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Road-Worthy Gear: New Sound Reinforcement Products, April 2010

Mix magazine new sound reinforcement products column in the April 2010 issue of Mix magazine live sound products section article

Allen & Heath iLive-R72
The iDR-16 3U MixRack and iLive-R72 control surface offer a compact, modular digital mixing system with the power and sonic performance of larger iLive systems at a lower price point. The fixed I/O iDR-16 MixRack has 16 mic/line inputs and eight XLR outs in a 3U frame, with an extra eight I/Os available locally at the iLive-R72 surface. All MixRacks, including the iDR-16, feature the same 64×32 RackExtra DSP mix engine, providing processing for 64 channels, 32 mixes and eight stereo FX processors. ACE, EtherSound, MADI, ADAT and Aviom interfaces are available.

AKG Wireless Monitoring Via iPhone
AKG has developed a free iPhone app for monitoring its DMS 700, WMS 4000/4500 and IVM 4 wireless mic/in-ear systems. Using an iPhone, AKG’s HiQnet HUB 4000Q and a generic wireless router, users can browse the entire wireless system, monitor each device and its parameters, or check the radio frequency connection of each wireless device—from anywhere in the venue within WiFi range. Based on Harman’s advanced HiQnet protocol, the application can be used side by side with Harman Pro System Architect.

Sensaphonics 3MAX Triple-Driver Earphones
Said to be the first—and only—triple-driver in-ear monitoring unit with the long-wearing comfort of soft-gel silicone earpieces, the new Sensaphonics 3MAX custom earphone also features a field-replaceable cable. Combining a proprietary twin-driver bass system with a precision high-frequency driver, the 3MAX delivers accurate audio for IEM users with higher sound pressure levels and more bass headroom than any previous model. The 3MAX custom earphone sells for $1,050 and is now available.