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L-Acoustics strengthens Latin America team

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Latin America - L-Acoustics has announced the appointment of Alex Soto as applications engineer, supporting the rental and install markets in Latin America and the Caribbean. Working in close collaboration with regional sales manager Tim McCall, Alex’s expertise will benefit the dynamic and growing network of partners and clients in the LATAM region.
A well-known and well-liked figure in the Latin American professional audio industry, Alex bring to L-Acoustics extensive experience in all areas of sound production and deep knowledge of L-Acoustics systems. Having global experience with high profile touring artists such as The Rolling Stones, Chayanne, Rammstein and Maroon 5, Alex is also renowned for his sound designs for festival stalwarts Hell and Heaven Fest, Electric Daisy Carnival or MTV World Stage.
He’s worked for and with the most prominent sound providers throughout the region and honed his L-Acoustics expertise as a consultant and trainer since 2007. Alex is ideally-based in Guadalajara, Mexico, giving him quick and easy access to partners and clients throughout the region.
“The appointment of Alex is the greatest indication of the strength of our commitment to the Latin American and Caribbean markets,” affirmed Tim McCall. “His in-depth knowledge of and experience with L-Acoustics systems, having performed as system tech across the r

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Eventech chooses DiGiCo S21

Thursday, 23 March 2017

South Africa - Eventech has taken delivery of a DiGiCo S21 live mixing console. "The rental market companies and technical riders demanded it," said Wynand Veldsman from Eventech, a rental company based in Centurion. "We are thrilled as the unit is fast, flexible, offers ease of use, compact and has versatility with the D-Rack. Gone are the days of having a big, bulky console. The processing is amazing – it just never runs out."
The DiGiCo S21 was supplied with back-up and support by South African distributor, DWR Distribution. "The best part of selling DiGiCo consoles is seeing the pure delight from the audio engineers who receive them," said Kyle Robson of DWR. “The S21 is our best seller, and while it initially took DiGiCo about three years to develop the console, it was well worth the wait. Thank you to Eventech for your support and we hope this unit will work hard for you."
DiGiCo initially wanted to design an entry-level console that retained all the features and values DiGiCo is known for in terms of quality, ergonomics and style, and one that they could be truly proud of at a price point that allowed even more audio engineers to join the DiGiCo family. "It's like DiGiCo have taken all the main fundamental features of the SD Range and used it in the S Range," says Kyle Robson.
(Jim Evans)

 
 
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SSL L500 delivers the music and the message

Thursday, 23 March 2017

USA - Crossroads Christian Church has been growing in Corona, California, since it was founded in 1892. Now occupying a large, multifaceted campus including a modern 2500-capacity Main Worship Centre, the church welcomes around 7000 attendees every weekend to enjoy its message, and the sophisticated live show that frames it.
Tyler DeYoung is the technical director and FOH engineer at Crossroads, and has recently specified an SSL Live L500 digital audio console for FOH duties, which was supplied by systems integrator CCI Solutions.
"As well as the three services in the main auditorium, that space is also regularly rented out for music events and used for other special church events, explains DeYoung. "We run about 48 inputs every weekend - full drum kit, tracks, keyboards, two guitars, bass, five vocals, and a couple of acoustic guitars. On top of that we might add strings, horns, or more singers, depending on need."
The facility is currently fitted with 96 channels of SSL stagebox I/O to ensure plenty of capacity, whatever the challenge.
DeYoung's approach to sound at Crossroads is about providing impact, while being mindful of the message. "You'd probably say our services are on the louder side," he notes. "We don't want to hurt anybody, but we want it to feel full . . . Big. We want it to be exciting so no one will be afraid to sing out."

 
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dLive and ME manage top Dutch radio show

Thursday, 23 March 2017

The Netherlands - Allen & Heath’s dLive S Class and ME digital mixing systems have been purchased to manage the On Stage live radio show for no.1 Dutch radio station, NPO 3FM.
The new radio show includes performances from live bands, and incorporates visual clips. dLive manages the live radio, floor sound and several feeds for live internet streaming. Comprising a S5000 and DM64 with DX32 expander rack, the system is fitted with MADI and Waves network cards, with an IP8 remote controller and a ME personal monitoring system, including 6 ME-1 mini mixers, for monitoring the bands. dLive is configured to provide three different mixes going to the DJ desk, and dlive communicates with the DHD radio mixer via Dante.
“As a fanatical iLive user, I was pleased to get the opportunity to purchase the dLive and ME systems. The learning curve was only about one hour,” explains Elwin Dorlas, who manages the On Stage radio show. “As I need to do a lot of mixing in a short period of time, dLive’s low latency and intuitive layout are key. I love the new FX, compressors and pre-amp modelling, and the I/O patching is spot on. The integration of the ME monitor system completes it for me, and the musicians love the level of control it offers them.”
(Jim Evans)

