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The Music Industry Gathers to Remember Phil Ramone

— Visionary, producer, engineer, composer and audio technologist was remembered by his peers, his family, and artists in whom he helped bring out the best —

NEW YORK, NY, May 13, 2013 – With those in attendance underscoring the breadth and depth of a remarkable career in music, family and friends of multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning music producer Phil Ramone came together on May 11, 2013, to celebrate and honor his singularly amazing life. Ramone, who passed away on March 30, 2013, was most noted as an inspired record producer, crafting recordings that have sold into the hundreds of millions of copies for artists including Billy Joel, Barbra Streisand, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Natalie Cole, Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, James Taylor and many others. But Ramone, a classical violin prodigy who studied at the Juilliard School, was as deeply interested and gifted in the technology of music production, and it’s telling that in addition to his 14 GRAMMY Awards (out of 33 nominations) Ramone was the recipient of a Technical GRAMMY, for his many contributions to the science and art of recording. Such contributions include the establishment of A&R Recording, the Manhattan studio Ramone co-founded in 1958 that set the bar for the industry nationally; his production of Billy Joel’s 1982 52nd Street LP, the first CD album ever commercially released; the Frank Sinatra Duets series of recordings, with which Ramone pioneered recording techniques in which vocalists – in some cases thousands of miles apart – were paired in the studio via fiber-optic technology; and countless more. An early advocate of digital music technology, Ramone also founded one of the first record labels focused on digital music, N2K Encoded Music.

The event, titled Phil Ramone, Music Memorial Celebration, was held at the Centennial Memorial Temple, a landmark Art Deco auditorium inside the Salvation Army’s Greater New York Division Headquarters. The choice of venue held a particularly special meaning, since in November 2011 Ramone founded The Salvation Army Phil Ramone Orchestra for Children — the result of Phil’s lifelong dream to touch the lives of less fortunate children in challenged communities by giving them access to music education. The program currently serves children ages 7 to 12, and teaches these students how to play instruments through group and full orchestra lessons.

The event read like a Who’s-Who in the music industry. It drew a stream of luminaries who recalled Ramone’s gifts as a person and music professional, including Tony Bennett, engineer Ed Cherney (Bonnie Raitt, the Rolling Stones), Josh Groban, Dave Grusin, Billy Joel, Quincy Jones, Shelby Lynne, Matthew Morrison, Paul Simon, Kevin Spacey, Noel Paul Stookey, Nikki Yanofsky and Peter Yarrow. In attendance were family members Karen, BJ, Matt and Simon Ramone, who shared the stage and the love everyone felt for Ramone.

An all-star backup band accompanied many of the artists who performed and included such renowned musicians as Rob Mounsey (musical director/piano), Steve Gadd (drums), Bashiri Johnson (percussion), Ben Butler (guitar), Henry Hey (keyboards), Zev Katz (bass), Vaneese Thomas (background vocals) and Jill Dell’Abate (background vocals and music coordinator).

After a performance of “When the Saints Come Marching In” by The Salvation Army Phil Ramone Orchestra for Children, some of the attending artists performed songs paying tribute to Ramone. Billy Joel performed “Where’s the Orchestra”; Tony Bennett sang “Fly Me To The Moon”; keyboardist/composer Dave Grusin performed “Sun Song”; Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey (Peter, Paul and Mary) performed “Day Is Done”; Shelby Lynne performed “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me”; actor Kevin Spacey evoked memories of Ramone’s work with Sinatra and performed a medley of “By Myself,” ”When Your Lover Has Gone” and “The Curtain Falls”; Nikki Yanofsky performed “You’ll Have to Swing It (Mr. Paganini)”; and Matthew Morrison performed a medley that included “Come Rain Or Come Shine” and ”Basin Street Blues.” Finally, renditions of “Slip Slidin’ Away” and “Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover” by Paul Simon, and “Smile” by Josh Groban, brought the event to a gentle and wistful conclusion.

“Phil Ramone was a lovely person and a very gifted musician and producer,” said Tony Bennett. “It was a joy to have him work with me in the recording studio on so many projects, as he had a wonderful sense of humor and a deep love of music.”

