SLS LS6593 LINE ARRAY
The LS6593 compact line array from SLS Loudspeakers (www.slsloudspeakers.com) provides various options for vertical dispersion, allowing versatile system configuration. The LS6593S/LS6593A is based on a woofer line array mounted on a front panel with a coaxially positioned ribbon tweeter array. Comprising six 5.25-inch drivers, the woofer's straight-line array has controlled vertical dispersion, while the tweeter's nine 3-inch proprietary ribbon planar drivers have internally articulated driver elements, allowing wider vertical dispersion.
Audix (www.audixusa.com) debuts the MicroBoom, a 50-inch carbon-fiber mic boom arm/short flexible gooseneck combo that attaches to any mic stand for horizontal or vertical use. Included is a small pedestal stand for an awards show — style look. Designed as an accessory for Audix's Micros Series of miniature condenser mics, MicroBoom has a diameter of less than ⅓ inch, weighs 2.5 ounces, and is fitted with an internal Mogami cable and mini-XLR connector.
HARMAN PRO HIQNET SYSTEM ARCHITECT
Harman Professional's (www.harmanpro.com/hiqnet) HiQnet System Architect control software for HiQnet audio systems is a Windows-based application providing audio pros with a unified platform for system design and operation of all audio devices in the signal chain, from mic to speaker. System Architect eliminates the need for disparate operating systems, multiple control and configuration applications, and the need to program individual signal processors, speaker controllers, wireless microphone systems and mixing consoles.
RADIAL PRO D2 DIRECT BOX
Radial Engineering's (www.radialeng.com) PRO D2 is a high-quality, ultra-compact, stereo passive direct box featuring two custom-made transformers capable of handling high levels without saturation and exhibiting exceptionally linear frequency response from 20 to 20k Hz. The PRO D2 has a -15dB pad for high-output sources and a ground lift switch. Designed for interfacing with stereo keyboards, DJ equipment and consumer audio devices, it's housed in a rugged, 14-gauge steel enclosure with a bookend-design outer shell that prevents damage to the switches.
KV2 AUDIO EX12
Distributed by American Music & Sound (www.americanmusicandsound.com), the EX12 ($2,499) high-output active speaker from KV2 Audio features a new 3-inch titanium diaphragm compression driver, offering what is said to be the industry's largest neodymium magnetic motor structure. The 12-inch woofer uses a transcoil technology that eliminates voice coil inductance, behaving like a woofer at lower frequencies and like a midrange at higher frequencies. The 500W internally bi-amped system can reach sustained SPLs of 127 dB, and features an asymmetrical, trapezoidal Baltic birch cabinet with side handles, M10 hang points and omnimount compatibility. Also available is the EX12t touring version with recessed fly track.
RSS S-4000 DIGITAL SNAKE
Roland's commercial division, RSS (www.rssamerica.com), announces the S-4000 digital snake, a modular snake system that handles up to 40 channels of analog/digital audio over a single Cat-5e line. The system features XR-1 remote preamps, which are controllable in 1dB increments, and converts with 24-bit/96kHz precision. A fully expanded system can have up to 160 channels.
The CF/CFX loudspeaker series from Renkus Heinz (www.renkus-heinz.com) is aimed at both portable and installed applications. The self-powered CF Series incorporates the company's new PF-1 Intelligent digital amplifier, while the CFX Series is designed for use with external processors and amplifiers. The CF/CFX Series brings the benefits of Renkus-Heinz innovations to a lower price point, using high-end components within simpler cabinet designs.