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Countryman Names Empire PRO as Official Distributor

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Chris CountrymanMENLO PARK, CA — Chris Countryman (pictured) has named Los Angeles-based Empire PRO as an official Countryman Associates distributor. Empire, known worldwide as one of the industry's top equipment suppliers, has a 28-year history of doing business in the Pro AV marketplace and has partnered with some the top manufacturers in the professional sound and lighting industry.

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Skan PA Supports Sigur Ros Tour with d&b audiotechnic D80 Amps

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Skan PA supported the world tour for Icelandic band Sigur Rós with new d&b audiotechnik D80 amplifiersREYKJAVIK, Iceland — Skan PA supported the world tour for Icelandic band Sigur Rós with new d&b audiotechnik D80 amplifiers. Skan's system technician for the tour, Tom Tunney, credited the gear for a noticeable enhancement of the band's sound quality while keeping power draw to a minimum.

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Wigwam Offers Midas XL48 to Rental Customers

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HEYWOOD, U.K. - Wigwam Acoustics Ltd., which adopted the Midas XL48, is the first UK rental facility to offer the 8-channel microphone preamp within its rental stock. Wigwam, part of the SSE Audio Group, has also long relied upon other Midas/Klark Teknik gear. Pictured here is Alex Hadjigeorgiou, Wigwam’s resident digital specialist.

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5 Seconds of Summer Tours with Soundcraft Vi4

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SYDNEY – Australian pop rock band 5 Seconds of Summer have been touring the world with the Harman Soundcraft Vi4 console. Having used a Soundcraft Vi6 on a previous tour with the band Plan B, FOH engineer John Delf chose the Vi4 primarily for its sound quality along with its good fit with the band's other touring needs.

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Flogging Molly’s Green 17 Tour Mixed on SSL Live Console

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Flogging Molly's FOH engineer, Kevin Lemoine, with the SSL Live consoleLOS ANGELES - Flogging Molly's FOH engineer, Kevin Lemoine, has long been an analog stalwart, but his recent tour using the SSL Live console had him reconsidering digital's benefits - including ease of transport, compact size and light weight - with the SSL console's pleasing sound quality. "It doesn’t sound like a digital console," Lemoine says. "It’s very pleasing to the ear."

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Shure Wireless Helps Automotive Blogger Cover Detroit Auto Show

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DETROIT – Recording in the middle of a busy convention space with a crowded RF environment presents a unique set of challenges. Armed with a Shure FP Wireless System, VP68 and SM58 handhelds and a WL183 lavalier microphone, automotive blogger Horatiu Boeriu was able to record interviews with BMW designers despite heavy background noise. 

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Adlib Named U.K. Distributor for Coda Audio ViRAY, TiRAY Line Arrays

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LIVERPOOL — Adlib’s Sales division, based here, has been appointed a U.K. distributor for Coda Audio’s ViRAY and TiRAY product ranges. Add a comment

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K-array Hosts Open House in Italy

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K-array Open House, April 2-3, 2014SAN PIERO a SIEVE, Italy — K-array's open house here April 2-3 gave the company a chance to showcase to products and build relationships with customers. The two-day event, organized by K-array and Exhibo, the brand's distributor in Italy, included presentations by executives along with hands-on demos and a visit to Verona Arena, where the gear is installed.

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Hialeah Park, Now a Casino, Installs Symetrix SymNet Edge DSPs

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MIAMI - As part of its transformation from a racetrack into a casino, Hialeah Park installed a new sound system. It includes 22 SymNet Edge Dante networked audio DSPs modularly outfitted with 12 inputs and 300 outputs. While each Edge frame has its own processing resources, the whole system acts as one integrated whole via the Dante network. Each speaker location includes a five-inch loudspeaker, an eight-inch loudspeaker and a subwoofer. All the components are Tannoy with the SymNet Edge processing turning each location into a three-way system. Lab.gruppen amplifiers are used for power.
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Beth Israel Worship Center in NJ Installs QSC System

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Beth Israel Worship Center in NJ Installs QSC SystemWAYNE, NJ  — The Beth Israel Worship Center, in its present New Jersey location since 2008, recently called on Dominick Campana of Pro Sound Associates in Guilderland, NY to upgrade its main sound system. Based upon the needs of the congregation and staff, Campana installed a complete QSC sound reinforcement system including WideLine-8 line arrays, PowerLight 3 Series amplifiers and an SC28 Digital Signal Processor.

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