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Articles Januray-February 2019


Famous Digital Studios, one of Mumbai's finest post-production studios serving the needs of TV commercials, international broadcast channels, filmmakers and advertising agencies, through four state-of-the-art studios, recently joined the elite ranks of facilities in India boasting of a Dolby Atmos HE room..... read more

Vijay Prakash’s Home Studio gets a Fresh Look

Leading Pro Audio Consultancy and Distribution Company - Modi Digital, recently revamped Vijay Prakash Home Studio into a shining example of great space optimization. Here’s how they pulled it off...... read more


PALM expo 2018 opened to record numbers, showcased a plethora of products and hosted full house conference sessions. This preview brings a brief update on what’s in store for the 2019 edition in May....... read more


Acoustic Consultant: Munro Acoustics LLP for Tonic Studio, Open Road Studios, Glassonion Studio & Super Track Stduio Acoustic Consultant: Sound Wizard for Studio H & Annapurna Studios...... read more


The heydays saw many state-of-the-art studios with sophisticated studio gear and acoustics springing up across the country. Some great work has come out of studios like Empire Studios, Yash Raj Studios...... read more

11 QUESTIONS WITH Amnon Harman

PT got in touch with Amnon Harman, the man behind the rise and rise of d&b audiotechnik in the last half a decade. In this interview, Harman discusses d&b’s fundamental philosophy behind cutting-edge R&D, product design and growth strategy.... read more


Kenneth ‘Pooch’ Van Druten is the magician who makes Justin Bieber sound the way he does in a live concert. Popularly known as Pooch, he has been touring as FOH engineer with some of the biggest artists like Linkin Park, Whitney Houston, Jay-Z, Eminem, Beastie Boys, Guns N’ Roses, Smashing Pumpkins, and many more. PT caught up with the man, who is today considered as one of the top FOH Engineers in the world to understand more about his craft, the gear he uses to get the perfect mix and insider info on the India leg of the Purpose World Tour.... read more


Harman Vi series soar Indian skies

Over the years Soundcraft Vi Series, has gained popularity globally for its user-friendliness. HARMAN Professional Solutions, India recently announced that Soundcraft Vi series digital mixing consoles had successfully established 150+ impressions in India and the footprints continue to grow organically. As the digital mixing console continues to find constant success and wide acceptance in India, PT takes a look back..... read more

Mixing Indian Classical Music

A Front of House mix varies substantially depending on various factors including genre of music. Since, India is a land rich in the tradition of classical music, PT urged FOH engineer Ajay Vijendra who has been mixing FOH for Indian Classical acts since several years to give our readers a brief insight into classical music live mixing. In this article, Vijendra discusses the Workflow for mixing Indian Classical Concerts. read more

Articles November-December 2018

Organising Big Stage Extravaganzas

It’s that time of the year again when event orgaisers and rental companies are busy prepping up stages across India for three days of heart pumping and feet stomping music. While the market for live music in India has grown exponentially in this last decade, there is yet much to be achieved... read more

Filling a Massive Space at our Lady of Lourdes Church

Built in 1974, Our Lady of Lourdes Church with a motive to ensure the parishioners could hear + the message clearly pulled AVL Install India Pvt. Ltd. to get a complete audio system upgrade with AUDIOFOCUS Line Array... read more

Conceptualising and creating Visuals for Big Stages EDM Acts

The visuals on stage are obviously the most visible aspect of any live stage. In this article VJ KayCee, Founder of Pixadoo studios in Bangalore and the mastermind whose high-octane visuals have ignited EDMs like VH1 Supersonic, Cirkus Indigo and many more, took out time from his busy schedule to enlighten PT readers about the art of Conceptualising and Creating Visuals for Big Stage EDM Acts... read more


Jash Reen and Joshua Dmello of Wolves Visuals, are the guys who are delivering some of the most electrifying and eclectic Big DJ stages on the circuit. From Sunburn to EDC, Beyond Wonderland, Nucleya, Flux Pavillion, the duo works on an extraordinary schedule of high profile EDM festivals. In this interview with PT they talk about the origins of Wolves Visuals, their work and where they are headed to. ... read more


