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Susan Morgan, Co-Owner of Morgan Sound, Passes Away

In Audio, home_page, Industry News, Uncategorized by Chris Hardin

It is with deep regret that A/V integrator Morgan Sound, Inc. of Lynnwood, Washington, announces the passing of co-owner, Susan Morgan, on July 25, 2018. She fought a fierce battle with Ovarian Cancer for four years, constantly managing her treatment and pushing her doctors for options that would save her life. “It was a duty that she, my wife Jody Adams, and I never set aside,” states Charlie Morgan, President of Morgan Sound and business partner of Susan. “I take comfort in knowing that we cared for her and stayed in her presence to the very end.”

In the early years of the company, Susan managed virtually all aspects of the day-to-day operations while her partner and then husband, Charlie Morgan, was touring with many national and international artists, and she continued to do so even after Charlie stopped touring, organizing and purchasing new inventory for both retail and live sound operations. Managing her own client list, of which there were many, her early adoption of the coming age of digital consoles positioned the company to post great gains when many of her church and sound clients began to switch over.

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Danley Does It All (Again) at Fayetteville First Baptist Church

In Audio, home_page, Install News, Uncategorized by Chris Hardin

Fayetteville First Baptist Church in Fayetteville, Georgia is aware of its strengths, even as it shifts to a more blended worship style. The goal is to engage the next generation so that they keep their roots firmly planted at FFBC without going so far as to make church an alien experience for the older generations who have been supporting the church their entire lives. Although it met the church’s needs when it went in fifteen years ago, the sanctuary’s sound reinforcement system was straining under the weight of the more contemporary demands placed upon it by the shift in service style. FFBC hired Gainesville, Georgia-based dB Integrations – the same company that had designed and installed the older system – to update its 500-seat sanctuary with a new Danley-based sound system that could simultaneously deliver excellent spoken-word intelligibility and exciting musicality.

“We did Fayetteville First Baptist Church’s previous sound reinforcement system when I first started at dB Integrations fifteen years ago,” said Neil Philpott, sales consultant at dB Integrations. “We designed that system for a multi-purpose room because, like many churches, they hoped to build a dedicated sanctuary. But that never ended up happening and so the ‘multi-purpose room’ became the permanent worship space.”

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Yamaha Adds to Commercial Line with New CIS Speaker And Switches

In Audio, home_page, Product News, Uncategorized by Chris Hardin

—Official U.S. Launch of DZR Speakers; RIVAGE PM7, Rio D2s, and NEXO Amps Make InfoComm Debut—

Yamaha Professional Audio will exhibit at InfoComm booth #C1346 new additions to its Commercial Installation Solutions (CIS) product line to include the new VXL1-16P PoE-powered, Dante-enabled line-source speaker well suited for conference room applications along with the Yamaha SWR2311P-10G L2 half-rack 10-port, 1Gbit enterprise-grade network switch addressing the PoE needs of installed sound. Network ports 1-8 capably drive PoE-powered speakers like the new Yamaha VXL1-16P speaker.

Two new high-capacity cards extend the interface capability of the RIVAGE PM Series. The HY144-D-SRC Dante Audio interface card offers up to 144 channels of integrated Sample Rate Conversion to a wide variety of Dante devices and applications allowing for non-synchronous connectivity. Five modes of operation can be utilized: 144 inputs with SRC, 144 outputs with SRC, 72 I/O with SRC, 144 I/O with synchronous SRC or 144 I/O with no SRC. The HY128-MD offers up to 128 channels of MADI with Sample Rate conversion using either coaxial or optical interfacing for connection to recording systems or MADI-based infrastructure. The HY144-D-SRC and HY128-MD will be available in the fall.

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