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GENELEC 8020A ACTIVE MONITORS ASSURE GREAT SOUND FOR
METROVISION’S HD-1 REMOTE UNIT
— HD-1 has
covered the Olympics in Vancouver, Yoko Ono in New York, the Yankees
in spring training and much more with two sets of Genelec 8020A Active
MA, May 24, 2010 — New York-based production and broadcast
service provider Metrovision’s
HD-1 remote production truck has recently been a fixture for the audio
production of high-profile events. In just the first few months of
2010, it has been a key part of the sound production for numerous
events. Highlights have included comedian/commentator Bill Maher’s
recent HBO special; Yoko Ono’s “We Are Plastic Ono Band”
77th birthday celebration concert at the Brooklyn Academy of Music
(featuring Eric Clapton); the Winter Olympics in Vancouver; on site
in Tampa Bay, Florida, for the New York Yankees’ spring training
season broadcast on the YES network; the Yankees in Boston playing
against the Red Sox, for a Japanese NHK broadcast; the 2010 NBC Upfront
presentation; and NYU’s graduation ceremony at Yankee Stadium.
Aboard the HD-1, all reference audio is done via 8020A
Bi-Amplified Active Monitors from Genelec,
the pioneer in Active Monitoring technology for three decades.
Genelec monitors are installed in two separate areas of the HD-1 vehicle.
The audio control room has a complete 5.1 system utilizing five Genelec
8020A monitors and a Genelec 7050B
Active Subwoofer for low-frequency reproduction. The truck’s
production room has five more 8020A monitors set up in a surround
configuration but without a subwoofer. “There needs to be a
lot of communication between people working in the production area,
and LFE in there would hinder that,” says Paul Wolf, Engineer-in-Charge
on the HD-1. “But we know that we’re getting great low-frequency
response from the Genelec sub in the audio control room, so there’s
nothing to worry about.”
additional pairs of Genelec 8020A’s are also kept aboard the
HD-1 for use inside broadcast venues, such as for remote audio, from
green rooms and other areas, that is fed back to the HD-1’s
control room. That creates an all-Genelec monitoring environment,
no matter where the audio is being heard. “That consistency
means a lot to making the broadcasts sound as good as they do,”
Wolf says, adding that the quality-control area of the HD-1 is also
slated to get a set of Genelec 6010A
Desktop Bi-Amplified Loudspeakers in the near future.
notes that the decision to outfit the HD-1 with Genelec monitors was
based on sound and size. “It’s a lot of sound for the
size, which is exactly what you’re looking for when it comes
to monitoring in a confined space,” he says. “And as broadcast
sound for sports has gotten better, we need the absolute best monitors
available, and we have them in the Genelecs.”
more information, please visit www.genelecusa.com.
Photo Caption: New York-based production and broadcast service provider
Metrovision’s HD-1 remote production truck, featuring Genelec
8020A Bi-Amplified Active Monitors and 7050B Active Subwoofers in
a 5.1 array, on location at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver.
Genelec, the pioneer in Active Monitoring technology, is celebrating
over 30 years of designing and manufacturing active loudspeakers for
true and accurate sound reproduction. Genelec is credited with promoting
the concept of active transducer technology, which many manufacturers
are just now incorporating into their products. Since its inception
in 1978, Genelec has concentrated its efforts and resources into creating
active monitors with unparalleled sonic integrity. The result is an
active speaker system that has earned global acclaim for its accurate
imaging, extremely high acoustic output from small enclosures, true
high-fidelity with low distortion, and deep, rich bass.
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with which they are associated.
more information on the complete range of Genelec Active Monitoring
Systems, contact: Genelec Inc., 7 Tech Circle, Natick, MA 01760. Tel:
(508) 652-0900; Fax: (508) 652-0909;