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  • Sunset Thursdays Soothes Crowds with QSC

    FOH Staff | News | August 18, 2008
    NEW YORK — Sunset Thursdays is a series of summer gatherings held on the patio at P.D. O'Hurley's, a bar and grill overlooking the Hudson River from Pier 84 at West 44th Street and 12th Avenue. A sundown celebration featuring soothing sounds designed to help bring the week to a close on a more serene note, the events enlist the talents of DJs who spread their aural ambience over the crowd using a sound system featuring 10 of QSC's powered HPR122i loudspeakers.

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  • L-ACOUSTICS Launches K1/KUDO Pilot Program

    FOH Staff | News | August 18, 2008
    OXNARD, Calif. — L-ACOUSTICS has announced the launch of the K1/KUDO Pilot Program. This announcement follows the recent publication of an interview with Christian Heil and Stéphane Ecalle at Prolight 2008 in which L-ACOUSTICS unveiled the V-DOSC sequel and the future creation of a global DOSC Network.

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  • Loud Technologies Chairman and CEO Steps Down; Successor Named

    FOH Staff | News | August 15, 2008WOODENVILLE, Wash. — The board of directors of Loud Technologies has announced that Jamie Engen is stepping down from his position as chairman and chief executive officer effective immediately. The board has named former aviation and office products executive Rodney Olson as the company's chairman and CEO.

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  • Logitech to Acquire Ultimate Ears

    FOH Staff | News | August 14, 2008

    IRVINE, Calif. — Peripheral and accessories maker Logitech International has announced that the company will acquire privately held Ultimate Ears, of Irvine, Calif., for $34 million in cash. The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in August. 

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  • Alcons Audio Establishes UK Base

    FOH Staff | News | August 14, 2008NETHERLANDS — Dutch loudspeaker manufacturer Alcons Audio has recently opened a UK base, which will be headed up by Stephen Badham.
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  • Atlantic City Hilton Is In the Game with Yamaha

    FOH Staff | News | August 14, 2008
    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The Atlantic City Hilton recently installed a new Yamaha PM5D digital audio console for front of house use in their entertainment venue. A state-of-the-art venue built to showcase the talents of celebrity entertainers, the theater boasts a seating capacity of over 1,400. The console was purchased by Yamaha dealer, ACIR Professional in Egg Harbor Township, N.J. “We are extremely happy that the Hilton decided to purchase a second Yamaha PM5D,” states John Grasso, ACIR Pro co-owner. “This console is so popular and familiar, that it’s a breeze to set up a show for visiting engineers. The Hilton knows that if they have any questions about the console, we’re right around the corner and there to assist.”

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  • Olympic Athletes Compete for Gold with Peavey

    FOH Staff | News | August 13, 2008BEIJING — As the world’s top athletes compete in Beijing this summer, audio distribution systems from Peavey MediaMatrix are providing audio networking and sound reinforcement for the 2008 Olympic Games at several major sports venues across China.

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  • Sky Bar Flies High with Turbosound

    FOH Staff | News | August 13, 2008

    BEIRUT, Lebanon — The place to be seen in the Lebanese capital Beirut is the Beirut International Exhibition and Leisure Centre’s Sky Bar, whose roof terrace is open to the stars during the hot summer nights. As well as fantastic views of the city and the eastern Mediterranean Sea, the venue features a Turbosound installation.

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  • Solidays Music Festival Celebrates 10th Anniversary with NEXO

    FOH Staff | News | August 13, 2008
    FRANCE — For the past 10 years, the Ile de France region has supported the Solidays music festival to raise AIDS awareness.  A play on the words solidarity and holidays, Solidays is dedicated to both concepts, and its timing in the event calendar means it represents the kick-off for the festival season in France. As this year was the 10th anniversary of the festival, a fifth stage was added and a vast electic selection of hip-hop, rock, reggae and techno artists invited to perform. French PA company Melpomen, which has provided PA support for the last decade, was able to use three generations of NEXO’s GEO Series line array loudspeakers in their FOH systems.

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  • Donna Summer Dances Back In the Spotlight with DiGiCo

    FOH Staff | News | August 13, 2008
    NEW YORK — Donna Summer, singer/songwriter/pop culture icon and five-time Grammy winner, is back with Crayons, her first full-length studio release in 17 years. Summer embarked on the “Stamp Your Feet” tour with N.Y.-based SK Systems and Tom Heinisch at the controls of the summer U.S. swing. They spec’d a DiGiCo CS D5 at FOH and a DiGiCo D-1 at monitors to handle the roughly 50+ inputs from the stage — and he anticipates they’ll be adding more inputs with the addition of local orchestras in certain cities.

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  • Prototype White Space Devices Fail FCC Tests

    FOH Staff | News | August 11, 2008WASHINGTON — Last night's FCC test of prototype "White Space" devices in a real-world NFL environment proved conclusively that the devices would not accuratelysense wireless microphone transmissions and, if deployed, would cause havoc within the NFL, venue operations and related broadcast operations.

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  • Alcons LR14/90 Line Array

    FOH Staff | News | August 11, 2008
    Alcons is now shipping its LR14/90 pro-ribbon line-array. The LR14/90 is a passive 2-way ultra-compact line-array module, to be used in vertical stacked or flown arrays. The compact design and a maximum SPL of 130dB+ per unit makes the LR14/90 designed for small to medium-sized applications. With the addition of the 90°x15° version, the LR14 system is designed to offer more flexibility and tailored projection. The LR14/90 uses Alcons’ proprietary pro-ribbon technology for MHF reproduction; the 800W peak power handling of the RBN401 pro-ribbon driver enables a HiFi sound reproduction at concert SPLs.

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