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Katowice’s Palace of Youth Finds New Life with Harman Sound System

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KATOWICE, Poland – Katowice’s Palace of Youth recently upgraded to a new sound system from Harman. The main sound system is based around a JBL VERTEC system and is comprised of hangs of eight JBL VERTEC VT4887ADP elements per side for the main PA, underpinned by three VT4881ADP subwoofers on each side. This is bolstered by three further VERTEC VT4887 loudspeakers as front fills, while for stage monitoring ESS Audio specified eight VP7212MDP enclosures. The entire front of house system is controlled and optimized via dbx DriveRack 4820 processors. There is also a Soundcraft Vi4 console, with a Soundcraft Vi1 in monitor world—the engineers in both locations are provided with JBL LSR2328P for their own reference monitoring. The venue’s microphones were alsoupgaded with an AKG DMS700 digital wireless system at the heart and AKG C451B and C414B XLII, as well as AKG K271 headphones.

 

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K-Array Provides Sound for Arboreal Lightning Installation

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LONDON – K-array loudspeakers helped transform a former locomotive shed into an interactive art space hosting Arboreal Lightning, a unique sound and lighting installation. The K-array system comprised a KR402 system mounted in a single line, with six KH15s mounted around the perimeter of the main space, plus two more overhead. Two KO70 subs were stacked beneath the stage.

 

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The Second City Theatre Upgrades with Lectrosonics Aspen Processors

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CHICAGO – The Second City comedy club recently incorporated three Aspen SPN1612 16 input / 12 output audio processors from Lectrosonics. “The Lectrosonics Aspen SPN1612 has excellent automixing and loudspeaker management provisions in addition to a very flexible matrix mixer,” said Brian O’Connell of TC Furlong. “The fact that we could get great automixing, all of the speaker management options we required, and flexible matrix mixing in a solid, well-built product made the Lectrosonics Aspen units a no-brainer choice.”

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SynAudCon Announces “Making Wireless Work” In-Person Training

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James Stoffo (left), Karl Winkler (middle) and Tim Veat (right) will share with attendees their vast knowledge about how to use wireless audio products during "Making Wireless Work," a symposium hosted by SynAudCon set for Dallas Jan. 3-4, 2015.DALLAS - SynAudCon will host "Making Wireless Work," a seminar slated to take place at the the American Airlines Convention Center here Jan. 3-4, 2015. The major topics will include wireless microphone technologies, frequency coordination, band planning, RF fundamentals, FCC and spectrum allocation issues and site survey commissioning procedures. Presenters pictured here include, from left, James Stoffo, Karl Winkler and Tim Veat.

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EAW System at Cargo Nightclub in Reno Powered by Powersoft Amps

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EAW System at Cargo Nightclub in Reno Powered by Powersoft AmpsRENO, NV  – Located in the Whitney Peak Hotel in the heart of downtown Reno, the recently completed Cargo Nightclub features a an EAW KF740 3-way array system powered by several Powersoft M and K series amplifiers. "Once we got the system up and running, everyone was just floored," said Dan Bishop, the hotel's production manager, crediting the newly installed system for clarity.

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Site on Sound Installs Community Loudspeakers for a Variety of Spaces in Fargo, ND

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Boerths Art Gallery with Community DP6 Pendant LoudspeakersFARGO, ND – Audio integrator Site on Sound provided sound systems for several businesses located in the historic Loretta Building here including Boerth’s Gallery, an established Fargo art and framing gallery that includes a two-story wine bar, called D’Vine; Pinch & Pour/Fowlers Heritage, a clothing boutique that also sells premium extra virgin olive oils and Italian balsamics; the Boiler Room, a bar and restaurant featuring live music. All installations made use of audio gear from Community Professional. Pictured here is Boerths Art Gallery, now equipped with Community DP6 Pendant Loudspeakers.

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Last Chance for 2014 Parnelli Voting!

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2014 Parnelli AwardsLAS VEGAS — There's no Friday the 13th this month, but there is a Friday the 31st - bad luck heaped upon those already suffering from dyslexia; and even worse for Parnelli voting procrastinators. (The final witching hour is Oct. 31, 2014 at noon PST.) If you haven't yet cast your vote for your favorite individuals, companies and products, this is absolutely the last week to do so. Along with the ballot, you can find links to make your reservation for this year's gala and also the 2014 Parnelli Classic Golf Tournament at parnelliawards.com.

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Cignal Systems/Logic Systems to Host NEXO Speaker Tour in Valley Park, MO Oct. 29

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Cignal Systems/Logic Systems to Host NEXO Speaker Tour in Valley Park, MO Oct. 29VALLEY PARK, MO — Cignal Systems/Logic Systems Sound and Lighting, based here, will host a NEXO “Speaker Tour Stop” Open House this Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 4-8 p.m. Registration is not required. The event will take place at 255 Marshall Rd. Suite 160 in Valley Park, Missouri. Products to be included in the demonstrations are NEXO STM Line Array (M46, M28, B112, S118B, NUAR Rack) and the new GEO M620/M6B Compact Loudspeaker Series.

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HARD Summer Festival Uses JBL VTX Line Arrays and Crown I-Tech HD Amplifiers

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LOS ANGELES - Having recently upgraded to JBL VTX Series line arrays, Flag Systems provided a total of 40 JBL VTX V25 loudspeakers and 44 VTX S28 subwoofers for this year’s HARD Summer Festival main stage. The entire system for the event, held the first weekend in August at the Whittier Narrows Recreation Area in South El Monte, CA, was powered by 102 Crown I-Tech 12000HD and three Crown I-Tech 4x3500HD amplifiers. JBL HiQnet Performance Manager was used to manage the system.

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Deutsche Welle Uses RTW TouchMonitor to Monitor Sound Levels

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When broadcaster Deutsche Welle sought to make its programming compliant with the EBU-R128 loudness mandate, it turned to RTW's TouchMonitor line of audio meters to make the transition. Engineers working on various broadcast shows use the RTW TM3 units in a combined setup with the existing RTW PortaMonitor, which is used for monitoring level, loudness, frequency response and phase of analog and digital signals systems, as well as the RTW TM7 units at the company’s dubbing suites. The TM9 units are being used with an installed radar option, for a more detailed look into the composition of the metering data.

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