Live sound mixers to lighting consoles, PA speakers to microphones, each piece of equipment plays a vital role in the production of a big scale live concert performance. It is, therefore, absolutely essential to set up your show using the appropriate gear. PT selects and brings a collection of seven noteworthy pro audio and lighting gear launched for live stages in 2018... read more

AV Summit redefining horizon in India’s Audio Visual Industry

Among other highlight features, the expo’s main fringe programme includes a three day AV Integrated Systems Summit running synchronously with the Exhibition... read more

Articles September-October 2018

Modern Stage Service (Projects) brings WATER TO LIFE

MSS Projects has transformed Jaquar’s 1000 sqft Experience Centre in the capital’s NCR region into an immersive & interactive multi-sensorial adventure. PT documents the project....... read more

Gujarat Music Industry Advances with STUDIO FIFTY-THREE

A new post-production facility, Studio Fifty-Three in Surat is providing the city with a much-needed setup with state-of-the-art acoustics and technology to handle all aspects of audio postproduction........... read more


A leading lighting designer, Harold Fernandes has been offering creative and technical solutions for live stages for almost two decades and has comprehensive knowledge and experience on some of the most famous stages............ read more

Integrated Entertainment Solutions lights up the Warehouse

The Thane area of Mumbai has a new upscale lounge - The Warehouse Lounge, that has already become Thane’s happening night spot. Lighting up the dance floor is Mumbai’s premerier lighting company - IES. PT takes a look.......... read more

The Lighting Trail

Lighting, lasers and lighting console sales and distribution has grown robustly across the Indian market. Lighting engineer and founder of artist and event management agency, Mixtape - Naveen Deshpande, talks to PT about the current trends in lighting and growth and future of the Indian lighting industry......... read more

PR Lighting flexing its muscles globally

Starting operations from a 1,000, workshop in Downtown Guangzhou with a staff of 20-30, Pearl River Lighting (as it was known then) has come a long way........ read more

Articles July-August 2018


With the longest island bar in all of Asia, Lord of the Drinks, Lower Parel is the latest offering from First Fiddle Restaurants to finds a spot among Mumbai’s elite party zones. PALM technology explores the audio system integration for the venue...... read more

NMIMS Mumbai transcends sonic excellence with Bose Professional’s RoomMatch system

Established in 1981 by the Shri Vile Parle Kelavani Mandal with the help of a donation from the Narsee Monjee Educational Trust,...... read more

Harman Professional Solutions Elevates the experience of devotees at Sai Teerth with JBL and Crown Audio Solutions

Technosales Multimedia Technologies P.L installed JBL by Harman Cinema sound solution in two theatres – the Giant screen and the 5D screen at Sai Teerth – India’s first devotional Theme Park that opened to devotees on 30th March 2018 in Shirdi.,...... read more

QSC in 1131 Bar & Kitchen, Bangalore

Located in Indira Nagar, Bangalore, the 1131 Bar & Kitchen, which is now an ideal place in the vicinity for patrons to dine and unwind, is the brainchild of Mr. Mohan....... read more

Comprehensive Bose Professional System reinforces an unmatched aural experience at the Bhavnagar Municipal Corporation (BMC) auditorium

Bhavnagar Municipal Corporation (BMC) is a local government body in the state of Gujarat that is committed to provide basic infrastructure facilities to the people of the city........ read more

HARMAN Professional Solutions brings Exceptional Sound to the new FLEA BAZAAR CAFE in Mumbai

Munro Acoustics deploys a complete HARMAN Professional Solutions audio solution at this first-of-its-kind dining and entertainment concept........ read more

Articles May-June 2018

The ART of Touring

A.R. RAHMAN - the name says it all! 2017-2018 witnessed one of the most imposing live stage tours, when Rahman, set sail on a multi-city tour in India, reliving his musical renditions over the years...... read more on Page 26


Manish Mavani, the man of few words, talks about the SNL journey to becoming one of India’s biggest sound & light rental companies...... read more on Page 38


Meet Overtone Audio - a one-stop-shop offering end-to-end recording solutions for Film, TV and the Live events industries. It is not every day that you come across an audio products dealer who has extensive experience of using the products that they distribute....... read more on Page 56


