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  • Friday, December 21, 2012
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    PSW Staff 12/21/12 06:26 AM,
    L-Acoustics Certified Provider Audio Video Electronics (AVE) of Maple Grove, Minnesota, reports that it recently installed an L-Acoustics KIVA loudspeaker system at St. Andrews Lutheran Church in nearby Mahtomedi. According to AVE Vice President Kevin Crow, “St. Andrews has a beautiful 1,200-seat sanctuary with a nearly five second reverb time, so going into this project, we knew that speech intelligibility was one of our primary issues of concern. Furthermore, with an 80-member choir, chamber group and huge pipe organ, St.… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundChurch SoundNewsAVInstallationLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 12/21/12 05:14 AM,
    Florida Power & Light (FPL) headquarters in Juno Beach, Florida, features a large atrium that is often used for annual meetings, announcements and gatherings for employees. An expansive room – approximately 175 feet long by 70 feet wide and 50 feet tall – it features glass walls, a metal roof and tile floor. A second floor balcony overlooks the area and is often used as an additional viewing area for such events. In the past the company has relied upon… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsAVInstallationLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

  • Wednesday, December 19, 2012
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    PSW Staff 12/19/12 01:28 PM,
    Danley Sound Labs has tapped pro audio manufacturing veteran Jonathan “JP” Parker for the role of national sales manager. Parker more than 25 years of sales and marketing experience to the position, having worked with working with pro audio manufacturers such as Bose, Crown, TOA, and Martin Audio. Although he will focus on the domestic market with Danley, Parker’s background provides him with a global perspective. Reporting to company president Mike Hedden, Parker will be responsible for growing domestic sales… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsAVBusinessLoudspeakerManufacturerSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 12/19/12 11:50 AM,
    RCF has debuted new multi-channel D+ class amplifiers. The new UP 8500 Series D+ class amplifiers are the result of continuous research carried out by RCF engineers. Thanks to innovative D+ class circuitry, UP 8500 amplifiers offer high efficiency, superb audio performance and dual power supplies. This makes them suitable for emergency/evacuation system applications. In fact, a single, lightweight 19” rack has two automatic switching power supplies (230 Vac and 48 Vdc) and one or more separate amplification circuits with… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAmplifierAVBusinessInstallationPower

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    PSW Staff 12/19/12 11:29 AM,
    Specializing in the care of women and infants, Women’s Hospital is the premiere facility of its kind in the greater Baton Rouge area. With the recent completion of a new conference facility, the hospital now has state-of-the-art capability for handling presentations, training sessions, and related business. Audio and video provisions are crucial to a facility of this nature and, to ensure trouble-free sound, an ASPEN Series Digital Audio Processor from Lectrosonics was incorporated into the conference center’s AV equipment arsenal.… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVDigitalInstallationMicrophoneProcessorSound Reinforcement

  • harman
    PSW Staff 12/19/12 09:49 AM,
    Editor’s Note: This report incorporates press statements released by both Harman and Martin Professional. Harman has reached an agreement with Schouw & Co., parent company of Martin Professional A/S of Denmark, to acquire Martin Professional, a world leading provider of lighting solutions for the entertainment, architectural, and commercial sectors, for EUR 110 million (approximately US $146 million).  The deal is subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions, and is expected to close early in 2013. “We look forward to… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundProductionChurch SoundNewsProductionAudioLightingAVBusinessManufacturer

  • Tuesday, December 18, 2012
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    PSW Staff 12/18/12 02:12 PM,
    For nearly 60 years Milne Stadium has been home to generations of Albuquerque’s local sporting events. Recently the 6500-seat arena received a wide-ranging makeover, including a new playing surface, new paint and stucco, and a new audio system featuring Community R-Series loudspeakers. As Sound and Signal Systems’ William Hartley explains, the stadium’s previous sound system had been problematic for some time. “A few years ago they installed a new scoreboard behind the end zone, complete with a long-throw, single-point line… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsAVInstallationLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 12/18/12 02:06 PM,
    The National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) and USAV have announced an endorsement involving NSCA’s Business & Leadership Conference and NSCA Membership. The partnership provides USAV members with discounted rates to attend the Business & Leadership Conference, in addition to discounted NSCA member dues.  USAV will also hear from NSCA experts on business strategies, industry outlooks, policies and regulations affecting the systems integration industry at various events throughout the year.  USAV, founded in 2001, is an alliance of professional audio-visual experts… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVBusinessEducationInstallationManufacturer

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    PSW Staff 12/18/12 06:45 AM,
    The Stavanger (Norway) Symphony Orchestra has spent the past 14 years wishing for a new home that it could truly call its own, and in September, that wish finally became a reality with the opening of the new Stavanger Concert Hall. The world-class venue, designed by Oslo architects Ratio Arkitekter to host all types of cultural events, includes two halls that both have DiGiCo consoles for mixing the amplified sound. Each of the two halls—one for orchestral music, the other… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundProductionNewsProductionAudioAVConsolesDigitalInstallationMonitoringNetworkingSound Reinforcement

  • church sound
    PSW Staff 12/18/12 06:22 AM,
    The second edition of The Ultimate Church Sound Operator’s Handbook by Bill Gibson, just published by Hal Leonard, is written to specifically address the concerns and needs of the sound person who serves ministries and churches. The modern church uses many of the same presentation tools that have become common in television, movies, and concerts, placing a unique set of technical expectations on its eager, willing, and primarily volunteer force. This updated handbook blends the relational and technical aspects of… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsProductAVEducationSound Reinforcement