Audio News

warrantyBaldwin Boxall introduces seven-year warranty
Wednesday, 18 May 2022

UK - Since its formation in 1982, the Baldwin Boxall brand has become a steadfast symbol of reliability and quality. Celebrating 40 years the company has announced the introduction of a seven-year warranty on all its own manufactured products purchased on or after 17 May 2022. The news was revealed to all at Firex in May.
The announcement is seen as proof of Baldwin Boxall’s confidence in their products and sends a strong message to anyone considering their options when choosing life safety communication systems.
Commenting on the introduction, Nick Baldwin, sales & marketing director at Baldwin Boxall, stated, “We are delighted to be making this announcement which, I feel sure, will provide further reassurance to customers and users of our systems. We are often made aware of systems installed 15 years or more ago, which are still fully functioning and in daily use. We really value the strong relationships we have with our customer base and the extension on our warranty is likely to reinforce this further.”

bradfordPAS supplies visuals and audio for PPP event
Wednesday, 18 May 2022

UK - The People’s Property Portfolio (PPP) is a community benefit society with a mission centred on urban regeneration. Determined to create real community spaces in a way that is social and authentic, the society aims to secure buildings through community ownership to help develop social enterprise and support cultural activity. The society recently launched its work in Bradford, marking the occasion with an event at Assembly Bradford, a creative workspace for freelancers, remote workers, small businesses and creative organisations.
To complement the presentation of its vision inside the building, PPP engaged arts company The Brick Box and artist Fabric Lenny to create an eye-catching and dynamic live artwork on the Assembly’s exterior frontage. The Brick Box producer Harry Jelley consulted with Bradford-based Pro Audio Systems (PAS) over the best way to achieve the artist’s aims. As well as its long-established presence in the world of professional audio, PAS also has available a full inventory of specialist video and lighting products, which can be deployed by its expert team for projects on every scale.
Joel Sheldon, project manager for PAS, comments, “We worked closely with Harry to ensure that we exactly met the brief. We’ve supplied equipment for a number of live visual art installations and always taken very careful account of what the artist wants to achieve.
“We provided two Panasonic PT-RZ 970 projectors, with short throw DLE-085 lenses, stacked on Rig Tec frames to project Fabric Lenny’s animation onto the building. The pro

holoplot51222Holoplot wins stand design award at ISE
Wednesday, 18 May 2022

Spain - Holoplot took the prize for medium sized stand in the ISE 2022 Stand Design Awards, organised by Exhibitor magazine.
Every stand on the ISE show floor at FiraI Barcelona, Gran Via was automatically entered in the free competition and judged on site by an international panel of designers and exhibition-industry experts. Finalists selected in each of the four size-based categories were notified on the show floor, and the winners were announced at an awards ceremony.
Other winners included Luhkee, Vestel and Sony

copaamerica-2Clear-Com assists referees at Copa América
Wednesday, 18 May 2022

Brazil - The 2021 Copa América tournament was the 47th edition of the international men's football championship organised by South America's football ruling body, CONMEBOL. Clear-Com’s Brazilian partner, Savana Comunicações, in conjunction with Mediapro Group Paraguay, were charged with providing the video assist referee (VAR) equipment and expertise for the Copa América games taking place in five different stadiums in Brazil.
Clear-Com products can be configured in multiple ways to meet the communication requirements of VAR, and each of the five stadiums used a different combination of Eclipse HX Digital Matrix System, HelixNet Digital Network Partyline, FreeSpeak II Digital Wireless Intercom, Clear-Com Encore Analog Partyline, LQ Series of IP Interfaces and V-Series Iris Panels to make VAR implementation possible during the tournament.
A video assist referee is an appointed match official who reviews decisions made by the head referee with the use of video footage in order to minimise human errors. This process requires efficient, reliable communications with very low latency between the VAR referee reviewing the footage, the head referee on the field, and the video replay operator, as it can greatly influence the outcome of a game.
“The communication is the most important part for the VAR team. It’s important that the audio is clear and intelligible because we are recording it for playback that can impact who wins the game,” said Sergio Miño, technical manager, Mediapro Paraguay.
Five major Brazilian stadiums - the Maracanã,

cannes-2022200x120mmChristie plays key role at Festival de Cannes
Wednesday, 18 May 2022

