Welcome to Wild and Marr, The Sound Professionals
Wild and Marr (Pty) Ltd is Southern Africa’s renowned fore-runner in the distribution and installation of professional audio and video equipment.The company is well reputed for strategically tailored professional audio solutions. Timeous, relevant , accurate input as well as excellent after sales service and repairs have cemented the company, as a trusted brand.Wild and Marr boasts Superior designed, well established industry leaders like Shure, The Harman Pro bouquet, and others.This brand dashboard coupled with cutting edge engineering skills have never failed to satisfy clientele. Our winning spirit, collaborative efforts and successful partnerships drive us closer to our goal of establishing ourselves as the recognized extra ordinary player in the Southern African audio Arena.
At the recently held NAB Show, Shure could barely contain their excitement about previewing the two new camera-mount shotgun microphones, the VP83 LensHopper camera-mount condenser microphone and the VP83F LensHopper condencer microphone with integrated flash.
JBL Control Contractor 60 Series Pendant loudspeakers bring renowned JBL sound and outstanding coverage to rooms and venues with open architecture or high-ceilings, while providing superior voice and musical clarity for rooms with difficult acoustics.
Ushering in a new era for passive column speaker technology, based on years of extensive research conducted by Harman engineers, the JBL CBT Series line array columns with Constant Beamwidth Technology breaks new ground in…
New flagship model combines Quad High-Definition MicroDrivers with True Subwoofer experience
At an exclusive press event in Tokyo, Shure introduced the SE846 Sound Isolating Earphones featuring Quad High-Definition MicroDrivers with a three-way system configuration for dedicated low, mid and high frequency distribution. The patentpending design of the SE846 includes a ground-breaking low-pass filter with true subwoofer that enables deep low-end performance without sacrificing clarity or detail. Read more
Axient from Shure is said to be larger than Life. This new revolutionary Wireless Management Network, is indeed a masterpiece, and establishes a dramatic new threshold of control, convenience and confidence, in wireless audio transmission. The device boasts excellent reception, and spectrum management for mission-critical applications, that out surpasses all rivals. Read more
Mark Haze, SA Idols Season 7 runner-up and Rock n’ Roll singer extraordinaire, was signed to Universal Records soon after the grand finale of the season. Read more
Wild and Marr has appointed Anton van Wyk as Technical Divisional Systems Engineering Head.
Van Wyk is no ordinary player in the AV industry. He is highly qualified and boasts almost 15 years within the Audio Visual industry – his appointment not only fulfils an integral vacuum in the company but compliments and elevates the company’s engineering capacity by geometric proportions. Read more
Renowned, award winning South African front of house engineer Marius Marais, is indeed a loyal fan of Harman Pros high end mixing consoles coupled with the legendary performance of Shure’s wireless systems. Read more
The XLI Series of power amplifiers from Crown® represents a new era in affordable, quality power amplification. All four models in the series are powerful, rugged and reliable. They are suited for musicians, DJs, and entertainers as well as houses of worship, discos, and pubs. Read more
Johannesburg: The twelve Apostles’ Church of Christ, South Africa is an independent Apostolic Church, with a membership well in excess of 4 million people. The church’s Congregation at Soweto chose JBL audio for their seven thousand seat worship centre. Read more
Wild and Marr is proud to announce the new Shure ULX-D™ Digital Wireless Microphone. The ULX-D offers uncompromising 24-bit audio clarity and extremely efficient RF performance with single, dual, and quad channel receivers for any size professional sound reinforcement application. Read more
When it comes to being particular about their sound, few artists are as demanding as Lenny Kravitz. The four-time Grammy-winning musician and songwriter might incorporate some retro gear into his guitar rigs and recording studios, but for live sound, Kravitz wants the best today’s technology has to offer. While touring Europe this summer, Kravitz made the move to Harman’s JBL VTX series line arrays. Read more
The new Shure FP series Represents Flexibility and Simplicity in Portable Wireless Systems. This field production microphone is available in South Africa by sole distributors of Shure, Wild and Marr -The Sound Professionals. Read more
Soundcraft’s acclaimed Si Performer draws on the combined heritage of Si Compact and Vi Series digital live sound mixers. This revolutionary new edition takes mixing out of the dark with powerful digital audio mixing facilities married to a DMX 512 controller, allowing an audio mixing console to simultaneously manage an audio and lighting rig for the first time. Read more
Studer’s African and Middle East Sales Director, Mark Hosking jetted into South Africa on Monday. Hosking is responsible for overseeing all sales activities in the Middle East and Africa regions, supporting Studer’s expansion in these markets. Read more
