The Audio Demo Rooms are a show unto themselves at InfoComm, and every room has a different story. To get the most out of this pageant, follow the InfoComm Daily’s three-part preview, one for each day of the show.
On the second day of the show, don’t miss the U.S. debut of d&b audiotechnik’s Soundscape demo, which will modify the acoustic environment in Room W232AB. Operating on the DS100 platform, Soundscape delivers an aural perception aligned with what the eye sees—wherever the listener is within the audience. Demos will be multitrack, and when paired with a few dozen speakers around the room (including the new 24S and 21S-SUB), should make for an interesting session at 11 a.m. each day, with 3 p.m. sessions on Thursday and Friday.
In Demo Room W224B, Yamaha and NEXO will present for attendees’ listening pleasure the new NEXO M10 line array, as well as other significant NEXO and Yamaha speakers for the live sound and sound reinforcement markets.
|Shure's Christopher Niemann|
Renkus-Heinz (Demo Room W224E) is offering a first-ever look at its SA Series amplifiers, which are designed to unify all Renkus-Heinz loudspeakers across integrated connectivity and control platforms. Also new are C and T Series point-source loudspeakers, the powered versions of which will feature the SA625 and SA1250 amps, with connectivity options including standard analog, RHAON and single or dual/redundant networked Dante. Also on demo will be the ICONYX steered array loudspeakers IC Live and IC2, as well as the highly acclaimed VARIAi modular point source line array.
Ralph Heinz of Renkus Heinz
For further probing into autonomous array configuration, visit EAW (Demo Room W231BC), where ADAPTive speakers (Anna modules and Otto subwoofers) and EAW Resolution software optimize a room and fix faults without the need for physical reconfiguration. EAW’s brainy RADIUS Series will also be on show, powered and processed by EAW Focusing and DynO technologies and digitally enhanced with Dante networking and iOS-based prediction, control and monitoring. Fancy new features for Mosaic software will also be demoed, alongside QX point-source loudspeakers and SB subs. “We are looking forward to showcasing everything we’ve been working on—not only in the form of physical product, but also important services such as Applications Engineering—to better serve our domestic dealers,” explains Adam Shulman, Director of Marketing and Applications Engineering.
Over at Community (Demo Room 224C), check out a demo that rolls through I SERIES compact, point source, subwoofer and weather-resistant loudspeakers. Then, for the grand finale, Community tilts everything on its axis with the bold new global preview of the new I SERIES Modular Vertical Array 600.
|Crestron's Fink (left) and Paul Shiner|
Bose Professional (W224H) busts out a new category-creator, the EdgeMax, in ceiling premium loudspeakers featuring proprietary Bose PhaseGuide technology. EdgeMax EM90 and EM180 models not only fill rooms with coverage patterns typical of larger surface-mount speakers, but they make architects happy with their in-ceiling aesthetics of in-ceiling models. Other new products being demonstrated include the new Panaray MSA12X modular steerable array loudspeaker, ControlSpace EX conferencing solution and MB210 compact subwoofer.
Bose Professional's Robert Kosman