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Allen Sides to Hold One-on-One Demo Sessions at Vintage King Nashville on May 10, 2017

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— Event is a collaboration between Ocean Way Audio, Vintage King, Focusrite and House of Blues Studios, and the evening session at House of Blues Studios serves as an official pre-party for the annual AudioMasters Golf Tournament —

BURBANK, CA, April 24, 2017 — Ocean Way Audio (OWA), a leading manufacturer of high-resolution reference monitors for the professional audio and audiophile market sectors, is hosting a special event on May 10, 2017, at Vintage King Nashville and House of Blues Studios in Nashville’s historic Berry Hill neighborhood. The event will feature Ocean Way founder Allen Sides, a five-time GRAMMY® Award-winning engineer, producer and mixer.

 

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T Bone Burnett’s studio space at House of Blues Studios in Nashville’s Berry Hill neighborhood.

From 1:00 to 5:30 p.m. at Vintage King, Sides will be holding a series of one-on-one demonstrations of the Ocean Way Audio HR4S and Pro2A speakers and the new RM1-B Ribbon Microphone. He will be playing specially recorded classic tracks from his rich history of recording and mixing. Sides has personally worked on over 1,000 albums, many of which have become audiophile classics. Albums recorded in Mr. Sides’ Ocean Way Studios have sold in excess of one billion copies.

From 7:00 to 10:00 p.m., the day’s proceedings will move to House of Blues Studios, where OWA, Focusrite and Vintage King Nashville are co-sponsoring an official pre-party for the annual AudioMasters Golf Tournament – a yearly highlight for Nashville’s audio community. Sides and Rick Plushner, President of Ocean Way Audio, will demonstrate the custom 415T monitors, built for T Bone Burnett, in Burnett’s studio space. Attendees will get an in-depth look at these reference monitors. Food and drink will be provided, along with a Q&A session with Sides and Plushner.

Vintage King Nashville: 2826 Dogwood Pl, Nashville, TN 37204.
House of Blues Studios: 518 E Iris Dr, Nashville, TN 37204
RSVP here: http://oceanwayaudio.com/rsvps/

About Ocean Way Audio (OWA)
OWA speakers deliver the sound of Ocean Way. Products include the Hi-Res series – self-powered monitors that offer an integrated dual-horn design, providing an exceptionally accurate monitoring experience. The geometrically-complex waveguide creates accurately matched, detailed imaging with a wide horizontal and vertical sweet-spot, yielding a stunning 100×40 degree dispersion pattern. The consistency of OWA monitors’ stereo imaging is due to the highly consistent directivity response of the speaker. Models include the HR4 (2-Way), HR4S (3-Way), and HR3.5 (3-way with twin 12-inch sub-bass drivers per channel). Self-powered Pro2A speakers are modeled after our award-winning HiFi designs, voiced for professional applications and offering superb high-frequency response with exceptionally low bass.

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See Ocean Way at High End 2017 in Munich (May 18-21)

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Ocean Way Audio will be exhibiting at the 2017 High End show in Munich from May 18-21. This convention features the very best in audiophile equipment and music. Visitors to the show will find Ocean Way in Hall 4, Cabin V06.

In the tradition of our award-winning Sausalito high-fidelity loudspeaker, we’ll be introducing our new speaker, the Monterey. Details and photos of the Monterey will be revealed soon. Like our loudspeaker products used in some of the world’s leading recording studios, these designs are the brainchild of five-time Grammy award-winning engineer, producer, and studio owner Allen Sides.

Bringing together audiophiles from across Europe and around the world with the latest innovations in hi-fi, High End is a trade fair founded 35 years ago, and has continued to grow in size and importance ever since. Get more information on High End here, and contact us at Ocean Way Audio to learn more about our outstanding hi-fi products.

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Ocean Way Audio (OWA) Unveils RM1-B Ribbon Microphone

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141st AES Convention, Los Angeles, CA, September 29, 2016 Ocean Way Audio (OWA) (booth 106), a leading manufacturer of high-resolution reference monitors for the professional audio and audiophile market sectors, is unveiling the RM1-B Ribbon Microphone. Like its acclaimed predecessor the RM1, the RM1-B was designed for Ocean Way Audio by noted microphone designer Cliff Henricksen. With dozens of RM1 mics in the field, high-level audio engineers have adopted the RM1 and are using it for symphonic recordings and vocals.

Utilizing the same unique ribbon design as the RM1 – offering matched, ultra-low-noise phantom-powered pre-amplification and an output level of 36db, 20Hz to 20 kHz – the RM1-B has a redesigned outer perimeter “clad” in archival stainless steel. The new knurled cylinder knobs provide superior hand-torque; the RM1-B’s design allows for an even more open and detailed response.