Building stage business requires top level music song writers, big sound, big lighting and good musicians. A lot of musicians are required on stage performing live....... read more on Page 62

Audio & Acoustics for Video

PT invited industry leading Acoustics Designer Kapil Thirwani of Munro Acoustics, a leading acoustic consultancy, specialising in the design of high-end music, film and broadcast studio facilities to write a technical article for the magazine. In this feature article, Thirwani elucidates on Audio & Acoustics for Video...... read more on Page 68

High on OPIUM

PT met Cyrus Gorimar, the man behind milestone events like Dream Theatre and One Republic. Brahma to One Republic, Gorimar has come a long way. In this interview he talks about his love for music and his long-term vision of augmenting rock and heavy metal live concerts in India through O Live OPIUM’s new music IP...... read more on Page 78

The Bose Team full of Gung-Ho

PT interviewed Vibhor Khanna, Country Manager – SAARC at Bose Professional. Khanna is an experienced business leader with over 18 years of experience in sales and business development of Audio-Video products. Since 2012, he is instrumental in setting up new Dealer Channels for Bose Professional products...... read more on Page 90

Articles Mar-April 2018

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


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

Articles Jan-Feb 2018

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 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


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


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


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


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


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 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 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 more on Page 36


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 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 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


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 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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Line Arrays

Tour Stars

A whole lot of line arrays have appeared over the past decade, with almost all speaker manufacturers having their own version. PALM technology surveys the field and presents six line arrays gracing the touring circuits. This focus is purely for info purpose and intended as a guide.

Nexo GEO M6

In 2014 Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems released the Nexo GEO M6 compact loudspeaker series. Drawing on more than 30 years’ experience at the forefront of acoustic design, GEO M6 utilises a number of patented technologies to achieve exceptional levels of sonic performance. And For smaller shows, NEXO GEO M6 delivers uncompromised full-range sound from a compact system, with an elegant internal rigging system. Comprising two identically-sized cabinets – the GEO M620 main and GEO M6B bass extension – and complemented by a comprehensive range of mounting accessories, GEO M6 offers installation contractors and sound rental companies a dependable, TÜV-certified system.

Main Features include:

• The GEO M620 is a full-range unit for stand-alone, curved array or line array application.
• The GEO M6B is a low and mid-frequency partner module to the GEO M620, for applications which demand more powerful reinforcement, such as live music.
• Hyperbolic Reflective Wavesource: GEO M6 utilises NEXO’s patented Hyperbolic Reflective Wavesource (HRW) to control acoustic energy by creating a virtual wavesource ‘outside the box’, resulting in optimal wavesource coupling without destructive interference.
• Waveguide Flanges: System flexibility can be increased by adding flanges to the HF waveguide exit, changing the standard 80˚ acoustic coverage across the horizontal plane to 120˚.
• Directivity Phase Device: A Directivity Phase Device (DPD) on each cone driver extends the upper frequency limit for file source coupling between adjacent speakers. 6.5” drivers coherently couple as if there were twice as many 3.25” cones mounted at half the physical distance.
• Directivity Phase Device: A Directivity Phase Device (DPD) on each cone driver extends the upper frequency limit for file source coupling between adjacent speakers. 6.5” drivers coherently couple as if there were twice as many 3.25” cones mounted at half the physical distance.

• Port tube profiling: Internal faces of the port tube are profiled to ensure smooth air flow, reducing turbulence to increase low frequency efficiency and linearity at high power.

Tech Specifications:

Frequency Response: 80Hz – 19kHz ±3dB
Usable Range @-6dB: 75Hz – 20kHz
Sensitivity 1W @ 1m: 95dB SPL Nominal
Nominal Peak SPL @ 1m: 127dB
HF Dispersion: 80˚or 120˚Horizontal (CCD)
Crossover Frequencies: LF-HF: 2kHz Passive
Nominal Impedance:
Recommended Amplifiers: 450W per box (3 boxes max in parallel on one channel amplifier)
Height x Width x Depth: 191mm x 373mm x 260mm
Weight: Net 9.7kg

D&B Audiotechnik V12

Comprising both line array systems and point source solutions, the V-Series is the answer for medium to large scale sound reinforcement application. The 3-way passive loudspeakers the same dipolar driver arrangement, while the subwoofers all exhibit d&b cardioid technology. In short, the V-Series is a verifiable recipe for success. The 3-way passive V8 and V12 line array loudspeakers provide 80° and 120° horizontal dispersion respectively, maintained down to 250 Hz.

