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ASHLY AMPLIFIERS AND SIGNAL PROCESSORS NOW SHIPPING WITH DANTE™

WEBSTER, NEW YORK: Ashly Audio, maker of powerful, high-performance, cost-effective power amplifiers and signal processors, is now shipping Dante digital media networking solution with all their nXe, nXp, Pema and NE Series networkable amplifiers. NE Series rack-mount system processors (4400, 4800, 8800) are also available for purchase with Dante. With low latency, robust synchronization, I/O scalability, and simplicity of installation via standard IT technology, Dante will significantly enhance the power and value of Ashly’s networkable amplifiers line and select signal processors.

“We’re now ready to supply our market with this incredible audio networking technology in our nXe and nXp amplifiers” says Anthony Errigo, director of communications at Ashly. “Dante currently brings the best in flexible, yet robust, digital audio transport and we’re poised to build on its success by delivering this connectivity in our most premier amplifiers and processors. Our customers will benefit greatly by this advancement.”

Audinate revolutionizes the way that A/V systems are connected by transporting high-quality media over standard IT networks. Dante is a robust proven solution which is widely deployed in hotels, transportation centers, shopping centers, public address systems, live sound reinforcement, theaters, concert halls, stadiums, athletic venues, corporate boardrooms, universities, broadcast facilities, recording facilities, houses of worship, government facilities, and courtrooms.

ABOUT ASHLY AUDIO Ashly Audio Inc. is recognized as a world leader in the design and manufacturing of high quality & high performance signal processing equipment and power amplification for use in the commercial sound contracting and professional audio markets. The 40-year old company is headquartered in Webster, New York U.S.A. www.ashly.com

ABOUT AUDINATE Audinate’s patented Dante media networking solution has been adopted by eighty OEM manufacturers in the professional audio/visual industry and is a Promoter Member of the AVnu Alliance™. Audinate offices are located in US, United Kingdom and Australia. Visit www.audinate.com for the latest news and information on the company. Dante is Digital Media Networking Perfected.

Dante is a trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd. Audinate is a registered trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd.

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ASHLY AUDIO CELEBRATES 40 YEARS OF BUILDING GREAT-SOUNDING, COST-EFFECTIVE, AND RELIABLE PRO AUDIO SOLUTIONS

WEBSTER, NEW YORK: Founded by Billy Thompson in 1974 on the wings of a successful live sound company, Ashly Audio has been pioneering innovative products for the pro audio industry for forty years. Although much has changed, such as Ashly’s steady pivot from analog solutions for live sound to digital solutions for installed sound, much has also not changed, and it is this constancy that underlies Ashly success and longevity. Ashly has always delivered great-sounding gear that is highly reliable, easy-to-use, and fairly priced, which is a combination that never goes out of style. Moreover, Ashly has always resolutely stood behind its products and offered its full support to its customers. Ashly continues in this tradition as it builds the next generation of networkable amplifiers, DSPs, and user interfaces.

“Ashly has always had a relatively slow but steady growth trajectory,” explained Mark Wentling, president of Ashly Audio. “Many similar companies started out around the same time as Ashly Audio but have since closed their doors or been absorbed into other companies to become just another ‘brand.’ People have moved on and factories have been shuttered or moved overseas. Our approach has always been to remain steady, dependable, and maybe a little conservative, and that contributed to the forty strong years that we’re now celebrating. Indeed, the Ashly philosophy reflects back on our employees… many of the people still on the payroll in engineering, administration, and manufacturing were there when the company was just starting up!”

Those were the days when Billy Thompson was still playing the role of mad scientist at a lab bench overrun with oscilloscopes, custom-made real-time analyzers, and voltmeters. The smell of solder hung thick in the air. Among many other gems, Thompson used that charismatic setup to design Ashly’s 1970s-era SC-Series of rack-mounted processors, which included classic compressors, equalizers, crossovers, line mixers, mic preamps, and all of the other goodies that today reside inside Ashly’s Protea™ Digital Signal Processing platform. The live sound industry flocked to these and other Ashly products because, for a fair price, they effectively solved real problems and were well-known to reliably endure the stresses of life on the road.