Laser-etched graphics with jet-black lettering against the stainless steel deliver a clean, very attractive appearance. The mic comes packaged in a waterproof, airtight “Pelican” case for safe transportation and storage.

Cliff comments, “The RM1 is a no-compromise bidirectional ribbon microphone that has all the ‘ribbon mic qualities’ I admired but with unprecedented low noise and true high-fidelity tone. This was done as a complete mechanical, acoustical, magnetic and electronic system design. The RM1-B has a variety of refinements, making it easier to use as well as sonically prettier, especially in the upper octave.” 2

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Photo Caption: Ocean Way Audio RM1-B Ribbon Microphone

About Ocean Way Recording and Allen Sides

Five time GRAMMY® Award winning Allen Sides has personally worked on over 1,000 albums, many of which have become audiophile classics. He has worked with the finest and most famous artists of the last four decades. Albums recorded in Allen’s studios have sold over a billion copies. Allen’s hearing capabilities enables Ocean Way Audio engineers to translate every sonic nuance, bringing a new dimension and understanding to what is possible in high-end speaker design. His ears are our final design tool.

Ocean Way Audio is exhibiting at booth 106 at the 141st AES Convention in Los Angeles, CA.

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Ocean Way Audio (OWA) Displays HR4S Reference Monitors

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141st AES Convention, Los Angeles, CA, September 29, 2016 Ocean Way Audio (OWA) (booth 106), a leading manufacturer of high-resolution reference monitors for the professional audio and audiophile market sectors, is displaying the acclaimed HiRes4S Studio Reference Monitor, also known as HR4S. Ocean Way Audio founder Allen Sides, a five-time GRAMMY® Award-winning engineer, producer and studio owner/designer, will be demonstrating the HR4S at the AES convention, booth 106.

The highly successful HR4 and HR4S released in March of 2016, are now in their second production run. Recording and mixing clients from studios in NYC, Japan, Europe, South America and even Russia have expressed amazement about the sonic clarity and ultra-wide 100×40 degree of dispersion profile. The speaker’s one-inch HF driver, coupled with an eight-inch LF geometrically reinforced aluminum cone driver, delivers dramatic performance. Combined with its sealed cabinet and stone-casted dual/hybrid waveguide system, the HR4 delivers a near seamless transition between the drivers, creating a massive sweet spot with amazing imaging.

The HR4’s two-way self-powered design delivers an unprecedented level of performance, allowing for flexibility of placement in the room with a matched uniform frequency response of 35 Hz to 25 kHz. HR4S with optional twin sub-bass cabinets, 12” drivers and 800 watts per channel of built-in amplification are very unique delivering a 25 Hz-to-25 kHz frequency response with 118 db SPL.

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Photo Caption: Ocean Way Audio’s HR4S Studio Reference Monitor, also known as HiRes4S.

About Ocean Way Recording and Allen Sides

Five time GRAMMY® Award winning Allen Sides has personally worked on over 1,000 albums, many of which have become audiophile classics. He has worked with the finest and most famous artists of the last four decades. Albums recorded in Allen’s studios have sold over a billion copies. Allen’s hearing capabilities enables Ocean Way Audio engineers to translate every sonic nuance, bringing a new dimension and understanding to what is possible in high-end speaker design. His ears are our final design tool.

Ocean Way Audio is exhibiting at booth 106 at the 141st AES Convention in Los Angeles, CA.

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Ocean Way Audio (OWA) Debuts HiRes3.5 (HR3.5) Studio Reference Monitor

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141st AES Convention, Los Angeles, CA, September 29, 2016 Ocean Way Audio (OWA) (booth 106), a leading manufacturer of high-resolution reference monitors for the professional audio and audiophile market sectors, unveils the new HiRes3.5 Studio Reference Monitor, also known as HR3.5.

HR3.5 is based on the highly acclaimed HR4 studio monitor first shown at the 139th AES Convention in 2015 and released March of 2016. With dozens of HR4 speaker systems in use today, Ocean Way Audio has now created the HR3.5, a larger free-standing or soffit-mounted version. This monitor system delivers a frequency response of 20 Hz to 22 kHz with an SPL rating of 120db.

The HR3.5 Reference Monitor incorporates an integrated two-way dual-horn system with a one-inch HF and eight-inch MF drivers, mechanically time-aligned with twin 12” sub-bass drivers per channel. Three built-in state-of-the-art amplifiers power this speaker, featuring analog and digital inputs, 96 kHz and 24 bit sampling and tri-amped 3,400 watts per channel of pure power.