Main Features include:

• 3-way passive design housing 2 x 10” LF drivers
• One hornloaded 8” MF driver and two 1.4” exit HF compression drivers with 2.5” voice coils mounted to a dedicated waveshaping device.
• The symmetrical dipolar arrangement of the neodymium LF drivers around the centrally mounted coaxial MF and HF components allows a smooth overlap of the adjacent frequency bands in the crossover design.
• 120° horizontal constant directivity dispersion control nominally being maintained down to 250 Hz.
• Mechanical and acoustical design enables flown vertical arrays of up to twenty four loudspeakers. It can be used in columns of purely V12 loudspeakers or combined with V8s and / or with V-SUBs.
• The cabinet is constructed from marine plywood and has an impact and weather protected PCP (Polyurea Cabinet Protection) finish.

Tech Specifications:

Frequency response (–5 dB standard): 67 Hz - 18 kHz
Frequency response (–5 dB CUT mode): 100 Hz - 18 kHz
Max. sound pressure (1m, free field)
with D20/30D: 139 dB
with D80: 142 dB
Cabinets per amplifier channel: 2
Configuration: High performance 3-way passive line array loudspeaker
Nominal impedance: 8 Ω
Power handling capacity (RMS/peak 10 ms): 500/2000 W
Nominal dispersion angle (horizontal): 120° 13
Splay angle settings: 0° - 14° (1° increment)
Components: 2 x 10” driver / 1 x 8” driver; 2 x 1.4” exit compression driver; passive crossover network
Connections: 2 x NLT4 F/M; optional 2 x NL4 or 2 x EP5
Dimensions (H x W x D): 310 x 700 x 460 mm or (12.2 x 27.5 x 18”)
Weight: 34 kg (75 lb)


Of all the achievements JBL has made over the years, the VTX Series stands as a milestone in the practical application of creative engineering. The next generation in line arrays, VTX heralds a new era in performance, system integration and user friendliness.

JBL VTX A12 is a complete tour sound solution for mid- to large-size touring applications and high-end fixed installations. VTX A12 was designed from scratch to address the unique challenges of rental companies, FOH engineers and tour sound production crews. Next-generation JBL transducer technology and a high-frequency waveguide design deliver unmatched performance, sensitivity and coverage. A patented JBL rigging mechanism and redesigned suspension system streamline deployment and setup. And refinements to the physical design maximize reliability and versatility, while minimizing size and dramatically reducing weight. VTX A12 isn’t just a superior line array—it’s a completely new way to approach tour sound.

Main Features include:

• New and improved JBL transducers for the best output per weight.
• Innovative HF section integrates the phasing plug and waveguide for high sensitivity and linearity even at high output levels.
• Redesigned Radiation Boundary Integrator® (RBI) for reduced horn edge diffraction, improved LF sensitivity, lower distortion, and 90-degree coverage down to 250 Hz.
• Next Generation LF section, including industry-defining Differential Drive woofers, with a dual magnet, dual voice-coil design for extended linear excursion.
• Best-in-class rigging for streamlined, rapid deployment.
• Full-face grill for superior weatherization and refined aesthetics.
• New transport cart and frame for simplified transport and setup.
• Optimizations throughout the design for space efficiency and reduced weight while simultaneously improving performance.
• Full integration with JBL system control and prediction software.
• Lightweight design.

