New Sound Reinforcement ProductsAVLEX MX8-1RM MIC LINE MIXER Designed for multiple applications, the single-rackspace MX8-1RM mixer from Avlex (www.avlex.com) supports eight mic/line
Designed for multiple applications, the single-rackspace MX8-1RM mixer from Avlex (www.avlex.com) supports eight mic/line channels, each with its own volume and tone control. The rear panel has six channels with balanced XLR and TRS mic/line inputs, and two channels of RCA unbalanced line inputs and TRS balanced mic/line inputs. Outputs are TRS and XLR balanced, and two mixers can be cascaded for 16 total inputs. Retail is $240 and it is shipping now.
Soundcraft (www.soundcraft.com) expands its GB Series with the GB2R, a tabletop or rackmount mixer designed specifically for smaller installs or use with a portable P.A. It's offered either with 16 mono inputs to a stereo mix output, or a 12.2 version with 12 mono inputs, two full-feature stereo inputs and two group buses. All feature six aux sends, the same mic preamp/EQ designs as the larger GB4/GB8 models, a pre/post-switchable direct output on each input channel and a rotatable pod providing top or rear connections. The stereo ins on the 12.2 have mic and line inputs, where the line inputs are stilll usable when the mic is routed to the main channel; with the two stereo return channels and 2-track play input, up to 26 inputs to mix are available.
The NTL720 from Eastern Acoustic Works (www.eaw.com) is a compact, powered, three-way line array loudspeaker. Its entire face is covered by a large MF/HF horn for better horizontal pattern control. Six 1-inch dome tweeters feeding a slot in the center of the horn produce the highs. Dual 6-inch woofers handle mids and load onto the horn. Inside the 50-pound, 9.4×24×14.3-inch enclosure are three 500-watt Class-D amps under EAW's Gunness Focusing alignment and driver-processing algorithms. EAWPilot control software provides DSP control and amp-status monitoring. Inputs include a choice of analog, AES L/R and EAW's proprietary U-Net. Communication options include U-Net and a rear panel USB port for interfacing with the DSP.
The D.A.S. (www.dasaudio.com) Reference Series of loudspeakers comprises two 12-inch models, two 15-inch models and two double-15-inch models available with 1-inch and 1.5-inch compression drivers. The range of externally powered products also offers single- and double-18 subwoofers for applications requiring additional low-frequency power. Features include 18mm birch plywood construction, rotatable horns with 80×50 and 60×40 dispersion, and 12 M10 rigging points. Options include a new horizontal array frame for up to three RF-12 or RF-15 models.
P.Audio (www.paudiothailand.com) expands its range of pro woofers and HF drivers. The new Woofer Series includes six lines of LF drivers from the economical, stamped steel-frame/ferrite-magnet IMF Series II to the no-compromise Flagship Series, with cast-aluminum frames, neodymium magnets and 4-inch voice coils. The new Driver Series of HF compression drivers includes the BM-D Series II (ferrite) and PreNeo (neodymium) models — both with tough, lightweight titanium diaphragms.
Said to be the first multi-protocol modular digital snake system, the DGlink from Link (www.linkitaly.com) is designed to operate with traditional audio distribution systems (analog and digital) using one — or multiple — digital transport protocol standards over Cat-5 or -6 cables. The 24-bit/96kHz system supports up to 64 mic/line-level inputs and up to 64 line-level outputs (foldback and drive sends), with remote control of all stage box functions, including control of phantom power, polarity and gain settings.