Audio News

Harpum Joins Autograph
Monday, 27 September 1999

Autograph Sales, has appointed Roger Harpum to the newly-created post of Meyer Sound product specialist. Harpum will be responsible for the sales and marketing of the Meyer Sound product range - distributed exclusively in the UK by Autograph Sales.

B&H Expansion Drive
Friday, 24 September 1999

B&H Production Services Ltd is making new waves by expanding its operation and splitting the rental/show division and sales/installations into two separate companies - Sound by Design and Audiocom Southern. The company, a major Meyer user which has two qualified SIM II engineers on its staff, has just completed a four-week Arena Tour with Raymond Gubbay's production of Swan Lake.

 
 
Dare Eclipse at Planet Hollywood, Dubai
Thursday, 23 September 1999

The recently-completed Planet Hollywood in Dubai boasts the full Dare Eclipse Loudspeaker System, installed by Prestige Systems of Dubai. Other recent installs for Dare's loudspeaker products include Birmingham's new So Bar, the latest development in the city's fashionable Arcadian complex and three ice rinks for operator Planet Ice.

 
Millennium Stadium Nearing Completion
Wednesday, 22 September 1999

A consortium of Stage Electrics, VxLAN and Sound Dept have been working on the first phase sound reinforcement design at the new Welsh National Stadium in Cardiff, with the supply and installation of the public address system.Stage Electrics has been working as the principal installer of the PA system with Sound Dept sub-contracted to supply equipment only. Community speakers provide the backbone of the system with the front-end touch-screen control via a VxLAN digital fibre-optic network, fed to the outstations and then out to the AES-EBU inputs on the modular Crest CK Series amplifiers.

 
 
Pioneer Hits the Road
Friday, 17 September 1999

As part of a programme to increase awareness of its range of products for the professional and aspiring DJ, Pioneer takes to the road with its new DJ Trailer for its first UK Roadshow.The trailer brings the complete range of Pioneer mixing equipment to its target audiences, giving professional and aspiring DJs the opportunity to test the equipment at first hand. Pioneer is also planning a series of promotional nights at leading venues.

 
Millennium Stadium Nearing Completion
Wednesday, 15 September 1999

A consortium of Stage Electrics, VxLAN and Sound Dept have been working on the first phase sound reinforcement design at the new Welsh National Stadium in Cardiff, with the supply and installation of the public address system.Stage Electrics has been working as the principal installer of the PA system with Sound Dept sub-contracted to supply equipment only. Community speakers provide the backbone of the system with the front-end touch-screen control via a VxLAN digital fibre-optic network, fed to the outstations and then out to the AES-EBU inputs on the modular Crest CK Series amplifiers

 
 
Major New PA for LTA
Tuesday, 14 September 1999

The Lawn Tennis Association at the All England Tennis Club, Wimbledon, has recently completed a major upgrade of its facilities. RG Jones, who has already carried out public address installations at the courts themselves, won a competitive tender, meeting the criteria and specification set down by consultants, Building Design Partnership. A total of some 530 loudspeakers - around 400 of the new TOA 6W enclosed back CM-76 ceiling speaker - will be run in a 100V line reinforcement system, powered by a combination of 52 TOA VP-1060, VP-1120B and VP-1240B amplifiers, with YA-1000A 20kHz fault detection circuit modules

 
£750,000 Contract for Federal Signal
Tuesday, 14 September 1999

Federal Signal Ltd has won a £750,000 contract to design and systemise a combined PA and alarm management system for use on four drilling rigs. The company has based the system largely around its respected industry brands which include Akusta Aucams public address, the Akusta Audiocom digital intercom, the GL3 high specification explosion proof loudspeakers and the Extek range of specialist EX telephones purpose designed for use in hazardous environments.

 
 
Acoustics Conference
Tuesday, 14 September 1999

The 1999 Auditorium Acoustics Conference, organised by the Building Acoustics Group, will take place on October 22-24 in Manchester. The conference will review the changes in auditorium design over the century, consider current design and look forward to the future.

 
Telex and EVI Move to Joint HQ
Monday, 13 September 1999

All corporate functions within Michigan-based EVI Audio will be relocated to Telex Communications headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota next year. Telex is planning a move to larger offices to provide space for the Speakers and Microphones Group, Electronics Group and Multimedia/Audio Communications of the Telex/EVI Audio corporate umbrella.

 
 
KAM and Penn Accessorise
Sunday, 12 September 1999

In a return to the origins of the company, Lamba has set up KAM Accessories - a joint venture with Penn Fabrications - to market cables, rack accessories and connectors. It has already produced a cost-conscious price list, which includes widgets, as well as other mail-order-type items, not only from the Penn Fabrications range, but other established names such as Neutrik and Bulgin.

 
Dare Appoint Litton Lane
Sunday, 12 September 1999

Dare Professional Audio has recently appointed Litton Lane Contracts as its distributor in Ireland. Litton Lane kicked off the distribution deal with an installation of Eclipse at Dublin's trendy Zanzibar. Further high profile contracts are pencilled in for Dare in Ireland.

 
 
GAE Change UK Distribution Arrangements
Saturday, 11 September 1999

GAE Sales UK will no longer distribute GAE Loudspeakers in the UK. MD Peter Barnard was informed by Opal Audio Vertrieb, the holding company for GAE in Germany, that they had taken the decision as a result of a "conflict of interest." As a consequence, Barnard is in the process of changing the trading name of his company and, from November 1st, it will be known as EAG UK (European Audio Group UK). The new distribution arrangements for GAE in the UK are yet to be announced.

 
Britannia Row chooses Turbosound Again
Friday, 10 September 1999

Britannia Row Productions has further consolidated its long-standing relationship with Turbosound, with the announcement of the purchase of 48 stacks of Flashlight at this year's PLASA Show. Brit Row took delivery of the Flashlight system at the end of September to help service their busy Autumn season and millennium projects, commencing with the Jamiroquai tour and MOBO Awards.

 
 

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