France - Christie is the official projection technology partner for the 75th Cannes Film Festival. The event, which runs 17-28 May, will see projectors from across Christie’s broad portfolio powering screens throughout all venues. The festival is set to welcome approximately 35,000 guests, a significant increase over last year’s 24,000. Christie will provide installation and show support for the occasion, as it celebrates its 16th year as technical partner.
“It is a tremendous honour to continue our association with Festival de Cannes, with its renowned prestige and rich history making it a truly unique celebration, year after year,” says Adil Zerouali, senior sales director, Cinema EMEA, Christie. “We will aim to showcase this year’s outstanding line-up of films in the most visually impactful way possible with our leading projection technology. It’s great to see that the festival has returned to its usual point in the calendar, and I’m excited to see it back in full force, with all the vibrancy, talent and creativity we’ve come to expect.”
Christie has supplied an array of both RGB pure laser projectors - which were successfully introduced in 2021 - and Xenon illuminated projectors to cater to the dedicated rooms and screen sizes throughout the festival. The RGB pure laser projectors include the Christie CP4440-RGB, CP4330-RGB, CP2315-RGB and CP2306-RGBe models - all of which are DCI-compliant.
The Christie CP4440-RGB, CP4330-RGB and CP2315-RGB models feature Christie Real|Laser illumination, which delivers outstanding colour an

polar-recruitsPolar adds BDM and marketing assistant
Tuesday, 17 May 2022

UK - Polar has announced the expansion of its team with the appointment of two new members of staff. Mark Bracken has joined Polar’s integrated solutions team as a business development manager, whilst Joe Glading has been recruited as a marketing assistant.
Bracken is an experienced AV industry professional who has enjoyed sales, marketing and business development roles with Cloud Electronics, Imagesound, Rolec Music and Hayden Laboratories, before broadening his scope as a freelance consultant in the video sector.
“As the world began to emerge from the worst effects of the pandemic, I was looking for a new challenge within which I could bring together the skills and experience I’ve gained across different areas of the AV industry,” says Bracken. “When the opportunity with the Polar integrated solutions team arose, it aligned perfectly with that ambition, and I had no hesitation in joining what is clearly a successful and customer-focused team.”
Joe Glading joins Polar from outside the technology industry, having previously worked in the commercial design sector as a graphic designer. “I’m very excited to be joining Polar and moving into the world of AV,” he says. “Whilst there is much to learn and absorb, I’m confident that my previous experience will transfer effectively to my new position and can add value to the business.”
Polar managing director John Midgley comments: “We have emerged from recent market turbulence in a strong position, and these two appointments are a response to steadily increasing demand acr

blackpoolBlackpool complex chooses Martin Audio WPS
Tuesday, 17 May 2022

UK - A complex, and reconfigurable Martin Audio Wavefront Precision design throughout the new Blackpool Conference and Exhibition Centre is the brainchild of system designer Samuel Williams of Derby-based Media Powerhouse.
The first major building development at the Winter Gardens complex since the construction of the Opera House in 1939, the venue, set on two levels, is one of the largest of its kind in the north of England. It features the necessary infrastructure for hosting modern conferences and exhibitions. Media Powerhouse’s integration includes cutting edge projection video and smart lighting technology as well as Martin Audio scalable line arrays in each of the eight rooms
The exhibition space is set on the first floor, with a large 2,000-capacity conference space on the second floor. It is conceived as four separate but reconfigurable venues on both floors. With a total 2,400sq.m of reconfigurable space, the venue is designed for large events. The space can be combined with other venues throughout the complex to further expand the 7,000 capacity.
Williams, who also acted as the consultant, was aware that the spaces needed to function as both stand-alone spaces, or divided into smaller cells with the partitions removed. This would require the technical infrastructure to be highly flexible, with pre-sets for all technical services available for each room configuration.
He was also aware that the venue would need to cater for a raft of different events - from the recent Conservative Party Conference to pure theatre productions and ful

