SMITH PRO AUDIO 1230 PRO
The 1230 Pro from Smith Pro Audio (www.smithproaudio.com) is a 12-inch three-way loudspeaker offering high output, wide dispersion and long throw in a light, compact, pole-mountable cabinet. Designed for mid- to high-frequency use in installed and mobile applications, the 1230 Pro measures 31.75×18×12 inches (H×W×D) and weighs 61 pounds. Drivers are a 12-inch woofer with 4-inch voice coil, 8-inch cone mid and a 2-inch titanium compression driver/horn, providing a response of 47-20k Hz (±3 dB), with 650-watt continuous handling. Max output is 139 dB, dispersion is 66×90 degrees and sensitivity is 107 dB (1W/1m). The all-birch-ply enclosure has a protective weather-resistant Roadcoat™ finish with powder-coat steel grilles and Neutrik connectors. MAP is $1,399; options include custom finishes and pro flying hardware.
EAW DSAPilot SOFTWARE VERSION 1.2
Eastern Acoustic Works has released DSAPilot™ V. 1.2 software for its innovative Digitally Steerable Array™ (DSA) Series loudspeaker system. A free download from www.eaw.com, DSAPilot provides a simple control interface for adjusting the vertical coverage pattern of up to 32 DSA loudspeakers. DSAPilot V. 1.2 also includes SPL mapping in listener area, drag/drop room definitions, a selectable amplifier shutdown timer, support of more cluster types and six parametric filters on each input.
DIGICO D5 LIVE MANUAL ON DVD
Following the release of the Quick Start DVD, DiGiCo (www.digico.com) now offers the full version of its D5 Live user manual, a DVD giving users individual tuition wherever required. The D5 Live is an intuitive, simple-to-use console, so the DVD focuses on its less-obvious features, while still including a quick-start section for getting novice users up and running in 15 minutes. An offline version (and full PDF-format manual) is also available on the DiGiCo Website.
MC2 AUDIO E45 AMP
Following the highly successful launch of its E Series of lightweight, switch-mode power amps last year, MC2 Audio (www.mc2-audio.co.uk) now offers the long-awaited flagship, E45. Rated at 2,250W/channel (@ 4 ohms), the stereo E45 features 6,400W in bridged mono, internal low-distortion speaker-protection limiters and light weight (24.2 pounds) — all a rugged two-rackspace aluminum chassis.
Applied Research and Technology (www.artproaudio.com) announces the ARTcessories Dual Transformer Isolator™ (DTI), a high-quality, totally passive box intended to eliminate ground loop — based noise (hum) in sound systems. Requiring no power, the 2-channel DTI offers ¼-inch, XLR and RCA connections, has a high-performance audio transformer and does not degrade the audio signal. Retail is $59.
ADAMSON SPEKTRIX SUB
Designed to complement the SpekTrix compact line array, the SpekTrix Sub from Adamson (www.adamsonproaudio.com) uses Convertible Cardioid Technology, and is a single-sided box that can be arrayed conventionally (all facing the same way) or can be arrayed in back-to-front pairs for true cardioid performance. The 170-pound, 23×28×33-inch (H×W×D) unit has two powerful AW18 Kevlar woofers mounted in a tuned, vented enclosure with four NL8 connectors (two front, two back) for easy cable loop-through, regardless of the sub's orientation. Adamson's Integrated Rigging system makes setup quick and easy, with four sets of captured, precision-machined, spring-loaded rigging hardware that retracts into the cabinet when not in use.