New Products July 2013

Jul 1, 2013 9:00 AM, Mix, By The Mix Editors

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Canare AES-3iD Converters

From This to That

Canare AES-3iD Converters

The AES-3id optical converters ($2,100) from Canare (www.canare.com) multiplex and optically convert AES signals from up to eight ports (16 audio channels), allowing them to be transmitted over long distances. The converters are Dolby E-compatible and come in eight types (distinguished by emitted light wavelengths from 1471nm to 1611nm) and use coarse wavelength division multiplexing (CWDM) to allow AES signals from up to 128 audio channels to be transmitted via a single fiber-optic cable.

Royer Labs R-121 Limited Edition Mic

Happy Birthday Ribbon

Royer Labs R-121 Limited Edition Mic

Royer Labs (www.royerlabs.com) is celebrating 15 years as a manufacturer of ribbon mics with the release of the 15th Anniversary R-121 Limited Edition Ribbon Microphone ($1,395). Along with carrying the original Royer black logo, the R-121 Limited Edition also ships with a special 15th Anniversary Certificate of Authenticity personally signed by David Royer, the chief engineer after whom the company is named. The R-121 features high SPL capabilities, no internal active electronics, low residual noise, and a field-replaceable ribbon element.

Symetrix SymNet xControl

Expander for Install

Symetrix SymNet xControl

The SymNet xControl ($TBA) from Symetrix (www.symetrixaudio.com) is designed for use with the SymNet Edge and Radius family of DSP products for conferencing and paging applications. For those installations where Edge and Radius’ eight onboard control inputs and eight logic outputs require expansion, xControl provides an additional 16 inputs, 16 outputs and two RS-232 ports. SymNet Composer open architecture software provides comprehensive setup and management of xControl. The half-rack devices can be mounted side-by-side or may be surface-mounted; all hardware is included, as is a PoE injector for direct powering.

NEW SOUND REINFORCEMENT PRODUCTS

Avid S3L Live Console

Scalable Power, AVB Connectivity

Avid S3L Live Console

The S3L from Avid (www.avid.com/US; $18,000 to $28,000) comprises three main hardware components that go with the Pro Tools (and AAX plug-ins), Venue and VenueLink software. The 16-fader S3 control surface is slim and lightweight (14 pounds). It offers 10-segment meters, four analog inputs (two XLR mic/line, two TRS line), four analog outs (two XLR line, two TRS line), two Gigabit Ethernet AVB ports and two USB 2 ports. The E3 engine is a two-rackspace, HDX-powered, floating-point DSP-based device that offers 64 input channels with full processing; onboard 4-band parametric EQ on every input and output channel; 24 aux buses (LCR, plus eight mono matrices and eight VCAs); onboard dynamics; 32-bit floating point processing; plug-in support based on AAX DSP; and direct Pro Tools support with no interface required. The basic system’s four-rackspace unit comes with 16 XLR mic inputs with preamps and eight XLR outs, along with four channels of AES3 input/output. There are also 2 Gigabit Ethernet AVB ports, with the ability to daisychain up to four Stage 16 boxes.

QSC AcousticDesign Loudspeakers

Surface Mount Masters

QSC AcousticDesign Loudspeakers

QSC Audio Products (www.qscaudio.com) has added the S8T, S10T and S12 loudspeakers ($TBA) to its AcousticDesign Series line of premium surface-mount loudspeakers. Ideally suited for a variety of foreground/background sound reinforcement applications, these new models feature both constant-voltage (70/100V) and low-impedance operating modes and offer an elegant design combined with rugged durability that is perfect for spaces that require high-quality distributed audio. The patent-pending X-Mount (included) enables the loudspeakers to be quickly and securely deployed either vertically or horizontally from a flat surface. Pan, tilt and yaw adjustments further ensure that the loudspeakers can be positioned to minimize impact on any interior or venue sightlines.






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