Billy Joel added, “I always thought of Phil Ramone as the most talented guy in my band. He was the band member no one ever saw onstage. So much of my music was shaped by him and brought to fruition by him. I have lost a dear friend – and my greatest mentor.”

The 3-hour event was produced by longtime friend and former manager Nancy Munoz (Anami Music, Inc.), who also worked with Phil producing The Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards.

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Photo Caption: Pictured L-R, seated: Paul Simon, Quincy Jones, Karen Ramone, BJ Ramone, Simon Ramone; L-R, standing: Steve Gadd, Josh Groban, Dave Grusin, Ed Cherney, Nikki Yanofsky, Kevin Spacey, Noel Paul Stookey, Shelby Lynne, Peter Yarrow, Matthew Morrison. Photo by Johnny Richie Photography. (This photo is the property of Johnny Richie Photography and may be used by the press only for the purpose of one-time reproduction. Unauthorized use, alteration or reproduction of this photograph is strictly prohibited.)

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GUITAR CENTER OPENS NEW STORE IN MESQUITE, TX

— 246th Guitar Center location features on-site lessons and repair services, along with GC’s vast inventory selection —

Westlake Village, CA (May 7, 2013) – On the evening of Thursday, May 2, 2013, Guitar Center held the grand opening of its new location in Mesquite, Texas, located at 2021 N. Town East Blvd. Suite 400, Mesquite, TX 75150. The Mesquite store (Guitar Center’s 246th retail location) is part of a new wave of Guitar Center retail stores that feature lesson spaces, which allows the brand to offer additional music lessons, special programs and expanded opportunities for local musicians.

Mesquite Store Manager Justin Alverson stated, “I’m so proud and excited to continue on this path of helping people make music with Guitar Center in Mesquite. As musicians ourselves, myself and the Mesquite staff are truly looking forward to expanding and inspiring the local music community here.” A lifelong musician and Texan, Alverson has been with Guitar Center since 2005 and currently plays in the local band Circus Bear Trickery. Alverson is also Guitar Center expert-certified in Pro Audio recording, Keyboards, Accessories, Drums and Guitars.

Guitar Center Mesquite Assistant Manager Kallie Key added, “It has been an incredible experience opening the new Mesquite store. At Guitar Center my passion for music is shared amongst our staff and our customers, and it’s a great feeling to be able to help seasoned artists, as well as providing extensive product knowledge and guidance for those just starting out.”

Guitar Center Mesquite: What Musicians Will Find In-Store

Guitar Center Studios – Deeply vested in expanding and enhancing the Mesquite music scene, Guitar Center Mesquite also brings Guitar Center Studios to the new location. The fully-equipped, in-house lesson space is giving Mesquite residents of all ages and skill levels access to affordable music lessons. Sourcing locally trained store employees as certified instructors, courses will be offered on guitar, bass, keys and drums, as well as vocals and recording techniques using Pro Tools and Logic Pro and GarageBand.
Vast Product Selection and Low Prices – Guitar Center Mesquite brings an unprecedented selection of products to Mesquite, all backed by Guitar Center’s guarantee and available at attractive prices. The store features the latest in guitars, amplifiers, percussion instruments and keyboards, as well as live sound, DJ, lighting and recording equipment.
Guitar Center Garage – Guitar Center Mesquite includes GC Garage, the store’s on-site guitar repair service, offering a host of services, including electronics repair, hardware customization, fretwork, structural repairs, cosmetic enhancements, setup and maintenances.

Guitar Center Mesquite: Additional In-Store Programs and Opportunities Include:

Guitar Center’s “Endless Aisle” – Mesquite customers can now shop from Guitar Center’s new multi-channel “endless aisle,” which extends the in-store inventory to over $400 million in new and used products from across the nation. Shoppers will be able to purchase in-store, online and via phone, with the option to have products shipped to their home or to the store for convenient pick up.
At: Guitar Center Programs – Throughout the calendar year, Guitar Center Mesquite will host an array of free events, such as artist workshops, lessons, product launches and performances, as a part of the company’s ongoing commitment to educating and assisting unsigned artists. These programs aim to provide musicians with the opportunities and exposure essential to achieving their music goals.
Recording Made Easy – Available at all Guitar Center locations, the Recording Made Easy program is a four-week, user-friendly series of weekly classes occurring Saturdays from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

In addition to special programs at the new Mesquite store, Guitar Center offers year-round programs designed to spearhead creativity and highlight promising undiscovered talent. Mesquite residents will now be able to participate in these ongoing events from their hometown. Programs have included Your Next Record, Guitar Center On-Stage, Guitar Center Singer-Songwriter, Guitar Center’s Battle of the Blues and Guitar Center’s Drum-Off.

