Apr 1, 2001 12:00 PM


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ART's ( DI/O Preamp System is a combined microphone preamp/DI box offering simultaneous operation to analog and digital outputs, including S/PDIF, TOSLINK or ADAT. Sample rate is adjustable from 44.1-96 kHz; the system also syncs to ADAT or external wordclock. An insert loop provides access for additional signal processing or direct A/D converter access. Variable Valve Voicing in the mic pre's 12AX7A gain stage presents various tube voicings tailored to vocals, guitar, bass and acoustic instruments. Two analog meters monitor levels, while an output limiter controls overshoots and normalizes levels before digital clipping.Price: $319.
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Speck Electronics ( is shipping the Model ASC single-channel, 4-band parametric equalizer. The ASC features -12dB/+6dB front panel gain control and 12 controls for equalization adjustment that covers the audio spectrum from 20-25k Hz. Designed for recording studios, touring sound systems and commercial installations, the ASC offers +28dBu headroom and exceptional audio specifications. The rear panel has both XLR and TRS inputs and transformer-balanced outputs. Price: $645.
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The Studio Series ST2 from Crest Audio ( is a 2-channel voice processor with mic/line preamp sections, 4-band parametric EQ and tube-sound processing for each channel. The two channels can be mixed on the stereo bus or sent in mono to their respective outputs. Inputs are XLR and ¼-inch, and the mic inputs offer a 20dB pad, polarity reverse, +48V phantom power and a highpass filter. EQ is high- and low-shelving sections and two fully parametric mid filters. Also featured are 10-segment LED meters, direct (pre-pan) unbalanced outputs and unbalanced I/O inserts for more processing. Price: $699.
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The JD7 Injector from Radial Engineering ( is a guitar signal distribution/routing system housed in a single-rackspace enclosure. Providing inputs for two guitars (with a selectable 8dB pad on Input A for matching levels among humbucking and single-coil pickups), the JD7 has seven discrete outputs, two of which are equipped with effects pedal loops. Output 7 offers both guitar level (TRS) and balanced mic level (XLR) outputs for direct recording of the “dry” signal. The unit also includes Jensen transformers. Price: $700.
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Rolls ( debuts the CL151 GLC single-channel compressor/limiter with mic preamp and noise gate. I/Os include XLR and unbalanced ¼-inch inputs, unbalanced ¼-inch output and ¼-inch sidechain insert. The soft-knee compressor has threshold and ratio controls; gate threshold and release times are also adjustable. The CL151 GLC can be used as stand-alone or mounted in a rack tray with similar units. Price: $120.
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The Megger CLM200 from Biddle Instruments (dist. by Jensen Tools, is a handheld unit that measures the length of telecommunications, data, audio and power cables, whether on drums, in cut lengths or already installed. The CLM200 will measure up to 6,000 feet and detects opens and shorts, providing distance to the fault. Any cable type can be measured, and the unit is preprogrammed to measure 26 different standard cables accurately. Connectors are male and female BNC, with a supplied alligator clip adapter.
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Frontier Electronics' SurgeX ( division debuts the SX1115 Series of rackmount surge suppressors/power conditioners, available with six switched and two unswitched AC receptacles on the rear panel. The $459 SX1115RL has a dimmer control with connectors for Littlite gooseneck lamps, while the $499 SX1115R and SX1115RT models offer an additional unswitched front panel outlet. The RT includes a remote turn-on function and a Phoenix connector for interfacing to sequential power-up/-down controllers such as the SurgeX SX2120 SEQ.
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Summit Audio ( has introduced the TD-100 tube direct box. Featuring a 12AX7A/ECC83 tube circuit, the TD-100 also includes a variable input impedance (loading) control for matching instrument output to input impedance. With output signal available at mic or line-level, the unit may be used as an instrument preamp or, with 600-ohm headphones, as a practice amp. The half-rack unit includes polarity reverse and ground lift switches, level and peak-hold LEDs and an internal power supply. Outputs are balanced XLR and ¼-inch TRS. Price: $495.
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Noren Products ( offers the Acoustilock fanless cabinet, which isolates noisy equipment within an acoustically sealed and vibration-damped cabinet and dissipates equipment-generated heat passively. Two models provide up to 600 watts of waste heat dissipation and 32.5 dBA of noise reduction.
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Samson ( intros its S-Class rackmount processors with five models, including three dynamic processors (two 2-channel and one 4-channel) offering Expander/Gate/Compressor/Limiter functions, a 4-channel headphone amp and a three-way stereo/four-way mono crossover. Prices range from $220 to $290.
