TCS AUDIO SR SYSTEMS BRING OUT THE MUSIC
AT WINTER NAMM
Anaheim, CA … This year’s Winter NAMM show in Anaheim, CA drew what many industry pundits are touting as the largest crowds in recent memory. In addition to the activity on the convention floor, there were concerts, parties, and other events throughout the area, and Shadow Hills, CA-based Big Productions found itself smack dab in the center of much of the activity—providing sound reinforcement (SR) and lighting services. One such event was Ovation Guitars’ 40th Anniversary celebration, which included a 45-minute concert by legendary guitarist and Ovation endorser Al DiMiola. As is the case with all Big Productions setups, the sound system of choice consisted of products from the TCS Audio catalog.
Held on Saturday, January 21st in the combined A and B ballrooms of the Anaheim Hilton, Big Productions’ sound reinforcement system for the Ovation / Al DiMiola concert consisted of three TCS Audio TL1200 line array elements plus a single TL1200s subwoofer element flown on each side of the stage area, with the TL1200s positioned at the top of each stack. On the ground, two additional TL1200s subwoofers per side were placed into service for additional low frequency support. Stage monitoring was handled by a combination of TCS Audio TCS2120M and TCS1150M floor wedges.
To provide even coverage for both general public address and vocal performances along the front and center-most seating areas, TCS Audio’s TM206 loudspeaker enclosures were utilized along the stage lip. These speakers were also credited with adding to the clarity and presence of DiMiola’s guitar. Power for the entire system was provided by TCS Audio TA1400, TA2240, and TA2400 power amplifiers.
Rich Bartle, owner of Big Productions commented on the system’s performance, “The TCS Audio system used for this event did a terrific job supporting Al DiMiola and his band. DiMiola played an acoustic-electric guitar through a variety of effects processors, and was accompanied by a keyboard player, drummer, percussionist, and bass player. DiMiola’s performance was inspiring, and the TCS Audio system brought out the full range of his guitar’s personality. Performers and guests alike offered numerous positive comments regarding the system’s performance.”
Elsewhere during the four days of Winter NAMM, Big Productions had another TCS Audio SR system onsite at the Pulse, the downstairs club at the Hilton. For this system, Bartle chose the TCS Audio TCS1500 3-way enclosures and the TCS1800 subwoofers to give the rock and roll performances plenty of punch. Here, Mick Fleetwood, accompanied by Jack Cassidy of Jefferson Starship, Billy Burnett of Fogerty, and Skunk Baxter of the Doobie Brothers performed. Also appearing at the Pulse was Twisted Sister and Matchbox Romance.
And, of course, you can’t have a NAMM show without focusing on sales. Here, again, the TCS Audio equipment brought home the bacon. According to Bartle, “We arranged to block out some time to demonstrate the large venue TCS Audio system for some prospective customers from South America. When the TCS Audio sales team brought their guests by, we played a variety of program material, showed how the system’s ATM Flyware™ makes rigging a breeze, and answered all their questions—and yes, we closed the sale.”
TCS AUDIO SHIPS TM SERIES MULTIPURPOSE LOUDSPEAKERS
San Diego, CA … TCS Audio, a leading manufacturer of sound reinforcement products for touring professionals and fixed install applications, announces that the company’s TM Series loudspeaker products are now shipping. Consisting of twelve models—the TM10X, TM10XW, TM112, TM112R, TM112W, TM115, TM115R, TM115W, TM206, TM206W, TM215S, and TM215SW—the TM Series loudspeakers are equally at home in both portable and fixed install environments. The TM Series loudspeakers make an excellent choice for ballrooms, music clubs, performance theaters, houses of worship, and small outdoor events.
Available in either black with handles or white without handles to better match their surroundings, all TM Series products are finished with a rugged Duratex™ exterior and feature a foam-backed, powder-coated, 16-gauge perforated steel grill to protect the transducer compliment. The TM112 and TM115 are available in reversed versions for mirror image stage monitor applications. For permanent installations, all TM Series loudspeakers feature either Omnimount™ compatibility or include multiple 3/8? - 16 captive nuts for mounting. Further, models TM10X, TM112, TM115, and TM215S also include pole cups for use on speaker stands or pole mount applications.
