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Yamaha Holds Digital SR Class, NEXO Demos in Nashville

The Yamaha Commercial Audio Training Seminars (YCATS) group will hold its two-day Digital Sound Reinforcement (DSR) 101 class on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 5 and 6, 2009, in Nashville. Sponsored in part by Shure Inc., the class provides complete audio system design and networking solutions and will focus on set-up techniques ranging from microphones to large-scale speakers. Topics include gain construction, attenuator settings and SPL estimation.

Yamaha DSR101 course components include fundamental concepts such as dB, SPL, dBu and dBV calculations and level management; cables for various signal formats, word clock distribution; microphone techniques, including microphone characteristics, how to select a microphone, and digital microphone technology; wireless technology, including how to maximize the benefits of wireless systems and managing frequencies; digital vs. analog systems; and speakers and processors, including designing output systems and level management for system protection.

In addition, NEXO product managers will provide an in-depth demonstration of NEXO speakers, including the new GEO S12 Line Array Series, and PS and Alpha E speakers.

The two-day course is designed to assist audio engineers, system designers, system techs, audio operators in houses of worship, and live sound venue/tour engineers with obtaining a better understanding of available solutions.

In order to maximize the Digital SR System 101 training seminar and NEXO demo experience, attendance for the seminar is limited. There is no cost for attending and breakfast and lunch will provided. Travel and accommodations are the responsibility of the attendee.

To attend, you must reserve your spot in advance at or by visiting the YCATS blog at The location and class time will be provided upon registering online.

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