SOUNDCRAFT MH3 LIVE MIXER
The MH3 multipurpose live performance mixer from Soundcraft (www.soundcraft.com) is a dual-mode console with eight groups, 12 aux buses, eight VCA and eight mute groups, plus snapshot automation and true LCR panning/outputs. Usable for FOH or monitor duties, the MH3 features a modular construction, and is available in 24/32/40/48/56-mono channel frame sizes. All boards include four additional stereo input channels, plus stereo FX returns with 3-band EQ on each output section; a 12x8 output matrix is optional. Prices range from $15,495 for the 24 mono-input frame to $28,995 for a 56-input model.
KV2 AUDIO MODULAR SR SYSTEM
KV2™ (www.KV2audio.com) offers the ES System, a five-component active speaker system designed for venues of up to 2,000 listeners. The EPAK System consists of the ES 1.0 three-way, mid/high module and a choice of three subs (ES 1.5, ES 1.8 and ES 2.5). All components are driven by the EPAK 2500 — a dedicated, outboard 2,500-watt multi-amp/controller — that incorporates crossovers, time correction, phase alignment, parametric EQ, speaker protection and bass-management functions. All amplifiers are cooled by a massive aluminum heat exchanger and demand-sensitive electronic fans. The system can be reconfigured for different subwoofers at the flick of a switch. The EPAK 2500 is $1,699; the ES 1.0 Mid/High Module is $1,299. The three subs range from $799 to $1,645.
E-V POWERED SUBWOOFER
Electro-Voice (www.electrovoice.com) intros the SbA750 compact powered subwoofer designed to complement E-V's powered SxA100+ and SxA250 loudspeakers. Featuring an integrated Class-H, 750-watt amp with a PowerMax™ stereocrossover and a patented Lowpass Notch filter to compensate for transient distortion, the SbA750 offers a 45-150 Hz response. Additional features include XLR input connection, a highpass output, integrated pole mount and a rugged exterior finish.
CREST PRO 200 AMPS
Crest's (www.crestaudio.com) Pro 200™ Series 2-channel amps feature 25-pound chassis and two-rackspace enclosures. The $2,630 Pro 8200 offers 1,450 watts/channel (4,500W bridged) into 4 ohms; the $1,970 Pro 7200 delivers 1,000 W/side (3,300W bridged); and the $1,600 Pro 5200 has 525 W/side (1,800W bridged). All feature Automatic Clip Limiting, automatic impedance sensing (for short-circuit protection and 2-ohm load handling), AutoRamp power-up circuitry and variable-speed DC fans. The front panel has input attenuators and LED status indicators. Inputs are balanced XLR; outputs are Speakon and binding post.
TC ELECTRONIC LIVE EQ SYSTEM
Consisting of the EQ Station-8, EQ Station-4 and MotoFader, the EQ Station from TC Electronic (www.tcelectronic.com) provides system EQ in demanding monitor and FOH applications. The 8-channel EQ Station-8 and 4-channel EQ Station-4 are two-rackspace units offering AD/DA and DSP processing functions, with 6-band parametric, 29-band graphic, 3-band dynamic EQ and delay on each channel. Internal 48-bit processing allows wide headroom and analog EQ modeling. Each EQ Station can run directly from its front panel, which features quarter-VGA-resolution color display and direct-access knobs and buttons. EQ Stations can also be controlled using PC/Mac editor software via Ethernet. The optional 4U MotoFader remote directly controls up to 32 channels of graphic EQ.