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Kalem by Zak is a restaurant based on a casual dining concept. Located in a modern and newly opened hotel Pupin, it's one of the best locations in the very heart of Novi Sad. Its interior is inspired by the character and work of the Serbian physicist Mihajlo Pupin, and in addition to tasteful specialties, it offers a large selection of wines from around the world. AVL Project Int, RCF official distributor for Serbia, developed the entire project. The indoor sound system of the restaurant consists of RCF M 501 Media Series, evenly distributed throughout the dining area. The M 501 is a multipurpose two-way full-range speaker system, suitable for a wide range of indoor applications. Its compact, elegant and neutral design makes the M 501 a good choice for many environments, with available mounting accessories for wall or ceiling positions.
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Earlier this year, International pop sensation Katy Perry performed a free concert in the small but prominent town of Bright in Victoria’s North East. ‘Fight On’ was a family-friendly event held to thank emergency services and first responders to Australia’s recent bushfire crisis. An exceptional popstar needs exceptional sound, and this is where local production specialist Densal Audio was able to deliver. A formidable array of RCF’s first-class workhorse HDL 20-A units were flown on both sides of the stage, an immense 11 units per side. Front fill was provided by groupings of RCF’s TT 22-A II high definition point source speakers. Highlighting their versatility, side, and rear fill was provided by further sets of HDL 20-A units, ground-stacked into small arrays to ensure coverage from all angles of the Pioneer Park Recreation Reserve.  
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Cinzella Festival returns to Grottaglie (Taranto) in the beautiful location of the Fantiano Quarries. Despite the social distancing guidelines for outdoor venues, the audio system of choice is the RCF HDL 10-A. Together with the main audio system, Provinciali Service chose RCF for all the audio on stage. In its fourth edition, the Cinzella Festival is the festival dedicated to music and cinema, which has become an authentic celebration of artistic and cultural attraction between the splendid Murgian hills and the deep sea strips of the Ionian-Salento peninsula. Directed by the actor Michele Riondino, the musical line-up includes live performances of Diodato, winner of the Sanremo 2020 Festival, Andrea Laszlo De Simone, Bud Spencer Blues Explosion, Mama Marjas & Don Ciccio, and Guano Padano. As per tradition, the festival took place at the Fantiano quarries, a location with a vast landscape with breathtaking scenery: a former tuff quarry that has now become a natural park. The Cinzella Festival owes its name to a figure well known to the popular culture of the area. Cinzella was a famous "companion" of men and youngsters, a woman so special as to remain etched in the collective memory. Legend has it that the statue named after the woman venerated tourists who often mistaken it for a religious icon. "The project is straightforward, with two classic 10-module HDL 10-A line arrays with three subs HDL 15-AS placed at the top of the PA, and two side fills per side, each with six HDL 10-AS subs,” says System Designer Luca Scornavacca, who describes the audio project and the choices made. "I really like this configuration for two reasons. First: they can project the low mids where the PA does not reach. Second: this configuration improves the distribution of the low mids of the cluster. The line array is in overshoot configuration, adding a few more boxes than usual to maintain a constant SPL throughout the venue without any pressure drop in the back rows." The HDL 15-AS is a 15" high power hangable subwoofer, designed to integrate perfectly into a suspended array of HDL 10-A modules. It transforms the audio system into a 4-way system (2-way of HDL 10, one of HDL 15-AS hanging and the fourth with six subs 21" SUB 9007-AS and six more 18" SUB 8006-AS on the ground). Antonello Borrelli, system manager and FOH sound engineer, explains that "The low-frequency section is a hybrid approach and has been designed to ensure good coverage. At the same time it satisfies the sound taste of the various audio technicians who accompany the numerous bands of the festival." Scornavacca specifies that "Subs are split into two stacks of three SUB 8006-ASs and one array of six 9007-ASs in the center." On the stage, managed by sound engineer Francesco Gaudio, two SUB 8006-ASs, and an HDL 10-A module as side-fill, 8 15" NX 15-SMA stage monitors are installed and a reinforcement of two SUB 8004-AS for the drum-fill.
