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QSC Launches New Q-Sys Network Audio Products

QSC Audio Products (Booth C9917) showed two new Enterprise Cores at InfoComm 2014.  The new Core 1100 provides 256 x 256 network audio channels and 96 AEC channels, while the new Core 3100 is capable of a robust 512 x 512 channels and 192 AEC channels. Additionally, the already familiar QSC CXD-series amplifiers got a boost with the launch of CXD-Q designed specifically for use with the respected Q-Sys platform.  Combined together, the amplifiers benefit from Q-Sys extensive DSP processing for a well-integrated solution to large installed applications, including convention centers, public transportation terminals, hotels, stadiums, and other venues with complex zone and routing requirements.

 

On the speaker side, three new speaker models have been added.  Two surface-mount loudspeakers in the Acoustic Design Series bookend an already diverse line of product.  The AD-S112sw is a compact single 12″ subwoofer with weather treated driver capable of 121db peak SPL, and includes mounting yoke.  Advanced voicing filter sets using QSC Intrinsic Correction™, available through either Q-Sys processing or CXD amplifier platforms.  The AD-S6T uses a 6” weather treated woofer; 1” silk dome tweeter to achieve 105° Axisymmetric (conical) coverage.  Maximum peak SPL 116 db, and also utilizes advanced voicing filter sets using QSC Intrinsic Correction™, available through either Q-Sys processing or CXD amplifier platforms. 60 watt low-saturation and low-loss 70/100V transformers with 8? bypass are built in.  The entire line is designed for indoor and outdoor use, and meets IEC60529 IP-54 for dust and splash resistance.

More information at qsc.com

All-Star Rockers Assembled for Free Bose Concert

Bose Professional Systems (Booth C11122) hosted a free concert Thursday at 5:30 pm in the LVH Theater, directly adjacent to the Las Vegas Convention Center.  The assembled “supergroup” includes Howard Leese (Guitar- Heart, Bad Company), Doug Aldrich (Guitar- Whitesnake), Robin McAuley (Vocals- MSG, Survivor), Paul Shortino (Vocals- Rough Cutt, Quiet Riot), Andrew Freeman (Vocals/Guitars- Lynch Mob, The Offspring), Jay Schellen (Drums- Badfinger, Asia), Michael T. Ross (Keys- Lita Ford Band), and Mark Boals (Vocals- Yngwie Malmsteen).  The setlist included classic tunes from legendary rock groups like the Rolling Stones, The Who, The Doors, Led Zeplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Eagles, Queen, AC/DC, Deep Purple, Van Halen, Journey, Aerosmith, and more.  The nearly standing-room-only crowd was treated to over 90 minutes of classic rock anthems.

 

This extraordinary musicianship was enhanced by the acclaimed Bose RoomMatch™ audio system, with unparalleled coherence through a manifold waveguide, allowing a much lower crossover point than most other compression arrays.  Bose’s unique construction is modular, allowing different midrange/high-frequency units (even with asymmetrical dispersion patterns) to be combined with low-frequency units into one line array unit.  This unusually diverse pallet allows designers to customize the coverage more ideally to the room and seating, keeping energy off the walls and other surfaces and cutting down destructive interference.  The system was powered by Bose PowerMatch(tm) 4- and 8-channel amplifiers delivering up to 4000 watts per amplifier with less than 20-amp current draw per unit.

 

L-Acoustic Shows Constant-Curvature Line Source “WST”

L-Acoustic (Booth C11908) has introduced two models of Constant-Curvature line source speakers. ”WST” stands for Wavefront Sculpture Technology, where boxes can be used individually or in small arrays as a point-source solution, or arrayed with multiple units as a line source, without destructive interference effects.

 

 The line source can be deployed either horizontally or vertically, with a coverage angle proportional to the number of enclosures in the array (N x 22.5 degrees). On the other plane—vertical or horizontal, respectively—the ARCS II line source provides an asymmetrical coverage angle of 60 degrees (20/40). The orientation of the ARCS II enclosures within the array determines asymmetric distribution, allowing the use of a horizontal ARCS II line source either for upward or downward coverage.

 

ARCS II can be quickly deployed as a tightly packed front of house system for medium throw applications with high-SPL LF impact and excellent stereo imaging. With precise and flexible coverage capability, the ARCS II is also well-suited for use as a distributed system, center cluster for theatrical work, sidefill monitoring, flown or stacked center fill, stereo front fill, offstage fill or delay system for concert audiences in stadiums and arenas.

