SENNHEISER TINY TRANSMITTER
The SK 5012 from Sennheiser (www.sennheiserusa.com) is said to be the world's smallest professional bodypack transmitter. The newest member of Sennheiser's 5000 Series wireless products, the SK 5012 has a metal shell, measures 61×53×17 mm (about half the size of Sennheiser's SK 50) and delivers 30mW, regardless of battery status. The unit offers low self-noise and an improved noise-reduction system, multichannel capabilities and an easily programmable interface. Two AAA batteries provide up to seven hours of continuous operation. Price: $3,200.
QSC RMX AMP
QSC Audio Products Inc. (www.qscaudio.com) has introduced the RMX 1850HD, a 2-channel power amplifier that can produce 360 watts per channel at 8 ohms, 600 watts/channel at 4 ohms, and 900 watts/channel at 2 ohms. Housed in a two-rackspace chassis, the RMX 1850HD features a high-current, toroidal transformer, and each channel has independent user-defeatable clip limiters (with signal and clip LED indicators), and 50 and 30Hz filters. Other features include DC and thermal-overload protection, front-mount gain controls and a variable speed fan. I/Os include balanced ¼-inch TRS, XLR and barrier strip inputs, Neutrik Speakon and binding post outputs. The RMX 1850HD is 16 inches deep and weighs 45 pounds.
ULTIMATE EARS IEMS
Ultimate Ears Inc. (www.ultimateears.com) offers the UE-7 PRO™, the first triple-driver in-ear monitor (IEM). Designed for both live performance and studio work, the UE-7 PRO features a single high-frequency armature and dual low-frequency armatures in a custom ear mold with a soft flex canal, producing extended low-distortion bass response. Frequency response is 20-16k Hz, and the ear molds provide 26 dB of isolation from external noise. Available in flesh tone or in a variety of custom colors, the UE-7 PRO has a ⅛-inch connector and is compatible with all pro IEM systems.
FUNKTION-ONE RESOLUTION 5
The Resolution 5 from Funktion-One (www.funktion-one.com) is a three-way, active, fully horn-loaded loudspeaker designed for long-throw coverage. The Resolution 5 features 12-inch and 8-inch drivers and a pair of 1-inch voice coils, and frequency response is 114-18k Hz (+3 dB). Nominal dispersion is 25°×25°. Features include built-in flying hardware, minimal size and weight, and external dimensions that allow the Resolution 5 to pack five wide in a tractor trailer.
CROWN IQ FOR WINDOWS
Crown's (www.crownaudio.com) IQ for Windows software Version 5.0 is designed for configuring, controlling and monitoring Crown IQ Systems. The new software is available for free download at www.iqaudiosystems.com. Compatible with Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000/Professional and NT 4.+, Version 5.0 features fully indexed help screens to guide users through system setup and enhanced graphical tools for designing customized worksurfaces. New features of Version 5.0 include control and monitoring capabilities for the new IQ-PIP-USP2/CN CobraNet-compatible DSP amplifier module. Crown has also updated the IQ-INT 3 Interface and IQ-RPT 3 Repeater. Both revised models feature RJ-45 connectors, use only four IQ Bus loops and provide Loop Status LEDs.
PEAVEY RQ SERIES MIXERS
Peavey Electronics (www.peavey.com) has added to its line of RQ™ Series audio mixers. The 24-channel RQ 4324C and 32-channel 4332C models feature L/R and separate mono output buses, four assignable subs, six aux sends and two fully assignable stereo returns. Each of the four subgroup buses has built-in compressors with adjustable threshold and gain makeup controls. The four compressors are stereo-linkable in pairs, and may also be inserted across channels or output buses. Channels feature variable low-cut filters, sweep-mid EQ and phantom power. Two stereo “super channels” offer pad and polarity buttons and both XLR and ¼-inch line inputs, which can be used simultaneously. Both mixers have universal switching power supplies, and all outputs are XLR-balanced.