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Opera House Acoustics Nirvana for Munro

Recording music in the black box tape era meant sci-fi acoustics and studios which reminded you of Stanley Kubrick, imagination of space where every sound recorded was primeval, spiritual, pure, so acoustics meant curves and waves and slanted triangular ceilings, sound absorption, double glass partitions, heavy doors and curtains and other ideas..... read more on Page 28

THE MIX MAGICIAN

Shadab Rayeen is Bollywood’s current in-demand mix engineer, with a resume boasting of numerous A-list mix credits spanning 17 years in the music industry. Apart from mixing Bollywood songs, Rayeen has worked extensively in multiple regional languages.PT met up with him at his studio in suburban Andheri in Mumbai to talk about audio, plugins, mix, music and more...... read more on Page 40

Madame Tussauds - Sight & Sound to behold

Best described as one of the most popular tourist attractions across the globe, Madame Tussauds is home to wax figures of some of the most famous and historic international personalities in every field of life, from sports to politics, movies and film characters...... read more on Page 58

Entertainment Technology Convergence at PALM 2018

Pro Audio and lighting will take center stage, as PALM expo - India’s largest gathering of the entertainment technology and music production industry heads towards its 18th consecutive edition. Here’s a prevue of what will be on show in the Mumbai expo...... read more on Page 68

IRAA 2018 gears up for a grand 12th edition as nominations continue to pour in

Honouring excellence in the domain of music recording and production is the 12th Edition of the glorious Indian Recording Arts Academy Awards (IRAA)....... read more on Page 80

Recordings to Record

In this feature PALM technology has put down a list of good studio work done in Bollywood in 2017. In trying to define the paradigm in studio recording, mixing and mastering, we chose what was popular. We have enlisted as many popular tracks as possible from Bollywood selected from a variety of studios, that made it to the top of music charts........ read more on Page 91

FOH - What’s in my House

Rahul Samuel is an award-winning live sound engineer and founder of LiveEnd. With over 13 years of global experience in the professional audio industry as FOH, Monitor and System Engineer, he has the privilege of working with the best. He blogs about professional audio at www.rahulsamuel.com..... read more on Page 54

Ed Sheeran "The Shape of the Divide World Tour" in India

Trussing and rigging are more often than not, relegated to an unassuming corner position when it comes to live stage acts, while sound, light and visuals hog the limelight. However, on some occasions they have the power to take Centre stage as was witnessed during Ed Sheeran’s Divide World Tour in Mumbai last November..... read more on Page 56

ON TOUR with Pramod Chandorkar

Being an FOH special issue, and as is the custom to feature a live sound engineer in this issue, PT caught up with yet another of the country’s top live sound engineers this year. Our readers can be forgiven for considering FOH engineers and Studio engineers as two different species, but there are some engineers who simply do not want to be limited to either discipline; one such engineer being Pramod Chandorkar, a man who is equally at home behind an FOH console as he is in a recording studio, proving how varied a career as a sound engineer can be. PT caught up with the man who has been mixing live for one of the most versatile and celebrated playback singers in the country – Sonu Nigam, since the past 14 years...... read more on Page 59

FOHrecast

This being the FOH issue, PT approached and tapped the experience of some of India’s top live sound engineers to find out key challenges faced by them while working on the new age live sound consoles and features they would like to see on future consoles...... read more on Page 72

GOING BIG WITH SMALLER BOXES

Investment into quality sound equipment and a fresh business outlook is broadening NJSM’s horizon on the festival circuit in India. In a tête-à-tête with Nixon Johnny, Sachit Subramanian and Sancheth Suvarna, PT finds out what’s new and what’s next for the rental company..... read more on Page 76

Articles Nov-Dec 2017

BELIEVING IN THE MARKET - Bose Distribution Strategy

What is your perception of the Indian Market? MJ: I was in India in 94 and didn’t quite know what to expect, but it’s been really wonderful to be here. We have a global strategy we are trying to implement across all regions, so that we have a consistent way of building distribution and growing vertical markets.... read more on Page 32

