MIX AES SURVIVAL GUIDE
LIPINSKI SOUND L-707, L-505 MONITORS
“The level of detail…is simply jaw-dropping.” —Joe Hannigan, Mix magazine. “Best reproduction I’ve ever had in 40 years of putting together stereo systems!” —Bob Katz, Pro Audio Review. “If more engineers were using monitors like these, there might be a lot less abuse inflicted on poor defenseless audio.”—Alan Silverman, Arf! Digital. Price: $4,590.
ADAM AUDIO A7: The A7 combines ADAM’s A.R.T (Accelerated Ribbon Technology) folded-ribbon tweeter with a 6.5-inch carbon-fiber woofer, resulting in an extremely accurate monitor. Powered by two 50W amplifiers, the front panel features a power switch and detented volume knob, while the rear houses controls for tweeter, HF/LF shelving filters, and balanced (XLR) and unbalanced RCA connectors. Price: $999/pair. AES booth #642.
ADAM AUDIO SUB8: The Sub8 subwoofer is designed to extend the low end of any near-field monitoring system. It houses an 8-inch woofer with a large 50mm voice coil, and is driven by a 160W ICE power amp. The front baffle features two remote-controlled motorized knobs that allow the user to tailor level and crossover frequency without leaving the listening position. The unit also provides an onboard 2.1 bass-management system. AES booth #642.
A-LINE ACOUSTICS EMMA-806A: Ideal for houses of worship, theaters and clubs, the easily portable EMMA-806A speaker modules can be combined, stacked or flown for powerful line array coverage over 250 feet. Each two-way enclosure is loaded with matched 6-inch LF drivers and 6-inch HF ribbon drivers for smooth, accurate frequency response and remarkable fidelity with wide, 100-degree dispersion. Constructed in DuraTex-coated birch plywood with integrated handles, EMMA is available powered with Bang & Olufsen ICEpower™ technology with onboard DSP.
ATC SCM20SL: The SCM20SL loudspeakers represents ATC’s first venture into the pro market with passive, affordable monitoring at $3,500 a pair. The units feature the same hybrid design incorporating a 150mm bass cone onto which is grafted a 75mm soft dome. The magnet assembly uses ATC’s “SL” technology to reduce distortion. The SCM20SLs are packaged in a black wood box instead of a cast-aluminum housing for easy placement over a meter bridge. AES demo room #270.
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BAG END P-S21E-I: The P-S21E-I is the self-powered version of Bag End’s compact, high-output S21E-I subwoofer system featuring a 21-inch driver and the Minima One II, the company’s proprietary 1,000W high-efficiency power amp module. The unit, housed in a 24.5×24.5×20.5-inch (HxWxD) cabinet, is designed to be driven by Bag End’s INFRA Series bass processors. The combination of driver, cabinet and processor design produces flat response down to 8 Hz. AES booth #626.
BLUE SKY BIG BLUE: A Big Blue system partners three-way, tri-amplified SAT 12 satellites with a 1,000W SUB 15 Universal subwoofer to deliver full-range mid-field monitoring. The 500W SAT 12s use a 12-inch high-excursion hemispherical woofer, an ultralow-distortion 4-inch hemispherical midrange driver and a 1-inch dual-concentric diaphragm tweeter with integral wave guide for superior off-axis response. The SUB 15 Universal is a sealed-box design built around a massive 15-inch forward-firing driver. AES booth #1206.
DAS AUDIO VARIANT INSTALL ARRAY: The Variant Installation Array brings the unique advantages of the powered line array to the world’s small- to mid-sized venues. The ultra-compact design provides systems designers with a product that offers high output and exceptional sound in an attractive and visually discrete package. The Variant Installation Array is ideal for use as a main system in theaters, houses of worship or corporate events. AES booth #1225.
GENELEC AOW312: The AOW312 three-way active loudspeaker is designed for medium- to large-sized fixed commercial applications. Geared for on-wall mounting, its 12-inch woofer and side porting offers LF extension down to 35 Hz. Genelec’s Directivity Control Waveguide™ technology provides extremely stable and accurate imaging and frequency balance. The AOW312, with its matched remote amplifier, produces peak SPL output of 124 dB. AES booth #426.