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RCF Headquarters lights up in red to show solidarity to our mates throughout the entertainment industry hit hard by Covid-19 over the last few months. The global live entertainment industry stands as one: without immediate major support from governments the entire entertainment industry supply chain is at risk of collapse. This could mean a world without concerts, festivals, live spectaculars and millions out of work. On September 30th we joined the We Make Events Campaign to light up our Headquarters red and #StandAsOne. The #WeMakeEvents campaign aims to raise awareness around the current plight of the live events sector and how it urgently needs financial support in order to survive the Covid-19 crisis. For more information about the campaign visit www.wemakeevents.com The Italian partner movement is called Bauli in Piazza. The event industry will come together at Piazza del Duomo in Milan on October 10th. Visit https://www.facebook.com/Bauliinpiazza
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Located in the Black Sea resort town of Anapa, military innovative technopolis "ERA" is built to reduce the time from the creation of innovative scientific projects for the country's defense capability and for peaceful purposes. The Russian solution provider Avilex was selected to develop the multi-zone warning system for the facility covering more than 17 hectares area and 5 buildings, also integrating the buildings together creating a unique broadcasting system. Functioning structures include an assembly hall and life support facilities, a residential unit for soldiers (for approx. 2000 people) a sports and health complex with a swimming pool and fitness equipment, as well as a number of technical facilities and sites. The construction of this military complex advanced at an unprecedented pace to have a fully working facility in less than one year after the foundation was laid. With the assistance of ARIS, the Russian RCF distributor, Avilex deployed more than 300 RCF products on the area. All powered by RCF IPS amplifiers, the installation features a vast range of RCF passive speakers - MR series of point source speakers, CS column speakers, VSA steerable column speakers, HD weatherproof horn speaker, and also active line arrays such as the HDL 20-A with SUB 9006-AS.
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With over 50 years of ministry and community service, Tabernacle Church, located just outside Nashville, in Clarksville Tennessee, decided in 2017 that to keep up with their tremendous growth, they would undergo a monumental change with a grand new construction project, to reemerge as Mosaic Church—adding 65,000 square feet to their campus, including a 1,500 seat performance space. When audio and integration firm, Holly Media was asked to oversee the expansion of the performance space, owner Fred Holly, with over 30 years of pro audio experience, led the design effort. “With new dynamics and changing needs, the scope of the ministry has changed—it’s become a new work,” said Holly. “Tabernacle seemed old fashioned. The name didn’t match the demographic of our church because it’s very diverse—and it’s thriving. The new Mosaic Church wanted to reflect that.” The original structure was a smaller sanctuary [about 200 seats] and was insufficient space for many years. The church adapted for larger congregations by expanding Sunday services to four per day. Recently through COVID, the church was mobile, moving its worship service to a local high school, setting up and tearing down in the parking lot each week. Aside from general construction, Holly focused mainly on the performance space, and the subsequent procurement of an audio system and its installation. “Early on with my ideas for the shape of the room, I didn’t want to encounter any problems later on. I wanted the diffusion to be completely natural — with the splay of the walls and installing surface treatment. Not only does Holly Media tackle the challenges between space design and installing sound systems, Holly pulled in one of his trusted resources for advanced surface techniques and sound dampening. “Usually when clients show me plans for a church, it’s obvious architects know nothing about acoustics,” said Jay Perdue, owner and designer at Perdue Acoustics, and the lead instructor of architectural acoustics at InfoComm University. “They’re more focused on what it’s going to look like versus what it’s going to sound like.” Upon first glance, Perdue knew something about this new space was very unique. “When I first saw the room design, I thought Fred really did his homework,’ said Perdue. “The shape of the room was very nice with no corners to deal with. I checked all the parallelisms and found slap