Bose Interview

The FINCH - Live Music and More

Plutusone Hospitality Pvt. Ltd. unlocked a new side to Mumbai’s entertainment scene on June 29th when they launched a chic, elegant restaurant and bar - The Finch..... read more on Page 38

Sennheiser Chronicles: Interview with Vipin Pungalia

In an interview with PALM technology, VIPIN PUNGALIA, Director Professional Segment, Sennheiser India talks about the global launch of the wired XS 1 dynamic in India, his perception of the market for Sennheiser products in India and the growth achieved by Sennheiser in the country..... read more on Page 54

BUILDING DJ TALENT

With millions of DJs in the running, reaching the top can be a daunting task. The PALM DJ Championship has been instrumental in building, promoting and nurturing this bank of upcoming DJ Talent since 2011..... read more on Page 68

A journey to discover rebirth of Linear Topology

Part 2 of the article Will The Linear Make A Real Comeback? wherein LT COL JASBIR SINGH KABERWAL, (Retd) SC hints at a futuristic emerging trend which may see a comeback of linear audio with advancements in technology offering sonic quality and advancement in size and energy efficiency to the next level..... read more on Page 36

Articles Sep-Oct 2017

AUDIOVISUAL-PROJECTION INTEGRATION

In the last couple of years, jaw-dropping visual experiences at live entertainment events and venues, courtesy 3D projection mapping, motion graphics and augmented reality have made their presence felt in India. Tailor-made three-dimensional projection mappings have altered sound stages, building facades and architecture and even human figures in real time, creating interplay between real and virtual space with the help of cutting-edge technology. The PALM Conference and Seminar 2017 witnessed Technical Evangelist – VIJAY SABHLOK, touch upon the topic of Multi-Imaging using different technologies. Conference delegates got an opportunity to learn about the tools and techniques of creating Multi-Sensational Events and Installations, while also getting insight into new interactive technologies like Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality. PALM technology presents highlights of this session. The PALM Conference & Seminar session can be viewed on the PALM expo YouTube channel.... read more on Page 42

Top end LASERS missing from Rental Portfolios

India has been witness to some astonishing laser light extravaganzas at EDM events in the recent past, however a survey done by PALM technology indicates that as a general rule, lasers are missing in action and top quality brands are not afforded by event and rental companies. Though lasers are missing in action in show business, there is a huge opportunity and potential for renting lasers given that laser use is still in its nascent stage. Smita Rai reports on the ground reality... read more on Page 40

Bringing Life through Lights

Highly experienced lighting designer Roosevelt D’Souza is rarely restricted in his art. Best known for his work on Music Concerts and festivals, Roosevelt is actually a full service special event lighting professional, also specializing in designing & executing light effects for theatre production, brand launches, music concerts & festivals, fashion shows, film shoots, award ceremonies & ambience lighting. In this interview, he talks to PALM technology about his journey to becoming the “Master of Special Event Lighting.”.... read more on Page 66

AMPLIFICATION TOPOLOGY

First proposed in 1958, Class D amplifiers started gaining increased popularity and acceptance in the early 21st century, with this technology ruling since over a decade, overriding the demand for bulky & energy inefficient linear amps. In this article LT COL JASBIR SINGH KABERWAL, (Retd) SC hints at a futuristic emerging trend which may see a comeback of linear audio with advancements in technology offering sonic quality and advancement in size and energy efficiency to the next level... read more on Page 24

Articles Jul-Aug 2017

AV Today’s Trend in Hospitality

As AV sets new standards beyond traditional applications, ICT-AV-Security-Consultant - Mr. A.R. Chandrashekhar, touches on the topic of the latest trends in AV installations for the Hospitality segment with LED screens, displays and interactive video now contributing to the overall interior design of the hotel... read more on Page 84

Playboy Delhi gets a taste of TW Audio

After a high magnitude success with its first superclub in Mumbai, the city of glamour, the Playboy club is now rocking the country’s capital, New Delhi. The city’s party animals got a major reason to rejoice with the opening.... read more on Page 88

