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TASCAM M-164UF analog mixer

TASCAM introduced its slick, miniature M-164UF analog mixer, featuring six mic inputs, EQ, and built-in meter bridge plus digital reverb, delay and chorus. The sister to the 164, the M-164UF is said to be the first compact mixer with built-in USB 2 to deliver all 16 outputs to a computer for live or studio recording (Mac/PC). Other features include 16-channel mixing, RIAA phono preamp on channels 9-10, sub and main output buses plus two aux sends.

Intended for broadcast applications, Yamaha’s MY8-SDI-D enables the input of HD-SDI embedded audio signals directly to a host Yamaha digital console or DME (Digital Mix Engine). It features one HD-SDI input with one HD-SDI-thru output and can replace the need for conventional converters used to directly feed Yamaha digital mixing products.

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Genelec 1038CF Tri-Amplified Active Monitoring System

Genelec’s new 1038CF Tri-Amplified Active Monitoring System features a slim enclosure (only 9.25 inches deep!), dual long-throw 8-inch woofers, 5-inch midrange and 1-inch dome tweeter. The 1038CF features a limited bass response, with a -2.5 dB point at 57 Hz, as the focus is on mid/high performance.

JBL Professional’s LSR2300 series monitors offer the Linear Spatial Reference criteria of its award-winning LSR6300 and LSR4300 Series in more affordable systems. The new speakers come in 5-inch (LSR2325P) or 8-inch (LSR2328P) versions—plus, there is a matching 10-inch sub to take the system down to 28 Hz (LSR2310SP).

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Studio Technologies StudioComm 76DB/77B Surround Monitoring System

The all-digital StudioComm 76DB/77B Surround Monitoring System from Studio Technologies offers simple, effective monitoring of 5.1 surround and stereo audio material. Comprised of a Model 76DB Central Controller and a Model 77B Control Console, the system is especially well suited for broadcast master control and post-production applications with digital-input loudspeakers.

Sonifex released the Reference Monitor, a single-rackspace audio monitor with Dolby decoding. The RM-4C8-HDE1 can decode a Dolby E or Dolby Digital audio stream, letting users visually monitor eight (or 5.1) audio channels and select any two for listening.

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Beyerdynamic Headzone PRO XT

Beyerdynamic’s Headzone PRO XT is an updated version of the innovative Headzone portable surround sound mixing system. It uses current DSP technology to provide headphone-based 5.1 surround sound reproduction using a patented ultrasonic-headtracking system, which locates the orientation of the listener’s head with respect to the source material and adjusts the audio accordingly.

Roland showed the new RH-PM5 in-ear monitors. These sharp-looking buds are tuned for live stage and studio monitoring and are perfectly matched to use with the new RSS Personal Mixing System featuring M-48 Live Personal Mixers. The in-ears come with different types of ear adapters to fit a variety of ear canals.

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