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L.A. Recording Academy Revamps Boardroom

Pictured from left: Neil Portnow, president, NARAS; George Augspurger, president, Perception Inc.; John Eargle, president, JME Consulting Corporation; Leslie Lewis, director, NARAS P&E Wing; Peter Chaikin, director, recording and broadcast, JBL Professional; and Jeff Harris, western region sales manager, Lexicon Professional

With the help of Harman Pro and talent such as Phil Ramone, George Augspurger, John Eargle and Academy director Leslie Lewis, the Los Angeles headquarters of the Recording Academy recently completed a new state-of-the-art sound system for its boardroom.

The room now features a 5.1 sound system that comprises soffit-mounted JBL Professional LSR6332 three-way 12-inch studio monitors. The low end comprises two LSR6312SP subwoofers with JBL RMC Room Mode Correction. The system also includes three Crown Reference 1 Power Amplifiers. Surround processing is via a Lexicon MC12, and a JBL synthesis system serves as the graphic room EQ.

“The room sounds superb!” says Peter Chaikin, director of recording and broadcast at JBL Professional. “Given the high profile of the Grammy Awards and the supreme level of talent that would be listening to music in the room, we viewed the system as a reference test for our professional and consumer components. It’s very reassuring to get the vote from such an esteemed, talented group.”

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