GARWOOD APM MONITOR SYSTEMS
Audio-Technica (www.audio-technica.com) is now distributing APM Series personal monitoring products from Garwood (www.garwood-radio.com). Using headphones or in-ear monitors, the APM Series offers simplified wiring, superb audio and freedom from batteries and AC cables onstage, as the APM 200/APM 400 main units supply power and stereo audio to local monitor stations over a single XLR cable. The system lets users balance their own sound with the ensemble or with a click track via a miniature mixer on the 3-channel APM 31 headphone amp. A simpler APM 12 dual headphone amp is available for applications in which individual user-mixing is not required, such as orchestras and choirs.
NEW ALLEN & HEATH MIXWIZARDS
The third generation of Allen & Heath's (www.allen-heath.com) MixWizard line of multipurpose 12 to 16-input stereo analog mixers now includes enhanced preamps, individual phantom power switches, lamp sockets, jumpers for customizing aux sends and direct outs, and backup power supply capability. The new WZ316:2 and WZ312:2 feature a dedicated mono output fader with mode to control aux fed subs, while the WZ314:4:2 builds on the company's dual functionality and boasts a 6×2 matrix.
FUTURE SONICS SOFTERWEAR
Future Sonics (www.futuresonics.com) announces SofterWear™ custom-fit sleeves for use with its universal-fit products. The option ($135, plus the cost of ear impressions) offers an affordable alternative for those who want custom-fit personal monitoring, and provides a “stepping stone” to the company's Ear Monitors® brand custom-fit professional products. The SofterWear sleeves will fit all Future Sonics Model EM3 and Sennheiser IE3 (packaged with the Evolution 300 wireless monitor system) earphones.
CROWN SHIPS I-TECH AMPS
Crown (www.crownaudio.com) is now shipping its flagship I-Tech Series stereo amps. These two-rackspace, less-than-28-pound units feature Crown's patented Class-I switching output design and operate from 120 to 277 VAC lines. Crown TCP/IQ interfacing allows IQ control over Ethernet and a front panel LCD provides fast access to setup parameters and diagnostics. AES/EBU digital audio inputs are standard, as are analog XLR inputs; optional CobraNet digital audio inputs are planned. The I-T4000 has 2,000 watts/channel, the I-T6000 has 3,000 W/channel and I-T8000 has 4,000 W/channel — all into a 4-ohm load.
KLARK TEKNIK HELIX PC REMOTE
The latest add to the ELGAR software control shell is PC remote control for Klark Teknik's (www.klarkteknik.com) Helix DN9340 digital EQ system. The controller mirrors the unit's operation, allowing instant and simultaneous online control of up to 64 channels of EQ from a laptop, tablet computer or compatible device. A FastNav feature provides access to any function of any channel with two button-clicks for quick, simple control of even the largest systems. The software is available as a free download from the company's site.
NEUTRIK SPEAKON COMBO
Neutrik (www.neutrikusa.com) announces the Speakon® Combo NLJ2MD-V, a unique combination of a ¼-inch jack and the Speakon chassis connector in one shell. The concept of the Speakon Combo is similar to that of Neutrik's current popular Combo Series, where a female XLR receptacle is combined with a ¼-inch jack. The two-pole Speakon Combo is compatible with the existing NL4MD-V panel cutout and vertical PCB layout. The mating connector on the Speakon Combo can be either a Speakon cable connector (NL2FC, NL4FC, NL4FX or NL4FRX) or a ¼-inch TS plug.