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Dolby Laboratories ( is now shipping the DP570 Multichannel Audio Tool, a cost-effective, 2U rackspace unit that simplifies the process of monitoring multichannel audio and creating Dolby Digital metadata. The DP570 provides separate multichannel, stereo and mono outputs for feeding three sets of monitor speakers and allows the user to hear the effect of metadata in real time, while preparing soundtracks for ultimate delivery as Dolby Digital bitstreams. An 8-channel router can reconfigure program material in nonstandard track formats, and additional features include reference-quality, 24-bit, D/A converters and flexible Ethernet, RS-485 and GPI/O control. The unit features both digital and analog outputs, along with a metadata output suitable for connection to a DP569 Dolby Digital encoder or DP571 Dolby E encoder. The DP570's price is $6,495; a version that ships without the Cat. No. 548 Analog Option Card is $4,995.
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The Soundman OKM II stereo microphone (dist. by Independent Audio, is designed to be worn as an “earbud” headset, allowing for natural binaural stereo recordings of music, sound effects and interviews. Available in high-SPL versions and with either mic or line-level outputs, the OKM II is priced between $155 and $395.
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ProDesk ( offers a line of modular furniture for audio and video workstations, project studio mixers and computer-based music systems. Several basic configurations are offered, and the modular systems are easily combined or extended for larger work surfaces. Features include black melamine finish, overbridge shelves for audio and video monitors, and a built-in 12U (21-inch) rack on most models, with other rack versions available.
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Lucid ( has introduced four digital audio distribution amplifiers. The AES×4 receives either Word Clock or AES audio and distributes it to four AES-connected units. The CLK×6 passes sync information, in Word Clock or Superclock format, to six parallel outputs. The SPDIF×7 accepts S/PDIF stereo audio and feeds it to four S/PDIF and two TOSLINK optical outputs and also to one AES output. Distribution in multiple formats is simultaneous. The GEN×6 can distribute Word Clock or Superclock to six BNC outputs; the unit can also be used as a standalone clock source, generating Word Clock or Superclock at 44.1 or 48 kHz. The Lucid DAs are priced at under $600.
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MBHO (dist. by Music Trade Center, offers the MBNM 608 Lollypop multipattern condenser microphone. Offering a selection of cardioid, omnidirectional and figure-8 patterns, the 608's capsule design features a double diaphragm, gold-sputtered membrane and a brass back plate. Frequency response is 5-20k Hz; max SPL is 133 dB.
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Now shipping: Dynaudio Acoustics' BM5.1A Complete 5.1 Mixing System consists of five matched BM6A powered near-field monitors and a BX30 subwoofer. Retail is $9,497. Visit for more…Marantz Professional's CDR631 CD-R/RW recorder ($749) and $849 CDR500 CD-R/RW recorder/player support CD-Text generation, accept multiple disc formats, offer front panel record level and balance control, and include pro analog and digital I/O. SCMS copy protection can be bypassed when duplicating a disc, and the CDR500's stand-alone 2× Duplicator function makes digital copies without A/D resampling. Check out…Cool Breeze Systems Interactive Pro Tools Training CSi Vol. 5 is a CD-ROM course on the new features in Pro Tools 5, including more than 40 movie tutorials covering topics such as the Smart Tool, MIDI Controls and Loop Recording. For more info, go to…German loudspeaker manufacturer KS is now represented in the U.S. by CAP Audio Professional ( KS offers a full range of studio monitors, including the FIRTEC Active Professional Studio Monitor System, which features 32-bit DSP technology…Primacoustic acoustic treatment kits are designed for modifying and correcting room acoustics, by addressing a range of common acoustic problems. The foam wedges, tiles and panels may be purchased as kits or combined in custom configurations as required. Click on…New offerings from DS Sound-ware include The “Ultimate Timpani Upgrade,” six CDs of a set of Hinger Touch Tone timpani played with five mallet types at eight velocity levels. Files include right/left hand hits, rolls with release triggers programmed for realistic roll endings, crescendo/decrescendo rolls and hand muffled strikes. The “Marimba and Vibraphone Library” is a two-CD set with a Marimba One five-octave rosewood marimba and Musser Gold Century vibes. Marimba patches include four sets of mallets, strikes, rolls, muted strikes and rattan handle strikes. Vibe patches include three velocity strikes, pedal up strikes, bowed vibes and three selectable motor speeds. Visit…Just announced: a 25% price reduction for Lucid's SRC-9624 High Definition Sample Rate Converter. Now $1,499, the unit locks to all sample rates between 32 and 100 kHz, including varispeed and common pull-up and pull-down rates and offers I/O connections for 96kHz audio. Drop by…Comprehensive Video Group's latest product guide has more than 150 pages of product descriptions and specs, with sections on cables, connectors, patchbays, distribution amplifiers, switchers, processors and production accessories. Visit…AKM Semiconductor's high-performance 24-bit, 192kHz 2-channel A/D converter chip offers 123dB dynamic range. Pin-compatible with previous AKM converters, the AK5394 has 128× oversampling, fully differential inputs, 24-bit digital filter and strong resistance to jitter. Click on

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