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Electro-Voice supports the TV hit South Africa’s Got Talent

November 27, 2012
This year South Africa’s Got Talent relied entirely on sound gear from Electro-Voice. Millions watched the final on TV. Electro-Voice partner Prosound (Pty) Ltd provided both the equipment and support. Casting shows are currently enjoying enormous popularity around the world, and Africa is no exception – as demonstrated by the extraordinary success of South Africa’s Got Talent, which regularly attracts over a million viewers nationwide.

EV sponsors Christian Musician Summit event

November 27, 2012
Christian Musician Summit (CMS) hosts large-scale events around the U.

Purobeach Black Sea in Mamaia banks on Electro-Voice

November 20, 2012
Chic new beach club in the Romanian Black Sea resort of Mamaia equipped with an Electro-Voice distributed sound system. Pro Sound Solutions of Bucharest was responsible for installation. EVID and ­ZX1i loudspeakers, ZXA1 and Live X subwoofers, Q series amps and DC-One sound system processors are among equipment used.   Mamaia is the largest and best-loved bathing resort on Romania’s Black Sea coast.

Electro-Voice launches the ZX1-Sub

November 19, 2012
Precision-engineered components, high power-handling capacity, and powerful, well-balanced sound: the passive ZX1-Sub is the latest member of Electro-Voice’s compact and lightweight ZX loudspeaker family.
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System Snapshot: Grace and Truth Church, Suwon Chapel, Suwon, South Korea

November 12, 2012
End User: Grace and Truth Church was founded in South Korea by Senior Pastor Yong Mok, Cho in 1982.

Electro-Voice the official Pro Audio Sponsor of Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp!

November 2, 2012
“What happens in Vegas… now gets recorded as a permanent life-long memory!” After 15 successful years, including coverage on a VH1 Classics reality TV series using high-profile recording studios and rehearsal spaces around the world, setting up a new permanent home in Las Vegas, NV makes perfect sense for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp (RRFC).

System Snapshot: Riau Main Stadium, Pekanbaru, Indonesia

October 29, 2012
End User: With a capacity of over 40,000, the ultra-modern, multifunctional Riau Main Stadium in Pekanbaru, Indonesia took over two years to build and is designed for both major sporting events and concerts.
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System Snapshot: ZXA5 provides compact power and performance for Bridge for Youth event

October 29, 2012
Bridge for Youth is a leader in resolving issues and developing healthier relationships for youth and their families.

System Snapshot: EV-Innovation for Yedarm Church, Jeonju, South Korea

October 23, 2012
Industry: House of Worship End User: Yedarm Church has been steadily growing its Presbyterianism congregation since being founded in 1999.

Bosch & EV quality and control enables four-star sound at Omni Dallas Convention Center Hotel

October 13, 2012
For sheer complexity there are few sound installations that compete with a large convention/resort hotel.

System Snapshot: Club Glazz, Queens, NY

October 11, 2012
Located in Queens, New York, Club Glazz is a three-level, 16,000-square-foot venue equipped with a range of sound reinforcement products from Electro-Voice – provided and operated by Gabriel Sound and Ralph Castro from Ralph Castro Audio & Entertainment.

EV chosen for Lebanon’s largest fixed install

September 27, 2012
The boutique hotel and resort VEER boasts the largest fixed audio installation in all of Lebanon. The centerpiece is formed by Electro-Voice XLVC line arrays with XLD elements and Xsubs. Responsible for the planning and implementation of the installation was Electro-Voice’s Lebanese distribution partner AMAC. Lebanon’s latest hotspot is called VEER, a luxurious boutique hotel and resort, which opened recently in the region of Kaslik north of Beirut.

