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Now Shipping: Wisdom Audio Sage Series L150i Reference Line Source In-Wall Speaker

Wisdom Audio L150i reference line source in-wall speaker systemCARSON CITY, Nev., Nov. 10, 2008 — Wisdom Audio (www.wisdomaudio.com), the leader in planar magnetic technologies, is proud to announce that its new L150i reference line source in-wall speaker system is now shipping. Launched to rave reviews during the recent 2008 CEDIA Expo, the L150i is the tallest line source within the new multi award-winning Sage Series. The L150i will also make its debut at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), held in Las Vegas, Nev. from Jan 8-11 at The Venetian, booth 30-235. more

AVIOM STREAMLINES MONITORING FOR SPEAKERS AND BANDS AT MIGHTY MEN 2008 CHRISTIAN GATHERING

Pro16® System Delivers Better Audio for South Africa’s Annual Event

GREYTOWN, KWAZULU-NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA, NOVEMBER 10, 2008 — More than 60,000 men from all over South Africa gathered for Mighty Men 2008, one of the country’s largest Christian events, to listen to Angus Buchan, farmer, writer and missionary of Shalom Ministries. Housed in the largest outdoor tent in the world, the theater-in-the-round stage presentation offered unique challenges for the technical staff trying to make a connection between those onstage and the audience. Aviom’s Pro16® system solved a major feedback problem for the minister and the six-member house band at the event, keeping communication and monitoring clear while not interfering with the front-of-house mix. more

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AVIOM STREAMLINES MONITORING FOR SPEAKERS AND BANDS AT MIGHTY MEN 2008 CHRISTIAN GATHERING

Pro16® System Delivers Better Audio for South Africa’s Annual Event

GREYTOWN, KWAZULU-NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA, NOVEMBER 10, 2008 — More than 60,000 men from all over South Africa gathered for Mighty Men 2008, one of the country’s largest Christian events, to listen to Angus Buchan, farmer, writer and missionary of Shalom Ministries. Housed in the largest outdoor tent in the world, the theater-in-the-round stage presentation offered unique challenges for the technical staff trying to make a connection between those onstage and the audience. Aviom’s Pro16® system solved a major feedback problem for the minister and the six-member house band at the event, keeping communication and monitoring clear while not interfering with the front-of-house mix. more

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Intelix Introduces European Union and United Kingdom Wallplate Baluns

Intelix AVO-V3AD-WP110-EUMiddleton, WI- Intelix LLC, U.S. manufacturer of audio/video equipment and software, recently released an innovative line of wallplate audio/video over twisted pair extenders designed for use in Europe and Great Britain.

“Europe is an important market for Intelix,? explains Steve Cohan, Intelix CEO and International Sales Manager. “They wholeheartedly embrace the latest trends in audio/video and push for better and better technology. Over the years, Intelix audio/video over twisted pair products have found an important place in the European market; however, our sales were limited to modular and rack-mountable solutions. That changes with our new wallplate baluns which are specifically designed for the European and UK building wiring infrastructure.? more

IN MEMORIAM: Neutrik USA President Jim Cowan, 1956-2008

jim-cowan_neutrik.jpgBy George Petersen

Jim Cowan passed away peacefully on November 5, 2008 after a bout with cancer. Well-known and loved throughout the audio industry, the 52-year-old Cowan was a 20 year veteran of Neutrik USA, starting out as general manager, and then moving on to vice-president and becoming president of the company in 2000.

A lifelong resident of the Garden State, Cowan was born and raised in Kearny, New Jersey, later making his home in the township of Toms River, along the Jersey Shore. After receiving his BA degree at Ocean County College, followed by a BS degree in marketing and economics and an MBA at Monmouth University, Cowan worked at Texas Instruments, Panduit Corp. and Dialight-Kulka-Smith, but found his real niche when he joined Neutrik in 1987. more

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ESP New York Selects Soundcraft’s Vi6™ For Diesel’s 30th Anniversary “xXx Rock and Roll Circus? Party Finale In Brooklyn

The Soundcraft Vi6 was among the elite attendees invited to the final stop of a 24-hour non-stop party hosted by Diesel to celebrate its 30th anniversary around the world. The “Diesel xXx Rock and Roll Circus? took place in 17 major cities across the world; commencing in Tokyo and moving to Beijing, Dubai, Athens, Amsterdam, Milan, Zurich, Munich, Paris, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Oslo, Helsinki, London, Sao Paulo, and finally had its grand finale on Pier 3 in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday, October 11. more

Innovative Upgrade Module Program Adds Advanced Technologies to Existing NAD Products

mdcavrweb1.jpgNAD’s Modular Design Construction™ and Upgrade Module Program offer existing NAD AV customers an easy upgrade path to the latest technologies

SHARON, MA, Nov. 10, 2008 — NAD Electronics, the highly regarded manufacturer of high-performance audio/video components, has introduced a unique Upgrade Program enabling dealers and installers to offer custom configurations to owners of NAD’s high-value A/V products. Each Upgrade Module allows an owner to install one or more elements of NAD’s innovative new mechanical architecture, Modular Design Construction (MDC), into select NAD A/V Receivers and Preamp-Processors. more

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Fairlight Appoints SoundWorks

Fairlight (www.fairlightau.com) is delighted to announce the appointment of Danish company SoundWorks as its distributor for the whole of Scandinavia (www.soundworks.dk).
John Lancken of Fairlight with Michael Miller of SoundWorks
With extensive experience in the broadcast, pro audio and MI markets, SoundWorks is ideally placed to promote Fairlight’s range of award-winning media production systems, including Constellation, Xynergi, Anthem and PyxisTrack video. more

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Avocent Announces the Industry’s First IEEE802.11n Based HD Video Extenders

Avocent MPX1550 Multipoint ExtenderHUNTSVILLE, Ala., November 10, 2008Avocent Corporation (NASDAQ: AVCT), the recognized leader in managed audio video wireless extension networking products for professional audio video applications, today announced the MPX1550 wireless extender. This breakthrough product combines Avocent’s field-proven MPX1500 wireless video distribution technology with the latest in WiFi advancements, IEEE802.11n MIMO-based radios, thereby raising the bar for wireless HD video distribution systems in terms of visual acuity, transmission distance, and noise immunity. more

SENNHEISER DOMINATES REALITY TV

dwts_2008.JPGHOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 2008: Television viewers have been getting an eyeful of Sennheiser this year as the company’s wireless microphone and personal monitor equipment has been increasingly incorporated into reality programming audio production. Now, as the new fall season gets underway, Sennheiser RF products are dominating primetime with appearances on “Dancing with the Stars,” “Don’t Forget the Lyrics” and “America’s Funniest Videos,” plus daytime talk show, “Ellen.” more

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