Allen & Heath will be showing the new PA12 mixer. Rackmountableor stand-alone, the PA12 offers eight mono and two stereo channels.Also showing will be iDR-4, a 4-input, 4-output digital processor withadditional 2-input, 2-output, dual-function monitor channels.
There will also be three new products in the accompanying series ofPL remote-controller panels. PL-7 is a stand-alone or surface-mountedLCD panel, which, using the PL-Anet interface on CAT-5 cable andconnectors, enables remote display of status information and textmessages that can be stored in the recallable memory settings. The PL-7can be embedded with PL-3 or PL-4 wall plates, allowing programmablecontrol from a single unit.
PL-8 is a 4-input, 4-output logic control panel mounted on a wallplate that can be connected to PL-Anet. It is designed to interfaceexternal systems such as alarm systems, juke boxes, screens andlights.
To provide even more flexibility for the remote control of iDRsusing PL-Anet, the PL-9 hub has been introduced. It is a 1U rack- ordesk-mount unit that provides up to seven individual connections tochains of PL devices, simplifying wiring and eliminating the need forcomplex daisy-chaining.
The ML range of VCA live sound mixing desks is also being extended.Further stereo option models of the ML4000 and ML3000 have beenintroduced to provide an additional four or eight stereo channels tohandle multistereo source applications.
Allen & Heath recently launched a valve option card for itsXone:V6 rotary mixer, as well as two additional modules have beendeveloped: the EQ Isolator and V6 Crossfader unit. The EQ module is adual, 3-band stereo isolator to provide variable attenuation of low,mid and high frequencies. The module, a 1U rack unit with six stereoinputs/outputs, connects to the Xone:V6 channel insert points andshares the V6 power supply. The Crossfader rack module adds crossfadingcapability to the Xone:V6, allowing the user to select any input toeither side of the crossfader when required. Utilizing a Penny &Giles conductive plastic crossfader and high-performancevoltage-controlled attenuators, the module interfaces with the Xone:V6via channel insert points.
Further information on all these additions to the range can be foundon the company's Website, www.allen-heath.com. For more sound reinforcementproducts, visit mixonline.com/live_sound_products/index.htm.