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Articles Tagged Loudspeakers

  • Thursday, September 27, 2012
    loudspeakers, dsp
    Charlie Hughes 09/27/12 07:31 AM,
    While sound system operators have come to enjoy the considerable benefits of digital signal processing, it’s important to understand how these devices truly interact with loudspeakers. There’s a lot of cause and effect that sometimes gets overlooked, resulting in less than optimum performance, and leaving the operator scratching his head as to what’s going wrong. One particularly important aspect that is often overlooked is using a DSP to drive loudspeakers with a manufacturer’s prescribed settings (or other target drive function).… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallLoudspeakerMeasurementProcessorSound Reinforcement

  • Wednesday, September 26, 2012
    PSW Staff 09/26/12 12:36 PM,
    The Wells Fargo Arena is the home of Arizona State University’s basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, and wrestling teams. At six stories high and with over 10,000 seats, it also hosts concerts, graduation ceremonies, and other events. Over its nearly forty years of service, the Wells Fargo Arena has had several sound reinforcement systems, all of which lacked power and were unintelligible to one degree or another. Recently that changed when the school raised funds for a whirlwind renovation project that resulted… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertInstallationLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementAudio

  • Tuesday, September 25, 2012
    PSW Staff 09/25/12 12:19 PM,
    Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW) announced that it will deliver sound reinforcement solutions for two key venues at the Decibel Festival, an annual electronic music event held in Seattle, Washington, USA. And EAW KF740 line array system will serve as front-of-house PA for Decibel’s headline events in the acoustically notorious Paramount Theater. Separately, EAW’s Application Support Group will install a temporary Avalon by EAW dance club system in Neumos, where VIP parties will proceed with five nights of performance sets and… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStageAudio

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    PSW Staff 09/25/12 12:06 PM,
    VUE Audiotechnik today announced the completion of its U.S. representative network with the appointment of seven additional firms covering the Midwest, Southeast and Northeast regions. This news comes just two weeks after the company announced the appointment of three firms covering the Western U.S., and is further evidence that VUE leadership is moving swiftly to meet escalating demand with a robust sales and support network. Launched in March, VUE Audiotechnik has gained significant momentum thanks in part to a nation-wide… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollBusinessInstallationLoudspeakerManufacturerSound ReinforcementAudio

  • Monday, September 24, 2012
    PSW Staff 09/24/12 12:53 PM,
    Featuring a combination of music concerts and soccer games, attendees at this year’s Ethiopian 4th of July Celebration at RFK Stadium found themselves immersed in top quality sound. Over the course of three days—July 1st, 4th, and 6th—hip hop artist T.I. and rappers TPain, B.o.B., and Young Jeezy were among the numerous acts that kept the roughly 10,000 attendees in festive spirits. Music was everywhere, thanks in no small part to the exemplary performance characteristics of D.A.S. Audio Aero Series… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementAudio

  • Friday, September 21, 2012
    PSW Staff 09/21/12 11:00 AM,
    The Widener University Pride football team has plenty to be proud of: two NCAA Division III National Championships, reaching the semi-finals three more times, and winning more MAC Championships than any other Middle Atlantic Conference team. Unfortunately, the aging audio system at the University’s Leslie C. Quick Jr. Stadium was not up to the same championship standards. Plagued by long-standing coverage and sound quality issues, the school’s Athletic Director Jack Shafer called on Widener alumnus Art Kalemkarian, who designed a… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollInstallationLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementAudio

  • Wednesday, September 19, 2012
    PSW Staff 09/19/12 09:10 AM,
    Maintaining a cutting-edge technical inventory can be an expensive business when you run a turnkey live events production company. But for Wetherby-based AV-Matrix it is certainly paying off — and the demand to service increasingly bigger functions has now led to them purchasing an RCF TT+ (Touring & Theatre) TTL33-A II , as the premier line array system in their hire fleet. Managing director Mark Parker confirmed the order for 12 elements of the powered loudspeakers with RCF’s Northern Sales… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollAVLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementAudio

  • Tuesday, September 18, 2012
    Dave Rat 09/18/12 09:16 AM,
    I’m asked a lot of questions about sound. Many of them focus on unraveling and understanding some particular function, feature or concept, while others are directed toward distilling my opinion on methods or industry trends. A while ago. I was asked some questions that led me to some in-depth pondering. The questions: Why are line arrays so popular? Are they a fad or here to stay? And what will be the “next big thing”? The fact is that line array-type… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerMeasurementSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • Monday, September 17, 2012
    PSW Staff 09/17/12 03:01 PM,
    The Live Sound International Compact Loudspeaker Demo at the upcoming WFX Conference and Expo in Atlanta provides you with the rare opportunity to directly listen to, evaluate, and compare at least a dozen compact loudspeaker systems in a controlled listening environment. The inaugural demo, held last year at WFX in Dallas, exceeded all expectations, drawing more than 700 church sound and production personnel. It presents a unique controlled environment demonstration designed to provide side-by-side listening opportunities for you to evaluate… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundChurch SoundNewsBlogProductBusinessEducationLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

  • Friday, September 14, 2012
    loudspeaker impedance synaudcon
    Pat Brown 09/14/12 03:18 PM,
    Multiple loudspeakers can be connected in series or parallel to the output of the amplifier. In either case, the current drawn from the amplifier is determined by the total impedance of the load as presented to the loudspeaker terminals. Impedance is the opposition to the flow of current. As the load impedance is decreased, the load on the amplifier is increased, because it must work harder to supply the demand for current. In similar fashion, an automobile trying to maintain… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureStudy HallAmplifierAVInstallationInterconnectLoudspeakerPowerSound ReinforcementAudio