REAL SOUND LAB CONEQ APEQ-2PRO
New at AES, the APEQ-2PRO Acoustic Power Equalizer from Real Sound Lab (www.realsoundlab.com) provides two channels of CONEQ™ high-resolution EQ-correction based on acoustic power frequency response. Unlike conventional SPL frequency-response techniques, CONEQ enables inverse FIR filter corrections to be applied with repeatable success. Following a measurement process that takes about two minutes, CONEQ synthesizes a precise 4,096-point filter that corrects a loudspeaker's response to a flat target response or to a specific user-defined “personality profile.” Retail is $2,999.
BEYERDYNAMIC TG-X 930
Based on the capsule of Beyerdynamic's (www.beyerdynamic-usa.com) MC 930 studio mic, the handheld TG-X 930 combines the sensitivity of a condenser with road-tough durability. Like the Opus 900 wireless, the cardioid TG-X 930 features a stainless-steel grille with multilayer gauze and a second inner grille for protection from breath pops, while the mic's slight treble boost helps vocals cut through a mix. Max SPL handling is 150 dB, and the turned-brass housing is available in matte-black or satin-nickel finish.
X2 DIGITAL WIRELESS
The XDR95 24-bit wireless system from X2 Digital Wireless (www.x2digital wireless.com) comprises the bodypack XDT4 digital transmitter and rackmount XDR4 receiver. The incoming analog signal is converted to 24-bit digital, and then alternate samples are transmitted on two separate RF channels. This allows interpolation between adjacent samples to fill in any dropouts caused by interference from spread-spectrum devices. Response is said to be 10-20k Hz, with 118dB dynamic range. A similar system (XDR955) is also offered, featuring a handheld transmitter with a choice of interchangeable Audix OM3 or OM5 capsules.
QSC WIDELINE-8 ARRAY
Including the full-range WL3082 and WL212-sw sub, the WideLine-8 Series from QSC (www.qscaudio.com) offers the same wide, 140-degree dispersion as the larger WideLine models, with a rigging system integrated into each enclosure. The 20×9-inch (WxH), tri-amplified WL3082 provides a 68-20k Hz response from two 8-inch drivers with neodymium magnets and a 3-inch voice coil neodymium compression driver on a 140-degree, multiple-aperture diffraction waveguide. The dual-12 subwoofer produces 135dB SPL and takes LF response down to 32 Hz.
APB-DYNASONICS PRORACK MIXERS
The ProRack mixers from APB-Dynasonics (www.apb-dynasonics.com) are compact, 10-rackspace designs that, like the company's Spectra Series, offer minimum phase-shift circuitry, expressive EQ and high-performance preamps. The ProRack House has 12 mono input channels and four dual-mono/stereo input channels (20 mic preamps in total); the Monitor is fitted with 16 mono input channels. All mono and stereo inputs have variable (20-400Hz sweep range) highpass filters; mono channels have fixed HF/LF EQ bands and two sweepable mid-bands. The ProRack House has six (pre/post-fader-switchable) aux sends. The ProRack Monitor can create eight stereo mixes and two mono mixes while adding a passive input-splitter system.