COMMUNITY CPL26, CPL28
Community Professional Loudspeakers (www.loudspeakers.net) adds the CPL26 and CPL28 to its CPL family of loudspeakers. The CPL28 has a pair of 8-inch LF drivers; the CPL26 houses dual 6.5-inch woofers. Both two-way units include a Community UC-1 compression driver coupled with a 120°×60° high-frequency horn that's rotatable 90° for vertical or horizontal coverage. At 8 ohms, both units can handle 300-watts RMS. Bandwidth of the CPL28 is 60-18k Hz; the CPL26 ranges from 70-18k Hz. The speakers include Intelli-Sense™ driver protection, threaded ¼×20 rigging inserts, a 70/100V transformer and a five-year warranty. They are constructed from ¾-inch MDF in white or black finishes with matching steel grilles. The CPL28 is $1,194; the CPL26 is $1,085.
D.A.S. ACTIVE SUB
D.A.S. Audio (www.dasaudio.com) adds the Sub 118A self-powered subwoofer to the ACtive Power product line. Incorporating a Bang & Olufsen PowerHouse 500-watt ICEpower amp module, the Sub 118A houses a D.A.S. 18-inch P-18 woofer with 3-inch voice coil. On-axis frequency response is 35-150 Hz; max output is 131dB SPL at 1 meter. Additional features include a soft start-up function, “soft clip,” full protection circuitry for amp and speaker, and a steel grille. The compact 29×20×16-inch enclosure is finished in weather-resistant, catalyzed, polyurethane paint.
SLS ADVANCED LINE RIBBON DRIVER
SLS International (www.slsloudspeakers.com) debuts a line of high-temperature, Kapton®-diaphragm ribbon drivers. The PRD 500 Pro Line ribbon driver may be used instead of a 1-inch dome tweeter or 1-inch exit compression driver; the PRD 1000 replaces a 1.5- to 2-inch exit compression driver. Common features of the PRD 500 and PRD 1000 include Neodymium magnet structures and a high-temperature, thin-film, Kapton diaphragm. SLS ribbon driver diaphragms are 100x lighter than dome tweeter elements, have flat impedance and a linear response up to 40 kHz. Additionally, phase response and transient repro is said to be better than dome tweeters and compression drivers, with a greater dynamic range for clarity and detail at high output levels.
GARWOOD SYSTEM 24
Garwood's (www.garwood-radio.com) System 24 is a low-cost, multiple-frequency in-ear monitoring system. The system includes a transmitter, beltpack receiver, Garwood IEMIII earpieces, and offers stereo transmission on one of 24 user-selectable UHF frequencies within a 100MHz band between 510 and 900 MHz, factory set to territory or customer specs. Controls include input level, frequency select, bar graph indicators and headphone monitoring. The rear panel has a stereo/mono switch, power, BNC antenna jacks and balanced/unbalanced inputs. The beltpack receiver has mono and stereo configurations, low-battery indicator, screw-in flexible antenna and an output jack for the supplied earpieces. A 9V battery offers up to six hours of operation and an approximate 300-foot range. Price: $1,899.
FUTURE SONICS EARS
Future Sonics (www.earmonitors.com) offers a new “universal fit” in-ear monitor system under the brand name “Future Sonics Ears.” The new EM3 is priced to be an affordable alternative to the company's Ear Monitors® brand custom-molded models. Future Sonics Ears feature precision dynamics with outstanding low frequency response (40-20k Hz) and a comfortable fit. The EM3, which is also packaged with Sennheiser's Evolution 300 Series wireless system, features a standard size, ⅛-inch, gold stereo connector. Price: $198, with case and foam sleeves.
KLIPSCH KSM-8 MONITOR
The KSM-8 high-performance stage monitor from Klipsch Audio Technologies (www.klipsch.com) is a compact, two-way, passive design with a single 8-inch woofer and a 1-inch, titanium-diaphragm HF compression driver on a 90°×90°, hybrid Tractrix® horn. Its birch wood cabinet uses dado “lock-joint” and rabbet construction on CNC-fabricated panels for resonance-free response. Available in black, the texture-coated, radiused enclosure features 65° and 45° side angles, two NL-4 Speakon connectors, a curved perforated metal grille, socket cup for standmount applications and a five-year warranty.