opole-theatrePoland’s largest theatre upgrades with Optocore
Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Poland - The country’s largest drama theatre has reopened after lockdown, to reveal a major renovation to its various spaces, which took up much of 2021.
In order to preserve its impressive heritage, it was recognised that Jan Kochanowski Theatre in Opole (JK Opole Theatre) would need to undergo full modernisation, and a thorough overhaul of its technical infrastructure, fulfilling a dream it had nurtured for several years.
The cost of reconstruction was budgeted at PLN 25m ($6m US), with over half coming from EU funds.
The project, which took eight months to fulfil, included the renewal of the main building façade, the entrance and surroundings, the modernisation of stages and auditorium (including ventilation), as well as sound and lighting systems. This included a complete Optocore fibre network, based around the deployment of five AutoRouters.
The theatre layout itself includes the 575-seat Big Stage, with an impressive revolving stage; Small Stage (with 193 seats, in amphitheatre auditorium style); a Ground Floor stage known as the Bunker - and a Model Workshop (Modelatornia), with 140 seats in customisable configuration. This is where the idea of modernising the theatre's electroacoustic system first began in 2017 with the possibility of producing sound from each side, in any configuration.
As part of this project, a new theatre façade was made, and the ventilation and air conditioning system and part of the electrical installation of the building were modernised. At the same time, the Centre for Theatre Education was also est

kramer-kds-Kramer showcases high-performance AVoIP
Monday, 16 May 2022

Spain - Kramer revealed a number of new products and technologies at ISE in Barcelona.
In the main zone of Kramer’s ISE booth, visitors experienced the company’s full eco-system of AVoIP solutions. This includes the new KDS-7 family of encoders and decoders, which provide low-latency, high-quality 4K60 4.2.0 video presentations and easy scalability to suit any size network AV installation. With fast deployment capabilities, a simple user experience, enterprise IT-grade security, and advanced, intuitive management, KDS-7 is designed for any enterprise, education, military, or government site.
Also on show was Kramer’s latest line of speakers. When paired with KDS-7, these advancements form Kramer’s AVoIP eco-system, enabling ‘instantaneous, secure engagement across organisations worldwide’.
In the booth’s secondary zone, visitors could explore the new line of Kramer collaboration devices, spanning speakerphones, video cameras, and all-in-one collaboration bars. From the smart panoramic K-180 Mini camera, crafted for small meetings and huddle rooms, to the ultra-HD K-Cam4K, which offers crystal-clear coverage of auditoriums, the range ensures everyone can see and hear - and be seen and heard - whether they’re dialing in from home or sitting at the back of a boardroom.
Kramer also demonstrated its VIA Connect² platform, on which users can hold scalable wireless meetings and classes from any Windows, Mac, Chromebook, Android, or iOS device, on all major videoconference platforms, in any location worldwide. The platform also feat

ldmailaLD Systems debuts modular MAILA at PL+S 2022
Monday, 16 May 2022

Germany - At this year’s Prolight+Sound, the MAILA modular line array system occupied the entire LD Systems booth.
MAILA is a scalable sound reinforcement system formed by four basic elements: the MAILA SAT satellite module, the MAILA COL column module, the MAILA SPA amplifier module, and the MAILA SUB subwoofer. With these elements, MAILA enables scalable, flexible system configurations for a wide range of sound reinforcement applications.
This extends from precise stereo speech reinforcement without subwoofers, to larger conferences and club gigs, to flown line array systems for professional live sound reinforcement at festivals with variable subwoofer arrangements on the ground.
In addition to the system flexibility, MAILA offers features and technologies that aim to simplify the life of every sound engineer. SmartLink+, for example, enables wireless connection (power + signal) as well as automatic detection of the individual modules via robust aluminium rails, while the invisible LogoLink antennas offer wireless connection with ranges of up to 30m under practical conditions. Using the free MAILA App (iPad OS), each MAILA system can also be configured quickly, easily and in detail – including the calculation of SAT angles and wireless system updates.
The EasySplay mechanism allows users to adjust the tilt of each satellite almost infinitely between 0° and 8°. The angle can be adjusted with just one hand via a rotary handle, even under load. In this way, every MAILA system offers a flexible concept for adapting the sound coverage to an

rodeRØDE hosts AES event for CRAS students
Monday, 16 May 2022

USA - The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences (CRAS), a leading institution for audio engineering education, has announced that RØDE US product specialist and CRAS graduate Ryan White recently participated in an event at the CRAS Gilbert, Ariz. campus. White worked alongside CRAS students during the day, demoing and introducing the students to a number of RØDE instrument microphones during instrument clinics. In the evening, White hosted an AES event for the CRAS student chapter.
“It’s always a pleasure to have Ryan join us at his alma mater to host such amazing events for our students,” said David Kohr, CRAS AES faculty advisor. “His events are always the perfect mix of fun and education. Over the years, Ryan has shown us that he has a way of bringing the students in and educating them in a fun and exciting way and this event was no different. We always have a good time when RØDE comes to town.”
White, armed with a case of RØDE microphones, took part in classes during the day and then hosted an AES event that evening. First, CRAS students utilised and learned from White about several RØDE mics during a band clinic, including the NTK, NT3, NT1, and K2 for drums, and the NTR and NT2a for guitar tracking. In the evening, White hosted an AES event in CRAS’ 6,000 sq. ft. live sound room equipped with a full stage and PA where student musicians performed as a way to demo the RØDE microphones they had learned about earlier in the day.
White was already working in the music industry prior to entering CRAS, and he wanted to move

