Archive for June 2nd, 2011
BARCELONA, SPAIN – MAY 2011: Two new hybrid restaurant-bars have stolen the limelight in Barcelona, Spain. Situated in the resurgent neighborhood of El Poble-sec, Tickets and 41Â° share the same prestigious proprietors, a roof & a wall, and a hi-fi sound system that parallels the ultra-modern, utterly-hip dÃ©cor. Taken together, the sonic and visual vibe suggests the patron is savoring cuisine and quaffing libations of a promised and glorious future. Indeed, the New York Times listed Tickets as one of the “Ten Restaurants Worth a Plane Ride,” and would-be revelers at the ever-packed 41Â° will be turned away unless they secured a reservation in advance. Though separately zoned, the two establishments rely on a single, two-rack space Ashly pÃªma powered processor for all input conditioning, matrix mixing, loudspeaker conditioning, and amplification. It works tirelessly in the background, like a seasoned party planner, to make sure everybody at Tickets and 41Â° more
ATLANTA, GEORGIA – JUNE 2011: The 12,000 square-foot Ivystone and HomeStyle showroom is located on the busiest floor of AmericasMart in Atlanta, Georgia. Its patrons are the retailers of North America and the world, who flock to the merchandise mart to stock their stores with the hottest brands and latest products. For years, the sister companies limped along with an antiquated sound system that offered little in the way of user control. They recently hired local A/V firm Atlanta Sound & Lighting to replace the old system with something more befitting their industrial prestige. The new system centers on a Symetrix Jupiter 8 “zero learning curve” processor with Symetrix ARC-WEB remote. The fully-programmable ARC-WEB provides secure network control of input source and zone volume from any computer or smartphone, anywhere in the facility or anywhere in the world.
“The space has more
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – JUNE 2011: Gracie’s Bar in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah promises and delivers something for everybody. It boasts two spacious patios and two floors of comfortable seating, along with a game room and a large, but wonderfully cozy bar. The drink selection is top-notch and the food, under the direction of respected chef Sean Wilde, is a draw in its own right. Utahans gather at Gracie’s to enjoy communal events, such as the Super Bowl or World Cup Soccer on twenty-two flat screens. The bar even brings in DJs and live music, but, until recently, its sound system was difficult to tame on such occasions. Gracie’s contacted Salt Lake City’s Performance Audio to redesign and reconfigure the sound system. Levi Walker, systems manager at Performance Audio, relied on Ashly Audio’s new two-rack space pÃªma integrated DSP + more
Michael Lavoie with his D.A.S. inventory.
Worchester, MA â€“ June 2011â€¦ If youâ€™re in Worchester and Mediterranean cuisine is on your culinary â€˜must-haveâ€™ list, Byblos Lounge and Ritual are the places to be. These two new establishments offer food and beverage that are the talk of the townâ€”and they serve it in an upscale atmosphere where the music plays through state-of-the-art sound reinforcement systems designed around products from D.A.S. Audio.
Worchester, MA-based Powerhouse Sound & Lighting, which specializes in custom sound and entertainment lighting for both the commercial and residential installation markets in addition to their production services for special events, was contracted to design and install the sound reinforcement systems at both properties. Michael Lavoie, the firmâ€™s owner, consultant, and systems designer, selected loudspeakers that drew heavily from D.A.S. Audioâ€™s Avant and Arco lines. He discussed the nature of each project. more
The monumental Marina Bay Sands Resort in Singapore features extensive use of JBL loudspeakers.
Photo Credit: Angelo Juan Ramos
NORTHRIDGE, California â€“ The newly completed Marina Bay Sands Resort in Singapore is monumental in size and scope â€“ it is the worldâ€™s most expensive standalone casino property and includes a 2,561-room hotel, a convention and exhibition center, a museum, shops, restaurants and a casino with 500 tables and 1,600 slot machines. Marina Bay Sandsâ€™ distributed-audio background music system is equally impressive, with more than 6,000 HARMAN JBL ControlÂ® Contractor Series loudspeakers installed throughout the resort, along with more than 100 Crown amplifiers, 75 BSS Audio processors and hundreds of miles of cable.
The audio system uses a variety of JBL Control Series loudspeakers including the Control 47C/T and 47LP medium-format ceiling speakers, 26CT small-format ceiling speakers more
New Generation Microphone Based on the Popular CS-1
New Generation Sanken CS-1e Short Shotgun Mic
Sanken Microphones has introduced the new CS-1e short shotgun microphone, a new generation mic based on the industrywide popular CS-1. This new version features a longer reach and sharper directivity, suitable for a wide range of streamlined video productions. Its short 7″ length and lighter weight make the CS-1e ideal for mounting on newer, smaller HD camcorders and for easy boom pole operation.
â€¢ Longer reach and sharp directivity
â€¢ Ideal for mounting on HD camcorders
â€¢ Short 7″ length and lighter weight
â€¢ Improved sensitivity via redesigned capsule and circuitry
â€¢ Extended low frequency response
â€¢ Wide 50Hz – 20 kHz frequency range
â€¢ Rugged and dependable design
The CS-1e is a remarkably more
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