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Wenger and J.R. Clancy Present Technology Triple Play at LDI

Leader in performing arts capabilities announces new innovations

Wenger Corporation and J.R. Clancy continue to lead the performing arts segment with unsurpassed products and services. The new Virtuoso™ Active Acoustical Shell and the enhanced Maestro® Full-Stage Shell, along with the recently launched Transcend™ Active Acoustic System, further complement the company’s capabilities in performing arts with new acoustic innovations.

“We’re always developing new, unique solutions,” says Chris Simpson, CEO of Wenger Corporation. “Our creativity of engineering enables us to expand our broad offering of products and services while including more options for customization to serve virtually any facility’s needs.”

Wenger and J.R. Clancy offer multiple product categories including traditional and virtual acoustics, staging, pit fillers, audience seating, motion control systems and rigging.

Virtuoso Acoustical Shell

Virtuoso provides the perfect solution for facilities where there is limited storage space, a ceiling that can’t support a hanging structure or a lack of resources to set up and remove a shell on stage.

Virtuoso creates a virtual experience with an active system of microphones, speakers and digital signal processors to transform the acoustics on stage. It envelops the musicians, enabling them to hear themselves and other members of the ensemble more clearly, which ultimately leads to better performances.

Wenger has partnered with HARMAN and Lexicon to incorporate the most advanced digital technology into the virtual shell. Virtuoso can either stand alone to improve the sound on stage, or be paired with Transcend Active Acoustic System to create a full-venue solution for optimal acoustics from the stage through the back of the house. 

Create dynamic and clear acoustics on stage with virtual technology to bring out the best in your performers.

Maestro Acoustical Shell

The Maestro Acoustical Shell delivers impressive full-stage acoustics, while creating live entertainment environments for performances at an affordable price. Maestro is packed with features, conveniences and performance aesthetics.

Maestro has been redesigned with construction and design improvements, providing a cost-effective solution for any performance space requiring an acoustical enhancement. It features mobile towers and rows of ceiling panels that form a full stage acoustic enclosure when placed together on stage. A separate wheeled mover easily lifts and moves the towers.

It can be easily configured to accommodate groups of varying sizes. Maestro’s counterweighted wall towers ensure stability and safety. And the design saves space, since the individual towers nest together when not in use.

The Maestro line comes in a variety of configurations, offering an economical solution to complement the highly customizable Diva® Full-Stage Acoustical Shell.

Transcend Active Acoustic System

Transcend Active Acoustic SystemStudio Photography1/2015

Wenger’s Transcend Active Acoustic System gives facility managers the ability to enhance acoustic environments in virtually any space: performing arts centers, auditoriums, theatres, opera houses, and worship spacesDeveloped using HARMAN’s Lexicon active acoustic technology, the Transcend system offers a high-performance, affordable solution for acoustical flexibility. Transcend will truly transform your space into a multi-functional venue by allowing you to simulate the acoustics of many different performance spaces.

Transcend’s active acoustics algorithm results in a system that requires fewer microphones and speakers to provide a more reliable and stable system. This allows for streamlined, lower-cost installations than other systems on the market, and the best possible acoustic experience for any seat in the house.  

About Wenger Corporation

Wenger Corporation provides innovative, high-quality products and solutions for music and theatre education, performing arts venues and athletic programs.  Our products include the Wenger, J.R. Clancy and GearBoss brands of equipment.  Products include; theatrical rigging systems, acoustical shells and treatment, acoustical doors and sound-isolating practice rooms, fixed and portable audience seating, portable and mobile staging systems.  Our furniture line includes music posture chairs, music stands, conductor’s equipment, a full line of high-density and portable storage solutions for instruments, garments, sheet music and media equipment.  We also offer a complete line of athletic lockers, equipment storage and transport products.  For more information call +1.507.455.4100 or visit

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