The TM Series models TM10X, TM112, and TM115 feature slanted back enclosures—making these loudspeakers well suited for use as stage monitors. In fixed installations, these enclosures also make an excellent choice for wedge placement against the ceiling area. These models also include 4 parallel NL4 Speakon connectors—two on the back, and one on either side when used in monitor configuration.
The TM10X features a 10-inch high-powered B&C neodymium coaxial transducer mounted in a vented enclosure that can be used in full range or bi amp configurations. The TM112 is a full-range, two-way design featuring a 12-inch high-powered B&C neodymium LF transducer in a vented enclosure with a 1.4-inch exit B&C titanium HF compression driver coupled to a rotatable 80-degree by 60-degree horn to achieve desired pattern control. The TM112 supports full range or bi amp operation. The TM115 is a lightweight, full-range, two-way system with a 15-inch high-powered B&C neodymium LF transducer in a vented enclosure with a 1.4-inch exit B&C titanium HF compression driver coupled to a rotatable 80-degree by 60-degree horn for controlled dispersion. The TM115 supports full range or bi amp operation.
TCS Audio’s TM206 is a dedicated fill loudspeaker that can be used under balconies in theaters and auditoriums and also makes an outstanding choice in churches and boardrooms. This exceptionally versatile loudspeaker features dual 6-inch neodymium low-mid frequency transducers and a 1-inch exit, HF driver coupled to a 90-degree by 60-degree rotatable horn in a 13-ply birch enclosure. A steel “U” Bracket available.
Rounding out the TM Series is the TM215S compact subwoofer. The TM215S features dual 15-inch B&C LF transducers mounted in a bandpass enclosure. This versatile subwoofer can be used in passive crossover or by-pass mode, and includes casters for easy portability plus a pole mount base for use with satellite speakers such as the TM10X, TM112, and TM115.
Reflecting on the versatility of the entire TM Series product line, Craig Hockenberry, TCS Audio’s Director of Engineering and Marketing notes, “The TM Series loudspeakers are designed to deliver great sound and long lasting service. We believe this translates to exceptional value for today’s sound reinforcement professional.”
Located in San Diego, California, TCS Audio is a manufacturer of cutting edge sound reinforcement products for touring professionals and fixed install applications. The company’s products are manufactured with pride in the USA. For additional information on the new TM Series loudspeakers and all TCS Audio products, visit the company online at www.tcsaudio.com.
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TCS AUDIO UNVEILS MASSIVE NEW POWER AMP
San Diego, CA … TCS Audio, a leading provider of high-end sound reinforcement products for professional touring and fixed install applications, is pleased to introduce the new TA4000 power amplifier, the latest addition to the company’s venerable TA Series power amplifier line. Like all TA Series amplifiers, the new TA4000 capitalizes on the strengths of proven Class AB topology, includes the company’s highly regarded CTM™ (Constant Thermal Monitoring) technology, as well as parallel linked, XLR connectors for easy cascading of multiple amplifiers. With the introduction of the TA4000, TCS Audio adds greater power capacity for large-scale applications.
The new TA4000 delivers 2000 watts per channel* (4000 watts bridged) of pristine, chest pounding power at 4 ohms—enough to satisfy the most discriminating SR professional. Designed for use at large venue concert tours, music performance halls, and festivals, the TA4000 has a signal to noise ratio of greater than 100 dB and a THD factor of less than 0.03% (20 – 20k @ 3 dB below clipping).
Like all TA Series power amplifiers, the new TA4000 utilizes Class AB topology and high efficiency linear power supplies. This proven design yields consistent, reliable performance by way of low distortion, fast slew rates, and high damping factors—all the critical elements professionals demand.
To ensure cool running operation, the TA4000 incorporates TCS Audio’s Constant Thermal Monitoring technology. CTM manages the amplifier’s variable speed fan, which is mounted directly to the amplifier’s heat sink directing air across the heat sink’s fins in perpendicular fashion. This airflow system is extremely efficient and further contributes to the amplifier’s robust performance. The TA4000 also incorporates a thermal warning LED indicator to warn of approaching protective measures.
SR professionals will also appreciate the TA4000’s input connector configuration. The inclusion of both male and female locking XLR connectors on each channel facilitates easy cascading of multiple amplifiers when driving a loudspeaker array.
Additional TA4000 features include both binding post and Speakon output connectors, switches for easy selection of parallel, bridged, or stereo operation, plus switches for power limiting on/off and ground lift. Channel indicators include LEDs for signal, 50% and 80% power, clip, and limiter. With detented level controls for easy setting repeatability and a rugged 12- and 16-guage powder coated steel chassis, the TA4000 power amplifier has all the essentials to deliver reliable, world-class performance.
