Jun 1, 2002 12:00 PM
Using Hafler's Trans*nova circuitry, TA Series amplifiers produce natural sound and realistic reproduction. The TA1100 100W amp and TA1600 150W amp both include specialized circuits to prevent damage to the amplifiers and speakers without affecting the audio signal. A thermal sensing network monitors the heat sink and transformer temperature and shuts down the amplifier to protect from excessive operating heat.
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Based on a DSP engine, The Freq-Out 116 feedback eliminator uses “seek and destroy” software and 16 precision dynamic depth notch filters to help systems installers reduce feedback and improve system gain. The single rackspace unit has a front-panel interface that lets the installer access the processor's controls and operation modes. Each filter has a three-state LED for at-a-glance monitoring.
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D.A.S. Audio's Compact 1 self-powered loudspeaker system is a three-way, biamplified system that can be used as a full-range standalone unit or as a mid-high cabinet with bass reinforcement. The system incorporates a 1000W Class D switching amplifier, which delivers 500W to the low-frequency transducer and 300W to the mid-high section. Both channels are protected against under voltage, provide soft clipping, soft startup and a mute function.
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A two-way, full-range loudspeaker, the UB2199-WP is constructed of weather-resistant materials for continued outdoor exposure. It boasts a 1-inch exit high-frequency driver on a 90-degree conical waveguide for wide-angle coverage. The loudspeaker has M10 threaded inserts on all four sides for U-brackets and rearmounted M6 inserts for use with Omnimount or similar brackets. EAW has also redesigned the MQ Series loudspeakers, adding the MQH models, which are full-range loudspeakers with MF/HF horns in a horn-over-horn arrangement for horizontal arraying.
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The ZR500, ZR1000 and ZR1600 amplifiers employ a spread-spectrum switching design with a linear power supply and high-efficiency torroidal transformers. The ZR500 is a 1U rackspace amp with power rate at 95W per channel into 8•, 150W per channel into 4• and 250W into 2• loads. The 2U rackspaceZR1000 is rated at 225W into 8•, 350W into 4• and 500W into 2• loads. Finally, the ZR1600 offers 350W into 8•, 600W into 4•and 850W into 2• loads.
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Performers who need unhindered mobility — and the professional quality of a condenser microphone — can now use the WH30 headworn microphone from Shure. The mic boasts a frequency response tailored for vocal clarity, a flexible gooseneck and a shockmount for reducing vibration noise. It can handle high SPLs and comes with a snap-on windscreen.
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Yamaha has unveiled a new line of networked amplifiers that includes the PC4800N and PC9500N power amplifiers, the NHB32-C network hub bridge and the ACU16-C amplifier control unit. The PC4800N and PC9500N were designed to reproduce power linearity and low distortion. They sport switch-mode power supplies and use Yamaha's EEEngine and MOSFET technologies for low current draw and reduced heat. The ACU16-C can monitor as many as 32 PC9500N or PC4500N amps using a PC via RS-232C or USB; the NHB32-C allows 32 channels of AES/EBU to be converted to CobraNet.
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Symetrix has released version 1.1 of SymNet Designer, a Windows application that configures and controls the SymNet Audio matrix hardware system. The new version supports two new hardware items, a CobraLink breakout box and an adaptive remote control (ARC) box. It also includes operational upgrades based on user feedback.
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The M300 dual engine processor combines stereo reverb and multipurpose effects engines for studio and club installations, providing 15 stereo reverbs and 256 ROM factory presets (as well as 99 user RAM presets). It offers 24-bit processing, AD/DA conversion, an easy-to-read preset display and MIDI In/Out, MIDI Clock tempo sync, pedal control of tap tempo and global bypass. The M300 also has an autosensing Digital In at 24-bit S/PDIF.
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Designed to be unobtrusive, the 110 series of subwoofers from Tannoy comes in passive and active versions. The 110CS corner subwoofer is a 10-inch bass unit in an optimized reflex cabinet, yielding a KT-3dB low frequency cutoff at 31 Hz in half space. A 110TB can be mounted onto a 2-by-2 foot ceiling tile space and uses an air conditioning grille to mask the unit's appearance. Sheetrock ceilings can incorporate the 110SR, which provides four seismic tether points for secure installation.