Sumi Baptist Church integration scales heights

Painted in blue and white, the Sumi Baptist Church - Zuneheboto is situated in Nagaland, bordering onto China, and is 212km from Dimapur Airport. Situated on the highest point in...read more on Page 30

The Big Stage by AKhil Varma – Project Head, PALM Expo

More than 50% of India’s population is below the age of 25 and more than 65% below the age of 35. It is expected...read more on Page 84

Articles May-Jun 2017

Justin Bieber Sound Reinforcement

The Justin Bieber Concert motivated our editorial team to learn, how it is going to be done. The sheer capacity of deployment and state of the art delivery would mean the audio system engineering would have been ingenious and display of the classic Indian Jugaad, which in this instance would need to be disapproved. PALM technology met Warren D’Souza who presented with complete confidence planning, design, technique and expertise in setting up a world-class professional turnkey audio system. This issue being a LIVE Issue and stage sound being all about alignments and calibration, Warren’s role as a Systems Engineer, for the show has been highlighted. His acumen together with Co-Systems Engineer Sunil Karanjikar’s expertise has ensured smooth execution of the massive project. Somya Kedia reports.read more on Page 36

The TOP 10 EVENT COMPANIES

The Event Management industry has grown exponentially over the last decade with a host of varied events encompassing festivals, concerts, conference, corporate events and even marathons. This issue being the “Live” issue, we highlight the top 10 Event companies conceptualizing and executing the biggest live entertainment shows in the country. We have left out some of the bigger event companies whose focus is more into corporate or sports events and have highliighted only the ones organising the live entertainment and music events.read more on Page 50

The Fountainhead of superlative experiences

In a career spanning nearly 22 years, the quality of Neale’s wins have been exceptional. With the vision of building brands he creates delightful experiences with events. In an exclusive with PALM technology, Neale talks about his journey and work and truly believes that the core essence lies in valuing the right talent! Smita Rai and Somya Kedia report. read more on Page 60

Top 35 Rental Companies

PALM Technology has done a crucial exercise of surveying the market for identifying these top 35 audio/video/lighting rental companies who are investing into product and inventory and offering the latest technology thereby driving the market and rental business with sizable inventory. This is not an audited list and is intended as a guide. read more on Page 76

People at PALM

PALM 2017 engages expertise of eminent personalities who have accomplished knowledge in their field of activity. Their valuable involvement in PALM, act as a driving force towards PALM’s intellect and dynamism which leads Indian entertainment professional landscape to a higher paradigm. read more on Page 88

Articles Jan-Feb 2017

Top FOH Engineers in India

There are the mixing masters behind the audio console who strengthen the core essence of live performances. Showcasing aptitude to blend instruments with vocals and attain a flawlessly balance sound, Front of House engineers are effective and confident technical experts who know every inch of the gear. read more on Page 46...

Going Live with Sunil Karanjikar

Sunil Karanjikar has worn many a hats in his career as a Live Sound FOH engineer. He reveals his aces and talks about the secrets and tricks to his success, his journey, along with the key challenges he faces during the course. “Live sound does not have an ‘Undo’ Button” he shares in his insights with PALM Technology magazine.read more on Page 54...

Live Bands - Musical Escape

Commercial music in India has been mostly synonymous with film soundtracks. The fact however is that the music scene in India is constantly evolving and is only going to get bigger with more and more stage acts from independent music bands energizing the business, and by Indian music we also mean languages other than Hindi. In this feature we catch the action on stage from 10 Top live bands who have managed to post a huge-win. The bands have gained a lot of stage attention giving impetus to the entire business in India. read more on Page 64

Articles Nov-Dec 2016

GOING BIG WITH PLAYBOY

The Playboy Club founded by media baron Hugh Hefner, first opened its doors in the 1960s in downtown Chicago and instantly became successful as a read more on Page 22

DJs Scratching on Favourites

2017 is set to be another fun-filled action-packed year in clubland! Somya Kedia tracks the trend and highlights the toolkit of some of the top DJs in the country.read more on Page 32

Global Citizen Festival India

Looked up to as a beacon of hope, Global Citizen Festival India held in Mumbai on 19 November, 2016 proved to be a monumental day as India asserted its solidarity with the world in fighting extreme poverty. read more on Page 44

