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— Incredible Radio City Music Hall presentation of rediscovered Frank Sinatra films
backed by a synchronized live orchestra uses the XTA DP226 controller to manage
a massive new PA system installed specifically for this show —

— The DP226 will also have a starring role in the famed
Radio City Christmas Spectacular, both in New York City and on the road —

115th AES CONVENTION, NEW YORK, NY, October 10, 2003 — On October 10th, Radio City Music Hall will debut the remarkable Sinatra: His Voice. His World. His Way. — a multimedia presentation featuring rediscovered film and video footage of the late American musical legend, as well as performances by other legendary Sinatra contemporaries, synchronized with a 40-piece live orchestra, dancers, and stunning visual effects. A massive new PA system was installed at Radio City for the event, which will be completely and reliably controlled using the acclaimed XTA DP226 Speaker Management System.

In Sinatra: His Voice. His World. His Way. Sinatra’s music is introduced by rarely seen footage from Frank’s home movies and films, as well as short video sound bytes in which celebrities recount Sinatra’s life and prominent role in musical history. These interludes put the beloved tunes into the historical, social, and emotional context of his life. As befitting Sinatra’s place in the world’s musical pantheon, Radio City systems designer Dan Gerhard created a sound system that can capture the nuances of Sinatra’s performances and bring the prerecorded portions of the presentation into the digital era. ProMix/Electrotec, a division of PRG and one of the premiere providers of audio technology to the theatrical industry, delivered a total of 10 XTA DP226 digital speaker system controllers. The DP226 units manage a huge PA system designed specifically for this presentation, including 16 JBL VT4888 speakers hung in a center cluster to complement the video screen, as well as left and right speaker stacks consisting of 32 JBL VT4889 speakers.

“It’s a pretty amazing system for what is going to be an exceptional show,” comments Bob Rendon, Vice President of ProMix/Electrotec. “Dan Gerhard has designed an elegant system for the sound, and the multimedia approach to this will make a memorable show. It was Dan who specified the XTA DP226 for this project, and that reflects the kind of confidence we’ve seen from many theatrical clients in the DP226’s performance. It provides everything they’re looking for in a digital speaker control system, and more.”

ProMix/Electrotec will also be providing numerous XTA DP226 units for Radio City’s renowned Christmas Spectacular, with additional road show versions using JBL VerTec and L-Acoustics V-DOSC sound systems controlled by the DP226. “As a rental company, we’re designer-driven,” says Rendon. “And designers are asking for the DP226.”

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