 
 
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PL+S: KV2 celebrates 15-year milestone

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Germany - As KV2 Audio prepares for its annual pilgrimage to the 2017 Prolight+Sound Show in Frankfurt (Booth J20 Hall 3.1), this year brings with it another milestone in the company’s history.
In 2002, KV2 began its journey in a small cottage tucked away in the forests of Southern Bohemia near the Czech town of Milevsko. In January of 2003, the ES System was released at the Anaheim NAMM show and the rest as they say is history.
As the company celebrates its 15th birthday, its growth reflects the success it has enjoyed. Now housed in a 9,000sq.m state of the art, custom-built factory in Milevsko, KV2 manufactures everything in house except transducers which are still brought from Italy. It is a far cry from the initial beginnings, when everything was sourced from third party manufacturers and reflects the company’s commitment to achieving the best possible quality and control over the products they build.
At the end of the day though, nothing has changed in respect to the company’s ongoing quest for the best possible sound quality. “We have never compromised our design principles to follow market trends” says company founder and chief engineer, George Krampera Snr.
“George may have been seen as a rebel for many years as he bucked the industry trends in digital technology and line array systems, but it would appear his philosophies ha

 
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PL+S: Alcons schedules double debut

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Germany - Prolight+Sound sees Alcons Audio previewing two new products for the first time, as well hosting an off-side demonstration and observing its annual tradition of showing its latest development ideas and studies, marking the direction that Alcons product portfolio will be heading in the foreseeable future.
The new products being previewed are a wide-dispersion version of the LR28 larger format line array and an extension of the QR24 series, the company’s modular high-output line-source column.
In a development which will be of interest to larger live productions and festivals, the 110° horizontal dispersion LR28/110 is designed as an extension of the existing three-way, 80° dispersion LR28/80. Featuring the same faceprint down-fill and components (two 14” woofers, four 6.5” midrange and a RBN1402rsr pro-ribbon driver) on a 110° waveguide, the LR28/110 is powered and controlled by four channels of the Sentinel10 amplified loudspeaker controller. Like the LR28/80, it has a rigging system that enables angle-setting on the cabinets without lifting the array, resulting in safer and faster set-up with minimal handling.
Alcons is also showing its new extension of the QR24 series modular high-output line-source column. Designed for acoustically challenging venues, the QR24 delivers high output and razor sharp dispersion control, without the nee

 
 
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Nexo STM reinforces new Shanghai music venue

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

China - Nexo STM M28 has made its debut appearance in the great city of Shanghai, in a new entertainment venue that has become one of the main hotspots for both local and foreign visitors.
VShow, a five-year-old KTV brand, has recently made the leap into live music, commissioning the V Livehouse in the heart of Shanghai’s ‘club central’ on Huaihai Dong Lu, another sign that the Chinese nightclub and bar entertainment market is getting back on its feet. At V Livehouse, the band is the central attraction. The performance stage is embraced by high-end interior décor, superior food and beverage service, and top-class management.
For this environment, a high-specification front-of-house PA was essential. The STM M28 ‘omni’ cabinet was a perfect fit for the venue, offering high SPL from small unobtrusive cabinets. Three M28s per side were installed, fitted with 120° flanges because of the relatively short throw required. Below the STM clusters, four Nexo LS18 cabinets provided the sub-bass. A couple of Nexo PS10-R2s provide front-fill coverage, and outer edges of the room are covered by a total of four PS15-R2s.
On stage, twoPS10-R2s are used as stage in-fill monitors, installed in the ceiling in front of the stage and facing down towards it at an angle. Drummers have their own Nexo PS10-R2/LS600 monitor system.
All systems are driven by Nex

 
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De Oosterpoort upgrades Martin Audio line array

