New York (August 25, 2006)–Back in the early ’80s, Australian Olivia Newton John made a splash with a racy video for “Physical,” set in a health club. These days, another Australian is becoming part of the health club firmament–Australian Monitor, whose TX6000 six-channel mic/line mixer has been installed at 28 Equinox Fitness Clubs throughout Manhattan by A/V contractor Essential Communications.
Australian Monitor’s TX6000 mixer is used in standalone racks at 28 of Manhattan’s Equinox Fitness Clubs.”Equinox is definitely a more upscale fitness club, and they want their rooms to sound excellent,” said David Schwartz, president of Essential Communications. “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 5:00am to 10:00pm. 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.”
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