HOSA TECHNOLOGY SESSION 5: Hosa will debut the first in its Session Series of digital near-field reference monitors. The Session 5 has a 5-inch woofer and a 1.5-inch tweeter. Its Binary Drive system provides digital bi-amplification with crossover in the digital domain and USB and RS-232 inputs for remote PC control of volume, and 6-band equalization. Audio inputs are S/PDIF coaxial or optical, and XLR/TRS/RCA analog. Retail: $799/pair. AES demo room #266.
JBL LSR4312SP: JBL LSR4312SP powered 12-inch subwoofer has 450W of power for surround sound production. The LSR4312SP provides five channels of bass management with variable crossover, plus analog and digital LFE inputs. When networked with LSR4326P and LSR4328P studio monitors, the subwoofer’s internal RMC™ (Room Mode Correction) system is automatically calibrated to overcome LF anomalies in the room. All settings are remotely controlled from the mix position. AES booth #801.
JBL VT4887ADP: JBL Pro offers compact versions of its VerTec DP Series with JBL DrivePack™ technology. Modular, powered line array systems include onboard digital signal processing developed with Crown. VT4887ADP 2×8-inch full-range line array element and VT4881ADP single 18-inch subwoofer models are featured. These high-performance integrated systems are optionally available as networked models with DPAN (analog) or DPCN (digital) audio input modules, both compatible with HiQnet System Architect Software™ for remote control and monitoring capabilities. AES booth #801.
KLEIN + HUMMEL M 52: The M 52 active reference monitor for small studios, broadcast vans and other remote applications is extremely compact with a less than 5×5-inch footprint, housed entirely in aluminum. Flat frequency response, increased SPL output, magnetic shielding and switched AC/DC powering options. The M 52 D version adds a digital input and D/A converter. AES booth # 402.
KLEIN + HUMMEL O 300: Klein + Hummel’s aim with the O 300 D was developing the world’s finest compact active reference monitor, with accurate, uncolored sound, superb transient response and ideally shaped waveguides. The new O 300 tri-amplified, active, three-way studio reference monitor delivers the stunning quality of the O 300 D without the digital input and control hardware. AES booth # 402.
L-ACOUSTICS SB15P: The SB15P was designed as a companion reference sub for the 108P and 112P self-powered coaxial loudspeakers. Featuring a front-loaded, 15-inch transducer in an optimally sized/tuned vented enclosure, the SB15P combines the convenience of self-powered performance with the flexibility of digital signal processing. Ideal for portable SR, the SB15P provides plug-and-play operation and is equipped with a 1,000W Class-D topology amplifier module and dedicated onboard DSP with instant-recall, application-engineered presets. AES booth #442/demo room 254.
M&K SOUND MPS-1611P: Designed for state-of-the-art recording/mixing studios, the MPS-1611P is a self-powered bi-amplified precision near-field monitor suitable for a wide range of demanding and critical audio applications, including near-field music composition, recording and mixing, sound design, broadcast monitoring, voice-over booths and quality control.
M&K SOUND MPS-2910: The standard-setting compact sub, with a footprint of less than 1.5 square feet. M&K’s exclusive Backfire Push-Pull design radiates the sound out of the back of the cabinet for pressure loading to the room. Features two newly designed 8-inch SuperFast long-throw magnetically shielded drivers and 150W continuous Class-A/B and all-discrete analog linear,. It comes in a studio black lacquer cabinet. Dimensions: 15x18x10.75 inches (HxWxD). Weight: 46 pounds.
MEYER SOUND M’ELODIE: Meyer Sound’s M’elodie™ ultracompact, high-power curvilinear array loudspeaker offers an exceptional power-to-size ratio and the signature sound and rigging of Meyer’s MILO loudspeakers. A new 3-D acoustical prediction program based on the company’s patented MAPP Online Pro™ software will also be previewed. AES booth #310.