 

The LA-RAK touring rack and LA8 amplified controller preset library deliver an extremely advanced and precise drive system for ARCS II. Additional features include the L-DRIVE intelligent two-way transducer protection circuit (Peak and RMS limiting) and unique Array Morphing EQ interface allowing the engineer to quickly adjust the tonal balance of the system to produce a reference curve or ensure consistency of the system’s sonic signature with multiple arrays of different types and sizes.

PreSonus has Speakers in “the Worx”

PreSonus (Booth C11341) has announced acquisition of loudspeaker manufacturer WorxAudio Technologies, Inc., of Greensboro, North Carolina.  WorxAudio has been a leader in the mid- and large-scale church market, professional touring market, and corporate installations since it’s founding in 1979.  PreSonus intends to leverage the knowledge of these markets, and will take advantage of driver, systems, and mechanical design into future PreSonus offerings for the portable and touring markets, and the needed support of those customers.

 

WorxAudio will be demonstrating their TrueLIne™ X2 and V5 compact line arrays in Demo Room N104 (North Hall) at 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm, and 4:30pm Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.  Other WorxAudio products can be found at Booth C11746.

Dawn Pro Audio Announces AW Series

Matt Thornton, director of sales at Dawn Pro Audio, poses with the AW series loudspeaker system.

Walking along the red carpet of InfoComm’s Audio Pavilion, the endless parade of loudspeaker systems may seem a little repetitive. While reputation for many of these high end speaker companies attract installers to their booths to view the latest products, for those smaller companies, you need a certain form of creativity in your design to really stick in someone’s mind.

 

Such is the case with Dawn Pro Audio (Booth #C10746), a company that fell off the map for 15 years before it was scooped up by Hanser Music Group and is now releasing new loudspeaker systems for the rental and installation markets.

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Installed Sound Round Up Day 1

JBL's commercial amps and mixer-amps are Energy Star certified.

Whether you’re representing a nightclub, house of worship, restaurant, or similar venue, choosing a reliable and high-quality audio system is key. Luckily, manufacturers in the pro audio realm are constantly working to improve their systems and make them more commercial friendly. more…

Audio Blasts In A Day Early With Demo Rooms

Renkus-Heinz demos the Varia loudspeaker system in Audio Demo Room N113.

While the show floor for InfoComm14 doesn’t open until Wednesday, the audio department’s demo rooms are already in full blast—literally. Open a day early, 16 audio manufacturers open the doors to their customized demo rooms, where they give detailed presentations of their latest products, along with a demonstration of the sound these products produce.

 

Each company gives a demo every other hour (most likely to avoid bleed between the rooms), and walking down the hallway you can surely hear (and feel) the power of these sound systems.

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CRESTRON INTRODUCES NEW HIGH-POWER, ENERGY-EFFICIENT COMMERCIAL AMPLIFIERS

Series Commercial Amplifiers Merge High-Output Performance with Low Energy Consumption and Design Versatility for Lecture Halls, Restaurants, Retail Space,
Hospitality, Boardrooms, Auditoriums and More

Orlando, FL, June 15, 2011 – At InfoComm Booth #3001, Crestron today introduced a new line of energy-efficient high-power commercial amplifiers. Designed to meet ENERGY STAR® certification, the exclusive AMP Series amplifiers help meet energy savings objectives and green initiatives without sacrificing audio performance. Each AMP Series amplifier is 100% Crestron designed, engineered, and manufactured. Read on at The Wire

EAW Debuts New VF Series Family of Products

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EAW® (Demo Room 204A), a world leader in audio system solutions for over 30 years, unveils its new VF Series family of passive products, consisting of five models of VFR Two-Way Full-Range Loudspeakers; two VFS Subwoofers; and three VSM Stage Monitors. The VF family of products represents a new approach to the needs of professional audio from EAW, combining a hybrid of portable and install features in one package. VF products were engineered with a robust design, including uncompromised sound quality for multiple applications with clean blended lines, rigging, and transformer options desired in an installation product. Read on at The Wire

Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems to Launch Surface Mount Speakers at InfoComm

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BUENA PARK, Calif.—Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. announces the InfoComm 2011 launch of the VS Series of surface mount speakers at booth #823 and the Valencia Ballroom demo room. Ideal for public address, background music, retail store, club, restaurant, meeting room or house of worship, the VS Series speakers deliver high quality sound with exceptional clarity in both indoor and outdoor settings. Read on at The Wire

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