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Genelec Offers New Broadcast Pack

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NATICK, MA, March 28, 2011 – Genelec, the world’s longstanding pioneer in active monitoring, offers its new BroadcastPak. Composed of five 8030A Bi-Amplified Monitors and a 7050B Active Subwoofer, the BroadcastPak offers a space-saving 5.1 monitoring solution, ideal for multi-channel editing rooms, mobile recording trucks and other mixing environments where space may be at a premium.

Genelec’s successful PowerPak, featuring 8030A Monitors and a 7060B Sub, has enjoyed tremendous popularity among many different mixing markets. User feedback indicated that a similar solution with a smaller footprint might appeal to a different set of mixers, most notably the broadcast market, so the 7060B was replaced with a 7050B (which is significantly smaller) for the BroadcastPak. more

Guitar Center Holds Grand Opening in Sarasota, FL

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Company opens its second store in 2011 with special savings and live music events

Guitar Center Sarasota features on-site rehearsals, lessons and guitar repair services

On February 24th, 2011, Guitar Center opened its newest location in University Park, near Sarasota, Florida. The store’s opening delivered unprecedented product selection, along with the unparalleled knowledge and experience of its dedicated staff. Guitar Center Sarasota features Guitar Center Studios, an embedded lesson and rehearsal facility. To celebrate the opening, Guitar Center hosted a Grand Opening Weekend featuring exclusive savings, including guitar and drum essentials at up to 89% off list price, gear giveaways and free events tailored to local musicians. more

Auralex’s Sustain Bamboo Sound Diffusor Series Makes European Debut at Musikmesse 2011

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FRANKFURT, GERMANY, MARCH 29, 2011 – Auralex Acoustics, Inc., the industry leader in innovative sound control solutions, continues its long history of environmentally conscious product innovations with the official European launch of its first line of acoustical products made from 100% Eco-Friendly bamboo, the Sustain Bamboo Sound Diffusor Series, at Musikmesse 2011 (Hall 5.1, Stand D43). The new line (which will be on display at the ICM booth — Auralex’s German distributor), consists of the WavePrism, WaveLens, QuadraTec, Peak Pyramid Diffusor and KeyPacs, retains the longevity and acoustical qualities Auralex is known for with green and acoustical properties of natural bamboo. more

Philippines ABC-5 Network Expands With Jampro Antenna Systems

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Manila, Philippines (March 22, 2011) — Jampro Antennas Inc. of Sacramento, California today announced that it has delivered a major antenna order to ABC-5 (Associated Broadcasting Corporation), one of the largest, fastest growing TV and radio networks in the Philippines.

In March 2010, Mediaquest, the corporate vehicle for media-related investments of Philippines Long Distance Telephone Company, acquired 100 percent ownership of Associated Broadcasting. The Jampro antenna systems are part of a new build-out strategy to increase coverage to the island nation of nearly 100 million people.

The Jampro broadband UHF and VHF panel antennas will be installed at 10 sites throughout the country. Jampro RF engineers worked closely with the ABC-5 engineering department to choose antennas best suited to individual sites. They also designed custom patterns to achieve specific coverage for each site to cope with many topological challenges posed by mountainous terrain covering an area slightly larger than the state of Arizona. more

AES 131st Convention Exhibitor Forms Available On Line

NEW YORK: Exhibitor Applications for the 131st AES Convention have been posted on line at the AES website www.aes.org/events/131/exhibitors The convention will be held at New York’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center October 20-23, 2011.

The AES has served the professional audio industry for 63 years as the leading forum for the exchange of technical information and ideas for engineers, producers, creative artists, manufacturers and educators. Over 18,000 pro-audio industry members are expected to attend this year’s event. The 129th Convention attracted attendees from more than 70 countries around the world. more

More Power to the API Lunchbox

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JESSUP, MARYLAND: API’s groundbreaking and industry-leading lunchbox® frame for 500-Series modules just got better. The re-engineered lunchbox boasts many improvements, including an increased power supply current of 215mA per slot, the addition of DB-25 connectors for easy input and output connection and XLR access to channels 7 and 8 of the multi-pins. The revamped lunchbox also provides individual power rail LED indication and re-settable fuses on the power rail of each slot, so that one faulty module will not affect the others. The addition of a 100 Vac input voltage tap allows for wider international versatility.