Tech Specifications:

Frequency Response: 46 Hz - 19 kHz (Preset: VTX A12)
Coverage Pattern: Horizontal: 90 degrees nominal (250Hz - 18kHz)
Vertical: Varies with array size and configuration
Max SPL: 146 dB (Preset: VTX A12)
System Processing: Crown Audio I-Tech HD Series, Crown Audio I-Tech 4x3500HD
IP Rating: IP55 EN (60529)
UV Rating: 6 (ISO105-B01)
Dimensions (H x W x D): 330.2mm x 1.118mm x 495.3mm or (13.0in x 44.0in x 19.5in)
Weight: 60.8 kg (134.0 lbs)


L-Acoustics’ K2 with Panflex Technology includes the K2 full-range element with Panflex horizontal steering, operating from 35 Hz to 20 kHz; the K1-SB LF element down to 30 Hz or LF throw down to 35 Hz; SB28 LF element, extending down to 25 Hz; and the LA4X LA8 amplified controllers. K2 employs Panflex combines mechanically adjustable fins with DSP algorithms effective from 300 Hz. Four settings are possible: two symmetric (70° or 110°) and two asymmetric (90° as 35°/55° or 55°/35°). The K2 system can match the complex shape of any audience geometry with ideal sonic performance and minimum noise pollution.

The K2 loudspeaker enclosure is based on a 3-way active design. It comprises 4 input sections: 2 LF and 1 MF at a nominal impedance of 8 ohms, and 1 HF at a nominal impedance of 16 ohms. It features two 12” speakers and four 6.5”, all direct-radiating neodymium speakers mounted in a bass-reflex enclosure, and two 3” neodymium diaphragm compression drivers coupled to individual DOSC waveguides and adjustable directivity fins. The transducers are implemented in a K-shape configuration. The K2 enclosure operates over the nominal frequency range of 35 Hz to 20 kHz. Its LF resources can be reinforced with the dedicated K1-SB extension and its bandwidth can be extended down to 25 Hz with the SB28 subwoofer. The K2 rigging system allows vertical assembly of enclosures with various inter-element angles (up to 10°), constituting a line array with variable curvature. The combination of the coplanar symmetry and the DOSC waveguide in the HF region ensure a perfect acoustic coupling between the elements of an array. The WST (Wavefront Sculpture Technology) criteria are fulfilled, so that such an array can be qualified as a true line source. The K2 is driven and quad-amplified by the LA8 or LA4X controller.

Main features include:

• K1 system design rescaled into a 12” compact and flexible format.
• V-DOSC SPL and bandwidth, with 10° inter-element flexibility.
• 100% acoustic and rigging compatibility with K1 and K1-SB.
• 70°/110° symmetric and 90° (L/R) asymmetric horizontal directivity.
• LA-RAK (LA8) advanced system drive and protection.
• Low-weight for rigging limitations and cost-effective logistics.

Tech Specifications:

Usable bandwidth: (-10dB) 35 Hz - 20 kHz
Maximum SPL: 147 dB ([K2_70] preset)
Coverage angle (-6 dB) Horizontal: 110°/70° symmetric ; 90° asymmetric (35°/55° or 55°/35°);
Vertical: depends on the number of elements and array curvature.
Transducers: LF - 2 x 12’’, weather-resistant, bass-reflex; MF - 4 x 6.5’’, weather-resistant, bass reflex; HF - 2 x 3’’, diaphragm compression driver, DOSC waveguide.
Nominal impedance: LF - 2 x 8 ohms; MF - 8 ohms; HF - 16 ohms.
RMS power handling: LF - 2 x 450 W; MF -320 W; HF - 160 W.
Connectors IN: 1 x 8-point PA-COM® ; LINK: 1 x 8-point PA-COM.
Rigging components: Captive 4-point rigging system; Inter-enclosure angles: 0.25, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7.5 or 10°.
Dimensions: W/w x H x D 1338 x 354/286 x 400 mm (52.7 x 14/11.3 x 15.8 in)
Weight (net): 56 kg 123.2 lb.

Martin Audio MLA

Martin Audio’s revolutionary award-winning Multi-cellular Loudspeaker Array [MLA] technology has reinvented the way loudspeaker arrays are configured and controlled. With it has come an unsurpassed control of sound with pristine fidelity and huge output capability — bringing the FOH engineer and the audience together in a more powerful, involving experience.

