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  • Thursday, July 24, 2014
    jbl
    Rick Kamlet 07/24/14 08:54 AM,
    Part one in this series is available here. We need to consider the real, long-term sound pressure level capability of today’s sound reinforcement systems to make sure they’re not being operated at levels where the components are stressed or where they won’t sound good. While acoustic design programs do a good job of predicting how the system will perform in a given room, the system designer must determine what the goal is for each application. What SPL Is Not SPL… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAVInstallationLoudspeakerMeasurementProcessorSignalSound ReinforcementSystem

  • Thursday, July 17, 2014
    loudspeakers
    Mike O'Neill 07/17/14 12:44 PM,
    This article provided by One Systems   Sound reinforcement systems are characterized by a wide variety of technical specifications. Although the term “throw” is not a technical specification, it’s frequently used to describe a specific performance parameter. A frequent question is “how far will this loudspeaker ‘throw’?” Unfortunately, the answer requires additional information before it can be properly answered. The “throw” question is asked in order to try and understand a loudspeaker’s ability to project some specific sound pressure level… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAVLoudspeakerMeasurementSignalSound Reinforcement

  • Tuesday, July 01, 2014
    distributed systems
    Rick Kamlet 07/01/14 01:00 PM,
    Before beginning the design process for a business sound system, identify what the customer needs and expects: Fidelity Expectations. Does the client want a good, basic system; something a little better than average; or maximum bandwidth and maximum fidelity? Sound-Level Requirements. Will the system be used strictly for background music, or does it really need to rock? Usage. What kind of music will be played through it? For example, if it’s urban funk, then you’re going to have to think… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAVInstallationLoudspeakerPowerSoftwareSound Reinforcement

  • Monday, June 30, 2014
    loudspeakers
    Bruce Main 06/30/14 04:31 PM,
    It wasn’t too many years ago that most shows were supported with trapezoidal point-source loudspeakers that were either horn loaded or front loaded. There were numerous touring companies providing proprietary loudspeaker systems, some well engineered and some not so well. Rigging was often an afterthought, and many systems were ground stacked. Companies sprang up that did nothing but design and build aftermarket flying hardware to support both proprietary and manufacturer loudspeakers. Depending on the combination of rigging and loudspeakers, the… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallLine ArrayLoudspeakerManufacturerSoftwareSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • Thursday, June 26, 2014
    meyer sound
    PSW Staff 06/26/14 04:18 PM,
    Watch the interviews with Metallica’s dual monitoring team, Bob Cowan and Adam Correia, as they share the lessons they have learned from mixing the band. They cover everything from Metallica’s stage volume, the utmost importance of consistency, earning and maintaining the artists’ trust, and how they meet the high expectations from the band, front of house engineer Big Mick Hughes, and fans. Metallica has recently added 76 Meyer Sound MJF-210 stage monitors to its touring inventory. Looking for a new… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsVideoAVConcertConsolesEngineerLoudspeakerMonitoringSound ReinforcementStage

  • Tuesday, June 17, 2014
    jbl
    John Eargle & Chris Foreman 06/17/14 08:49 AM,
    Compression drivers and the horns that comprise the horn loudspeaker system have been a part of the audio industry from the very beginning of product development in sound reinforcement systems. As is true for cone loudspeakers, most of the early development in horn loudspeakers began when sound was first put to picture back in the 1930s when the first “talking films” were released.  Since that time, compression driver technology coupled with horn development advances have been in the areas of… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureStudy HallAVLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

  • Monday, June 16, 2014
    loudspeakers
    Pat Brown 06/16/14 07:09 PM,
      An auditorium is a “place for hearing.” It’s very definition suggests that any aspect of the space that has to do with communication should be given high priority. Prior to the invention of the sound reinforcement system, an auditorium was a space designed to allow a large number of people to be addressed by an unreinforced talker. The room geometry and acoustical treatments in an auditorium provided natural reinforcement for the acoustic source. The ancient Greeks even built megaphones… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAVLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • Friday, June 13, 2014
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    Ken DeLoria 06/13/14 01:01 PM,
    As sound reproduction has transitioned to the digital realm, audio professionals have a wealth of capabilities that were unthinkable in the analog days. Today, loudspeakers with companion digital processors are increasingly a tool of choice, going well beyond just the higher end of the application spectrum. Virtually all types and brands of digital loudspeaker processors offer a rich suite of features, often overwhelmingly so. Some have capabilities that are unique, while others seek to capture the most important functions at… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAVLoudspeakerMeasurementProcessorSound Reinforcement

  • Wednesday, June 11, 2014
    loudspeaker
    Bob McCarthy 06/11/14 01:08 PM,
    We have a big job with a small budget. One loudspeaker. How hard could it be? The goal is straightforward: uniform coverage over the seating area, i.e., minimum variance over the space. There are four answers required for our specification: horizontal and vertical aim, horizontal and vertical coverage. We seek to match the loudspeaker coverage shape to the audience shape. The audience shape is visible. Loudspeaker coverage, not so much. Let’s work on defining the loudspeaker shape in terms of… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallLine ArrayLoudspeakerManufacturerSignalSound Reinforcement

  • Monday, June 09, 2014
    loudspeakers
    PSW Staff 06/09/14 11:01 AM,
    While line arrays get much of the press, the real workhorses of pro audio are traditional 2-way loudspeakers. They remain invaluable for a range of very good reasons, with versatility that translates to “great bang for the buck” topping the list. A quick check of manufacturer websites bears this out, where information on dozens of 2-way models are just a few clicks away. Available in a wide range of sizes and cabinet shapes, they can serve as mains, side fills,… View this story
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