Tech: New Products, February 2013

Feb 1, 2013 9:00 AM

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New Sound Reinforcement Products

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QSC AcousticPerformance Loudspeakers
Ideal for a variety of installed sound reinforcement applications that require high SPL and a stylish enclosure, the QSC AcousticPerformance Loudspeakers (prices start at $1,449) feature a 3-inch voice-coil, high-power-capacity compression driver combined with high-output woofers. AcousticPerformance models may be used in passive (full-range) mode to minimize amplifier channel count. or bi-amp mode for greater control and performance. To further enhance performance, bi-amp and full-range tunings using QSC Intrinsic Correction techniques are available for Q-Sys and future QSC products. AP-5102/5122/5152 models are available in black and white finishes. AP-5122m is available in black only.

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DPA d:facto II Vocal Microphone
Not only does the new d:facto II vocal microphone promise superior DPA sonic performance, it also offers singers and engineers a versatile adapter system featuring seamless integration with many professional wireless systems. Equally at home in sound reinforcement and recording applications, the d:facto II features extreme SPL up to 160 dB, superior gain before feedback, and a robust three-stage pop protection grid built into the microphone. The cabled version of the d:facto II, as well as the adapters for Shure, Sony, Lectrosonics and Wisycom, will be available this month with adapters from Sennheiser systems coming later.

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Fohhn Focus Modular Series
German loudspeaker manufacturer Fohhn Audio has released the first of its new Focus Modular electronically steerable, active line array systems ($TBA). The series comprises three active systems: the FM/FMI-100 high-frequency module containing 8x1-inch compression drivers with Fohhn HF Waveguide and horn; the FM/FMI-110 high-frequency module containing 16x1-inch compression drivers with HF Waveguide and horn; and the FM/FMI-400, a low-midrange module equipped with 32x4-inch long-excursion speakers. The systems are powered by multichannel Class-D amplifiers and a specially developed multichannel DSP processor for beam steering capability. A second DSP provides access to a range of audio tools including parametric 10-band EQ, compressor/limiter/noise gate, delay, x-over, status and temperature monitoring and tone generator (sweep tone and pink noise).

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SKB Sennheiser Case
The SKB 3i-1711-SEW case provides sturdy housing for the entire Sennheiser EW Wireless Microphone package, including the receiver, antennas, handheld mic transmitter, bodypack transmitter, lavalier microphone, mic clip, power supply, a spare set of AA batteries and additional accessories. The case is molded from ultra-high-strength polypropylene copolymer resin, featuring a gasketed, water and dustproof, submersible design (MIL-C-4150J) that is resistant to corrosion and impact damage. Other features include stainless steel molded-in hinges, patented “trigger release” latch system, comfortable, snap-down rubber over-molded cushion grip handles, and automatic ambient pressure equalization valve.






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