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Press Releases For : August 20, 2009

SENNHEISER EXPANDS ITS LINE OF PORTABLE HD HEADPHONES

hd_428.JPGOLD LYME, CONNECTICUT – AUGUST 2009: Listeners seeking a great new pair of cans can look no further: Sennheiser announces an expansion of its line of full-sized, portable HD headphones. The stylish HD 428, HD 438 and HD 448 are optimized for portable players but also deliver strong audio performance on home hi-fi systems, making them an ideal choice for users who want to crank their playlists on the move and at home. (more…)

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THE INSTITUTE FOR THE MUSICAL ARTS HOSTS WSDG SITE VISIT

inst-mus-arts-group-_103.JPGNORTHAMPTON, MA: Rapidly approaching completion of their “dream studio complex,” founders of the Institute For Musical Arts (IMA) hosted Walters Storyk Design Group interior designer Beth Walters and architect/acoustician John Storyk at a recent site inspection.

In progress since 2004, IMA’s near million $ “Big Barn” conversion into a sophisticated teaching, performing and recording space represents the first world-class recording facility dedicated to training and supporting the work of female musicians and engineers. The 3000 + sq. ft. complex which includes a new 900 sq. ft. WSDG-designed control room/post-production suite (pictured) is on track to “go live” in October, 2009.

“We first met Beth and John in New York at an AES Convention,” June Millington recalls. When we described IMA’s mission they immediately wanted to get on board. The fact that we can provide our students and Rock ‘n Roll Camp for (more…)

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Broadcast Pix Opens Offices in China

(Billerica, Massachusetts)- Broadcast Pix™ announced today it has established offices in China in cooperation with ADC for distribution and support of its Slate™ integrated production systems. The new offices will be located in Hong Kong, Beijing, and Guangzhou to service resellers, integrators, and customers in the region.

“Producing compelling live video cost effectively is a must for many of our potential clients in China, and Broadcast Pix offers the best value in the market today for live video production,? said Arco Groenenberg, director of sales, Americas and Asia. “Broadcast Pix China will offer local customer support, training and sales support. We are extremely pleased to establish a local presence in this very important growth market.?

Mark Tsang will head up business efforts in Beijing and Guangzhou, while Lewis Ray will work in the Hong Kong office. Broadcast Pix China already has one dealer in Beijing, BLE, and (more…)

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Gefen Extender for HDMI v1.3 Over One CAT-6a Cable Makes Extending HDTVs and Projectors at 1080p/60 Easy and Economical

Gefen Extender for HDMI v1.3 Over One CAT-6a CableCHATSWORTH, CA – Connectivity solutions provider Gefen today announced the availability of its improved version of the Extender for HDMI v1.3 over One CAT-6a cable.

This sender/receiver system delivers high definition video at 1080p full HD with up to 12 bit deep color support up to 175 feet (53m) in length using just one shielded CAT-6a cable. Resolutions at 1080i/60 can be extended even further up to 250 feet (76m). All HDMI v1.3 features are supported including lip sync audio, Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio.

With this extender, installers can cut cable costs by half as previous solutions required the use of two CAT-5 cables to reach the same distance. WDisplays mounted on walls or projectors installed on the ceiling can receive their HDMI signal from a source located in a rack mounted (more…)

The HD 800 is ‘European Headphone 2009-2010′

OLD LYME, Conn. – August 2009 – The new HD 800 premium headphones from Sennheiser have won the coveted EISA Award presented by the European Imaging and Sound Association. In the category ‘European Audio Awards,’ the HD 800 impressed the international jury with its innovative transducer principle. From now on, it can officially bear the title of ‘European Headphone 2009-2010′.