back on the back wall was a non-issue. I not only check a room for echo and reverberation, I conduct intelligibility testing as well. After a 13-point check throughout the space, it has the flattest response I’ve ever seen.” Holly has worked with most major audio brands and was looking for a sound system to deliver. “Being in this business for as long as I have, I’ve come from the old school thinking that having a solid, heavy box would also give solid frequency response — or a chance at it,” said Holly. “At first I thought to spec a JBL V 20 rig, but in the spirit of transformation, I wanted to find something new.” When Holly was referred to RCF and was introduced to Jim Reed [RCF product specialist and system designer] his curiosity was piqued. “When we spoke, Jim said he was willing to demo an RCF TT rig personally, he had my attention.” noted Holly. “I sent him the final room schematic and he returned an EASE drawing, and I was like, ‘when can you come’? [laughs] I was very excited about the possibilities.” Reed put together a complete system which included: 16 [2x8] TTL 55-A active line array modules, four companion TTS 56-AS active subwoofers, two TT 25-CXA active floor monitors, and four TT 20-CXA active monitors for the stage. For added coverage, Reed also added nine HDL 26-A active line arrays for center and front fills for added coverage. At the helm is an Allen & Health dLive s7000 mixing console. “Pulling everything out of the box, I was pleasantly surprised at the weight of it [TTL 55-A module]. The stuff is hardcore, man [laughs]. I’m an old military guy, so I know that if it’s heavy, it must be expensive.” Once all the products were out of their boxes and flown, Holly was also surprised at the time it took to test the sound system.
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El estadio de San Marino es un instalación deportiva de referencia para el microestado homónimo que se eleva sobre el monte Titano, al centro de Italia. Nace en el 1969, conocido como Estadio de Serravalle. En tiempos recientes se realizó una obra de modernización que ha permitido la construcción de una torre de servicios con enfermería, gimnasio, fisioterapia, una sala grande de prensa y estudios de televisión, una gran pared de LED y un nuevo sistema de audio renovado por RCF. Ubicado a unos cientos metros de la frontera con Italia, es uno de los primeros estadios del mundo en adoptar un campo mixto sintético / natural; tiene una capacidad total de casi 5000 asientos y en 2019 fue la sede de los partidos del Campeonato de Europa Sub 21. Aquí tambien se han realizado las ceremonias inaugurales de los Juegos de los Pequeños Estados de Europa en 1985, 2001 y 2017 y las ediciones de Rally Legend desde 2002. La instalación deportiva está ratificada como categoría 3 de la UEFA y alberga los partidos de las selecciones nacionales de la República de San Marino, las finales del Campeonato de San Marino y la Copa Titano, así como los desafíos de los clubes que participan en las preliminares de la Champions y la Europa League. “Después de haber invertido en el gran muro de LED, confiábamos en que un sistema de audio de alta calidad aumentaría la participación de la audiencia durante los partidos y eventos”, comenta Elya Bonifazi del Departamento de Organización de la Federación de Fútbol de San Marino. La Federación de Fútbol de San Marino se ocupa de todas las inversiones deportivas en el estadio, con instalaciones y tecnologías que serán de libre acceso para todas las demás actividades nacionales. “Cuando la Federación de Fútbol decidió renovar el sistema de audio, seguí todas las ofertas de las mejores marcas. Luego escuché hablar de los sistemas RCF en algunos estadios y no tuve dudas, es el sistema más adecuado para nuestra estructura. Una vez realizado un procedimiento de licitación con las empresas instaladoras, pudimos tener uno de los mejores sistemas audio del mundo y estamos seguros que nuestro público también apreciará su calidad ” Dado el uso previsto y la altura del techo de las tribunas, se decidió utilizar un sistema distribuido compuesto por ocho (8) altavoces coaxiales P 3115T colgados bajo el techo y seis (6) altavoces coaxiales P 3115T para la parte cubierta de la Tribuna Sur y dos (2) altavoces coaxial P 6215 para la parte descubierta. Además de estos, hay dos (2) P 6215 que se utilizarán para reforzar el sonido del campo. Para completar el sistema, se instalaron dos (2) subwoofers HS 2200 en la tribuna para tener un empuje adecuado en todo el sonido. El P3115-T y el P6215 son altavoces de dos vías coaxiales resistentes al clima. Tiene una excelente cobertura debida a su bocina de directividad constante y ofrece un poder y la eficiencia adecuadas para una variedad de instalaciones con usos en interiores y exteriores.
