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The 2012 Upgrade Pass

Ofcom’s decision to auction off sections of the UHF band currently utilised by wireless microphones has made it very difficult for our customers wanting to purchase new wireless systems today, as these systems may not be useable after the switchover, so Audio-Technica UK is introducing its Upgrade Pass program - valid on the majority of its wireless systems from January 1st 2010 until December 31st 2011. This Upgrade Pass, gives you the opportunity to ‘trade in’ any eligible Audio-Technica wireless system you buy between January 1st 2010 and December 31st 2011 in exchange for a brand new equivalent system at a massive discount of 55% off the RRP. Read more about this Audio-Technica promise.

There’s a lot of confusion surrounding what’s going to happen with wireless microphone systems in the UK from January 2012. That’s why Audio-Technica has set up a dedicated website for its customers to help guide you through the changes, keep you up to date with news, products and offers and give you details on the latest developments. We can’t avoid what’s going to happen in 2012 but at Audio-Technica, we’re striving to give you the best deals so you can make the most out of your investment now and in the future.

How does the Upgrade Pass work?

There are 3 basic steps to take advantage of the Upgrade Pass

Step 1
You purchase an Audio-Technica wireless system between January 1st 2010 and December 31st 2011 from one of the following ranges: 1800, 3000, 4000, 5000, M2, M3.

Step 2
Within 30 days of making your purchase, you register your product(s) on the Upgrade Pass scheme with us.

Step 3
In 2012 when the new product(s) and frequencies become available, we will contact you and advise you on how to return the product you registered with us and how purchase the new model at a substantially discounted price of 55% off the RRP.

To find out more, visit

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EAW® lancia nuovi diffusori KF740 3-vie Full Range Line Array

High-output, lightweight and compact, with exceptional dispersion pattern control and low- end frequency response, the KF740 is EAW’s next-generation line array
EAW capitalizes on its engineering and manufacturing resources in Whitinsville, MA, and develops a new state-of-the-art, compact and powerful 3-way full range line array loudspeaker
Whitinsville, MA, USA, January 7, 2010 – EAW®, a world leader in audio system solutions, debuts the KF740 Three-Way Full Range Line Array Loudspeaker, a high-output, extremely lightweight compact speaker module that capitalizes on EAW’s modern engineering and manufacturing technology, resulting in EAW’s next-generation line array. Based on input from key end-users, and engineered by the same Whitinsville, Massachusetts-based design team responsible for EAW’s critically-acclaimed KF Series, the new KF740 line array system brings a new level of performance to modules of its size, having been optimized for the widest possible range of touring and fixed installati on applications. The symmetrical design, large horn and spaced woofers provide exceptional pattern control while EAW Focusing and EAW Resolution software, both exclusive, proprietary technologies, further enhance system performance. The KF740 is perfect for applications of nearly any size and delivers output resembling the much larger KF760, but has the footprint and weight of the more diminutive KF730. Because of this optimum ratio of weight, size and output, the KF740 is the ideal solution for a wide variety of applications including touring sound, corporate A/V, sports arenas, houses of worship, performing arts centers, hotel ballrooms and clubs.
Like all KF Series loudspeakers, the KF740 delivers premium, high-output, 3-way performance, in a package that is extremely compact and easy to set up. Each module contains two HF compression drivers with 2.5-inch voice coils and two 8-inch MF transducers with 3-inch coils, all of which are integrated into a single horn that occupies the entire face of the enclosure. This allows for consistent 90-degree pattern control, even at frequencies down to 160Hz, as the MF frequencies are transitioned to a spaced array of four 10-inch LF transducers with 2.5-inch voice coils. Two of the LF transducers are mounted within the horn, and two are side-mounted, providing as much as 18dB of off-axis rejection. EAW Focusing, as provided by EAW’s UX8800 DSP, easily and precisely transitions from one system subsection to another. Also, all magnet structures within the KF740 utilize neodymium magnets.
A full KF740 array provides seamless coverage, from directly below the array, to hundreds of feet in front. The vertical output can be tailored to match the requirements of any space by varying the splay at the rear of the enclosures as directed by EAW Resolution software. The resultant configuration repeatedly produces a continuous, coherent wave front of extended-range, high-resolution audio over the entire defined coverage area. And, unlike other line arrays, the KF740 features a smooth, uniform transition when the listener moves from on-axis to an off-axis position, thereby increasing the soundfield. Broadly applicable line sources can be constructed solely of KF740 modules. The versatile KF740 can also be integrated above KF730 modules or beneath KF760 modules to extend the reach of the range to any application imaginable. The KF740 has an unprecedented low-end response from a cabinet of its size; however, the impressive low frequency output and extension of the KF740 can be even further enhanced by the use of the complementary SB1002 flying subwoofer.
The truck-pack friendly KF740 is assembled in the U.S.A. and is meticulously constructed for structural integrity, long life and impeccable sonic reproduction. The exterior-grade Baltic birch plywood enclosure, wear-resistant textured coating and powder-coated steel grille work to protect each module. The extruded structural aluminum rigging, precision quick-release rigging pins and Neutrik STX series NL8 connectors are ideal for touring applications.
Australia-based Production Audio Services Director Graeme Stevenson and Systems & Projects Engineer Ben Clarke, who are EAW’s Australia distributor, were part of the Alpha-testing program for the new KF740. “When we fired up the system for the first time, it really impressed everyone who heard it, and over the next few days of testing and tweaking, the KF740’s full potential became extremely evident. The KF740 represents a truly significant moment in loudspeaker design and technology. Jeffrey Cox, Kenton Forsythe, Nathan Butler and Jeff Rocha should be very proud of their work and the team,” stated Stevenson. an>
Ben Clarke echoed his sentiments: “The KF740 Alpha-testing is the third development project we’ve worked on and I regard it as equally industry-defining, and it certainly continues to solidify the path EAW is taking. The system has amazing clarity, high power, lots of low frequency output and excellent high frequency extension. The KF740 exhibits a very precise horizontal dispersion with an identical frequency response and character across the coverage area, which results in a very wide stereo image. We will find the KF740 being used in bigger venues than people expect due to its output capability.”