Victor Khojane, known as Dr Victor, has been skilfully crafting and creating a unique, captivating, synergetic African sound that has earned him a place on the wall of South Africa’s sons of fame. The singer, musician, songwriter and producer has an enviable reputation on both the local and international scene. Read more
Grace house family Church has embraced a new, professional, tailored audio solution for their 2000 seater auditorium in Blairgowrie, Randburg. Read more
The PSM®1000 Personal Monitor System from Shure brings personal monitoring to its most advanced level yet. The full-rack, dual-channel, networkable transmitter is ideally suited for the demands of professional touring and installation applications, and the diversity body pack receiver delivers pristine RF signal and audio quality. Read more
HARMAN’s Studer has introduced CMS Lite, a perfect solution to South Africa’s broadcasting industry. CMS Lite, a cost-effective telephone system solution serves a single studio to multiple studio installations. CMS Lite integrates perfectly with Studer’s range of OnAir consoles, making call-ins easier to manage in the studio. Read more
The Shure Microflex® MX150 is a professional electret condenser microphone ideal for applications requiring low-profile placement. Read more
Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, the largest “megachurch” in the United States, recently received a complete audio upgrade to its 16,800-seat facility. The church worked with Shawn Mullins and Joe Smart of Houston-based sound contractor Covenant Communications .The team designed and installed a HARMAN audio system featuring JBL’s new VTX Series line arrays and subwoofers along with Crown Audio I-Tech HD Series amplifiers and BSS Audio BLU-800 signal processors. Read more
Wild and Marr(PTY)LTD brings you the JBL ALL WEATHER Series – a family of high power, lightweight, 2-way, full-range loudspeaker systems, built for a wide variety of all-weather applications. Read more
Mikel-Jes Music Productions cc began in 2001 as JES Sound, (Swartsie), a relatively small company with a vision to build a professional sound, stage and lighting company in Namibia.
In 2007, Michael Vermeulen joined the company. Apart from changing its Name to Mikel-Jes, he began accelerating its original vision-the supply of sound, stage, audio visual and lighting, on a professional basis. Read more
The Houston Dynamo founded in 2005 is a professional soccer team that competes in Major League Soccer. After playing its first few seasons at the University of Houston’s Robertson Stadium, the team needed a home of its own. Last year they moved to the newly completed BBVA Compass Stadium. The 30,000-seat stadium was fitted with the latest in facilities and amenities-including a HARMAN sound system that boasts more than 200 JBL loudspeakers, 50 Crown amplifiers and an extensive BSS Audio distribution and control system. Read more
THE WORLD’S MOST sophisticated cinema sound technology was unveiled in December 2012 when Ster-Kinekor premiered Peter Jackson’s much awaited masterpiece, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey at their Gateway complex in Durban. Read more
Harman Professional Portable PA products offer you the best combination of rock-solid performance and outstanding value. Our market leading products include amplifiers from Crown®, processing and effects from dbx® \Lexicon®, mixers from Soundcraft® and speakers from JBL® – all designed to seamlessly integrate into one system. Read more
The new Centraverse Microphones from Shure are the first choice for all installation environments looking for an ideal price-performance ratio. Offering core features and Shure quality, they are available as gooseneck, boundary and overhead form factors for usage in venues such as offices, hotels or government and education facilities. Read more
Durban: Selby’s Productions are recognised by the event industry as a world class company, specialising in Audio visual for conferences and event technical design & support. With branches in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban, the company’s owes its success to the development of strong relational bonds with clients as well as a clear understanding that good business is built on meeting its clientele needs, within a framework of integrity and trust. Read more
AN historic 2,600 Tabernacle upgraded its PA system recently in Atlanta with JBL VTX line arrays. Escondido, Integration company, Sound Image had to overcome a variety of acoustic challenges within the venue, constructed as a Baptist church in 1910. Read more
More than 64,000 people attended California’s 2-day Orion Music + More Festival, held at Bader Field in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The festival featured a host of major acts on four stages including Arctic Monkeys, Avenged Sevenfold, Cage the Elephant, Modest Mouse, Baroness and more than 20 other bands, capped by a Metallica performance on successive nights. Fans enjoyed hearing their favorite bands through a HARMAN sound system that included JBL VTX and VerTec® line arrays, Crown I-Tech HD amplifiers and Soundcraft Vi6 digital mixing consoles. Read more
HARMAN Pro’s Soundcraft recently launched the Soundcraft® Si Expression console range, at NAMM 2013. Si Expression is, tagged as the most advanced digital console when compared to its competitors within the same price range.
