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VUE’s al-12 Nominated for a TEC award

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VUE’s newest addition to the al-Class of truly scalable acoustic Linearity loudspeakers, the al-12 has been nominated for the 2017 TEC Award in The Technical Achievement category of  SOUND REINFORCEMENT LOUDSPEAKER. The NAMM TEC Awards are the “Oscars” of the pro audio and sound recording industry. It’s where the most outstanding products in the worlds of music making, live performances, video games, television and films are recognized and where creative luminaries like Les Paul, Quincy Jones, Pete Townshend and Stevie Wonder are celebrated for their contributions. Award categories span Technical Achievement Categories and Creative Achievement Categories.

VOTING

Link to Cast Your Vote

Voting for the 32nd Annual TEC Awards is open to prominent professional audio and music industry organizations, journals and websites, including the Producers & Engineers Wing of the Recording Academy, select NAMM members, the NAMM TEC community, the Game Audio Network Guild (G.A.N.G.), Broadjam.com, the Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE), Mix, Pro Audio Review, Pro Sound News, Electronic Musician and Sound & Video Contractor and other audience groups. Voter utilize an online ballot powered by Broadjam and the voting period closes in early January 2017. The winners’ names are kept in confidence until the TEC Awards.

ABOUT THE NOMINATED al-12 LARGE-FORMAT LINE ARRAY SYSTEM

VUE’s al-Class line array systems have achieved international recognition by raising the bar for sonic definition, through a combination of advanced transducer design with superior Truextent® beryllium diaphragms, Kevlar cones, and neodymium magnets and tightly integrated DSP / amplification. VUE has created a high-output system for large-scale applications that is faithful to the fidelity standards established with the al-4 and al-8 systems. Maintaining the definition and linearity of VUE’s smaller line array systems, while producing output levels required for large events up to stadium applications, the al-12 utilizes VUE’s Acoustic Linearity principles incorporating proprietary CST™ technology to achieve seamless performance and system scalability across all al-Class line array elements.

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al-12 is the first full sized line array system that exhibits infinite scalability with its mid- and compact sized counterparts. The al-12 is the world’s first 12” line array system where beryllium diaphragms (vs. more commonly used diaphragm materials such as aluminum and titanium), are employed to achieve a significant reduction in high frequency distortion. The listening experience is improved by moving the first break-up modes well above the audible frequency range. This product (al-12) brings a new level of clarity and performance capabilities for better-controlled coverage in large format venues while maintaining the same sonic signature regardless of the listener’s seat or standing position.

The al-12 gives sound companies and permanent system designers a new tool for deploying systems from a small soft-seat theatre to a large-scale stadium application, without having to reach for a separate solution or another manufacturer’s product, which would effectively break the uniformity or continuity of the sonic signature. No matter where a performer plays, this reliable sound signature can be applied to every-sized venue, and on every night of a tour.

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THE AWARDS SHOW

The 32nd Annual NAMM TEC Awards will be held Saturday, January 21, 2017, in the Hilton Pacific Ballroom, Anaheim, California. The event is part of The NAMM Show, January 19-22, 2017.
Reception begins at 6 pm, Awards ceremony begins at 7 pm: Ticket Information