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Waves Audio Releases NLS Non-Linear Summing Plugin

KNOXVILLE, TN, April 11, 2012 — Waves Audio, the industry-leading developer of professional audio digital signal processing technologies, is now shipping its NLS Non-Linear Summer, which delivers the sound of three classic consoles in one powerful plugin. To create NLS, Waves joined forces with three of today’s leading producer / engineers – Mark ´Spike´ Stent, Mike Hedges and Yoad Nevo – modeling their rare mixing desks.

NLS recreates the sound of:

The “magical” solid state console belonging to Mark “Spike” Stent (Radiohead, Björk, Muse, Maroon 5, Madonna).
The classic console owned by Mike Hedges (The Cure, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Dido, Faithless, Manic Street Preachers, U2), heard on such timeless recordings as Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon.
The British console customized for Yoad Nevo (Bryan Adams, Pet Shop Boys, Sugababes, Goldfrapp, Air).

In the creation of this plugin, Waves meticulously modeled over 100 individual channels in all, painstakingly analyzing and recreating the distinctive color, character, and behavior of each and every input and summing bus amp. Waves NLS delivers to the digital realm the depth and richness that has long been associated exclusively with analog gear.

Features:

Non-linear summing enhancement
Three legendary consoles in one plugin
Over 100 individually modeled channel and summing buss amps
Developed in association with top producer/engineers
Adds analog warmth and character
Global control over all NLS plugins in the session

Controls

NLS Channel/Buss Controls:

Studio sets the console type.
Drive controls the amount of harmonic distortion, increasing the input signal and decreasing the internal headroom.
Output / Trim controls gain adjustment.
VCA Group assigns the NLS instance to a VCA Group, for global control via the VCA Groups Console.
Link toggles between Dual Mono mode, where the left and right channels are not identical models, and Stereo mode, where left and right are identical (NLS stereo Channel only).
Mic controls the headroom by simulating mic input levels. (NLS Channel only)
Bypass deactivates analog harmonics, noise and frequency response effects.
Noise activates modeled analog noise.
VCA Tab shows and hides the VCA Groups Console section.
Meter displays output signal peak dBFS values.

VCA Group Console Controls:

Auto enables automation writing and reading for the VCA Groups Console.
Group Bypass controls the NLS effect on all instances assigned to that VCA Group.
Group Noise controls the noise for all the NLS instances assigned to that VCA Group.
Group Drive sets the drive offset value for all NLS instances assigned to that VCA Group.
Group Trim sets the output gain offset value for all NLS instances assigned to that VCA Group.
Group Studio sets the studio type for all NLS instances assigned to that VCA Group.
Group Name provides a text field which allows users to customize the name of each VCA Group.

Say goodbye to cold digital tracks that lack depth and harmonic complexity, and say hello to the richness and warmth that only analog gear could deliver – until now.

Waves NLS Non-Linear Summer is now available with U.S. MSRP as follows: $249 Native / $349 TDM. Visit www.waves.com for more information.

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Audio-Technica Offers More Reasons to Get Your Own Mic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3mcRXHAlbs&list=UU4Zvo2MGFsv-83wf40pG7Ig

Audio-Technica’s second humorous public service announcement graphically illustrates why NOT to share vocal microphones. Just like the first video, this new clip is an irreverent demonstration on why singers having their own microphones should be a basic right. Please take a look at this video, and feel free to post to your website, share on Facebook, add to newsletters, tweet or pass along to friends. Watch the video HERE

Audio-Technica has also prepared a new “Get Your Own Mic” landing page at http://www.audio-technica.com/getyourownmic, where visitors will be able to learn more about Audio-Technica’s vocal mics, and, of course, watch these acclaimed shorts.

