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ACUTRON 24/96 AES3 CROSSPOINT SWITCHER

Acutron Electroacústica Lda of Portugal (www.acutron.pt) offers the Acutron Digiroute 8, a 96kHz, 24-bit AES3 crosspoint switcher with sample rate converters on all outputs. The two-rackspace box includes nine 32-96kHz sample rate converters (eight channels of audio plus a ninth 24-bit DAC output for I/O monitoring), 32, 44.1, 48 or 96kHz internal clocks plus house clock. Features include automatic error suppression on switching, Windows NT/98/ME/2000 software control and 50 front panel presets (accessible without a computer). The unit accepts both AES3 and S/PDIF inputs.
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SSL AXIOM-MT: NEW OPTIONS AND UPDATES

Solid State Logic (www.solid-state-logic.com) announces new hardware options and software for the Axiom-MT digital multitrack console. Hardware options now include the Super Analogue mic preamp, and a hot-swappable digital linear motor fader featuring virtual detents and a four-character LED display. Version 2.2 software offers a choice of new EQ profiles, signal latency management tools, new automation features and new metering options.

API 7600 CONSOLE STRIP

The API 7600 one-rackspace input module from Audio Products Inc. (www.apiaudio.com) provides all the features of a high-performance console channel strip and can also be used to add channels to an existing desk incrementally. The 7600 features the same mic pre as is currently available in the API 200 Series Legacy console module, the 212L. The unit's EQ is an exact reissue of the famed 550a, offering three bands of API EQ, but with seven frequency choices per band. The compressor is the 225L, the same compressor found in the all-discrete Legacy consoles. The 7600 is available in either a horizontal or vertical configuration, with panel legends oriented appropriately. Complete with internal power supply, the 7600 strip can form the basis of a 4- or 8-channel or even 16-channel API console or custom “sidecar” console. Price: $4,995.
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FUNK LOGIC PALINDROMETER

Funk Logic (www.funklogic.com) has introduced the 3P-III Palindrometer, a three-space panel offering an attractive and intriguing alternative to empty rackspaces. The panel is finished in “classic” blue and features a battery-powered Red Indicator with toggle on/off switch, nonactive rotary controls and cryptic diagrams. All text labels are palindromes: words and phrases that read the same backward or forward. Price of the 3P-III is $69.95. Funk Logic also debuts its Cocobolo Exotic Hardwood Blanks, one- and two-space blank panels made from the South American hardwood. List: $49.95 for the one-space Cocobolo panel; $59.95 for the two-space model.
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GOLD LINE MK10 OMNI MIC

The MK10 microphone from Gold Line (www.goldline.com) offers ultraflat frequency response, making it ideal as a measurement microphone and for certain studio and live recording applications. Featuring a ½-inch diameter pre-polarized condenser capsule with an omnidirectional polar pattern, the MK10 offers a frequency response of 20-10k Hz ±1 dB (10-20k Hz ±2 dB), maximum SPL of 128 dB and low self-noise. Each mic is supplied with an individual frequency plot (matched to the mic's serial number), foam-padded carry case and mic clip. Housings are machined brass with matte silver finish. Price is $250.
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O.C. WHITE MIC ARM

The O.C. White (www.ocwhite.com) Mic Arm microphone support system is available in several configurations and with several mounting options. Models with a reach of 30, 45 and 50 inches meet the needs of radio and TV announcers, fixed and mobile DJs, and voice-over artists, while a multiple arm mount (not shown) can accommodate roundtable discussions. The vertical riser provides clearance above adjacent studio equipment up to 10.5 inches in height before any angling of the arm. The Mic Arm is available in black and beige, and custom colors are available. Prices are $149 for the single-arm version (model 51900); and $399 for the three-arm version (model 51900-3).
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CARVIN TUBE CONDENSER

The CM98ST from Carvin (www.carvin.com) is a studio condenser mic featuring a vacuum tube preamp and dual 1-inch, gold-sputtered, 5-micron diaphragms in a special shock-mounted capsule, all enclosed in a solid, machined casing. The CM98ST's dual-diaphragm, multipattern design offers nine different settings from omnidirectional to hypercardioid, and an integrated 10dB pad allows for distortion-free reproduction of extremely loud signals. A low-cut switch reduces unnecessary low frequencies, and the included external shock-mount suspension minimizes vibration and handling noise. The included 48V phantom power supply assures constant voltage and current through a special gold-plated, 7-pin cable. Shipped in an aluminum flight case with interior foam padding, a 30-foot, 7-pin cable and a soft carrying pouch for the mic, the CM98ST is priced at $699.99.
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QUESTED PASSIVE F11P

Quested Monitoring Systems (www.quested.com) has launched a passive version of its self-powered, two-way active F11. The F11P uses the same cabinet as the self-powered F11, which, being 50% more dense and over twice as rigid as traditional MDF, offers exceptional acoustic properties. Rigidity and effective mass are further enhanced by a unique compression brace, resulting in exceptionally tight, punchy and extended bass performance. The entire F11 range of monitor speakers is now available in three exotic and unusual special paint finishes: Copper Turkish Marble, Black Marble and Blue Hammered Pearl. The high-gloss coating comes in three different hand-finished designs and requires a minimum of four coats of paint followed by a further four coats of lacquer. As with all hand-finished products, no two are identical.
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MBHO'S JECKLIN AND SCHNEIDER DISCS

German microphone manufacturer MBHO (www.mbho.de) offers the Jecklin and Schneider discs for stereo recording with omnidirectional microphones. The two disc types may be used with any pair of matched omni microphones (MBHO recommends the MBNM-648 with omni capsules) placed on either side of the disc, producing natural-sounding stereo recordings with exceptional low-frequency response and precise stereo placement. The Jecklin disc is $219; the Schneider is $292. Both are available from MBHO's U.S. distributor, MTC/MBHO U.S.
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HAFLER M-5 TWO-WAY PASSIVE MONITOR

