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Don't Miss Out: Nominate a Hometown Hero Sound Company This Week

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2014 Hometown Hero Nominations: A Sneak PeekLAS VEGAS — This year's window of opportunity to nominate companies worthy of receiving a Parnelli Award for Hometown Hero Sound Company of the Year hasn't slammed shut yet; the deadline is July 31, 2014. But while the annual FRONT of HOUSE newsletter alert informing readers that they only have scant days before the nominations period closes is still a week away, there's no reason to wait until that final reminder. Do a worthy company proud by taking a minute to nominate them for the honor today.

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Harman Provides Sound For Kopparberg Urban Forest Festival

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LONDON  – The Kopparberg Urban Forest Festival will feature a complete sound reinforcement system composed of Harman AKG microphones, Crown amplifiers, JBL loudspeakers and Soundcraft mixing consoles. The main PA features eight JBL VTX V20 loudspeakers, four S25 subwoofers, complemented by two VTX F15s plus VTX F12, VTX F18S and STX812M stage monitors. The system is powered with two Crown VRack 4x3500 HD systems and an I-Tech 5000 HD amplifier.

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Thunder Audio Expands its L-Acoustics Inventory

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Thunder Audio's Tony Villarreal (left) and Paul Owen with a few of their new L-ACOUSTICS K1 enclosuresLIVONIA, MI — Thunder Audio, Inc., based here, recently expanded its inventory with a large-format K1 system and other gear from L-Acoustics. Thunder Audio is currently taking delivery of 48 K1 enclosures. The rental company's other L-Acoustics components now also include 36 K2 and 24 KARA elements, 18 K1-SB and 34 SB28 subs, and six ARCS II and 22 LA-RAK, each loaded with three LA8 amplified controllers. An additional 48 K2 are also on order for the first quarter of 2015. Pictured here are Thunder Audio's Tony Villarreal (left) and Paul Owen with a few of their new L-Acoustics K1 enclosures

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University Christian Church in Fort Worth, TX Equipped with Tannoy Loudspeakers

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University Christian Church in Fort Worth, TX Equipped with Tannoy LoudspeakersFORT WORTH, TX – University Christian Church (UCC), located on the campus of Texas Christian University here, recently upgraded with Tannoy column line array loudspeakers. The new installation uses a Tannoy QFlex 48 column line array and a Tannoy VLS 15 loudspeaker. Curt Taipale, owner of Taipale Media Systems (TMS), headquartered in Allen, TX, designed the system. He worked closely with SAV, a Plano, TX-based system integration company that handled the installation.

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Shure Adds Tim Valley, Christos Desalernos to Sales Team Serving Western U.S.

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NILES, IL - Shure Inc. added two new associates to the sales team of the company’s Americas Business Unit. Tim Valley has been named Regional Sales Manager for the Pro Systems Group for the Western U.S. and Christos Desalernos has been named Senior Regional Sales Manager for the Retail Group for the Western U.S.

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Tennessee Church Using Allen & Heath GLD-80 Mixers for Live, Broadcast Applications

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Tennessee Church Installs Allen & Heath GLD 80 System for Live, Broadcast Applications. Pictured here, the setup at FOH.MURFREESBORO, TN – Mike Jones, who oversees worship production for North Boulevard Church of Christ here, is using a pair of Allen & Heath GLD-80 digital mixers for very distinct purposes. One of the GLD-80s mixes live sound in the church’s auditorium while the second GLD-80 mixes audio for broadcast and recording.

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Community Launches New Brand Identity

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Community Launches New Brand IdentityCHESTER, PA – Community Professional Loudspeakers unveiled its new corporate brand identity at InfoComm. CEO Steve Johnson said, “Community’s brand has always been highly respected throughout the pro audio industry.  With this new corporate brand identity, we’re modernizing the way we present our company to the world while building on our past strengths and renewing our commitment to our customers.”

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Columbia Performing Arts Centre Opts for Ashly's nX-Series Amps

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COLUMBIA, MO – As part of a major addition including four new studios, The Columbia Performing Arts Centre added a sound system centered on the Ashly nXp8002 two-channel Network Amplifier. "Of course the built-in DSP is one of the first features that drew us to the nXp line, we needed smooth compression and limiting to protect the system as well as a good EQ to fine tune the speaker response to each space. The fail-over functionality was huge, as was the unit's super low power consumption at idle. That kind of intelligent power management is great in a situation like this," said said Chris Howe, manager at Sound Concepts Inc.

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Harman Provides Sound for An Ode to the Blues Festival

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BANGALORE, India — Harman provided a complete live sound system and Martin lighting for the An Ode to the Blues festival in Bangalore, India. Two stages were equipped with a variety of JBL loudspeakers including four VRX 900 Series loudspeakers, two STX828 dual-18-inch subwoofers, two PRX615M powered loudspeakers and two STX815M loudspeakers. The loudspeakers were powered by Crown VRACK complete, self-contained amplifier systems, which include I-Tech HD Series power amps, analog and digital connections and a globally universal power distribution system, all housed in wheeled rack with a suspension system that enables VRACK to be flown if desired.

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GC Pro Helps Faith Church’s Services Work Out in Reverberant Gym Location

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The new Faith Church location in Hammond, Indiana, featuring acoustical treatment and other gear sourced through GC Pro. Photo by Ryan Nigh, GC Pro. © 2014HAMMOND, IN — Faith Church has been adding a number of “satellite” locations since it was originally founded in South Holland, IL in 1963. There are now six locations, four in buildings that the church owns and two in rented locations. For a recent move to a larger rented space in Hammond, IN — the Hammond Academy of Science and Technology’s gym, which Faith Church is using for Sunday services — church leaders turned to GC Pro for an assist in quickly convert the reverberant gym into a highly intelligible worship location. Add a comment

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