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Sennheiser Introduces New MD 5235 Dynamic Mic Head

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• March 14, 2007
OLD LYME, CT -- Sennheiser has engineered a new microphone head for its RF wireless microphone, the SKM 5200. The MD 5235 mic head is a rugged dynamic capsule designed to cut through high on-stage levels. The new mic head can be used with all handheld transmitters of Sennheiser's 5000 Series - the SKM 5000, SKM 5000 N and the latest model, SKM 5200. Read More...

CBS, University of Puerto Rico Line Up

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• March 13, 2007
SAN JUAN, PR -- CBS, as in Caribbean Broadcast Supply, recently installed a new Martin Audio system at the Magna Aula ("Big Hall" in Latin) Performing Arts Center at the University of Puerto Rico's Rio Piedras campus in San Juan. The university had originally envisioned a modest audio and lighting system but CBS founder Freddie Rojas and his audio engineer/installer sons, Freddie Jr. and Alex, had already created sound systems for performing arts centers in Santurce and Caguas, used by musical groups and artists from all over the world. They counseled the University to go for something more comprehensive. Read More...

Spokane INB Performing Arts Center Gains Power from Meyer

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• March 12, 2007
SPOKANE, WA -- The Spokane Opera House (Spokane, Wash) has remained in use since its Expo '74 debut, and through the years, the 2,700-seat venue hosted the Spokane Symphony subscription series, as well as events ranging from pop and country concerts to ballet, civic celebrations and, yes, even the occasional opera, but in the spring of 2006, the publicly owned venue was rechristened INB Performing Arts Center to reflect its corporate sponsorship from Inland Northwest Bank, and along with the name change, the venue was treated to extensive interior renovations, including a new system of 18 self-powered Meyer Sound loudspeakers. Read More...

QSC Heads Down from the Mountain

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• March 12, 2007
NASHVILLE, TN -- Alison Krauss and Union Station have played a major role in keeping the bluegrass on its upward trajectory with a string of albums and tour dates, a schedule that includes QSC and SE Systems to provide audio support. Read More...

Shure Donates $50,000 to Hearing Conservation

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• March 9, 2007
NILES, IL -- Shure has announced that it will again donate $50,000 this year to four organizations as part of the Shure Listen Safe program. The four organizations are Columbia College, an undergraduate and graduate college in downtown Chicago; Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers (H.E.A.R.), a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of the real dangers of repeated exposure to excessive noise levels; The House Ear Institute (HEI), a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to advancing hearing science through research and education to improve the quality of life; and the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) Scholarship Foundation, which was begun in 2003 to provide scholarship awards to graduate students focusing on applied/practical studies in hearing loss prevention/hearing conservation at regionally accredited institutions. Read More...

Midas XL8 Sings with Sister Act

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• March 8, 2007
ATLANTA, GA -- The Midas XL8 digital live performance system has been mixing sound for Sister Act, The Musical, the new show by Alan Menken. After completing a run at the Pasadena Playhouse, the show moved to The Alliance Theatre in Atlanta for a six-week stint, accompanied by FOH Engineer Pierre Dupree and an XL8 deployed by Sound Associates, Inc., whose Carl Casella and Domonic Sack completed sound design for the show. Read More...

Stand Up Against Giants
By Bill Evans

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• March 7, 2007
As I write this I am on a plane bound for Washington DC, where I am going at the invitation of the Microphone Interests Coalition. We will be speaking with the FCC and some members of Congress about the push to open the "white space" around TV station to unfettered, unlicensed and unregulated personal communication devices. The problem, if you have not been following it, is that those "white spaces" are where our wireless mics and monitors live. We will go and try to talk sense to a group of people more known for listening to campaign contributions than reason. Read More...

Pro Audio Consolidation Continues — LOUD Technologies Acquires Martin Audio

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• March 6, 2007
WOODINVILLE, WA -- It was announced on March 6 that LOUD Technologies, Inc has entered into an agreement to purchase all of the outstanding capital stock of Martin Audio Limited of the UK. The purchase price for this acquisition will be estimated on the closing date and will take into account Martin's cash on hand, third party debt obligations and levels of net working capital, with a final purchase price calculation to be made after closing. Assuming a closing date of March 31, 2007 and fluctuations in levels of cash, third party debt and net working capital consistent with Martin's recent financial history, it is estimated that the purchase price will be between £17.25 million (US$33.2 million) and £18.25 million (US$35.1 million), depending on cash available to the company at closing and third party indebtedness outstanding as of the closing date. The purchase price may fall outside this range. Closing is expected to occur this month and is dependent upon customary conditions including the receipt of the required regulatory approvals. Read More...

Urban Cowboy, Northern Sound & Light Do D.A.S.

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• March 6, 2007
MCKEES ROCKS, PA -- Northern Sound & Light (NSL) recently outfitted the new off-Broadway touring production of Urban Cowboy with DAS Audio Aero series self-powered line array loudspeakers. Read More...

Meyer Sound Helps Launch New Live Sound Program at South Plains College

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• March 5, 2007
LEVELLAND, TX -- South Plains College, a comprehensive two-year community college in Levelland, Texas, has recently added a Live Sound/Sound Reinforcement Certificate program to their already existing Sound Technology program. The college's Sound Technology program, a part of their Creative Arts department, has been in place for 25 years. Read More...

SymNet Keeps House, Senate Connected

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• March 3, 2007
MONTGOMERY, AL -- SymNet DSP and expansion devices have been installed at the Alabama State House in Montgomery, where they provide processing, auto-mixing, matrixing and distribution functionality for the legislative spaces. This installation is part of an audio/visual upgrade at the State Legislature building, which was designed by special systems engineering firm NBTA Engineers, of Baton Rouge, La. Read More...

Gear Stolen in Vegas

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• March 3, 2007
LAS VEGAS -- Time to pull together in support of one of our own, as Joe Walden of Sound Connections in Las Vegas had a truck containing a bunch of lighting gear stolen last night (Friday, March 2, 2007). Here are the details: Read More...

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