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Región de Moscú, Rusia - RCF proporciona una cobertura perfecta de más de 10 mil metros cuadrados con más de 500 altavoces en el último complejo religioso construido en Rusia. La Catedral Principal de las Fuerzas Armadas Rusas (Catedral de la Resurrección de Cristo) es una catedral patriarcal en honor a la resurrección de Cristo, "dedicada al 75 aniversario de la Victoria en la Gran Guerra Patria, así como las hazañas militares del pueblo ruso en todas las guerras". El impresionante edificio de 100 metros de altura fue terminado en mayo de 2020 en el “Parque Patriot” en el distrito de Odintsovsky, en el óblast de Moscú. Los escalones y otras piezas metálicas fueron construidas con armas nazis fundidas. La capacidad interior del templo tiene capacidad para 6 mil personas. La iglesia se encuentra a pocos cientos de metros del cercano museo al aire libre, celebrando los tiempos históricos de la Gran Guerra Patria. El complejo principal del templo es de 11 mil metros cuadrados.
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Edison, New Jersey—King Lear, an epic tale written by William Shakespeare, could be argued as being one of his best stories next to Hamlet. Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear is an epic tale of sorrow, forgiveness, madness, and reconciliation of family. Shakespeare’s timeless ability to portray characters who are powerful and complex, has also masterfully demonstrated the “music of language” through his work. What once was a 300-seat movie theatre Bristol Riverside Theatre (BRT) is located in the historic district of Bristol Borough in Eastern Pennsylvania. The theatre itself, built in 1937 and reopened as a performance hall in 1986, is well-known for bringing local and national artists to the stage, producing over 200 performances each year. Earlier this year, BRT invited Eric Tucker, of New York City’s acclaimed Bedlam Theatre to direct the production of King Lear with a fresh interpretation of the Shakespearean classic. The show ran for several weeks, starting January 28th and ending February 16, 2020.
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Sberbank is the largest bank in Russia and a leading international financial institution. It is Russia’s most valuable brand and one of the top 25 brands in the world. Sberbank has 11 regional banks that are responsible for the operations of more than 14,000 branches in 83 of Russia’s regions. RCF’s Russian distributor ARIS and Polymedia equipped the central office’s entrance zone with a sound system for background broadcasting and vocal announcements. “The main goal was to equip the entrance zone of the central office with a sound system for background music and vocal announcements and a mobile system for events. Glass walls and the abundance of reflective surfaces are the real acoustic challenge of this project,” says Alexandr Shamray, Sales Director of Aris. “We decided to implement a steerable vertical array RCF VSA 850 MKII and the point source wall speakers RCF MQ 30P-W.” The installation extends to more than 750 square meters covering the waiting area, self-service area, thematic exhibitions, meeting and customer service areas, access control zone, and the balcony. “The RCF VSA 850 II column is a vertical controlled array with eight amplifiers and eight 3.5 inches speakers,” says Dmitry Semenov, Lead Project Manager of Polymedia “VSA 850 II provides accurate sound directivity to the listening area. Using RCF’s RDNet software, you can control the radiation pattern by controlling the width and inclination of the sound beam, which allows you to accurately articulate our audio sources .” The miniature two-way coaxial sound projector RCF MQ 30P is ideal for complex architectural solutions,” continues Shamray “The loudspeaker features high intelligibility and a wide frequency range to ensure background music is smooth. The integrated support makes it easy to mount the speaker to a wall or ceiling and orient it in any direction. It’s compact and looks great, perfect for our application.” As a mobile speaker system, the RCF D-LINE line array series was proposed. “The HDL 30-A with HDL 38-AS became the absolute right decision for Polymedia. “The HDL-30 has the necessary sound pressure level and sufficient headroom for these rooms and RDNet control helps to quickly achieve a good result”. states Semenov.  
