ASHLY POWERFLEX 6250
Ashly Audio's (www.ashly.com) Powerflex 6250 power amp is a high-speed MOSFET switching design that's up to 5x more efficient than conventional Class-A or -AB amps. The Powerflex 6250 delivers 150 watts @ 8 ohms (250W RMS @ 4 ohms) through six independent channels. Channels can be bridged in pairs, and 3/4/5-channel configurations are possible. For higher power output, up to three pairs of two channels can be bridged together. Additional features include 25- and 70-volt operation, switchable HP filter on each input, input module with level controls on the rear panel, XLR, ¼-inch and Euroblock input connections, five-way binding post outputs and a quiet 2-speed fan. Price: $2,069.
ART SMART POWER 4×4
The Smart Power 4×4 Metered Power Conditioner and Light Module from Applied Research and Technology (www.artproaudio.com) features an RFI Surge and Spike Protection System, plus a front panel VU meter to monitor input voltage. Four of the eight AC outputs on the rear panel are 1.25 inches apart, accommodating wide power cables and multiple wallwart devices; the unit has a power capacity of 1,800 watts. Additional features include an on/off power switch, a separate on/off light switch, two dimmable, shock-mounted light posts and a front panel circuit breaker reset switch. Retail: $159.
Community Professional Loudspeakers (www.loudspeakers.net) offers the XLT525 three-way trapezoidal loudspeaker, a full-range, bass reflex enclosure with a 50-18k Hz frequency response and a maximum output of 131dB SPL. The XLT525's high sensitivity (98dB SPL @ 1W/1m) suits it for use with amps ranging from 1,200 W to 1,800 W @ 4 ohms. The 42-inch cabinet has dual 15-inch, Ferrofluid-cooled woofers, a 6.5-inch cone mid and an UC-1 1-inch HF driver on a 90×40° horn. Improved IntelliSense™ protection circuitry and PowerMeter™ LED indicators ensure peak performance without risk of damage. Front- and rear-mounted PowerMeter LEDs flash green, yellow and red to indicate signal presence and protection modes. Constructed from internally braced sandwich-core plywood, the XLT525's black-carpeted enclosure features corner protectors, recessed bar handles, 5/16-18 rigging points and a 16-gauge steel grille. A rear input panel has a professional-grade interlocking connector, dual ¼-inch jacks and a 2-position HF level switch. Price: $999.
The LPC (Live Performance Console) from Harrison (www.harrisonconsoles.com) will be available in a fully digital version, the LPC-Digital. Designed for live performance mixing, both the digitally controlled analog LPC and the all-digital LPC-Digital feature compact, ergonomically designed control surfaces with 40 multi-layered, motorized channel faders and 16 remote moving faders, and automated motorized pots. Remote from the console control surface, the audio processing rack connects via conventional copper or fiber-optic cable. Harrison's proprietary IKIS software provides complete storage and recall capability for up to 10,000 “scene stores.”
Symetrix (www.symetrixaudio.com) has introduced the SymNet™ modular audio mixing, routing and processing system for installation applications. Three rackmount hardware units provide 32-bit DSP-based processing and audio I/O, while control software configures the connections among SymNet hardware units via the 64-channel SymLink™ interface. SymNet Designer, a Windows-based control application, provides “drag-and-drop” control over audio processing modules, including AGC-levelers, voice processors, SPL computers, crossovers, limiters, gates and delays. SymNet Designer also offers mixing and routing modules for mono, stereo and LCR configurations, plus auto-mixers and matrices with crosspoint volume control. Additional features include signal generators, meters, input selectors and a waveform monitor. All presets may be stored on non-volatile flash RAM.