Road-Worthy Gear: New Sound Reinforcement Products, January 2011Mix magazine new sound reinforcement products column in the January 2011 issue of Mix magazine live sound products section article
Galaxy Audio DHT System Wireless
Galaxy Audio expands its wireless personal monitor and mic lines in 2011. The DHT System features auto-scan, IR sync, detachable BNC antennae and 120 channels—all in a half-rack metal chassis (rack ears included). DHT offers four handheld mics (dynamic and condenser, cardioid or supercardioid), two bodypacks, a station for charging batteries while in the transmitter and antenna distribution, and a paddle antenna option. MSRP is $519. NAMM booth #B5955.
Audio-Technica BP893 MicroEarset
The BP893 MicroEarset combines an ergonomically molded earpiece and omni condenser capsule on a 1-inch boom that fits over either ear. A 55-inch cable connects the mic to an XLR power module (with settings for flat response or 80Hz filter) or directly to an Audio-Technica UniPak bodypack transmitter; terminations for other makers’ systems are also offered. Retail is $479 (in black or beige), including a cable clip, two windscreens, moisture guard and carry case. NAMM booth #6740.
AKG Perception Wireless
The Perception Wireless series comprises a Vocal Set with an HT 45 dynamic cardioid handheld transmitter; Instrumental Set with PT 45 pocket transmitter; Sports Set with pocket transmitter and C 544 headworn mic; and Presenter Set with PT 45 and a CK 99 L lavalier mic. The PT 45 is also compatible with all AKG MicroMics. All operate on a single AA battery and include the SR 45 diversity receiver with XLR and ¼-inch outputs. NAMM booth #7800.