Tech: New Products, October 2011

Oct 1, 2011 9:00 AM

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NEW SOUND REINFORCEMENT PRODUCTS

K-Array Blueline Series
New from Sennheiser-distributed brand K-Array, the Blueline Series’ debut product is the portable (44 pounds) KB1, an ultra-slim, powered line array system featuring a 12-inch subwoofer and eight 3-inch drivers. The Class-D amplifiers offer a total of 240 watts. By using the K-Array presets or by creating new ones, users can custom-tailor the system. The KB1 also features onboard digital processors and a digital 4-input mixer so users can modify input levels, EQ parameters and add multi-effects; and compress and regulate output channels. Meant to be plug and play for setup, users can also connect a PC via integrated USB connector.

Alto Professional TrueSonic
Now available from Alto Professional, the TrueSonic TS112A ($299) and TS115A ($349) active loudspeakers are available in two-way 12-inch and 15-inch sizes, respectively. Features include 800W of Class-D power and an SPL of 125 dB for the TS112A and 126 dB for the TS115A. Both models are geared toward musicians, bands, DJs, and live sound reinforcement engineers, or for those who own or contract for bars, clubs, schools, gyms or houses of worship.

Outline GTO-DF, iPad App
The Outline GTO-D (Down-Fill) is mechanically compatible with GTO and was designed to provide audio coverage for the first rows of an audience in any type of event where a GTO system is in use. This element uses six loudspeakers: four 8-inch mid-woofers and two 3-inch compression drivers. In addition, its aperture (120 degrees) gradually flares out downward. The company also debuts an iPad app to control its self-powered loudspeaker enclosures. The app provides control of Mini-COM.P.A.S.S. systems and the new iSM Series of stage monitors.

JoeCo BBR64-MADI
Now shipping from JoeCo, this single-rackspace version of the BlackBox recorder is designed for audio acquisition and capturing live performance. Users can capture multichannel audio direct to a USB 2 drive in Broadcast WAV format, without the need for a computer. The BBR64-MADI records and replays up to 64 channels of MADI data. The recorder can capture the full 64 channels at standard sample rates, and also accommodates double sample rate MADI recording of up to 96 kHz. The unit has coaxial and optical MADI connections for interfacing with any MADI-equipped console or other equipment. Additionally, it allows for 56-channel legacy MADI and can record an additional eight channels of analog (balanced line in) for capturing audience reaction or general ambience.






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