F E A T U R E D L I S T I N G
JBL VERTEC DP SERIES
JBL Professional is now offering the networked versions of its VerTec DP Series. These integrated audio systems are compatible with HiQnet System Architect Software, and feature JBL DrivePack technology with remote control and monitoring capabilities. Developed with Crown International, these high-performance power modules with integral digital signal processing couple seamlessly with VerTec loudspeakers, providing a new level of functionality for system users. Products include the VT4888DP-AN, VT4882DP-AN, VT4888DP-CN and VT4882DP-CN. Price: $8,699.
ADAM AUDIO SYSTEM 110
ADAM’s System 110 combines the diminutive S1A monitor with its popular Sub-10 subwoofer offering a 25 to 35k Hz frequency response. A bass-management section in the sub adjusts the crossover point for almost any listening environment. The subwoofer ensures deep low-end reproduction, while the S1A satellite adds ADAM’s signature A.R.T. folded-ribbon driver, yielding a smooth, clear top end complemented by tight, accurate mids and low-mids from its 6-inch Hexacone driver. Price: $3,850 street. AES booth: #1100.
ADAM AUDIO S4V-A MARK II
Priced the same as the original S4V-A, the Mark II mid-field model has a bigger bass driver (12-inch instead of 11-inch) than the older model and replaces the folded-ribbon midrange unit with a 6-inch Hexacone driver. In addition, the HF and MF power amps have been increased from 150W to 250W, and the bass amp has been increased from 300W to 500W. Price: $8,250/pair. AES booth: #1100.
ATC LOUDSPEAKERS SCM110ASL
The SCM110ASL Pro is an active three-way system suitable for reference monitoring in medium- to large-sized rooms. Designed as far-field loudspeakers that are also compact, the SCM110ASL features dual 234mm Super Linear bass drivers and ATC’s unique midrange soft-dome driver. The active design ensures optimum matching of eight MOSFET amp blocks to the drivers, providing plenty of transient headroom. AES booth: #861.
ATC LOUDSPEAKERS PA65ASL
ATC goes live! The PA65ASL is an active three-way system suitable for live sound reinforcement in medium-sized rooms, with a234mm Super Linear bass driver and ATC’s unique SM75-150S soft-dome midrange driver. The active design ensures optimum matching of six MOSFET amp blocks to the drivers, providing plenty of transient headroom and maximum SPLs of up to 112 dB. An LF contour control provides five bass-boost settings and a flat reference response. Price: $7,500 per speaker. AES booth: #861.
BAG END/MODULAR SOUND P-D18E-AD
The Bag End P-D18E-AD is a self-powered, low-profile speaker system containing two 18-inch subwoofers in a cabinet that’s only 15 inches high. Powered by the internal 1,000W Minima One amplifier, the P-D18E-AD displays the same acoustic properties of its more conventionally shaped brother, the D18E, with a frequency response from 8 Hz to 95 Hz, ±3 dB. The P-D18E-AD is 38x15x30 inches (WxHxD). Price: $3,220. AES booth: #643.
COMMUNITY IBOX HP
The new iBOX HP installation series from Community offers a flexible approach to implementing arrays, clusters and distributed systems. These premium-quality, large-format loudspeakers and high-power subs are ideal for sound reinforcement in stadiums, houses of worship, nightclubs and live sound venues. A variety of convenient dispersion patterns are available. AES booth: #508.
E-MU PM5 PRECISION MONITOR
E-mu’s PM5 Precision Monitors feature a custom 40W/40W bi-amplified power section and world-class drivers to deliver hyperaccurate audio in a compact design. The PM5 also offers Current Mirroring Technology to ensure consistent peak performance and lower distortion, as well as overload protection circuitry to prevent damage to drivers. Price: $349.99. AES booth: #818.
FOCAL SM6 SERIES
The Solo 6 has a new 6-inch “W” sandwich cone driver (low mass/high rigidity), in which the woofer acts as a perfect piston, providing maximum acceleration and no low-end distortion. The Twin 6 uses two woofers with a left/right positional switch to keep the imaging tight. Both models are complemented by Focal’s unique inverse-dome 40kHz response beryllium tweeter and feature a bass-reflex design delivering Focal’s legendary sound quality at a modest budget. AES booth: #436.