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500 years after Leonardo da Vinci's death, the Museum of Science and Technology of Milan celebrates the engineer and humanist "Homo Universalis" with the largest permanent exhibition in the world. A spectacular setting guides the journey starting from the Florence of the fifteenth century. From the training of the young Leonardo to the contribution of the Tuscan engineer to his stay in Milan, invited by the Sforza family. The New Galleries renew the historical setting with which the Museum opened to the public in 1953 and represent a unique cultural resource to inspire the new generations, the world of research, and enthusiasts of all ages. Over 1300 square meters and 170 between historical models, works of art, ancient volumes, and installations revive the story through the evolution of Leonardo's thought in an emotional, physical, and intellectual experience. For the occasion, the museum also renews the devices for the voice alarm and fire evacuation with an extension of the RCF DXT 3000 system previously installed. In addition to the MX 3500 units, new compact and powerful DP 1420EN loudspeakers, and BE3806 microphone bases with BM 3806 push-button extensions were installed. MX 3500 is the master unit of the Voice Alarm system DXT 3000, dedicated to small and medium-sized applications where an EN 54-16 certified system is required. The system is equipped with powerful and exceptionally reliable Class D power amplifiers, that provide up to 500 W of total power. Depending on the model, each module is able to serve up to 6 independent zones. Moreover, a spare power amplifier facility is also available. The internal power supply is EN 54-4 certified, and the back-up batteries can be included inside the cabinet, making the system a complete and extremely compact solution. The cabinet also features customizable finishing. The on-board DSP platform allows optimizing environmental equalization, maximizing voice intelligibility, background music, and performances. The system can be completed with emergency microphone consoles, allowing to add live announcements functionality.
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La plaza Prato della Valle de Padua es un emplazamiento único para acoger eventos de gran tamaño. En su colosal plaza, aproximadamente 80 000 personas celebraron la Nochevieja de 2019 a 2020. El evento, subvencionado por la ciudad de Padua y organizado por Radio Company y Future Vintage Festival, contó con actuaciones de numerosos artistas y DJ. Poco después de medianoche, el cantante de rap Fabri Fibra hizo acto de presencia en el escenario como cabeza de cartel. Prato della Valle es una de las mayores plazas de Italia, con un área de 88 000 metros cuadrados. Los técnicos de Mazzon Service, que ya están familiarizados con el lugar, esperaban un público de más de 55 000 personas. Para la PA principal decidieron utilizar el módulo line array HDL 50-A, el más potente de la serie HDL de RCF. Después de la impecable organización y el gran éxito de la fiesta, la ciudad de Padua tiene previsto repetir el evento.
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The rap genre has recently been resurrected as the mainstream music in India. Hip-hop artist and rapper Divine, aka Vivian Fernandes, one of the pioneers of the underground Indian hip-hop rap scene, is creating a buzz across the nation with his hard-hitting tracks. In 2019, Divine notably contributed to the soundtrack of Bollywood’s blockbuster musical drama film Gully Boy, inspired by his (and peer Naezy’s) street rapper days. With his knack for penning his own hits songs, along with an electrifying live act, along with meticulous flow, and his approachable persona, Divine has become hugely popular since founding the Gully Gang. Chennai recently witnessed his high-adrenaline show at Phoenix Market Chennai Courtyard. Along with DJ JD, and rapper Shaw Rule, Divine’s Gully Gang captivated the crowd with his popular numbers. Soundgear from Chennai were the rental partner who provided an RCF HDL series PA for the event. “We have been in the pro-audio and lighting rental services for the past 12 years. Our main focus is on live sound reinforcement and we handle a lot of live bands and artists, music festivals, corporate gigs and weddings,” says Balaji, Director of Soundgear. He continues, “For the Gully Gang show, we deployed 12 RCF HDL-50A and 12 SUB 8006-AS for FOH. Additionally for both centre fills and delay, six RCF HDL 20-A per side have been deployed for more even coverage across the 2,000 capacity venue. Our client, Phoenix Chennai & Times of India, appreciated our efforts and the band’s sound engineer, Adhiraj Singh, who had the pleasure of operating the system, had nothing but good things to say about it.”