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Beau Raymond Chooses Genelec Active Monitoring for His New Studio Facility

— Producer/engineer for artists including Joss Stone, Motley Crüe, members of the Black Crowes and others, now has the acclaimed Genelec 8260A System in place at Family Farm, his 2,500-square-foot
facility in Portland, Oregon —

Beau Raymond knows sound. Having served as the engineer or producer for a wide range of artists (Joss Stone, Motley Crüe, Weapons of Mass Destruction, Devendra Banhart, Little Joy, members of the Black Crowes, Bert Jansch, the Neptunes), and working alongside production legends (Joe Chiccarelli, Rick Rubin, Rich Costey, Pat Leonard, Bob Rock), he’s now taken his substantial experience in Los Angeles studios and migrated it to indie music hub Portland, Oregon. There he opened his 2,500-square-foot Family Farm studio in 2011. For monitoring, he turned to Active Monitors from Genelec, the world’s longstanding pioneer in active monitoring. The 6,000-square-foot building also houses a lounge and a spacious apartment for visiting recording artists. The studio has already done sessions with the Dandy Warhols, the Jayhawks and the Portland Cello Project.

Raymond is a highly critical but curious listener and a self-confessed “gear junkie,” so he was up for checking out the pair of Genelec 8260A Tri-Amplified DSP Monitors suggested to him by retailer Vintage King and brought over to his studio by Scott Esterson of Genelec. “I listened to them and they sounded good, but you can’t really understand a speaker until you’ve actually done work on them,” Raymond points out.

He used the Genelec 8260A’s to mix the unfinished tracks of a record he had been working on at that time, and during the course of the mix, he came to appreciate the 8260As’ accuracy and authenticity. But what sold him was the enthusiastic response of the mastering engineer he sent the record to after the mix. The mastering engineer immediately recognized that the record had been mixed on two different pairs of monitors, and he raved to Raymond the mix of the songs that happened to be mixed on the Genelecs. “Considerably more depth in the low end, greater accuracy and better balance across the sound field,” says Raymond. “But perhaps best of all, they were both fun and functional; they can give me the kind of volume I need for when clients want to track and listen back loud, but they actually sound great at any volume. And while I was initially skeptical of the DSP system – I always wondered if systems like that actually compensate for deficiencies in the speakers themselves – I quickly realized that the Genelec DSP system really works. The speakers sound great on their own, but the DSP brings them to the next level by adjusting them perfectly to the room they’re in. I’m glad I have them.”

For more information, please visit www.genelecusa.com/.

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New York City Hotspot Culture Club Opens New Location with Sound and Lighting Systems and Service from GC Pro

— Located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, the new Culture Club location features 16,000 square feet and four floors of powerful dance club sound and lighting, all sourced through GC Pro —

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, April 9, 2012 — Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, recently worked closely with Culture Club, a hip 1980s-themed New York City dance club, to supply state-of-the-art lighting and P.A. systems (as well as other gear), as it moved from its original location downtown to its new club in Midtown Manhattan. Culture Club owners Robert Watman and Najib Succar turned to GC Pro for loudspeakers from JBL; amplifiers from Crown; mixing consoles from Soundcraft; lighting from Antari and Elation Professional; DJ products from Denon, Rane and Pioneer; and a full host of equipment from several other manufacturers.

The new location, on 20 West 39th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues, opened late in 2011, and features four stories and 16,000 square feet of floor space. “It’s a very, very large dance club,” noted Co-Owner Robert Watman. “Each of the club’s four floors hosts a separate DJ with a distinct playlist. Each system is on its own floor and there’s no bleed, so if you’re on the second floor, you don’t hear what’s happening on the other floors. So you can imagine that a lot had to go into consideration. This is a brand new space that needed tons of gear, and we wanted to do it right. We wanted to make sure the P.A. was a killer system, and that it would be able to handle the amount and volume of music that it would be pumping out every night. So we turned to GC Pro, who became our one-stop vendor for the amplifiers, speakers, DJ mixers and turntables, lighting – everything, really.”

