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HOT OFF THE SHELF A second edition of The New Stereo Soundbook by Ron Streicher and F. Alton Everest is now available from Audio Engineering Associates.

HOT OFF THE SHELFA second edition of The New Stereo Soundbook by Ron Streicher and F. Alton Everest is now available from Audio Engineering Associates. Prospective buyers may preview the Table of Contents and order online at www.stereosoundbook. com. Or call 800/798-9127...Eventide's UltraShifter software for the Ultra-Harmonizer 4000 Series effects processors can modify or maintain pitch and spectral content over a four-octave range. Price is $495. Call 201/641-1200 or visit www.eventide.com... Swedish-made Pearl microphones are now distributed by Independent Audio in the United States. Visit www.independentaudio.com...The Hebden Sound (formerly Calrec) range of small-diaphragm studio condensers are now available through San Francisco's Fortress Group (e-mail: fortress@ricochet.net)...A two-page briefing paper on DVD-Audio is available from Panasonic, one of the briefing paper sponsors. The color brochure outlines technical constraints, authoring tools and market potential for the new format. Call Panasonic at 323/436-3500...Burr-Brown announces the PCM1704 digital-to-analog converter, a high-performance BiCMOS, sign-magnitude design aimed at high-end consumer and professional applications. At 24-bit resolution and 8x oversampling at 96 kHz, the PCM1704 offers 112dB dynamic range, 120dB S/N ratio, and THD+N = 0.0008%. Call 800/548-6132 or visit www.burr-brown.com...Fat Max heavy-duty 8-gauge loudspeaker cable is the first Pro Co product manufactured with state-of-the-art ultrasonic welding. Pro Co also plans to incorporate ultrasonic welding in its Neutrik Speakon and dual-banana connectors. Call 616/687-8846...Sweetsong Productions has released five new buyout production library CDs. Titles include The Romantic Library, The Holiday Library, Soothing Moments Music, The Video/Film Transfer Library and Video Logos. Each CD is available for $45 (or $150 for all five). Call 304/428-7773 or visit www.sweetsong.com...Hannay Reels offers a full line of cable reels specifically for audio and video production applications. AVX Series reels feature rugged steel/aluminum construction, stage box trays and a friction brake to prevent cable overruns. For a color catalog, call 518/797-3791 or visit www.hannay.com... Audio Classics Ltd. buys and sells all brands of high-end and vintage audio equipment and stocks hundreds of tested used components from manufacturers such as Levinson, McIntosh, Dynaco, B&K, Marantz, Rogers, Tannoy, etc. For a list of current offerings, call 607/766-3501...Tele Music has released five new production music CDs. Titles include Large Screen Themes, Multimedia Themes Vol. 4, Acid Jazz Trax, Big Beat Box and 31 Jingles. For a free CD-ROM demo and catalogs call 888/578-6874...New software for the Fostex PD-4 portable professional timecode-capable DAT recorder: Version 2.30 has off-tape confidence monitoring facilities and additional customization options. The software is free but requires a chip upgrade. Call 562/921-1112 or visit www.fostex.com... AKM Semiconductor has a 96kHz/24-bit stereo codec in a space-saving 28-lead VSOP package. Additional features of the AK4524 include 110dB dynamic range, 128x oversampling, switched-capacitor filtering and 5V operation with a separate pin for 3.3V logic interface. Call 408/436-8580 or visit www.akm.com... KRK Systems now offers the Expose range of powered monitors in a less expensive finish. Models E7, E8 and E12 are now available in a textured black finish; the E7 is $2,695. Call 714/841-1600 or visit www.krksys.com... The Hollywood Edge has released a series of four audio test discs developed in collaboration with TMH Corporation and Tom Holman, the mastermind behind THX technology. The test signals contained on the discs may be used to set up stereo or surround sound systems, and to check noise floor and headroom. Call 800/292-3755...The Complete Guide to Audio by John J. Adams provides detailed answers to common audio questions and includes sections on audio equipment basics, home theater and computer sound, DVD and surround sound decoders. Price is $24.95. Call 800/428-7267...Shure has prepared a document that answers frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the FCC's reallocation of UHF channels for DTV and public safety use. Concerned wireless users may call 847/866-2525 and may obtain the FAQ and other technical documents from www.shure. com...Control Concepts has released a new product catalog for its full line of power conditioning equipment. Call 800/288-6169... The AKG Microphone Basics and Fundamentals of Usage manual is available free; call 615/360-0443.

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