CREST PERFORMANCE SERIES
A new division of Crest Audio, Crest Performance is now shipping its CP-6210 rotary DJ mixer, CPS-1203 spectrum-enhancement processor, CPT Series loudspeakers and CPX Series power amps. For more details, visit its new official Website at www.crest-performance.com.
ELECTRO-VOICE SbA760 SUBWOOFER
The SbA760 powered sub from Electro-Voice (www.electrovoice.com) is rated at 760 watts and comes with a stereo crossover and the company's 15-inch EVS15FR long-excursion/low-frequency driver. Used with E-V's new 12-inch SxA360 two-way active speaker, the sub extends acoustic output down to 40 Hz. The road-worthy enclosure is fitted with four rollers for a smooth ride and a scratchproof Futura™ coating.
GALAXY AUDIO NEOLITE HOT SPOT
The world's most popular personal monitor, Galaxy Audio's (www.galaxyaudio.com) Hot Spot is now offered in a lightweight (6.1-pound), high-efficiency package. The Neolite Hot Spot puts two 5-inch, high-output neodymium drivers within a compact, molded enclosure with internal mic standmount and 7-position volume control. The frequency response (150-18k Hz) is tailored for vocal response; total power handling is 200 watts continuous. Retail is $169.
SLS UPDATES LINE ARRAY SIMULATION SOFTWARE
SLS Loudspeakers (www.slsloudspeakers.com) is releasing a new version of its Line Array Simulation Software (LASS), now with an Optimizations module that dramatically reduces the time required for line array configuration and rigging parameters design. The optimization feature is said to simplify the entire process and can produce dependable results even if the user does not have previous experience with line arrays and their complex radiation patterns. The LASS program optimizes the number of boxes and proper splay angles between each of the boxes, maximizing coverage and eliminating guesswork.
IF BAD SOUND WERE FATAL…
The new book, If Bad Sound Were Fatal, Audio Would Be the Leading Cause of Death, by Don and Carolyn Davis, co-authors of the seminal text Sound System Engineering, takes readers on a fascinating and often hilarious ride through their lives as creators of Synergetic Audio Concepts (Syn-Aud-Con), the independent audio educational program that has benefited thousands worldwide since its founding more than 32 years ago. The book also has a heavy historical dose of the audio giants, whom the Davises personally knew during their combined 50-plus years (and counting) in the industry. The 364-page text is available from Author House (www.authorhouse.com) for $20.75 (plus $5.75 for shipping).
EAW AX SERIES ARRAYABLE LOUDSPEAKERS
The new AX Series loudspeakers from Eastern Acoustic Works (www.eaw.com) are engineered to array seamlessly, with a tri-axial design that incorporates a revolutionary new coaxial driver. The coaxial mid/high-frequency driver combines an 8-inch cone and a 1.4-inch exit compression driver into a sealed aluminum chassis that acts as the heat sink for the entire assembly. Both drivers share a single neodymium magnet, reducing weight and cost. Dual 12-inch woofers (located on opposite ends of the enclosure) create an acoustic origin on-axis with the rotatable, coaxial MF/HF driver. For use in horizontal and vertical arrays, the enclosure has trapezoidal angles on all four sides. Three models are available in dispersions from 45°×45° to 90°×60°.
YORKVILLE COLISEUM LINE
Yorkville (www.yorkville.com) debuts the first cabinet in its Coliseum Installation loudspeaker that uses the Unity Summation Aperture Horn technology developed by Tom Danley of Sound Physics Labs. The Coliseum CU15's Unity horn combines a 1.75-inch compression driver and three 5-inch ceramic-magnet midrange drivers on a high-efficiency conical horn with both HF and MF drivers in a single 60°×60° horn, reproducing the entire 300-20k Hz range from one source. The CU15 handles 800 watts of power; has integrated flypoints on all sides; Speakon, binding post and ¼-inch inputs; and can easily be installed in an application or an array.