Dist. by Wave Distribution
This 8-inch active subwoofer in an Laminar Spiral Enclosure features a 5.1 input panel and LF extension to 25 Hz. The 7050B is ideal for use with the Genelec 8020A 4-inch bi-amp monitor in stereo or surround applications, or the 8030A 5-inch bi-amp monitor in stereo applications where wide-bandwidth, high-quality critical monitoring is required. Price: $1,095. AES booth: #3D07.
GRIFFIN AUDIO G1, G2A
Griffin Audio will display its line of pro studio loudspeakers at AES, including the G1 studio reference monitors through the newest G2A active mid-field speakers. Griffin is currently expanding its subwoofer offerings to complement its line. Customers include Barber Shop Studios, The Studio at The Palms, Dark Dimensions, Harry Connick Productions and 2 Hard Records. AES booth: #345.
ISP TECHNOLOGIES GSL12 “MONGOOSE”
The ISP Technologies Mongoose speakers are a three-way active ground-stack line array. The half-line configuration comprises four 12-inch speakers, one horn-loaded compression midrange and two high-frequency drivers within two boxes, with a built-in 5-channel, 1,700W RMS amplifier/electronic crossover. This can be expanded to a full line configuration by adding a second set of boxes to form eight elements. High-quality components are used to achieve exceptional fidelity and output. Price: $30,000.
JBL Professional unveils its LSR4300 Series studio monitors, which feature stunning sound and networked intelligence. Each speaker incorporates an onboard analyzer that measures and automatically corrects response to compensate for problems in the mix environment. The result is more accurate mixes in any room. See them in booth #226 or demo room 3D03.
KLEIN + HUMMEL MONITOR MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Klein + Hummel’s PRO M 1012 Monitor Management System is a completely configurable surround loudspeaker-management system that includes full-featured bass management, multiple programmable downmix configurations, 12-channel volume control and multiple other features. Price: $5,950. AES booth: #227.
LIPINSKI SOUND L-707/L-505 MONITORS
PAR Excellence Award winners: “The level of detail...is simply jaw-dropping. Mix magazine’s Joe Hannigan: “Best reproduction I’ve ever had in 40 years of putting together stereo systems!” Pro Audio Review, Bob Katz: “If more engineers were using monitors like these, there might be a lot less abuse inflicted on poor defenseless audio.” Arf! Digital, Alan Silverman: “I have plenty of gear that makes my job easier, but the L-707s have made me a better engineer.” Price: $2,295. AES booth: #1043.
M&K SOUND MPS-1611P
Finally, a small powered speaker good enough to be an M&K. With 100W on the bottom and 50W on the top, the MPS-1611P is timbre-matched to the renowned MPS-2510PK, and comes in a smaller and less-expensive package. The new speaker may be used in a traditional satellite/subwoofer configuration or, by removing the port plug, as a stand-alone “full-range” speaker. Price: $1,199.
MACKIE S400 SERIES
Mackie unveils a series of EAW-designed, passive, flyable sound reinforcement speakers in a Tetrad design, with four 8-inch woofers surrounding a horn/compression driver with a 70x70-degree pattern. The ported plywood cabinet features flying and pole-mount hardware, and its tight pattern creates a near-point source effect. AES booth: #255.
MARTIN PROFESSIONAL MACH C-RANGE SUBS
The CW Series 115, 118, 215 and 218 subwoofers are designed to fit unobtrusively into any install, with the same flying hardware as C-Range top boxes. All feature reflex-loaded compact cabinet designs with deep, fast bass; improved excursion control and linearity; recessed NL4 Speakons and barrier strip terminals; easy installation through recessed handles and multiple flying points; and highly durable cabinets in Baltic plywood with SafeCoat coating for optimal cabinet strength. Price: $999.
NHTPro will soon replace its former flagship A-20 powered studio monitor with the newly designed, single-channel M-20 system, featuring an updated cabinet and companion single-channel/single-rackspace, 250-watt control amplifier. The NHT M-20 is designed for both pro and project studios immersed in multichannel environments. The M-20 single-channel design replaces both the popular 2-channel A-20 (L/R) and companion C-20 (center/surround) models. AES booth: #1058.