bosenovotelmegeveAccor selects Bose as global supplier
Monday, 16 May 2022

Europe - Bose Professional has announced that hospitality operator Accor has selected Bose Professional as an official global supplier for integrated sound system solutions. All the group’s growing portfolio of properties will incorporate the Bose audio experience.
Bose Professional offers a wide range of solutions specifically designed to enable bespoke audio systems that installed in hotels around the world such as Sofitel Arc de Triomphe in Paris, Le Louis Versailles Château Hotel – MGallery in Versailles and Hôtel Novotel Megève Mont-Blanc in Megève.
“Bose Professional is a world-leading brand and most recognisable in the professional audio space,” stated Manuel Garrido, corporate category manager at Accor. “We are so delighted to offer our franchise partners access to such an impressive range of solutions, providing a variety of features to meet their needs - regardless of how unique a space might be.”
“Bose Professional has a long-standing relationship with Accor that goes beyond our shared commitment to creating exceptional audio experiences,” said Hans Vereecken, sales manager, EMEA at Bose Professional. “We’re delighted that our agreement is official as it will continue to strengthen our future endeavours.”

daniele-tebaldi-outlines-new-chief-technology-officerOutline appoints chief technology officer
Thursday, 12 May 2022

Italy - Outline has extended its organisation with appointment of Daniele Tebaldi as CTO (chief technology officer). Daniele will liaise with the company's R&D team, sales and tech support crew and board of directors.
After embarking in the mid-80's on a successful career in Italy and Germany as a concert sound engineer with a keen ear for jazz, classical and contemporary music, 10 years later Daniele conceived and directed Live Sound Education, one of the earliest and longest-running audio courses in Italy, hosted by the City of Modena – while continuing to work as a freelance copywriter, publicist and translator for the pro audio industry. This landed him a key role in the incorporation of a (now well-known) German professional loudspeaker manufacturer's Italian subsidiary, which he subsequently directed for 25 years.
"In 1997 I attended Daniele's education program in Modena, on the advice of my late father Guido Noselli, founder and technical guru of Outline," says Outline's marketing and communication manager Michele Noselli. "Even 25 years later, I can still clearly see the reasons for which my father had vouched so strongly for Daniele's teaching in my education - back then he had indeed found common ground to his vision there."
"Outline is a stronghold of solid audio engineering, sparked by a degree of passion that is often lost in the big corporate world," says Daniele Tebaldi of his new appointment. "I've found a most talented crew in each of Outline's units and departments, members of which may have been with the Company for well ove

apgAPG showcases fresh look and new products
Thursday, 12 May 2022

Spain - APG is showcasing a new series of loudspeakers, subwoofers and amplifiers at ISE this week. The manufacturer is also presenting its new visual signature. Inspired by the blue border dear to the brand since its creation in 1978, the new logo will now act as an integrated visual element on all products.
The SPOT2.6 is a passive full-range compact loudspeaker equipped with 2x 6.5'' speakers and a compression driver loaded by a 70° x 50° constant directivity horn. SPOT 2.6 offers perfect directivity control over a wide frequency range (70° x 50°) thanks to the two low-mid d'Appolito mounting transducers coupled with a rotating horn for high frequencies. SPOT2.6 comes with a wide range of optional accessories.
APG is also introducing the DA amplifier series. Developed in partnership with Powersoft, the DA8 and DA12 are four-channel amplifiers with signal processing, analogue, AES3, Dante/AES67 inputs and outputs, and a bright 4.3” IPS touch display.
The iS subwoofer range is also making its international debut. Comprising three models (iS110, iS112 and iS115) with a 10”, 12” and 15” driver respectively, APG’s iS replaces the SB series, bringing an even wider bandwidth of bass that perfectly fits the needs of modern music.
To complement the iS range is the UC118i, a high-powered subwoofer. Equipped with an 18-inch, bandpass loaded loudspeaker, this subwoofer complements the Uniline Compact range as well as the iX 12 and iX15 models to provide a physiological bass effect.