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Cuando el Centro Internacional de Convenciones de Gales (ICCW en sus siglas en inglés) abrió sus puertas en septiembre de 2019, con un coste de 84 millones de libras, se convirtió en el primer centro de su tipo en Gales. El trabajo conjunto del Gobierno de Gales con el centro vacacional Celtic Manor hicieron posible la creación de 26 000 metros cuadrados para reuniones, conferencias y ferias (el mismo tamaño de cuatro campos de rugby internacional). Dentro de este espacio se encuentra el recinto principal de 4000 metros cuadrados, sin pilares y reconfigurable, el cual supuso todo un desafío para Stage Electrics, la empresa de tecnología encargada de sonorizar el recinto. Su solución fue el uso integral de productos del catálogo de RCF, conectando casi 800 altavoces (con lo que se utilizaron más de 1000 componentes RCF en total) en una PA multiuso ubicada en el recinto principal y sistemas móviles en las salas de reuniones, que se combinan para crear un entorno que cumple plenamente las funciones de megafonía principal y alerta por voz. A Stage Electrics se le adjudicó el contrato para encargarse de la parte audiovisual, la iluminación (incluidos los espacios públicos), los equipos desmontables y el asesoramiento de ingeniería de escenarios, tal y como planificó Russel Phillips, vicepresidente de instalaciones y desarrollo de Celtic Manor. Pero antes que nada, Simon Cooper, director del equipo de ingeniería de Stage Electrics, y Saul Eagles, gerente de desarrollo de negocio, tuvieron que crear un programa de reducción de costes estricto e inflexible para ajustarse al presupuesto. Stage Electrics ha gozado de un enorme éxito instalando sistemas de RCF en una amplia variedad de aplicaciones durante más de 15 años, tal y como afirma Dan Aldridge, director comercial y de proyectos.
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The Cannstatter Wasen is one of the largest folk festivals in Germany alongside the Munich Oktoberfest. The fair comprises large tents with visitors enjoying food and beer and music. For the tenth time already, German company SOUNDLINE Ton+Lichttechnik with owner Robert Reichle was responsible for the Göckelesmaier festival tent, both at Wasen and at the spring festival. In the Göckelesmaier tent at Cannstatter Wasen, which holds over 4,000 people, Robert Reichle relied on RCF audio equipment: the active Line Array System HDL 30- A was installed at the main stage, supported by numerous TT modules allocated throughout the entire tent.   Robert Reichle, Managing Director of SOUNDLINE Ton+Lichttechnik, explains why he chose RCF:
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Tommex Żebrowscy Sp. J. (Tommex) has been appointed Polish distributor for RCF’s Installed Sound, Commercial Audio and Voice Alarm EN54 product lines, with effect from January 2020. Tommex’s Commercial Director, Marcin Zimny, stated that the move resulted from changes in the ownership structure and distribution strategy of their existing long-term loudspeaker partner. “This meant we were looking for a new partner with a high-quality installation range, that could complement our portfolio; RCF provided a great opportunity and was an exact match.”
