CROWN MACRO-TECH I SERIES
The Macro-Tech i Series from Crown (www.crownaudio.com) features Class-I circuitry — delivering greater power while reducing weight by more than half — as well as status, fault and load monitoring via standard Ethernet networking, and Harman Pro's HiQnet and System Architect software. The flagship MA-12000i ($6,855) offers 4,000 watts/channel at 4 ohms or 8 kW (8-ohm bridged mono); the $5,200 MA-9000i is 3,000W/channel at 4 ohms; and the $4,255 MA-5000i has 2,000W/side into 4 ohms. All have a universal power supply for worldwide use.
TECHNOMAD SHIPS ITS VIENNA 16, PARIS 16 LOUDSPEAKERS
Technomad (www.technomad.com) is now shipping new versions of its Vienna 16 and Paris 616 weatherproof outdoor loudspeakers. These upgraded Version 8 models add compression drivers and improved crossover networks, providing an added 3 dB of maximum, continuous SPL and 10 dB of dynamic range, ensuring voice intelligibility and musical output at all volume levels.
DYNACORD VARILINE VL 62
The full-range VariLine VL 62 from Dynacord (www.dynacord.com) features a neodymium, 6.5-inch woofer and a 1-inch compression driver mounted to a CAD-optimized, 90x40-degree rotatable horn for high-SPL applications where minimal footprint is desired. Specs include 150W RMS handling, 122dB max SPL and an operating bandwidth of 90-20k Hz. The VL 62's 16-ohm operation allows up to eight cabinets to be connected in parallel to any Dynacord amplifier to create large distributed systems.
DIGICO SD7 DIGITAL CONSOLE
SD7 is the next-generation digital console from DiGiCo (www.digiconsoles.com). Powered by two redundant engines based on the latest incarnation of Field-Programmable Gate Array (Super FPGA) technology and three onboard, latest-generation Tiger SHARC effects and control processors, the SD7 has eight times the overall processing power of a D5 Live. The console features 256 processing paths at 96 kHz (128 @ 192 kHz), with 672 simultaneous optical and MADI connections, 128 buses (plus 32 matrix buses) and 32 32-band graphic EQs. Also standard is 4-band EQ with the ability to switch to dynamic EQ, plus multiband dynamic gates, compressors, delay and 4-band parametric on all 256 processing paths.
JBL AE COMPACT SERIES
Expanding its Application Engineered (AE) Series of loudspeakers, JBL (www.jblpro.com) announces new AE Compact models with eight new high-output, two-way systems, single- or dual 5.25/6.5/8-inch woofers. Two models (AC15 and AC25) have 1-inch dome tweeters; the rest have 1-inch exit compression drivers. The AC18 and AC28 models feature rotatable Progressive Transition waveguides with 90x50- or 120x60-degree dispersion. Filtered Array Technology (FAT) on models AC25, AC26 and AC28 allows independent control of LF drivers for magnitude and phase response. Multiple attachment points accommodate optional OmniMount-type or U-bracket mounts. Continuous power handling ranges from 150 to 375W.