New mixers, loudspeakers, amplifiers and more
Allen & Heath PA12 Mixer
Allen & Heath has extended the PA Series to include the PA12 mixer,
which can be rack mounted or stand alone. Main features are a new
padless preamp, internal and editable digital effects, SPDIF output
and parametric output EQ. Mute and PFL switches with LEDs, peak
metering and 100mm faders are also provided.
The PA12 includes eight mono and two stereo channels. Mono channels
offer an XLR input with individual +48V phantom power and a TRS
jack input that feed the preamp. The four-band, semi-parametric
EQ has shelving low- and high-frequency as well as a fixed low-mid
band at 250 Hz and a swept high-mid band. Four auxiliary sends are
included, with two pre-fade sends for foldback, one post-fade for
internal effects or external effects, and another post-fade for
additional effects or special feeds.
d&b D12 Power Amplifier
The d&b audiotechnik D12 is a two-channel power amplifier for use
with d&b loudspeakers; digital signal processing is incorporated,
as are both analog and digital signal inputs. Each channel of the
D12 can deliver 1200 watts into 4 ohms, while the switch mode power
supply automatically selects the mains voltage.
Load monitoring can check and report on the status of connected loudspeakers.
All settings can be accessed and controlled with a digital rotary encoder
and LCD display on the front panel or via remote control interfaces that
provide networked control and monitoring functionality.
Bag End INFRA Bass Signal Processors
INFRA-M and INFRA-M2 bass signal processors are intended to operate
a subwoofer below resonance without use of low-pass filters.
The electrical signal goes through the INFRA electronics before the
power amplifier, as it would with a conventional electronic crossover.
Inside the INFRA electronics, a slope is applied to the signal by the
use of dual integrators lifting low frequencies by 12 dB per octave.
When INFRA drive is applied, the 12 dB per octave roll-off of the subwoofer
combines with the 12 dB per octave lift of the electronics to form a flat
frequency response down to the lowest point set on the INFRA electronics,
as low at 8 Hz. And in the midrange, the dual integrators roll off at
12 dB per octave from the system resonance or the point where the loudspeaker
would normally run out flat.
API 8200 8-Channel Mixer
The API 8200 8-channel mixer is designed for use with the API 7800
master module and 7600 input modules, allowing digital audio workstation
(DAW) users to bypass internal digital mix bus and use the 8200
as a discrete summing mixer.
Each channel has level pan, two aux sends, solo, mute, and insert. All
external audio connections are balanced +4 dBu, and the 8200 is configured
with DB-25 multi-pin connectors for integration into existing audio systems.
Multiple 8200s can be easily linked to create multi-channel operations.
Drawmer Tube Station DI, Mic Preamp, Compressor
The Drawmer Tube Station 1 (TS1) includes a Class A mic/instrument
pre-amp that can be assigned either to the onboard stereo tube compressor
or alternatively to an external destination via its own dedicated
The compressor can be accessed independently via its own inputs for
warming and fattening stereo mixes.
In addition to a variable high-pass control, the mic preamp features
a high-frequency contour control that offers HF enhancement intended to
add presence and clarity to the human voice and acoustic instruments.
A variable Tube Drive control allows user-definable amounts of saturation.
The TS1 offers digital outputs on SPDIF or AES/EBU at up to 24-bit resolution
and 96K sample rate. Simultaneous analog outputs are available on balanced
Mackie SRM350 Loudspeake
The Mackie SRM350 is a two-way, bi-amplified loudspeaker incorporating
the company’s proprietary Dynamic Bass Boost for low-end frequencies
and the Active Protective Management System, another proprietary
design, that uses limiting and variable thermal response circuitry
to limit high-input signal levels.
A 165-watt LF amplifier and a 30-watt HF amplifier are built in.
Active electronics also include EQ, crossover, phase alignment,
and protection circuitry. The rear panel has a built-in mic/line
input on a Neutrik combo connector, a level control, and mic/line
switch along with power, limit and signal present LEDs.
Drivers include a single 10-inch LF direct-radiating woofer and
a 1-inch HF driver on a waveguide horn. The asymmetrical plastic
enclosure is designed for PA and monitor applications, and includes
handles. The cabinet is also flyable and pole mountable.