In the 1980s, Thompson pioneered Ashly’s now-legendary MOS-FET amplifiers, which revolutionized the amplifier market by dramatically increasing amplifier power and reliability while minimizing size and cost. Ashly’s MOS-FET amplifiers were among the first to be certified for meeting Lucas-films’ stringent THX movie theater sound systems. Today, Ashly continues in that tradition by delivering high-power, high-fidelity amplifiers in small-footprint, multi-channel configurations that maintain Ashly’s hallmark reliability and value.

“Our relatively small size allows us to be quite nimble and responsive to our customers, whom we deeply value,” said Wentling. “Ashly Audio still operates a full factory in Webster, New York, just outside of Rochester, where we design and manufacture all of our networkable products, including high-power Class-D amplifiers, DSP Matrix processors, and some legacy handmade analog mixers, like the MX-508. In addition, we have responded to market forces by opening Asia-based manufacturing for our KLR-Series amplifiers and some legacy analog products. However, this is just a component of our U.S.-based operations. Indeed, we expanded our U.S. manufacturing plant last year and grew the R&D team. We continue to add to our product line-up in the area of high-performance Class-D amplification, as well as DSP matrix & system processors.”

A development Thompson couldn’t have anticipated without Steve Jobs-like prescience is how quickly the pro audio industry has adopted network technology from the IT industry. Ashly’s nimble in-house engineering team has ensured that the company stays at the leading edge of this development, giving A/V integrators cost-effective options for building Ashly systems and tying them elegantly into the larger lighting and video infrastructures. Ashly’s network-ready amplifiers and processors play nicely on a TCP/IP network right out of the box, and integrators can network digital audio via CobraNet or Dante® (“and AVB when the time is right,” promises Wentling). In addition to networkable hardware user controllers, Ashly offers a popular Ashly Remote iPad app for custom control of its products and will look towards the eventual release of iPhone and Android variants as well. Beyond simply offering these technologies, Ashly’s dedication to customer support ensures that Ashly users are a phone call away from answers and solutions to the myriad questions and challenges that can crop up in complicated networked systems.

“There is an incredible history here,” says Anthony Errigo, director of marketing communications. “People at Ashly are dedicated and have great stories to share. Our employees are proud of this company and brand that they have built together.”

ABOUT ASHLY AUDIO Ashly Audio Inc. is recognized as a world leader in the design and manufacturing of high quality & high performance signal processing equipment and power amplification for use in the commercial sound contracting and professional audio markets. The 40-year old company is headquartered in Webster, New York U.S.A. www.ashly.com

And to take an historical look at Ashly, visit: www.ashly.com/40

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PHOTO CAPTION: Billy’s bench, circa 1979, with his RTA (Real-Time Analyzer).

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TSL Products’ Soundfield Microphones Deliver the Excitement of Basketball and Pro Football Games to the Viewing Audience

MARLOW, UK, JUNE 16, 2014 – Top audio engineer Jonathan Freed, a freelance network mixer, is relying on the SoundField DSF-B Digital Broadcast System from TSL Products, the manufacturer of audio monitoring, surround sound microphones and processing, tally/studio-control systems and power management solutions, to capture the action and atmosphere of this year’s pro football and basketball games across the U.S. Freed frequently employs the SoundField DSF-B Digital Broadcast System to capture surround sound in both expansive, outdoor stadiums filled with 60,000 to 80,000 sports fans and enclosed arenas featuring 20,000 enthusiasts. The SoundField DSF-B Digital Broadcast System offers Freed easy setup, flexible operation, reliable performance and excellent sound quality.

“The SoundField DSF-B Digital Broadcast System allows me to hone in on the crowd sounds of the field or court and control the ambience to ensure that the audio of the cheering fans doesn’t overpower the audio of the sports commentators and the live action,” Freed says. “Furthermore, it is very convenient for me to be able to change the directional parameters from my workspace in the OB truck when working in the field, to guarantee that the audio space matches my vision of what the arena or stadium should sound like in that perspective. The SoundField DSF-B Digital Broadcast System delivers that capability perfectly.”