Main features include:

• Smart Active Monitor (SAM) Systems
Directivity Control Waveguide (DCW) Technology
• Minimum Diffraction Enclosure (MDE) Technology
• Reflex Port Design
• Optimized Amplifiers
• Active Crossovers
• Protection Circuitry
• Intelligent Signal Sensing (ISS) Technology
• Iso-Pod Stand
• Versatile Mountings

Tech Specifications:

Type: Three-way cellular drive, active array element
Frequency Response (1): 52Hz-18kHz ± 3dB
Maximum SPL @ 1m:
LF: 133dB continuous, 139dB peak (3)
MF: 134dB continuous, 140dB peak (4)
HF: 139dB continuous, 145dB peak (4)
LF: 2 x12” (300mm)/3” (75mm) voice coil, ultra-long excursion, neodymium magnet drivers, Hybrid® bass horn loaded
MF: 2 x 6.5” (165mm)/2” (50mm) coil, neodymium magnet drivers, horn loaded
HF: 3 x 1” (25mm) exit neodymium magnet compression drivers, horn loaded
Dispersion: (-6dB) 90º horizontal (-10dB) 120º horizontal 7.5° vertical
Crossover Frequencies: 320Hz: 8th-order Linkwitz-Riley 4kHz: Vanishing Point™ FIR filters
Power Supply:
Type: Switch mode, fixed frequency with PFC
AC Input Operating Range: 100 – 240V ~ AC, 50 - 60Hz
AC Overvoltage Tolerance: 400V AC
Power Factor: > 0.95
Nominal Power Consumption: 900W
Mains Connector: 16A IEC309 (Ceeform) – IP44 rated
IP Rating: IP 24
Dimensions (inc. wheel-board): (W) 1136mm x (H) 372mm (376mm) x (D) 675mm (825mm)
(W) 44.7in x (H) 14.6in (14.8in) x (D) 26.5in (32.4in)
Weight: (ex. wheel-board): 87.5kg (193lbs)


The HDL 50-A Three-Way Line Array Module is a true active high power speaker system ready to use touring system for large events, indoors and outdoors. Equipped with 2x12” woofers, 4x symmetrical 6.5” midranges and two 2” drivers, it offers excellent playback quality and high sound pressure levels with a built in 2200W RMS powerful digital amplifier that delivers superior SPL, while reducing energy requirement.

Using advanced neodymium magnets and a groundbreaking new housing constructed from lightweight plywood and polypropylene, it has a remarkably low weight for easy handling and flying.

Main Features include:

• 4400 Watt, 3 way amplification
• 140 dB max SPL
• 8 x high power neodymium transducers
• 48 kHz, 32 bit DSP processing
• RDNet on board
• Remote monitoring and control
• Symmetrical design
• Extremely low weight

Tech Specifications:

Input signal: bal/unbal
Input connectors: XRL male, RDNET
Output connectors: XLR female, RDNET
Input sensitivity: +4 dBu
Frequency Response -3 dB: 40 Hz ÷ 20000 Hz
Max SPL: 140 dB
Horizontal coverage angle: 90°
Vertical coverage angle: 10°
Compression Driver: 2x1.4” neo, 3.0” v.c.
Midrange: 4x6” neo, 2.0” v.c.
Woofer: 2x12” neo, 3.0” v.c.
Crossover frequencies: 200-800 Hz
Protections: thermal, rms
Limiter: soft limiter
Controls: Cluster size, HF correction, RDNET
Height: 366/14.42 mm/inch
Width: 1171/46.1 mm/inch
Depth: 502/19.78 mm/inch
Net Weight:56/123.45 kg/lbs


The HX 7, is an update to TOA’s classic HX-5, with companion 18-inch sub. The HX-7 expands the HX Series with a larger, more powerful configuration. Designed to meet the needs of medium-sized venues, such as churches, auditoriums (and other performance spaces), as well as gymnasiums and sports arenas, it adds true line array performance to its already impressive range of configurations. Its improved hi-frequency driver compliment improves output, power handling, and provides enhanced intelligibility within the vocal range. Multiple HX-7’s may be stacked together vertically for increased power handling and distance coverage. Like its smaller sibling, the HX-5, the HX-7 offers flexibility not available with other “single-box” speaker products.

Models available: HX-7B, HX-7B-WP (weather proof), HX-7W, HX-7W-WP (weather proof).

