New Sound Reinforcement Products

Jun 1, 2007 12:00 PM


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Using the same expansion components as its WMS 400/WMS 4000 products, the IVM 4 system from AKG ( offers an all-in-one pro solution for in-ear monitoring. The IVM 4 set includes the half-rack SST 4 stereo transmitter, an SPR 4 stereo bodypack receiver and a pair of IP 2 earphones. The SST 4 transmitter accommodates up to 14 channels and has an integrated dbx compressor, various equalization presets and in-ear-optimized binaural room simulations for a natural listening experience. The magnesium-case SPR 4 bodypack features Auto-Setup and Environmental Scan features to easily find clean, intermod-free frequencies, as well as an operating time of up to seven hours. Options include several antenna choices.


Hear Technologies (www.hear is now distributing Future Sonics' ( Atrio Series universal-fit earphones for pro monitoring and IEM applications. The new m5 and m8 models bring Future Sonics' audio signature and dynamic driver designs to the market without using armature (hearing aid-type) drivers.


Meyer Sound ( has expanded its UltraSeries with the new UPJunior VariO loudspeaker, bringing the sonic signature, flexible mounting/rigging options and high power-to-size ratio of the company's UPJ-1P to a smaller package. The 28-pound, self-powered, two-way UPJunior VariO is capable of 126dB peak SPLs from its 8-inch neodymium magnet woofer and 0.75-inch exit/2-inch-diaphragm HF compression driver, providing a frequency response of 65 to 20k Hz.


Available in three models — the CV-900 ($499), CV-1800 ($679) and CV-2800 ($899) — the new CV Series power amps from Cerwin-Vega ( are two-rackspace amplifiers that support stereo and bridged-mono operation. Features include a highly efficient tunnel-cooling system, 21-position detented level controls, signal and clip indicators, and six-segment LED level meters. The rear panel has combo XLR/TRS inputs, five-way binding post and Speakon outputs, and switches for selecting the onboard limiting or highpass filters.


RHAON (Renkus-Heinz Audio Operations Network) is the new loudspeaker network from Renkus-Heinz ( Available for every R-H powered speaker, RHAON (pronounced “rayon”) provides network control with onboard DSP for crossover, parametric EQ, driver alignment and overdrive protection, along with digital audio distribution, DSP and system monitoring via standard Ethernet hardware. RHAON PC software provides drag-and-drop signal routing/network management. Using the CobraNet standard for digital audio distribution, RHAON allows 64 channels of 24-bit audio at up to 96 kHz.


Distro ($599.99) from Peavey Electronics ( makes delivering energy to multi-amplifier sound reinforcement systems as easy as inserting a plug into a socket. This two-rackspace unit provides up to 100 amps at 120 volts from a NEMA 14-50 plug. By dividing the current into six 15/20-amp services, each with a heavy-duty Edison socket and magnetic circuit breaker, Distro lets users permanently wire their amplifiers and outboard gear while providing plenty of power to run backline and front of house.

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