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

The Netherlands - Martin Audio has extended its long relationship with De Oosterpoort concert hall in the northern Dutch university city of Groningen, by upgrading the W8LC compact line array, that had served it so well for 14 years, with a new MLA Compact.
The installation was again carried out by Ampco Flashlight Sales (AFS), and the man responsible for commissioning the earlier Martin Audio compact line array, Oosterpoort technical manager, Pieter Stove, was again responsible for the upgrade.
Known for its vibrant cultural and musical nightlife, Groningen is also the city where one of the largest European music festivals is held every year, called Eurosonic Noorderslag. During this festival the venue hosts up to 3,500 visitors of which 1,850 are packed into the large room.
And it was with this event in mind that Pieter Stove decided it was time for the old PA system to be retired and replaced.
The hall itself is supremely versatile. Built in the 1970s as an amphitheatre, the acoustics of de Oosterpoort’s main theatre were designed very much with natural classical orchestras in mind. Due to its clever adjustable panels it not only serves as a classical venue, home to resident orchestra Noord Nederlands Orkest (NNO), but is well known for rock and pop. It also hosts pure theatre and conferences.
With modern day requirements in mind a m

 
 
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PL+S: Clair Brothers reveal design innovations

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Germany - Clair Brothers is to launch “several unique design innovations” at Prolight + Sound 2017 (Booth 3.1, E37).
Following the evolution and success Clair Brothers started with the C15 large format line array cabinet, the company will officially announce the launch of the C12 and C8 line array products. The C12 and C8 are available with Clair True Fit Technology horizontal waveguides custom tailored for any specific venue.
The C12 and C8 also feature a new transducer technology that offers two solid benefits. One is significant weight reduction, the other a reduction in amplifier channel requirements. These new features come with zero technical trade-offs. In fact, these features enhance the ability for the line array to be digitally beam-steered in the vertical plane with F.I.R. processing, says the company. The C12, a double 12-inch format line array, and the C8, a double 8” line array, share the benefit that both can be ordered with a variety of horizontal waveguide patterns. Standard factory waveguides will be 90º and 120º, but a range of waveguides between 60º and 140º are also available.
“We’re continuing the trend of a growing portfolio loaded with strong high-performance products following last year’s debut of so many others,” confirms Josh Sadd, vice president and chief engineer for Clair Brothers.
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SONAB appoints Audiologic as UK distributor

Tuesday, 21 March 2017


UK - Audiologic has secured the exclusive UK distribution for Swedish-based manufacturer SONAB which manufactures System 9, a premium wireless sound system, principally designed for use in the retail, office and hospitality sectors.
Using the power available from existing track lighting systems, SONAB System 9 delivers an easy-to-set-up, highly flexible system that connects via a transmitter to any available sound source to deliver a high-quality audio experience. Changing speaker positions within a room or even moving the system to an entirely new location is as easy as clipping and unclipping speakers from the track.
SONAB is firmly established in Scandinavia and Northern Europe, where the company's products can be found in a host of applications from prestige car showrooms and hotels to department stores and art galleries. This partnership with Audiologic will bring SONAB to the wider attention of the UK market, where it is certain to meet an enthusiastic reception.
Paul Simpson, hospitality and retail business manager at Audiologic, comments, "At Audiologic we continually strive to identify brands that will add another dimension to our portfolio, in order to help our customers provide the widest possible range of options. SONAB's ingenious wireless concept, discreet appearance, excellent sound and simplicity of operation is a unique and very

 
 
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Adamson launches Load Library V4

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Canada - Adamson Systems Engineering has announced the release of Load Library V4, enhancing the user experience and elevating the sonic performance of Adamson products in the field to a whole new level.
Now, all Adamson loudspeakers are presented as a single module in Lake Controller, simplifying the output routing process and minimizing the time it takes to complete group assignments. It presents a cleaner and more streamlined workflow, especially with all loudspeakers utilizing linear phase crossovers, as only half of the total modules are present on the workspace.
This enhanced ease-of-use is the product of Adamson's R&D team designing custom FIR filters for the high-performance E15, E12, and S10, which has ultimately produced a more tailored response, especially in the crossover region. This translates to a more even frequency response, as well as an even higher level of uniformity across the horizontal plane.
“At Adamson, we’re very proud of our R&D team and the constant stream of innovations they’ve helped us introduce to the market,” comments Brian Fraser, product manager and senior applications engineer, Adamson Systems Engineering. “But we’re not only committed to continually delivering state-of-the-art, high-performance audio products; we also want to ensure that our current solutions are performing at the highest possible

