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

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

Soundcraft Vi1 Digital Console
Priced from $22k, the Vi1™ features a widescreen Vistonics interface, 32×27 analog I/O, six digital inputs, four stereo FX returns and six digital outs in a 3-foot chassis. Features include 46-channel mix capacity (expandable to 64 by adding a stagebox), 16 motorized faders, eight output/VCA faders, two master faders, four stereo Lexicon effects engines, BSS graphic EQs on all output buses and integral dynamics on all channels.

Mackie SRM1801 Powered Sub
Designed specifically for use with Mackie’s SRM450 v2, the SRM1801 has an 18-inch woofer driven by a 1,000W Class-D amp via onboard 125Hz crossover, tuning filters, and stereo highpass and full-range outputs for single or double-sub use. The robust, solid-plywood enclosure is lightweight (73 pounds), covered with textured black paint and has an integrated pole mount that supports any portable full-range loudspeaker. Retail is $879.

Ashly Audio PEMA
Intended to simplify small-to-medium business installs, PEMA (Protea Equipped Media Amplifier) merges Ashly DSP with four or eight amp channels (125w and 250w) in a two-space unit. It offers feedback suppression, automatic mixer, filters, EQs and delays, as well as DSP control of bridge mode, constant voltage system HPF settings, ducking priorities, remote gain, etc. Setup is via 10/100 Ethernet protocol and Ashly’s Protea-NE PC software. I/Os are balanced mic/line and/or CobraNet and EtherSound digital.