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 1/01/2011 4:00 AM Eastern
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.