Main Features include:

• 4 cell configuration each incorporating:
• --(2) 5” Low-frequency drivers
• --(1) Center-mounted, waveguide-loaded, 1”-exit compression driver
• Flexible vertical angle adjustment between 0° and 45° (60° with second HX-7 and optional adapter).
• Power handling: 750W Continuous Program @ 8 Ohms.
• 100dB sensitivity (1W @ 1m).
• Optional hardware for stand, wall, ceiling & flown installations.
• Black or White & weather-proof (WP) versions available

Tech Specifications:

Enclosure: Sealed type
Power Handling Capacity:Continuous pink noise: 250 W (IEC60268-5: 350 W); Continuous program: 750 W
Rated Impedance:8
Sensitivity: 100 dB (1 W, 1 m)
Frequency Response: 105 Hz - 20 kHz
Crossover Frequency: 1.7 kHz
Directivity Angle: Horizontal: 100°; Vertical: Depending on directivity angle mode
Speaker Component: Low frequency: 13 cm (5.5”) cone-type x 8;High frequency: Wave front control horn with compression driver x 4
Input Terminal: M4 screw terminal, distance between barriers:9 mm (0.35”)
Dimensions: 497 (W) x 664 (H) x 274 (D) mm (19.57” x 26.14” x 10.79”)
Weight: 30 kg (66.14 Ib)

Outline GTO C-12

The Outline GTO C-12 is a compact line-source enclosure that can be efficiently transported and deployed, but still produce the power, intelligibility and control necessary to handle a wide range of events and locations.

It is a descendent of the GTO, a system which, was launched in 2011. GTO C-12 develops the high transducer density concept pioneered by GTO by packing eight drive units into a remarkably compact cabinet, containing two 12” low frequency drivers, four 6.5” midrange units and two 3”-throat compression drivers, mounted on the same award-winning DPRWG waveguide found in its big brother.

GTO C-12 retains a key element from GTO in the V-shaped front baffle called the ‘V-Power Concept’. This ground-breaking idea facilitates superior acoustical coupling between high-frequency modules, thus producing a smooth yet extended HF response. It also creates the ideal ‘unbroken baffle’ shape through an array which minimises diffraction and deterioration, especially in the far field.

The C-12 cabinet is 21.6% smaller in the vertical plane than the GTO, while overall cabinet weight has been reduced by a remarkable 30%.

The footprint of the new cabinet is exactly the same as all the other modules in the GTO range, allowing full mechanical compatibility with GTO, GTO-SUB, GTO-LOW and GTO-DF in terms of rigging, flying hardware and wheelboards. GTO C-12 is also fully compatible with the Outline DBS and LAB21 subwoofers, and we can supply suitable DSP controller presets for any combination of GTO C-12 and Outline subwoofers.

GTO C-12 shares a common voicing with our other concert-series products, allowing them to be freely integrated to create system designs to handle any application..

Main Features include:

• Compact high-power full range line-source element to form part of the GTO turnkey solution.
• Light weight; 12 elements with 1 GTO DF from a single 1 ton chain motor.
• High efficiency full range element incorporating 2 x 12” LF drive-units, 4 x 6.5” MF drive-units and 2 x 3” diaphragm HF drivers on a D.P.R.W.G. waveguide, coupled to an Outline ‘V-Power’ baffle.
• Very high power handling (3200 LF + 2400 MF + 1000 HF watts AES peak) and sound pressure (147.5 dB SPL peak @ 1 metre – full space).
• Equipped with the high-precision, lightweight, integrated GTO rigging system to allow accurate aiming and coverage.
• Design file available within the ‘Open Array’ 3D acoustic simulation software.
• Ideal for theatre, arena, festival and stadium productions
Tech Specifications:
Frequency Response(-10 dB): 45 Hz – 18 kHz Average Dispersion: Horizontal: 90° Vertical: Depending on array configuration Impedance: Low: 2 x 8 Ω (min 2 x 6 Ω) Mid: 8 Ω (min 6.6 Ω) High: 16 Ω (min 16.6 Ω) Power – Waes: Low: 2 x 400 (2 x 1600 peak) Mid: 600 (2400 peak) High: 250 (1000 peak) Max Short-Term SPL @ 1 m, free-field*: 147.5 dB SPL Loudspeakers And Loading: Low: 2 x 12″ NdFeB Hybrid band-pass loaded woofers Mid: 4 x 6.5″ NdFeB partially horn loaded mid woofers High: 2 x 3″ diaphragm NdFeB compression driver loaded by 2 D.P.R.W.G. Weight – Single Unit: 72.5 kg (160 lb) Dimensions (Net): Height: 363 mm (14 9/32″); Width: 1126 mm (44 11/32″); Depth: 655 mm (25 25/32″) * calculated using +10 dB crest-factor signal

