tallman and Dave Brown from EV reps Quantum Sales & Technology to design and install an extensive Electro-Voice sound system to provide high-resolution sound for the SOAR’s atmospheric soundscapes. Chris Batchelor, Sales Manager for CBC, comments:

“We’ve been supporting summer shows at the San Diego Zoo on a rental basis for the last few years with a system built around an Electro-Voice XLD compact line-array system. This year the producer of this new, permanent show asked me to put together a more

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California church upgrades with EV’s Phoenix loudspeakers

crosswordchurch_2009_001.jpgCrossword Christian Church in Riverside, Calif. recently upgraded its sound system on a massive scale, replacing the systems in its sanctuary, courtyard, and children’s wing with an assortment of Electro-Voice equipment from CBC Technical, Inc. (Murrieta, Calif.).

Crossword’s new sanctuary system comprises five Phoenix PX2152 boxes in a flown left-center-right configuration (including a central cluster of three) with two Phoenix PX2181 subs on the ground at stage left and right, with Dynacord VL262s compact double-six-inch, two-way loudspeakers as delays. The system is powered by EV’s CP4000S amplifiers. Chris Batchelor, Sales Manager for CBC, comments:

“This is a Gospel church, and the system they had in there could not keep up with the volume they required. We came to the conclusion that Phoenix was the best option to get the SPL that the church was looking for, with dual drivers more

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Electro-Voice sound for Indiana University of Pennsylvania

iupui_july09_001.jpgGeorge P. Miller Stadium, home of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) (Indiana, Pa.) Crimson Hawks, recently received an upgrade to its sound system with Electro-Voice Sx series loudspeakers provided by Edward Simon & Co (Pittsburgh, Pa.) and installed by Doug Varner Sound Company.

Edward Simon & Co., commercial AV systems specialists for nearly 35 years, has performed more than 700 design/installations at stadiums, arenas, shopping malls, and TV studios, resulting in a résumé that reads like a who’s-who of some of the United States’ most recognizable venues, including Jacobs Field, Verizon Center, Mellon Arena, Nationwide Arena, Heinz Field, and Gund Arena. Though relatively small in comparison, the new EV sound system at 6,500-seat George P. Miller Stadium demonstrates that precise audio coverage and intelligibility can be scaled to installations of all shapes and sizes, given the right equipment. Ed Simon, owner of Edward more

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PC 300 gaming headset Gaming to go: Sennheiser Communications introduces its portable

Sennheiser Communications announces the release of the PC 300 G4ME headset. The tiny, portable headset is designed for people who love gaming, chatting, listening to music and watching movies on their laptops and portable media players.

Traveling light
Every gamer has a favorite headset for LAN events and conventions, but these can be bulky and heavy. The PC 300 G4ME is ultra-lightweight, yet delivers Sennheiser’s premium audio performance and quality, in a package not much larger than a matchbox.

Great sound
The PC 300 G4ME utilizes capsules from Sennheiser’s famed CX 300-II ear-canal phones, which are praised in the consumer electronics industry for their rich sound and excellent suppression of ambient noise. And as Sennheiser is also a legendary microphone manufacturer, the PC 300 G4ME includes a high-quality Sennheiser microphone, which offers clear speech intelligibility. The headset also includes an in-line volume control and three sizes of more

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All-Pro Freight Stadium opens with Electro-Voice audio

apf-stadium_2009_002.jpgThe Lake Erie Crushers, the newest Frontier League expansion baseball team, played their first game at their new ballpark in Avon, Ohio on June 1. The Crushers won 5-2 against the Windy City Thunderbolts, but the real story was All-Pro Freight Stadium, the Crushers’ brand-new, state-of-the-art facility fitted with equipment from Electro-Voice.

All-Pro Freight Stadium is owned by the City of Avon and, in addition to providing a home for the Crushers, will serve as a venue for a variety of high school and amateur baseball tournaments, large concerts, and other outdoor events. The stadium has enough seating in bleachers and box seats for more than 7,600 spectators, and features 11 private suites, a terrace with four-person tables, outfield berm seating, and picnic and patio areas for group outings. Jim Rivard of Paladin Sound comments:

“We were approached by Osborn Engineering to do more

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