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  • Friday, October 21, 2016
    PSW Staff 10/21/16 12:50 PM,
    Burning Man has wrapped up and PK Sound is celebrating another successful system deployment. PK powered Camp Questionmark for another week-long romp in the desert, complete with some of the biggest acts in electronic music, stunning visuals, and throngs of enthusiastic music lovers. Over 70,000 people gathered in Nevada’s desert to erect the temporary social experiment that is Black Rock City, a community that spawns so many artistic, musical, and performing arts creations that it is impossible to take it… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

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    PSW Staff 10/21/16 09:55 AM,
    El Tabernacle church in Walkerville, South Africa, has long suffered from acoustic issues which made it difficult for the worship leaders to be heard above the enthusiastic congregation. Church elder Gustav Adams approached Richard Smith of local technical production specialists Sound Harmonics, who ultimately decided on a solution from L-Acoustics. “As part of a complete technical revamp of the building, I was asked to come up with an overall plan to achieve high quality, clear and powerful sound,” explains Smith.… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundNewsInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

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    PSW Staff 10/21/16 09:25 AM,
    When the 20th anniversary national tour of Jonathan Larson’s Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, Rent, launched this fall, sound designer Keith Caggiano, turned to Masque Sound. The company provided a custom audio equipment package for the Broadway production. The show premiered Off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop on February 13, 1996 and transferred to Broadway on April 29, 1996, where it ran for 5,123 performances, making it the 11th longest-running show in Broadway history. Rent won the 1996 Tony… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertConsolesDigitalLine ArrayLoudspeakerMicrophoneProcessorSound ReinforcementStageSystemWireless

  • Thursday, October 20, 2016
    Craig Leerman 10/20/16 01:42 PM,
    The Turbosound iNSPIRE iP2000 is a loudspeaker system comprised of modular, full-range column arrays and a companion 12-inch subwoofer. Each column array is comprised of 16 cone drivers plus a horn-loaded super-tweeter that can be easily mounted on the sub, locking to it and thus eliminating loudspeaker stands and cables. The iP2000 is outfitted with proprietary Klark Teknik SST (Spatial Sound Technology) for helping to create enhanced 3D acoustic environments as well as DSP presets for application type and loudspeaker… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureVideoReviewAVLine ArrayLoudspeakerProcessorSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

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    PSW Staff 10/20/16 09:59 AM,
    In September 2016, the open air festival “Rock im Bergbad” celebrated a successful premiere in Bückeburg in the Netherlands’ Lower Saxony. In the unique backdrop of the local mountain swimming pool, four high-profile acts performed in front of the landscape panorama of Harrl and the Weser mountains. Auditiv GmbH, based in Kassel, set up an Alcons Audio LR18 pro-ribbon line array as technical service provider for the event. The line-up of the festival consisted of the former Genesis front man… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

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    Pat Brown 10/20/16 07:03 AM,
      The most common reference distance for loudspeaker SPL specifications is 1 meter (3.28 feet). The choice is one of convenience – any distance will do. The 1 m reference simplifies distance attenuation calculations by eliminating the division required in the first step:   Loudspeakers must be measured at a distance beyond which the shape of the radiation balloon remains unchanged. The changes are caused by path length differences to different points on the surface of the device. These differences… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAVLine ArrayLoudspeakerManufacturerSignalSound Reinforcement

  • Wednesday, October 19, 2016
    PSW Staff 10/19/16 10:17 AM,
    Eminence has expanded their custom design capabilities to include modifying stock models for end users. With over 170 unique pro audio and musical instrument loudspeaker and compression driver models in stock, Eminence has a solution for virtually any audio application.  That said, occasionally a stock model with ideal performance parameters is not offered in the impedance needed for the job. That’s where the Eminence Custom Shop comes in. “We have one of the widest product offerings in the industry.” said… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVBusinessLoudspeakerManufacturer

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    PSW Staff 10/19/16 09:48 AM,
    Over 600 d&b audiotechnik loudspeakers, nearly 150 D80 amplifiers, and twenty nine delay towers for one stage; this was an event on an almost unprecedented scale. Blonia Park, near Poland’s ancient city of Kraków, was the venue for the thirteenth World Youth Day. Since the inaugural gathering in Rome in 1986, the Catholic Church has invited young people of all faiths and persuasions to congregate at events held globally, from Toronto to Sydney to Denver, to Manila in the Philippines.… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsAmplifierConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016
    PSW Staff 10/18/16 02:00 PM,
    Martin Audio has announced a significant upgrade to Display, the software brain of the MLA Series. Display is the numerical optimization process that eliminates lengthy trial-and-error tuning sessions, so that an MLA Series system achieves the required audience coverage straight out of the box. Based on an acoustic model of array behavior, it gives a precise prediction of the direct sound produced over the audience as well as areas where sound is to be minimized. It takes the guesswork out… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsProductAVInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerManufacturerProcessorSoftwareSound ReinforcementSystem

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    Dennis A. Bohn 10/18/16 12:13 PM,
    This article is provided by Rane Corporation.   Constant-voltage is the common name given to a general practice begun in the late 1920s and early 1930s (becoming a U.S. standard in 1949) governing the interface between power amplifiers and loudspeakers used in distributed sound systems. Installations employing ceiling-mounted loudspeakers, such as offices, restaurants and schools are examples of distributed sound systems. Other examples include installations requiring long cable runs, such as stadiums, factories and convention centers. The need to do… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureAmplifierAVInstallationInterconnectLoudspeakerPowerSignal

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