 
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PL+S: AC-ET showcases innovation

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Germany - A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) will be showcasing some of the latest lighting innovations and related services from its extensive portfolio of over 200 brands, at Prolight+Sound 2017, Frankfurt, Germany, stand B25, Hall 5.0, 4-7 April 2017.
Visit the AC-ET bar to enjoy the company's hospitality whilst speaking to representatives from its International Sales Team about the choice of industry-leading and popular-selling brands available for a huge range of applications - including touring, theatre, venues, education, film & TV, corporate and other markets. The company can also supply audio, rigging and video solutions.
The stand will feature a selection of Chroma-Q’s recently launched lighting solutions. Products include the new, multi award-winning Color Force II batten range, which features proprietary homogenised optics to provide a superior RGBA colour blend of high quality saturates and pastels – and a purer white – with no unsightly colour-mixing shadows.
Also on display is the new Color One 100X LED PAR with 60% more output than its predecessor and convection cooling; the award-winning Inspire, convection cooled architectural house lighting which delivers pure white or fully mixed colour enabling users to create a seamless experience from the stage to the audience.
Finally, the Space Force variable white soft sour

 
 
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Baldwin Boxall gears up for Firex 2017

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

UK - At this year’s Firex exhibition, Baldwin Boxall is looking forward to showing the new VIGIL3 voice alarm products, touchscreen microphone, VIGIL Eclipse4 and the moisture proof disabled toilet alarm kit to visitors to their stand (E140).
VIGIL3 is the latest voice alarm offering from the UK manufacturer. The system boasts floating transformerless amplifiers, mains sleep mode, compact battery charger, compact but powerful amplification and an incredible control unit that makes the traditional style voice alarm router redundant. Add this to the new touchscreen microphone and the quality and backup from a well-renowned company and you will have a system that will be future proof for years to come.
Each VIGIL3 control module is capable of handling 8 dual circuits – despite its compact size. For larger systems, it is simply a matter of adding further units to the system – as many as 100 units (800 zones) is possible. Full audio equalisation, 64 audio channels, four fire alarm panel inputs, hard wired bypass facility, time delay per channel, impressive message storage and an option to use copper or fibre networking – are just some of the features of the VIGIL3 voice alarm system.
The VIGIL3 amplifiers – available as dual 75W, quad 75W, dual 150W, quad 150W and dual 300W – are an incredible 58% lighter than their predecessors. Each amplifier h

 
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PLASA Focus Leeds returns with a top seminar schedule for 2017

Monday, 20 March 2017

UK - PLASA Focus Leeds is back with a stellar line-up of seminar sessions and speakers for this year’s event on 9-10 May at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds. The free to attend exhibition is a leading platform for the entertainment industry, offering an opportunity to discover the very latest technology including products from recent international launches.
Speakers this year include James Simpson, lighting visualiser at the Royal Opera House, who will be discussing the latest technologies in use at the Royal Opera House, with a look at how some recent projects have been technically achieved. Simpson will also be talking for the first time about an exciting new R&D project being developed at the ROH which uses Augmented Reality technology to create new opportunities for design teams to visualise their ideas – the talk will include a live demonstration.
The future of audio technology is also high on the agenda; d&b audiotechnik’s Oran Burns will be exploring this topic in a session titled ‘What’s Next for Pro Audio.’ LSi audio journalist Phil Ward will host a panel session to discuss ‘Is Point Source Fighting Back?’ an exploration of the varied applications of point source over line array.
The hugely popular Riggers’ Forum will return to Leeds, led once again by Harry Box and Chris Higgs, known for their thought provoking sem

 
 
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CPL Technical Sales is launched

