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Soldiers & Sailors National Military Museum & Memorial Updates Sound System with EV’

April 15th, 2005



Tony Sgro of J.V. Chujko Inc. described the installation at this impressive venue:

“When approached by Jim Gubash, Vice President of Operations, to spec a system for their 3000-seat theatre, I was immediately reminded of a showpiece XLC installation I’d seen at the Pantages Theatre in Minneapolis. This room has an equally historic architectural grandeur, and from the beginning we felt the XLC would look and sound just as good in there. Prior to installing the XLC however, we worked with EV’s Jim Pfitzinger and our EV reps at C.L. Pugh to put together three different loudspeaker system designs, just to explore all the options. Everyone involved on the manufacturer’s side of things was very supportive of the project; they were a great resource for (J.V. Chujko Systems Tech) Wes Craig and I. As it turned out, Jim Gubash and his staff preferred the XLC, and we put in a stereo hang of six XLCi 127+ boxes per side. Though we didn’t install any subs as part of the permanent rig, we set things up so we can bring subs in if necessary. The XLC 127+s low and low-mid response is so good that there’s plenty of musicality and depth for the mostly acoustic acts they have in there. In addition to the XLC arrays, two Xi-1123 front fills are mounted on the stage, along with three Xi-1082s per side for under balcony fills.“

“This installation really gave the theatre the ability to start booking bigger acts, along with improving the sound quality of the many events - such as the recent Soldier’s Ball VIP function - that they have on their calendar. The challenge was to install a system that would bring this new level of performance to the theatre, without interfering with the historic architecture of the building itself. The XLC, in relation the level of SPL and coverage it offers, is both sympathetic to the architecture and the infrastructure. It’s an old building, and it was hard to find hanging points. I would have liked to have flown the arrays back a little further, but we only had one beam to work with, and that dictated the hanging points. Things worked out fine, though having the precise aiming and coverage capabilities of the XLC really helped out. 11 EV CPS™ 2.8 amplifiers drive the system, which is mixed via a rack-mounted Midas Venice™ 160, a Klark Teknik DN370™ EQ, and 3 EV Dx38™ processors. We also have an EV RE2™ wireless microphone system on hand for vocal presentations. This really is a total system solution from Telex. I’m particularly impressed with the DN370 EQ - the notch filtering function is a great new feature. We have the rack wired so it can be patched through to a large console, if necessary. All we’d need to run externally would be an input snake. The system has that kind of built-in expandability - it’s really opened up a world of audio possibilities for the facility, and they’re extremely happy with it.“

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Electro-Voice (EV), is a professional audio brand of Telex Communications, Inc., a leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of sophisticated audio, wireless, multimedia, aircraft, broadcast and communications equipment for commercial, professional and industrial customers. Telex Communications markets its products in more than 80 countries under the brands EV, Telex, RTS, Dynacord, Midas, Klark Teknik and others.

Guy Low

Public Relations Producer

Telex Communications, Inc.

12000 Portland Ave. South

Burnsville, MN 55337

Phone: 952-736-3935

Fax: 952-736-4582

guy.low@us.telex.com

James Edlund

Public Relations Manager

Telex Communications, Inc.

12000 Portland Ave. South

Burnsville, MN 55337

Phone: 952-736-3901

Fax: 952-736-4582

james.edlund@us.telex.com

press contact:
Guy Low
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(952) 736-3935
guy.low@us.bosch.com