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French ‘National Audiovisual Institute’ Chooses Amadeus for Custom Speaker Design

French ‘National Audiovisual Institute’ Chooses Amadeus for Custom Speaker Design

French high-end sound reinforcement manufacturer Amadeus has been chosen to design a custom set of reference monitoring speakers for the National Audiovisual Institute’s (INA) ‘Studio 116′ in Paris. Dedicated to the Groupe de Recherches Musicales (INA GRM), Studio 116 is one of the largest of the sixty-one recording studios included in the Maison de Radio France, which is located beside the River Seine in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. Founded in 1958 by French composer, writer, broadcaster, engineer, musicologist and acoustician Pierre SCHAEFFER, the Groupe de Recherches Musicales has focused on supporting research into electro-acoustic music and recorded sound, sponsoring major concerts and working with preeminent composers such as Pierre HENRY, Luc FERRARI, and Iannis XENAKIS, among many others. When INA wanted to acquire a first set of reference monitors for its GRM, they requested design ideas from almost every leading speaker manufacturers in the world, organizing a 6-month listening session at its Studio 116 in Paris. Members of the INA group slowly narrowed the selection down to 5 manufacturers, then to 2, and finally chose Amadeus to build them a custom pair of speakers. The new Amadeus reference speakers were installed in November 2013 in Studio 116 and are already being used for INA projects.


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Reloop has released RHP-20 Knight

Reloop has released RHP-20 Knight

With the RHP-20, Reloop introduces premium DJ headphones with scene stealing, state-of-the-art aesthetics and elite sound design that is acoustically balanced for professional use. True to the motto ‘Looks Good – Sounds Pro’: The premium DJ headphone RHP-20 is available in a complete black ‘KNIGHT’ Edition with a quality rubber paint finish.

Engineered with exceptionally high audio output for a club setting and clear frequency separation with the ideal balance of mids, highs and bass, these innovative headphones are perfect for the DJ booth or the studio. Equipped with a rotating ear cup for on-shoulder/single-ear monitoring, the RHP-20 is rugged and ready for continuous operation in even the most challenging environment with a sturdy hinge and folding mechanism made of high-quality aluminum and a hard rubber head band that withstands wear and tear. The design is lightweight, and the ear cups are carefully crafted to surround the ears in comfort with memory foam padding covered in fine protein leather, so there is no pinching or fatigue … even on a long night. A trendsetter with pristine audio quality and robust construction, the RHP-20 sets a new standard for the professional DJ headphones


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Shure PSM 1000 solves In-Ear Issues for Red Hot Chili Peppers

Shure PSM 1000 solves In-Ear Issues for Red Hot Chili Peppers

Over his 20 years of mixing the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dave Rat of Rat Sound has had to deal with a wide range of audio issues. During the current multi-year tour in support of the album “I’m with You”, the band encountered severe interference issues with its IEM system, which Rat addressed with a switch to the Shure PSM 1000 system and its diversity reception design.

“The troubles we were having with our existing in-ear systems were primarily due to the LED stage we have on this tour,” explains Rat. “We experienced a whole new level of interference issues. When you have the artists actually standing on an LED surface, it means the beltpack is only three feet away from the RF noise, while the transmitting antenna is maybe 30 feet away. The result was a lot of dropouts from a system that had previously been very stable. We couldn’t even do frequency scans from the stage.”


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Event Electronics introduces 2030 – Three Way Studio Monitors

Event Electronics introduces 2030  – Three Way Studio Monitors

Event Electronics has announced their first three-way monitoring system – Event Electronics 2030. The new studio monitors from Event are combining three discrete drivers for a very accurate reproduction of the entire audio spectrum.

“We’re incredibly excited about the 2030” said Event’s Global Sales & Marketing Manager, Damien Wilson. “Both the 20/20BAS and the Opal are truly legendary speakers, and now we are able to offer an accurate, detailed three-way system at a price that makes the 2030 the clear leader in its category”.


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Dynaudio Professional displays M3XE and DBM50 Monitors for the First Time in the US at NAB 2012

Dynaudio Professional displays M3XE and DBM50 Monitors for the First Time in the US at NAB 2012

Dynaudio Professional is pleased to exhibit two sets of brand new monitors at this year’s NAB Show (booth C2852). Both the state-of-the-art main monitors – Dynaudio Professional M3XE – and the desktop monitors – Dynaudio Professional DBM50 – will be on display for the first time in the US at the TC Electronic / Dynaudio booth.


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Dynaudio Professional celebrates its 20th Anniversary with M3XE – Main Monitoring Surpassed

Dynaudio Professional celebrates its 20th Anniversary with M3XE – Main Monitoring Surpassed

M3XE is the ultimate main monitoring solution, combining world-class driver and cabinet technology from Dynaudio Professional with cutting-edge signal processing and amplification from Lab.gruppen, Lake and TC Electronic.


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Dynaudio Professional introduces DBM50 – the perfectly angled Desktop Monitor

Dynaudio Professional introduces DBM50 – the perfectly angled Desktop Monitor

Dynaudio Professional introduces DBM50 – the perfect active desktop monitor featuring a 7.1” woofer and a 1.1” soft dome tweeter. All aspects of its design point towards desktop use – from the perfectly angled front over the ingenious waveguide around the tweeter to the optional addition of a level controller that never compromises the all-important level interrelationship between speakers.


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Genelec Active Monitors are used for Remote Mixing on The X Factor

Genelec Active Monitors are used for Remote Mixing on The X Factor

Michael Abbott, the X Factor’s Audio Production Mixer, remote broadcast music production specialists M3 and Music Mixer Eric Schilling incorporate Genelec Active Monitors into their workflow for unparalleled reference monitoring.


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M-Audio announces the new BX8 D2 and BX5 D2 Studio Monitors

M-Audio announces the new BX8 D2 and BX5 D2 Studio Monitors

M-Audio BX Studio Monitor Series is trusted by more musicians and sound engineers than any other. In fact, as MI SalesTrak® reports January 2009 – December 2010 says, M-Audio BX5a Deluxe Studio Monitors are the best-selling in United States. M-Audio BX8 D2 and BX5 D2 Studio Monitors extend this legacy with an elegant new design inside and out. Custom Class A/B analog amplifiers deliver superior dynamics and tonal accuracy across the frequency spectrum – while the latest-generation woven Kevlar low-frequency drivers and waveguide-loaded silk dome tweeters provide rich, defined sound.


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You have the chance to win a SPL Phonitor at CanJam

You have the chance to win a SPL Phonitor at CanJam

If you visit CanJam – the largest consumer high-end audio show in the USA you will have the chance to win at the SPL Stand a Phonitor Headphone Amp valued at 1649 euros (approx. 2150 USD). The annual Rocky Mountain Audio Show in Denver, CO, USA, will take place from October 14-16, 2011, and German manufacturer SPL will be present at “CanJam,” the show’s headphone section.

The SPL Stand will host a special contest on Saturday October 15, 2011, at 2:00pm (local time) and the winner will be announced right on the spot. The contestants will be chosen via a password, which will be disclosed simultaneously via Twitter, Facebook and email at the beginning of the contest. The first three visitors to reach the SPL stand (C10) with the password on their cell phones will take part in the contest.