The EISA jury, which is made up of representatives from 50 European special interest magazines, justified its verdict: “Here is a new top-of-the-range model from one of the world’s most renowned headphone manufacturers. The challenge was to create a large diaphragm, essential for powerful bass reproduction, while avoiding unwanted resonances which result in distortion. The solution? Instead of the usual circular shape, the diaphragm is designed as a ring, which provides a large surface area, yet minimizes distortion. The sound is just true to the original, at every (more…)

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SoundTube Names New Representatives in Two Territories

PARK CITY, UT – SoundTube Entertainment, the leading manufacturer of high-performance commercial sound systems, has announced the appointment of new manufacturers’ representatives for the North Central and Rocky Mountain territories. Excellence Marketing will represent SoundTube in Minnesota, North Western Wisconsin, North Dakota, and South Dakota; Warren Associates will cover Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, eastern Montana, and El Paso, Texas. Warren Associates/Pacific Coast AV also represents SoundTube in Northern California. (more…)

KTWO TRANSITIONS TO HD NEWS WITH NEW JVC GY-HM700 CAMCORDERS

WAYNE, NJ – KTWO, the ABC affiliate serving central Wyoming, transitioned to local news in high definition this month with the help of its new JVC GY-HM700 camcorders. The station produces five newscasts every weekday and two on both Saturday and Sunday, plus a weekly sports program.

Moving to an all-HD newscast and a tapeless workflow were two very significant steps for the station, which is owned by Silverton Broadcasting Co. LLC and serves the Casper-Riverton market (currently DMA #197). According to Terry Lane, chief broadcast engineer, the station doesn’t have the budget of stations in larger markets, so the transition to HD news has been an economic challenge.

This spring, KWTO purchased 10 JVC GY-HM700 camcorders, most of which will be used for ENG work. However, two have been designated as studio cameras. “Even adding a frame sync for each, they were a budget-friendly choice for our (more…)

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TENNIS CLUB GOES WIRELESS WITH LECTROSONICS

larz_avl_hi.jpgSeattle, WA – August 2009… Be it a wedding ceremony or one of many other important moments in our lives, the ability to hear clearly is critical. Such was the challenge at an upscale tennis club in the Seattle area, whose lushly landscaped gardens make the perfect setting for exchanging vows. Home to the one of the most prestigious tennis tournaments in Washington state—the tennis club sits on roughly 8 acres and offers its 3,000-plus members 19 tennis courts, several dining rooms, banquet facilities, and numerous additional amenities. With the summer season just kicking into high gear, club management wanted to ensure the best possible sound quality for its outdoor speaking events. They found their solution with a wireless microphone system from Lectrosonics. (more…)

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Northbrook Theater’s Youth Shows Deliver Memorable Performances With AKG DMS 700 Professional Digital Wireless System

In a fixed installation that demonstrates the reliability and versatility of AKG’s wireless systems, the Northbrook Theater in Northbrook, IL, selected the AKG DMS 700 to play a role in all 12 annual productions held there. The 300-seat theater upgraded to the DMS 700 last month, selecting an array of AKG equipment that included 12 DSR 700 receivers, 10 CK 77 Microphones, and 25 DPT 700 bodypacks.

The theater will be using AKG’s digital wireless system to drive a series of performances put on by youth, for youth. Performing Arts Supervisor Kurt Ottinger needed a system that came complete with battery life indicators on all receivers, frequency scanning with error indicators and the ability to synchronize receivers with the transmitters. Additionally, with the encryption function that comes standard on every DMS 700, the system is able to offer Ottinger’s productions the necessary security for sensitive audio transmissions. And with (more…)

Stage Research Scores with Sound 411 Event in New York City

The first Sound 411, a two-day informational event designed to bring together sound professionals and students in New York City with leaders in the sound hardware and software industry, was an unqualified success for organizer Stage Research, Inc. Held August 12-13 at John Jay College, the free event drew approximately 60 attendees to an array of seminars and demos by sponsors Stage Research, Lectrosonics, UK-based DiGiCo, and LimitedOutline North America, LLC.

“We were very happy with the turnout and with the enthusiastic support of the sponsors,” reports Carlton Guc, cofounder of Stage Research. “We envisioned Sound 411 as an opportunity for anyone involved in sound for theatrical and touring productions or film and video to spend some quality time with audio manufacturers, and that proved to be the case. The two-day event introduced a number of new products, provided some basic and advanced hands-on training, and offered a chance (more…)

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