At the heart of the acoustic design is OWA’s geometrically complex, stone-cast dual/hybrid waveguide system. The system delivers accurately matched and detailed imaging with OWA’s signature, unusually wide 100×40 degree horizontal and vertical dispersion, yielding a massive sweet-spot across a broad area of the listening environment. The consistency of its stereo image, even at the far corners of the room, is due to the highly consistent directivity response of this unique speaker system. 2

Dimensions are: 43”H x 17.5″W x 25.5” D. Remote rack-mounted amplification is available for soffit-mounted installations.

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Photo Caption: Ocean Way Audio’s new HR3.5 Studio Monitor, also known as HiRes3.5.

About Ocean Way Recording and Allen Sides

Five time GRAMMY® Award winning Allen Sides has worked on over 1,000 albums, many of which have become audiophile classics. He has worked with the finest and most famous artists of the last four decades. Albums recorded in Allen’s studios have sold over a billion copies. Allen’s hearing capabilities enables Ocean Way Audio engineers to translate every sonic nuance, bringing a new dimension and understanding to what is possible in high-end speaker design. His ears are our final design tool.

Ocean Way Audio is exhibiting at booth 106 at the 141st AES Convention in Los Angeles, CA.

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Ocean Way Audio HR4 Nominated for Prestigious TEC Award

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tec32_logoJust a year after its introduction, the Ocean Way Audio HR4 Reference Monitor has received a nomination for the highest honor offered for professional audio technology equipment design: the TEC Award. The HR4 has been nominated for the 2017 TEC Award in the “Studio Monitors” category. The awards will be announced in January 2017 at the NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA.

“We’re honored that the HR4 is being considered for a TEC Award,” says Rick Plushner, president of Ocean Way Audio. “Just receiving the nomination is an outstanding recognition of the efforts that went into the design and manufacturing of a truly world-class studio monitor.”

Introduced at the AES Convention last Fall, the HR4 is a two-way, self-powered monitor that is at home on a consoles meter bridge or free-standing speaker stands. Designed by OWA CEO and founder Allen Sides, who is a multiple Grammy award-winning  engineer, producer, and studio owner, the HR4 reproduces a frequency range of 45Hz to over 20kHz with an SPL of 115db; therefore, no sub-woofer is required. However, for those who want to play their mix exceptionally loud, the company offers a companion self-powered sub, the S12A, which pushes levels beyond 118db and frequency response down to 30Hz. Read More

Ocean Way Audio (OWA) Displays HR4S Reference Monitors

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141st AES Convention, Los Angeles, CA, September 29, 2016 Ocean Way Audio (OWA) (booth 106), a leading manufacturer of high-resolution reference monitors for the professional audio and audiophile market sectors, is displaying the acclaimed HiRes4S Studio Reference Monitor, also known as HR4S. Ocean Way Audio founder Allen Sides, a five-time GRAMMY® Award-winning engineer, producer and studio owner/designer, will be demonstrating the HR4S at the AES convention, booth 106.

The highly successful HR4 and HR4S released in March of 2016, are now in their second production run. Recording and mixing clients from studios in NYC, Japan, Europe, South America and even Russia have expressed amazement about the sonic clarity and ultra-wide 100×40 degree of dispersion profile. The speaker’s one-inch HF driver, coupled with an eight-inch LF geometrically reinforced aluminum cone driver, delivers dramatic performance. Combined with its sealed cabinet and stone-casted dual/hybrid waveguide system, the HR4 delivers a near seamless transition between the drivers, creating a massive sweet spot with amazing imaging.

The HR4’s two-way self-powered design delivers an unprecedented level of performance, allowing for flexibility of placement in the room with a matched uniform frequency response of 35 Hz to 25 kHz. HR4S with optional twin sub-bass cabinets, 12” drivers and 800 watts per channel of built-in amplification are very unique delivering a 25 Hz-to-25 kHz frequency response with 118 db SPL.

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Photo Caption: Ocean Way Audio’s HR4S Studio Reference Monitor, also known as HiRes4S.

About Ocean Way Recording and Allen Sides

Five time GRAMMY® Award winning Allen Sides has personally worked on over 1,000 albums, many of which have become audiophile classics. He has worked with the finest and most famous artists of the last four decades. Albums recorded in Allen’s studios have sold over a billion copies. Allen’s hearing capabilities enables Ocean Way Audio engineers to translate every sonic nuance, bringing a new dimension and understanding to what is possible in high-end speaker design. His ears are our final design tool.

Ocean Way Audio is exhibiting at booth 106 at the 141st AES Convention in Los Angeles, CA.

Ocean Way Audio founder Allen Sides, pictured with HR4 (foreground) and HR2 (background) speakers.