Among the hundreds of items sourced through GC Pro were several dozen JBL loudspeakers, including PRX612M, Control 29AV, ASB6125 and AM51212/95 modules; lighting equipment from Elation Professional, including EES487 spotlights and Design Wash LED 60 units; acoustic treatment from Auralex; Crown XLS2500 and XLS1500 Amplifiers; and much more. DJ equipment included Serato Rane SL 2 for Scratch Live, Pioneer CDJ-850 Performance Multi Players, and Denon DJ DNX500 Professional Rack DJ Mixers.

Watman is longtime personal friends with Guitar Center Manhattan store manager Judd Goldrich, who was happy to connect them the GC Pro staff as well as work closely with GC Pro personnel to augment the sound system with ancillary DJ and M.I. products and accessories. Watman recalls, “They came over, and for what they were offering in terms of a turnkey solution, they definitely came in at the right price. It was a good fit. We ended up acquiring a massive number of JBL P.A. products. It was that and lighting – intelligent lighting, LEDs, spotlights and washes. It was the right gear at the right price.”

Co-owner Najib Succar adds, “We’ve been in the club business for a long time, and had a distinct division when we were planning the new Culture Club. Working with GC Pro and Guitar Center, our vision became a reality. But the bottom line is, Culture Club has become a destination. Our patrons are from not only the tri-state area, but from around the country and abroad. They continue to come back, week after week, for the Culture Club experience.”

“It was great working with Robert and Najib to help make their concept of Culture Club a reality,” stated Judd Goldrich. “I have known Robert for most of my life, so on a personal level, Culture Club has a very special meaning to me. We want all of our customers to be happy and succeed, and this is probably one of the best examples of helping out a friend, and now we have a customer for life.”

For more information, please visit www.gcpro.com .

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Genelec Appoints Image Marketing West as New Sales Reps for Northern California Region

NATICK, MA, April 9, 2012 — Genelec, the world’s longstanding pioneer in active monitoring, announces the appointment of California-based firm Image Marketing West to the position of Sales Representative for the Northern California region. John Conard, Genelec USA National Sales Manager, Professional Products, made the announcement. Image Marketing West principals Chuck Rufkahr and Chris Miller will lead the rest of their sales team in their efforts.

Established in 2001, Image Marketing West serves as manufacturers representatives for the professional sound, musical instrument, professional DJ and production lighting industries. They service over 200 dealers spanning seven states. Their business plan is to work with manufacturers who are dedicated to bringing innovative products to market. They pride themselves on providing the best service possible to the manufacturers they represent and the dealers who they serve, and over the years they have earned several sales achievement awards.

“We are thrilled to have Image Marketing West on board in Northern California,” stated Conard. “This team has a proven track record in our industry, and their efforts will lead to an increased market share in the area, working to strengthen our relationships with dealers and end users. We look forward to working with Image Marketing West, and all the good things that will come from this appointment.”

For more information, please visit www.genelecusa.com .

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Lowell Hosts Sales Reps at Missouri Headquarters

— Recently appointed sales reps receive factory tour and training sessions highlighting latest product offerings, while Lowell management shares insights on the company’s philosophy, dedication to U.S. manufacturing, and six-decades of experience that have kept them at the top of their game —

PACIFIC, MO, March 26, 2012 — Lowell Manufacturing Company, a U.S. manufacturer of professional AV Products for more than 60 years, recently invited several of its newly appointed sales reps to its headquarters in Pacific, Missouri, for two days of product training, facility tours and brainstorming sessions. Aside from in-depth demonstrations of Lowell’s latest rack, power and audio products, the sessions reinforced Lowell’s company philosophies and what sets them apart from competitors. In the end, the reps left with not only a better understanding of Lowell’s key products, but also a keener sense of branding and the Lowell perspective.

