New Sound Reinforcement ProductsCROWN MACRO-TECH I SERIES The Macro-Tech i Series from Crown (www.crownaudio.com) features Class-I circuitry delivering greater power while reducing weight 6/01/2008 8:00 AM Eastern
The Macro-Tech i Series from Crown (www.crownaudio.com) features Class-I circuitry — delivering greater power while reducing weight by more than half — as well as status, fault and load monitoring via standard Ethernet networking, and Harman Pro's HiQnet and System Architect software. The flagship MA-12000i ($6,855) offers 4,000 watts/channel at 4 ohms or 8 kW (8-ohm bridged mono); the $5,200 MA-9000i is 3,000W/channel at 4 ohms; and the $4,255 MA-5000i has 2,000W/side into 4 ohms. All have a universal power supply for worldwide use.
Technomad (www.technomad.com) is now shipping new versions of its Vienna 16 and Paris 616 weatherproof outdoor loudspeakers. These upgraded Version 8 models add compression drivers and improved crossover networks, providing an added 3 dB of maximum, continuous SPL and 10 dB of dynamic range, ensuring voice intelligibility and musical output at all volume levels.
The full-range VariLine VL 62 from Dynacord (www.dynacord.com) features a neodymium, 6.5-inch woofer and a 1-inch compression driver mounted to a CAD-optimized, 90x40-degree rotatable horn for high-SPL applications where minimal footprint is desired. Specs include 150W RMS handling, 122dB max SPL and an operating bandwidth of 90-20k Hz. The VL 62's 16-ohm operation allows up to eight cabinets to be connected in parallel to any Dynacord amplifier to create large distributed systems.
SD7 is the next-generation digital console from DiGiCo (www.digiconsoles.com). Powered by two redundant engines based on the latest incarnation of Field-Programmable Gate Array (Super FPGA) technology and three onboard, latest-generation Tiger SHARC effects and control processors, the SD7 has eight times the overall processing power of a D5 Live. The console features 256 processing paths at 96 kHz (128 @ 192 kHz), with 672 simultaneous optical and MADI connections, 128 buses (plus 32 matrix buses) and 32 32-band graphic EQs. Also standard is 4-band EQ with the ability to switch to dynamic EQ, plus multiband dynamic gates, compressors, delay and 4-band parametric on all 256 processing paths.
Expanding its Application Engineered (AE) Series of loudspeakers, JBL (www.jblpro.com) announces new AE Compact models with eight new high-output, two-way systems, single- or dual 5.25/6.5/8-inch woofers. Two models (AC15 and AC25) have 1-inch dome tweeters; the rest have 1-inch exit compression drivers. The AC18 and AC28 models feature rotatable Progressive Transition waveguides with 90x50- or 120x60-degree dispersion. Filtered Array Technology (FAT) on models AC25, AC26 and AC28 allows independent control of LF drivers for magnitude and phase response. Multiple attachment points accommodate optional OmniMount-type or U-bracket mounts. Continuous power handling ranges from 150 to 375W.