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  • New Research Confirms Widespread Hearing Loss Among Musicians

    FOH Staff | News | June 12, 2007NILES, IL— Shure Incorporated has revealed the results of a study recently presented at the American Academy of Audiology annual meeting confirming that musicians suffer a higher incidence of hearing loss than the non-noise-exposed population at large. Based upon the joint research of Shanda Brashears-Morlet of the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, Michael Santucci of Chicago-based Sensaphonics Hearing Conservation, and Thierry G. Morlet from the Auditory Physiology and Psychoacoustics Laboratory at the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del., the inquiry's results confirmed that musicians' hearing thresholds were worse across almost the entire range of human hearing, and that the use of hearing protection devices is effective in reducing the risks to hearing health. Read More...
  • Danley & dB Help Transform Church from Gym to Sanctuary

    FOH Staff | News | June 11, 2007
    GAINESVILLE, GA — Keith Armstrong, db Audio and Video's System Advisor, carefully planned the physical renovation for Meadowbrook Baptist Church using Danley Sound Labs SH-50 full range loudspeakers, Danley SH-100s and Danley TH-115 subwoofers, along with absorption and diffusion methods. To accommodate the growing congregation, the church had decided to move from its old, 550-seat sanctuary to the only other large room at the facility — the gymnasium. Read More...
  • Tony Award Winners Announced

    FOH Staff | News | June 11, 2007

    NEW YORK — In their acceptance speeches, Spring Awakening’s Michael Mayer, winner for Director (Musical) and Kevin Adams, Lighting Design (Musical) winner, supported the creation of a Tony award honoring Sound Design — a category many feel has been neglected for far too long. The musical Spring Awakening was the clear winner at the 61st annual Tony Awards on Sunday June 10, picking up eight awards, including the Tony for Best Musical. Tom Stoppard’s three-part epic The Coast of Utopia also did well, winning Best Play and six other Tonys.

    A complete list of the awards follows:

  • Crown Bats a Thousand with Latest Install at Wrigley Field

    FOH Staff | News | June 8, 2007
    CHICAGO — Wrigley Field, home to Major League Baseball’s Chicago Cubs, recently upgraded the ballpark’s audio system, incorporating Crown CT Series amplifiers loaded with Harman Pro HiQnet-compatible network control modules. The Cubs organization has been updating the audio system at Wrigley as part of a multiple-phase expansion project, upgrading amplifiers to units with more power as speakers are replaced. Dallas-based design and consulting firm Wrightson, Johnson, Haddon & Williams (WJHW) was brought in as the consultant on the project with Advent Systems of nearby Elmhurst serving as the contractor. Read More...
  • Beale Street Music Festival Rocks with D.A.S. Audio

    FOH Staff | News | June 7, 2007
    MEMPHIS, TN — FOH was on hand for the start of the annual Memphis event called the Beale Street Music Festival, hanging out with Allstar Audio’s president Mike Borne and the rest of the crew. (You can see the video interview at under FOH Press.) As part of the Memphis in May International Festival, the Beale Street Music Festival, along with the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest and the Sunset Symphony, are all spread across 33 acres overlooking the Mississippi River. This year’s rock portion of the festival hosted over 45 national acts from Steely Dan to Corinne Bailey Rae over three large stages. Contractor Allstar Audio Systems, Inc., along with crew chief Tony “Coop” Cooper selected D.A.S. Audio equipment for the event. Read More...
  • Powersoft Introduces K20 Amplifier

    FOH Staff | News | June 6, 2007
    Powersoft introduces the K20 digital amplification system, measuring only one rack space, yet capable of producing 20,000 watts. Powersoft’s regulated Switch Mode Power Supply with Power Factor Correction (PFC) is designed so that 95% of the power goes to the speakers, and less than 5% is dissipated in heat. Because the K20 is a single space design and intended to run cool, no spaces are required between amps. The amp’s reduced size should also result in space-efficient racking and cost-effective truck pack. Read More...
  • TOA Launches Second Phase of DA Series Multichannel Amplifiers

    FOH Staff | News | June 5, 2007
    TOA Electronics Inc. is launching two new models for their DA Series multichannel digital amplifiers at the 2007 Infocomm trade show June 15 – June 21 in Anaheim, Calif.
  • Nady Introduces New Powered Subwoofers

    FOH Staff | News | June 5, 2007

    Nady Systems has introduced two new powered subwoofers — the PSW 18A and the stereo powered SSW-15A.

  • Country Music Shines with Shure at the ACM Awards

    FOH Staff | News | June 4, 2007
    LAS VEGAS —Shure microphones took the stage for a majority of the performances at the 2007 Academy of Country Music Awards. For the event, Randy Faustino was at the FOH mix position, and there were an array of Shure microphones onstage. ATK Audiotek of Burbank, Calif., managed sound reinforcement for the star-studded gathering, supplying Shure UHF-R Wireless mics. Read More...
  • Oregon Church Depends on Meyer Sound for Worship Ministry

    FOH Staff | News | June 4, 2007
    MEDFORD, OR — Joy Christian Fellowship in Medford, Ore., announced that it is one of the first houses of worship to install Meyer Sound’s M’elodie ultracompact high-power curvilinear array loudspeaker. Music minister Jake Schmelzer chose the Meyer system because of his experiences at the Britt Festivals in nearby Jacksonville, for which George Relles Sound of Eugene, Ore., has provided a Meyer Sound rental system every summer since 1985. Read More...
  • Walter Boho Passes Away at Age 83

    FOH Staff | News | May 31, 2007Walter Boho, owner and operator for 45 years of Boho Electronics Labs in Hillside, passed away at home on Saturday, May 26. He also taught at United Radio & Television in Newark from 1945 to 1952. A decorated WWII vet, Boho served in the Army as a staff sergeant, where he earned the Purple Heart and Bronze Star for heroic achievement in action, owing to his deeds on April 5, 1945, near Wurzburg, Germany. Read More...
  • Shure Applauds Bipartisan Support for Legislation to Protect Wireless Microphone Systems

    FOH Staff | News | May 30, 2007

    Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-NV, fourth from left) are (L/R) Shure's Mark Brunner and Jeff Krull, Mark Dennis (Cirque du Soleil), Bill Evans (FOH Magazine), and Scott Harmala (ATK Audiotek).
    NILES, IL— Sandy LaMantia, President and CEO of Shure Incorporated, today praised several legislators who are supporting H.R. 1320, The Interference Protection for Existing Television Band Devices Act of 2007. The bill, introduced by Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-IL), seeks to protect users of wireless microphone systems and other devices that transmit in the television band from harmful interference from new devices. Representatives Mark Steven Kirk (R-IL), Shelley Berkley (D-NV), Jim Cooper (D-TN), Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL) and Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) have pledged their support for the bill.

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