Musical with first-class sound at the Austrian Stockerau Open Air Festival

September 21, 2012
Between July 9 and August 18, some 17,000 musical lovers attended an open-air festival in Stockerau, Austria. The rental company, MTR Productions, was responsible for planning and implementing the sound reinforcement. An Electro-Voice XLVC line-array and NetMax N8000 controller formed the centerpiece of the sound reinforcement concept. The Stockerau Open Air Festival, which has enriched the cultural life in a small town near Vienna for over 50 years, is one of the longest established open-air festivals in Austria.
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System Snapshot: Black Hole Studio, Toshima, Japan

September 13, 2012
Customer Located conveniently in the heart of Ikebukuro, the commercial and entertainment district of Toshima, Japan, Ikebukuro Black Hole is a popular destination for bands and singers to perform and jam live on stage.
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System Snapshot: RE Series broadcast microphones impress at FM Inter-Wave Inc., Shinagawa-ku, Japan

September 13, 2012
Customer FM Inter-Wave Inc started broadcasting in 1996 and serves the community in the Tokyo Metropolitan area and its vicinity.

Mason Sound adds more EV!

September 10, 2012
Mason Sound has had its most successful year ever in 2012, touring their TG amplifier-powered XLC line-array loudspeaker rig for dozens of sold-out arena dates with country music star Eric Church.

Electro-Voice Line Array Academy in Mexico

September 7, 2012
The EV Line Array Academy held in Mexico on August 7 & 8 in cooperation with EV distributor Gonher was a successful event that made a positive impact on the attendees.

The Pope in Milan – sound reinforcement for over a million with Electro-Voice

September 6, 2012
Pope Benedict XVI attended World Meeting of Families in Milan at which over a million people participated. For the event at Bresso Airport, exclusively Electro-Voice sound reinforcement equipment was used. The solution was installed and operated by M.

System Snapshot: Life Church of Memphis

September 4, 2012
Life Church of Memphis is an energetic church with a diverse congregation which has been seeing steady growth over the last several years.

Electro-Voice XLCi line-arrays win praise at Elevate Life Church

August 23, 2012
On the outside, the Elevate Life Church's new 100-foot-tall Cathedral of Frisco takes its inspiration from the Gothic architecture of Medieval Europe.

Formula One at Silverstone with Electro-Voice

August 22, 2012
125,000 spectators last month experienced thrilling Formula One racing with Electro-Voice at Silverstone. In addition to a fixed installation above the victors’ rostrum, the production involved the provision of sound reinforcement for the fringe programme. The solutions featured XLC-DVX line-array elements with FIR Drive, Xsubs and TG7 power amplifiers.   Silverstone is as integral a part of the history of Formula One as the tyres are of the racing cars themselves; it was, after all, at this 6km course in 1950 that the first ever Formula One race was staged, and the Northamptonshire track has remained ever since one of the preferred venues for major events.

Europe’s largest tribute festival banks on Electro-Voice

August 17, 2012
With 160 acts performing and 9,000 fans in attendance this year, Glastonbudget is Europe’s largest tribute festival. Production company OneBigStar relied on Electro-Voice and DYNACORD equipment for sound reinforcement. The system featured inter alia XLC line array elements, Xsubs and TG amps from Electro-Voice.   Staged annually at Turnpost Farm, the Glastonbudget Festival is Europe’s largest and best-known festival for tribute acts.

Record-breaking European triathlon championships with power from Electro-Voice and DYNACORD

August 16, 2012
With over 5,000 starters, this year’s Challenge Roth set a new participation record for the European Triathlon Union’s long-distance championships. Earlier, a new course record was set at the Challenge Kraichgau European half-distance triathlon championships. Barowski AG provided the sound reinforcement for both events, deploying inter alia XLC, XLE and COBRA line arrays. The long-distance triathlon is one of the most gruelling of all athletic disciplines, comprising a 3.

ZXA1-Sub nominated for "PAR Excellence" award!

August 8, 2012
The new ZXA1-Sub has been nominated for a Pro Audio Review magazine "

System Snapshot: Kent Dudley & Bended Knee make national debut with NLFX Pro and Electro-Voice

July 27, 2012
Kent Dudley & Bended Knee brought their brand of inspirational Christian country to a headlining show at the Sanford Center in Bemidji, Minnesota on July 14, wowing the 800-strong, full-capacity crowd via an Electro-Voice sound system provided and operated by Ben Stowe and his team from regional AV specialists NLFX Pro.

St Petersburg’s Coliseum sets new standards in sound – with systems from Electro-Voice

July 23, 2012
The Coliseum in St Petersburg now boasts new audio equipment from Electro-Voice. The installation features XLVC and EVA line arrays. EV distribution partner Ruton S was responsible for the installation.   The Coliseum is one of the most popular entertainment venues in St Petersburg, Russia.