An industry leader since 1947, family-owned Lowell Manufacturing combines innovative engineering and manufacturing in the U.S.A. using 100% certified U.S. steel, precision metal-forming techniques and state-of-the-art production systems to ensure the products they build meet or exceed industry standards for systems integration. “Throughout our 65-year history, we have always based our business on providing market-driven products that allow our customers to do their job more efficiently by providing value-driven, quality products at competitive price points,” stated John J. Lowell, President/CEO. “From loudspeakers—to power and surge protection—to racks and enclosures, Lowell products are engineered and refined by direct feedback from customers, personnel in the field, and other industry resources.”

The training sessions began as the reps gathered at Lowell’s headquarters for a meet-and-greet and discussion on the industry-at-large with John Lowell; Thomas Lowell, Residential Sales Manager; and Jeff Garstick, National Sales Manager. The sessions continued the following morning with a presentation of Lowell’s rackmount power and surge suppression products. After lunch, all were invited to tour the Lowell plant, where plant manager Daryl Schoolfield demonstrated Lowell’s advanced manufacturing/production capabilities. Following that was an educational session on Lowell’s rack products and dedicated rack accessories. Thursday morning featured a multimedia and software presentation including product videos and Lowell’s new online “Customer Center,” which allows Lowell dealers to place or review orders for their account 24 hours a day. Thursday afternoon involved presentations on Lowell’s acoustic/speaker products, with time spent in the acoustic lab and a double-blind speaker comparison.

“I learned so much,” said Joshua Radin, Pro Audio Specialist for New York- and New Jersey-based BMG-Hudson Sales & Marketing. “I was already a fan of Lowell’s racks and surge protection products, but when we got into specific details of features and compared these products to the competition, there was just no comparison – Lowell is the clear winner. We took part in a blind comparison test with Lowell 12-inch speakers versus two other brands, and we were pleased to find out that we had rated the Lowell speakers the highest. But maybe more important than those things, we got a chance to strengthen our relationships with the Lowell team, and it’s really no surprise that we all left feeling proud to be part of the Lowell family. American manufacturing, hard work, experience and expertise, combined with a high level of customer service and support for reps and installers – Lowell should be seen as an example for every other manufacturer.”

“I would like to personally thank all of those who participated in the training sessions,” stated Jeff Garstick. “It was a very productive session from Lowell’s perspective, and we believe that our sales reps benefitted greatly as well. We very much appreciated their attention, input, and most of all, the opportunity to get to better know them on a personal basis. There were many quality contributions from the reps, and we look forward to our next session with members of the Lowell rep force.”

For more information, please visit www.lowellmfg.com or e-mail Lowell at sales@lowellmfg.com.

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Miami’s Noisematch Studios Turns to GC Pro for Products and Support

— Studio owner Alex Campos applauds GC Pro’s knowledge base and dedication to service and support —

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, March 26, 2012 — Musician/producer Alex Campos founded Noisematch Studios in Miami’s hip Wynwood Arts District in 2010. “I did a lot of research on where to locate the studio and also dug into the gear – my business started with just a small project and it grew from there,” Campos notes. And business has been booming – to the point where Campos has all the work he needs despite never having yet officially opened the studio to the public. Word-of-mouth has brought him business in almost every genre, and key clients have included Latin artists Alejandro Sanz, Luis Fonsi and Mexican recording artist Belinda. Through it all, Campos has had an ally in Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, who has provided Campos and Noisematch with the gear they need and top-notch service and support.

Campos needed a massive space, large enough to host a live room that could fit a big band or orchestra, as well as another multi-purpose room for rehearsals and special events. The studio’s current location, developed through 2011, is a building that was formerly an art storage and trading warehouse. Campos and his team emptied the space to start from scratch. GC Pro Affiliate program member Horacio Malvicino of the Malvicino Design Group provided acoustic design, and they ended up with a 2500-square-foot live room (“Noiseroom”), three isolation booths and a main control room (“Noiselab”). Campos notes, “To me, this room has the perfect balance – it’s not too dry or too tight. We can record anything in there and we are very happy with the sound. The room itself is very microphone-friendly. You don’t have to work too hard to get a great sound. If you place your mics well, it is kind of like plug-and-play.”

