New Sound Reinforcement Products
Apr 1, 2004 12:00 PM
MIPRO WIRELESS IEM
The MI-808 system from Mipro (www.mipro.com.tw) is an affordable UHF in-ear monitoring system offering diversity operation. The rackmountable MI-808T transmitter offers 16 preprogrammed frequencies per frequency group, mono/stereo operation, balanced/unbalanced line inputs and 90dB S/N ratio performance. The matching MI-808R receiver has onboard audio limiting protection, a rugged and lightweight magnesium body, long battery life and three available snug-fit earphones.
The upgraded LX7ii live mixing desk from Soundcraft (www.soundcraft.com) features improved mic preamp and EQ sections designed by company founder Graham Blyth. Available in frame sizes up to 32 mono inputs (with four stereo inputs/returns), the LX7ii offers 4-band sweepable mid EQ based on the design used in the high-end MH3 and MH4 touring boards. Other features include six aux sends, direct outs on the first 16 inputs for multitrack recording, four output groups, a main stereo out and a dedicated mono out for center clusters.
SLS RLA/3 RIBBON LINE ARRAY
Unveiled at NSCA Expo '04, the RLA/3 from SLS Loudspeakers (www.slsloudspeakers.com) is a splayable version of the company's LS8695 Columnar Line Array that shares many of the LS8695's features and components, but is priced at less than $800 per module. Each module has a 100-watt, 6.5-inch woofer and a 5-inch PRD500 Planar Ribbon Driver in a 20-pound trapezoidal birch ply enclosure that's only 7.25×14×10 inches (H×W×D). Specs include 80-20k Hz response, 110° horizontal coverage and 120dB peak SPLs. All of the necessary rigging is included with the system.
SENNHEISER EVOLUTION WIRELESS G2
Sennheiser's (www.sennheiserusa.com) Evolution Wireless G2 is the second generation of this popular UHF wireless line, featuring new handhelds, smaller body packs, expanded receivers, 1,440 available channels, free channel-search scan, rechargeable or battery operation, true-diversity receivers and compatiblility with earlier E Series models. The affordable ew 100 G2 Series includes 11 sets, covering vocal, instrument, presentation and camera applications. Seven rackmountable sets in the ew 300 G2 Series offer enhanced RF and AF properties for vocals, presentations and instruments. In the ew 500 G2 Series, users can select individual components that are supplied with accessories. The top-end ew 550 G2 Series includes the EM 550 twin receiver, which can be combined with any 500 Series transmitter. Also available is the ew 300 IEM G2, a powerful wireless monitoring system with ultracompact receiver and earphones.
MIDAS VERONA 8-BUS
Midas (www.midasconsoles.com) enters the mid-level market with Verona, an affordable, analog 8-bus with six models from 24 to 64 inputs. Group/aux switching allows any aux outputs to be controlled via a 100mm fader with insert point for an easy switch-over from FOH to monitor duties. Other features include premium mic preamps, sweepable 4-band EQ, eight aux buses, 12×4 matrix, four mute groups, all balanced outputs, optional redundant PSU and more.
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