May 1, 2001 12:00 PM


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Schoeps (now distributed by Redding Audio, 203/270-1808) is shipping its Polarflex Microphone System, which combines a DSP processor paired with two omni and two figure-8 (or four cardioid) capsules to emulate the sound of nearly any microphone. Polarflex can be used conventionally — like any stereo mic — or the signals from the four capsules can be recorded separately and combined after the recording, with processing handled in the analog or digital domain, giving the user full control over reverberant ambience, directional characteristics and tonal shaping.
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The IntelliDAC 9616 from Apogee Electronics ( is a 16-channel, 24-bit, D/A converter capable of operating at sample rates of up to 96 kHz. The converters can source their digital input from AES/EBU, ADAT optical or TDIF signals, and the unit can sync to wordclock or a specified input. ADAT and TDIF inputs are organized into two groups of eight, and channels 1-8 and 9-16 can accept different sources. Individual channel gain is digitally adjustable, and balanced analog outputs are supplied in groups of eight on 25 pin D connectors. (Pinout is the same as for other Apogee D/A converters and the Tascam standard.) An “intelligent” two-stage reclocking system de-jitters both incoming clock and data, and the system is capable of correcting phase errors between synchronous digital sources of up to 150°.
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The Truth B2031 bi-amplified studio reference monitor from Behringer ( are sold in hand-matched pairs for $799/pair. Featuring a 150-watt, 8.75-inch, long-throw woofer with a polycarbonate diaphragm and a rugged cast-aluminum chassis, plus a 75-watt, 1-inch, Ferrofluid-cooled tweeter, the Truth B2031 offers a frequency response from 50-20k Hz and is fully shielded. Features include adjustable low-frequency roll-off, room compensation adjustment, peak limiter protection circuitry, Mute functions and automatic stand-by switching. Inputs are servo-balanced, ¼-inch TRS and XLR connectors.
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Alesis ( adds three amps to its RA range: the RA150 ($259), the RA300 ($359) and the RA500 ($459). Housed in a heavy-duty steel chassis, each model features detented front panel level controls, overload/protect indicators, bridged mono operation and relay-controlled turn on/off. The DC-coupled, fully complementary discrete amp topology features dual-differential input stages and uses noiseless convection cooling. Inputs are balanced ¼-inch and RCA-type; outputs are dual-binding posts. RA300 and RA500 models offer XLR-input connectors and bar graph metering.
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The SCX-25 from Audix ( is a studio condenser mic with a new suspension-mounting system that effectively isolates the capsule from the housing and electronics. This both minimizes reflective surfaces and maximizes phase coherence, while eliminating the need for an external shock-mount. Featuring a 25mm, gold-sputtered diaphragm, 135dB SPL handling, a 20-20k Hz response and a low-noise preamp design, the SCX-25 provides a wide cardioid pattern and an “open” sound usually only found in much larger (and more expensive) classic microphones. The mic requires standard 48-52V phantom power, measures 5.5 inches in length and weighs 8 ounces. Price: $799.
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The VP-1 Tube Processor from TL Audio (distributed by HHB, combines a pentode preamp, 4-band parametric EQ, compressor, expander/gate, de-esser and peak limiter. The VP-1 features a Siemens EF86/6267 pentode in the front end of the preamp, followed by six Sovtek ECC83/12AX7A stages in the secondary stage of the preamp, compressor and four in the EQ section. The preamp stage accepts mic, instrument and line inputs and has a 30dB pad, phase reverse and a variable highpass filter. The transformer-balanced mic input offers a choice of tube or Class-A signal paths. The compressor offers both hard and soft knee characteristics and a choice of tube or optical compression stages. Additional features include stereo link facility, optional wordclock input and AES/EBU and S/PDIF digital outs. Price: $2,699.
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DPA Microphones ( offers its large-diaphragm condenser mics as a stereo kit, including a stereo boom, stereo mic preamp, all necessary cables and accessories — packaged in a Samsonite briefcase. The complete A-B Stereo Kit has two matched omni Type 4041 mics with 130V preamps and self-noise matched to within 1 dB. Frequency response is 10-20k Hz with a 4-6dB soft boost around 8 kHz; peak SPL handling is 144 dB. The modular mics can be used with either the 3532-S solid-state preamp or the 3532-T, with a pentode vacuum tube preamp driven as a cathode follower in a unity gain, Class-A design. Both systems offer low noise: 7 dBA for the 4041-S and 10 dBA for the 4041-T.
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CAD Professional Microphones ( offers the M9 large-diaphragm tube condenser model. This cardioid studio mic features a 1.1-inch (inside diameter), gold-sputtered capsule and a wide dynamic range, low-noise head amp circuit based on a 12AX7 tube. The output stage is a high-speed dual op amp in a balanced differential configuration. Frequency response is 10-20k Hz, with a slight rising response characteristic at 15 kHz. Switches on the mic body engage a highpass filter and a -20dB pad. The M9 is supplied with a swivel mount, dedicated power supply (no phantom power needed), a 30-foot, 7-conductor mic cable and rugged carrying case. Price: $499.