According to Craig Hockenberry, TCS Audio’s Director of Engineering and Marketing, “The new TA4000 represents the culmination of our company’s engineering efforts and is designed to provide audio professionals with a great sounding, uncompromising power source that is second to none.”
TCS Audio’s new TA4000 power amplifier carries an MSRP of $1,995 and will be available in the 4th quarter of 2005.
Located in San Diego, California, TCS Audio is a manufacturer of leading edge sound reinforcement products for touring professionals and fixed install applications. The company’s products are manufactured with pride in the USA. For additional information on the TA4000 and all TCS Audio products, visit the company online at www.tcsaudio.com.
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* EIA @ 1 kHz and 0.1% THD both channels driven
TCS AUDIO SELECTS SIRIUS MARKETING
San Diego, CA … TCS Audio, a leading provider of high-end sound reinforcement products for professional touring and fixed install applications, has appointed Michael Hurwitz and Sirius Marketing to its field sales force. Well known in the pro audio community, Sirius Marketing will represent TCS Audio throughout northern and central California, northern Nevada, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, and Hawaii.
With extensive industry experience as a performing musician, engineer, and sales professional, Hurwitz’ background includes stints with Patti LaBelle, Stevie Nicks, and Eddie Money, as well as filmwork, radio, and jingle production. Hurwitz launched Sirius Marketing in 1997 and, since that time, has come to represent a number of high profile equipment manufacturers.
Hurwitz, owner of Sirius Marketing, reflected on his firm’s appointment as TCS Audio’s newest addition to the company’s sales team, “TCS Audio has established an enviable position for itself among the leading manufacturers of high-end sound reinforcement products for the pro touring and contractor markets. I’m delighted to be joining this vibrant organization and look forward to representing them throughout my various sales regions.”
Bill Koehler, TCS Audio’s Sales Manager, expressed enthusiasm over Hurwitz’ appointment, “Michael Hurwitz brings a wealth of experience—both from an application and sales perspective—to TCS Audio’s sales and marketing efforts. All of us at TCS Audio are excited
to have him with us. I’m confident Michael will be a tremendous asset as we move forward.”
Located in San Diego, California, TCS Audio is a manufacturer of leading edge sound reinforcement products for touring professionals and fixed install applications. The company’s products are manufactured with pride in the USA. For additional information on TCS Audio and its products, visit the company online at www.tcsaudio.com.
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TCS AUDIO OFFERS EASE FOCUS
Industry-Standard Software Enables Optimal System Configuration
San Diego, CA … TCS Audio, a leading manufacturer of high-end sound reinforcement products for professional touring and fixed install applications, is pleased to announce the availability of SDA’s (Software Design Ahnert) EASE Focus. EASE Focus aiming software is a two-dimensional, acoustic simulation program that facilitates the configuration and modeling of line arrays.
Available for download from TCS Audio’s website (www.tcsaudio.com), SDA’s EASE Focus facilitates modeling of the company’s TL1200 Line Array. With EASE Focus, sound reinforcement professionals and installers have a powerful tool that facilitates quick and easy prediction of the TL1200’s performance in any user-defined venue. Further, the TL1200 optimized software also calculates the array's dimensions, weight, and center of gravity to determine correct pick points and hang angles.
According to Craig Hockenberry, TCS Audio’s Director of Engineering and Marketing, “SDA’s EASE Focus represents an important addition to our arsenal of tools for sound reinforcement professionals. EASE is recognized throughout our industry as the software application of choice for configuring the optimal settings to achieve the greatest performance from line array systems. As a free download, this important tool is not only essential for current TCS Audio equipment users—it is an equally important means of assisting prospective customers in determining how our company’s products can best serve their requirements.”
Designed for arenas, theaters, amphitheaters, outdoor events, and similar environments, TCS Audio’s TL1200 is a very high efficiency, full-range, 3-way line array element and serves as the main element within the TCS Audio TL Series line array system. Utilizing dual 12-inch neodymium transducers, four six-inch slot loaded midrange drivers, and three 1-inch exit Mylar compression drivers, the TL1200 features a proprietary quick release pin rigging system for use in either overhead suspension or ground stack applications. The TL1200S is the matching subwoofer compliment.
Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, Software Design Ahnert is a software development firm specializing in scientific and technical applications—with a focus on acoustics, architecture, low-current, light, and stage design. In addition to applications for administration, controlling and system engineering, the company is also involved in client/server Internet applications.
About TCS Audio
Located in San Diego, California, TCS Audio is a manufacturer of leading edge sound reinforcement products for touring professionals and fixed install applications. The company’s products are manufactured with pride in the USA.
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TCS AUDIO APPOINTS DIMENSION/POINT IX MARKETING
San Diego, CA … TCS Audio, a leading provider of high-end sound reinforcement products for professional touring and fixed install applications, announces the addition of Dimension/Point IX Marketing to its field sales force. Guided by company principals Phil Canavespe and Jerry Chambers, Dimension/Point IX Marketing will represent TCS Audio in the south central states of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana.
With offices in both the Houston and Dallas, Texas metropolitan areas, Dimension/Point IX Marketing enjoys a wealth of experience in the professional touring and installed sound market sectors. Representing a range of products that compliment TCS Audio’s offerings, the addition of Dimension/Point IX Marketing is certain to increase TCS Audio’s visibility in this important territory.
Commenting on their appointment as the newest addition to the TCS Audio sales organization, Dimension/Point IX Marketing’s President Phil Canavespe stated, “We are pleased to be part of the TCS Audio team. All of us here at Dimension/Point IX Marketing look forward to the opportunity to market TCS Audio’s products successfully in our territory.”
Expressing confidence in the new sales group, Bill Koehler, TCS Audio’s Sales Manager, remarked, “We welcome Dimension/Point IX into the growing TCS sales family. I'm confident their territory is now in good hands.”
Located in San Diego, California, TCS Audio is a manufacturer of leading edge sound reinforcement products for touring professionals and fixed install applications. The company’s products are manufactured with pride in the USA.
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TCS AUDIO SR SYSTEM IN RESIDENCE
ON CENTERSTAGING’S STAGE 9
Burbank, CA … Whether it’s preparation for the Grammy or Academy Awards, or an upcoming tour for musical artists such as Gloria Estefan, Kid Rock, or Creed, there’s only one place to rehearse, pull it all together, and be ready for the main event. That place is CenterStaging Musical Productions, Inc. Recognized throughout the music and entertainment industries as the place to get ready for prime time, CenterStaging plays host to seemingly every major artist and awards show there is. And for a sound reinforcement company, there is simply no better place to have your equipment. So what gear do the top pros use when they rehearse at CenterStaging? If they’re in Studio 9, it’s a system from TCS Audio.
The TCS Audio system consists of the company’s TCS1150MB and TCS2120MB floor monitors, TCS1800 subwoofers, and TCS1500 3-way side fills / mains. The room also has a 4-way drum fill consisting of the 3-way TCS1500 enclosure placed on top of a single TCS1800 subwoofer. All TCS Audio loudspeaker products employ transducers from Italy’s B&C Speakers—recognized worldwide for their superior sonic performance. The entire rig is biamped using BSS FDS-334T MiniDrive loudspeaker management processors.
Earlier in the year, when CenterStaging needed twelve monitor mixes for preparation and rehearsal of the 2005 Grammy Awards, they turned to TCS Audio for the solution. James Brown, Usher, and Jamie Fox’s tribute to Ray Charles were all rehearsed using TCS Audio’s TCS1150MB and TCS2120MB floor monitors, fed from a Yamaha PM4000 mixing console.
According to Lou Carnevale, CenterStaging’s General Manager, “Our TCS Audio system resides, for the most part, on Stage 9, though it moves to other stages on occasion. Our experience with the equipment has consistently been good, and we’ve found that it does particularly well with hard rock acts and others who typically crank up the volume. Recently, our system has been used by a considerable number of acts, including Jada Pinkett-Smith and Wicked Wisdom, Marilyn Manson, The Veronicas, Ryan Cabrera, and DJ AM with Travis Barker to name but a few—and the equipment has received positive feedback in all cases.”
“We are absolutely thrilled to be part of CenterStaging’s equipment arsenal,” states Craig Hockenberry, TCS Audio’s Director of Engineering and Marketing. “CenterStaging has an incredible facility and is a perfect venue to expose our systems to some of the best acts and live sound engineers working today.”
