Road-Worthy Gear: New Sound Reinforcement Products, September 2008Mix magazine new sound reinforcement products column in the September 2008 issue of Mix magazine live sound products section article 9/01/2008 8:00 AM Eastern
Middle Atlantic Products' PD-915R-M 15-amp power-distribution system provides power to nine outlets and monitors eight AC parameters — voltage, current, watts, VA, frequency, power factor, kWh and run time — providing real-time power-quality information. Indicating total system load, these factors are easily viewed on a front-mounted LCD. The single rackspace is protected by surge and spike protection that does not pass noise to ground.
The Invisible Waves line are PC-based RF-spectrum analyzers with automatic charting of open white space for use with wireless gear. The $1,495 IW1800 covers the 9kHz to 1.8GHz span, and extends into the lower GHz ranges. For users requiring analysis above 1.8 GHz, the IW4000 monitors the 9kHz to 4GHz range, and the IW7000 handles the 9kHz to 7GHz band.
The new 411 Series from Stagegear feature EverRoll™ casters with sealed precision bearings, 9/11/13-ply European birch construction, three exterior finish choices and countersunk/recessed hardware. Also new is the LightHouse™ interior lighting system option that incorporates a state-of-the-art, high-output LED strip to light the case interior with just a flip of a switch.