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Peavey Invests in Future, Adopts Lean Manufacturing Initiative

Peavey International HeadquartersPEAVEY INT’L. HEADQUARTERS — Peavey Electronics Corporation has begun a company-wide Lean initiative that will maximize efficiency among its 33 facilities and strengthen the organization’s position in the global marketplace.

Lean manufacturing is a philosophy of maximizing efficiency within an organization. Although the movement first gained traction under the term “Lean? in the 1990s, the roots of Lean date to Henry Ford, and later, Toyota. Courtland Gray, Chief Operating Officer of Peavey Electronics, said that Peavey must refine its business model in order to position the company for continued growth. more

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Bosch’s Communications Systems Division hosts international “PA Roundup? in Houston, TX

pa_roundup_01.jpgMore than 120 pro audio professionals from around the world gathered in Houston, Texas from March 12-15 to attend the Electro-Voice PA Roundup, a grand audio expo hosted by Bosch’s Communications Systems Division.

The event was timed to coincide with the three-week-long Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo at Reliant Park—attended by around 1.8 million people annually—where one of the world’s largest Electro-Voice X-Line sound systems is deployed annually by Houston-based EV partners LD Systems for the biggest live concert event series in the world (with a total annual attendance of around 1.2 million). The EV system at Reliant Stadium includes 112 EV X-Line boxes powered by an equal number of EV P3000RL and TG7 remote control amplifiers running IRIS-Net control and supervision software. For the first time in 2009, all system processing was via EV NetMax with FIR-drive. Click here more more details on LD Systems’ EV deployment for the Rodeo. more

President Obama’s former school opts for Electro-Voice XLE, IRIS-Net

punahou_01.jpgPresident Barack Obama’s alma mater, Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii, recently installed a new Electro-Voice XLE super-compact line array sound system in the school’s theater with the help from Audissey, a Honolulu-based AV and control technologies provider. The new system fulfills the long-held dream of Punahou’s Technical Director, Brian Gilhooly, to equip the theater with a left-right system design to replace the building’s center cluster, which Audissey installed at Punahou nearly 15 years earlier. more

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Soundcraft Upgrades Successful Lexicon-Equipped Mixers

Soundcraft has taken the already successful MPM and MFX Series of mixers and given them both hardware and audio performance upgrades.

The new Soundcraft mixers, known as the MFXi and MPMi Series (emphasizing the high input count on each), build on the strength of the original range by using vertically mounted PCBs with the control pots being nutted to the front panel. This not only increases the rigidity of the mixer and gives a firm operating feel, but also aids servicing should it ever be required. As part of this review, all aspects of new the layouts were reviewed taking into account customer feedback over the past 18 months and this has yielded many other subtle but significant improvements to the layout, graphics and operation when compared to the original consoles. more

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AKG Launches C 214 Stereo Set Offering Maximum Consistency And Accurate Localization For Stunning, Three-Dimensional Recordings

Demonstrating the outstanding performance value and versatility of the C 214 microphone, AKG today launched the C 214 Stereo Set today at NAMM. The rugged construction of the C 214 delivers a highly detailed and accurate sound not only in the studio, but on the road as well. The introduction of the Stereo Set provides users with a complete solution that delivers outstanding performance and excellent quality from a pair of C 214s. more

Studer Introduces New Vista Software Version Specific For Theatre Applications

Soundcraft Studer is now established as one of the world’s leading providers of digital consoles offering a full range of consoles to the Theatre market, from local and provincial theatres right up to Broadway/West End venues.

The Studer Vista range of consoles is rapidly growing in the theatrical community, with the Vista 5 recently used on large-scale productions in New York on the new productions of West Side Story and Road Show, The Musical. more

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More Option Cards For Soundcraft Vi Series Add Broadcast Appeal And Bring Recording Opportunities

More option interface cards for the Soundcraft Vi Series Digital Live Sound consoles have been released, expanding the applications of the highly popular digital mixer into Broadcast, and adding easy capabilities for direct recording from the desk.

Using the ADAT card, it is possible to connect 2 ports of 8 channels (inputs and outputs) to an ADAT-equipped hard disk or software-based recorder, so 2 cards would enable 32 channels of audio to be recorded and played back almost instantaneously. more

AKG Reincarnates A Legend With The Introduction Of The C 747 V11 Microphone At Musikmesse

Bringing new life to the classic C 747 microphone, AKG has redesigned the “pencil microphone? to better cope with specific installed sound issues, AKG announced today at Musikmesse. The updated C 747 V11 brings a new form of premium microphone quality to conference applications and maintains its predecessor’s reputation as one of the most versatile microphones in the AKG product range. more

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AKG Introduces Redesigned C 3000 Condenser Microphone For both Studio and Onstage Applications

AKG announced the release of the redesigned C 3000 condenser microphone, suitable for every recording or live application. The cost-effective and aesthetically pleasing C 3000 microphone from AKG has been proven as a trusty and reliable workhorse for more that 15 years. The new C 3000 maintains the popular characteristics of the C 3000, however a new sleek and classy finish showcases AKG’s new Corporate Design. It is a great selection for both recording and live sound applications, where maximum sound quality and robustness are a must, and the competitive price makes the C 3000 a must-have. more

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AKG Showcase Architectural Microphone Shaped Sound Series at MusikMesse

Based acoustically on the classic AKG Blue Line Series, the newest addition to AKG’s product line-up, the Architectural Microphone Series (AMS) is representing itself to be the latest must-have in microphones. With a new wave of customizable possibilities in microphones, the AMS guarantees that conference rooms will never be the same again. more

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