Over the course of developing the studio, Campos had regular contact with the team at Miami’s GC Pro location. His main contact was Dan Scalpone, GC Pro Regional Manager, South Central U.S. Campos was impressed with the GC Pro staff’s knowledge and responsiveness: “There is always great communication and goodwill, and everything gets done as it should. On the occasions when they didn’t have an answer off the top of their head, they would do some research and always come back with a solution.”

Gear-wise, Campos and crew selected an SSL 24-channel Duality SE 24 console. “SSL sets the standard, and I’ve always loved the sound of their consoles. And obviously clients love it. After really getting to know this console, I don’t think I can ever work with any other setup again. That’s how much I personally love the Duality,” he notes. Other gear includes an Antelope Audio Isochrone Trinity/10M combination for clocking and the Allen Sides-designed Ocean Way HR-2 Studio monitors, available exclusively through GC Pro. “The HR-2 really blew my mind,” Campos recalls. “I didn’t know those kinds of speakers ever existed for studios. They are large format, but they have so much fidelity and high definition that I am actually using them as my main monitors in the studio. I call these speakers ‘the lie detectors’ because they are so true and so natural. They reveal everything.” Outboard gear includes a Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor, an API 500 series rack for drums, a 500 series API 512 and a pair of Brent Averill 1033s, as well as a Demeter Audio DI and microphones from Neumann, AKG, Telefunken and many others.

Campos sums up why he thinks clients are so eager to work at Noisematch: “Our studio is a lot like a boutique hotel. We give our clients all the attention and gear they expect in a professional studio environment, but there is also a little flair that people will remember. I look forward to continuing to establish Noisematch and grow with the amazing Wynwood arts scene. And we will definitely have GC Pro riding with us for all of it.”

For more information, please visit www.gcpro.com .

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Audio-Technica Holds Presentations by Industry Veterans at NAB

— Broadcast audio veteran Dr. Fred Ginsburg, TV audio engineer Robert Bigelow and Audio-Technica’s Steve Savanyu will impart practical information on broadcast recording and microphone techniques —

STOW, OH, March 26, 2012 — This year at NAB, on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (April 16-18, 2012), A-T’s booth C3010 will host five 30-minute audio instructional sessions throughout the day.

Dr. Fred Ginsburg, renowned industry veteran and specialist in production sound recording for motion pictures and video, will conduct two sessions each day. The first session will focus on microphone techniques and applications used for episodic television with a focus on multi-track recording, and the second session will be about techniques for rigging and attaching lavalier microphones to actors for film and video production.

Robert Bigelow, audio engineer for HBO’s Tremé will also present two sessions. First he will share his experiences of recording live music for broadcast on Tremé, and later provide a better understanding of Mid-Side stereo recording.

Steve Savanyu, Audio-Technica Director of Educational Services, will offer instructions on selecting and using microphones with DSLR cameras, including single- vs. dual-system recording.

These Audio-Technica instructional sessions will be held in NAB booth C3010 all three days (April 16-18, 2012) as follows:

10:00am—10:30am
Microphone Techniques for Episodic Television and Features, by Dr. Fred Ginsburg
Microphone techniques and applications used for television with a focus on multitrack recording.

11:00am—11:30am
Microphone Techniques for Digital SLR (single lens reflex) Cameras, by Steve Savanyu
Selecting and using microphones with DSLR cameras, including single vs. dual system recording.

1:30pm—2:00pm
Rigging Lavaliers and Wireless Microphones for Film and Video Production, by Dr. Fred Ginsburg
Techniques for rigging and attaching lavalier microphones to actors.

2:30pm—3:00pm
Recording Live Music for Broadcast, by Robert Bigelow
Robert Bigelow, audio engineer for HBO’s Tremé, shares his experience.