NHTPRO M-60 XD: Now shipping, this integrated DSP-corrected/powered near/mid-field recording/mastering monitor features a two-way design with 6.5-inch magnesium-cone woofer and a 1-inch aluminum-dome tweeter. The system’s outboard DSP/amplifier unit provides four 150W channels for bi-amplification and system correction/control. Inputs: XLR and RCA analog. Peak output: 112 dB SPL. Frequency response: 55 to 20k Hz, ±0.5 dB. AES booth #1416.
OCEAN WAY MONITOR SYSTEMS: Designed by Allen Sides, the new Ocean Way monitor systems are designed and built specifically for the room in which they will be placed. Any acoustic corrections needed to optimize that space are part of installation. We have three versions of our monitors—from stand-alone to soffit-mounted to absolutely no limit. Hear what many industry pros believe are the best large monitoring systems in the world.
ON TRACK AUDIO MODEL NFR: These ultrahigh-fidelity, near-field studio monitors have a 29 to 27k Hz response (±1.2 dB), weigh 40 pounds, handle 150W and are priced at $2,600/pair.
ON TRACK AUDIO MODEL 2: Model 2 is an 8-inch, three-way, ultrahigh-performance studio monitor loudspeaker.
RENKUS-HEINZ ICONYX IC7 SERIES: Renkus-Heinz’s IC7 self-powered and ICX7 non-powered Iconyx array systems are based on the Iconyx Digitally Steerable Arrays. The IC7 and ICX7 are passive arrays with mechanically steerable fixed beams. Both feature seven high-performance, 4-inch coaxial transducers in an architecturally transparent enclosure of 44.375×5.687×5.375 inches (HxWxD). These are perfect for venues needing side- and front-fill, or a low-cost short-throw solution. AES booth #720.
SLS LOUDSPEAKERS RLA/4: The RLA/4 was developed for a wide range of applications, from permanent sound reinforcement installs to a pro portable P.A. system. Its HF section features a high-performance PRD500 planar ribbon transducer, whose unique design and properties allow precise acoustical coupling of the array and full utilization of line source (cylindrical waves) benefits. AES booth #942.
TANNOY PRECISION IDP: Tannoy’s iDP™ (Interactive Digital Programming) technology has now been incorporated within two new Precision monitors—Precision 6iDP and 8iDP. These versatile and intelligent active monitoring systems bring together the unique Tannoy Dual Concentric™ and WideBand™ technology with the latest cutting-edge digital processing from TC Electronic.
TURBOSOUND ASPECT TA-500: The TA-500 is a three-way, full-range (60 to 18k Hz) speaker with patented Polyhorn™ design to provide wider dispersion characteristics of 50×25 degrees (HxV). Perfect for regional and theater tours and fixed installs, the unit features a Turbo-loaded 15-inch LF driver, a single 10-inch mid driver on a MF Polyhorn and a single HF driver on an HF Polyhorn. Similar voicing characteristics make the TA-500 easy to integrate with Aspect models. AES booth #402.
YAMAHA MSP7 STUDIO: Designed for accurate monitoring in project and recording studios, the MSP7 Studio powered monitor speaker features a magnetically shielded, 6.5-inch, lLF cone driver with a dedicated 80W amplifier and a magnetically shielded 1-inch, titanium-dome, high-frequency driver with a dedicated 50W amplifier. AES booths #102 and #926.
YORKVILLE U15P: The U15P uses a combination of amplifier topographies to ensure reliability and superior loudspeaker performance. Two Class-A/B amplifier modules deliver 150W each to the 1.75-inch horn driver and to three 5-inch ceramic drivers that make up the Unity horn assembly. An additional three-tier–designed amplifier module delivers 600W to the 15-inch neodymium woofer. Integrated flypoints allow the U15P to be flown in multi-cabinet arrays or installations without modification.
YORKVILLE UCS1P: This active UCS1P subwoofer includes a 1,500W integrated power amplifier. The horn-loaded design and single 15-inch, long-excursion driver deliver ample low-end support. Features built-in crossover circuitry, 15mm 11-ply birch-plywood cabinet construction, metal grilles and integrated wheels/bar handles. XLR/TRS Combi jack inputs accept all line-level sources. Multiple UCS1Ps can be integrated using the XLR balanced throughput on each power module.