kommanderrackAudinate’s Dante Ready launches with K-array
Thursday, 12 May 2022

Spain - Audinate has announced the first activation of Dante Ready, a licensing programme that empowers end-users to add channels of Dante audio to supported products in the field. The first deployment is with K-array’s Kommander, Thunder and Mugello amplifiers showing at ISE this week. this week.
Laurence Crew, Audinate senior product manager, comments, “We are truly excited about the possibilities that Dante Ready enables for manufacturers and customers alike, giving them the flexibility to add Dante channels and features when they need them. As one of the most innovative companies in the AV industry, K-array is the perfect partner to launch this revolutionary new service.”
The Kommander Series amplifiers feature cloud-based technologies thanks to the Integrated Electronic Brain on board each amp, coinciding with the launch of Dante Ready.
“To be the first to use Audiante’s Dante Ready activation is a great privilege. Every aspect of K-array’s experience and expertise has been poured into the Kommander,” said Alessandro Tatini - president of K-array. “Our all-new, high-performance amplifiers deliver all of the performance and dynamic excellence for which K-array is renowned, with the additional benefit of cloud-based technologies to extend the possibilities. This is for our customers who will appreciate and enjoy having complete control of K-array speakers.”

atlasied-fs-seriesAtlasIED confirms commitment to safety
Wednesday, 11 May 2022

Spain - At ISE 2002, AtlasIED is showcasing a full array of EN 54-24-approved loudspeaker solutions. Newly certified additions in its ALA column line array, SM all-weather surface-mount, FS horn and FAP in-ceiling lines will all be readily available to integrators through the company’s Belgium warehouse.
AtlasIED’s EN 54-certified loudspeakers have also been tested and approved for the UK’s equivalent certification for use in life safety and voice evacuation systems, ensuring compliance with the strictest local standards, testing methods, and performance criteria for use in both outdoor and indoor environments throughout the region.
All EN 54-24-certified loudspeakers function seamlessly with AtlasIED’s award-winning Atmosphere digital audio platform, which is now approved for sale and use in Europe and the United Kingdom. Atmosphere harnesses the life-saving technology found in all of the brand’s EN 54-24-compliant offerings into a platform that is simple and intuitive to configure, install and operate.
AtlasIED’s ALA line of space-saving, passive column line array loudspeakers—available in black and white—deliver maximum pattern control in a minimum footprint. Models in the line recently certified and approved for use in Europe and the United Kingdom include the ALA20TAW, ALA15TAW, ALA10TAW, and ALA5TAW.
The ALA Series loudspeakers are designed for applications requiring exceptional speech intelligibility without compromising the architectural integrity of the facility. Ideally suited for houses of worship, transportation hub

panevacPan Acoustics launches Pan Evac series
Wednesday, 11 May 2022

Germany - Pan Acoustics has introduced the Pan Evac series. The speakers which use ‘uncompromised high quality 3.5-inch drivers’ are designed not only for not only for announcements but also for quality background music.
The speakers use a complex passive crossover network for optimized sound, straight out of any amplifier. The same circuit delivers passive beam steering with a unique 4-degree beam down-tilt, allowing a straight mounting position while still directing the sound towards the audience. Pan Acoustics is only using 100V toroidal transformers to give low frequency reproduction on 100V lines up to 125 W without saturation effects.
“Many manufacturers just aim to produce a 100V speaker at the lowest possible price, that can just meet EN54-24 requirements. But not us! Our aim was to deliver unrestricted quality for mission critical systems. Our credo is Made in Germany, so we decided to partner with the most respected German VdS institute as a notified body for achieving the EN54-24 certification”, said Udo Borgmann, CEO at Pan Acoustics.
“In the past I was often contacted by consultants and clients who were looking for a certified speaker that still offered a great sound quality. I think you shouldn’t have to choose between these two features. With Pan Evac we are now offering a speaker that can play in both worlds,” said Johannes Kampert, head of global sales at Pan Acoustics.
The speakers are made from powder coated aluminium profiles with stainless steel front grills. This makes them resilient to weather conditions an

