The Award for the Best PA or Stage Management System 2012 has been awarded to the V-Series line array system manufactured by d&b audiotechnik.
This was one of ten categories in the Innovation International Prizes presented by the prestigious Produção Áudio Magazine Group whose publications are the professionals’ choice in the Portuguese, Spanish, Latin American and Brazilian markets.
The rigorous judging procedure began with nominations from the editorial teams from across the Produção Áudio catchment. Five entries for each category were then reduced to three through a readership poll.
Once the magazine and the readers made their choices the finalists were judged by specialist panels for either pro audio or visual arts categories.
The pro audio panel included Professor Homero Sette from Studio R, whose CV covers over forty years in the industry; Armando Baldassarra from Tukasom Audio Systems; the IAV Professional Audio School founder Marcelo Claret and Thacio Palança from the Vox Mundi Studios.
João Martins, International Editor from Editorial Bolina of Producao Audio elaborates on the judges’ choice, “The d&b audiotechnik brand is highly regarded here in Brazil and Latin America although the new V-Series is not so well known in the market just yet.
“The jury recognized that the V-Series expands on the success and quality of the J-Series, to the point where it can generate similar sound reproduction in applications where space is limited. They particularly praised the fact that d&b audiotechnik was bringing to the market such a compact loudspeaker, allowing greater stage visibility, reducing costs and weight. They considered the V-Series to be the ideal solution when the highest sound quality is required for medium and smaller sized rooms, which in the Brazilian market is a particularly good fit.”
Produção Áudio congratulated d&b audiotechnik for winning in this category which covers not only pro audio sound reinforcement but other stage management systems as well. “The flexibility of the V-Series as well as its extraordinary dynamic bandwidth and clarity was commented on by the judges, along with the ease and speed of deployment that marked this system out from the rest.”