12-12-12 was a really significant music event of 2012. The Concert for Sandy Relief, held at Madison Square Gardens was a fund raiser to benefit the Robin Hood Relief Fund. The show featured many of the biggest stars in the music industry including Sir Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen, Roger Waters, Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Kanye West, The Rolling Stones and many others. The sound for the event was equally stellar, thanks to HARMAN’s JBL VTX Series line arrays powered by Crown I-Tech HD Series programmable amplifiers. Read more
The Black Keys, Foo Fighters, Neil Young and Crazy Horse and many others rocked out recently in New York City’s Central Park for the Global Citizen Festival, a free concert highlighting the effort to combat poverty around the world. New York-based Firehouse Productions provided the live sound reinforcement system for the event, which featured HARMAN’s JBL VTX line arrays. Read more
Harman Pro has made a significant, relevant response to the call for greater accuracy and dynamic range in music and post-production control rooms. The new HARMAN JBL Professional gives you the M2 Master Reference Monitor (Pictured above). This new introduction Ratifies Harman as a forerunner in cutting edge audio technology- for the first time world-class, large-format monitoring is made feasible in a wide range of rooms.
The largest speaker in JBL’s studio monitor line, the M2 integrates new JBL transducer technologies and patented innovations in a free-standing, 2-way system that can be placed in any production environment and tuned to provide a superior level of accuracy and performance. Read more
Sound installations and working bands need powerful wireless tools that can be set up quickly and used confidently. Shure’s rugged SLX® Wireless Systems exceed these demands with innovative setup features such as auto frequency scan with transmitter setup, exceptional wireless clarity, and legendary Shure microphones.
SLX Wireless Systems feature the Shure patented Audio Reference Companding for clear sound beyond the limits of conventional wireless technology.
Shure SLX Wireless Video
Former Deep Purple front of house engineer and tour sound veteran, Gert Sanner is in South Africa this week. Sanner is in the country to capacitate local engineers and technicians, on the installation and driving of JBL’s flagship VTX system. Read more
HARMAN’s Crown announced the introduction of the USBX at NAMM recently. USBX is an accessory that enables Crown XTi, CDi and DSi Series amplifiers with a USB port to be operated via an Apple iPad/iPhone using the “Powered by Crown” App. Read more
At NAMM 2013, the following products received awards for their outstanding performances: Read more
Wild and Marr (PTY)LTD leading distributors of Neutrik products in Southern Africa are revolutionising connectivity in the Audio Visual industry. Neutrik is fast becoming a product of choice – especially fiber connectivity. Neutrik designed and produced the opticalCON fiber connection system in 2005. Read more
Back in 2005, Shure introduced the KSM9 vocal condenser microphone. What made this microphone different was its flip-of-a-switch ability to change from cardioid to supercardioid. Originally, a component in Shure’s premium UR24S/KSM9 wireless system, the mic found an excited audience that warranted its individual status. Read more
At ISE 2013, HARMAN’s JBL Professional debuted its CWT128 loudspeaker, featuring an all-new design that delivers extremely wide-angle coverage. The CWT128 features JBL’s CWT Crossfired Waveguide Technology, designed to provide seamless horizontal coverage across a full 160 degrees.