Electro-Voice EVA line array brings sound enhancement to cultural and sporting events

July 9, 2012
The cultural and sports hall in Ertingen has been equipped with totally new audio equipment. It features an EVA line array system from Electro-Voice’s EV-Innovation family. Musik Markt Bad Saulgau was responsible for the planning and installation of the system.   Since last year, the municipality of Ertingen in the district of Biberach has been enjoying the benefits of a new cultural and sports hall, which, thanks its unusual architecture, is suitable for a very wide variety of events.

Live soccer relays with Electro-Voice and DYNACORD

July 9, 2012
All over Germany, fans gathered last month in front of giant screens to follow the progress of the national soccer team in the Euro 2012 competition. Both inside and outside the stadiums, equipment from Bosch Communications Systems set the tone. At a single fan festival in Dresden, over 12,000 celebrated with Electro-Voice and  DYNACORD. Last month, all Germany was gripped with football fever.

Electro-Sound helps SBS win big in Texas high school stadium market

June 25, 2012
"The big thing for high school stadiums," says Brent Thornhill, sales manager for sound and communications at Southwest Building Systems (SBS) in Silsbee, TX, "is that not only do they want everything to be heard, but they want to feel the pre-game music and the half-time music all the way down to 60 Hz.

Powering-up the sound system at the Whitlam Theatre, Australia

June 21, 2012
The Revesby Worker's Club was founded in 1962 and has been an integral part of the community since its inception.

"Duftstars" gala in Berlin with TSE AG and Electro-Voice

June 18, 2012
The 20th "Duftstars" gala in Berlin's Tempodrom on May 4th featured a host of stars including Dita Von Teese, Jean Paul Gaultier, and ex-Spice Girl Melanie C. TSE AG of Berlin were once again responsible for the sound production. The centerpiece of the sound reinforcement design was an Electro-Voice XLD compact line-array. On May 4, the Tempodrom in Berlin provided the setting for the 20th "Duftstars" gala.
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Bosch Security Systems, Inc. participates in AVnu AVB demonstration at InfoComm 2012

June 13, 2012
Las Vegas, NV, June 13, 2012 -- Bosch Security Systems, Inc.

Electro-Voice introduces the TPI-5 Touch Panel for NetMax systems at InfoComm 2012

June 13, 2012
Las Vegas, NV, June 13, 2012 -- Electro-Voice is introducing the TPI-5 Remote Touch Panel for NetMax systems at InfoComm 2012.
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Electro-Voice on the road with Eric Church and Mason Sound

June 11, 2012
Country musician Eric Church’s star has continued to rise in 2012, fueled by his first #1 album, the Grammy-nominated “Chief” (2011), and his first and second #1 singles, “Drink in My Hand” and “Springsteen”, respectively.

“BIG DAY OUT” at Villa Park with Electro-Voice and DYNACORD

May 31, 2012
22-23 May saw pro sound specialists gathering in force at Birmingham's Villa Park stadium. Electro-Voice and DYNACORD's UK pro sound team welcomed guests from all over the UK. The programme included product and sound demos, workshops and product development lectures. "For us, BIG DAY OUT 2012 was an absolute success," affirms Robert Hesse, Vice President Sales Communication EMEA and Managing Director of EVI Audio GmbH.   On the 22nd and 23rd May, Robert Bosch's ProSound Team UK invited their sales partners from the United Kingdom to Birmingham for its third BIG DAY OUT.
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Electro-Voice line-array helps Akron University athletics beat winter weather

May 30, 2012
Practice makes perfect, the old saying goes, but practicing an outdoor sport can be problematic when you're just 40 miles south of Lake Erie in what is often referred to as Ohio's "snow belt.

Strong showing for Electro-Voice at SOUND:CHECK XPO 2012 in Mexico City

May 16, 2012
Great excitement caused by the ZXA1 and new ZXA1-Sub, thanks to superior power, sound quality, and compact size. Daily presentations were given on various topics and products, highlighting the EV-Innovation family, hosted by product manager Guillermo Wabi. Three lucky attendees at the presentations won an RE320 -- the new dynamic microphone for voice and instruments. From April 22-24, the music and entertainment industries reunited at the World Trade Center in Mexico City for the 10th SOUND:CHECK XPO.

