Road-Worthy Gear: New Sound Reinforcement Products, March 2009Mix magazine new sound reinforcement products column in the March 2009 issue of Mix magazine live sound products section article
EAW is shipping the MicroWedge MW15 stage monitor, developed by Rat Sound. Its coaxial driver pairs a 15-inch woofer with a 3-inch diaphragm compression driver on a 90-degree horn in a low-profile footprint. Features include switchable active or passive modes, and a large port that houses the input connectors, protecting them from damage. The trapezoidal Baltic Birch enclosures allow placing wedges in tight “arc” configurations, and integral rigging hardware enables flying when desired.
The Line 6 X2
Designed for studio or live applications, this low-noise design, 32-input, 8-bus studio/live mixer features XENYX mic preamps, British-style EQs and two 24-bit onboard digital effects processors. Stereo input channels have 4-band EQ; mono inputs have 3-band EQs with semi-parametric mid-band. There are eight aux sends per channel; four are pre/post-fader-switchable for flexible routing and an internal auto-range (100 to 240VAC) power supply adds maximum flexibility.