Due to the flexibility and ease of setup that embodies SoundField products, Freed is able to position the DSF-2 Microphone in one location within a stadium or arena, running two AES lines from the microphone down to the OB truck. Since the mic is capturing audio from a single point, as opposed to a multi-mic setup, audio quality is consistent within the different locations from broadcast-to-broadcast and configuration is achieved quickly and efficiently.

The SoundField DSF-B Digital Broadcast System, consisting of a DSF-2 surround microphone, DSF-2 controller and DSF-3 processor, can generate multi-channel audio from a single point source. The microphone itself is made up of four high-quality, precision-aligned condenser elements to capture a 360-degree sonic panorama. The resulting, proprietary B-Format audio stream allows Freed to dial in the directional orientation of the signal, using the DSF-2 controller to maximize the surround ambient field that supports all other audio content, without physically moving the microphone. The DSF-3 Digital Surround Processor allows Freed to take B-Format signals and decode them into any current surround format, delivering a phase coherent signal that won’t suffer from the upmix/downmix process.

“I love using the SoundField DSF-B Digital Broadcast System, because the DSF-2 microphone feed captures a huge, natural-sounding surround soundscape,” continues Freed. In conjunction with the SoundField DSF-B Digital Broadcast System, Freed also uses regular, high-quality microphones to provide him with additional feeds for commentary and effects.

“SoundField is the anchor for 5.1 surround ambience that I rely on now for top-level sports programming,” Freed says. “I owned my own recording studio more than 25 years ago and, even then, dreamed of using SoundField. Now, I am finally able to use the company’s microphone systems in my line of work and could not be more pleased with the products for their reliability, flexibility, ease of use and great sound quality.”

About TSL Products
TSL Products designs, manufactures and markets a range of hardware and software solutions that serve to simplify operations within the television broadcast, cable, satellite, IPTV and IT industries. Specializing in audio monitoring, surround microphones and processors, broadcast control systems and power management tools, TSL Products’ solutions satisfy and exceed the commercial, technical and operational requirements that exist in IT-based and traditional workflows, helping its customers to lower costs, generate revenue and streamline operations. For more information, please visit www.tslproducts.com.

BIS Chooses TSL PAM2 3G16 Broadcast Audio Monitors for Major Technical Operations Center

HAUPPAUGE, NY, JUNE 16, 2014 – Broadcast Integration Services (BIS) has chosen TSL Products’ PAM2 audio monitoring system for a major client’s new Technical Operations Center (TOC). BIS, a media technology engineering, design and systems integration firm servicing clients from NBC and Viacom to Microsoft and CitiGroup, created the new TOC to provide expanded channel playout capacity for up to 80 additional HD/SD-SDI on-air playout chains, augmenting the existing NOC channel compliment. BIS also created multiple virtual control room environments, implementing the PAM2 3G16 units in dedicated quality-control positions to ensure audio playout continuity.

“The overall TOC project encompassed expansion of the existing plant infrastructure, as well as its SDI routing, monitoring, broadcast-related IT control and ancillary sub-systems in order to fully support the increased channel count,” says Joseph Policastro, senior director, Broadcast Integration Services. “The new channels and related subsystems were designed as scalable ‘building-block’ platforms to provide a path for future growth and expansion, as well as to facilitate troubleshooting and maintenance. In addition, the TOC environment included a complement of multipurpose control rooms commissioned in parallel with channel growth. TSL’s audio monitoring units were implemented in each multipurpose control room and help to accomplish the mission of maintaining continuity in programming.”