Guitar Center Mesquite Store and Studio Hours
Mon-Thurs: 11 AM-8 PM
Fri-Sat: 10 AM-8 PM
Sun: 12 PM-6 PM

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GUITAR CENTER OPENS NEW STORE IN MACON, GA

— 245th Guitar Center location features on-site lessons and repair services, along with GC’s vast inventory selection —

Westlake Village, CA (April 30, 2013) – On the evening of Thursday, April 25, 2013, Guitar Center held the grand opening of its new location in Macon, Georgia, located at 4551 Billy Williamson Dr. Suite 160, Macon, GA 31206. The Macon store (Guitar Center’s 245th retail location) is part of a new wave of Guitar Center retail stores that feature lesson spaces, which allows the brand to offer additional music lessons, special programs and expanded opportunities for local musicians.

GC Macon Store Manager Jason Kunberger, who has been with Guitar Center since 2004 in Atlanta, stated, “We are so excited to be bringing a Guitar Center to Middle Georgia, and I’m so humbled to get to be a part of it. I love being involved in helping people grow in their musicianship, from helping customers find their first instrument, then watching them learn to play at GC Studios lessons, to seeing them come back to expand their collection throughout the years – it’s exciting to feel so connected to new music being made everyday.”

GC Macon Assistant Manager Sarah Fordham added, “For me working for Guitar Center is a dream job and starting at the first store outside the central Atlanta area in Georgia allows me to be a part of making it even easier for Guitar Center to help Macon residents, such as myself, get the instruments and tools they need to help them make music. We pride ourselves on giving our customers the best possible experience when coming to our stores and the whole Macon staff is excited to share those experiences with our friends, neighbors and local musicians in Macon, while assisting them with all their musical needs.”

Guitar Center Macon: What Musicians Will Find In-Store

Guitar Center Studios – Deeply vested in expanding and enhancing the Macon music scene, Guitar Center Macon also brings Guitar Center Studios to the new location. The fully-equipped, in-house lesson space is giving Macon residents of all ages and skill levels access to affordable music lessons. Sourcing locally trained store employees as certified instructors, courses will be offered on guitar, bass, keys and drums, as well as vocals and recording techniques using Pro Tools and Logic Pro and GarageBand.
Vast Product Selection and Low Prices – Guitar Center Macon brings an unprecedented selection of products to Macon, all backed by Guitar Center’s guarantee and available at attractive prices. The store features the latest in guitars, amplifiers, percussion instruments and keyboards, as well as live sound, DJ, lighting and recording equipment.
Guitar Center Garage – Guitar Center Macon includes GC Garage, the store’s on-site guitar repair service, offering a host of services, including electronics repair, hardware customization, fretwork, structural repairs, cosmetic enhancements, setup and maintenances.

Guitar Center Macon: Additional In-Store Programs and Opportunities Include:

Guitar Center’s “Endless Aisle” – Macon customers can now shop from Guitar Center’s new multi-channel “endless aisle,” which extends the in-store inventory to over $400 million in new and used products from across the nation. Shoppers will be able to purchase in-store, online and via phone, with the option to have products shipped to their home or to the store for convenient pick up.
At: Guitar Center Programs – Throughout the calendar year, Guitar Center Macon will host an array of free events, such as artist workshops, lessons, product launches and performances, as a part of the company’s ongoing commitment to educating and assisting unsigned artists. These programs aim to provide musicians with the opportunities and exposure essential to achieving their music goals.
Recording Made Easy – Available at all Guitar Center locations, the Recording Made Easy program is a four-week, user-friendly series of weekly classes occurring Saturdays from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

In addition to special programs at the new Macon store, Guitar Center offers year-round programs designed to spearhead creativity and highlight promising undiscovered talent. Macon residents will now be able to participate in these ongoing events from their hometown. Programs have included Your Next Record, Guitar Center On-Stage, Guitar Center Singer-Songwriter, Guitar Center’s Battle of the Blues and Guitar Center’s Drum-Off.