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Sound Reinforcement Technology
Nexo's GEO technology controls dispersion with an acoustic mirror instead of coercive sidewalls, solving the problem of combining multiple sources without degrading coherence. The technology is targeted for use in curved vertical and horizontal line arrays. It combines three fundamental parts: the Hyperboloid Refelective Wavesource; the Directivity Phase Device (a phase plug that enables multiple woofers to couple effectively at higher frequencies as compared with direct radiating cones); and the Configurable Directivity Device, which alters the dispersion diffraction slot.
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Digital Signal Processor
The ProSys PS-8810 is a 2U rackspace fixed-path digital signal processor with eight inputs and 10 outputs (all of which possess dedicated processing paths comprised of EQ filters, gates, compressors, automixers and delays). Setups may be stored as presets and recalled from a PC, contact enclosure or the unit's internal events scheduler. The unit employs the IQ communication protocol from Crown and provides audio networking through Peak Audio's CobraNet.
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Housed in a 1U rack, the Chameleon is a 24-bit audio processor with a front panel that features 12 push buttons, an LCD readout, a rotary control and three programmable knobs. The back panel has power connections, a serial interface for PCs and MIDI and audio connections. It also boasts a DSP chip and embedded Coldfire microcontroller, as well as a Motorola DSP56303 chip for processing audio.
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Gold Line's measurement system for quantifying speech intelligibility uses the DSP30 analyzer platform and the STI-PA signal CD. With the signal CD playing, a single button push on the DSP30 produces STI, which is converted to the Common Intelligibility Scale (specified in the IEC standard 60849). Users can capture multiple measurements by relocating the DSP30 while the signal continues to play.
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The PC12 full-bandwidth loudspeaker sports a two-way design that incorporates a crossover network. That allows a single amplifier channel to produce high SPLs with minimum frequency and phase distortion. The compact size PC12 is geared toward extended low-frequency performance and includes a 12-inch woofer and a 1-inch high-frequency compression driver couple with a constant directivity horn.
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The Twin-12 two-way, full-range loudspeaker has a coaxial design for low-profile stage monitoring in nearfield situations when conventional systems' low- and high-frequency sources are offset too far for smooth listening and feedback isolation. Its cabinet is birch plywood covered in a two-stage, black epoxy finish and has fixing points and flying steel track for quick installation. The Twin-15 has a dynamic high-frequency driver protection circuit for progressive-dynamic limiting for short-term peaks and long-term overload conditions.
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Ortronics has released the Telephone Line Splitting Device for residential and small commercial applications. The device plugs in to a TIA/EIA 568A jack and breaks out up to four lines to separate jacks. It has six jacks — four single line and a pair of two-line jacks — and lets users select the line the device connects to. Multiple devices, such as phones, faxes, answering machines and modems, can be connected through a single jack.
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The Config-U-Raxx studio furniture system features an array of desktop surfaces, side wings, shelves and add-ons such as doors and keyboard trays. Each component can be easily interfaced with other parts of the system, allowing for almost limitless variations. Raxxess also offers the Rotary-HD, a rack that extends from existing cabinetry, closets or millwork. The rack can rotate 90 degrees, allowing total access to rear components, and also locks in three positions.
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The portable, battery-operated LC103/STA260 combines Sencore's capacitor and inductor analyzer and power semiconductor tester to create an Industrial Component Test System that lets users accurately test capacitors, inductors and power semiconductors. The system automatically applies the proper gate/base signal to turn on three leaded power components for analysis. It tests those components for leakage with as much as 1000V applied for identifying high-voltage shorts.
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Audio Engineering Ltd.
Part of the Micron 700 series, the MDR762 by Audio Engineering is a rackmounted, dual-diversity UHF receiver system for television studios, OB and conference venue applications. Compatible with digital televisions, the MDR762 has RF switching bandwidth of up to 32 MHz and features transformer-balanced outputs that are selectable for mic or line level. LED displays for each channel let users monitor audio and RF levels.
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