Electric Daisy Carnival debuts in India

Originating in Las Vegas Nevada, the Electric Daisy Carnival over the years has asserted itself as a hub for EDM fans across the globe, as a result of its fantastic on-stage music programming, enchanting stage designs, read more on Page 46

Product Specialists Driven by Passion

A professionally qualified sound engineer from SAE in Chennai, Tuhin is also a sought after DJ who has immense experience of playing at various clubs. A sharp understanding of the technical aspects behind sound production and immense knowledge of equipment, gained him the position of a product specialist for Pioneer DJ India and his areas of expertise lies in club equipment, samplers and remix stations. read more on Page 48

“Indian DJs are tech savvy” - Reji, Director, PALM DJ Championship

Growing DJ Industry

DJ industry is expanding exponentially and the growth rate has been phenomenal. Talking about the industry expansion, Reji observes that as the industry continues to evolve, the demands for technology, equipments, expertise and specific services have also witnessed a

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Articles Jul-Aug 2016

I-Kandy gets K-Rigged

I-Kandy nightclub at Le Meridian hotel in Gurgaon was recently in need of an upgrade for its indoor sound system. Located at the Sector 26, Le Meridian Gurgaon, I-Kandy oozes sophistication. The luxurious pool club and European styled designed lounge boasts 2 bars across a sparkling 85 feet swimming pool...

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Sound Design for Night Clubs and RestoBars

The focus of Milind’s presentation was ‘Sound Design for Nightclubs and Restobars: A field view’, wherein he spoke about the technicalities of sound engineering to formulate a great night club or a restaurant bar. Milind who is an Electronics Engineer from the CCSRR-Mumbai University, has invested years into sound engineering, setting up different clubs and bars. He has to his credit venues such as Triology - Mumbai, F Bar Mumbai & Chennai, Privy @ Le Meridian Delhi, Club Nyex, Goa, The Good Wife – Mumbai and many more...

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AG Acoustics strikes the right chord with KV2 Audio’s ES Series

Conveniently located in the Outer Circle, near KG Marg, New Delhi is a new café in town - FLYP@MTV. Viacom18 Consumer Products - the consumer products arm of Viacom18 has extended Viacom’s flagship property “MTV”, to an on-ground experience by introducing this unique ‘MTV-style’ hangout in association with Funbars Hospitality Pvt. Ltd.

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Audiovisual Product News

YVC-1000MS Speakerphone for Large Meeting Spaces, Certified for Skype for Business, Now Available

Yamaha UC, is now shipping the Yamaha YVC-1000MS, a USB speakerphone and Yamaha’s first product certified for Skype for Business....

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Cloud 9 Gym upgrades Pro Audio System

Gymnasiums are all about getting fit and staying healthy, and ‘Cloud 9 Gym’ is considered to be one of the few great gyms in its locale in Mumbai,...

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Community Pro introduces IV6 Array

With the introduction of it’s new IV6 Modular Vertical Array 600 system, the Community Pro has expanded its I SERIES family. Designed for installed indoor or outdoor applications,.....

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Roland Professional A/V Introduces the XS-62S Six-Channel Video Switcher and Audio Mixer

Roland Professional A/V debuted the XS-62S, an integrated six-channel video switcher and audio mixer with PTZ camera control capabilities.....

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BOSE PROFESSIONAL INTRODUCES NEW REVOLUTIONARY PRODUCTS AT INFOCOMM INDIA 2017

Bose Professional introduced a series of products at Infocomm, India 2017, Mumbai. The lineup included- the EdgeMax in-ceiling premium loudspeakers, Control Space EX conferencing solution and Bose Amp Link digital audio transport, among all.....

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Studiomaster Professional XVP1810 1000W subwoofer

Studiomaster Professional’s new XVP1810 1000W subwoofer provides the ultimate in low-frequency reproduction for the budget conscious segment of both indoor as well as outdoor sound reinforcement.....