Ocean Way Audio Founder Allen Sides to Hold One-on-One Demo Sessions of OWA Speakers at Ocean Way Nashville Studios

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Event is presented as collaboration between Ocean Way Audio, the Audio Engineering Society Nashville, Ocean Way Nashville Studios and Belmont University.

BURBANK, CA, August 16, 2016 — Ocean Way Audio (OWA), a leading manufacturer of high-resolution reference monitors for the professional audio and audiophile market sectors, is hosting a special event on September 13, 2016, at Ocean Way Nashville Studios. Presented in coordination between Ocean Way Audio, the Audio Engineering Society Nashville (AES), Ocean Way Nashville Studios and Belmont University the event will feature Ocean Way founder Allen Sides, a five-time GRAMMY® Award-winning engineer, producer and mixer.

From 12:00-5:30 p.m., Sides will be holding a series of one-on-one demonstrations of the new Ocean Way Audio HR4S and Pro2A speakers. He will be playing specially recorded classic tracks from his rich history of recording and mixing. Sides has personally worked on over 1,000 albums, many of which have become audiophile classics. Albums recorded in Mr. Sides’ Ocean Way Studios have sold in excess of one billion copies.

From 6:00-7:30 p.m., Sides and Ocean Way Audio President Rick Plushner will be giving a presentation on the topic of the acoustical design of iconic Ocean Way Nashville Studios, the unique HiRes4S (HR4S) and Pro2A reference monitors and playback of some great tracks. Attendees will get an in depth look at these reference monitors. Food and drink will be provided, along with a Q&A session with this industry powerhouse.

Ocean Way Nashville Studios are located at 1200 17th Ave. S., Nashville, TN 37212.

RSVP @: http://oceanwayaudio.com/rsvps/

About Ocean Way Audio and Allen Sides

Five time GRAMMY® Award-winning Allen Sides has personally worked on over 1,000 albums, many of which have become audiophile classics. He has worked with the finest and most famous artists of the last four decades. Albums recorded in Allen’s studios have sold over a billion copies. Allen’s hearing capabilities enables Ocean Way Audio engineers to translate every sonic nuance, bringing a new dimension and understanding to what is possible in high-end speaker design. His ears are our final design tool.

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Ocean Way Audio Now Shipping New “High-Res” Near and Mid Field Monitors: Pro2A, HR4 and HR4S

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Company brings to market its first high resolution-quality, active monitors based on its award-winning designs

HR4SBURBANK, CA, March 29, 2016 — Ocean Way Audio (OWA), a leading manufacturer of high-resolution reference monitors for the professional audio and audiophile market sectors, is now shipping three new near and mid field monitors – the Pro2A, HR4 and the HR4S.

Following their debut at the AES 139th Convention in 2015, the highly regarded HR4 and HR4S are now shipping to dealers and customers worldwide. Their revolutionary design offers a 100×40-degree dispersion pattern, allowing everyone in the control room to hear what the artist or mixing engineer has created. The massively accurate sweet-spot is due to a dual/hybrid waveguide system engineered utilizing 3D modeling and cast in a stone-like resin.

Company President Rick Plushner remarks, “There’s nothing that looks or sounds like these speakers; their sonic image is simply unmatched by any competitive monitor. We offer the HR4 series in a 2-way or 3-way configuration. Very big sounding speakers in a sleek 25.5″-wide, console-friendly design. Starting at $6,000 a pair, these self-powered speakers are accessible to a wide range of professional applications.” Plushner continues, “The Pro2A punches well beyond its weight class comparing to speaker systems costing thousands more. At $3,500 per pair, they are an amazing value. Hearing is believing.”

Company Founder and CEO Allen Sides remarks, “When you are mixing, not hearing correctly is like shooting in the dark. When you bring in other musicians, artists and producers to hear what you have done, you want it to sound amazing, and with accurate monitors, you will know that when they play it in their cars or on other devices they will still be impressed. Ocean Way Monitors finally provide the complete confidence to make critical musical and sonic judgments. We are pleased that we have begun shipping these units to our dealers, who will distribute them to discerning users worldwide.”

About Ocean Way Recording and Allen Sides
Five time GRAMMY® Award winning Allen Sides has personally recorded over 1,000 albums, many of which have become audiophile classics. He has worked with the finest and most famous artists of the last four decades. Albums recorded in Allen’s studios have sold over a billion copies. Allen’s hearing capabilities enables Ocean Way Audio engineers to translate every sonic nuance, bringing a new dimension and understanding to what is possible in high-end speaker design. His ears are our final design tool.

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Rick Plushner
Ocean Way Audio
(818) 861-7299