It’s time for the next generation of Renkus-Heinz' digitally-steered column speakers. The fifth generation, now using UniBeam technology, is being introduced in both the Iconyx and IC Live array series. But are customers set to benefit?
Standard point-source loudspeakers are forced to make a trade-off between reach and accuracy. Renkus-Heinz claim that their Universal Beam (UniBeam) system allows them to achieve ideal, seamlessly consistent “half horn” sound coverage, with Iconyx digital beam steering shaping the coverage pattern. That means that controlling the setup should be a question of just a few mouse clicks.
Renkus-Heinz have also made other upgrades to the systems, including master/slave amp modules – which should provide savings in both cost and complexity – and the new IC16-8-RN column speaker. The American loudspeaker manufacturers claim that the new speaker improves on the older IC8-RN version with beam control effective down to 400Hz, while retaining the same acoustic pressure thanks to the chamber being doubled in length.
Before Disney trailers and films appear in German cinemas, the soundtracks are tested and given the final seal of approval in Disney Germany’s in-house cinema. In order to provide cinephiles with the best possible audio experience, Disney Germany needed a top-quality sound system of their own, so they turned to Alcons Audio to equip their screening room.
At the Stage Theater at Potsdamer Platz in Berlin, dreams learn how to break down barriers. “Behind the Horizon” (Hinter dem Horizont), the hit muscial from Udo Lindenberg no longer enthuses with its emotional story alone, but also with excellent sound. In the process of switching from a Dolby Surround 7.1 system to Dolby Atmos, after nearly 17 years in operation the old system platform was replaced with Q-Sys from QSC.
With a total surface area of 2,500m², multiple halls and a 120m² stage, Stadthalle Fürth arena has made a name for itself as a venue for music and cultural events as well as congresses and seminars. But the arena has been starting to show its age, and as part of a modernisation package, Feiner Lichttechnik stepped in to plan, install and program a new lighting system.
La Fête Nationale on 14 July is a red letter day in the French calendar, with massive nationwide celebrations capped with fireworks at the Eiffel Tower to mark the national holiday. This year, a crowd of more than 400,000 enjoyed a performance of Carmina Burana on the Champ de Mars, joined by TV and radio audiences across the country to enjoy the 250 musicians from the Orchestre National de France and the Radio France choir, and immaculate concert sound thanks to Lawo mc²36 production consoles.
Last month, Bochum hosted the word premiere of the Rolling Stones concert film Sweet Summer Sun – Hyde Park Live. The premiere was given an extra touch of flair by Philips’ LightVibes atmosphere lighting system, lending the screening an immersive live concert feel for the more than 200 invited VIP guests.
This March, Neumann&Müller took charge of the the technical preparations for the s.Oliver Gala Evening in Frankfurt Festival Hall. It was a big night for fashion chain s.Oliver’s best sales teams, who were recognised with REALSTARS awards. N&M were commissioned by Frankfurt-based agency AAA.Events to set the scene for the speakers, live acts, and the sales force themselves.
New to the product line – d&b audiotechnik now offers slimline 2U four channel amplifiers. The 10D and 30D amps are constructed in such a way that they can be installed permanently. The d&b amps are reliable, Rider-friendly and conceived especially for installation applications in regards to the range of functions as well as the costs.
Thanks to Sennheiser, National Geographic, and photojournalist Martin Edström, anyone can be a virtual member of a cave exploration team. Edström led a team into the practically untouched San Doong cave in Phong Nha-Ke Bang national park in Vietnam. They brought back jaw-dropping 360° images as well as capturing the sounds of the cave using Sennheiser stereo and gun microphones.
Finding the perfect lamp isn’t always easy – particularly if you’re looking for something with its own unique flair. Thanks to the ‘Baselamp’ from Luke Lamp Co., you can transform practically anything – your favourite bottle of whisky, your goldfish bowl, a bottle of perfume, for example – into a lamp with personality. And the company has a series of artistic designs on offer that could provide a stylish finishing touch to any room.