BSI installed the PAM2 3G16 units as part of the dedicated operator Quality Control (QC) positions. Channels that required detailed analysis of audio and video were routed into a QC position with test and measurement equipment that included the TSL PAM units for audio verification and monitoring. A second PAM unit was incorporated in each control room’s surround sound monitor system. In addition to the QC-station implementation, PAM2 3G16 units were also installed in a series of four stations throughout the TOC equipment room. User-defined presets on the PAM2 are key in allowing the operator to move quickly through the audio channel map (16 channels) and monitor a channel’s stereo audio, SAP, 5.1 surround sound and AC3 audio included within each video stream. This makes verification of audio tracks straightforward and easy to accomplish.

TSL’s PAM2-3G16 features an improved set of user tools designed to further enhance operation in the increasingly complex world of broadcast audio. Additions to the latest software release include improved loudness measurement capability, monitoring of Dolby encoded and discrete multichannel audio, a user-assignable input matrix for non-SMPTE channel orders, lip-sync-audio delay capability and improved data reporting. With loudness measurement and control such an important subject among program creators and broadcasters, the PAM2 3G16 tackles the burgeoning issue of loudness regulation head-on with a set of tools that are both relevant and useable, giving constant analysis and instant feedback to both engineers and operators, helping broadcasters comply with EBU and ATSC recommendations.

As well as designing and manufacturing audio monitoring equipment, TSL Products produces surround sound microphones and processing, tally/studio-control systems and power management solutions for the broadcast industry.

About TSL Products
TSL Products designs, manufactures and markets a range of hardware and software solutions that serve to simplify operations within the television broadcast, cable, satellite, IPTV and IT industries. Specializing in audio monitoring, surround microphones and processors, broadcast control systems and power management tools, TSL Products’ solutions satisfy and exceed the commercial, technical and operational requirements that exist in IT-based and traditional workflows, helping its customers to lower costs, generate revenue and streamline operations. For more information, please visit www.tslproducts.com.

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Fishman Expands Sales Force To Keep Pace With Growth

Andover, MA––Because of unprecedented growth spurred by products such as the new Fluence™ pickups and TriplePlay® Wireless Guitar Controller, Fishman has added John Polino and Gary Lopez to its sales force.

John Polino

A guitarist and vocalist, Polino is a 23-year veteran of the Boston music scene playing in popular Top 40, GB and Function bands such as “Dick n Jane” and “Hot Mess,” both of who have won “Best Band” awards from local radio stations. John comes to Fishman from First Act Inc., where he spent the last six years as a Warehouse Manager, Sales Sample Coordinator, Consumer Relations Manager and Product Manager.

Gary Lopez

Gary Lopez is a New England based vocalist/guitarist who’s been performing professionally since he was 17 and established himself in the Northeast as the front man for New Hampshire’s popular The Baker Street Band. Gary has shared the stage with Greg Allman and The English Beat, and performed in shows for President Bill Clinton. He has also been involved with music industry retail sales for over two decades working with Daddy’s Junky Music and Cambridge Soundworks.

Commenting on the new hires, Bill Norton, VP of Retail Sales, said, “We are genuinely happy to have these two very skilled sales representatives working for us as Fishman is continuing to grow at an amazing pace. John and Gary bring a high level of expertise into our new category entries including TriplePlay and Fluence electric guitar pickups.”

For more information about Fishman, please click to www.fishman.com.

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Cerwin-Vega! P-Series Sets the Stage for 2014 New Music Seminar

NEW YORK, JUNE 12, 2014 – Cerwin-Vega!, part of Gibson Brands Inc., is pleased to announce that its P-Series Professional PA system was an integral part of the audio setup for the prestigious New Music Seminar (NMS) in New York. Marking its second year in attendance at the event, the Cerwin-Vega! P-Series provided a natural sound that is ideal for all NMS presentations and performances.

See Factor, the lighting and sound company for the conference, supplied a total of eight full P-Series setups – comprised of two P1500X Loudspeakers and a P1800SX Subwoofer each – for traditional PA arrangements, two additional P1500X Loudspeakers for monitor wedges and two 16-Channel CVM Mixers. “Before we moved to our current location at the iconic New Yorker Hotel, the entire conference was held at Webster Hall,” explains Dave Lory, musical director for the event. “Since it’s an acclaimed music venue that hosts world-famous musicians, we always relied on the hall’s house PA system for all of our audio needs. Knowing about the change of location, my friends at Gibson approached me and recommended I try their Cerwin-Vega! P-Series. I was honestly a little wary at first, but they performed so well last year that it was a no-brainer for me this year.”

