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SOURCE: Sennheiser · POSTED: 09/04/06
NEW YORK -- Bodies aren't all that get put to the test at Equinox Fitness Clubs. The AV equipment that makes group fitness classes tick and kick gets a workout of its own in Equinox' demanding environments, where music and dependable systems are equally necessary. As Equinox continues to expand nationwide, their longtime A/V contractor Essential Communications has found that the ideal mixers and amplifiers come from Australian Monitor.
"Australian Monitor makes products that are clearly made with the needs of the contracting business in mind," says David Schwartz, president of Essential Communications. "We specialize in designing and installing systems for the fitness, restaurant and hospitality industries, and we don't often see products specifically designed to address the issues we face in those situations. Australian Monitor has been the exception. Their useful features and durability make them contractor-friendly systems."
With the AV design and installs for 28 Equinox Fitness Clubs already completed, and more on the way, Essential Communications has increasingly turned to Australian Monitor to meet their client's standards for creating world-class facilities. "Equinox is definitely a more upscale fitness club, and they want their rooms to sound excellent," Schwartz explains. "At the same time, they want their gear to be functional and affordable. We've found that the one-rack space, Australian Monitor TX6000 mixer works well in this environment. It's durable, with a front-panel layout that's very easy to use in standalone floor-mounted racks within Equinox' spacious studios, which host group fitness classes like cardio, yoga and studio cycling."
"The health club environment is well-known in contracting as being one of the most difficult, abusive environments for gear. People are constantly touching the equipment with sweaty hands, there's a lot of humidity in the air, and the systems often are running from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. When you factor in that that the instructors using them work in many different clubs and see many systems, ease-of-use becomes as critical as dependability. We find that the TX6000 mixers keep going strong even under these tough conditions, and instructors can walk in, take one look at the controls, and go to work."
One of the fastest growing audio contracting brands worldwide, the Australian Monitor Installation Series provides contractors with a wide range of attractive, cost-effective mixer amplifiers, power amplifiers, mixers, and zone paging systems. The TX6000 is a high specification, six-channel mic/line mixer suitable for desk or rack mounting, including XLR and RCA inputs on each channel. Front panel controls include a master output level control, plus overall bass and treble, as well as individual channel level control for all six inputs and remote-controllable master volume.
As one of America's premier fitness clubs continues to grow, it's fitting that Essential Communications has chosen Australian Monitor to come along for the ride. "Equinox expects us to be able to deliver on our designs on time," David Schwartz says. "In turn, it's important for me to work with manufacturers that can deliver on a promise. I want something that I can rely on, and Australian Monitor has clearly taken the time to research the profile of today's systems contractor. The result is audio tools that I can really use for fitness clubs and more."
About Australian Monitor
Australian Monitor is headquartered in Sydney, Australia and additionally maintains warehouses worldwide in Asia, Western Europe, and the U.S.A. The company's continually expanding range of sound contracting products includes mixer amplifiers, power amplifiers, distribution amplifiers, mic/line mixers, zone paging systems, and ceiling speakers, as well as associated products.
Established in 1945 in Wedemark, Germany, Sennheiser is a world leader in microphone technology, RF-wireless and infrared sound transmission, headphone transducer technology, and most recently, in the development of active noise-cancellation. Sennheiser Electronic Corporation is the U.S. wholly-owned subsidiary, with headquarters in Old Lyme, Connecticut.