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Lab.Gruppen nominated for 2008 TEC Award

Lab.Gruppen nominated for 2008 TEC Award
The Mix Foundation for Excellence in Audio recently announced that Lab.gruppen’s PLM 10000Q has been nominated for a Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Award in the Amplifier Technology category.

The TEC Awards, sponsored by US-based Mix magazine, is the world's most prominent forum honouring outstanding achievement in professional audio production and product design. Winners will be announced in San Francisco on October 3rd during the Audio Engineering Society (AES) convention.

Lab.gruppen managing director Tomas Lilja is delighted with the nomination. “We have collaborated with some of the biggest names in pro audio, notably Dolby Lake from a manufacturing point of view, and Clair Brothers from a user perspective in order to create a series of products that is perfectly suited to the demands of modern tour sound,” he noted.

“The result is our new Powered Loudspeaker Management or PLM Series which goes way beyond the capacities of a traditional power amplifier to offer touring companies a new way of doing business.

"By replacing their traditional amplifier solution with PLM, companies can radically reduce the size and weight of their racks and still come out on top in terms of power, sound quality and processing power thanks to the unique combination of a tried and tested Lab.gruppen amplifier platform with industry-standard Dolby Lake processing.

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"We’re very pleased that the TEC Awards panel of industry professionals has recognized the pioneering achievement in developing such a product with a nomination for a coveted TEC Award.”

Conceived from the outset as a comprehensive drive system for any type of loudspeaker, the PLM 10000Q utilizes proven Dolby Lake Processor technology and expands upon it with a suite of load verification and performance monitoring features.
Its power amplification builds on the foundation of the road-tested FP+ and legendary fP Series providing the same sonic signature - powerful, tight bass and transparent high frequency response.

New distribution

In a separate announcement, the Swedish manufacturer has  
appointed TC Electronic Switzerland as its new Swiss distributor as of July 1.

Long-standing national sales manager for TC Electronic Switzerland, Giovanni Dolci, will be handling day-to-day operations for the Lab.gruppen brand in the region.

Lab.gruppen’s international sales manager, Claus Behrens, considers the move to be an extremely positive one. “On a personal level, Giovanni is a huge asset to the team,” states Behrens. “He knows the industry inside out and has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the Lab.gruppen range. Furthermore, everyone in the business knows and respects him, so he is a great ambassador for the Lab.gruppen brand.

"Secondly, from a corporate point of view, there is an obvious synergy to be gained by placing distribution with TC Electronic who are part of the same holding company as Lab.gruppen, the TC Group. There are clear advantages for everyone in dealing with just one company, and I am sure that this will be appreciated by the market.”

Giovanni Dolci may be contacted at:

TC Electronic Switzerland
Dolderstrasse 83
CH-8032 Zürich
Ph: +41 44 252 10 84
Mobile: +41 79 46 46 111
Fax: +41 44 252 10 85

Tags: lab.gruppen, plm 10000q, tec awards, switzerland, tc electronic

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