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Tannoy, Audica, Lab.gruppen and Lake prepare for InfoComm 2012

June 12, 2012

Tannoy, Audica, Lab.gruppen and Lake will be exhibiting together again at InfoComm 2012, taking place between 13th-15th June at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Nevada.

With a joint appearance that consolidates their respective expertise in loudspeaker technology, amplification design and processing prowess on one booth, Tannoy, Lab.gruppen and Lake will also be sharing a demonstration room (N109), where visitors and delegates can see and hear the latest product innovations first hand.

InfoComm 2012 will see a number of firsts, with Tannoy demonstrating its brand new VLS Series passive column loudspeakers for the first time. Following its successful launch at ISE 2012 in Amsterdam, where it garnered a great deal of interest and positive response from an international audience, VLS promises to be a star attraction in Las Vegas. With transducer technology adapted from QFlex, coupled with an innovative new passive crossover network design, VLS Series is the first Tannoy product to incorporate FAST (Focussed Asymmetrical Shaping Technology), delivering unique acoustic performance benefits not previously seen across a full range of passive column loudspeakers.

You will also get the chance to experience Tannoy’s brand new VSX Series subwoofer line – being unveiled in Las Vegas. Developed from the ground up and engineered to deliver high impact, low frequency reinforcement in a compact format, VSX Series models will be versatile performers in either installed sound or portable/live PA applications. VSX Series is the perfect partner to augment Tannoy’s new VX Series and VXP Series full-range sound reinforcement lines in addition to providing low frequency extension for a wide range of Tannoy’s other loudspeaker systems.

Leading the charge for Lab.gruppen will be its latest install-centric amplifier range, E Series, which was exclusively previewed at last year’s InfoComm, well in advance of its formal launch. Certified as Energy Star 2.1 compliant, Lab.gruppen’s 1U “green” amplifier platform – incorporating the IDEEA (IntelliDrive Energy Efficient Amplifier) module – combines ample power reserves with amazingly low power consumption, greatly reducing total cost of ownership well below that of conventional designs.

Lab.gruppen will also exhibit its class-leading PLM Series (which incorporates Lake Processing technology) alongside the Lake LM 44 (another first view for InfoComm), the brand new standalone Digital Audio System Processor from Lake. These products will showcase how Lake can be integrated into large scale installed digital audio applications such as sports stadiums to offer a greater degree of functionality, integration and security via the use of dual-redundant Dante to distribute, seamlessly, on a digital network.

Marc Bertrand, TCGA’s CEO, said: “After a huge amount of interest in the product following its launch at ISE in Amsterdam, we are excited to be able to show Tannoy’s new VLS passive column loudspeaker solution to our user community in North America.
Visitors can also get a first look at our new VSX subwoofers, which complement Tannoy’s new VX and VXP range of loudspeakers perfectly. On top of that, we have the latest hardware and software innovations from Lab.gruppen and Lake, including the award-winning PLM Series and the new LM 44 digital audio processor."

Also on demonstration will be Tannoy’s VX and VXP Series – the extensive line of full-range sound reinforcement loudspeakers introduced last year, the latter featuring an industry first collaboration between the loudspeaker manufacturer and sister brand Lab.gruppen, with the integration of its new IDEEA power module.
Tannoy’s wide range of commercial install products including it’s highly successful CVS and CMS in-ceiling systems and recently launched DVS Series surface-mount and OCV Series pendant loudspeakers will all be on live demonstration, as will the company’s flagship large format VQ Series and digitally steerable QFlex systems.

On the touring sound front, Lake will be showing the latest iteration of its Lake Controller digital audio processing environment – now at version 6. Significantly for Lake’s existing user base is the advent of new integration potential with market-leading real-time acoustical spectrum analysis software; with Version 6 supporting full integration with both Smaart 7 and WaveCapture’s Live-Capture.

Audica Professional will be demonstrating its full range of MICROseries electronics and loudspeakers, designed to offer style and flexibility for background music, commercial AV and audio communication applications.

The range consists of the MICROpoint and MICROline wall-mount loudspeakers and the MICROdot ceiling loudspeaker, which fits a standard mini-spotlight 85mm cut-out. All three loudspeakers provide wide-band audio to 70Hz and feature integral wire-through brackets and aluminum enclosures, which are key to performance and styling. Many applications require no additional bass, but for higher level applications and AV the active MICROsub adds low frequency extension and power.
The heart of the MICROseries system is the MICROzone, a 5-configuration amplifier/controller that provides unique flexibility for single or multi-location input and control. Comprehensive switching functions enable the unit to be used singly or in multiples in various configurations. For larger systems requiring greater amplifier power, the MICROzone can be used in conjunction with the ultra-compact MICROplus 4-channel power amplifier. The MICROplus delivers 4 × 80W into 4 Ohm, 2 × 80W into 4 Ohm plus 1 × 160W bridged into 8 Ohm or 2 × 160W into 8 Ohm with twin channels bridged. Features include 4-channel limiting and protection and individual channel bar indicators showing output level, clip and fault. The unit has rear-mount level control, phono in/out and screw terminal loudspeaker outputs for each channel.

“With the new VLS Series, the latest innovations for QFlex, the new Lake Controller v6, and additional functionality in the PLM 20000Q and LM Series, all of us at TC Group Americas are looking forward to this year’s InfoComm event in Las Vegas,” continued Bertrand. “Having this outstanding portfolio of products across the Tannoy, Audica, Lab.gruppen and Lake brands showcases our collective strength and superior offerings to this important market.”

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