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New Sound Reinforcement Products

TURBOSOUND ASPECT TA-500 SPEAKER, TSB-118 SUBWOOFER Turbosound ( expands its Aspect line with the TA-500 wide-dispersion speaker and

Turbosound ( expands its Aspect line with the TA-500 wide-dispersion speaker and the TSB-118 subwoofer, designed for use with the TA-500 and larger Qlight models. The TA-500 provides 50×25-degree (H×V) dispersion and three-way, full-range (60 to 18k Hz) sound from its 10-inch mid-driver on a MF Polyhorn, HF driver on an HF Polyhorn and a 15-inch LF driver. The design complements the longer-throw Aspect TA-880 products with similar voicing characteristics that allow easy integration of these models in any venue. The TA-500 is initially offered in a fixed-install/ground-stacked variant, with additional models being added. The optional TSB-118 subwoofer employs a single 600W 18-inch driver in a bandpass enclosure with a frequency response of 35 Hz to 150 Hz; stacking feet and a pole holder are standard.

Sennheiser's ( SK 5212 UHF bodypack offers a smaller, lighter package with advanced features, such as infrared sync with the company's new NET 1 Network System multichannel wireless hub. The SK 5212 can also be used with all Sennheiser 3000 and 5000 Series components. Its 36MHz switching bandwidth is selectable in the entire UHF range from 450 to 960 MHz, and the transmitter frequency can be set in 5kHz steps. A single AA battery provides six hours of operation at full 50mW output. Transmitter power can be reduced to 10 mW for conditions or different regions. Features include a jog dial and backlit LCD that show AF/RF/battery level/frequency information; a menu-lock function to protect against accidental setting changes; and a two-stage, low-cut filter that removes wind or handling noise at 120 or 60 Hz.

Stanton DJ's ( A Series power amplifiers feature power ratings up to 2,800W and support for bridged-mono operation. The A.900, A.1800 and A.2800 offer highly efficient tunnel-cooling systems; 21-position detented level controls; signal and clip indicators for status monitoring; and protection against thermal overloads, short circuits, DC voltage, subsonic frequencies and current overdriving. Other features include onboard switchable highpass filters and independent speaker-protection limiting; combo ¼-inch/XLR inputs; and binding post/Speakon outputs.

The four amplifiers in the new FP+ Series from Lab.gruppen ( use regulated switch-mode power supply technology, offering high power and channel density needed for touring applications. The flagship FP 13000 provides two channels of 6,500W @ 2 ohms; the FP 10000Q delivers four channels of 2,500W @ 2 ohms; the FP 7000 offers 2x 3,500W @ 2 ohms; and the FP 6000Q supplies 4x 1,500W @ 2 ohms. All of these two-rackspace models weigh 26.5 pounds and come with Lab.gruppen's six-year warranty. For the first time, Lab.gruppen's NomadLink control and monitoring network is available in a touring package as standard.

Mackie ( is now shipping the DS3232 digital snake ($4,999) and LP48 Lake Processor ($1,299) options for its TT24 digital live console. A U100 network card in one of the TT24's expansion slots, combined with up to 300 feet of Cat-5 cable, can connect to the DS3232 rack-mounted stage box. This provides remote access to mic gain with full recall of all parameters. When adding the UFXII card, the snake provides 32×32 remote mix channels and the onboard 24 mic/line channels combine for a 56×32 system. The LP48 brings Lake processing to the TT24 in three configurations: as a 4-in/8-out loudspeaker processor; providing up to 10 channels of Lake-designed insert EQ processing; or in a combo mode with five channels of insertable EQ and a 2-in/4-out loudspeaker processor.

Designed for club installs or portable use, Carvin's ( LS Series has three two-way systems, three three-way systems and two optional subs, priced from $399 to $799. All feature steel grilles, recessed handles, high-order/low-loss crossovers, cross-laminated plywood construction, Neutrik Speakon and ¼-inch connectors, and Duratuff finishes. All are bi-ampable, except the smallest LS1002. The two-way models have 10/12/15-inch woofers with titanium HF drivers and can be used as house or monitor speakers. Highs on the three-way models are handled by a 1-inch exit-compression driver on a 90×60-degree Constant Directivity horn. The three-way LS1503 pairs the HF with a 15-inch woofer and 6-inch cone mid; the LS1523 combines dual 15-inch woofers and twin 6-inch mids with the HF complement; and the LS2153 uses a 15-inch woofer and 15-inch LF/MF driver with the HF package. Single- and dual-18-inch subwoofers are optional.

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