Guitar Center Macon Store and Studio Hours
Mon-Sat: 10 AM-7 PM
Sun: 12 PM-5 PM

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Waves Audio Announces Tech Support Live Service

— Company expands support for live and studio markets —

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, April 24, 2013 — As part of the company’s ongoing efforts to serve its ever-growing user base, Waves Audio is proud to announce new extended tech support hours. The extended tech support service will help end users resolve issues in both the live and studio market sectors.

As the number of front-of-house and monitor engineers using Waves has expanded dramatically worldwide over the past several years, there has emerged a growing need for ultra-responsive technical expertise which can provide immediate assistance to users who need to solve live sound issues in real time. Waves Live users, working with everyone from up-and-coming local acts to megastars such as Rihanna, Bruce Springsteen, Coldplay and Beyoncé, simply cannot afford equipment downtime. In live sound, there are no second takes; performances have to take place without a hitch, night after night. And in the studio sector, Waves will continue to provide its high level of customer support, with increased hours and additional personnel.

With these concerns in mind, Waves Tech Support is now available all week long, at the following hours:

Sunday through Thursday: 4:00 a.m. – 12:00 midnight (EST)
Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 midnight (EST)
Saturday: 4:00 a.m. – 12:00 midnight (EST)

Customers may contact Waves Tech Support via:
Email: Accessing their Waves account and clicking Tech Support.
Phone: 1-865-909-9200 ext. 1
Fax: 1-901-328-6358

Visit www.waves.com for more information.

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Genelec 8040A and 8050A Monitors Help Key Code Media Bring It All Together for Univision

— Latino broadcasting giant Univision consolidates radio facilities as it converges traditional media with live streaming, and Genelec monitors provide the sonic superiority that systems designer/integrator
Key Code Media demanded —

NATICK, MA, April 22, 2013 — As part of a strategic consolidation of its radio and television properties and facilities, Spanish-language broadcaster Univision, which has the largest audience of Spanish-language television viewers in the world, is in the process of relocating several of its California-based radio and television stations into a new facility in the Westchester neighborhood of Los Angeles, where 23 new radio studios will also be equipped to live-stream their broadcast content. And each of these production studios will be fitted with 8040A and 8050A Bi-Amplified Loudspeaker Systems from Genelec, the world’s longstanding pioneer in active monitoring. The project will be completed later this year.

“This is a huge undertaking and it needed to have the right equipment at every level,” states Tony Arratia, Account Executive for Broadcast Sales at Key Code Media, an industry leader for turnkey systems for customers in a wide range of entertainment, broadcast, corporate, educational and government production facilities, and which did the end-to-end design, consulting, engineering and integration of the new Univision facility. “Key Code Media is proud to be a dealer for many leading manufacturers of broadcast technologies, and Univision had access to virtually any kind of monitor speaker solution available. When it came to monitors for all of these new radio studios, they chose Genelec.”

Arratia says it was a combination of Genelec’s “sonic superiority,” and the fact that Genelecs and their custom mounting hardware systems made the final installations look seamless and pleasing, that won Univision’s executives and engineers over. “They did a sound test and the 8040A and 8050A speakers won hands down in that department,” Arratia says. “But the Genelecs also had the look – they fit into the rooms seamlessly. When you’re spending millions on a facility, you need more than just great performance, you need the equipment to look good, and Genelec had both of those bases covered better than any other brand of monitor. Univision saw that Genelec monitors would also produce a return on investment faster than any other brand.”

For more information, please visit www.genelecusa.com/.

