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CHINA: Tom Lee Engineering recently teamed up with Mackie, One Systems and Sony to unveil the brands’ latest product lines at its newly opened 279 sq-m multi-purpose service facility in Shatin. Tom Lee Engineering reports that the event was fully booked, having been attended by pro audio system integrators, dealers, engineers and end-users from the education, communications and hospitality sectors.

The product launch event combined seminars and live demonstrations, covering Mackie’s digital mixers and speakers, One Systems’ weatherproof sound reinforcement systems and Sony’s wireless power microphone packages.

Mike Torlone of One Systems led a discussion on weatherproof sound systems, discussing the features that are beneficial for outdoor applications, such as three-layer rain shield grilles and weather treated components. The newly released Natatorium series speaker systems (comprising the 108/NAT and 112/NAT) made their Chinese debut at the event, which are specifically designed for use in indoor swimming pools, employing a chlorine-based chemical resistance. A highlight of this segment was Mr Torlone’s talk on the brand’s throat technology and inside/only voice coil design.

Following this, Rohan Smith, director of APAC sales, Loud Technologies Inc led a discussion on enhanced digital mixing and sound reinforcement power. A wealth of recently released Mackie products were covered in detail, the stars of which were the VLZ4 series analogue mixers as well as the DL series of digital compact mixers. The main PA system in the seminar room relied on Mackie’s MRmk3 series powered studio monitors, allowing Mr Smith to demonstrate the flexibility and mobility of the DL series, including the DL806 eight-channel and DL1608 16-channel digital live sound mixers, using an iPhone and iPad for control. Meanwhile, the 1,600W SRM systems, comprising the SRM550 and SRM650 loudspeakers and a SRM1850 subwoofer, and the HD series of scalable, arrayable powered loudspeakers catered to all attendees’ interests.

Meanwhile, Steven Yim of Sony discussed the benefits of the manufacturer’s DWZ digital wireless headset and lavalier set series, the SRS M50 portable speakers, as well as the DWZ B30GB, DWZ M70 and B70HL digital wireless microphone packages. Mr Yim then carried out a feedback test by using the DWZM70 presentation microphone, demonstrating its wireless reliability.

At the end of the event, a band performed using Sony’s SRS M50 microphones, a Mackie 2404VLZ4 mixer and DLM12 loudspeakers along with DLM12S subwoofers.

‘Tom Lee Engineering’s seminar facility and demonstration area are world class and it was fantastic to be able to present in this environment,’ enthused Mr Smith. ‘I received a wealth of positive feedback from the audience and it was definitely a remarkable event which should contribute to the success of the new products in Hong Kong.’