L-ACOUSTICS DLL for EASE 4.0
L-ACOUSTICS Version 15 DLL for EASE 4.0 allows for simulation of
V-DOSC, dV-DOSC or mixed arrays of V-DOSC and dV-DOSC (downfill
It includes both the correction of a previous SPL calibration error
as well as compensation for air absorption effects. The update also
provides improved calculation efficiency for faster performance.
Available for free download from www.l-acoustics.com/pdfproda/doscease.zip
(353 KB), the Zip file, once extracted, will produce both the new DLL
and a User Readme PDF explaining the details of how to implement it.
HME PRO850 UHF Wireless Intercom System
The HME PRO850 UHF Wireless Intercom System is intended to provide
pro audio and A/V crewmembers with hands- and cable-free communication.
It offers frequency agility, PC and PDA interface, simultaneous
dual-channel interface, graphical interface with pull-down menus
on the base. Each unit is equipped with individual beltpack volume
control, beltpack channel lockout, headset connector, wireless ISO,
and low battery alert.
Meyer Sound UPJ-1P Compact Powered Loudspeaker
The Meyer UPJ-1P compact VariO loudspeaker includes an 80-degree
by 50-degree rotatable horn for placement and arraying flexibility.
The UPJ-1P contains a 10-inch neodymium magnet cone driver and a
3-inch diaphragm (0.75-inch exit) compression driver of proprietary
design. The internal two-channel class A-B power amplifier incorporates
complementary power output stages and provides total output of 300
watts. Peak power output is rated at 130 dB SPL at 1 meter.
A number of different rigging options allow the UPJ-1P to be mounted
or flown as either single cabinets, or in arrayed configurations.
Available rigging hardware includes mounting brackets, arraying
adapter plates, yokes and accommodation for a variety of pole-mount
flanges. Cabinet dimensions are 11.25-inches (w) by 22.31-inches
(h) by 12.25-inches (d).
Neutrik RCA Phono Connectors
A new line of Neutrik RCA phono connectors (jacks and plugs) offers
isolated recessed sockets in nickel or black chrome D series style
housings. Either connector can be ordered with black, red, yellow,
blue, green or white ID rings to enable color-coding for video applications.
The new NYS 373 plugs feature gold-plated contacts. “The new RCA
phono jacks feature a rated current and voltage of 1A and 50V, respectively,
with an insulation resistance of 5 GW, contact resistance of 10
mW and dielectric strength of 500V.
The shell and contacts are brass with gold plating, and the D style
housing features ZnAI4Cu1, gal nickel or black chrome plating. The
products are optimized for use between -25 degrees to +70 degrees
Peavey CS Series Amplifiers
Four redesigned Peavey CS Series power amplifiers include the models
CS 800H, CS 1200H, CS 2000H and CS 3000H, with power points ranging
from 800 watts to 3000 watts. Each channel on the CS Series offers
a variable crossover, variable low pass filter and an amp function
switch that switches from highs, lows or full range.
The front panel display includes LED input indicators for amplifier
active, DDT active, temperature warning and DC output warning functions,
plus two fully automatic, dual-speed cooling fans that pull cool air from
in front of the rack. The fans activate only when needed. The 2U units
offer XLR-1/4-inch combo connector inputs. Outputs include binding post
and Speakon connectors, a separate Speakon mono bridge output and thru/low
output jacks and high output jacks.
Renkus-Heinz Aimware For Line Array
The new Renkus-Heinz PNX101LA line array is now supported by the
company’s Aimware software, which is intended to assist in custom
design of arrays. It allows the user to select the number of modules
in an array, the shape of an array, the main array flying angle
and definition of up to three audience areas.
Aimware will calculate accurate frequency dependent coverage for
the defined audience areas. Once an array is designed in Aimware,
it can be imported into EASE, with DLL routines allowing the array
to be “inserted” into rooms.
Rane MM 42 Monitor Processor
The Rane MM 42 Monitor Processor is intended to facilitate optimization
of in-ear monitoring systems.