The CWT128’s relatively compact size and small footprint take up about a third of the footprint of two speakers arranged side by side. The CWT128 is ideal for performance spaces, houses of worship, auditoriums, transportation facilities, theme parks, sports facilities and other indoor and outdoor applications. Because one speaker can be used instead of two, installation costs can be lowered by reducing the number of cabinets, cabling, labour and other costs. The CWT128’s clean, rounded look blends well with contemporary architectural spaces. Read more
In a move that redefines the performance capabilities of professional multichannel power amplifiers, HARMAN’s Crown Audio announced the introduction of its new flagship I-Tech HD Series 4x3500HD DriveCore™ Series 4-channel power amplifier. The 4-channel I-Tech 4x3500HD incorporates Crown’s sixth-generation Class I engine with DriveCore™ technology to deliver 3,500 watts per channel burst into four or two ohms, and offers a host of Crown’s most advanced features including a 4.3-inch TFT LCD with capacitive touchscreen, exclusive HARMAN HiQnet System Architect™ 2.0 control functionality and Version 5 DSP preset support for JBL Professional’s newly-launched VTX Series V25 plus VERTEC® Series line array loudspeakers.
The Crown I-Tech 4x3500HD delivers 1,900 watts per channel into eight ohms, 2,000 watts per channel into four ohms and a massive 4,000 watts into four ohms bridged with all channels driven at full bandwidth all from an amplifier that measures just 2U rack spaces high. This remarkable power to size ratio is made possible by Crown’s exclusive DriveCore amplifier IC chip. The DriveCore chip combines the amplifier driver stage into the power output stage (along with additional audio-signal functions), to dramatically reduce overall size and power-consumption requirements and yield energy-efficient operation that conforms to HARMAN International’s GreenEdge™ environmental initiative.
The amplifier is well-matched with the HARMAN HiQnet System Architect and JBL HiQnet Performance Manager™ sound reinforcement system design software. JBL HiQnet Performance Manager is a highly advanced user interface that facilitates the design of touring and live performance venue sound reinforcement systems. The presence of JBL VerTec Version 5 DSP preset tunings for VerTec Series loudspeakers interface with the I-Tech 4x3500HD’s FIR filters to improve the loudspeakers’ sound quality and horizontal coverage performance.
HARMAN’S JBL PROFESSIONAL VTX LINE ARRAY SERIES WINS GOOD DESIGN™ AWARD FROM THE CHICAGO ATHENAEUM: MUSEUM OF ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN
HARMAN’s JBL Professional announced during the month of February 2013 that its VTX Series line array loudspeakers have won a 2012 GOOD DESIGN™ Award from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. Read more
Shure Incorporated unveiled its first full line of broadcast headsets: the, BRH440M and BRH441M. Designed specifically for broadcast and media production applications, the line extends the legendary heritage and performance of Shure microphones and headphones, bracing the category by infusing modern technological design and features with uncompromised sound. Read more
Ushering in a new era for passive column speaker technology, based on years of extensive research conducted by Harman engineers, the JBL CBT Series line array columns with Constant Beamwidth Technology breaks new ground in performance, versatility, and affordability. Read more
JBL Control Contractor 60 Series Pendant loudspeakers bring renowned JBL sound and outstanding coverage to rooms and venues with open architecture or high-ceilings, while providing superior voice and musical clarity for rooms with difficult acoustics. Read more
HARMAN’s Studer has released V5 software for the OnAir console range, a major software update that continues to support the massive user base of OnAir customers and deliver future-proof solutions. Studer always listens carefully to its customer needs and version 5 is a direct result of such feedback. Read more
April 2013 – Axient from Shure is said to be larger than Life. This new revolutionary Wireless Management Network was presented to selected customers by Ron Hautzinger, Freddy Sicko and Harald Metzler from Shure Europe GmpH at the Killarney Country Club. It was said that the network system is indeed a masterpiece. The Axient Wireless Management Network establishes a dramatic new threshold of control, convenience and confidence in RF transmission, reception and spectrum management for mission-critical audio applications. Read more
At the recently held NAB Show, Shure could barely contain their excitement about previewing the two new camera-mount shotgun microphones, the VP83 LensHopper camera-mount condenser microphone and the VP83F LensHopper condencer microphone with integrated flash. Read more