Tech: New Products, January 2012

Jan 1, 2012 9:00 AM


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New Sound Reinforcement Products

Yamaha MY8-LAKE
This processing card from Yamaha adds Lake Technology to PM5D, PM5D-RH, M7CL, LS9, DM2000, DM1000, 02R96 and 01V96 digital consoles, as well as DSP5D Expander, DME24N/64N processors and TXn power amplifiers. Features include Mesa EQ, Ideal Graphic EQ, linear-phase crossover and other tuning elements. The card offers up to 8 inputs/8 outputs in Mesa mode (system EQ), 4 inputs/12 outputs in Contour mode (crossover) or a combination of the two. Flexible I/O configuration via the console’s insert points and the card’s AES/EBU connectors, along with the ability to run at 96, 88.2, 48 or 44.1 kHz, makes it easy to integrate Lake Processing into any live sound system. Multiple cards can be used in Yamaha products that support multiple card slots. Lake Controller software installed on a compatible Windows PC allows control of the MY8-LAKE and other Lake devices in the system, while close compatibility with Smaart contributes to efficient speaker system tuning. More than 1,000 speaker presets are accessible. The MY8-LAKE will be available spring 2012 with a target MSRP of $3,200.

Clair Global CF 1090 Fractal Antenna
In the summer of 2010, Clair Global acquired Wireless First. Both the company’s founder, Kevin Sanford, and his chief engineer, Josh Flower, have been working on a new wireless antenna in their shop for several years, along with Dr. Nathan Cohen, founder of Fractal Antenna Systems Inc. Using fractal technologies, whereby self-similar scaling of antenna elements reduces housing size and increases frequency range, the CF 1090 is circular-polarized and orientation insensitive. The CF 1090 is band-optimized for communications, wireless microphones and wireless monitoring systems. At 15x15x2.7 inches and four pounds, the CF 1090 is easy to mount in a multitude of ways. Bandwidth spans 470 to 928 MHz, and half-power beam width measures 90 degrees.

Community VLF Series
New additions to the Community VLF Series of subwoofers include the dual 8-inch VLF208LV, single 15-inch VLF115 and single 18-inch VLF118. The VLF208LV (portable and install) measures 10x21.75x21.75 inches, has a frequency response down to 40 Hz (-3 dB), an operating range to 30 Hz (-10 dB) and 1,000-watt program. The latter two offer powerful bass with a half-space sensitivity of 98 dB. The VLF115 handles 1,500W program (operating range of 25Hz-1kHz), while the VLF118 handles 2,000W program (operating range of 26Hz-1kHz). All three models can be used in portable or install situations.

Future Sonics mg6pro 
Ear Monitors
Future Sonic’s mg6pro 13mm Ear Monitors, celebrating 25 years, now feature the company’s new MG6pro ($900) 13mm proprietary miniature dynamic transducers. The custom-made models are multi-driver and crossover-free, delivering full-range audio for use onstage, in the studio and with personal media players. Features include 18-20k Hz TrueTimbre Response, 32-ohm impedance, 112dB sensitivity and +/-24dB ambient noise rejection. To upgrade to the mg6pro 13mm Dynamics, services are available for $199.

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