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13 September 2011

Pro Audio Pioneer Terry Clarke Wins 2011 Gottelier Award

One of the best known designers in pro audio and a veteran of some 40 years in the industry, Terry Clarke of amplifier manufacturer MC2, is this year's recipient of the prestigious Gottelier Award, presented this evening at the 2011 PLASA Awards for Innovation.

Clarke has a long and respected career in the industry. In 1975 he founded Klark-Teknik with his brother Phil. During his time at KT, Terry designed several products that became industry standards in the touring and installation sectors - including the DN70 delay line, the DN27 and the DN360 Graphic EQs, and the DN780 digital reverb - many of which are still in use worldwide.

In 1984, KT bought DDA and in 1985 added Midas, going on to launch the popular XL2 and XL3 consoles before selling the company to Mark IV. In 1992, Clarke founded XTA Electronics and launched amplifier manufacturer MC2 Audio in 1994, going on to design the well regarded MC, T and E Series amplifiers.

The Gottelier Award, named in honour of the late designer, developer and commentator Tony Gottelier, aims to recognise the product developers who have made a significant and sustained contribution to the development of the equipment and tools that enable our entertainment technology practitioners to continually push the boundaries of event production, presentation and installation.

This is the fifth year this unique individual accolade has been presented at the PLASA Show. Previous Gottelier Award recipients include Tony Andrews of Funktion One, John Stadius of Soundtracs / DiGiCo, Alex Cooper of Midas Klark Teknik and Fred Foster of ETC.

Notes to Editors:

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