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Shanghai's JZ Festival Puts New Line Array to Test

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Shanghai's JZ FestivalSHANGHAI — Earlier this year, K-Array (k-array.com) announced the first entries in its Firenze series — its new KH8 top and KS8 subwoofer touring loudspeakers. Referred to as "Slim Array Technology," the KH8's fit the name — each is built into a 46.4 x 19.7-inch (W x H) frame that's that's less than eight inches deep, yet contains eight 8-inch neodymium woofers, eight 4-inch cone MF drivers and four 1.4-inch exit HF compression drivers, offering 120° horizontal and DSP-controllable vertical dispersion.

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2014 SRO Award Winners Announced

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2014 SRO Award WinnersNASHVILLE — The SRO Awards, created by the CMA Board of Directors in 1990 to honor outstanding professional achievement within the touring industry, were held Monday night, Dec. 8, at Marathon Music Works in Nashville. Among the winners announced by emcee/road veteran Kix Brooks were FOH Engineer of the Year: Jeff Parsons (Blake Shelton); Monitor Engineer of the Year: Brad Baisley (Blake Shelton); Touring Musician of the Year: John Thomasson (Bass, Little Big Town); and Venue of the Year: Ryman Auditorium (Nashville).

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Moyers Group Welcomes Brad Ward to Atlanta Office

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Brad Ward, Moyers GroupCARTERSVILLE, GA - Moyers Group named Brad Ward system design consultant in the company's Atlanta office. He will be focusing on system design and client relations in the areas of theater/performance, education, and houses of worship. Prior to joining Moyers, Ward was assistant professor of audio engineering technology at Belmont University in Nashville.

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Martin Audio Is System of Choice At The Line Hotel

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LOS ANGELES –– A fashionable new stopover in Koreatown, the Line Hotel is a 12-story modernist tower originally designed by the respected architecture firm Daniel Mann Johnson & Mendenhall which retains a mid-century look combined with an industrial chic aesthetic, stripped-concrete walls and double height windows in the lobby. Commissioned to install a sound system in keeping with the modern, high tech feel of the hotel, LA Sound opted for Martin Audio loudspeakers throughout the public areas downstairs and outside on the patio deck, pool area, and in the greenhouse. Add a comment

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Riedel Names Jake Dodson Head of Product Management

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WUPPERTAL, Germany — Riedel Communications named Jake Dodson as the company's director of product management. In this role, Dodson will be responsible for guiding the strategic direction of the Riedel product range and its development.

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Stage Tec Names Stefan Laubereau, Rainer Weiss Managing Directors

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BERLIN — Stage Tec Entwicklungsgesellschaft has appointed two new managing directors, effective immediately. Stefan Laubereau and Rainer Weiss will assist Wolfgang Salzbrenner with managing the audio technology specialist. They succeed Helmut Jahne, who left the company. Add a comment

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Behind the Scenes Shares Ways of Supporting Colleagues with Holiday Giving

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Behind the ScenesNEW YORK – Behind the Scenes, the foundation-backed charity that provides entertainment technology industry members who are ill or injured with grants that may be used for basic living and medical expenses, noted a few ways this annual time of year for giving can be made even more meaningful this holiday season.

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JABOR Preparing to Assist as Typhoon Hagupit Hits Philippines

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Just a Bunch of Roadies provided supplies including One World Futbols in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The relief organization is preparing to help with Typhoon Hagupit as well.TACLOBAN, The Philippines — On Nov. 9, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan (a.ka. Yolanda), one of the most powerful storms in recorded history, slammed into the Philippines, killing more than 6,300 and leaving an estimated 4 million homeless while also knocking out much of the island nation’s transportation and communications infrastructure.

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Bourbon Square Casino in Reno Area Upgrades with Ashly Processors, Amplifiers

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Bourbon Square Casino in Reno Area Upgrades with Ashly Processors, AmplifiersSPARKS, NV — Formerly called The Silver Club, Bourbon Square Casino recently reopened with a New Orleans theme and an eight-zone sound reinforcement system centered on an Ashly ne8800 processor and four two-channel ne800 70-volt amplifiers. The system also features iPad wireless remote control via the free Ashly Remote App to help the casino’s staff operate the system.

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Arch Enemy Finds an Ally in Soundcraft Vi6 Digital Console

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Arch Enemy mixed on Soundcraft Vi6 from HarmanCLEVELAND, OH – For Swedish band Arch Enemy’s recent North America tour, FOH engineer Hagen Weigel used a Soundcraft Vi6 digital console to take on the challenges of mixing the band’s songs, which have been described as belonging to the “melodic death metal” sub-genre.

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