Radial Engineering (www.radialeng.com) announces the J-Pak, which allows up to eight Radial JDI or J48 direct boxes to be mounted in a standard two-rackspace chassis. The DIs can be mixed or matched — depending on user requirements-based on preferences for either the JDI (passive with Jensen transformer) or J48 (active, high-rail voltage, phantom-powered) units.
LINEARX LEAP 5.0 SOFTWARE
The industry standard for enclosure/crossover design, LEAP™ 5.0, from LinearX Systems (www.linearx.com), now consists of two separate applications: EnclosureShop™ and CrossoverShop™. EnclosureShop handles the transducer-modeling/enclosure design featuring diffraction analysis, structural enclosure analysis, nonlinear acoustic simulation, far/near/chamber-pressure analysis, 360° (H/V) polar-field simulation, infinite/finite volume domains, full/half/quarter/eighth-space domains and OpenGL® 3-D graphics and editing. CrossoverShop provides tools to create dividing topologies based on measured response data, offering analog passive/active and digital filter FIR and IIR design/analysis, mixed domain analog/digital designs, impedance/SPL/group delay optimization, graphical schematic entry/editing and more.
Intended for use in large performance venues to small music clubs and installations, the Touring Concert Systems by Carvin (www.tcsaudio.com) are available in two- and three-way designs. TCS' no-compromise approach to bi- and tri-ampable systems combines high-quality drivers with heavily braced enclosures constructed of ¾- and 1.5-inch cross-grain, laminated Baltic birch plywood with flyable hardware. Systems include slant monitors, trapezoidal mains and optional subwoofers, all with a five-year warranty against manufacturer's defects.
CAMCO TECTON AMPS
Distributed by Nexo in the U.S., the new Tecton Series of power amplifiers from CAMCO (www.camcoaudio.com) features high-efficiency/low-weight switch-mode power supplies. Designed to offer the same high-performance and low dynamic distortion as CAMCO's successful Vortex amps, but in a more accessible price bracket, the Tecton Series features 10 models, ranging from 2×300 watts (at 4 ohms) to 2×1,950 watts (at 4 ohms), and all feature three parallel-mono, bridged-mono and stereo modes. Other features include selectable input sensitivity, clip limiting, subsonic filter, LED status indicators, DC Protection and an optional remote control.
PEAVEY COLOR CUE MIC CABLES
Color Cue cables from Peavey (www.peavey.com) include a lighted band on the female XLR to easily ID mics in dark performance spaces. Available in a standard 20-foot length with red, green, blue, yellow, white, magenta, purple and orange-colored lenses, Color Cues are phantom-powered (no batteries) and work with any dynamic or condenser mic. Retail: $43.99.