“Dave is one of the best event producers in the industry, he demands excellence when it comes to audio production and the quality of his work always reflects that,” adds Peter Schwinge, the seminar’s general manager who was appointed to help grow international presence at the event. “Gibson brought the idea of Cerwin-Vega! to us, but the fact that Dave has chosen to use them again speaks volumes. And I agree with him, too. The speakers sound very natural and the distance on them is absolutely great!”

With an average attendance of approximately 1,300 people each year, NMS is one of the most influential music conferences in the world. It features sessions and/or presentations from more than 150 CEOs, presidents, executives and leaders who address the many aspects of the emerging music industry in addition to as many as 100 artist performances. The seminar’s goal is to serve as a quality launch pad for musicians and businesses alike. On the artist side, the conference provides the opportunity for them to hone their skills and learn new tricks. For businesses, it’s a chance for them to find the next big name in the industry.

Originally having run from 1980 to 1995, NMS was re-launched in 2009 with new vigor. In 2012, the seminar received support from the New York City Mayor’s office to declare the first New York Music Week. With support and appearances from the heads of such corporate brands as Pepsi Co, Napster, Clear Channel and Vevo, the seminar features music showcases from France, Spain and Sweden and the newly-launched Xray A&R Listening and Critique room where artists had the opportunity to have their music reviewed by the representatives from all of the major recording labels.

About Cerwin-Vega!
Cerwin-Vega!, part of the Gibson Pro Audio division, is a leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of loudspeakers for the home and professional audio markets. Designed in the pursuit of dynamic, accurate sound reproduction since 1954, Cerwin-Vega! products are distributed throughout the world via a network of distributors and dealers in more than 75 countries. For additional information on all Cerwin-Vega! products, please visit us online at www.cerwin-vega.com.

About Gibson Brands
Gibson Brands Inc. is known worldwide for producing classic models in every major style of fretted instrument, including acoustic and electric guitars, mandolins, and banjos. The Gibson Les Paul Guitar is the bestselling guitar of all time and is a tribute to the late, famed musician of the same name. Collectively, the Gibson Robot Guitar, Gibson Dark Fire, Gibson Dusk Tiger and the Gibson Firebird X represent the biggest advances in electric guitar design in more than 75 years. Through the Gibson Foundation, Gibson Guitar Corp. has become equally known for its philanthropic efforts on behalf of music, education, health, and human services. Founded in 1894 in Kalamazoo, MI, and headquartered in Nashville, TN, since 1984, Gibson Brands Inc’s family of brands includes Epiphone, Dobro, Kramer, Steinberger, Tobias, Echoplex, Electar, Flatiron, Slingerland, Valley Arts, Maestro, Oberheim, Baldwin, Sunshine Piano, Take Anywhere Technology, J&C Fischer, Chickering, Hamilton, Wurlitzer, Cakewalk and Gibson Pro Audio. Visit Gibson’s website at www.gibson.com. Follow Gibson Guitar at www.twitter.com/gibsonguitar and www.facebook.com/gibsonguitar.

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Symetrix Partners with Attero Tech & Stewart Audio to Speed Dante Design

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – JUNE 2014: In a significant development for users of Audinate’s Dante audio networking technology, Symetrix has announced that the latest version of its popular SymNet Composer software will support native configuration of select Dante-enabled Attero Tech and Stewart Audio products.

Settings affecting I/O levels, routing, and more may be defined with SymNet Composer 2.0, which gives customers the ability to consolidate design on a single software platform where previously multiple platforms were required.

“As of this release, integrators will no longer need Audinate’s Dante Controller as well as separate software packages for each manufacturer’s products,” comments Trent Wagner, senior product manager at Symetrix. “Supported Attero Tech and Stewart Audio Dante-enabled products can now be configured and managed right along side to SymNet hardware. Integrators who have used Composer before will have no learning curve.”

