New Sound Reinforcement Products

Feb 1, 2004 12:00 PM


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Alcons Audio ( is now shipping its LR16 “The Ribbon” line array, an active two-way system that can be stacked or flown in vertical arrays. The compact and flexible design makes it ideal for small to medium venues, and with a maximum SPL of 135 dB per unit (and 1,000-watt peak handling), it's also suitable for larger applications when used in extended arrays. High frequency is provided by Alcons' powerful RBN601 ribbon driver, offering superb intelligibility/throw and excellent gain before feedback. Frequencies below 1,200 Hz are via two 8-inch mid-bass drivers, allowing true full-range use down to 55 Hz.


Altair Audio ( debuts Electra E-3, a semi-modular console designed for front-of-house or monitor applications. Offered in 32/40/48-input channel configurations, Electra E-3 features eight subgroups, 16 auxes, eight VCAs with motorized faders, an 8×16 matrix and LCR output masters. Eight mute masters can store 128 mute scenes, and digital parametric equalization and onboard dynamics complement the aux outs. Inputs have 4-band EQ, with peak-shelf switchable LF/HF bands and fully parametric mids. Metering is extensive with nine-step LEDs next to each fader, along with 24 LED meters on the auxes and groups, and four mechanical VUs for PFL and LCR masters. A connector for an optional redundant power supply is also standard.


Ranging in size from the 830W L-800 up to the 2,400W L-2400, the new L Series 2-channel amps from Inter-M Americas ( occupy only two rackspaces. Features include rear-exit forced-air cooling, switchable clip limiting, 30/50Hz highpass filters, and front panel status indicators for levels, clip, stereo/parallel/bridged modes and activation of protective circuits. The rear panel has binding post and Speakon outputs and Combo TRS/XLR inputs.


The MM 42 Monitor Processor from Rane ( lets performers and engineers optimize personal monitors while ensuring a safe, dynamic mix. Connecting in-line between a console and a wired/wireless monitor system, the MM 42 processes a single stereo mix (or two independent mono mixes) using shelf/cut filters, 3-band compression, 5-band parametric EQ and 3-band peak limiting. An assignable low-frequency output with adjustable bandpass filter allows direct connection to powered subs or bass “shakers” without an external crossover. The onboard headphone amp (¼- and 1/8-inch jacks) and Cue Bus functionality permit easy setup and monitoring of multiple mixes. Retail is $999.


Sound Physics Labs ( debuts “The Runt,” a compact, powerful loudspeaker usable as a main P.A., pole-mount, monitors or as sidefills. Placed on its side or upright, The Runt's boundary-compliant design allows placing the unit directly on a physical boundary for improved gain before feedback without the “self-interference” that other designs produce. The Runt features two 8-inch woofers and a 1-inch HF compression driver, with a common Baltic birch horn in SPL's patented Unity Summation Aperture configuration. Response is 65-20k Hz (±3 dB), power handling is 400W continuous and coverage is 90°×55°. The 65-pound unit is 24×14×13 inches (H×D×W) and has two NLA connectors.

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