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Genelec Focuses on Green Initiative in 2013 and Beyond

— With the new M Series of high-performance, environmentally sustainable active monitors and more energy efficient versions of the company’s existing product line in the coming months, Genelec pioneers new ground in the professional audio market sector —

NATICK, MA, April 18, 2013 — Since its founding 35 years ago, Genelec, the world’s longstanding pioneer in active monitoring, has consistently shown itself to be an environmentally conscious company. In 2013 and beyond, the company is reaffirming that philosophy by dedicating itself to a renewed long-term green initiative, which will see the introduction of new products and revised, more energy-efficient versions of the existing product line, in addition to other company policies. Genelec management has always strived to adhere to efficient manufacturing and shipping methods, and in fact the very concept of active monitors is at its core more energy-efficient than passive monitor/amplifier combination setups. Environmental consciousness is also a large part of the culture of Genelec’s homeland Finland, with the country commonly ranking among the world’s greenest.

Will Eggleston, Genelec Inc. Marketing Director, stated, “We believe people do care about the future of the planet, and Genelec has given serious thought about how we can more substantially participate in this philosophy and apply our acoustics and design R&D talents towards the next generation of loudspeaker products. For our new products and updated versions of existing models, as a starting point, we are focusing on ‘voltage-friendliness,’ with regards to latent power consumption as mandated by the European Union. While the scope of the mandates appears mostly consumer-driven rather than pro, Genelec made a conscious decision to apply these standards to our professional products, because in the end it is just better for the environment and the end user.”

A main component of the green initiative is the debut of the new M Series Bi-amplified Active Monitors. The highly energy-efficient M Series takes a new approach to monitor design. The primary focus in developing the new M Series was to proceed with a green mindset without sacrificing the accuracy and reliability for which Genelec has been known for the past 35 years, while offering something new and innovative for project studio customers. The first two models being introduced are the M030 and the M040 Bi-amplified Active Monitors, which employ a Natural Composite Enclosure™ (NCE™) manufactured for Genelec in Finland with wood fiber and recycled material. Another first is that the M Series models feature new class D amplifiers developed in house by Genelec’s R&D/engineering team. The class D amplifiers are highly efficient, low distortion amplifiers that operate cooler and lighter than class A/B amps. They also feature Intelligent Signal Sensing (ISS) with auto power-off after being idle for 30 minutes and auto power-on when a signal is detected. Automatic voltage selection allows the monitors to operate throughout the world.

In the near future, Genelec will be updating its entire existing product line with more efficient power management. Eggleston continued, “Genelec is known for sound quality, and we are in a unique position to set new standards in the audio industry in regards to power consumption. We’ve always been an environmentally conscious company, and as we roll out our updated product line, we have reinforced that commitment for a new era.”

For more information, please visit www.genelecusa.com/.

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Genelec Custom Installation Systems Appoints New Manufacturer’s Representatives

— Genelec adds Current Marketing in Scottsdale, Arizona, and
Audio Video Representatives in Marietta, Georgia, as the latest reps in the
Genelec Custom Installation Systems sales force —

NATICK, MA, April 17, 2013 — Genelec Inc., U.S. distributor of Genelec Custom Installation Systems, announces the appointment of two new manufacturer’s representatives: Current Marketing of Scottsdale, Arizona, and Audio Video Representatives (AVR) of Marietta, Georgia. Bart LoPiccolo, Genelec National Sales Manager, made the announcement as part of Genelec’s ongoing expansion in the custom installation/home theater market sectors. Current Marketing will represent Genelec Custom Installation products in Arizona and Southern Nevada (including Las Vegas), led by company principals Paul L. Epstein and Jerry Cave. Audio Video Representatives will cover the Southeast region, including Tennessee, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama, led by president Joe Hanson and vice president Al Davis.

The addition of new, dedicated Genelec reps in these regions underscores Genelec’s commitment to meeting the rising market demand with a network of experienced, knowledgeable representatives. Commenting on these appointments, LoPiccolo stated, “We are proud to have added Current Marketing and AVR to the Genelec family. These companies are well-established presences in the market, and their experience and support make them excellent fits for Genelec. The teams led by Paul and Jerry at Current, and Joe and Al at AVR, are very qualified, and they will assist us in increasing brand visibility and market penetration in their territories and also help build lasting relationships with high-end custom install dealers. We look forward to continuing growth as a result of these new partnerships.”

