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Michigan State University Audio Enthusiasts and Engineers Revolutionize Audio with Neutrik USA

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• February 12, 2008
LAKEWOOD, NJ
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A student-run, project-oriented organization at Michigan State University (MSU), the Audio Enthusiasts and Engineers (AEE), have jumped full-force into their ongoing project, Revolution Audio. Through donations from Neutrik USA, designer and manufacturer of the XX series XLR cable connector, along with several other manufacturers, the students are able to begin construction on a high-quality turntable, low-noise RIAA phono stage, a hand-built tube microphone, rebuild several power amps, as well as redesign the universal power supply and the preamp.  
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Grammy Awards Celebrate 50th Anniversary with Harman Systems

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• February 12, 2008

LOS ANGELES - JBL speakers and Crown amplifiers supported an all-star cast for the 50th Annual Grammy Awards Anniversary special. Six-time Grammy-winner Tina Turner joined two-time nominee Beyoncé for a special performance; jazz pianist Eldar, rap-rocker Kid Rock, jazz saxophonist Dave Koz and jazz/pop singer Keely Smith also performed on the telecast.  To present all this talent to the live audience, rental-system contractor ATK/Audiotek (Valencia, Calif.) deployed a multiarray JBL VerTec speaker system; it incorporated 70 full-size VT4889 line array elements temporarily suspended in the Staples Center.

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Grammy Awards Get Star Treatment with Audio-Technica

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• February 12, 2008

LOS ANGELES - For the 11th year in a row, Audio-Technica mics were used at the Grammy Awards Show, known throughout the industry as "Music's Biggest Night." This year at the 50th Annual Grammys, held Feb. 10, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Audio-Technica supplied over 250 of its microphones, including an array of hard-wired mics and Artist Elite 5000 Series UHF Wireless Systems.

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Clive Davis Grammy Party Uses SSL for MSN Music Webcast

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• February 12, 2008
LOS ANGELES – Solid State Logic has announced that two XLogic Delta Link MADI HD units and two MADI/OPTI-COAX Converters played a key equipment linkage role for the Clive Davis Grammy party held Feb. 9, at the Beverly Hilton. Advanced Audio Rentals proavided the systems for use by Recording and Broadcast engineer Gustavo Borner, who mixed the show for MSN Music’s live webcast of the party’s performances, which included the Foo Fighters and Alicia Keys.
 
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International Jazz Conference Grooves with Electro-Voice

FOH Staff •
  • International News
• February 12, 2008

TORONTO - Held at four major locations in Toronto, the 35th Annual International Association for Jazz Education (IAJE) drew the world’s finest jazz artists and thousands of enthusiasts for four days of education and performance. Sound Art Toronto handled sound reinforcement, deploying a wide range of equipment from Electro-Voice, Midas, and Klark Teknik for each of the conference’s ten stages.

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Alicia Keys and Jordin Sparks Warm Up Super Bowl Crowd with Shure

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• February 6, 2008

GLENDALE, AZ - The sun and planets couldn’t have been in better alignment for Jordin Sparks when she was chosen to sing the national anthem at Super Bowl XLII. Consider, If you will, the circumstances: The American Idol champ’s father, Phillippi Sparks, once played for the victorious New York Giants, her favorite team. Combine this with the fact that the game was held at the University of Phoenix stadium just a few miles from her home, and the job seemed almost a birthright.

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Dynacord D-LITE 1000 System

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• February 6, 2008

The compact Dynacord D-LITE 1000 system is a solution for virtually all mobile audio system users, whether entertainers, mobile disk jockeys, or small- to medium-sized bands. With its compact dimensions and a total weight of less than 45 kilograms, the D-LITE 1000 fits comfortably into the boot of a small car. Designed for uncompromising audio performance, the D-LITE 1000 satisfies all the requirements of a mobile rig while delivering quality.

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Tree of Prosperity Show Blooms at Wynn Macau with Electrosonic Audio

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  • International News
• February 6, 2008

MACAU, CHINA - Electrosonic Systems Inc. provided audio, master show control, an intercom system and a closed-circuit video surveillance system for the complex Tree of Propserity Show in the Wynn Macau, which opened in 2006. Electrosonic’s audio complement, consisting of Crown amps and JBL speakers, was fairly extensive with eight main speaker positions and subwoofers installed on the mezzanine level to play the music for the attraction.

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Music Retailers Honor Peavey with MMR Dealers Choice Award

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• February 6, 2008

Music-product retailers from across the U.S. have honored Peavey with a Dealers' Choice Award through Musical Merchandise Review (MMR) magazine for Sound Reinforcement Line of the Year, a distinction the company has earned every year since 2004.

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ZZ Top Performs at Orange Bowl Halftime Show with D.A.S. Audio

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• February 6, 2008

MIAMI - This year’s Orange Bowl football game between the Virginia Tech Hokies and the Kansas Jayhawks was a spectacular event in and of itself, but the real action came during the much anticipated halftime show. Headlining this year’s event was “That Little Ol' Band from Texas,” ZZ Top. Playing to a capacity crowd of better than 75,000 — not to mention a national TV audience — ZZ Top’s spirited performances were brought to life by the audio team at Interface Sound — using a collection of loudspeakers from the D.A.S. Audio catalog.

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JBL Professional Control Series Now UL Listed

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• February 6, 2008

NORTHRIDGE, CA - JBL Professional’s Control 200 Series of medium-format, in-ceiling loudspeakers and accessories are now UL listed under UL1480 and UL2043. The newly listed models include the Control 226C/T, the Control 227C and the Control 227CT. With the addition of UL on the Control 200 Series, all JBL Professional in-ceiling loudspeakers are now UL listed.

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Jamie Foxx Hosts Satellite Radio Show with HHB FlashMic

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• February 6, 2008

NEW YORK - Academy Award-winning actor, Grammy-nominated musician and standup comedian Jamie Foxx added on-air host, contributor and executive producer of a satellite radio station 24/7 comedy, entertainment and lifestyle program to his resume. This new radio show features routines from a variety of comedians, guest appearances by stars from the worlds of entertainment and sports, and skits and interviews recorded on the run by the comedian on his HHB FlashMic.

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