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RCF è lieta di annunciare una nuova partnership di distribuzione commerciale per l’Italia relativa ai prodotti DPA Microphones.    DPA Microphones è l’azienda che ha trasformato i microfoni di misura più noti e precisi al mondo nei microfoni pro-audio più realistici e naturali disponibili sul mercato.  Oggi DPA fa parte del gruppo audio italiano RCF Group.  I microfoni DPA contano su oltre sei decenni di esperienza nella progettazione di microfoni innovativi. La lunga storia di precisione e ricerca della perfezione di DPA è tuttora immutata e rappresenta il più alto standard qualitativo in tutte le applicazioni audio in studio, broadcast, teatro, cinema e nel live professionale. Ogni microfono è assemblato a mano nella fabbrica all'avanguardia in Danimarca. Sono necessari fino a 200 passaggi per assemblare un microfono DPA. Durante il processo, ogni capsula viene calibrata fino a 15 volte prima dell'approvazione finale.   Lo sapevi? D:dicate™ 4006A di DPA è uno dei microfoni pro-audio più accurati al mondo e deriva direttamente da uno dei più accurati microfoni di misura.  Prendi una capsula microfonica DPA e ingrandiscila fino alle dimensioni di un campo da calcio. Ora avvia un motore a reazione, a 60 metri di distanza. Il diaframma si sposterebbe di solo 4 mm. Prova ora ad immaginare il movimento infinitesimale del diaframma alla dimensione reale di 4 x 5,5 mm. I microfoni DPA vengono utilizzati per registrare tutti i tipi di suono, a qualsiasi livello in tutto il mondo, anche in Antartide, dove sono stati utilizzati per catturare il suono (molto silenzioso) dei fiocchi di neve. Non solo sulla Terra. Sono stati usati due microfoni DPA - antenati del 4004/4007 - per registrare il decollo dell'Apollo 13, mentre un sistema microfonico basato sulle capsule DPA 4006 è incorporato nel Mars 2020 Rover che atterrerà su Marte nel 2021.
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For the first time Integra FC, Germany’s largest series of amateur and pro-MMA events, made a stopover in the city of Trier at the Arena Trier. Athletes from 16 nations and martial arts schools from the surrounding area could prove themselves in front of the Trier audience. Event technology service provider TRIACS with managing director Udo Treimetten has been supporting the Integra Fighting Championships in all trades in all productions since 2015: Sound, light, video technology and live stream.     Wladimir Schwarz, Managing Director Integra Fighting Championship (www.ifc-mma.de) comments the joint work: “We have now been working together with Triacs GmbH from Föhren for more than 4 years to manage our martial arts events. The company TRIACS has the necessary know-how and the right feeling, which is important for our events. A sound system with high speech intelligibility and deep basses is vital for the moderation and the desired emotion when the fighters move in. The lighting and video concept is very well thought out and ideally implemented for us. Already during the planning phases and the delivered 3D visualisations, we were always impressed by our partner TRIACS. We are already looking forward to the next events which are currently being planned.”
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The 15th music festival Musikmeile Bedburg was again an event of superlatives. During one weekend, about 20 bands played on 9 stages, inspired more than 30.000 visitors, and all this for free. Technical service provider TSL Production took responsibility for the complete technical implementation of the event and supervised sound, lighting, stage and video. Across all stages, TSL used audio equipment from RCF. Christina Stürmer, Coby Grant and many other artists could rely on perfect sound conditions. The technical support of Musikmeile Bedburg can be considered as a big event in its entirety and poses some challenges in terms of material and workforce. To equip all stages perfectly, TSL Production and its team of 25 professionals around company owner Frank Schmitz used a total of approx. 150 components from the RCF product family.