Bose ShowMatch SM10

Bose Professional ShowMatch DeltaQ SM10 full-range array modules provide 10° nominal vertical coverage with included field-changeable waveguides offering choice of 70° or 100° horizontal coverage. Replace single waveguide panel to form horizontal asymmetrical patterns. The 2-way module requires external power amplifiers (2- channels) and DSP to provide full-range response from 59 – 18,000 Hz with peak array output up to 145 dB.

Main Features include:

• DeltaQ technology – defines the next-generation in loudspeaker array design with selectable coverage patterns that more precisely direct sound to audience areas for improved sound quality and vocal clarity with fewer boxes versus line arrays.
• Replaceable waveguides – ships with 100° waveguides installed with 70° panels included to allow coverage change. Largest-in-class size provides better coverage and vocal clarity. Change single panel for asymmetrical patterns.
• Compact, portable enclosure – Versatile design allows both fixed install and portable applications, from small clubs and houses of worship to the largest performing arts centers and AV productions.
• Tour-sound output level – 4x Bose EMB2S compression drivers, improved with more HF output, and 2x 8-inch neodymium high-power woofers allow peak array output up to 145 dB SPL.
• 3-point “quick pin” rigging – Fast, easy setup with up to 24 full-range modules and 10:1 design factor.
• Removable side guards – provide rigging guard and hand holds for portable applications. Easily removed for permanent installs to reduce width and improve sight lines..
Tech Specifications:
Frequency Response: (+ / -3 dB) (1) 69 – 16,000 Hz
Frequency Range: (-10 dB) 59 – 18,000 Hz
Recommended High-Pass Protection Filter: 70 Hz with minimum 12-dB / octave filter
Nominal Coverage Pattern: 100° H x 10° V (includes waveguides for 70° H x 10° V)
Recommended Crossover: 750 Hz (acoustic; requires active, 2-way crossover in DSP)
Power Handling, long-term continuous:
Bose extended-lifecycle test: 450 W (Low Frequency) 100 W (High Frequency)
AES transducer test: 600 W (LF) 125 W (HF)
Power Handling, peak:
Bose extended-lifecycle test: 1800 W (LF) 400 W (HF)
AES transducer test: 2400 W (LF) 500 W (HF)
Sensitivity (SPL/ 1W @ 1 m) (2):
Bose extended-lifecycle test: 94 dB (LF) 106 dB (HF)
AES transducer test: 94 dB (LF) 106 dB (HF)
Calculated Maximum SPL @ 1 m (3):
Bose extended-lifecycle test: 121 dB (LF) 126 dB (HF)
AES transducer test: 122 dB (LF) 127 dB (HF)
Calculated Maximum SPL @ 1 m, peak :
Bose extended-lifecycle test: 127 dB (LF) 132 dB (HF)
AES transducer test: 128 dB (LF) 133 dB(HF)
Low Frequency: 2 x Bose SM8 neodymium 8-inch woofers (3-inch voice coil)
High Frequency: 4 x Bose EMB2S extended-HF neodymium compression driver (2-inch voice coil) Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms + 6 ohms (LF/HF)
Connectors: 2 x Neutrik® NL4 wired parallel Suspension /
Mounting: integrated 3-point quick-pin rigging
Dimensions: (H x W x D) 11.1” x31.2” x18.3” (282 x 793 x 465 mm) / W: 29.8” (757 mm) side guards removed
Net Weight: 65.5 lbs (29.7 kg)

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