The M-5 from Hafler (www.hafler.com) is a high-performance, passive monitor based on Hafler's TRM-6 active monitor. The compact, two-way loudspeaker is magnetically shielded and features a 5.25-inch mid-bass driver with a 200-watt system power rating and a front-firing slotted port. The M-5 tweeter combines the proprietary 25mm silk dome and exponential horn waveguide used in the TRM-6. Users can switch between flat and -3dB settings for tweeter output, and the 3.2kHz crossover is a symmetrical fourth order (24 dB/octave) Linkwitz-Riley passive filter. All capacitors are high-quality polyester film, and all inductors are low-DCR air core types. Inputs are five-way, gold-binding posts. Price: $299.
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SPL CHANNEL ONE

Designed primarily as a front end for digital workstations and other hard disk recording applications, the SPL (www.soundperformancelab.com) Channel One is a rackmount unit featuring all of the components of a channel strip: a tube mic preamp, EQ, compressor/limiter, de-esser and noise gate. Automated control parameters minimize the number of controls and speed setup. The compressor/limiter uses SPL's Double VCA Drive, and the de-esser operates in SPL's Auto-Threshold mode that only reduces the sibilant parts of the frequency spectrum. The 3-band EQ offers proportional Q characteristic, and an air band coil EQ and a distortion stage are included. Additional features include 48V phantom power, pad/phase reverse switches, and instrument and line inputs. A headphone monitor output lets users bypass common HD recording-related latency problems. Options include Lundahl analog I/O transformers and an integrated 24/96 A/D converter. Price: $1,399.
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TC SYSTEM 6000 UPDATES

TC Electronic (www.tcelectronic.com) debuts software Version 1.20 for the System 6000. The new update, free of charge to System 6000 owners, includes more robust SMPTE automation, enhanced networking capabilities for remotes and mainframes and an improved version of the VSS-5.1 Surround Reverb algorithm. TC Electronic is now shipping the SP-1 Surround Panner Joystick for the System 6000 (retail price $799), and a new AES-8 digital expansion card expands the System 6000 Audio Mainframe to a maximum of 16 AES/EBU inputs and outputs running at sample rates of up to 96 kHz. The AES-8 card is $1,995, bringing the price of a System 6000 with 16 digital I/Os to $11,395.
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AMEK DRIVER IN A BOX

The Pure Path Driver in a Box (DIB) from Amek (www.amek.com) includes eight separate line-in/line-out, transformer-coupled line amps, each with individual mute and phase controls, trim and output meter. Designed by Mr. Rupert Neve in conjunction with Amek, the DIB's internal jumpers allow the eight channels to be independently configured for advanced applications, such as deriving mix minus broadcast feeds. Used as a line receiver, the DIB overcomes signal mismatches due to ground potential differences. The DIB can feed one or more output signals to a variety of destinations, and its high isolation between channels allows channels not used for distribution to act as line-receiving circuits. The DIB may be used to boost levels of semi-pro gear to a true +4 dB, and internal trim controls even permit levels to be raised to +26 dBu. Insert points let users control the outputs via faders, and signals may be enhanced by means of a SILK circuit, switchable on each output channel. Price: $3,250.
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HOT OFF THE SHELF

Cases by Masco offers shipping and storage cases for equipment, tools, instruments, test equipment, etc. Standard rack and custom cases are available in various sizes and colors, with/without lids, wheels, drawers and molded dividers. Options include waterproof/shockproof designs, molded or ply construction and varying grades of ruggedness. Call 714/223-0322 or visit www.casesbymasco.com…The Fourth Edition of F. Alton Everest's Master Handbook of Acoustics is now available. Check out www.rpginc.com/news/index.htm#04…Hannay Reels offers a color catalog of cable reels designed specifically for audio and video applications. Depending on the model, stackable reels have integrated handles and include side panels for XLR and BNC connectors, and stagebox storage trays. Call 877/goreels or visit www.hannay.com…HHB upgrades its 2.6/5.2GB Magneto Optical discs for increased data transfer rates. A new specification ensures that bad sectors are below a maximum percentage and are identified during low-level formatting. Call 310/319-1311 or click on www.hhbusa.com…Antares offers the ATR-1a Intonation Processor, a rackmount version of the ATR-1 pitch correction device with new features, including a Bass Mode, a new front panel design and the ability to control pitch correction via MIDI. The ATR-1a is $849, an upgrade kit is $49.95 (recent ATR-1 customers can upgrade at no charge). Call 831/461-7800 or surf to www.antarestech.com…Soundcraft offers a comprehensive library of information on all of its console products on CD-ROM. The two discs include data sheets, user guides, brochures and images in four formats. Contact Soundcraft at 615/360-0471 or visit www.soundcraft.com…Audio Amateur Inc. offers the sixth edition of The Loudspeaker Cookbook by Vance Dickason (an industry consultant and editor of Voice Coil, the loudspeaker industry monthly). The new edition includes a rewritten chapter on transmission line speakers, a number of new graphs and references. Call 888/924-9465 or visit www.audioXpress.com…ARX Systems of Australia has released its latest CD-ROM catalog of ARX pro audio products, including the SPL range of powered loudspeakers and ZA multichannel amplifiers. Contact the ARX North America office at 818/225-1809 or surf to www.arx.com.au…Mic manufacturer MBHO now offers 11 different types of interchangeable capsules for its modular microphone system. Exchangeable capsules offered are omni and figure-8, and several flavors of cardioid pickup characteristics can be used with the MBNM-603, -680 and -548 mic preamps. Call 718/963-2777 or visit www.mbho.de.






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