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Countryman Associates Debuts H7 Headset Microphone

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Countryman Associates, recognized globally as a leading manufacturer of miniature microphones and direct boxes, is pleased to introduce the H7 Headset Microphone. Featuring wide dynamic range and a precision cardioid pattern that effectively shuts out surrounding noise, the H7 is a comfortable yet rugged microphone that makes an exceptional choice for location sound, theatrical, and presentation applications among its many possible uses.

Sound quality is the first and foremost consideration with any high-performance microphone and, in this regard, the new H7 excels. The H7 boasts extended dynamic range and a carefully crafted, precision cardioid pattern that remains consistent across the audio frequency range, ensuring uncolored on- and off-axis response and broad reduction of feedback and surrounding noise. Equally important, the microphone’s ultra slim side-address capsule sheds sweat and moisture while maintaining a low profile. The result is reliable performance and easy placement—enabling performers, broadcast professionals, and presenters to achieve clear, natural sound quality that is free from ambient sound sources.

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Expanded Dante Device Support for the Next Yamaha CL/QL Series Update

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Regular updates have significantly enhanced the convenience and performance of Yamaha CL and QL Series Digital Audio Consoles since the products’ initial release. As of the next firmware update, Yamaha will begin expanding the number of supported Dante devices. This announcement will take place during InfoComm 2018 at Yamaha booth #C1346.

Yamaha CL and QL console featuring the Dante audio network protocol by Audinate have become industry standards. The mixing console is the core of just about any sound system, connecting to numerous other devices for audio transfer, monitoring, and control that are essential for overall system operation and flexibility. The upcoming Dante device support expansion has been made possible through cooperation with a number of third-party partners and NEXO, and will significantly enhance the asset value of existing and future CL/QL based systems.

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Johns Creek United Methodist Church Upgrades to Danley SBH10 Column Loudspeakers

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Since the completion of its expansive, 1,750-seat sanctuary in 2013, Johns Creek United Methodist Church has become a destination not only for its members, but also for the public at large. Its lush, long reverberation makes an ideal setting for musical performances of all types, from symphony orchestras to contemporary bands to solo concerts on its massive pipe organ. The church is part of what earned Johns Creek – a northeastern suburb of Atlanta, Georgia – its top-ten spot in USA Today’s 2017 “50 Best Cities to Live In.” Unfortunately, the sanctuary’s long reverb time also made for lousy intelligibility –that is, until dB Integrations, of Gainesville, Georgia, designed and installed a new Danley Sound Labs sound reinforcement system. Acoustician Tom Danley’s patented technologies allow Johns Creek UMC’s two Danley SBH10 column-form, point-source loudspeakers to deliver phase-coherent audio to the seats, with remarkably little energy splashed on the walls.

“The space itself is large: 150 feet wide by 100 feet deep, with a 40-foot balcony that spans the room,” explained Ronnie Stanford, director of sales and marketing at dB Integrations. “They had some column-form loudspeakers in there that had poor pattern control and not enough throw to make it to the back of the room. With an RT60 of 4.4 seconds and the poor pattern control of the existing loudspeakers the overall intelligibility in the room was extremely low. The church originally contacted us with the hope that we would treat the room acoustically. However, Danley’s steep pattern control can improve these kinds of situations by keeping energy off the walls and ceiling and thus reducing the reverb generated by the sound reinforcement system. So instead of messing with the acoustics, which would hurt the room’s musicality, I suggested instead that we explore replacing the sound reinforcement system with Danley boxes.”

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Distributed Danley Nanos: A Unique, Cost-Effective Solution in a Highly-Reverberant (and Deeply Personal) Church

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“This is the church that I grew up in and the church my mom attended till the day she died,” said Sid Gattis, speaking of St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in Columbia, South Carolina. “It was built in the 1950s in Forest Acres, one of the oldest communities in Columbia, and it’s a stunning example of a liturgical church: big, old, tall pine ceiling, hard pews, hard floors… it’s just a hard space all around. I think they begrudgingly put some fuzzy stuff on the kneelers to spare some old joints, but that’s it. The sanctuary is beautiful, but also very challenging from the standpoint of intelligibility.” Gattis is the owner of Gattis Pro Audio, and he recently improved things at St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields by installing a distributed system of Danley Sound Labs’ smallest loudspeaker and subwoofer: the Danley Nano and the Danley Nano Sub.

Gattis had installed the church’s previous system over twenty years ago, when he was just launching his new company. “We put in a big center cluster with a delay to cover the balcony halfway back,” he said. “It was a lot better than what they had previously been using, so that was okay, but it wasn’t ideal. Over the years, things failed and got replaced with pretty much whatever, until the church decided it was time for a refresh.” Gattis put together a proposal based on some previous experiences he had had with Danley Nanos. “The Nanos produce a way-bigger sound than seems possible from such a small box,” he said. “I thought if we distributed Nanos and painted them to match the wood, St. Martin’s would get intelligibility without compromising the aesthetic.” The church committee put in its due diligence and pressed the top three proposers for demos. Gattis obliged and won the job.

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Radial Engineering Direct Boxes  By David Robinson At TPC (The Pentecostal Church) in De Quincy, LA, our doors are wide open to people from all backgrounds, regardless of where they …

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