KF740 Specifications:
Transducer Loading
LF 4x 10-in cone, 2.5-in voice coil compression driver Sealed, Phase Aligned
MF 2x 8-in cone, 3-in voice coil compression driver Horn-loaded w/CSA Aperture
HF 2x 1.4-in exit, 2.5-in voice coil compression driver Horn-loaded
Operating Mode:
Amplifier Channels External Signal Processing
Tri-amp LF, MF, HF UX8800 DSP w/3-way filters
Weight 107.2 lb.
Dimensions 17.56” L x 40.1" W x 13" H
Operating Range: 50 Hz to 20 kHz
Nominal Beamwidth: Horz 90° / Vert 12°
Axial Sensitivity (whole space SPL):
LF 93 dB 50 Hz to 345 kHz
MF 107 dB 255 Hz to 1373 Hz
HF 110 dB 1220 Hz to 20 kHz
Input Impedance (Ohms):
Nominal Minimum
LF 2x 8 (4) 4 @ 214 Hz
MF 8 8 @ 1372 Hz
HF 8 6.7 @ 5620 Hz
High Pass Filter: High Pass=>40 Hz, 12 dB/octave Butterworth
Accelerated Life Test:
LF 74.8 V 2x 700 W @ 8 Ohm (1400 W @ 4 ohm)
MF 70.7 V 625 W @ 8 ohm
HF 40 V 200 W @ 8 ohm
Calculated Axial Output Limit (whole space SPL):
Average Peak
LF 124 dB 130 dB
MF 135 dB 141 dB
HF 133 dB 139 dB

The EAW KF740 3-Way Full Range Line Array Loudspeaker is now available worldwide. For more information, please visit


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Photo Caption 1: A 14-module EAW KF740 Three-Way Full Range Loudspeaker line array, configured at San Diego’s Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre for a recent product demo.

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Photo Caption 2: Members of EAW’s KF740 engineering team. Pictured from L-R: Principal Engineer Nathan Butler, Sr. Director of Engineering and Product Development Jeff Rocha and Executive Engineer Kenton Forsythe.

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Photo Caption 3: San Diego’s Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre, outfitted with two EAW KF740 arrays for a recent product demo.

About EAW
Founded in 1978 and celebrating over 30 years of excellence, Eastern Acoustic Works® (EAW®) is a global leader in producing high-performance professional audio equipment trusted by the most discerning professionals for every possible sound reinforcement application.

About LOUD Technologies Inc.
As the corporate parent for world-recognized brands Alvarez®, Ampeg®, Blackheart®, Crate®, EAW®, Mackie® and Martin Audio®, LOUD engineers, markets and distributes a wide range of professional audio and musical instrument products worldwide. Our product lines include sound reinforcement systems, analog and digital mixers, guitar and bass amplifiers, and acoustic and electric guitars. These products can be found in professional and project recording studios, video and broadcast suites, post-production facilities, sound reinforcement applications including houses of worship, stadiums, nightclubs, retail locations, and on major musical concert tours. The Company distributes its products primarily through retail dealers, mail order outlets and installed sound contractors. The Company has its primar y operations in the United States with operations in the United Kingdom, Canada and China. For more information, please see our website:
EAW is a registered trademark of LOUD Technologies Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Front Porch Digital Product Preview

