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  • One Systems 212IM-L All Weather Speakers

    FOH Staff | News | July 18, 2007

    The 212IM-L is a three-way, double 12-inch, lightweight line array. The enclosure is a copolymer based all-weather design. The 212IM-L is designed for use in direct weather outdoor installations as well as in indoor applications where high vocal intelligibility and accuracy are required.

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  • San Diego Zoo Programs Electro-Voice XLD for Summer Show

    FOH Staff | News | July 18, 2007
    SAN DIEGO — Talamasca — Jungle Myths and Legends, a jungle-themed acrobatic show, is the main feature at San Diego Zoo’s Nighttime Zoo summer program. CBC Technical Inc. provided sound reinforcement for the show, using Electro-Voice XLD compact line arrays. Read More...
  • Mary Peavey Joins National Board of Afterschool Alliance

    FOH Staff | News | July 18, 2007

    WASHINGTON, DC — The Afterschool Alliance today announced the appointment of Mary Peavey to its board of directors. The Meridian-based Peavey is the President of Peavey Electronics Corporation, a maker of musical instruments and sound equipment. She has been an active supporter of afterschool programs and the Afterschool Alliance since 2005 and helped make history last year when she was part of the team that helped make Mississippi the first state to offer a car tag benefitting afterschool programs. The new tags carry the slogan, "Afterschool Is Key." 

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  • American Cancer Society Partners with Lectrosonics for the Relay for Life

    FOH Staff | News | July 11, 2007

    RIO RANCHO, NM —Lectrosonics, Inc. recently supported the American Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life event in Rio Rancho in June with the loan of two Long Ranger IV systems for audio coverage. The event was held between at the track & field arena at Rio Rancho High School. Michael Hetmer, event chair for the 2007 relay, contacted Lectrosonics for help with the sound system. 

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  • Dynacord VariLine VL262

    FOH Staff | News | July 11, 2007

    The new Dynacord VariLine VL262 full range cabinet features dual neodymium 6.5-inch woofers and a 1-inch compression driver mounted to a CAD-optimized 90x40 rotateable horn. The VL262 is designed with a compact footprint, an output of 125 dB and 300 W continuous power handling for use in high SPL applications where space is limited. Coupled with Dynacord Power-H remote control DSP amplifiers, FIR presets optimize performance, resulting in linear-phase and equal magnitude response over the operating bandwidth of 990 Hz – 20 kHz.

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  • Caltech Beckman Auditorium Gets Big Sound with Bag End

    FOH Staff | News | July 10, 2007

    PASADENA, CA — The sound system of Beckman Auditorium of California Institute of Technology was recently upgraded with a new console, processors, mains, and lines. However, finding subwoofers to fit into the small space available near the stage was a problem. They chose the Bag End compact, 15-inch-high PD18E-AD self-powered INFRA subwoofers, which fit comfortably in the front of the auditorium without interfering with the audience sight lines. 

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  • FiberPlex Introduces FOM Line of Fiber-Optic Modules

    FOH Staff | News | July 10, 2007

    FiberPlex, Inc., has introduced its FOM line of modular fiber optic card module components. The new fiber optic electronic components offer industry standard compliance for interfacing computer networks as well as telephony applications (Ethernet, T1/E1, Nortel PBX) where secure communications or long cable runs are a major consideration. Currently there are four (4) FOM card modules available: 

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  • ETCP Paper and Pencil Exams Offered at LDI 2007 in Orlando, FL

    FOH Staff | News | July 9, 2007

    ORLANDO, FL — EXAM SCHEDULE

    Entertainment Electrical Exam:  November 16, 2007 (2:00 p.m.)
    Arena Rigging:  November 17, 2007 (9:00 a.m.)
    Theatre Rigging:  November 17, 2007 (2:00 p.m.)

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  • Sports Technology Alliance Weighs in on White Space

    FOH Staff | News | July 3, 2007WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Sports Technology Alliance, formed by the Sports Video Group and comprised of major professional and collegiate U.S. sports leagues and major national broadcasters and content distributors, met this week with leading members of the Federal Communications Commission and members of the Senate and House of Representatives. The group's mission was to discuss the negative impact of certain current proposed "white spaces" wireless spectrum legislation with regards to athlete and fan safety at their events and the quality of live event coverage, broadcast production and the reception of digital television signals. Read More...
  • Roland Systems S-1608 Digital Snake System

    FOH Staff | News | July 3, 2007
    Roland Systems Group U.S is now shipping the S-1608 Digital Snake System in a fixed 16x8 configuration. The S-1608 adds to the S-4000 Digital Snake system. Based on the same 24-bit/96 kHz low-latency REAC protocol used in the S-4000, the new S-1608 features 16 high-quality, remote-controllable microphone inputs and eight returns over a standard Cat5e cable. Read More...
  • Yamaha Commercial Audio to Hold Las Vegas Open House

    FOH Staff | News | June 28, 2007

    LAS VEGAS — Las Vegas, the entertainment capital of the world, will be the setting forYamaha Commercial Audio Systems Inc.’s open house to be held for members of the local professional audio community. The event will be Tuesday/Wednesday, July 10–11, 2007, at the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel, Crown Room. 

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  • Guitar Center Inc. to Be Acquired by Bain Capital

    FOH Staff | News | June 27, 2007WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA — Guitar Center, Inc. today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by affiliates of Bain Capital Partners, LLC, a global private investment firm. The total transaction value, including assumed debt, is approximately $2.1 billion.

    FOH editor Bill Evans commented, “Unlike some other acquisitions recently announced, this does not appear to be a typical Wall Street grab and dash but rather a way to allow the chain to continue to grow without the often unrealistic expectations shareholders can make of a public company. In recent years, GC has grown from the 50 range to more than 200 stores currently and is expected to have well over 300 by next year." Read More...
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