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Verrex Appoints Former AllianceBernstein Global AV Manager to Lead International Expansion

MOUNTAINSIDE, New Jersey, U.S.A. (February 12, 2008) – In direct response to client requests for global support of their AV objectives, Verrex Corporation, a leading audiovisual, videoconference and sound systems integrator, today announced plans for international expansion lead by former AllianceBernstein Global AV Manager, George Massey. more

Legendary Peavey SP™ Loudspeakers Updated For Even More Durability

Peavey SP SpeakersPeavey proudly introduces its new SP™ Series loudspeaker systems, featuring the durable new Hammertex™ covering and newly redesigned exterior with full-front metal grilles. A live-sound standard for more than three decades, the new SP Series features all of the proven technologies that have established the line as one of the audio industry‘s most enduringly popular, reliable speaker systems. more

Peavey Debuts New Versarray™ 212 Line-Array Enclosure

Peavey Versarray 212 Peavey proudly introduces the new three-way Versarray 212 line-array enclosure, featuring planar ribbon drivers, neodymium woofers and exclusive adjustment technology to set a new benchmark for high fidelity, high-level sound reinforcement.

Engineered for optimum coverage in large performance venues with companion Versarray 218 and 118 subwoofers, the new Versarray 212 enclosure offers extreme versatility in the most demanding sound-reinforcement applications. more

Peavey Expands XR® Series Powered-Mixer Line With New Consoles

Peavey proudly introduces two new mixers to the renowned Peavey XR® Series powered-mixer line, the XR 1220 console and rack-mountable XR 1212, featuring patented Peavey technologies and extensive digital signal processing capabilities.

Designed for versatility in live-performance and sound-reinforcement applications, the Peavey new XR 1220 and XR 1212 feature dual 600-watt power amplifiers that can be summed to the main output (1200 watts) or used independently to power mains and monitors at 600 watts each. Each standard channel includes an XLR input and ” line input, as well as a ” channel insert, gain adjustment, 80 Hz low-cut switch, two monitor sends, EFX send, and low, mid low, mid high and high equalization controls. Two stereo channels feature dual ” and RCA inputs, respectively, and XLR inputs.
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Leadership Change At Electrosonic Group; Jim Bowie Promoted To President

bowieThe board of Electrosonic Group today announced that Jim Bowie has been appointed President. Bowie now oversees the global operations and strategy for Electrosonic‘s combined businesses in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East serving the museum, themed entertainment, command and control, corporate, government, and digital signage markets.

With this change of leadership, the Burbank office becomes the group operational headquarters. Electrosonic maintains offices in Burbank, Minneapolis, New York, Orlando, London, Helsinki, Stockholm, Dubai, and Shanghai. more

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Point Source Audio Re-Launches Website

Company growth spurs website re-design to support expanding dealer network

Novato, Calif., February 11, 2008 — Point Source Audio (PSA), a specialty manufacturer of popular high-end audio accessories announces the re-design of its website to more clearly showcase the first ever complete line of affordable ear-worn microphones and the unique wearing options available for its in-ear monitors. The website allows its network of resellers and end-users to learn more about the company‘s latest offerings and more easily access product information, including wiring schematics for coupling with wireless systems such as Shure, Audio-Technica and Sennheiser. more

AVAD Names Robert Smith New Dean of AVAD University

Twenty-Year Veteran Joins Leading Distributor to Head Training Programs

Van Nuys, Calif. – February 8, 2008 – AVAD LLC, America‘s leading distributor of custom home electronics, has announced the appointment of Robert Smith to the position of Dean of AVAD University. Smith brings nearly 20 years of experience in the consumer electronics industry to his new position and will be responsible for all aspects of training through or connected with AVAD. more

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KEF KHT1005.2 SERIES HOME THEATER SPEAKER SYSTEM NOW SHIPPING

New Home Theater Speaker System, Featuring the KUBE-1 Subwoofer, Incorporates
Uni-Q® Driver Technology and Compact Design

Marlboro, N.J. – February 11, 2008 - KEF, renowned British manufacturer of audiophile-quality speakers and world-class home theater speakers, has announced that the new KHT1005.2 Series home theater speaker system, including the KUBE-1 Subwoofer, is in stock and available for immediate shipment. more

VizionWare VZ-S5100 5×1 HDMI Switcher Named Mark of Excellence Finalist

Consumer Electronics Association Recognizes VizionWare Switcher Featuring Five HDMI Inputs and Audio Re-synchronization Capability

AUSTIN, Texas – February 8, 2008 – VizionWare, the Texas-based active interconnect company, has announced that its VZ-S5100 5×1 HDMI Switcher & Digital Audio Synchronizer has been selected as a 2008 TechHome® Mark of Excellence Award finalist in the “Best Distributed Audio/Video Product” category. more

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Biamp Systems Expands Education And Training Program

Biamp‘s Training Program now includes Spanish Audia classes, Advanced Audia Training and global training locations

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS, January 29, 2008 — Underscoring its commitment to support the systems integration market‘s most effective and reliably-performing digital audio processing and network technologies with equally comprehensive education and training programs, Biamp® Systems today announced the expansion of its acclaimed training and education programs in 2008 to include growing numbers of non-English language courses, advanced training courses, and the creation of Audia certification classrooms in three locations outside of North America. more

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