Monday, 20 March 2017

UK - Technical production and rental specialist Central Presentations Limited (CPL) has launched a new division – CPL Technical Sales - to focus on the sales of selected product lines, all of which CPL carries in its rental inventory.
CPL Technical Sales will be based at CPL’s facility in West Midlands, UK, headed by Sam Thomas. The aim is to cross-rent only to other professional AV / rental companies and organisations, in the process supporting the selected brands through CPL’s extensive working knowledge of them, providing fully comprehensive backup.
So far, the list includes Analog Way, Avolites, Connex, Denon Professional, DPA Microphones, ETC, Extron, Fiberfox, Interspace Industries, Kramer, Lightware, Marantz, Panasonic Business, Sennheiser, Shure and Unicol. More will be added as CPL Technical Sales develops its business.
CPL Technical Sales will also be in a position to support these manufacturers and brands by making kit available to end-clients in specific scenarios, e.g. like bridging any fluctuations in pre-purchase delivery / production schedules with rentals … enabling clients who have bought kit to have immediate access to it if needed, and ensuring that CPL’s stock always contains the latest products.
CPL’s Matthew Boyse (Max) explains: “This underlines our commitment to these brands. We already extensively evaluate a

 
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L-Acoustics lands in the Canary Islands

Monday, 20 March 2017

Spain - For more than 25 years, Sonopluss Canarias has been held in high regard by its customers, with quality and expertise its two fundamental principles of business. In the summer of 2016, Sonopluss Canarias took delivery of an L-Acoustics K2 system, the first in the Canary Islands, taking the company’s audio inventory to a new level.
The investment was one that the company had been keen to make for some time. “We had been talking for a number of years and they knew they wanted to make the change to L-Acoustics from their existing system,” explains Marc Neuhaus, owner of Take Off, L-Acoustics’ Spain-based distributor. “It was simply a question of timing.”
Sonopluss’s new system comprises 28 K2, 28 SB28 subs – purchased to service the expanding Electronic Dance Music scene in the Islands – along with 12 Kara and eight ARCS II.
“The first and main attraction of the L-Acoustics system for me is how it sounds,” says Simone Higuera, director of Sonopluss. “Marc did an A/B demo against our existing system and there was just no comparison. The L-Acoustics system was so much better that the decision was made there and then.”
The decision went beyond audio quality. The Canaries’ enviable position as an island paradise come with a downside. “We’re in the middle of the Atlantic, three hours away from anywhere by plane,” e

 
 

Pan Acoustics appoints distributor for China

Monday, 20 March 2017


Germany / China - EZPro International Technology Limited has been appointed as the Hong Kong, China and Macau distributor for Pan Acoustics, the advanced steerable audio specialist from Wolfenbüttel in Germany.
Alan Ho, senior VP business development of EZPro explained their choice of Pan Beam, “With many column speakers available in the market over more than 15 years, many companies have engineered their own solutions as part of an existing range of products in an attempt to tap into the growing market.
“We have been looking at the various solutions available in the market and all had their strengths and weaknesses - heavy, big, difficult to set up - so we were looking for a company that was specialised in steerable products but also offering a slim line of passive speakers, that had leading technology and the feature set that the market needed.
“We ultimately wanted outstanding performance combined with simple, intuitive system setup, so that the installer doesn't need to be a programming expert to get great results. In Pan Acoustics we found exactly this”, continued Ho, “but we also found an open-minded communication, needed based on our own culture which is not always easy. The sales staff of Pan Acoustics gave us a good feeling and the will to guide us into further success for our company with their comprehensive range of products

 
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Ashley KLR at home in Cowboys Saloon

Monday, 20 March 2017

USA - Cowboys Saloon is the newest tenant at Syracuse, New York’s Destiny Mall, the largest mall in New York State and the sixth largest mall in the country. With its roots in Florida, Cowboys Saloon has opened strategic locations throughout the country, and the 13,000sq.ft Destiny location exemplifies the brand’s commitment to entertaining its patrons with a full-blooded country & western experience.
It has a live stage devoted mainly to country music, but with a healthy dose of rock music and DJ sets thrown in, and ample table and bar seating. In order to give Cowboys Saloon the most powerful sound reinforcement system possible on a constrained (and already stretched) budget, local AV integration firm Visual Technologies used 10 of Ashly Audio’s uniquely affordable, powerful, and reliable KLR-Series dual-channel amplifiers.
Rich Trombitas, regional sales & product manager with A/V manufacturers rep firm Cardone, Solomon & Associates (CS&A), which handles Ashly Audio gear in New York City and northern New Jersey, assisted Jim Blair, sales manager at Visual Technologies with the system design at Cowboys Saloon.
In a single day, Trombitas travelled to Syracuse from New York City, surveyed the space, met with the owner, went back to Visual Technologies, designed the system with Blair, compiled a materials list, and drove back home.