For more information, please visit www.genelecusa.com.

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Recording Industry Golf Tournament (RIGT) Set for Monday, June 24

— Annual charity event to be held at Malibu Golf Club —

Los Angeles CA, April 18, 2013 — A date has been set for the 2013 Recording Industry Golf Tournament (RIGT), which will be held Monday, June 24, 2013, at Malibu Golf Club, with the shotgun start at 12:00 noon. The event is being organized by seasoned event producer Karen Dunn of KMD Productions and will benefit A Place Called Home (APCH), a dynamic community center and safe haven in South Central Los Angeles where underserved youth 8-21 years old are empowered to take ownership of the quality and direction of their lives through programs in education, arts, and well-being. Recording veterans Ed Cherney and Al Schmitt will serve as Co-Honorary Chairs for the afternoon’s festivities.

Dunn is now accepting participation entries, whether as sponsors, golfers or both. In addition to the 18 holes of pristine golfing, the day will include a $1 million shootout, a $10,000 Hole-in-One prize, a $1,000 chipping contest and a Golf Channel Swing Fix Video opportunity. Dunn and the Record Plant’s Rose Mann-Cherney will be driving the “world famous tequila cart” to make sure all of the day’s participants are playing their best.

Sponsorships are available at $10,000, $6,000, $3,500, $2,500, $2,000, $1,500, $1,400, $1,000 and $750 levels, covering every aspect of the event, from apparel and golf carts to photos, refreshments, the Hole-in-One prize and much more.

“Connecting our young members to professionals in the music and recording industry has turned out to be a big win for all concerned,” says APCH Executive Director Jonathan Zeichner, “and we are moved and grateful to be named as the beneficiary of this year’s Recording Industry Golf Tournament.”

Online registry for players and sponsors is available at http://2013recordingindustrygolftournament.eventbrite.com/. For more information about the tournament, visit http://recordingindustrygolftournament.webs.com/ or call Karen Dunn at 925-708-0307.

About A Place Called Home
A Place Called Home (www.apch.org) is a dynamic community center and safe haven in South Central Los Angeles where underserved youth 8-21 years old are empowered to take ownership of the quality and direction of their lives through programs in education, arts, and well-being. APCH provides support and opportunities that increase the likelihood that young people will stay in school, go on to higher education and viable jobs, and make a meaningful difference in their communities and the world. Music and recording are key components of the organization’s program offering, and the APCH youth band performs and records on a regular basis.

About KMD Productions
Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, KMD Productions offers full-service event production across the US for businesses and individuals, providing a range of services needed to make events an overwhelming success. KMD Productions can handle all the details of your fundraiser, corporate function or trade show event. Whether you’re looking to launch a new product, get better brand recognition or raise money for your worthwhile charity, KMD Productions has the resources and experience to help you achieve your goals.

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Bose® Expands PowerMatch® Line of Configurable Multichannel Power Amplifiers with Three New Models

Company introduces three new PowerMatch® models to offer contractors and system integrators a complete range of market-driven amplifiers.

Framingham, Massachusetts, April 10, 2013 – Bose® Professional builds on its proprietary PowerMatch® amplifier technology platform with three additional models of configurable professional power amplifiers. Based on decades of research across multiple industries, Bose engineers optimized audio performance with a robust Class-D amplifier and power supply design that together are uniquely capable of maintaining top performance even with unexpected variations in AC line voltage, rack temperature, and output load conditions. Configurable through the use of QuadBridge™ technology, each amplifier is capable of combining 2 or 4 output channels, creating flexible options to drive different power levels and loudspeaker impedances.

“Building off customer feedback we’ve received during our first 18 months with the PM8500, we developed three new models with different channel and power levels—all leveraging the same great performance, efficiency, and reliability of the acclaimed PM8500,” said Kyle Sullivan, Product Line Manager for Bose Pro Electronics. “Sound contractors and system integrators can now choose from four highly configurable models to cover the majority of their amp requirements for fixed installations ranging from demanding venues such as performing arts centers and sports arenas to high-end commercial installations including retail and hospitality locations.”