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TCS Audio Subs Thunder Through Coachella
Hundreds of thousands of people flocked to Southern California’s Coachella Valley Music Festival this year to enjoy two full days of music supplied by over 50 artists. Los Angeles’ U.S. Audio & Lighting, which supplied production for multiple stages at the event, chose TCS2800 subwoofers for the Outdoor Theater Stage.
“We used 24, 12 per side, stacked 4 high and 3 wide. We powered each side with 6 Crown MA5002VZ amps. We were very pleased that the throw of the TCS2800 kept up with the 12 box V-Dosc / dV-Dosc Array. We focused our array drawing at 300’. We had the strong clear sub response we needed to cover the distance. The TCS2800 subs projected as we had hoped they would. We had plenty of thump! Our system tech and the crowd were all pleased.,” stated Pete Doctor, owner of U.S. Audio & Lighting.
The TCS Audio TCS2800 is a dual 18” co-planar loaded dedicated subwoofer system capable of producing a max SPL of 141dB / 1meter. The TCS2800 is applicable for use on concert tours, festivals, indoor and outdoor live performance venues and large worship centers.
All TCS Audio products are designed and built at their 80,000 sq. ft. facility in San Diego, California. TCS Audio is dedicated to providing the utmost performance and quality to meet the needs of the live sound and install industries. TCS Audio products are sold through dealer networks within the United States and abroad. Dealer inquiries welcome. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
TCS Audio TL1200 Line Array at the Laughlin River Run
TCS Audio Speaker and amplifier products were used exclusively on the outdoor main stage at the Pioneer Hotel and Gambling Hall, for the world famous Laughlin River Run. The estimated 60,000 motorcycle enthusiasts in attendance were treated to the bands Warrant, and the Martin Brothers Band from Discovery Channel’s "Biker Build Off" series.
The TL1200 Line Array system performed flawlessly, ground stacked four per side on top of four-foot high sound wings. There were four TCS2800 Subs per side under the wings. Rich Bartle from BIG Productions states, ”This combination was extremely powerful, and more than sufficient for the outdoor concert area. The coverage was smooth and even.” On stage were four TCS2120Mb monitors, and four TCS 1150Mb monitors.
Bartle adds, ”The new line of TA Amplifiers were amazingly clean and efficient, they never even hit the 50% light. We used TA1400s and TA2240s for the TL1200 line arrays, and TA2400s for the TCS2800 subs during the three day festival.”
All TCS Audio products are designed and built at their 80,000 sq. ft. facility in San Diego, California. TCS Audio is dedicated to providing the utmost performance and quality to meet the needs of the live sound and install industries. TCS Audio products are sold through dealer networks within the United States and abroad. Dealer inquiries welcome. For more information please email email@example.com
TCS Audio Introducing New Products at NAMM
San Diego, CA - January 3, 2005 - TCS Audio, the professional sound reinforcement division of the Carvin Corporation is introducing five new speaker products at the NAMM show. New products include multi-purpose mains/monitors that can be pole mounted with rotatable horns, a small form factor club sub, an under balcony speaker, and a very versatile multi-purpose 10" coaxial speaker that can be used in a wide variety of situations. All five products are expected to ship in Q1 of 2005.
TCS introduced a new medium format line array at the recent AES show which will also be displayed. The line array will be ready to ship in January. TCS systems are being used in four after-hours NAMM shows through B.I.G. Productions, located near Burbank.
TCS will be displaying their speaker and amps systems in booth 4490A.
TCS Audio Debuts at NAMM with Six Shows
San Diego, CA - January 10, 2005 - TCS Audio, the new sound reinforcement division of the Carvin Corporation, debuts at NAMM with six after-hours shows highlighting their high-end speaker systems. B.I.G. Productions, headed up by Rich and Chase Bartle will be providing the speaker systems for the various NAMM shows. With headquarters near Burbank, B.I.G. Productions has produced a wide variety of shows in Southern California using TCS Audio systems.
"We are gearing up for a very promising 2005," states Bill Koehler, sales manager for TCS. "We had an excellent turn out at the AES Show and we are very excited about the coming year. The line array is going to be a huge hit due to it's performance and aggressive pricing. We also have great multi-purpose speakers and install-specific products coming early in 2005. For a new division with new products, the interest has been quite surprising."
TCS is looking to sign qualified dealers and reps. All products are manufactured in the company's 80,000 square foot factory in San Diego, California.
