Road-Worthy Gear: New Sound Reinforcement Products, July 2009

Jul 1, 2009 12:00 PM


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Astatic 1600VP Variable Pattern Mic

Designed for recording or live sound applications, the 1600VP from Astatic Commercial Audio Products is the first continuously variable-pattern condenser hanging microphone system featuring remote polar control over standard mic cable (2,000 feet max.). Features include an antirotational cable mount, a 40-20k Hz response, and VPC-1 control box with fingertip access to pickup patterns and selectable 80Hz low-cut filter. Up to six VPC-1s can be mounted in a single-rack unit.

Technomad High-Q Berlin Versions

Technomad expands its line of waterproof, full-range, two-way speakers with new narrow-dispersion models: the Berlin 60|40 and Berlin 90|40. Designed to provide high-Q (long-throw), 60×40- or 90×40-degree constant-directivity coverage, these 33×20.6×10.5-inch unpowered enclosures have a 2-inch compression driver and 15-inch woofer for 50-18k Hz (±2dB) response, 500-watt power handling and high efficiency (102dB, 1w/1m). Options include 14 color choices, 70-volt internal transformer, PolarFocus™ rigging/arraying, subwoofers and wide-beam versions.

Shure Super 55 Deluxe Vocal Mic

Now, 70 years after the original Unidyne, Shure beefs up the classic 55SH vocal mic. The new Super 55 Deluxe features a high-output, Neodymium supercardioid capsule for higher gain-before-feedback; a robust internal shock-mount (to reduce stage/handling noise); and a vibrant blue windscreen — within that familiar triple-chromed body. The Super 55 Deluxe is now shipping at an MSRP of $300 and carries a two-year limited warranty. The current 55SH Series II model will continue to be available.

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