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Electro-Voice & Dynacord Equipment used throughout Biggest Indie Rock Conference in the World, South by Southwest (SxSW)

March 30th, 2005

“Now in its 18th year, the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, is a veritable fantasyland for music fans. There’s a nearly 24-hour-a-day onslaught of live music showcases, parties and panels, as well as a whiplash-inducing propensity to run into other journalists, publicists, long-lost friends....“ Billboard.com March 19, 2004

Austin, TX (March 21, 2005): Held from March 11th to March 19th in Austin, Texas, this year’s South by Southwest again featured thousands of participants and showgoers, each person somehow involved in music, film, or interactive media. Nearly 1300 bands performed in the 60 participating venues over the week-long conference and 10,000 people registered for the accompanying tradeshow. According to the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau, the 2004 conference had a 29.3 million dollar economic impact on the city of Austin. That being said, it is the largest festival/conference of its kind, lending Austin the title “Live Music Capital of the World“.

Simply put, Austin is an EV town. At the very point that attendees stepped off of the plane at the Austin International Airport, they were greeted by an EV sponsored music stage at baggage claim that featured acts spanning all genres. Large EV banners (and all EV professional audio equipment) welcomed the musicians, filmmakers, and interactive artists to town - and this was just to be the beginning.

Headhunters, a Tiki/Polynesian-themed rock club, kept crowds partying into the wee hours with a total EV/Dynacord sound system. Comprised of (2) Zx5 loudspeakers, a Dynacord PowerMate II 1000 mixer, and EV N/D967 mics, the small system was more than accurate in terms of coverage and intelligibility. From the Amish Armada to the Black Irish, Headhunters featured a number of crazy, no-holds-barred bands throughout the week.

Another infamous music venue in Austin, the Continental Club, rated “Critic’s Choice“ for “Best Bars in America“ by Playboy in 2000, relied on EV products during SXSW. From the venerable N/D967 vocal mics, EV RE510 vocal mics, as well as N/D468s, N/D478s, N/D868s, and assorted other EV mics on drums, guitar, and bass, the Continental Club rocked hard with EV.

To complete a triumvirate of Austin’s most renowned clubs, one could not fail to mention legendary “watering hole“ Beerland. Also featuring a complete stage of EV microphones, Beerland kept crowds happy with great EV sound and lots of cold suds. Performers included Guitar Wolf, Coachwhips, the Twin Cities’ own Jeff Hanson and others, including a Kill Rock Stars Showcase.

Please recognize the trademark (™) status of all product names and numbers in bold type

QUOTES FROM THE BANDS:

“It sounds fantastic up here.“ - The Gore Gore Girls, www.goregoregirls.com

“EV mic, very good.“ - The Guitar Wolf, www.guitarwolf.net

“EV #$%$ing rocks! Love the new mics!“ - Nashville Pussy, www.nashvillepussy.com

“The Continental Club sounds better than ever. Very cool.“ - Dave Gonzales of The Paladins

“Love the new EVs! Can you hook us up with a sponsorship? We love EV!“ - Captain Sean-Doe of Throw Rag

“EV taste good.“ - The Amish Armada, www.amisharmada.com

“There is no other mic in the world for us. It’s all about the EV.“ - The Black Irish, www.theblackirish.com

“EV have made my life easy. I don’t have to think about the sound. I just plug it in and it works. What a concept!“ - Dave Wolfe, www.davewolfe.com

QUOTES FROM THE CLUBS:

“I want my whole system to be EV. Let’s talk.“ - Steve, The Continental Club, www.continentalclub.com

“I LOVE the mics! I will be switching my system over to EV little by little, as soon as we get more beer money!“ - Randall Stockton, Beerland, www.beerlandtexas.com

“You guys are the best. The club never sounded so good. I don’t think I’ve ever used a better PA.“ - Steve, Headhunters, www.headhuntersclub.com

For full details on the above products, please visit www.telex.com.

Telex Communications, Inc. is 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, University and others.

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

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

press contact:
Guy Low
Manager, PR/Media

(952) 736-3935
guy.low@us.bosch.com