The full PowerMatch® amplifier line now includes the following models:
• PM8500 (8 channels, 4000 watts total rated power)
• PM8250 (8 channels, 2000 watts total rated power)
• PM4500 (4 channels, 2000 watts total rated power)
• PM4250 (4 channels, 1000 watts total rated power)

Network versions (PM8500N, PM8250N, PM4500N, PM4250N) are also available for each model, which enable control and monitoring over standard Ethernet networks.

All models deliver flat frequency response, wide dynamic range, and low distortion regardless of output level: Full audio frequency response deviation is +/- 0.5 dB (@ 1W), total harmonic distortion is 99 dB for the PM4250 and PM8250 and >102 dB for the PM4500 and PM8500 (below rated power, A-weighted). All models are housed in a 2U chassis and require standard AC circuits.

In conjunction with proprietary ControlSpace® Designer™ software, PowerMatch amplifiers offer the fullest feature set in their class – including onboard loudspeaker DSP, support for both low and high impedance loads (without external transformers), front-panel user interface, and fault detection, plus a digital expansion slot for use with optional audio networking and Bose ESPLink cards. PowerMatch amplifiers are put through Bose’s rigorous quality testing procedures and are backed by a 5-year warranty. The PM8250, PM4500 and PM4250 will be available starting June 2013.

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Genelec Debuts New M Series Active Monitors for Project Studios at Pro Light + Sound 2013

NATICK, MA, April 10, 2013 — Genelec, the world’s pioneer in active monitoring, is debuting its new M Series Bi-amplified Active Monitors at Pro Light + Sound 2013 in Frankfurt (booth 8 H25). The energy-efficient M Series takes a new approach to monitor design as part of Genelec’s larger ongoing sustainable initiatives known as GES (Genelec Embedded Sustainability). The primary focus in developing the new M Series was to proceed with a sustainable mindset without sacrificing the accuracy and reliability for which Genelec has been known for the past 35 years – while also offering something new and innovative for project studio customers.

The first two models being introduced are the M030 and the M040 Bi-amplified Active Monitors, which employ a Natural Composite Enclosure™ (NCE™) manufactured for Genelec in Finland from wood fiber and recyclable material. The M030 and M040 use Genelec enclosure design heritage, featuring rounded edges and gently curved front and sides to provide minimized cabinet edge diffraction and superb imaging. Both models also utilize a Laminar Integrated Port™ (LIP™) for accurate low frequency response and minimizing the enclosure vibration and each employ an integrated advanced Directivity Control Waveguide™ (DCW™), yielding large internal volumes with outstanding mechanical strength.

The M Series models feature new class D amplifiers developed in-house by Genelec’s R&D/engineering team. The class D amplifiers are highly efficient, low distortion amplifiers that operate cooler and lighter than class A/B amps. They also feature Intelligent Signal Sensing™ (ISS™) power management with auto power-off/auto power-on and with the standby power consumption of less than 0.5W. Automatic voltage selection allows the monitors to operate throughout the world. Additionally, the M Series has high-performance drivers, intuitive room response controls and system calibration with XLR/TRS and unbalanced RCA inputs.

The M030 utilizes a five-inch woofer and 0.75-inch metal dome tweeter, powered by a 50-Watt and 30-Watt amplifier, respectively. The free-field frequency response is 58Hz to 20kHz (+/-3dB), while low distortion peak SPL is 103dB at one meter. The M030 measures 10 3/4″ H (273mm) x 7 1/2″ W (190mm) x 7 1/2″ D (190mm) and weighs 8.8 lbs (4.6kg). The M040 employs a 6.5-inch woofer with a one-inch metal dome tweeter, powered by an 80-Watt and 50-Watt amplifier respectively. The free-field frequency response is 48Hz-20kHz (+/-3dB), while low distortion peak SPL is 107dB at one meter. The M040 measures 13 1/4″ H (337mm) x 9 1/4″ W (235mm) x 9″ D (229mm) and weighs 15.4 lbs (7.4kg).

The Genelec M030 and the M040 Bi-amplified Active Monitors are available June 2013 with U.S. MSRP pricing as follows:
M030 $695.00 (each)
M040 $995.00 (each)

For more information, please visit www.genelecusa.com/.

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