Flagship line source array system takes top prize this year in category of “Indispensable Technology – Audio”
LAS VEGAS — L-ACOUSTICS proudly announces that its K1 stadium line array system was recognized with the award for “Indispensable Technology – Audio” at the 10th annual Parnelli Awards ceremony held at the Rio All Suites Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on October 22nd.
Each year since 1991 this prestigious dinner event and awards ceremony has shined the spotlight those individuals and companies that have made significant contributions or advancements to the live event production industry. Potential winners are nominated and voted on by a jury of professional sound and lighting peers, and achieving an award in a given category is considered a prized honor.
“We are very thankful and humbled by this recognition of our innovative K1 system,” says Stephane Ecalle, L-ACOUSTICS’ marketing director. “But much of the honor should also be extended to those K1/KUDO/LA8 Rental Network owners, sound designers, and touring engineers that have collaborated with us during the product’s Pilot Phase because their contributions truly helped hone K1 into the remarkable system that it is today.”
These early adopters of K1 include: Adlib Audio (UK), Agora (Italy), Arpege Son Lumiere (France), Black Box Music (Germany), Britannia Row Productions (UK), Clearwing Productions (US), Dispatch (France), Euroshow (Russia), Firehouse Productions (US), Hibino (Japan), Jands Production Services (Australia), Loud and Clear (US), Loudness (Brazil), Mid-America Sound (US), MSI Japan, Music & Lights (Sweden), Potar Hurlant (France), Rat Sound (US), Rent-All (Netherlands), Satis&fy (Germany), Sirius Showequipment (Germany), Solotech (Canada), Sound Image (US), SSE Audio Group (UK), and Tokyo Sanko (Japan).
In related news, Sound Image of Escondido, California was honored with the award for Sound Company of the Year, while six-time TEC Award winner Robert Scovill took the prize for FOH Mixer of the Year. Sound Image was one of the first North American sound companies to purchase L-ACOUSTICS’ K1 system, putting it into the hands of Scovill early this year for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ highly-successful Mojo tour.
Furthermore, A1 Audio’s Al Siniscal — who previously installed one of the world’s largest V-DOSC systems into Las Vegas’ Planet Hollywood (formerly Aladdin) Theatre — was honored for his technical contributions with the Audio Innovator of the Year award. And Miami Gardens, Florida-based Beach Sound — a longtime member of L-ACOUSTICS’ Rental Network — was also presented with an award for Hometown Hero Sound.
For additional info on the 2010 Parnelli Awards, visit www.parnelliawards.com.
L-ACOUSTICS is a leading innovator and manufacturer of high-performance loudspeakers, amplifiers and signal processing devices for touring and installed sound markets. Known around the globe for pioneering and championing the modern line array loudspeaker concept with V-DOSC, the company has received numerous accolades for its K1, KUDO, KIVA, ARCS, XT coaxial loudspeaker systems and SB line of subwoofer enclosures, all powered and processed with the LA4 and LA8 amplified controllers in fulfillment of a “total system approach.” L-ACOUSTICS products for the US market are distributed by L-ACOUSTICS US of Oxnard, California.
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