New compact arrays, wireless systems & more.
AKG WMS 4000 Wireless System
The AKG WMS 4000 wireless microphone system includes the SR 4000
true-diversity frequency-agile UHF receiver on a 30 MHz bandwidth.
It offers preset inter-modulation-free frequencies and access to
up to 1,200 switchable frequencies. Three separate 30 MHz channels
may be selected for use in the U.S., offering a maximum of approximately
50 usable channels.
Dynamic range is greater than 112 dB. An output level switch allows
selection of three output levels at -30, 0, +6 dB. Features include
AutoSetup for inter-modulation-free channel selection, EnvironmentScan
for scanning of the unitís RF range and RehearsalMode for saving
system data during rehearsal set up.
Other settings, like squelch threshold, carrier frequency selection and
userís name can be edited and stored in a menu structure.
The receiver works with AKGís PT 4000 bodypack and HT 4000 handheld UHF
transmitter that include programmed, pre-matched, optimized frequency
groups that allow for quick frequency selection.
Whirlwind DLS1 Digital Laser System
The Whirlwind DLS1 Digital Laser System offers the ability to securely
transmit Ethernet and CobraNet protocols for audio and video over
an infrared laser beam. It offers a two Gigabit bandwidth capacity
for transmitting and receiving large amounts of data, including
hundreds of channels of CobraNet audio in real time. DLS1 units
utilize standard Gigabit fiber optic input and output.
The DLS1 is not intended to totally replace structured cable. However,
its implementation into a hybrid copper-plus-fiber delivery system
can reduce costs associated with construction labor, conduit, termination,
and other hardwired systems issues.
The laser transmission travels in a narrow beam (diffuses to a uniform
one-meter diameter at 500 feet).
Data cannot be compromised or listened to without direct interception
of the laser beam. Multiple units can be cascaded and branched into an
optical LAN. Beams can be pointed, transmitted, received, and redirected
at any angle without use of mirrors.
EAW KF730 Small Line Array Module (SLAM)
The EAW SLAM (Small Line Array Module) KF730 is a compact line
array system intended for venues where short- to long-throw distance
ratios are relatively small. The KF730 is a horn-loaded, three-way,
biamplified loudspeaker accompanied by the SB730 subwoofer, which
can fly above or stack below the KF730.
Vertical coverage provided by the SLAM KF730 system is determined
by the number of enclosures and the amount of curvature in the array.
Curvature is set by the splay angles between the enclosure faces.
Each KF730 contains two 10-inch neodymium low-frequency cone drivers,
two seven-inch mid-frequency cone drivers and two one-inch exit
neodymium high-frequency compression drivers.
Power handling for the low-frequency section is rated at 700 watts
while the mid- and high-frequency subsystem is 350 watts. Impedance
for both the low and mid/high subsystems is 16 Ohms.
Mackie TAPCO 6306 Six-Channel Mixer
The Mackie TAPCO 6306 is a six-channel mixer, the first product
in the new TAPCO by Mackie Series. In 1969, Greg Mackie introduced
the first six-channel TAPCO mixer specifically designed for rock
n roll PA applications. (The TAPCO brand was later purchased
This new unit offers two low-noise microphone preamps, two instrument
inputs, a stereo aux return to monitor, two aux sends, eight-segment
LED metering as well as separate phones and control room level controls.
L-ACOUSTICS SB118 High-Power Subwoofer
The L-ACOUSTICS SB118 subwoofer includes a single 18-inch transducer
loaded in a dual-chamber, vented bandpass configuration. Power handling
capacity is 600 watts RMS (2400 watts peak) and response extends
down to 32 Hz.
When utilized with the L-ACOUSTICS MTD line coaxial cabinets, subwoofer
signal processing for the SB118 is provided by L-ACOUSTICS analog
OEM factory presets for approved digital processors are available for
the SB118 when used in conjunction with the XT line and other L-ACOUSTICS
Dimensions are 17.4 by 31.5 by 32.3 inches. The cabinet is constructed
of 18mm and 24mm Baltic birch plywood with sealed, screwed and rabbeted
angles, internally braced. The black epoxy perforated steel grille includes
acoustically transparent foam. The rear panel offers four-pin Neutrik
Allen & Heath PA Series Consoles
Allen & Heath has extended its PA Series of stereo consoles
with the PA20 and PA28 mixers, unpowered siblings of the PA-CP models.
The PA20 has 16 mono plus two dual stereo channels for a channel
count of 20 inputs, while the PA28 has 24 monos and the same stereo
configuration. Main features are a new padless preamp, internal
FX unit, S/PDIF output and parametric output EQ.
The mono channels offer an XLR input with individual +48V phantom power
and a TRS jack input which feed a new two-stage padless preamp directing
line sources to the second stage for improved matching and performance.
The EQ is a specially designed four-band type with shelving low and high
frequencies, a fixed low/mid band at 250Hz and swept mid/high frequency.
Four auxiliary sends are included, with two pre-fade sends for foldback,
one post-fade for internal or external FX and another post-fade for additional
FX or special feeds. Mute and PFL switches with LEDs, peak metering and
a full 100mm fader are also provided.
PA20 and PA28 provide a main output with 100mm fader, mute switch and
LED on TRS jacks, plus a mono sum output with level control that can be
switched to subwoofer mode. Pre/post fader analog and digital recording
outputs are provided on RCA phono and S/PDIF connectors.