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Shure ANIUSB-MATRIX and ANI22, now shipping

Shure has announced that two of its newest audio network interfaces, the ANIUSB-MATRIX and the ANI22, are now available for shipping. Originally announced at the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE).....

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Electro-Voice Broadens EVID family

Electro Voice, recently added the EVID-S series, the latest member of the EVID (EV Innovative Design) family of commercial loudspeakers for installed applications.....

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HARMAN India elevateS connected enterprise with Audio, Video, Lighting and Control systems at InfoComm India 2017

This year, HARMAN Professional Solutions displayed the many ways in which AVLC technologies, can come together to create innovative solutions for a variety of markets.....

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GLX-D Advanced Digital Wireless Now Shipping

Shure announced that its suite of GLX-D Advanced Digital Wireless products is currently shipping. Originally launched at the 2017 Winter NAMM Show, the new suite of....

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Studiomaster Professional AiR Pro 18

The Studiomaster Professional AiR Pro 18 is a Professional 18-input audio mixing console with 16 mic/line inputs + 1 stereo output, 6 AUX channels (4 pre, 2 post),....

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NEXT PXH95 Mid-High Speaker with High Attributes

The new PXH95 is the Mid-High Speaker by Next-proaudio to its PX system. It offers high SPL, reliability, an aesthetic design and high sound fidelity throughout the venue. PXH95 is designed....

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Audio-Technica debuts ATDM-0604 Digital SmartMixer

Audio-Technica has introduced the ATDM-0604 Digital SmartMixer which is a six-channel automatic mixer ideal for meetings, and conferences, and....

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Q-SYS Platform Offers Integration with Atlona Solutions

QSC, and Atlona have announced a collaboration to co-develop plug-ins for the Q-SYS Platform. These plug-ins provide networked audio....

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Yamaha Announces New Dedicated UC Department and launches CS-700

Yamah anannounced its commitment to the unified communications (UC) market with the development of a dedicated UC department. Leveraging the expertise of Revolabs, a subsidiary....

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Galaxy Audio Introduces AS-1400

The new AS-1400 is the latest addition to Galaxy Audio’s highly acclaimed line of Wireless Personal Monitors, offering high end features and performance at an affordable price....

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Bose Professional Introduces New Products at InfoComm 2017

Bose Professionalintroduced a series of new products at InfoComm 2017, Orlando. The line-up included- the new MB210 compact subwoofer, Panaray MSA12X Modular Steerable Array Loudspeaker and EdgeMax in-ceiling premium loudspeakers....

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Studiomaster Professional launches A 400 Active Loudspeaker

Studiomaster Professional’s new A 400 is an affordable self-contained, portable PA system with the compact and light-weight unit sporting a bi-amplified design that...

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Studiomaster Professional introduces Flex 3 Gooseneck Mic

Studiomaster Professional has introduced the new Flex 3 Gooseneck Microphone that features fully adjustable gooseneck and sleek unobtrusive design. It is ideal for use in installed sound reinforcement applications, ...

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Adamson Expands Install-Focused IS-SERIES with IS10 & IS119

Adamson Systems Engineering launched the IS10 and IS119 installation-tailored loudspeakers at InfoComm 2017, the larger siblings to the highly-acclaimed IS7 and IS118 cabinets introduced earlier this year...

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RTS Introduces ROAMEO

ROAMEO from RTS is a professional, easy-to-use and future-proof wireless intercom solution based on the license-free DECT- Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications, standard with a protected frequency band...

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Bose Professional Introduces the ControlSpace EX Audio Conferencing System

The system includes the new ControlSpace EX-1280C conferencing signal processor and three new Dante-based ControlSpace under-table endpoints (EX-4ML, EX-8ML and EX-UH). Designed with input ...

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Shure expands partnership program with leading AV providers; launches new products at ISE

Shure Incorporated has announced a number of additions to its partnership program, which provide an expanded level of integration...

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Jinali Enterprise introduces JHS-21, JHS-20, JQMV and JHS/5

Jinali Enterprise is one of India’s leading import house and distributors of IT products and accessories, recently launched JHS 21, a HDMI splitter with very compact size with aluminum anodixed body fully rust proof; JHS-20, 1X8 4K HDMI Splitter...

