Tech: New Products, November 2011

Nov 1, 2011 9:00 AM

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New Sound Reinforcement Products

L-Acoustics ARCS II
Unveiled at this year’s PLASA show, L-Acoustics ARCS II constant-curvature line source uses the company’s Wavefront Sculpture Technology and K1-grade transducers (for a 140dB increased SPL) and is based on a two-way active design. The array can be deployed either horizontally or vertically, with a coverage angle proportional to the number of enclosures in the array. The orientation of the ARCS II enclosures within the array determines asymmetric distribution, allowing the use of a horizontal ARCS II line source either for upward or downward coverage. The LA-RAK touring rack and LA8 amplified controller preset library deliver an advanced and precise drive system for ARCS II. Additional features include the L-DRIVE intelligent two-way transducer protection circuit (peak and RMS limiting) and Array Morphing EQ interface, allowing the engineer to quickly adjust the tonal balance of the system to produce a reference curve or ensure consistency of the system’s sonic signature with multiple arrays of different types and sizes.

Community dSPEC226
Community’s new loudspeaker processor uses a high-speed SHARC DSP and a Xilinx Spartan FGA, and features a 4-input/6-output fixed-chain DPS architecture that includes 2x6 native analog I/Os. Various expansion cards provide two additional analog inputs, two AES-3 dual-channel digital inputs or eight CobraNet I/Os. Users select from a library of Community loudspeakers, and dSPEC will automatically assign factory-recommended lowpass and highpass filters, corrective EQ (including 1,024 points of FIR EQ via CONEQ), protective limiters, phase compensation and more. dSPEC also configures LF and HF outputs with optimal crossover slopes for bi-amplified loudspeaker models.

Bag End Updates TA Series
This range of full-range loudspeakers now features a high-performance, high-frequency E-700 driver, providing an improved HF response with lower distortion at extreme levels. The new systems are compatible with previous Bag End models and are available at the same prices. The updated models include the TA1202, TA2002 and TA6002; these loudspeakers replace the earlier models TA1200, TA2000, and TA6000, respectively.

DPA d:fine Headsets
Available in omnidirectional and directional versions, the new DPA d:fine™ headsets feature earpieces made from a sprung material used to manufacture hearing aids, ensuring comfort and user-adjustability. The mics use a smaller version of the 5mm miniature capsules in the company’s 4066s and 4088s. The new model can be easily switched between omni and directional modes. D:fine is delivered with different-colored cable steer clips, allowing cable runs from in-ear devices to be fixed in the clip. A neck cable clip attaches the cable to the cloth to relieve the cable draw.






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