VersArray marks Peavey's (www.peavey.com) debut into the high-end line array market. The VersArray 112 line array puts a Black Widow 12-inch neodymium woofer and a waveguide with dual 4.75-inch ribbon tweeters in a 13-ply Baltic birch enclosure for modular coverage in small- to medium-sized venues. Bracket-and-pin flying hardware allows full top box articulation in 2.5-degree increments for a classic straight-line array or various angling configurations. Other mounting options include a pole for the VersArray 118 subwoofer that supports a two-box array, a ground-stacking kit for the 218 sub that handles up to four modules with full articulation, and a crankable tower lift to elevate up to six modules 13 feet.
TCS TA4000 POWER AMP
Designed for pro touring and fixed installs, the TA4000 ($1,995) from TCS Audio (www.tcsaudio.com) uses proven Class-A/B topology to deliver 2,000 W/channel into four ohms. The three-rackspace unit features CTM™ (Constant Thermal Monitoring) technology, parallel XLR inputs for cascading multiple amps, variable-speed cooling fans, binding post and Speakon output connectors, LED status indicators, and switches for selecting power limiting, ground lift and stereo/parallel/bridged mode.
BEYER OPUS 89
Designed for live vocal applications and made to withstand the rigors of touring is the Opus 89 ($279) dynamic mic from beyerdynamic (www.beyerdynamic-usa.com). Using the rare-earth neodymium magnet structure of the company's TG-X 60, the mic offers fast transient response and excellent feedback rejection.
KLARK TEKNIK SQUARE ONE
Square ONE, a new series from Klark Teknik (www.klarkteknik.com), combines affordability with high-performance analog audio processing. The Square ONE Graphic is a dual 30-band EQ with 45mm sliders, switchable high/lowpass filters, balanced I/Os, PROportional Q filters and relay-activated bypass. Square ONE Dynamics is an 8-channel unit that can act as an RMS-sensing compressor, “vintage” peak-sensing compressor, broadband frequency-conscious compressor, de-esser, limiter, expander or gate.
CREST HP-W CONSOLE
Available in 28/36/44 standard mono input frames with four full stereo channels, eight mono Automix™ channels and two stereo line returns is the HP-W from Crest (www.crestaudio.com). The unit features 4-band (swept mids) EQ, eight analog subgroups, 100mm faders, 2-channel matrix, full talkback and monitor systems, 8-scene mute, 10 aux sends (with fader flip for use as a monitor mixer), and four stereo line input channels with EQ, assignment and aux sends.
INNOVASON DIO CORE
New from InnovaSON (www.innovason.com) is Dio Core, a modular, 64-channel, EtherSound-enabled stage box that's compatible with I/O modules using the company's Dio ES multichannel audio interface module. Usable with Sy80 and Sy48 digital consoles and/or as a remote I/O box for other EtherSound-enabled devices, the unit features up to 64 high-quality input/outputs, digitally processed bus and direct outputs for remote/stage locations, and multiple channels of AES-to-EtherSound or EtherSound-to-AES conversion.