ES EXPO 2010 
29th - 31st January
Front Porch Digital Product Preview
Booth No. 43, Hall No. 11A, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi
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Company Overview

Front Porch Digital is the global leader in solutions for migrating, managing, and monetizing media content. Front Porch Digital's SAMMA product line performs accelerated migration of media content from vulnerable analog videotape to secure and readily accessible digital storage. Protected by three U.S. patents, the company's DIVArchive content storage management (CSM) solution creates a unified system of digital storage from ingest to archive that is distinguished for superior functionality, scalability, performance, and customer satisfaction. In DIVAsolo, Front Porch Digital has combined the two technologies to form a cost-effective, end-to-end system for preserving, managing, and repurposing media content. More information is available at

New Products at BES EXPO

Front Porch Digital's DIVAsolo is the world's first all-in-one migration path from legacy videotape to content storage management (CSM) and archiving on secure, high-density data tape. DIVAsolo is a compact, turnkey solution that joins three proven technologies: SAMMA Solo, which performs large-scale, real-time videotape migration to multiple essence formats; DIVAworks, which combines Front Porch Digital's flagship product, DIVArchive, with a data-tape recorder for managing storage and ensuring the security of digital files; and DIVAdirector, which enables the intuitive search, browsing, and management of stored digital content from user desktops.

A reliable, scalable, and cost-effective system for migrating archives of all sizes, DIVAsolo enables content owners to rid themselves of the headaches associated with storing assets on videotape and to develop instead an infrastructure that preserves assets and makes them easy to access and repurpose. There is no other system like it.

Unicode Support for the SAMMA Family of Products
Front Porch Digital now features Unicode support for the entire family of SAMMA products including SAMMA Solo. With Unicode support, SAMMA products offer local language interfaces to accommodate users anywhere in the world.

The SAMMA Solo system makes it easy to convert even the largest videotape collections to digital files. Packaged in a compact, turnkey, single-stream solution, SAMMA Solo monitors the entire migration operation automatically, implementing quality standards frame by frame. SAMMA Solo performs real-time, simultaneous conversion of videotape content into as many as five digital files including MXF-wrapped JPEG2000, MPEG-2, QuickTime(R), H.264 (MPEG-4), FLASH, MPEG-1, AVC, Windows Media(R), and Real(R) Media.

MXF JPEG2000 Free Software Player
To enable the broadest possible adoption of the standards-based format, Front Porch Digital is making available at no cost its newly developed software-only player for MXF-wrapped JPEG2000 video files. With the new software-based solution, users gain immediate access to their archival quality files.

Front Porch Digital's software player operates in real time on a modern Windows(R) computer with quad core processors. Deploying the player, users are able to view, confirm, index, and catalog MXF-wrapped JPEG2000 files without resorting to proxy files. Because JPEG2000's mathematically lossless compression capability can reduce storage costs by as much as 80 percent with no introduction of artifacts, it is perfectly suited for storing high-value video content. As a result, organizations including the U.S. Library of Congress, the National Archives, and the University of Southern California have adopted MXF-wrapped JPEG2000 for storing content using lossless compression.

The free player includes a simple graphical user interface displaying a video window and enabling play, stop, fast forward, rewind, still frame, and slow motion, as well as control by jog shuttle bar. The player can be downloaded free of charge at

Apple(R) Final Cut Pro(R) and Final Cut Server Connectivity for DIVArchive
Front Porch Digital has enhanced its DIVArchive content storage management (CSM) solution with full and direct integration into the Apple(R) Final Cut Pro(R) and Final Cut Studio(R) environments.

With this connectivity, DIVArchive becomes the ideal product for post-production or newsroom environments requiring direct interface to Avid(R) Interplay or Apple Final Cut Pro/Server platforms. Protected by three U.S. patents and still the focus of continuous investment and innovation, DIVArchive has become the CSM application preferred by the world's leading media companies. The newly released DIVArchive 6.3 delivers powerful functionality to meet the evolving needs of global media organizations.

DIVAprotect Becomes a Fundamental Part of DIVArchive
Further demonstrating its commitment to long-term content preservation, Front Porch Digital has now incorporated DIVAprotect as a standard feature of its DIVArchive solution. Designed to guard precious content against the ravages of data tape and drive degradation, DIVAprotect continually monitors the digital storage infrastructure as well as all connected broadcast devices, network connectivity, transcoder engines, and other key parameters of the system.

DIVAprotect works by collecting quality and performance data with each and every DIVArchive transaction and analyzing the information to determine the probability that any individual file-based media object in the system is at risk. When DIVAprotect identifies a potential problem, it alerts technical staff so that they can respond proactively -- before damage is done.

DIVAprotect's inclusion in DIVArchive raises to a new level the long-term content protection, management, and security of the industry-leading CSM system.

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