Stewart Audio has long pursued a focus on making networked A/V affordable and practical, and its current range includes innovative Dante end-points. “Our customers desire solutions that are both compatible and complete in their implementations. The collaboration between Stewart Audio, Symetrix and Attero Tech represents a major step in that direction,” says Stewart Audio’s Chief Marketing Officer, Brian McCormick.

He continues, “By collaborating with Symetrix, we are creating outcomes that align with our customer’s expectations. By carefully analyzing and responding to the challenges consultants and integrators face daily, presenting them with the results they are looking for is what this partnership is really all about.”

Mike Sims, director of marketing and sales at Attero Tech – which produces a trio of Dante interfaces – welcomes the partnership as ‘the next logical step’ in the interoperability of Dante networked audio systems. “Our goal has been to make deployment of these systems as seamless as possible, while allowing consultants and integrators to choose best-of-class products from a variety of manufacturers. This is the future of interoperability,” he declares.

The initial response from the integrator community is also encouraging. Chuck Mitchell, owner of California-based Technology of the Arts, recently undertook a Dante-centric installation involving Symetrix and Attero Tech products. “Dante is rapidly becoming a default choice for all manner of projects in the installed environment,” he says. “The Dante-centric partnership between Symetrix, Attero Tech and Stewart Audio is to be warmly welcomed as it helps to bring every installer’s dream of blanket interoperability that much closer to realization.”

ABOUT SYMETRIX Symetrix is dedicated to making life sound better. As a world leader in the development and manufacturing of digital audio signal processing (DSP) systems and accessories, Symetrix provides best in class audio management solutions to businesses, schools, non-profits and government organizations.

www.symetrix.cowww.atterotech.comwww.stewartaudio.com

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Major OEMs Announce AV Networking World 2014 – Earn Four CTS InfoComm RU credits about Audio Over IP Networking

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA: Twenty of the leading manufacturers in the A/V industry announced the speaker lineup for the AV Networking World (AVNW) educational seminar and training workshop to be held on June 17, 2014 in Las Vegas. This year’s highly-anticipated event is co-sponsored by Atlas Sound, Attero Tech, Audinate, BSS Audio, Bosch, Bose, Focusrite Rednet, IED, Lab.gruppen, Lake, Lectrosonics, Peavey Commercial Audio, Powersoft, PreSonus, Stewart Audio, Shure, Symetrix, TC Group, Studio Technologies, and Yamaha Commercial Audio.

AVNW includes more hands-on interactive workshops than previous years with more presentations on actual use cases by the A/V system owners, corporate industry design consultants, and A/V installation contractors. Participants to AVNW may also earn four CTS InfoComm RU credits. Topics include:

Live Demonstrations and Workshops
• SMAART Acoustical Measurement Analysis simplified with Dante.
Jamie Anderson, Rational Acoustics
• Live Interactive Dante Installation Workshop with audience participation
• Manufacturers Interoperability Demonstration

Panels and Presentations
• Microsoft Production Studios A/V Network Enhancement: John Ball, Microsoft
• Audio system upgrade to the San Jose Convention Center: Mark Berlo-ICS Corporate Installations Systems
• Fred W Smith National Library: Jim Hogan, IES Commercial
• Corporate Conference Center: Klas Dalbjorn, TC Group
• House of Worship Installations: Kevin Potts, Coherant Designs; Tim Bailey-Communication Engineering Inc.; Mark Cooke, Sun Grove Church; Gordon Moore, Rio Rancho United Methodist
• Performing Arts Centers and Theaters Upgrade to the Axis Theatre at Planet Hollywood Casino: Michael Cusick, SAVI
• New Audio System at The Cube at Virginia Tech University: Dennis Blount, ARUP Consulting
• Installation Systems: High Performance audio networks: Focusrite, Ted White
• A glimpse of the future Dante Networked World with Audinate’s new Dante Via™:
Aidan Williams, Audinate

Due to the space limitation, pre-registration is highly advised. Lunch will be provided during the day with cocktails served following the seminars. The event will be held at the Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel, 3400 Paradise Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89169.