jblsrx900JBL Professional debuts SRX900 line arrays
Wednesday, 11 May 2022

USA - Harman Professional Solutions has introduced the JBL SRX900 Series of powered line arrays. The family, which includes dual 6.5-inch and dual 10-inch powered line array elements and 18-inch and dual 18-inch powered subwoofers, is designed for rental companies, fixed installations and musicians seeking performance and portability.
The SRX900 Series’ performance is based on time-tested JBL technologies: custom-engineered and manufactured, high-power-handling transducers deliver superior fidelity and class-leading output. Precision waveguides provide accurate pattern control for intelligibility and definition that are unmatched in this category. User-configurable DSP and design-and-management software tools provide hands-on control from a computer or mobile device, making design, deployment and control a breeze. SRX900’s cabinet architecture is thoughtfully engineered for easy handling, fast rigging, minimal space displacement and streamlined transport.
“With the SRX900 Series, we’ve brought JBL’s professional line array technologies to versatile, budget-friendly systems that can grow with customers’ needs,” says George Georgallis, director, product management – performance audio at Harman Professional Solutions. “Because systems are scalable, it’s easy to start with a small investment and expand a system over time. Also, SRX900 models are voiced to work seamlessly with other JBL tour systems.”
SBX900 Series speakers showcase acoustic innovations like JBL’s patented Radiation Boundary Integrator (RBI), which mounts both th

cplogoCypress Technology adopts Dante AV
Tuesday, 10 May 2022

Spain - Audinate has announced that Cypress Technology (CYP) has adopted Dante AV for a new family of AVoIP extenders designed for use in multiple markets including HoW, education and conferencing.  
As an ODM, Cypress Technology’s extenders with Dante AV are expected to launch by the end of 2022. Compatible with existing Dante audio products, this simplifies system design for system integrators and installers.
Dante AV is a feature-complete AV over IP solution for the Professional AV market, implementing a codec, local HDMI and HDCP, ancillary data channels, and control. The on-board Dante AV Module provides Dante clock synchronization, control, discovery, transport, messaging, management, updates and more. A comprehensive set of hardware documents, design files, and a complete software SDK allows OEMs to create complete, fully interoperable Dante AV products quickly and reliably with end-to-end HDCP support.
“We’re excited to welcome Cypress Technology as one of our newest ODM partners,” said John Rechsteiner, SVP of sales, Audinate. “Their innovation in Pro-AV combined with Dante AV offer powerful, versatile solutions for the market.”

pliantPliant brings High Density mode to ISE
Tuesday, 10 May 2022

Spain - Pliant Technologies will be presenting High Density mode for both its CrewCom and CrewCom CB2 wireless intercom systems at ISE 2022 (Booth 7Q970). High Density mode is a selectable mode of operation that greatly increases user densities.
For CrewCom, this new software-selectable mode supports up to 32 Radio Packs (RPs) on a single Radio Transceiver (RT) while dynamically allowing any four of the RPs to communicate in full-duplex across four available talk paths. For CB2, the High Density mode supports up to 16 Radio Packs (RPs) on a single BaseStation. In addition, users will have the flexibility to deploy Normal Mode, High Density Mode, or both at the same time providing adaptability for application-specific setups.
“We are excited to showcase High Density mode for both our CrewCom and CB2 intercom systems to those in attendance at ISE 2022,” says Gary Rosen, vice president of global sales for Pliant Technologies. “With this new firmware update that can be downloaded at no charge to all new and existing users, both the flagship CrewCom (firmware v1.10) and CrewCom CB2 (firmware v1.1) now offers our users a truly amazing value in professional wireless intercom.”

void-acoustics-cycloneVoid Acoustics premieres Cyclone 4 at ISE
Tuesday, 10 May 2022

Spain - Void Acoustics has announced the launch of the Cyclone 4 loudspeaker. This addition to the popular IP-55 rated Cyclone series complements its fellow products in the range, offering a smaller, compact solution for outdoor venues and entertainment spaces.
The Cyclone 4 offers additional versatility as a solution where a lower sound level is required compared to the Cyclone 55.
The compact design of the Cyclone 4 means this product is also well positioned for deployment into indoor spaces including restaurants and hotels, and even domestic applications, says Void.
“We fully expect the flexible nature of this product to be well received into its core market, but to also introduce the Void Acoustics brand into new markets where the design aesthetic and audio excellence of our products is currently less well known,” explains Alex Skan, managing director of Void Acoustics
As with all Void products, the compact ABS enclosure permits optional colour customisation to complement the design of the space where the Cyclone 4 is being deployed.
Alex summarises: “The welcome return of the ISE trade show in its new location in Barcelona is the perfect place for us to re-connect with our existing clients and meet future customers and we couldn’t be prouder to be showcasing this product at the show.”

