Nine of New Zealand’s leading professional audio providers took part in the sixth Pro Audio Showcase industry get together at the beginning of September. The bi-annual PAS events are a trade user-focused expo of all that’s new in audio recording, sound manipulation and broadcasting. 

Pro Audio Showcase 2017 took place in the Harbour View Room of the Victory Church convention centre, in Freemans Bay, Auckland  – just before the city entry to Auckland’s Harbour Bridge. The conveniently central venue proved ideal for this  specialist trade show.

You can find out more about  Pro Audio Showcase 2017 via the event's Facebook page –

Above: DigiCo on the Showtechnix stand. At left and below: Oceania Audio Sales, Protel & Sound Techniques – hosts of PAS 2017.

This invitation-only showcase of the latest available pro audio products provides attendees with the very rare and convenient opportunity to discover the latest equipment, enjoy hands on demonstrations and get useful advice directly from the professionals representing the major pro audio brands here in NZ.

Leading local industry-suppliers Protel, Sound Techniques and Oceania Audio Sales  again joined together to host the 2017 showcase. LivesoundShowtechnixMusicWorks, KJ Distributors, Amber Technology and Murray Tregonning & Associates 
​also exhibited at PAS 2017, creating a great looking show of wide ranging user interest. 

Who was there  

Industry-leading companies ProtelSound Techniques and Oceania Audio Sales  regularly join forces to host this valuable trade showcase, with the intention of supporting the entire local industry – suppliers and users.
Six other major NZ professional audio providers also exhibited:  Livesound, Showtechnix, MusicWorks, KJ Distributors, Amber Technology and Murray Tregonning & Associates.
PAS 2017 was managed by music industry event specialists Southern Exposure Ltd. Ph 09 309 3373

  What’s PAS?

Held bi-annually, Pro Audio Showcase events provide an all too rare opportunity for New Zealand's audio professionals of all persuasions (including students and trainees), to get together as an industry. Meet the local pro audio equipment and service suppliers, discuss your own special requirements, watch hands-on demonstrations and discover solutions.  Expect to find lots of great new gear, a demo room, plenty of local industry knowledge and also some international brand representatives on the display stands.
Specialist rental service providers Sound Techniques drew attention with a pro audio chocolate wheel their stand! Sound Devices MixPre-6 recorder  is one of their key new products with local legend Larry Elliott of Vivante Recording talking about the fun of using it. Rycote's Regional Sales Manager, Mark Grooby was on hand, as well as a bounty of other new kit, including Lectrosonics’ Venue 2, SSM miniature transmitter, SMQV, IFB, PDR personal digital recorder.

Murray Tregonning and Associates (NZ Ltd) used PAS 2017 to locally launch the brand new LaON LT750 Series Digital Wireless Intercom system. The LT750 operates in the 5 GHz band. It features 5 independent channels on each Belt Pack and can accommodate up to 11 signals in full duplex at any one time, all at 7.5Khz bandwidth audio.
The LaON LT750 also supports the use of multiple Remote Base Stations for extended range into those hard to access areas.
One of several new product highlights from Livesound was the Quest Engineering MX monitor series. The ultra-compact MX601 & MX801 are high-fidelity weatherproof loudspeakers that allow architects and venue designers to create a seamless full range audio presence, without compromising on aesthetics. The range is based around a 6” or 8”, two-way, full range, wall or ceiling mountable loudspeaker, with ceiling speaker versions also available.

There was plenty of interesting new equipment on the Showtechnix stand, led out by the latest DiGiCO SD12, SD9 and S31 consoles, with the international DiGiCo trainer guy, Alvin, also on hand providing demos and questions.
Showtechnix also showed the new Theatrixx xVision video converters, plus the latest Eurocable hybrid connectors and cables, fibre and more. In the Demo Room they had the NEXO id24 and PS15/RS18 firing up.


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