Special Giveaways: All attendees will receive five free Dante Virtual Soundcards for participating in the conference ($149.95 value). Additional giveaway drawings for A/V equipment will be held throughout the day, valued at over $7,500.

For registration, please visit: www.audinate.com/webmail/AVNW_June_2014/Symetrix_AVNW_June_2014_STD_schedule.html

ABOUT SYMETRIX Symetrix is dedicated to making life sound better. As a world leader in the development and manufacturing of digital audio signal processing (DSP) systems and accessories, Symetrix provides best in class audio management solutions to businesses, schools, non-profits and government organizations.

For more information on Symetrix products visit www.symetrix.co

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TELEFUNKEN Las Vegas InfoCOMM Debut with M82 Broadcast Mic

Engineered for Announcer Voice and Music Applications

Pictured is the versatile TELEFUNKEN M82 Dynamic Microphone for Broadcast.

TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik of South Windsor, CT is introducing the M82 dynamic cardioid microphone at InfoCOMM 2014, their debut at the Las Vegas convention. Following the same design approach as TELEFUNKEN’s other popular Dynamic Series microphones, the M82 was created to provide a superior broadcast alternative to familiar large diaphragm dynamic microphones.

Hand-assembled and tested in the company facility in Connecticut, the M82 is a robust dynamic microphone that features a large 35mm diaphragm with superb low frequency capabilities. The M82 is an end-address microphone, meaning that the top portion of the headgrille is pointed at the sound source, and features two separate EQ switches: HIGH BOOST and KICK EQ. These two switches function independently of each other, providing four unique settings. The M82 makes it simple to tailor the microphone’s response to the source.

The HIGH BOOST switch tilts the upper mid-range and high frequencies (starting around 2kHz with a 6dB boost by 10kHz). For a source such as an announcer’s voice, the high boost provides further articulation and airiness in the upper register. Also valuable as a music microphone in addition to broadcast voice, the M82′s KICK EQ switch engages a passive filter that reduces some of the lower mid-range frequencies (centered around 350Hz). The two EQ switches make the M82 equally suited for a multitude of sources such as broadcast voice, percussion, vocals, guitar and bass amplifiers, organ, and brass instruments. For announcers, the M82 offers a clarity and detail unmatched by other industry standard dynamic microphones,

Construction wise, the M82 borrows heavily from the U47 body style by employing a headgrille of similar architecture. Finished in a durable smooth black finish on the headgrille and body, the M82 is rigorously tested to ensure it can handle the daily needs of the broadcast environment.

The TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik M82 is delivered with a stand mount adapter and protective zipper case. An optional elastic suspension mount and broadcast boom arm are available at an additional cost.
MSRP: $499

Hear the entire line of TELEFUNKEN mics at
InfoCOMM Booth #C11445

To learn more about TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik,
visit: http://www.t-funk.com

Professional Wireless Systems Showcases Range of RF Solutions for Live and Broadcast Events at InfoComm 2014

LAS VEGAS, JUNE 11, 2014-Professional Wireless Systems (PWS), a Masque Sound Company and experts in supplying and supporting wireless systems for live and broadcast events, will showcase its range of RF solutions at InfoComm 2014 (Booth C11816), including its GX Series of Combiners, DB Series of Multicouplers, Helical Antennas, Domed Helical Antennas, and various accessories such as splitters, Dual Bias Ts and receive and transmit line amps.

“InfoComm is the ‘can’t miss’ AV technology show of the year, and we look forward to demoing our range of state-of-the-art RF and wireless equipment to the industry professionals in attendance at the show,” says Jim Van Winkle, general manager, PWS. “In addition to showcasing our RF solutions, PWS representatives will be on hand to discuss our ability to provide onsite install services and show support for wireless systems at broadcast, industrial, live entertainment and media events of any size.”