Despite the numerous changes, the lunchbox’s basic design remains true to its roots. It still has six slots for standard API 500-Series modules, an internal phantom power supply and rugged steel chassis. For now, the new lunchbox remains priced at $499. more

Harris Corporation Boosts Transmission Portfolio to Support Diverse Radio Broadcast Strategies

MELBOURNE, FL/DENVER, March 22, 2011 — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, will introduce new HD Radio™ and HD/FM transmission products to support radio broadcasters as they launch over-the-air services and improve overall efficiency in the air chain and transmission infrastructure. The new products will be introduced at the 2011 NAB Show (April 11-14, Las Vegas Convention Center, Booth N2502).The new Harris Multi-System Controller for Radio and TV Transmitters

“Radio broadcasters are interested in technology investments that create more efficiency for their operations,� said Richard Redmond, vice president of product strategy and management for transmission systems, Harris Broadcast Communications. “Harris is investing in new transmitters and HD Radio broadcast infrastructure to help broadcasters deliver content more efficiently.� more

Lectrosonics Celebrates 40th Anniversary

40thanniv_logo_hi.jpgRio Rancho, NM – March 2011… Lectrosonics, recognized the world over as a leading manufacturer of wireless microphone systems and audio processing products, is pleased to announce 2011 marks the company’s 40th anniversary. Founded in March of 1971 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Lectrosonics has evolved into a leading manufacturer with a global presence.

Lectrosonics’ first product was the Voice Projector series of portable PA systems and lecterns. In 1975, the company’s first wireless microphone was added to the product line. Shortly thereafter, these products were marketed under the Freedomike® trademark. more

Jordan Radio and TV Awards Major Nationwide Contract To Jampro For Multi-Site Antenna Upgrade

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Amman, Jordan (March 15, 2011) — Jampro Antennas, Inc. of Sacramento, California announced here today that it has received a major contract from Jordan Radio & TV (JRTV) to supply broadcast antenna systems and related transmission equipment to upgrade four systems in the Mideastern country. JRTV is the state broadcaster of Jordan, a primary source of news, information and entertainment for the population of 6.4 million.

JRTV’s order included Jampro model JUHD UHF broadband panel antennas and combiners, JCPD FM panel antennas, combiners, and associated RF components.

JUHD broadband antennas are DVB-T-ready for UHF bands IV and V and have wide bandwidth for multiple channel operation. Based on a proven modular design and made of stainless steel, JUHDs can be configured to provide various azimuth and elevation patterns. An optional beam tilt and null fill allows the elevation pattern to be shaped to maximize coverage. more

Jampro Antennas Announces Plans to Exhibit Series of Antennas and Combiners and Filters at NAB 2011

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Sacramento, CA • March 18, 2010 — JAMPRO ANTENNAS, INC. the oldest broadcast antenna company in the USA with over 50 years experience, will exhibit its extensive range of antennas, combiners & filters, towers, RF components, and highlight its Service Group at NAB 2011 in Booth C 2307. The economical and flexible solutions address every application in the broadcast industry including DTV, DVB-T, FM and HD Radio solutions.

Booth Highight JAMPRO UHF Superturnstile Antenna
Jampro’s UHF Superturnstile Batwing Band IV/V 470 – 860 MHz Antenna accommodates NTSC and CCIR channels with unrivaled engineering. The rugged Superturnstile features hot-dip galvanized structure for long-life and reliable contact at important carrying points, providing today’s broadcaster with superior value. High strength beryllium copper with soldered brass terminal material is used for fanner straps, and all connections are bolted. Directional batwings are available as a custom feature, and batwing reharness kits are optional. Like all Jampro products, the antenna is completely assembled, tuned and tested before shipping, and comes with a two-year warranty. more

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