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The RCF catalogue extends the installation range at Integrated Systems Europe, assisting the architect and installer with application-focused series of high-quality products. The new RCF BUSINESS MUSIC line offers a complete range of products enabling Commercial Audio systems to be designed for both background and foreground music. It is conceived for all applications that require high audio quality, flexibility, and scalable architecture, allowing the distribution of different audio feeds in different environments, each with specific volume and equalization needs. It is the perfect solution from small to large installations, combining uncompromised sound quality, full processing features, exceptional power, easy configuration, and high scalability. The target application range is extremely wide and varies from retail stores to bars and restaurants, meeting rooms, education or public facilities, and in general to any A/V application. The new BUSINESS MUSIC line includes both Amplifiers and Speakers, with the aim of offering complete sound solutions and maximization of the overall acoustic performance. Amplifiers feature an extremely compact size (1/2 rack unit width and 1 rack unit height) making them ideal for both desktop and rack installation (with the dedicated optional accessory). Their accurate design, together with environmental robustness (IP 30 protection grade and high-efficiency thermal dissipation), represents a crossover point between professional and consumer markets. There are two Digital Mixer Amplifiers models, the DMA 82 (2 x 80W) and DMA 162 (2 x 160W), combining a powerful DSP platform with recallable speaker presets. These are factory-created and available on the website so that the user only has to set parameters for the environment rather than the speakers. The configuration is either via the front panel with a dedicated user interface and OLED display or RDNet, using the optional board, while it will also be possible to control some of the features of the device from third-party systems via a serial protocol to integrate with other systems. Finally, DMA can distribute four audio channels to satellite DPA units, allowing easy installation and scalable architecture. With on-board signal processing, the DPA 162 can be used to increase the installed power and build multi- room architecture after receiving a processed audio signal from the four-channel bus on just a single CAT5 cable BUS (with local stereo input alternative). Routing to power outputs can easily be affected via the DIP switch, while configuration can also be carried out using RDNet. Each unit can receive two mono or a single stereo channel from the 4-channel audio bus, with a local stereo input as an alternative. It also has a line output for the subwoofer. Expanding the features further are the RC 401 Remote Control and the BM 404 Paging Console. They can be used in conjunction with the DMA units. RC 401 offers basic Volume Control and Source Select; BM 404 can manage up to four zones, with up to four paging consoles connected in a daisy-chain fashion, interlocked. Speakers offer an acoustic performance inspired by RCF’s top-of-the-line audio products and high-value industrial design features. MF 33EN is a ceiling speaker designed for recess installation in false ceilings or panels. For wall mount installation, WMF 33EN speaker is available. While being a high-quality device for background music, the self-extinguishing EN54-24 certified cabinet and the highly intelligible voice reproduction make it perfect for voice-alarm and evac messages. RCF has also produced two Monitor speaker models — the MR 40T and MR 50T, both 2-way bass reflex speakers. Unlike their predecessors, these are now sold in pairs (in either white or black), with special bracketry designed for wall mounting, either individually or in clusters of four. Also on display, with five passive speakers models ranging from 5” to 12” woofer size, the COMPACT M series is perfectly suited to every environment with its sleek and neutral design, providing excellent acoustic performance for both background and foreground music, alone or accompanied by the 10-inch SUB S 10 and the 12-inch SUB S 12 subwoofers, delivering output power normally achievable with larger cabinets. The RCF booth will also feature RDNet compatible VSA II Vertical Steerable Array models, with improved quality for highly reverberant spaces and a new additional black color and the new TT 4 series, with three new rider friendly speakers designed to deliver top quality sound for highly demanding events, both indoors or outdoors, small to medium sized areas and high quality installations. Its design provides the audio engineer with the best tonal balance and intelligibility while offering different design options, both in vertical and horizontal arrangement. TTL 4-A (line array), TTW 4-A (wide dispersion) and TTP 4-A (point source) are equipped with 2 x 10” LF woofers and high performance 4.0" compression driver on a rotatable/swappable waveguide. The TTL 4-A waveguide is 100° x 25°, the TTW 4-A offers 100° x 50° dispersion and the TTP 4- A is 60° x 25°. All models are powered by 2 x 800W RMS Class D amplifiers. Come visit us at RAI – Amsterdam, 11/14 February 2020 - Booth 7-R200