The schedule of demo sessions has been announced for the Live Sound International (LSI) Loudspeaker Demo — a.k.a., “The Ultimate Audio Experience” — tomorrow (September 20-22) in Louisville.
In addition, a website has been created to provide more information about the demo and the participating companies. Check out the site here.
This free event, which has attracted more than 3,000 attendees over the past several years, is open to all professional audio and church sound personnel in presenting the unique opportunity to listen to, evaluate, and compare 26 top professional loudspeaker systems in a controlled listening environment. (Register here.)
The upcoming demo in Louisville will be held in an exhibit hall—South Wing A—in conjunction with this year’s WFX (Worship Facilities Expo) at the Kentucky Exposition Center, kicking off with both compact and portable system full demo sessions at 6 pm on Tuesday, September 20. Refreshments will be served.
This year’s format will see demo sessions for both portable and compact loudspeaker systems hosted in one area, streamlining the process for both attendees and participating companies alike. NOTE: Compact systems are larger-format, flown loudspeakers. Portable systems are smaller-format, ground-based loudspeakers.
During each compact and portable session, systems are fed identical music tracks. Listeners can evaluate what they hear and also observe each system’s scale, components and other important details, in addition to getting further technical details and pricing information from qualified representatives of each company participating in the demo.
Participating loudspeaker companies include:
Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW)
WorxAudio Technologies & PreSonus
Here’s the full schedule of compact, portable and individual sessions in Louisville:
Tuesday, September 20
6:00 pm — All Portable & Compact Systems
Wednesday, September 21
10:15 am — All Compact Systems
11:20 am — Martin Audio
11:40 am — EAW
Noon — All Portable Systems
1 pm — Electro-Voice
1:20 pm — WorxAudio Technologies
1:40 pm — All Compact Systems
2:40 pm — L-Acoustics
3 pm — Renkus-Heinz
3:20 pm — All Portable Systems
4:20 pm — Adamson Systems
4:40 pm — Tannoy
5 pm — All Compact Systems
Thursday, September 22
10:40 am — All Compact Systems
11:40 am — RCF
Noon — All Portable Systems
1 pm — dBTechnologies
1:20 pm — All Compact Systems
2:20 pm — Turbosound
2:40 pm — Verity Audio
3 pm — All Portable & Compact Systems
Technology sponsors of the event include:
Yamaha (console and stage boxes)
Lectrosonics (wireless systems)
Rational Acoustics (system measurement and level monitoring)
Furman (power conditioning/UPS)
Link (system interconnect)
AE Global Media (video)
Prize drawings will be held immediately following all full (compact and portable) demo sessions. (Must be present to win.) Prizes include:
Audio-Technica ATH-M50X Studio Headphones
Clair Brothers 8CX Compact Coaxial Loudspeakers
dBTechnologies ES 503 Portable PA System
Gig Gear Production Gloves
Electro-Voice ND76 Vocal Microphones
Furman F1500-UPS Power Conditioner/UPS
Link Microphone Cables
PreSonus RC 500 Solid-State Channel Strip
Rational Acoustics Smaart v8 License & RTA420 Measurement Mic
Renkus-Heinz CFX41 Compact Coaxial Loudspeakers
RCF M18 Digital Mixer With Wireless Control
Sound Productions $50 Gift Cards
Tannoy Reveal 802 Studio Monitor Loudspeakers
Don’t miss this rare chance to gain a wealth of insight regarding loudspeakers and sound systems in a single informative, productive and time-efficient event.
More information and a link to registration for the LSI loudspeaker demo (and WFX) is available here.