A&H UPGRADE GL MIXERS
Based on the popular GL4000, Allen & Heath's (www.allen-heath.com) third-generation GL consoles are offered in 24/32/40/48-frame sizes, with a choice of all mono, four stereo or eight stereo channels. The flagship GL4800 provides eight groups; 10 auxes; L, R and M mixes; an 11×4 matrix; and mode switching for handling any combination of front-of-house or monitor duties. Trimmable channel direct outs, group trims, and matrix and multiple main outs provide recording functionality, whether live or in the studio. Other features include mute groups and snapshots, MIDI, aux master faders and inserts, pre/post-aux flexibility, solo-in-place, individual talkback and improved audio performance via ultra-quiet mix bus head amps and full-sweep, switched-Q equalizers.
NADY SPL METERS
Nady Systems (www.nadywireless.com) announces two SPL meters for pro applications. The digital DSM-1 offers two level ranges of measurement between 30 dB and 130 dB, and features a 4-digit backlit LCD, maximum hold selector and an alarm that indicates input is above range. The analog ASM-2 has seven sound level ranges for measurements from 50 dB to 126 dB. Both meters include a built-in mic, selectable A or C weighting, fast/slow response modes, a threaded (camera tripod) mount and internal battery tester.
SOUNDCRAFT MH2 DUAL-MODE CONSOLE
The MH2 is the newest MH Series dual-mode (FOH/monitor) console from Soundcraft (www.soundcraft.com). Designed for touring and fixed use, the MH2 offers eight subgroups, 10 aux buses, eight VCA groups, six mute groups and an 11×4 matrix. The MH2 is available in 24, 32, 40 and 48 mono-channel frame sizes, each with an extra four full-function stereo inputs and four stereo effects returns. Prices range from $11,595 to $16,950.
DBX INTELLIGENT EQUALIZERS
The dbx (www.dbxpro.com) iEQ Series Intelligent Digital Graphic Equalizers comprise the dual 15-band iEQ 15 and the dual 31-band iEQ 31. Features include a 10-22k Hz frequency response, 113dB dynamic range, Advanced Feedback Suppression (AFS™), proprietary dbx Type V™ noise reduction and PeakStopPlus® limiting.
ROAD READY CASES COOL CASES
Avoid the heat and humidity of summer gigs with Cool Cases™ from Road Ready Cases (www.roadreadycases.com). Offering built-in electric cooling and venting fans, these are said to cool gear by an average of 12 degrees F, which can extend equipment life and/or help avoid overheating failures. The first five cases in the line are designed to hold some of the most popular DJ gear. Other models are planned.
TOA LINE ARRAYS
Intended for fixed installs are the new SR-A Mid Line Arrays and the SR-S Slim Line Arrays from TOA Electronics (www.toaelectronics.com). The SR-A Series feature TOA's Nexus Control Drive horn technology for a uniform, HF soundfield. The SR-A12L (long-throw) and the SR-A12S (short-throw) mid/high boxes have dual-compression drivers and two 12-inch LF drivers; the SR-A18 subwoofer adds an 18-inch woofer with 740W handling. The SR-S4L and the SR-S4S compact line arrays each have eight 4-inch cone drivers and 24 1-inch dome tweeters, all aligned to form a continuous linear sound source. Weather-resistant models and multiple hardware mounting options are also available.