ALCONS TS SERIES
Alcons Audio's (www.alconsaudio.com) new TS Series of compact loudspeakers is designed for basic reinforcement, fills or under-balcony applications. Both the TS 3 and TS 7 feature a 6.5-inch, mid-bass driver with a 1-inch, soft-dome tweeter on an optimized wave guide. Peak power for the TS 3 is 400 watts, with an efficiency of 89 dB (1W/1m) and a frequency response of 66-20k Hz. The TS 7 offers peak power of 800 watts, with an efficiency of 92 dB (1W/1m) and a frequency response of 66-20k Hz. Other highlights: Speaker components are matched by an audiophile-grade crossover network, and baffle reflections have been eliminated by flush-mounting the components and perforating the sides of the grille. The TS 3 and TS 7 feature double Speakon connectors and a variety of mounting accessory options.
MARTIN W8LS LINE ARRAY SUB
Martin Audio (www.martin-audio.com) rounds out its benchmark W8L Line Array system with the new, compact W8LS Line Array Subwoofer. The W8LS is designed to augment the W8L in large-scale applications where the sub-bass must be flown. The W8LS is a high-power, dual-long-excursion, 18-inch direct radiator design that produces 138dB continuous and 144dB peak, with an extended response from 32-180 Hz (±3 dB) and a usable response to 28 Hz (-10 dB). The cabinet contains twin 1,000-watt, 18-inch (460mm) drive units with magnet structure and suspensions engineered for maximum linear excursion. The drivers are reflex-loaded by ports at either end of the enclosure; substantial internal bracing minimizes energy absorption by the cabinet walls. The W8LS measures 51.7×19.3×29.7 inches and weighs 238 pounds.
SHURE DISTRIBUTES COUNTRYMAN MICS
Shure Inc. (www.shure.com) is now offering Countryman's B6 omnidirectional lavalier and E6 omnidirectional EarSet microphones as an option to its wireless systems. Countryman will provide a limited one-year warranty that covers defects in material and labor for any B6 or E6 products purchased through Shure. The units are compatible with most Shure bodypacks; the earworn mics (models WCE6B and WCE6T) have a suggested retail price of $488.50, while the lavalier units (models WCB6B and WCB6T) list for $408.50.
JBL SFI INSTALLATION LINE
JBL Professional's (www.jblpro.com) new SoundFactor Install (SFi) speakers have installation versions of two models: Both of the new SF12Mi and SF15i have the same value/performance as their ground-bound counterparts. Each new model has three M10 threaded suspension points, and the speakers are supplied with three forged, shouldered eyebolts. Both models have two suspension points on top; the SF15i has a pullback point on the lower rear panel, while the SF12Mi's pullback point is on the bottom panel. The handles, pole-mount socket and feet have been removed for a clean, uncluttered appearance.
RENKUS-HEINZ COBRANET BREAKOUT BOX
Renkus-Heinz's (www.renkus-heinz.com) CobraNet™ Breakout Box lets users connect non-CobraNet products to a CobraNet network without purchasing special amplification or retrofitting existing systems with CobraNet technology. The unit provides six fully balanced analog output channels on miniature Phoenix output connectors (supplied); all outputs are muted via power on/off to prevent system thumps. Also included are an output for the company's R-Control system, a standard pair of RJ-45 Ethernet connectors that allow for redundant signal transmission and two balanced line-level analog inputs.
SENNHEISER EXPANDS EVOLUTION 800 LINE
Sennheiser (www.sennheiserusa.com) introduced three new vocal microphones to its 800 Series of entry-level mics. The E 815S, E 816S and the E 817S are cardioid mics housed in rugged metal bodies for performance durability and suppression of handling noise. Each mic comes with an XLR/XLR or XLR/¼-inch cable and a mic clip.