By PSW Staff • March 12, 2018 At the top, an exterior view of the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, and directly above, a scene from a recent loudspeaker demo. The Live Sound International (LSI) Loudspeaker Demo — a.k.a., “The Ultimate Audio Experience” — is coming to the USITT 2018 Annual Conference & Stage Expo in Ft. Lauderdale, FL this week, specifically on Wednesday, March 14 through Friday, March 16, providing the unique opportunity to listen to and evaluate at least a dozen top professional loudspeaker systems in a controlled listening environment. (Register here for this free event.) Co-located with the USITT expo at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, the demo will offer a line-up of six leading manufacturers (and perhaps more) presenting both larger- and smaller-format loudspeaker systems in several full demo sessions, along with 20-minute individual demonstration sessions on Thursday. Open and free of charge to all USITT attendees, audio professionals, church sound personnel and other interested parties, the demo is being held outdoors in the beautiful seaside Florida weather, at a site in front of the main entrance to the convention center. As usual, the format will feature demo sessions for both portable and compact loudspeaker systems — as well as companion subwoofers — hosted in one area. (Compact systems are larger-format, flown loudspeakers. Portable systems are smaller-format, ground-based loudspeakers.) During each demo session, the systems are fed identical music tracks. Listeners can evaluate what they hear and also observe each system’s scale, components and other important details, in addition to getting further technical details and pricing information from qualified representatives of each company participating in the demo. Also note that manufacturers will present 20-minute individual demo sessions, highlighting and further explaining their own systems and technology. Participating loudspeaker companies, in alphabetical order, include: Scenes from last year’s demo at WFX in Dallas. Adamson Systems Engineering D.A.S. Audio dBTechnologies K-array RCF TW Audio Technology sponsors for the event: DiGiCo (console and stage boxes) Lectrosonics (wireless systems) Rational Acoustics (level measurement/verification) And, as usual, there will be great prizes awarded via random drawings following each full demo session, including gear from Electro-Voice, Audix, Rational Acoustics, RCF, Link USA and others. The demo schedule at USITT: Wednesday, March 14 2:45 pm — Full Demo Session (All Systems) Thursday, March 15 9 am — Full Demo Session (All Systems) 10 am — Individual Demo Session 10:20 am — Individual Demo Session 10:40 am — Individual Demo Session 11:30 am — Full Demo Session (All Systems) 2:50 pm — Individual Demo Session 3:10 pm — Individual Demo Session 3:30 pm — Individual Demo Session 3:50 pm — Full Demo Session (All Systems) Friday, March 16 9 am — Full Demo Session (All Systems) 12:30 pm — Full Demo Session (All Systems) This free event is open to all show attendees. Registration for the LSI loudspeaker demo is available here. And be sure to check out the site dedicated to the demo — livesound-demo.com — for further details. The United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) connects performing arts design and technology communities to ensure a vibrant dialog among practitioners, educators, and students. This year’s Expo in Ft. Lauderdale promises to be one of the best to date, with pre-registration numbers and total exhibitors both at a very high rate. Tagged with: Line Arrays Live Sound Loudspeakers LSI Demo Sound Reinforcement Subwoofers Systems USITT · all topics Subscribe to Live Sound International Subscribe to Live Sound International magazine. Stay up-to-date, get the latest pro audio news, products and resources each month with Live Sound.