Connecting in-line between a mixing console and a wired or wireless
monitor system, the MM 42 processes a single stereo mix or two independent
mono mixes using shelf/cut filters, three-band compressor, five-band parametric
EQ, and three-band peak limiter.
An assignable sub (low-frequency) output with adjustable bandpass filter
is included for direct connection to powered subwoofers or bass “shakers”
without requiring an external crossover. The on-board headphone amp (1/4-inch
and 1/8-inch jacks) and cue bus functionality permit easy setup and monitoring
of multiple mixes.
Ashly Audio Powerflex 70-Volt Power Amplifiers
The Ashly Powerflex Series has been joined by two multichannel
units, the Powerflex-670 and Powerflex-470, both designed to power
70-Volt systems without need of transformers. The 670 is a six-channel
unit delivering 200 watts per channel, while the 470 offers four
channels providing 250 watts per channel.
Channels of both amplifiers may be bridged in pairs for 140 Volt applications,
and both use the Powerflex Series high-speed MOSFET switching design with
spread spectrum switching technology. They are housed in 3U chassis. Modular
input panels with level controls and euroblock connectors are installed
on the rear panel.
Community M12 Stage Monitor
The M12 is a two-way, bass-ported stage monitor measuring 10.6
inches high and 21.6 inches wide. Output is listed as 124 dB SPL,
with a peak of 131 dB SPL, operable between 55 Hz and 18 kHz. It
is loaded with a 12-inch ferrofluid-cooled woofer and a 2-inch,
wide-band compression driver coupled with an asymmetrical horn.
Both biamp and switchable biamp/passive configurations are available.
Speakon NL4 connectors are tucked in a pocket on the bottom of the
Cables arriving at the input panel travel molded channels that offer
the option of both side and rear access. Finishes include flat black or
flat white abrasion-resistant Tuf-Coat. Hidden handles are included within
the fiberglass enclosure, with a heavy gauge steel grille offers protection
TAPCO Juice Series Power Amplifiers
The TAPCO (by Mackie) Juice Series of stereo power amplifiers includes
the J•800, J•1400 and J•2500. Power output is 800, 1400 and 2500
watts respectively (at 4 Ohms, bridged). All models include switchable
mono/stereo/mono bridged operating modes as well as separate loudspeaker
outputs for channel A and channel B.
A third Speakon output is provided for mono bridged applications. A
30 Hz subsonic filter assures low-frequency speaker protection. Juice
amplfiiers share the same chassis size, measuring 19 inches (w) by 15.7
inches (d) by 3.5 inches (h). All include handles for easy transport and
protection of front panel controls, defeatable clip limiter, front panel
signal and overload indication and XLR and TRS inputs.
Shure PA821 Active Antenna Combiner
The Shure PA821 active antenna combiner is intended to improve
RF performance by reducing intermodulation distortion. It is an
eight-input, one-output device compatible with Shure PSM 700, PSM
600, and PSM 400 personal monitor systems.
Capable of combining the output of up to eight PSM wireless transmitters
with a single antenna, the wideband (470 MHz-870 MHz) PA821 helps reduces
onstage “antenna farm” clutter, and offers increased range when used with
Shure’s new PA805WB directional antenna. The unit also comes outfitted
with a front panel expansion port to allow for daisy-chaining to additional
combiners. Both an auto-sensing universal power supply and AC cables are
included as well.
Yamaha Club V Series Loudspeakers
Yamaha Club V Series loudspeakers come in a choice of either carpet
or sprayed elastomeric finishes. Cabinet tunings yield improved
low-frequency performance, and new transducers allow higher power
capacities. An upgraded constant-directivity horn was also developed
to further enhance high frequency dispersion and response. Steel
input panels contain both dual 1/4-inch and dual Speakon connectors.
Models available in either finish include: 12-inch, 15-inch and dual
15-inch two-way loudspeakers; 10-inch, 12-inch and 15-inch floor monitors;
and single 15-inch, single 18-inch and dual 18-inch subwoofers. Two models
will be available for suspension, both with pre-installed hanging hardware.
Carpet covered cabinets offer heavy gauge, arced steel grilles and steel
corner protectors. Sprayed finish enclosures have foam backed, full-face
perforated steel grilles.
October 2003 Live Sound International