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VLA Goes To 11

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• October 11, 2006
SAN FRANCISCO--With attendance at mega-churches growing to resemble a stadium crowd at a football game, it makes some sense that someone has released a loudspeaker with the intelligibility and volume to handle either gig. That someone would be JBL Pro which introduced the Variable Line Array (VLA) Series at AES, So how loud are the VLAs? JBL is emphasizing throw over sheer SPL but the VLA has been measured at 105dB at 450 feet for the VLA601H in a six-unit array, with three directed towards the measuring position. That'll put some hair on your chest… Read More...

Yamaha Busts Out The Box For AES

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• October 11, 2006
SAN FRANCISCO--Yamaha took advantage of the AES spotlight to introduce several new products this past weekend, on the surface the biggest announcement Yamaha made was the launch of the DSP5D, a DSP-expander for the PM5D digital sound reinforcement console. The DSP5D is essentially a PM5D without a control surface, shrunk into a 10RU box. It can be controlled via a PC running Yamaha Studio manager software, or used as an expansion to the PM5D console. Read More...

Meyer Sees Future in the Stars

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• October 11, 2006
SAN FRANCISCO--As part of its presence at the 2006 AES show Meyer Sound introduced Constellation electroacoustic architecture, a complete package of equipment and services, and centered around the company's VRAS technology, that gives venues the flexibility to alter their acoustics instantly, and accommodate a variety of events and source material. Read More...

Audio Perceptions

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• October 11, 2006
SAN FRANCISCO–At the AES conference in San Francisco, AKG introduced the Perception 400, a new large-diaphragm condenser microphone. Read More...

Sound Folk In Deutschland

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• October 10, 2006
VALENCIA, SPAIN- Frankfurt and Coburg were the German cities that hosted two DAS seminars focused mainly on the DAS Aero line array systems. Read More...

New Faces, New Places

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• October 10, 2006
SAN FRANCISCO -- Eventide today announced the expansion of its operations teams; personnel changes include new hires and the promotion, earlier this year, of chief operating officer Jason Beck to the position of president. Read More...

Deeper Into DSM

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• October 10, 2006
ST WENDEL, GERMANY--With the DSM 2060 Software "PodWare," HK Audio introduces the PC remote control for the DSM 2060 Controller. Read More...

We Who Provide Audio, Salute You

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• October 9, 2006
ROME--Around half a million fans steamed to the Coliseum in Rome to enjoy the Telecomcerto concert featuring Billy Joel and Bryan Adams, sponsored by Telecom Progetto Italia and the City of Rome. Read More...

DB25 Analog, Digital And XLR Connectors Play Nice In New Stage Box

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• October 3, 2006
SAN FRANCISCO--Wireworks has introduced a stage box that lets DB25 analog and digital connectors play nice with XLR connectors. Offering true AES/EBU 110Ω rugged jacked cable combined with Neutrik Black/Gold connectors, the versatile MMB8D is available in various gender combinations with either analog or digital wired DB25 connectors mounted on the rear, or with a 4ft. tail for in-rack direct connection. The MMB8D cabling system includes the unique MMB8D MiniStageBox and MMLD8D MiniLineBox, DB25 Trunks and the convenient MMBR Rack Adaptor for the MMB8D and MMLB8D boxes. Additionally, Wireworks offers a complete line of companion DB25 assemblies to facilitate installation. Read More...

Production Industry Pros Assist Habitat For Humanity In New Orleans "Musicians' Village"

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• October 3, 2006
NEW ORLEANS--At Camp Hope in New Orleans, Habitat for Humanity volunteers assemble daily and then issue forth to help rebuild hopes and dreams shattered by 2005's "Katrina" flood disaster. Read More...

Judge Accepts Plea Deal in Rhode Island Fire

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• October 2, 2006
WARWICK, RI--The New York Times has reported that a Rhode Island judge has accepted "no contest" pleas from the co-owners of the Station, a nightclub where 100 people died in a fire in 2003. The plea allowed one of the owners to avoid jail and left a number of the relatives of those who died in the fire in anguish over the agreement. Read More...

Crest Introduces CV-20

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• October 2, 2006
MERIDIAN, MS -- The Crest Audio CV-20 live-sound mixing console is a VCA console designed for applications such as front-of-house, monitors and monitors from front-of-house. The CV-20 is available in 24, 32, 40, 48 and 56 mono input configurations with four-band sweepable EQ and fully parametric mid-frequency control on each mono input. A feature set of 12 aux sends, eight subgroup assignments and L/C/R panning to the Left/Right and Mono busses are included as well. Standard on all CV-20 frames are eight stereo input channels consisting of four microphone-line channels and four dual-line channels with the same full assignment capabilities as the mono input channels, plus eight VCA masters, 12 aux masters, eight subgroups and separate left/right/mono controls that can be "fader reversed" to allow fader control of the aux masters. Read More...
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