3:30pm—4:00pm
Mid-Side/Stereo Miking Demystified, by Robert Bigelow
Get a better understanding of Mid-Side stereo recording.

For more information, please visit www.audio-technica.com.

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BOSE® LAUNCHES NEW FREESPACE® AMPLIFIERS FOR SINGLE-ZONE AND EXPANDABLE APPLICATIONS

Greater Flexibility and Ease-of-Use for Premium Sound Solutions

Framingham, Massachusetts, March 26, 2012 – Bose Professional Systems Division has introduced its latest FreeSpace® products: the FreeSpace IZA 250-LZ/190-HZ integrated zone amplifiers, and the FreeSpace ZA 250-LZ/190-HZ zone amplifiers. Each is easy to install and use, and offers greater flexibility and configurability for creating premium sound solutions for retail stores, schools, hotels, restaurants, and houses of worship.

The new FreeSpace IZA integrated zone amplifiers are designed for background/foreground music and paging applications. Proprietary Bose Opti-voice® paging provides seamless paging over music, ensuring clear, natural speech is heard at the appropriate sound level in the selected area. When used with Bose FreeSpace DS 40 and DS 16 loudspeakers, sound is further optimized through onboard selectable EQ presets.

The new FreeSpace ZA zone amplifiers provide basic amplification and sound system expansion when using front-end signal processing from Bose FreeSpace business music systems and Bose ControlSpace® engineered sound processors. They can also be combined with the FreeSpace IZA amplifiers to function as one system — with double the power — sharing the same music paging sources, master volume control, and optional loudspeaker equalization.

For even greater flexibility, the FreeSpace® IZA and ZA amplifiers can be used as standalone products from any RCA line-level source, or with other loudspeakers and legacy systems. They integrate reliable, high-quality Class-D amplification to provide powered channels that can operate at low (250-LZ models) or high (190-HZ) impedance: 2 X 50 W (4-Ohms) or 1 x 90 W (70/100V systems), respectively.

Each amplifier is compact, lightweight, and simple to install and use. They can be placed unobtrusively on a table, desk or shelf. For the FreeSpace IZA amplifier, setup is controlled from the front and rear panels, eliminating the need for a computer; users can easily make tonal adjustments, connect to and change sources or deliver pages. Tonal balance in each zone is automatically maintained across all volumes with Dynamic Equalization –- a Bose innovation — so there’s no need for manual adjustments.

Accessories
Optional wall-mount user interfaces for the FreeSpace IZA amplifiers enable volume and source selection controls to be placed away from the amplifier, in a separate room. An optional Rack Mount Kit accessory for the FreeSpace IZA and ZA amplifiers provides further flexibility for fixed rack-mount applications.

Availability
The FreeSpace IZA integrated zone amplifiers and FreeSpace ZA zone amplifiers are available now from Bose through authorized Bose dealers. They are covered by a five-year transferable, limited warranty. For more information, please visit pro.Bose.com.

About FreeSpace® Systems
Unique Bose® technologies help FreeSpace business music systems deliver an unmatched combination of performance, elegance, and simplicity, engineered for demanding commercial applications. Bose FreeSpace loudspeakers blend with existing décor and visual design. These systems also offer automated features and easy operation that give business owners and staff the control they need, while delivering a premium sound experience.

About Bose Corporation
Bose Corporation was founded in 1964 by Dr. Amar G. Bose, professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Today, the company is primarily known for acoustics; however, its research has resulted in products for non-audio fields. Bose inventions have improved the performance of:

Loudspeakers
Home entertainment systems
Automotive music systems designed for the interior acoustics of each car model (first introduced by Bose)
Noise reducing headsets for pilots and the public (first introduced by Bose)
Sound in public spaces
The production of sound for musicians requiring electronic amplification of their instruments
Materials testing and durability simulation instruments for biomedical, industrial and commercial applications
Driver suspension systems for heavy-duty trucks

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EAW® Gears Up for Strong Prolight + Sound and Beyond

Company introduces all-new “Avalon by EAW” elite dance club loudspeakers

Prolight + Sound, Frankfurt, Germany, March 21, 2012 – EAW® (Halle 8.0, Stand F21), a world leader in audio system technology for over 30 years, is enjoying a strong showing at Prolight + Sound and elsewhere, with new products impressing ears from Frankfurt to Miami and worldwide.

