It was a busy year for audio companies at InfoComm 2017. As our coverage of the trade show conglomerates, we’ve realized something: InfoComm has steadily morphed into the leading live-sound expo in North America.
This year, the show offered attendees 24 sound demo suites, a record number. About 19 of them were occupied by major PA systems manufacturers, including L-Acoustics, Meyer Sound, Harman/JBL, Renkus-Heinz, Martin Audio, Bose Professional, K-Array and EAW.
This doesn’t even touch on the over 250 booths related in some way to audio. The show’s Audio Pavilion was placed at the opposite end of the hall from the year before because of the need for more space. That was reflected in how a number of manufacturers lined up system components from large line-array and point-source elements through ceiling and surface-mount speakers, emphasizing a consistent sonic experience throughout the environment.
Not too long ago, California company Sonance expanded into the commercial market with a selection of 70/100-volt products. The new generation of Sonance’s commercial products offers professional integrators a choice of architectural and pendant products in an array of sizes with proprietary drivers, crossover networks and industrial designs.
One of our 12 Hot Products spotted at InfoComm this year was the Avid VENUE S6L Live Sound Console. Aside from its stellar looks, the console has a wide use application in the house of worship and staging and rental applications markets. The S6L is compatible with all of the industry’s popular plugins, and it naturally integrates Pro Tools to allow for the recording of as many as 128 tracks. Designed to provide users with a consistent and familiar interface, the VENUE S6L is used by everyone from Sting and Paul McCartney to Pearl Jam and Tool, as well as in churches across the U.S.
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