NHTPro will soon ship a new tracking monitor specifically designed to provide a powerful and accurate speaker with substantial output and transparent sonics. The M80Xd, scheduled to ship in Q3 ’05, is the first tracking monitor to feature DEQX-calibrated DSP speaker correction. With this process, all listeners, including those sitting far off-axis, will enjoy ruler-flat response and even dispersion. AES booth: #1058.
The M60Xd DEQX-calibrated DSP speaker-corrected monitor referred by Don Bassey is at once unusual and a feat of design ingenuity. The baffle is flat and wide across the tweeter to ensure even high-frequency response, but it is considerably narrower around the woofer to eliminate reflections. Further, as there are no parallel surfaces, the design reduces internal standing waves and back reflections. AES booth: #1058.
The three-way active reflex–designed S10 is the newest and largest fullrange monitor in Quested’s S Series; other models include the S6, S7, S8 and SB10. Drive units are a 10-inch cone bass, 3-inch soft-dome mid and 11/8-inch HF soft-dome. The three integrated Class-A/B amplifiers, designed by Terry Clarke and manufactured by Quested’s sister company, MC2 Audio, are capable of providing a total of 690 watts RMS. Price: $2,000. AES booth: #645.
Quested’s SB10 subwoofer complements all the fullrange models in its S Series, with a 10-inch long-throw driver fitted in a tuned cabinet. The SB10 breaks with tradition in that the matched 215W RMS amplifier and 2-channel variable filter section of the SB10 controller are housed in a separate single-rackspace unit. Two advantages to this approach: The electronics do not suffer from intense LF vibrations and adjustments can be made accurately from the listening position. Price: $2,000. AES booth: #645.
RENKUS-HEINZ DCC SERIES
DCC Series digitally controlled column loudspeakers use advanced technology to provide intelligible speech and musical sound in highly reverberant environments. Their slender “thin-stick” vertical profile mounts flat to the wall and blends easily with architecture. The integrated technology provides a powerful new solution for consultants, contractors and architects requiring precisely controlled acoustic energy for both intelligible and musical sound. AES booth: #326.
RENKUS-HEINZ CF/CFX SERIES
The CF/CFX Series of high-value/high-performance loudspeakers is aimed at both portable and installed applications. The self-powered CF Series incorporates the company’s new PF-1 Intelligent digital amplifier, while the CFX Series is designed for use with external processors and amplifiers. The CF/CFX Series brings the benefits of Renkus-Heinz innovations to a lower price point, using the finest components and materials within simpler cabinet designs. AES booth: #326.
The LS6593 compact line array design provides different options for vertical dispersion, allowing versatile system configuration for many applications. The LS6593S/LS6593A is based on a woofer line array mounted on a front panel with a coaxially positioned ribbon tweeter array. Comprising six 5.25-inch drivers, the woofer’s straight line array has an extremely controlled vertical dispersion, while the tweeter’s 9x3-inch proprietary ribbon planar drivers have internally articulated driver elements, allowing wider vertical dispersion. Price: $1,195. AES booth: #730.
TANNOY REVEAL 5A ACTIVE STUDIO MONITOR
The new Reveal 5A studio monitor provides tight, punchy and controlled bass response with a clean and open midrange for superb vocal intelligibility. A new soft-dome high-frequency unit extends response to beyond 30 kHz, ensuring increased tonal accuracy of individual instruments. The new Reveal 5A provides greater bandwidth, significantly lower distortion, smoother responses, more accurate phase control and higher sensitivity levels in a smaller package. Price: $399 each. AES booth: #3D12.
TANNOY PRECISION 8D ACTIVE STUDIO MONITOR
The Precision 8D incorporates the Tannoy Dual Concentric driver and WideBand technology, delivering a new standard for near-field reference monitoring. Precision 8D Active provides superior bandwidth, low distortion, smooth response, accurate phase control, high sensitivity levels and input source flexibility. A calibrated EQ facility for mid/near/close-field monitoring, MF and HF trim shelving controls, analog and digital input trim facilities allow setting user requirements for all listening environments. Price: $1,029 each. AES booth: #3D12.
WHARFEDALE PRO TITAN T12P
Designed for live sound applications, this 12-inch, two-way powered loudspeaker features a molded polyethylene enclosure, 250W+100W bi-amp power with mic/line input mixing and 13 M8 rigging points for safe flown applications. Price: $449.