New Sound Reinforcement Products

Jul 1, 2003 12:00 PM

COMMUNITY TANDEM DRIVE LOUDSPEAKERS
Tandem Drive loudspeakers from Community Professional (www.loudspeakers.net) include the new full-range TD2212 and TD2215 models, which can be used as is or paired with the TD2115 and TD2218 (single-15 and double-18) subs via steel mounting poles. Ideal for smaller systems, the compact, 49-pound TD2212 is a two-way design with dual 12-inch Cool-Coil woofers and Community UC1 HF driver. For high-SPL environments, the TD2215 has dual 15-inch Cool-Coil drivers with the same 90°×40° UC1 horn-loaded HF section as the TD2212. All enclosures offer ErgoGrip handles, road-resistant TufCoat finishes and IntelliSense protection for maximum output without the risk of speaker damage. Prices range from the $659 TD2212 to the $1,399 TD2118. NTI SPEAKER TEST SOFTWARE
NTI's (www.nt-instruments.com) Version 2.20 RT-Speaker software for automated transducer and loudspeaker production testing includes an online statistical overview of the test results. Also featured are measurements of frequency response, impedance curves, resonance frequency, rub and buzz, SPL levels, speaker polarity and Thiele/Small parameters. All results are compared in real time against defined QC tolerances, allowing for proper pass/fail comparisons. The system contains the high-speed RT-2M audio analyzer with the PureSound module operated via the PC-based production software. TURBOSOUND QLIGHT TQ-315
Turbosound (www.turbosound.com) expands its QLight Series with the compact, trapezoidal, two-way TQ-315, featuring the company's proprietary Converging Elliptical Waveguide horn design for horizontal and vertical speaker installs. The TQ-315 is a switchable bi-amped/passive design with a 15-inch woofer and 3-inch diaphragm HF driver on a rotatable 80°×50° Converging Elliptical Waveguide. It's made of ⅝-inch birch plywood, finished in black (TurboBlue optional) with reticulated foam grille. Standard features include a pole-mount socket and two Speakon NL-4MP jacks; flying hardware is optional. ALLEN & HEATH EXTENDS PA SERIES
Allen & Heath (www.Allen-Heath.co.uk) has expanded its PA Series of consoles with the PA20 and PA28 unpowered mixers. The PA20 has 16 mono, plus two dual-stereo channels, for a 20-input channel count; the PA28 has 24 mono ins and the same stereo configuration. Both feature a new padless preamp, internal digital FX, parametric output EQ, and both analog and S/PDIF digital outputs. Mono channels have XLR inputs with switchable phantom power and TRS line inputs; 4-band EQ with shelving LF/HF, a fixed 250Hz LM band and fully sweepable HM; four aux sends (two pre-fader, two post-fader); mutes and PFLs; peak metering; and a 100mm fader. Outputs are stereo (with 100mm fader) and a mono sum out with level control for lobby or subwoofer feeds. XTA DP6I CONTROLLER
The DP6i Audio Installation Controller from XTA (dist. by Group One, www.g1limited.com) is a 2-in/6-out unit. Both inputs have an 8-band parametric EQ, base delay and gain control; all outputs feature crossover filters, 5-band parametric EQ, HF/LF shelving filters, limiter and delay. Four memory buttons store different system setups with fast switching between them, and panel lockout is provided. Centralized control of up to 32 DP6i units is available using XTA's AudioCore Windows software.

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