Road-Worthy Gear: New Sound Reinforcement Products, July 2009Astatic 1600VP Variable Pattern Mic Designed for recording or live sound applications, the 1600VP from Astatic Commercial Audio Products is the first
Designed for recording or live sound applications, the 1600VP from Astatic Commercial Audio Products is the first continuously variable-pattern condenser hanging microphone system featuring remote polar control over standard mic cable (2,000 feet max.). Features include an antirotational cable mount, a 40-20k Hz response, and VPC-1 control box with fingertip access to pickup patterns and selectable 80Hz low-cut filter. Up to six VPC-1s can be mounted in a single-rack unit.
Technomad expands its line of waterproof, full-range, two-way speakers with new narrow-dispersion models: the Berlin 60|40 and Berlin 90|40. Designed to provide high-Q (long-throw), 60×40- or 90×40-degree constant-directivity coverage, these 33×20.6×10.5-inch unpowered enclosures have a 2-inch compression driver and 15-inch woofer for 50-18k Hz (±2dB) response, 500-watt power handling and high efficiency (102dB, 1w/1m). Options include 14 color choices, 70-volt internal transformer, PolarFocus™ rigging/arraying, subwoofers and wide-beam versions.
Now, 70 years after the original Unidyne, Shure beefs up the classic 55SH vocal mic. The new Super 55 Deluxe features a high-output, Neodymium supercardioid capsule for higher gain-before-feedback; a robust internal shock-mount (to reduce stage/handling noise); and a vibrant blue windscreen — within that familiar triple-chromed body. The Super 55 Deluxe is now shipping at an MSRP of $300 and carries a two-year limited warranty. The current 55SH Series II model will continue to be available.