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Shure expands Centraverse microphone line with two new gooseneck options

Shure expanded the Centraverse Installed Sound Microphones line by introducing two additional gooseneck condenser microphones, the CVG12D and CVG18D. Designed ...

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Studiomaster Professional adds the XR 20

Studiomaster Professional has added the XR 20, a high-performance Professional UHF Wireless Conference Microphone System to its ever...

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L-Acoustics Unveiles Syva Segment Source at ISE 2017

L-Acoustics has announced the launch of Syva, a new format, high power speaker system which features six medium-frequency and three...

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Studiomaster Professional adds XR 100 4 L

Further to the success of existing XR 100 series premium grade 4-channel UHF wireless microphone system, Studiomaster Professional is pleased to announce a new variant to the family, the XR 100 4 L which consists of 1...

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d&b audiotechnik Introduces new speakers for permanent installations

d&b audiotechnik recently introduced the 24S and 24S-D point source loudspeakers for permanent installation. It is the latest additions to the established xS-Series that will reset the performance level for installation of the specific point sources along with the xA-Series and it features redesigned front grills making it more unobtrusive than before...

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Biamp Systems Introduces New Power Audio Amplifier

Biamp Systems, a leading provider of innovative and networked media systems announced its new four-channel power amplifier, the AMP-A460H. Catering to small to medium sized conference and meeting spaces, the new amplifier allows integrators to customize the application in rooms ...

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Roland Introduces VR-4HD High-Definition AV

Roland announced the introduction of its VR-4HD High-Definition AV Mixer. It is an easy-to-use, compact and portable AV Mixer that integrates a digital audio mixer, video switcher, multi-viewer touch screen and USB video/audio streaming interface into a standalone device...

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Pascal introduces new U-PRO Series amplifier

Pascal A/S has announced the launch of its new U-PRO Series amplifier module. Its design is uniquely optimized for self-powered portable PA systems and ultra-compact, high SPL loudspeakers for fixed installation applications; offering both single and asymmetrically rated 2-way power channels...

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Yamaha Renews Compact Mixing Amplifier Lineup with MA2030A and PA2030A

The compact Yamaha MA2030 and PA2030 have been updated with extra power and functionality. In addition to 8Ω output, the new MA2030a and PA2030a include high-pass and low-pass filters that make it easier to incorporate...

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Symetrix Expands Dante DSP Line with Prism 0x0

Offering expansion via 64 channels of bidirectional Dante networking, the Prism 0x0 delivers cost-effective processing, mixing and routing for Dante-enabled endpoints while providing exceptional sound quality. Used as the DSP core of a Dante network or as a DSP co-processor, Prism 0x0 is ideally suited for...

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SENNHEISER EXPANDS SPEECHLINE DIGITAL WIRELESS RANGE

Sennheiser is expanding its SpeechLine Digital Wireless system with new products that would further enhance its flexibility and includes two fully wireless Tablestand units, a Qi-based wireless charging solution and a new network enabled charging unit...

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Lode Audio Introduces the LA1 single-zone music server

Lode Audio has introduced the LA1 – a single-zone music server that combines Hi-Fi quality performance with the control and reliability demanded by the custom installation industry or by a standalone music player. It is a revolutionary single-zone addition to the company’s suite...

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Yamaha launch TF-RACK in TF Series digital mixer line-up

Yamaha has announced the launch of TF-RACK, the newest model in the TF Series digital mixer lineup...

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CRMSC-SRHOR expands the CRMS family

The CRMSC-SRHOR surround is a 2-way passive-filtered full range loudspeaker, designed to meet all requirements of immersive cinema surround sound formats...

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Studiomaster’s latest XR 100 series

Studiomaster Professional has announced the availability of XR 100 series, a premium grade 4- channel UHF wireless microphone system. This system lets users...

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Studiomaster introduces A-500 active loudspeaker

Studiomaster Professional is pleased to announce the availability of A-500 – a compact 400W Active Loudspeaker. The speaker is a great combination of a powerful active speaker with the convenience of...

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