Road-Worthy Gear: New Sound Reinforcement Products, June 2010Mix magazine new sound reinforcement products column in the June 2010 issue of Mix magazine live sound products section article 5/21/2010 1:34 PM Eastern
McCauley Sound M421 Subwoofer
Part of the Touring Class line from McCauley Sound, the M421 low-distortion high-impact subwoofer features four 21-inch (6-inch voice coil) neodymium drivers in an isobaric configuration, continuous system power handling of more than 12,000W, and a 143dB peak output. The 73x23x44-inch, 486-pound, 12-ply birch plywood enclosure has a wear-resistant ProCoat finish and integrated casters, handles and locking skids. Fly points are optional.
Shure Beta 27 Condenser Mic
Designed specifically for instrumental miking, the supercardioid pattern of the side-address Beta 27 condenser mic from Shure offers high gain-before-feedback and minimizes bleed from off-axis sounds. The low-mass, 1-inch gold-layered Mylar diaphragm provides a flat, neutral response; a -15dB pad handles high SPL sources, and a three-position bass roll-off filter reduces stage rumble and other unwanted LF. Street pricing is $399.
Hosa SNX Series Stage Snakes
The SNX Series Pro-Conex stage boxes from Hosa are designed to provide years of reliable, clean, transparent audio feeds and feature a tough, rolled steel chassis, Neutrik XLR connectors and 24 AWG, oxygen-free copper conductors. Available now are 14 models in configurations with 8, 12, 16 and 24 sends, and 25/50/100/150-foot lengths—all with four returns and a wire mesh strain relief hanger supporting the cable fan. MSRP is $340 to $1,340.