TCS Audio Building Demo/Training Room
San Diego, CA - January 10, 2005 - TCS Audio is building a demonstration and training room at the company headquarters in San Diego, California. The room, scheduled for completion early in Q1 of 2005, will provide the ability to demo speaker and amps systems in real world environments. Full multi-media capabilities are planned including stage and lighting, surround audio, a large presentation screen for training, and A/V equipment for recorded or live web cast sessions.
"The demo room will be a wonderful tool for us," states Michael Newman, Director of Marketing and Sales for TCS. "We can demo our full line of speaker and amp systems in real-world environments, hold training sessions and even provide live web casts with two-way communication. The web casts are the perfect tool to reach out to dealers, reps, specifiers and production companies. We want live interaction so that we can answer direct questions from participants."
TCS Audio is a division of the Carvin Corporation which has an 80,000 square foot factory in San Diego, California. All TCS products are manufactured and shipped from San Diego.
TCS Audio Line Array Tests at Center Staging
San Diego, CA - January 9, 2005 - TCS Audio performed final testing of a new line array system on Soundstage One at Center Staging, LA's premiere rehearsal facility, during the first week of January.
"We are extremely pleased with the sound quality and performance of our medium format line array," states Michael Newman, Director of Marketing and Sales for TCS Audio. "We completed our testing so quickly that we scrambled to bring in local dealers and touring companies to hear the system before we had to break down. They were all impressed and described the line array as smooth and punchy. I think we have a winner."
The system consists of a full range cabinet and a matching sub using all B & C drivers. The line array was designed by Craig Hockenberry, the chief designer for all of the TCS loudspeaker systems. Six full range cabinets and four subs were flown per side. Ground-stacked TCS2800 subs were also added to the system for listening tests.
The 9800 square foot sound stage was needed for final measurements and testing. TCS has speaker systems at Center Staging which are used by name acts for pre-show rehearsals.
The medium format array will be shipping in quantities in Q1 of this year along with five new loudspeaker systems for install and live sound applications. TCS will be demonstrating all of their products at the NSCA Show in March which will be held in Orlando, Florida.
About TCS Audio
TCS Audio, the high-end sound reinforcement division of the Carvin Corporation is dedicated to providing the utmost in performance and quality. TCS is large enough to meet the needs of the live sound industry yet small enough to maintain intimate communication channels with dealers and users.
Audio Introduces Line Array and Amps
San Diego, CA – October 20, 2004 – TCS Audio unveiled
a medium format line array system and amplifiers at the AES Show
held in San Francisco on October 28-31st. TCS Audio is a division
of the Carvin Corporation which officially announced the division
launch this summer.
TL1200 is a full-range, line array that provides two 12"
Neodymium drivers in split quadrant waveguides to reduce side
lobing, four 6" slot-loaded mid-range drivers and three 1"
Mylar drivers. The high frequency drivers are incorporated into
the TCS Pure PathTM Lens System. The Pure Path system is coaxially
coupled to the mid frequency horn.
matching line array sub, the TL1200S, features dual 12" drivers
designed for TCS by B & C which is the exclusive driver supplier
for all of the TCS speakers.
The line array system features a proprietary quick release pin
rigging system, from ATM Flyware, which can be used for overhead
suspension or ground stacking. Emphasis on ease of use, weight
reduction and durability were priorities in the design.
The TA series of amplifiers is a class AB design with advanced
over-current/overload protection, DC protection and constant thermal
monitoring (CTMTM technology) to manage variable speed fans and
thermal characteristics. Power configurations include 1400, 2600
and 4000 watt versions.
amplifiers are housed in 16-gauge steel chassis for maximum protection.
The line array system and amps will be available in quantities
early in the first quarter of 2005.
The products are all built in the company’s state of the
art 80,000 square foot factory in San Diego, California.
Audio Adds Sales Manager
San Diego, CA October 7, 2004 TCS
Audio, the professional sound reinforcement division of Carvin
Corporation, has appointed Bill Koehler as Sales Manager. Mr.
Koehler comes to TCS with many years of experience in the audio
brokerage business, having founded HTICS 14 years ago. I
was blown away by the whole Carvin corporate dynamic, states
This company has the resources and drive to take on an industry
in which acquisitions and mergers have raised uncertainty. Carvin
was founded in 1946, and remains a family owned and directed entity.
