With 500 booths to see over three days, NSCA had plenty to check out. Here are some items you may have overlooked.
- Rockustics' (www.rockusticsinc.com) Omni-Planter is a 2-foot high by 2-foot diameter, floor-standing imitation terra-cotta planter housing a down-firing 8-inch co-ax that provides 360° sound.
- Marshall Electronics' mic division (www.mxlmics.com) showed a built-in, 5-inch LCD video display panel, Mic Mute switch and an optional gooseneck mic.
- Radial Engineering's (www.radialeng.com) Spider is a 48-channel house snake with a central stage box, with eight 12-channel sub-snakes to mics and thrus to the monitor board.
- Rapco's Sweet-T tube DI employs a 12AX7 tube for a warm sound. Features include 16- and 40dB pads and sweepable cut-only notch filters for lows and highs.
- Technomad's (www.technomad.com) Vernal compact 9×6×6-inch, weatherproof speaker comes in 12 colors and is loaded with a 5-inch woofer, a horn-loaded HF driver and an optional 70V transformer.
- i-TEK's (www.fps-inc.co.jp/itd) Pipeline speaker uses a vertical array of flat-panel transducers within a 3-inch diameter tube. The speakers can be used alone for unobtrusive installs or paired with an optional sub that doubles as a base and extends response to 34 Hz.