New Electro-Voice sound system for iconic Minneapolis venue First Avenue

May 15, 2012
According to a recent survey by Gibson Guitars, First Avenue in Minneapolis, Minnesota is “one of the ten greatest rock venues of all time.

Electro-Voice EVFs deliver peak performance in pyramid-shaped St. Jerome Church

May 11, 2012
The old maxim "the right tool for the job" is as important for sound system design as for any other type of contracting.

St Andrew's Church in Crawley, UK with Electro-Voice

May 8, 2012
An Electro-Voice sound reinforcement solution now graces the new St Andrew's Church in Crawley, England. The installation features ZX5 loudspeakers, TX1181 subwoofers, ZX1 monitors, CPS power amplifiers and DC-One processors. Creative Audio Visual Solutions was responsible for the installation.   There has been a St Andrew's Church serving the Anglican community of Furnace Green in the West Sussex borough of Crawley (around 30 miles south of London) since 1969, but deterioration in the fabric of the original building and growing congregations called for its demolition and the construction of an entirely new church in its place seven years ago.

Electro-Voice power and clarity enables youth services at Arlington Church of God

April 23, 2012
As houses of worship adapt their worship styles to changes in the society around them, it's not uncommon to find that the technology that has served them for years is no longer adequate.

Electro-Voice provides sound system for Parc des Sports Marcel Michelin in Clermont-Ferrand, France

April 23, 2012
„Clermont-Ferrand's principal rugby stadium now boasts a sound reinforcement system from Electro-Voice. Components include Sx600PIX and ZX1i-100T loudspeakers, P1200RT amplifiers, and a NetMax N8000 controller. „  The installation was performed by the Clermont-Ferrand branch of Manganelli. After soccer, rugby is France's most popular sport, with massive interest among spectators both at club and international level.

Electro-Voice provides sound system for Parc des Sports Marcel Michelin in Clermont-Ferrand, France

April 23, 2012
„  Clermont-Ferrand's principal rugby stadium now boasts a sound reinforcement system from Electro-Voice. „  Components include Sx600PIX and ZX1i-100T loudspeakers, P1200RT amplifiers, and a NetMax N8000 controller. „  The installation was performed by the Clermont-Ferrand branch of Manganelli. After soccer, rugby is France's most popular sport, with massive interest among spectators both at club and international level.

Electro-Voice PA makes Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ & Beer a sweet home for music lovers

April 17, 2012
With the enduring popularity of its heyday hits, Lynyrd Skynyrd the band has acquired a no-compromise caché that creates a ready customer base for Lynyrd Skynyrd the brand.

Intellasound and Electro-Voice bring regal sound to Madison's Majestic Theatre

April 17, 2012
As a thriving college town, Madison, Wisconsin is fertile ground for an active music scene that caters to high standards and eclectic tastes.

Successful Prolight+Sound 2012 for Bosch Communications Systems

April 13, 2012
„Innovative new products from Bosch Communications Systems convinced dealers and industry professionals alike. Vertical Array Systems from DYNACORD, Electro-Voice's ZXA1 sub and the ultra-compact EVU speakers from the EV-Innovation family, and the OMNEO network solution provided the central focus. The winning band in the DYNACORD.

Cobb Audio Visual and Electro-Voice make a winning team for athletic field sound installations

April 9, 2012
Sound system installation for school athletic facilities presents the system designer and installer with a unique set of conditions.

Award-winning Electro-Voice installation at Bournemouth University, UK

April 3, 2012
Bournemouth University has just equipped the new auditorium of its Media and Design School with an Electro-Voice sound system. It features 28 EVID FM 6.

Electro-Voice sound for Bengaluru brewpub

April 3, 2012
Since opening in 2010. the Toit Brewpub in Bengaluru, India has attracted many rave reviews from diners for its ambience, service, microbrews, and array of European and American dishes.