Bill Koehler, teaming up with the companys field rep Rich
Bartle, will focus on dealer coverage, not saturation so that
they can provide good communication channels with dealers and
All of the TCS Audio products are designed and built in San Diego
using the companys state-of-the-art 80,000 square foot factory.
A line array system and amplifiers will be introduced at the AES
show in San Francisco. B & C drivers are used exclusively.
Dealer inquiries are encouraged.
Audio Debuts High Performance Speaker Line
San Diego, CA August 20, 2004 TCS Audio, a new high-end
sound reinforcement division of the Carvin Corporation has announced
a speaker product line suitable for medium to large music venue
"The speakers were designed to meet the demanding needs of
professional touring companies and successful music venues alike,"
states Craig Hockenberry, speaker designer for TCS. "Our
team looked at what was available on the market and created competing
products that have aggressive price points. Everything else was
secondary to quality and performance."
B & C drivers are used exclusively. The products are built
in the companys state-of-the-art 80,000 square foot factory
in San Diego. The speaker line up includes a full range 3-way
cabinet for medium to far throw applications that provides two
15s, 2 horn-loaded MF 8s, and a 2" HF horn. A matching sub
is available with two compound planar 18" woofers for maximum
low frequency response.
The 1150M monitors recently debuted at the Roxy on Sunset Strip
and were used by the Platinum-selling band P.O.D. for their summer
Audio Installs Systems at Burbanks Center Staging
Diego, CA July 22, 2004 TCS Audio, the high-end
sound reinforcement division of the Carvin Corporation, is providing
complete speaker and amp systems to Center Staging, the premiere
rehearsal facility for touring bands and music production shows.
in the early 80s, Center Stagings multiple studios
and soundstages provide complete rehearsal solutions for the highest
end touring acts and award show clients. The company has been
steadily growing and in 1996 opened a second facility outside
Philadelphia called, Center Staging East.
are absolutely thrilled to provide systems to Center Staging,"
states Michael Newman, Marketing and Sales Director for TCS Audio.
"They have an incredible facility and are a perfect choice
to get our systems heard by some of the best acts and live sound
engineers working today."
Audio will be installing complete, tour-ready systems so that
a rehearsing band could simply pack it up and take it with them
when they leave. By providing B & C drives exclusively, ATM
designed flyware, and aggressive pricing, TCS hopes to gain market
share quickly with their new offerings. Amplifiers and a new line
array system will be highlighted at the upcoming AES show in October.
The company is looking for dealers.
Audio Debuts at the Roxy
San Diego, CA August 18, 2004 TCS Audio, a new high-end
sound reinforcement division of the Carvin Corporation provided
monitors to Steel Pulse, the Grammy-winning reggae band for their
August performances at the Roxy on the Sunset Strip.
The Roxy called TCS and made the monitor request. Jason, the Front
of House Engineer said, "These monitors were a perfect addition
to our rig. We needed more monitors to meet the rider and the
combination of our current system and TCS was seamless. The monitors
sounded great. The band was happy."
"We are very excited to have the opportunity to put systems
in the world famous Roxy for the Steel Pulse shows," stated
Rich Bartle, manufacturers representative for TCS Audio.
"This type of exposure helps us get the message out that
we have some excellent products that meet, and exceed, the needs
of award-winning acts and nightclubs."
The TCS monitors were also on the road this summer with the Platinum-selling,
high-energy band P.O.D. B & C drivers are used exclusively
in all of the speakers.
Announces New Live Sound Division
Diego, CA July 22, 2004 Carvin Corporation, the
family-run musical instrument and electronics manufacturer has
launched a new division for high-end live sound applications.
TCS Audio will provide high-performance sound reinforcement products
which will be distributed through dealers.
are already being used on tour by platinum-selling artists and
installed in well-known venues in Southern California. The companys
goals are to provide high-end products, reasonable prices and
excellent support. B & C drivers are used exclusively in the
have a great working relationship with TCS," states Ralph
Nichols, National Sales Manager for B & C Speakers NA. We
know they are committed to quality and performance and we are
thrilled to be the sole driver supplier for their systems."
Audio is signing up dealers now. The evaluation program allows
dealers to sample the products risk free with a free freight policy.
In business for over 50 years, the company has an 80,000 square
foot state-of-the-art factory in San Diego, California. The company
states that they are large enough to meet the needs of the contracting
and touring markets, yet small enough to provide intimate communications
channels with dealers and users.