SHURE HEADWORN CONDENSER MIC
Shure Inc. (www.shure.com) is now shipping the WH30 condenser mic, a headworn cardioid model featuring a frequency response tailored to enhance vocals, a flexible gooseneck and an isolation shockmount. The temperature- and moisture-resistant unit comes with its own snap-on windscreen, and it is capable of handling high SPLs. Compatible with Shure's T Series, UT Series, LX Series, ULX Series, UC Series and UHF Series wireless microphone systems, the $170 WH30 is also available in a $278 hardwired version.
PEAVEY FLOOR WEDGES
Peavey Architectural Acoustics (www.peavey.com) debuts the FMW12 and FMW15 high-power, two-way wedge loudspeakers with a cabinet design allowing for 30° or 45° floor angles. Both systems include a Kevlar-impregnated cone BWX woofer and an RX 22 compression driver coupled to a constant-directivity horn. A two-way passive crossover with HF driver protection circuit is standard, as are Neutrik and ¼-inch input jacks. Available in either black or white-textured paint, the wedges are constructed of ¾-inch OSB and include a cloth-covered metal speaker grille.
The new MVP35 two-way loudspeaker from Community (www.loudspeakers.net) combines a 15-inch woofer with Community's new LM20™ non-metallic, Ferrofluid-cooled HF transducer. Capable of 118dB SPL @ 1 meter, the system has a frequency response of 65-16k Hz, and includes Community's new Thermal-Link™ Driver Protection System, which automatically adjusts HF output when necessary. Constructed with internally braced MDF board covered in black carpeting, the MVP35 includes a built-in stand socket, recessed handles, corner protectors, a 16-gauge steel grille and ¼-inch input connectors. For flown applications, T-nut mounting points are provided. The MVP35 carries a five-year transferable warranty. Price: $437.25.
JBL SB210 COMPACT SUBWOOFER
JBL Professional (www.jblpro.com) is now shipping the SB210 indoor/outdoor subwoofer, the latest addition to JBL's extensive line of Control Contractor products. The SB210 has dual 10-inch aluminum-/ceramic-composite cone woofers, for a total power-handling capability of 400 watts continuous (1,600 watts peak). The SB210's bandwidth is 42-200 Hz. A single amp can drive an entire crossed-over subwoofer/satellite system via the optional JBL MTC-210-SAT network. An optional 70-volt or 100V transformer is available. The cabinet has 13 insert points and four feet that lock into other SB210s for stacking. An optional U Bracket allows for wall and ceiling installation. The 43-pound SB210 measures 14×23.3×22.5 inches, features a high-impact, polystyrene cabinet with a weatherproofed, composite-covered grille, and is available in black or white.
CROWN EXPANDS CTs SERIES
Previously available as 4/8-channel versions for the fixed-installation market, Crown International (www.crownaudio.com) now offers its new flagship amplifier line in 2-channel versions. All CTs amps provide a choice of direct constant-voltage outputs (70 or 100 volts) and low-impedance outputs (8 ohms, 4 ohms and, on four models, 2 ohms). A comprehensive array of front panel LEDs clearly indicate channel mode status, channel activation, IQ status, signal strength, thermal protection, clip and fault. A CobraNet digital audio input option is available for the 2-channel CTs models, and Crown plans to include a similar option for the 4-channel CTs 4200 and 8-channel CTs 8200. All 2-channel models are fully PIP2-compatible. Common features include switchable highpass filters (flat, 35 Hz and 70 Hz) for constant-voltage applications, efficient heat sinks and proportional-speed fans.