At Prolight + Sound, EAW will be featuring several of its most critically-acclaimed loudspeakers, including models from the VF and QX Series, as well as a 16-module KF740 loudspeaker array using the new zero degree adapter accessory. Two SB2001 dual 21-in Subwoofers and two Powercube™ dedicated power and processing modules will complement the KF740 rig. EAW is also performing a bi-continental launch of its all-new “Avalon by EAW” elite dance club loudspeakers – in addition to displaying them at Prolight + Sound, they are holding a full live demonstration at the Winter Music Conference in Miami, Florida, USA, March 21-25, at the Delano Hotel Pool.

Avalon by EAW represents a radical departure from any dance club loudspeaker system ever created, including EAW’s own original Avalon units. EAW has once again partnered with legendary club designer John Lyons to produce a line of loudspeaker systems that will be his legacy to this industry. Lyons’ dictate for the Avalon Series was clear: to break new ground, performing like no other and setting a new standard for power and clarity, while taking loudspeaker design itself to uncharted territory. The first two products in the series do all of the above. The radical design turns the loudspeaker inside-out, mounting the exposed MF/HF horn in front of the grille. Avalon by EAW also offers perfect acoustical symmetry in both the vertical and horizontal dimensions. The aesthetics are also revolutionary, as no other loudspeaker has ever reached the heights of industrial design that Avalon by EAW does. Fittingly, there is no such thing as a standard-order Avalon Series loudspeaker. Each and every order must choose from among eight “fitment” options with five color options. Also, product distribution and installation require specific review, approval, inspection and certification from EAW’s Application Support Group. The goal is to ensure that each and every Avalon installation is an absolute gem.

The VF family of products, consisting of five models of VFR Two-Way Full-Range Loudspeakers, two VFS Subwoofers, and three VSM Stage Monitors, represents a new approach to the needs of professional audio from EAW, combining a hybrid of portable and install features in one package. VF products were engineered with a robust design, including uncompromised sound quality for multiple applications with clean blended lines, rigging, and transformer options desired in an installation product. Extremely versatile, these new units offer outstanding sound quality and power for value, and the boxes feature a clean, consistent design with an elegant style. The VF Series is intended for both portable and install applications and environments, including auditoriums, theaters, nightclubs and DJ setups, bars, music performances, houses of worship, mobile churches, etc. At Prolight + Sound, EAW will be showing all three VSM Stage Monitors, both VFS Subwoofers and VFR159 and VFR129 Full-range loudspeakers.

EAW is also exhibiting its acclaimed QX Series loudspeakers, optimized for installed system applications that require precise directivity in a powerful low-profile form. Engineered and assembled at EAW’s Whitinsville, Massachusetts, USA facility, the QX Series provides size-efficient yet very high output point source clusters. The series is particularly geared toward medium-to-large-sized spaces including sports arenas but is also designed for houses of worship, outdoor stadiums, performing arts venues, theaters and clubs.

At the booth, EAW will be displaying a 16-module KF740 loudspeaker array featuring the all-new zero degree adapter accessory and SB2001 Subwoofers. The KF740/SB2001 array will be displayed with EAW Powercube power and processing modules featuring both supported amplification options: Powersoft® and LAB.gruppen®. EAW Powercubes include EAW Red Certification™ training – a two-day training seminar at users’ shops to ensure that all users get absolutely consistent performance from their KF740 rig or from any Red Certified KF740 rig that is cross-rented. Interested parties should contact their EAW Sales Representative or Distributor for more information.

For more information, please visit www.eaw.com.

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