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Road-Worthy Gear: New Sound Reinforcement Products, November 2008

Mix magazine new sound reinforcement products column in the November 2008 issue of Mix magazine live sound products section article

Lectrosonics HM

The HM is a new plug-on transmitter that converts any standard microphone into a wireless unit. The HM features an LCD and membrane switches for setting and monitoring, and 100mW RF output for long range, and it runs on two AA batteries for extended operation. The HM’s flat 40 to 20k Hz (±1dB) response is ideal for use with measurement mics for audio system analysis when used as part of the Lectrosonics TM400 system.

Atlas Sound CD Horns

Atlas Sound’s new line of constant-directivity re-entrant horns are now available in 90×40, 60×40 and 40×20-degree configurations. These units are designed to offer greatly improved uniform sound coverage over conical designs with predictable and tight pattern control. Model CD64, CD94 and CD42 horns are constructed from a tough polyester resin and Fiberglas laminate. Each horn has a heavy-duty, steel-mounting bracket and an integrally molded, die-cast zinc throat section to accommodate Atlas’ PD Series drivers.

Mackie PPM Powered Mixers

The ultralightweight, powerful reincarnation of Mackie’s powered mixers, each PPM model features dual Class-D Fast Recovery amps (up to 1,600 watts), 32-bit RMFX+ processor with an arsenal of “gig-ready” usable effects, premium mic preamps, 3-band active EQ, dual 7-band graphic EQs, built-in DI boxes, dedicated in-line channel compression and a precision passive EQ switch that’s matched to Mackie’s C200/C300/S200 passive loudspeaker line.