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Gepco Features Complete Line of Fiber Offerings at AES 2009

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NEW YORK, NY – Gepco (Stand 151), a General Cable company and industry leader in the manufacturing of professional audio and video cables, will be featuring its complete line of fiber cable assemblies at AES 2009, October 9-12. more

Legendary Country Music Duo Brooks & Dunn Top The Charts With AKG Wireless Microphone Systems

Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn are two of country music’s most successful artists and together, Brooks & Dunn have recorded 23 # 1 hits, sold over 30 million records and have won more than 80 major industry awards. Brooks & Dunn are currently on tour celebrating their 10th studio album titled, “Cowboy Town? and their monitor engineer, Kurt Springer, has selected a complete AKG wireless system that encompasses over 30 AKG products for the tour. more

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JBL VRX Line Arrays Go To The Mat For Ricky’s Audio Corporation At WWE Events In Puerto Rico

Showcasing the power and light weight of JBL VRX Constant Curvature line array speakers, Ricky’s Audio Corporation provided the sound equipment and services for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) professional wrestling events in Arecibo and Ponce, Puerto Rico on September 5 and 6, 2009, respectively. The audio system for the events included powered VRX line arrays and dbx signal processing for system control. more

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Hip-Hop Artist Jay-Z Delivers The Right Beat To Fans With The AKG WMS4500 Wireless Microphone System

World-renowned hip-hop artist Jay-Z brings new flavor to his current tour by deploying the AKG WMS4500 wireless microphone system and the AKG C5900 vocal microphone for reliable and accurate audio transmission on stage. Production Manager/FOH Engineer Bryon Tate selected the AKG wireless system for its ability to capture and accurately deliver Jay-Z’s lyrics on stage.

The WMS4500 provides a wide-range of versatility in many areas such as frequency selection and diversity, efficient set-up and delivers outstanding sonic quality. “I find that my show day setups are easily adjusted inside any venue size and complexity, from the small house of blues show to heavily populated frequency areas such as large scale television events,? Tate said.

The wireless microphone system offers improved audio capabilities versatile enough to handle multiple users and multi-channel applications simultaneously. The WMS4500 is available in two new frequency bands: Band 7 and Band 8, providing more

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Independent Studios Standardizes On Fairlight’s CC-1 Engine

One year after installing its first Fairlight Crystal Core (CC-1) system, Milwaukee-based Independent Studios has upgraded its second audio post production suite to encompass CC-1 technology, thus ensuring that projects can move seamlessly from one suite to another.

Since its formation in 1991, Independent Studios has grown from a small, one studio facility specializing in commercial music and sound design to a company handling commercials, documentaries and feature film projects for a wide variety of clients. Its facilities have also grown to include two audio suites – both equipped with Fairlight Constellation consoles – and a music studio. Video editing suites, graphics suites and a new color correction suite are also on site, and these are owned and operated by a separate company, Independent Edit.

Founding director Randy Bobo says: “We have been using Fairlight equipment since 2000, when we installed our first Prodigy 2 and QDC systems. more

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Clear-Com’s Tempest2400 to Take a Bite of the Big Apple at AES 2009

NEW YORK, SEPTEMBER 25, 2009 – Clear-Com Communication Systems, a Vitec Group brand, is pleased to announce the East Coast debut of its Tempest2400 wireless intercom system at AES 2009 (Booth 676). Tempest2400 operates in a license-free frequency band where it is fundamentally resistant to interference from other wireless devices, ensuring that communications go off without a hitch in even the most crowded RF environments. Ideal for the rental and staging market as well as live performance applications, it can be operated indoors and outdoors. more

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Meridian Creates Specialty Programs for Dealer Base

Meridian Audio, widely recognized as a world-leader in high quality audio and video reproduction, has launched two specialty dealer programs to specifically target top retailers and custom integrators. The Meridian Premium Partner and Meridian Design Consultant programs seek to build a best-of-the-best sales network.

“Over the past few years, Meridian has received a boost to its marketing efforts by way of new team members, as well as luxury marketing expertise from the Richemont Group,? said Peter Wellikoff, CEO for Meridian America. “We’ve put the gained knowledge to work with the formation of these specialty dealer programs, which are targeted to excite the sales force about the brand as well as changing the mindset of premium shopping experience. Meridian’s elite sales network will be an extension of the company, and their retail spaces and demo areas will reflect the essence of the brand. This combination of appearance, rejuvenation, and more

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Tributaries’® Delivers Brighter Days for Installers

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Orlando, Florida—September 2009—Tributaries®, the acknowledged leader in value-high-end connectivity for home and professional A/V systems and custom installations continues to mark its territory in the accessories category as well. Originally developed as an installation tool for the new line of T100 and T200 Power Managers, Tributaries in response to feedback from the field, is now making its LED Gooseneck Light available as a separate SKU. For retailers, Tributaries has packaged in display, making it suitable for stores.

The 12? gooseneck is designed to be plugged-in to a USB receptacle on either the front or rear panel of the T100 or T200 providing enough light to read the nomenclature on the equipment. The LED design provides a cool, long-lasting light that can be used with a laptop computer or any other USB powered device. For convenience, the gooseneck lamp is more

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Avical Expands its Consulting and Calibration Service

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Los Angeles, CA — September 2009 — Avical, industry experts in video system calibration, brings their acclaimed calibration and consulting service to video system manufacturers. This service combines their extensive knowledge of video systems, gleaned from years of experience calibrating and specifying systems, and their deep understanding of consumer and dealer needs for performance and features.

Avical consulting services for manufacturers combines their two areas of expertise. Using state-of-the-art technology and industry standard testing, Avical tests each product in a non-biased lab setting, using the results and their systems knowledge to evaluate and interpret the display’s performance. Working with the manufacturer’s design and marketing teams they create a product plan to improve system performance and marketability, benchmarking performance to industry standards and providing the manufacturer with the insight to target specific needs of dealers and their clients.

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Listen Technologies Instrumental in Utah AV Week Proclamations

Cory Schaeffer of Listen Technologies, with the Utah Governor’s AV Week declaration

(September 25, 2009) Bluffdale, Utah, USA — Listen Technologies Corporation today announced that the week of October 18-24, 2009 has been proclaimed “AV Week? by both the Governor of Utah and the Salt Lake County Mayor. Both proclamations state the impact of the audiovisual industry on everyday lives, noting AV applications in architecture, medicine, government proceedings, education, entertainment and business.

“The general public may not be aware of the everyday benefits provided to them by the AV industry,? said Cory Schaeffer, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Listen. “We at Listen feel that AV Week is a great way to raise awareness of our industry and to spark interest in careers in AV.? Listen has scheduled educational and entertainment events throughout the week including a webinar, an “AV Jeopardy? event more

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