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John McJunkin is the principal of Avalon Podcasting in Chandler, Ariz. He has consulted in the development of studios and installations and provides high-quality podcast-production services.


Electro-Voice ETX Series Review 
Reviewer: John McJunkin
These speakers are priced in the prosumer range, but offer professional-quality sound....

Security and Notification Products 

Products ideal for monitoring site security....

Shure PGA31 Headworn/CVL-BC Lav /BLX Wireless Review 
By John McJunkin
This system of utility products in inexpensive -- but don't take that to mean they're cheaply made....

Presonus StudioLive 18SAI/312AI/328AI Review 
Reviewer: John McJunkin
PreSonus StudioLive loudspeakers offer a great combination of drivers, amps, enclosures, DSP and networking....

Clear-Com FreeSpeak II 

Operating in multiple license-free DECT bands from 1.897-1.933GHz, FreeSpeak II delivers improved roaming capability, digital “Clear-Com Sound” for intelligibility, and new features for a high performance and more robust wireless option....

Audio-Technica BP894 MicroSet and System 10 Review 
Reviewer: John McJunkin
As both headworn mic technology and wireless technology march forward, it’s hard to fathom that it could get much better. ...

Mackie 1642 VLZ4 Review 
Reviewer: John McJunkin
The new VLZ4 series features a total of eight mixers ranging from four to 32 inputs. I got my hands on a 1642 VLZ4 model and put it through its paces....

Mackie SRM550/SRM1850 Review 
Reviewer: John McJunkin
The company now offers the SRM550, SRM650, and SRM1850—12in. and 15in. full-range speakers and an 18in. subwoofer, respectively. ...

Shure MXWS4G15/C Microflex Review 
Reviewer: John McJunkin | Posted by Jessaca Gutierrez
Shure Microflex Wireless is similar to a very popular and successful system introduced by another manufacturer in the past decade. Considering that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and Shure’s quality and reliability are very solid, I expected that the system would deliver excellent results. I was not disappointed....

Sony DWZ-B70HL/DWZ-M70 Digital Wireless Systems Review 
Reviewer: John McJunkin
Sony recognized that it would be a good idea to develop a simpler, rookie-friendly digital wireless system with a lower price tag and the DWZ line was born....

AKG DMM6 Digital Mixer Review 
Reviewer: John McJunkin
AKG introduced its DMM 4/2/2 digital automixer in 2009, followed by the DMM 4/2/4 in 2010, and most recently, the DMM6. As you might imagine, the DMM6 offers six inputs, and each can introduce mic or line level signals to the mix....

Shure SCM820 Automixer Review 
Reviewer: John McJunkin
I was charmed to see that the front panel of the latest revision is clearly recognizable as a descendent of the original SCM800—but behind the panel lurks a vastly more powerful suite of tools that go far beyond blending eight inputs into a single output signal. ...

Triad InWall Bronze/4 SlimSub Review 
Reviewer: John McJunkin
The InWall Bronze/4 SlimSub is the slimmed-down version of Triad’s Bronze/6, for installation in buildings constructed with 2x4 and not 2x6 studs. ...

Electro-Voice ZLX-15P Review 
Reviewer: John McJunkin
At Winter NAMM 2013 in Anaheim, Calif., the Electro-Voice (E-V) display was popular and crowded. After passing by several times, I stopped in to find out what the hubbub was all about. EV was holding a contest to see who could most quickly set up and configure their new ZLX speakers and get them prepared for use. ...

Mackie DLM-12S And DLM-8 Speakers Review 
Reviewer: John McJunkin
Getting more and more SPL from boxes that keep getting smaller is a goal toward which many manufacturers strive. The latest advancement in that domain from Mackie is the DLM series....

DPA d:facto ii Review 
Reviewer: John McJunkin
DPA is one mic manufacturer with a virtually impeccable reputation for high quality, and the introduction of the d:facto handheld condenser mic presents the world with another opportunity to judge whether DPA has upheld its reputation. ...

D.A.S. Audio Artec 510 Review 
Reviewer: John McJunkin
The D.A.S. Artec 510 passive trapezoidal loudspeaker is versatile and provides high-quality reproduction at substantial SPLs without distortion....

Shure ULXD24 SM58 Wireless System Review 
Reviewer: John McJunkin
Shure’s ULX-D range of digital wireless systems offers many such additional capabilities. ...

QSC AP5122m Speaker & GP118sw Sub Review 
Reviewer: John McJunkin
The AP5122m derives from QSC’s AP5122, and is nearly, but not exactly the same. ...

Focusrite RedNet Digital Audio Networking System Review 
Reviewer: John McJunkin
Focusrite has introduced a solution facilitating this advance: the RedNet networking system, which offers five rackmount devices and a PCIe card that enable the capture and distribution of audio signals. ...

Apogee Electronics Duet 2 USB Audio Interface Review 
Reviewer: John McJunkin
Apogee has long been known for its high-quality analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters, with products used in studios since the late 1980s....

Behringer X32 Digital Mixer Review 
Reviewer: John McJunkin
Behringer has stepped up its design and execution game to enter the world of serious professional products with the introduction of the X32 digital mixer. ...

JBL AWC129 Loudspeaker Review 
Reviewer: John McJunkin
JBL Professional introduced the AWC129 all-weather compact two-way coaxial loudspeaker at InfoComm this summer. This is an example of a speaker that advances quality reproduction while maintaining solid weather resistance. ...

Studio Six Digital iTestMic Review 
Reviewer: John McJunkin
Studio Six Digital has developed a calibrated test microphone known as the iTestMic, and an iPhone app that features a suite of audio tools that are eminently useful to the audio pro....

Eos Commercial Wireless Audio System Review 
Reviewer: John McJunkin
IntelliTouch’s Eos Commercial Wireless has introduced a wireless commercial music/paging system intended primarily for applications in professional offices, spas, cafes, restaurants, and bars. ...

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