At InfoComm 2014, PWS will highlight its GX series of combiners, the GX-4 and GX-8, which offer selectable high and low output settings, as well as above unity gain on output. Helpful for very anemic transmitters, the combiners in the GX series are considered RF limiters because of their proprietary Automatic Level Control (ALC) circuitry. The power level of each frequency at the output of the combiner is a maximum of 250 mW licensed, 50mw if not licensed. This is the FCC’s maximum allowable limit for RF in-ear monitor (IEM) systems in the UHF band. The GX-4 is an RF IEM transmitter combiner/booster, compatible with RF signals from major IEM transmitter manufacturers across the radio band from 470MHz to 698MHz. The system accepts input power levels from 20 to 100 mW, with each input containing its own discreet RF amplifier and ALC circuits. The signals are amplified to the power level needed to produce up to 250 mW of RF at the output antenna port.

PWS will also feature its DB series of Multicouplers, including the DB8 (8 outputs), DB16 (16 outputs) and DB24 (24 outputs). These diversity systems are designed to distribute antenna signals to multiple receivers without loss and with high isolation between ports. Outputs can be put into ranges, providing the user the ability for low, middle and high as well as custom ranges for frequencies. The systems all come packed with features providing the user with maximum control as well as two power supplies, ensuring that if there is a power failure, backup is available.

Two of PWS’ flagship product lines, Helical Antennas and the new Domed Helical Antennas, will also be onsite. PWS Helical Antennas, which are perfect for long throws and high gain, have become the industry standard for multichannel wireless microphone, in-ear, and intercom systems thanks in part to their unique characteristics, offering users extreme flexibility. The circularly polarized UHF antennas cover a frequency range of 450 MHz to 950 MHz and offer 14dbi gain and 8.5dbi for the Domed Helical. With an inherent boost in gain, greater bandwidth, and dropout-resistant polarization, PWS Helical Antennas outshine the performance of traditional antenna designs. Popular for use with IEM systems, users can employ these antennas with other UHF systems, including wireless microphones and intercom systems.

For venues and installations where site-line appearance is a priority, PWS Domed Helical Antennas offer a wider angle of coverage that’s perfect for smaller stages and medium gain. Featuring the same circular polarization as the original PWS Helical Antenna, the Domed Helical features a more durable, sealable enclosure, and compact profile. Inconspicuous and robust, the PWS Domed Helical Antenna is a great choice when the requirements of aesthetics and function can’t be compromised.

Additionally, PWS has recently begun to streamline its manufacturing process to accommodate faster turnaround time when it comes to product development. “To continue to provide the necessary support and high-level functionality on today’s in-demand productions, we are constantly looking for ways to improve both our products and our services, as a company,” adds Van Winkle. “We specialize in frequency coordination that is solid, accurate and constant, as is our workflow.”

For more information, stop by Booth C11816 or visit www.professionalwireless.com.

About Masque Sound
Founded in 1936 by a trio of Broadway stagehands, Masque Sound evolved into one of NYC’s most successful theatrical sound reinforcement, installation and design companies specializing in theatrical, house of worship, sporting, corporate, TV broadcast and live concert events. Celebrating more than 75 years in the industry, the company is lead by Geoff Shearing, the firm’s 3rd generation owner, and Vice President and General Manager Stephanie Hansen. The company also operates Florida-based Professional Wireless Systems, a leader in the development and implementation of wireless technology. Credits range from major Broadway shows and tours including “Phantom of the Opera,” “Mamma Mia!,” “Lion King,” “Jersey Boys,” “Memphis,” “The Book of Mormon,” “Newsies” and “Once” to yearly Super Bowl broadcasts and installations of varying sizes, including New York’s New Victory Theater and historic St. Bartholomew’s Church. Masque Sound’s 70,000 sq. ft. corporate headquarters and main assembly facility is located at 21 East Union Ave., East Rutherford, NJ, 20 minutes from midtown Manhattan. For more information, call (201) 939-8666 or visit www.MasqueSound.com.

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