New Sound Reinforcement Products

Jun 1, 2002 12:00 PM

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MEYER COMPACT LINE ARRAYS

Meyer Sound (www.meyersound.com) adds two new self-powered models to its family of line array loudspeaker systems. The M1D Ultra-Compact Curvilinear Array Loudspeaker is designed for small venues, and for single-cabinet applications such as under-balcony fills. The M2D Compact Curvilinear Array Loudspeaker is designed for mid-sized venues that need long throws. The M1D has a frequency range of 60-18k Hz and a max peak output of 123dB SPL (@ 1 m). The M2D has a 60-16k Hz operating frequency range and outputs a 136dB max SPL at 1 meter. Both offer tight vertical pattern control for smooth midrange, and employ a complex crossover that feeds mids to only one of the two low/mid-cone drivers, eliminating interference between the drivers and maintaining optimal polar and frequency response characteristics. Both arrays are compatible with Meyer's RMS Remote Monitoring System, for remote-system monitoring over a network from a laptop or desktop PC. Weather-protected versions of the M1D and M2D are available, as is a companion sub for the M2D that extends power bandwidth/frequency response down to 35 Hz.

MIPRO MODULAR WIRELESS SYSTEM

Mipro's (www.mipro.com.tw) ACT Series of modular pro wireless systems feature ACT (Automatic Channel Targeting) for quick, precise frequency assignment, and receiver modules are hot-swappable. With up to 961 available UHF frequencies, up to 64 wireless channels can be remotely monitored and controlled from a PC positioned up to 3,280 feet away. Model ACT-707S is a half-rack, single-channel receiver; model ACT-707 is a 4-channel receiver in a single-rackspace chassis. Both receivers operate with the ACT-707H handheld transmitter and ACT-707T bodypack transmitter. Accessories include a color LCD, integrated antenna divider, summing mixer and detachable universal power supply. The system also provides comprehensive RF spectrum analyzer and RF-recorder functions.

QSC ACTIVE SUBWOOFER

QSC Audio Products Inc. (www.qsc.com) debuts the 215PCM active subwoofer, the core module of QSC's ISIS (Integrated, Self-Powered, Self-Processed Industrial Systems) speaker line. Featuring dual 15-inch drivers and an integral 3,000-watt amp, the 215PCM can also provide two channels of power amplification and processing electronics for full-range or bi-amp “top box” speakers. Both processing units offer eight presets, user-configurable via QSC's Signal Manager software. Frequency response of the 215PCM subwoofer is 35-115 Hz (-3 dB). A passive model (the 215SB) has the identical enclosure, minus the amplification and DSP.

PEAVEY FREQ-OUT

The FREQ-OUT 116 Anti-Feedback Processor from Peavey's Architectural Acoustics division (www.peavey.com) includes a powerful DSP engine, allowing the installer to reduce feedback easily and improve system gain without compromising sonic performance. Designed to eliminate feedback in sound system applications, the FREQ-OUT 116 couples powerful “seek and destroy” software with 16 precision dynamic-depth notch filters. The front panel interface provides easy access to the processor's controls and operational modes. A three-state LED indicates current activity for each filter, and a Pre-Show mode rings out the sound system during the initial tuning process. A Performance mode ensures that feedback reduction continues during normal system use. Additional features include the Panic Filter and Wide Filter modes, four preset memory locations and a tamper-proof front panel.






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