McCauley M.LINE Mobile Line Array
The McCauley M.LINE is a mobile line array series that includes
two biamplified full-range modules and a low-frequency module. The
three-way M90 offers 90-degree coverage while the M120 provides
120-degree coverage. The MS1 is a flyable/stackable low-frequency
When flown, M.LINE columns can form either rigid or collapsible
arrays, will hang vertically without straps or tethers, and can
achieve downfill angles as radical as parallel to the deck without
any raking or cinching. The system offers fixed frontal spacing
between modules and allows splay angles between modules to be set
from one degree to 10 degrees in one-degree increments.
The M.LINE bumper system is made of aircraft-grade aluminum alloy
and weighs 35 pounds. It is strong enough to support 16 M90 modules
at a 7:1 safety ratio. The bumper system doubles as a base for ground-stacking.
TC Electronic EQ Station
Intended for live applications, the TC Electronic EQ Station-8
and EQ Station-4 are 2U rack units with AD/DA conversion and powerful
Each channel includes six-band parametric equalization, 29-band graphic
equalization, three-band dynamic EQ and delay.
EQ Station uses 48-bit processing for wide headroom analog EQ modeling.
Each EQ Station may be operated directly from the front panel, which features
a 1/4-VGA resolution full color display and several direct access knobs
and buttons, or from the external PC/Mac editor software via Ethernet.
An optional MotoFader remote (4U in size) can also be used to directly
control up to 32 channels of graphical EQ during live performances.
Meyer MILO High-Power Curvilinear Array
The Meyer Sound MILO High-Power Curvilinear Array is a four-way
system with three transducer sections powered by four discrete amplifier
channels. The low-mid section employs a pair of 12-inch cone drivers.
The mid-high section consists of a four-inch diaphragm compression driver
coupled to a 90-degree (horizontal) constant directivity horn through
Meyers REM ribbon emulation manifold. The high-frequency section
uses three new two-inch-diaphragm compression drivers, also coupled via
REM to a 90-degree horn. Both horns are integrated into a single assembly.
MILO includes active signal processing and more than 3900 watts of on-board
Cabinets are weatherproof and trapezoidal in shape with exterior dimensions
of 54 by 15.5 by 22 inches. Net weight is 235 pounds.
Peavey Color Cue Microphone Cables
Peavey Color Cue microphone cables are color-coded, illuminated
XLR-type cables/connectors designed to help sound personnel save
time in sorting through identical-looking cables. The colored lenses
in the cables are illuminated by the mix consoles phantom
Color-coded mixer magnets further simplify the process
of matching mics to their corresponding channels on the console.
Cables are available in a standard 20-feet length, with red, green,
blue, yellow, white, magenta, purple and orange color lenses.
QSC ISIS Loudspeakers
The QSC ISIS Series of loudspeakers includes four new models -
102M, 102W, 122M and 152M - that complement the ISIS 215PCM subwoofer.
Multi-angle cabinet designs allow the units to meet the needs of
both front-of-house and monitor applications.
All four ISIS loudspeakers are full-range, two-way models with active
and/or passive crossover operation. They offer composite cabinet
construction for lower weight and weather resistance. The 102W includes
a rotatable 160-degree x 50-degree waveguide for a wide coverage
area and a high-power ferrite woofer for maximum output.
A full assortment of hardware is available. Integral L-track flying hardware
is installed on the top and bottom of the cabinets, and a built-in cup
for pole mounting is included.
Martin Audio W8LC Compact Line Array
The Martin Audio W8LC is a compact three-way, all-horn line system.
An asymmetrical design allows mid- and high-frequency horns to function
as separate devices for consistent horizontal pattern control. Horizontal
dispersion is rated at a true 90 degrees.
The low-frequency section includes a horn-loaded 12-inch/3-inch
neodymium driver that extends LF output.
The midrange offers twin 6.5-inch midrange Hybrid horns rated to produce
up to 106 dB (1W/1m). The unique geometry of the horn design and short
toroidal phase plug maintain the 90-degree horizontal coverage pattern
up to the 3 kHz crossover point. Three one-inch, low-curvature, high-frequency
horn drivers reduce distortion, improve dispersion and extend the high-frequency
Enclosures measure 39.4 by 14.5 by 21.7 inches. Weight is 121 to 132
pounds, including rigging hardware. The rigging system offers a wide range
of array curvatures that can be called up by the systems ViewPoint
predictive software. The W8LC system is compatible with Martins
WSX horn loaded subwoofer and W8C family side/frontfills.
Gold Line TEF 04 Measurement Microphone
The Gold Line TEF 04 measurement microphone is a 1/2-inch omnidirectional
free-field microphone intended for general-purpose measurements
and recording applications. It was designed as a lower cost alternative
to the TEF 05A by eliminating the expense of a titanium diaphragm.
The TEF 04 provides a flat frequency response and utilizes an American
manufactured precision stainless steel tube assembly.
It is supplied with a microphone clip, windscreen and carry case. Every
unit is factory certified and provided with a TEF microphone frequency
Yamaha MG Series Mixers
Yamaha MG Series mixers include six models offering between 10
and 32 mixing channels. Input configurations include four to 24
mono channels, three-band EQ and a maximum of four stereo inputs
with either three- or four-band EQ.
Higher-end models are equipped with a two- or four-group and stereo
output buss structure. Mono channel inputs contain both mic level
XLR-type connectors and line level unbalanced TRS phone jacks. Stereo
input channels are equipped with both unbalanced phone jacks and
RCA phono jacks.
Between two and eight auxiliary sends provide extended signal routing,
while models MG16/6FX, MG24/14FX and MG32/14FX include digital effects
sections (two 32-bit Yamaha SPX-type on the 24/14FX and 32/14FX models).
May 2003 Live Sound International