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
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.