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  • Friday, October 09, 2015
    live sound
    Pat Brown 10/09/15 06:01 AM,
      When most people think of sound reinforcement systems, or audio systems in general, they rarely do so with regard to speech intelligibility (SI). It’s usually about the music, with the assumption that if a system sounds good for music, it should work for speech. While this can be true in small, well-behaved rooms, it is seldom true in large spaces. My first sound system disaster was the design and installation of a large, expensive sound system that failed to… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAVEducationMeasurementSignalSound Reinforcement

  • Thursday, October 08, 2015
    PSW Staff 10/08/15 01:04 PM,
    Avalon Hollywood owner John Lyons recently teamed back up with EAW engineers to create Avalon by EAW loudspeakers. Custom versions of the new loudspeakers were installed in Avalon Hollywood earlier this year.  The new design was driven by advances in the technology used in loudspeaker design. For all intents and purposes,  Lyons was still looking for the same features as the original loudspeaker series – SPL with enough clarity to hear the nuances of the music – but in a… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsProductAVInstallationLoudspeakerManufacturerMonitoringSound ReinforcementStageSubwoofer

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    PSW Staff 10/08/15 11:39 AM,
    Meyer Sound makes its San Francisco restaurant debut with Cala, Mexico City chef-owner Gabriela Cámara’s first U.S. restaurant. The new Civic Center neighborhood restaurant is the first in San Francisco to feature Meyer Sound Constellation and Libra acoustic systems, implemented to combine ease of conversation and a desired level of “buzz.” Constellation offers restaurateurs like Cámara the opportunity to adjust the acoustics and offer a dining experience for all the senses. With a simple swipe on an iPad, Cala staff… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVLoudspeakerManufacturerProcessorSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 10/08/15 11:25 AM,
    Biamp Systems announces a series of appointments and promotions to the company’s global sales team. Following the retirement of Read Wineland, Michael Frank moves into the role of Eastern North America sales development director; Mark Wentz moves into the position of regional manager for the South Central territory; Ashley Smith joins Biamp as the area manager for South Texas; and Jay Paul becomes the company’s new Mid-Atlantic regional manager. With Wineland’s retirement, Biamp has promoted Michael Frank to sales development… View this post
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    PSW Staff 10/08/15 11:07 AM,
    The SkyWay at Mont Blanc has been equipped with an evacuation system manufactured by RCF, and specified by installation company CED Impianti. An RCF DXT 9000 digital system, certified in accordance with the new EN54-16 standard, was used for this engineering challenge. “We already knew the DXT 9000 products,” explains the installer Jacopo Franchin. “The central system is powerful, reliable and it conforms to sector regulations. It was a great choice from both the technical and commercial points of view.”… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAmplifierAVInstallationLoudspeakerManufacturerSound ReinforcementSystem

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    PSW Staff 10/08/15 10:33 AM,
    The New 42nd Street Studios features a rehearsal studio, office and theater complex, providing rehearsal space for more than 236 Broadway shows since it opened in 2000. After a thorough search, David Jensen, director of production chose FBT’s Archon 112 and 115 loudspeaker upgrades for eight studios this year. The complex, which has typically operated at a 95% occupancy rate since its opening, boasts ten floors and 80,000 square feet including large, column-free rehearsal spaces. Each studio contains an audio… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVInstallationLoudspeakerManufacturerMonitoringSound ReinforcementStudio

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    10/08/15 10:19 AM,
    Morimoto Naniwa Sound Projects of Tokyo has designed numerous professional-grade sound reinforcement systems for schools, including Wakasugi Nursery School in Nichinan-City, Miyazaki Prefecture. To give the school great sound that would be easy for the staff to operate, Masaki Morimoto, co-owner of Morimoto Naniwa Sound Projects, specified an Ashly Audio ne24.24M processor with an Ashly FR-16 remote fader controller for adjusting input and output levels along with Ashly’s iPad control for scene selection. Wakasugi Nursery School’s sound reinforcement system is… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVDigitalInstallationManufacturerMixerMonitoringNetworkingProcessorSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 10/08/15 05:29 AM,
    ProSoundWeb presents at least two feature articles every day of the working week, meaning that there are 40-plus long-form articles highlighted each and every month. That’s a lot. In fact, so much so that we got to thinking that it would be handy to present a round-up of the most-read articles for those who might have missed at least some of them the first time around. Here we kick off with the top 5 most-read articles on PSW for the… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureAVDigitalEducationEngineerLoudspeakerMicrophoneProcessorSound ReinforcementStageStudioTechnicianWireless

  • Wednesday, October 07, 2015
    PSW Staff 10/07/15 01:52 PM,
    Shure Incorporated has demonstrated its interoperability with products from Polycom, as part of Shure’s strategic focus on providing solutions in the A/V Conferencing and Integration market. Shure is working with Polycom SoundStructure, HDX, Group Series, and Vortex Solutions to connect wireless microphones to Polycom audio and video conferencing equipment. polycom-ready-logo Because Shure has satisfied Polycom’s extensive interoperability requirements, it can brand Microflex Wireless as Polycom Ready. Polycom Ready solutions, including end-user devices, network devices, and software applications, are tested for… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVBusinessDigitalInstallationInterconnectManufacturerMicrophoneNetworkingProcessorSoftwareSystem

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    PSW Staff 10/07/15 01:29 PM,
    Goya Foods’ new Northeast headquarters in New Jersey, which opened in late 2014, is part of a major company expansion program and totals nearly 900,000 square feet including office space and a 638,000 square foot warehouse and distribution center. General contractor R.C. Anderson hired AVSI of Edison, New Jersey to design and install voice paging systems in the new facility using loudspeakers from Community Professional. AVSI’s Mike Venditte says “the warehouse was especially challenging with its 50-foot ceilings and 3.5-second… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVInstallationLoudspeakerManufacturerSound Reinforcement