Red Rocks Ampitheatre (Colorado Springs, Colo.) installed its first permanent audio system, which included QSC's CX902s, CX502s and CX302s amps.
Lectrosonics contributed $10,000 to support the NSCA Education Foundation, including programs such as Project EST (training and certification for electronic systems installers, technicians and integrators) and student memberships. In other NSCA news, the association recently launched a new Grassroots Legislative Action Center for the 2005 legislative session. Go online to use it at www.nsca.org…The Abbey Club (West Hollywood) expanded its space to 16,000 square feet. The Avalon Group's (L.A.) Jon Blanchard installed MacPherson loudspeakers. Eight M2Xs and three Scholar 118 subs are flown and are driven by QSC PL236 amps…DiGiCo's D5 Live console is in use at audio education facility Full Sail (Winterland Park, FL) to help teach Show Production & Touring Associate students. School program director Dana Roun says, “We have a responsibility to expose [students] to the low, mid and high level of audio consoles.”…The Atempo Group (Istanbul, Ankara, Antalya) has been appointed as the exclusive distributor for Midas and Klark Teknik in Turkey; the group also handles distribution for Electro-Voice and Dynacord. Atempo's Okan Akbay says, “Both brands have the advantage of international recognition and reputations built over many decades because they both have an eye on the future.”…Dave Chapman from Blaydon Communications (Newcastle, England) completed an installation for club Halo in Leeds. The site, a large 104-year-old deconsecrated Congregational Church, was built in the Gothic revival style and is located near Leeds University. Vaulted ceilings and monolithic stoneware presented unique acoustical challenges. To overcome them, a select and diverse mix of KV2 (Woodinville, WA) products — EX10, EX2.2 and EX2.5m ES1.0 and ES2.5 and ES1.8 subwoofers — were installed and are controlled by EPAK2500 amplifiers.