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— Genelec 1034B’s and 7073A sub will be the standard stereo reference for Studio 1,
while Genelec 1031A’s with 7070A sub will provide 5.1 surround monitoring —

NAMM WINTER SESSION, ANAHEIM, CA, January 15, 2004 — Acclaimed engineer/producer Gustavo Celis has purchased two complete Genelec monitoring systems for the expansion of his Miami recording facility, Supersonic Studios. The new expansion, which was designed by the Toronto-based firm of Pilchner Schoustal International Inc., will double Supersonic’s size to four studios. Studio 1 will employ Genelecs as its main monitoring systems for both conventional stereo, using a pair of 1034B’s and a 7073A sub, as well as 5.1 surround playbacks, which will utilize five Genelec 1031A’s with a Genelec 7070A sub. This combination of Genelecs will provide seamless, consistent monitoring in both domains.

“Nothing else sounds like a Genelec,” enthuses Celis, who has won three GRAMMY® awards, and received critical acclaim for his recording work on the musical numbers for the film Chicago. “I wanted to choose the best monitoring possible for this new studio, and based on my experience with Genelec, there was no other choice.”

Studio 1, one of two new rooms at Supersonic, will come on line in February 2004, after two years of planning and construction. Like the second studio, slated to open later in the year, it will be a hybrid design, offering a large assortment of vintage and classic contemporary signal processing equipment, such as the Universal Audio LA2A compressor, Neve 1073 mic pre, and Lexicon 960L digital reverb, complemented by a large Digidesign Pro Tools|HD® hard disk recording system. This elite technology will be housed in an aesthetically striking, modern interior design with a perforated metal motif. Celis has experienced the renowned performance of Genelec monitors before: his original studio still relies on Genelec 1032A monitors and a 1092A sub. When the newest studio comes on line later in the year, he anticipates that it will also be fitted with a Genelec monitoring system.

“I’m not surprised that Gustavo chose the Genelec monitors for his new studio,” comments Jim McCormick, President of Magic Audio, the Orlando, FL dealer that made the sale. “We sell a lot of Genelecs throughout the region and especially in South Florida. They’ve become the common denominator for monitoring in the area, and they’re the speaker by which all others are judged.”

“That’s another advantage that Genelec monitors give me,” says Celis, whose work can be heard on both the Spanish and English versions of singer Ricky Martin’s latest album. “They’re the reference speaker used by many artists, producers, and engineers. So they create a consistent monitoring environment that is community-wide. Very few products in pro audio have ever achieved that.”

For more information, please visit www.gustavocelis.com.

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Genelec, the pioneer in Active Monitoring technology, was founded in 1978 and has concentrated its efforts and resources into the design and manufacturing of active monitoring loudspeakers with unparalleled sonic accuracy. Genelec has been credited with promoting the concept of active monitors, a trend in technology that some manufacturers are just now incorporating into their products. Genelec has a complete line of active main, mid-field, and near-field monitors for application in the postproduction, project studio, broadcast, TV, and CD mastering markets.

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