lal-isaprocessoriiL-Acoustics extends installation range
Tuesday, 10 May 2022

France – In a live and streamed event for partners and press at the Philharmonie de Paris focusing on the growing, strategic installation market, L-Acoustics extended its existing range of integration-specific products with three newly announced solutions.
Encouraging users to “amplify differently,” the new LA7.16i amplified controller surmounts the limitations of current high power amplifier configurations used in most installation projects. Unique in the market, LA7.16i offers an unprecedented 16x16 architecture in a 2U chassis with seamless Milan-AVB redundancy. Each of the 16 output channels delivers up to 1300 watts at 8 ohms or 1100 watts at 4 ohms. LA7.16i will be at ISE Booth #7Q400, in Hall 7 and Infocomm Booth W3011, and ships in Q3 2022.
Soka and the SB6i subwoofer join recent loudspeakers like Syva, X4i, and the SB10i subwoofer to offer exciting new creative possibilities for sound designers, interior designers, and architects to shape sound and space to their needs. Soka and SB6i will be at ISE Booth #7Q400, Hall 7, and Infocomm Booth W3011 and will ship in Q1 2023 and Q3 2022.
The L-ISA Ambiance virtual acoustics enhancement system uses L-Acoustics loudspeaker systems, microphones, and an advanced 3D Room Engine powered by the L-ISA Processor II. Ambiance empowers acousticians, theatre and audio-visual consultants, composers, and sound designers to transform the acoustic properties and qualities of a venue space to match the desired atmosphere. L-ISA Ambiance will be demonstrated at Infocomm in Demo Room W209. A beta version is

martin-audioThird Reformed Church installs Martin array
Tuesday, 10 May 2022

USA - Advanced Audio and Lighting recently completed a technical redesign of the Third Reformed Church in the city of Pella, Iowa, opting for a Martin Audio line array solution.
The integrators were re-engaged, having successfully carried out an earlier sound and lighting installation for the client. Explaining the necessity for the upgrade at the Pella facility, the company’s president (and senior design engineer) Graeme Brown, said, “As so often happens, the existing system was a case of fine products having been installed, but completely misapplied within the environment, so that coverage was extremely inconsistent.”
He noted that the building’s unusual geometric had provided challenges in this regard. “The space is quite unusual - a modified fan-shaped building with lots of ceiling angles and a massive custom centre truss that required out-fills and delayed loudspeakers to evenly cover all seating.”
The new PA would not only need to address these issues but also have the capability of reinforcing a variety of events and source inputs. “While the Church’s main focus is contemporary music, it does have a choir and mixed quartets on a regular basis for the early service.
“The client was requesting very hi-fidelity, with extended sub-bass, rather than necessarily high SPL.” His solution was to designate a main PA comprising the scalable resolution of the Wavefront Precision WPS compact line array, which features 2 x 8” LF drivers, 4 x 4” midrange drivers and 4 x 1” exit HF compression horns.
To this he added

saiShure Audio Institute tackles integrated systems
Tuesday, 10 May 2022

Europe - The Shure Audio Institute (SAI) has announced an advanced programme for integrated systems. It consists of a series of in-person, hands-on workshops covering technical sales and support, from how to respond to an RFP to how to setup, configure and troubleshoot Shure systems and solutions. The topics covered in the course include:
Technical Sales Workshop: Learn how to respond to RFPs by creating a complete sales list for project solutions in a tender process. With guidance from Shure, determine how to select the right products to match the functional requirements described in the tender. You’ll use existing online tools and source additional information as well as gain an understanding of the different software license types for respective software (and hardware, where applicable) products.
Technical Support Training Workshop for Microflex Ecosystem Solutions: Learn how to setup, configure, and troubleshoot hardware and software components of the Microflex Ecosystem portfolio including: Microflex Advance, IntelliMix P300, MXN5-C Networked Loudspeaker, IntelliMix Room and Designer. 
Systems for Conferencing and AV Conferencing Workshop: Discover how to install and deploy single and multiple frequency setups of Microflex Wireless and Microflex Complete Wireless, which are best suited for the Conferencing and AV Conferencing applications. 


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