 
 
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SSL L500 on song for André Rieu tour

Monday, 20 March 2017

Europe - André Rieu is a Dutch violinist and conductor who has consistently made it into the world's top ten grossing tours lists with his exposition of the popular classical canon. His Johann Strauss Orchestra entertains and involves audiences worldwide by mixing exceptional musicianship with immersive, light-hearted, and energetic performances.
Front of House engineer Wim Van Der Molen, who has been touring with Rieu for about 24 years is considered as much as part of the orchestra as the musicians. Rieu himself told Van Der Molen early in their partnership that the mixing console was to be his instrument – an instrument that has recently been upgraded to an SSL Live L500. The console, supplied supported on tour by Solotech, now mixes up to 128 inputs from stage for both the PA and monitors, from the FOH position. Also touring with the show is Solotech project manager and systems tech Alexandre Dugas.
The tour's previous digital console had been in service for 12 years when Van Der Molen decided to look for new blood. The old console was large, heavy, required a lot of flight case real estate, and the evolving show deserved a new generation of technology - a step up in flexibility, power, and quality. Solotech suggested he look at the SSL L500.
"I met with Roland Mattijsen of AEM in The Netherlands," he says. "Who introduced us to the SSL team. Of

 
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dLive debuts at Nairobi gospel event

Monday, 20 March 2017

Kenya - PA company Sound Creations introduced its new Allen & Heath dLive S Class system at the third annual Gospel Extravaganza in Nairobi. Comprising the flagship S7000 surface and DM64 MixRack, the system was installed at FOH, managing a wealth of national and international gospel artists.
Attended by around 2000 people, Sound Creations and organisers, Trublaq Entertainment, hosted performances from artists, including, Gloria Muliro, Dr. Ron Kenoly, Esther Wahome, Size 8, Willy Paul, Solomon Mkubwa, Mercy Masika, and Pitson.
Lead sound engineer Edwin Martin was overwhelmed by the functionality of the system, noting, “This is the best desk I have worked with.”
(Jim Evans)

 
 
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PL&S: Fohhn showcases latest digital technology

Friday, 17 March 2017

Germany - Fohhn Audio AG brings its next generation of Beam Steering systems and Class D amplifiers to this year’s Prolight & Sound in Frankfurt, along with audio solutions from its upcoming Media-Series. These new products will feature in The World of Fohhn, (Hall 3.1, Stand F81), as part of a spectacular display involving the company’s entire product range: from the smallest adapter to the largest loudspeaker system.
The Fohhn stand will include both new and established products, presented as “an exhibition within an exhibition”. Information on the company’s latest developments will be available to visitors via displays and media stations.
One of Fohhn’s show highlights is the digital updating of its award-winning Linea Focus products: This latest generation of Beam Steering systems is now equipped as standard with digital AES/EBU- and Fohhn AIREA inputs. The systems are also optionally available with digital inputs for Dante and Optocore, as well as analogue inputs.
The same digital and analogue input options are also a feature of Fohhn’s brand new DI-Series amplifiers: These high performance DSP amps are notable for their extremely long peak hold and unique, contemporary front panel design.
A further highlight is the new Media-Series: two-channel audio systems that can be seamlessly integrated into media stations for optimum

 
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Audiologic and Audiogenics work out well

Friday, 17 March 2017

UK - Boasting a wide range of high quality indoor and outdoor facilities, Salt Ayre is the largest community sports and leisure centre in the Lancaster district. Run by Lancaster City Council, as well as a swimming pool, sports hall, climbing wall and soft-play area, the centre boasts a state-of-the-art health and fitness suite.
Part of a recent £5m refurbishment and development project at the centre, the gym is a modern air-conditioned facility with an extensive range of exercise equipment. In a cutting-edge setting like Salt Ayre, high quality audio systems are essential to deliver the music that is an integral part of a contemporary exercise environment. During the redevelopment, Lancaster City Council contacted professional audio specialists, Audiogenics of Carnforth with a view to installing a new sound system at Salt Ayre's gym.
The brief was to provide a background music system for the gym with provision to alter the volume level in different areas as required. The music source was, originally, to be either a CD player or mobile device. Ceiling speakers were the desired option as the main areas to be covered already had suspended ceilings in place.
Whilst the brief was to provide the highest audio quality possible, Audiogenics also had to be mindful of the council's budget. In consultation with Audiologic, Robin Duff at Audiogenics settled on an

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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