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The new Series 80 dual-classic channel module from Trident-MTA, distributed by Fletcher Electro-acoustics (, is based on the famed Trident Series 80 console, introduced over 20 years ago. Designed by Trident founder Malcolm Toft, the new Series 80 is a dual-channel, fully discrete mic/line preamp and two bands of EQ per channel with sweepable center frequencies, plus 2-position high- and low-shelving filters and a 50Hz highpass filter. Additional features include 48V phantom power, polarity reverse, an EQ in/out switch and independent output level controls. Price: $2,499.
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A supplier of high-quality speakers in Europe for more than 20 years, KS products are now available in the USA (distributed by CAP Audio, Its line of powered monitors range from the 6.5-inch/two-way ADM 4 near-fields to the massive, tri-amped ADM 1, which are capable of 125dB SPLs and feature analog and AES/EBU digital inputs. The ADM 2s shown here offer analog and digital interfacing, 300 watts of internal bi-amplification and a frequency response of 38-20k Hz.
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The MBC-603A from MBHO (distributed by MTC-MBHO U.S. at 718/963-2777) is similar to its MBP-603 miniature condenser mic, but includes a 9-foot extension cable, useful in recording and broadcast applications where traditional mic placement techniques are unsuitable. The MBC-603A features transformerless circuitry and smooth on-/off-axis frequency response. Price of the preamp and extension cable is $382. Small-diaphragm capsules — sold separately — list between $237 and $281.
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Z-Systems Audio Engineering ( announces the z-link96 and z-link96+ miniature sample rate converters. Both units support up to 24-bit digital audio at sample rates up to 96 kHz, and both allow output word length to be set at 16- or 24-bits. Dynamic range is greater than 120 dB, and THD+N is better than -115 dB. Both the z-link96 and z-link96+ feature internal clock references that allow the units to generate 44.1/48/88.2/96kHz output sample rates internally, and the z-link96+ can be synchronized to an external AES11 reference.
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Lexicon has announced a major software upgrade for the 960L Digital Effects System. Available free to 960L system owners, Version 2 (V.2) software adds support for a second reverb card, doubling the system's DSP horsepower, support for 16 channels of I/O and several new Lexicon presets. Additional features of V.2 software include both global mix control and global I/O control (allowing users to override individual mix settings), enhanced input metering, dual-LARC2 support and several new cascaded configurations, including mono in/stereo out configurations for 96kHz operation. Call 781/280-0300 or surf to… Zero International's 44-page 2001 catalog of door and window sealing solutions provides specification guidance and full-size schematics for hundreds of components and integrated systems for blocking flames, smoke, air, light and sound. Call 800/635-5335 or click on… Independent Audio has announced the FREQue II effects processor, featuring fully floating, balanced inputs and outputs, adjustable input gain and output wet/dry mixing. The unit offers an output frequency range from 1-55k Hz. For more information, call 207/773-2424 or visit… GEPCO's 5596GFC Series 100-ohm AES/EBU digital multipair cables feature a 12.3MHz bandwidth, ultra-low attenuation and jitter, mechanical stability and precision 110-ohm impedance. Available in 4/8/12-pair configurations, the 5596GFC is optimized for 96kHz bandwidth requirements but is suitable for long runs in 44.1-/48kHz applications. Cables feature color-coded and alphanumerically printed pair jackets, bonded foil shield and a flexible outer jacket. Visit…KK Audio studio furniture is designed to house workstations, compact mixers and rack equipment. The MAX D 8 ($1,195) is designed for the Mackie D8B, but can house other compact consoles, such as the Yamaha 02R and Ramsa DA7. The unit includes a monitor bridge, adjustable keyboard shelf and 10-space rack. The MAX D 7 ($1,145) is designed specifically for the Panasonic DA7. KK also offers video monitor and speaker stands. Call 818/765-2921…Neutrik PatchLink SPL ¼-inch patch panels require no soldering and feature individually replaceable PC cards. The modular 19-inch rackmount patch panel is fully PCB-wired without nut fastening and features 48-balanced channels in one rackspace. The front and rear panels have two rows of 24 sockets for mating with stereo phone plugs. Configurations can be half-normaled or isolated. Accessories include individual send/return split print modules and a Patch-Box with eight send/return modules, a solution for console insert jacks that eliminates the need for specially wired Y-cables. Drop by… Yamaha has discontinued its NS10M studio monitor, in part because the wood pulp used in the woofer cone is no longer available. Long used as a reference standard in recording facilities worldwide, the NS10M was introduced in 1978. Yamaha says replacement drivers will be available for the foreseeable future, and remaining NS10M production for 2001 will be allocated according to dealer purchase levels of last year. Visit

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