World Cup skiing in Garmisch-Partenkirchen with Electro-Voice

April 3, 2012
New sound reinforcement concept featuring multiple Electro-Voice line arrays. TC Showtechnik of Weilheim was responsible for the sound production at both the races and the show stage. The equipment used included XLC and XLE systems, TG7 amplifiers, and N8000-1500 matrix controllers from Electro-Voice. For two weekends running recently, Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Germany) was home the elite of the alpine skiing world: on January 28 & 29 for the men's downhill and super G, and February 4 & 5 for the women's speed disciplines.

Electro-Voice line arrays combine power and intelligibility at Winnipeg's We Day

March 23, 2012
How do you turn a hockey arena into an intelligible venue for spoken word in one day? For Winnipeg event and installation company

Electro-Voice XLC for Worship Center, Bessemer, AL

March 19, 2012
The Worship Center Church (TWCC) is a fast-growing church located in Birmingham, Alabama.

Flying high in Garmisch-Partenkirchen – Electro-Voice XLC at the 60th Vierschanzentournee

February 20, 2012
– Electro-Voice systems provided sound reinforcement on New Year's Day for the second leg of the Four Hills Tournament – Over 18,000 spectators attended the event – This was the first time TC Showtechnik had used an Electro-Voice XLC line-array system in Garmisch-Partenkirchen What the four Grand Slam tournaments are to tennis, and the four Majors to golf, the Four Hills Tournament is to ski jumping.

Electro-Voice stars in sound upgrade for historic Hawaii Theatre

February 16, 2012
Built in the Golden Age of elaborate movie palaces, Honolulu’s Hawaii Theatre is an exquisite example of the gilded glamor that characterized its era.

Distributors' meeting at EVI Audio

February 13, 2012
EVI Audio welcomed 200 guests to an international distributors' meeting in Straubing from January 11-13 – Robert Hesse, Vice President Sales Communication EMEA and Managing Director of EVI Audio, noted the "first-class response to the products demonstrated" – Ten enterprises won "Distributor of the Year" awards EVI Audio GmbH invited international distributors to a meeting at its Straubing, Bavaria headquarters that ran from January 11-13.

EV takes NAMM to the next level!

February 13, 2012
This year’s Winter NAMM trade show broke attendance records, with over 95,000 registered attendees from across the globe gathering in Anaheim, California to experience the latest product offerings for the musical instrument retail marketplace from over 1,400 exhibitors.

Hell Down South with Electro-Voice

February 13, 2012
-- The 2011 HellRunner – Hell Down South off-road running challenge drew 6,500 competitors to Longmoor, England in late November -- Show Hire was once again responsible for the event sound reinforcement -- Braving the elements this year were ZX1i loudspeakers and P2400T power amps from Electro-Voice Off-road running's answer to the Iron Man triathlon, the Hell Down South event in the Brooks HellRunner series is a rite of passage that only the bravest dare to face: ten to twelve miles of tough, twisting trails traversing the dreaded "Hills of Hell" and "Bog of Doom.

Punches above its weight: Electro-Voice launches ZXA1-Sub at Winter NAMM 2012

January 19, 2012
Exceptional performance-to-weight ratio for a 12” self-powered subwoofer. Complements the two-way, 8” ZXA1 compact powered loudspeaker. Engineered from the ground up for mobile and small-venue sound reinforcement. Winner of NAMM "Best of Show" award from Pro Sound News / Pro Audio Review. Anaheim, Cal.

Jim Long retires from Electro-Voice

January 11, 2012
Electro-Voice’s Jim Long retired in December 2011 after over 45 years with the company, during which time he became one of the pro audio industry’s most familiar and respected personalities.

Chardon HS Gymnasium Gets in the Zone with Electro-Voice Sound System

January 9, 2012
At first glance, PA for a high school gymnasium might seem to be at the straightforward end of the sound installation spectrum.

Electro-Voice XLC127DVX loudspeaker arrays keep the beat pumping for 24-show DAYGLOW tour

January 6, 2012
What does it take to keep thousands of ravers ecstatically dancing while bathed – literally -- in color? In the case of DAYGLOW, the touring rave that calls itself “The World’s Largest Paint Party,” it takes powerful paint cannons, first class lighting and video, aerial acts, stilt-walkers, contortion acts, fire shows, and a PA that can handle the most punishing beats and grooves in a DJ’s arsenal.