PRODUCTS FRESH OFF THE TRUCK DiGiCo V2.0 A software upgrade for the company’s S-Series digital consoles that increases the channel count for both the S21 and S31 from 40 to 48 input channels. The free upgrade also gives S-Series users 48 mono/stereo switchable flexi-channels, the equivalent to 46 buses at 96 kHz, with no processing limitations. Additional capabilities include switching functionality for the order of EQ and dynamics modules, stereo width and balance controls added to the input processing view for stereo input channels, a disable master mute function, and more. digico.biz Fulcrum Acoustic CCX1295 A 2-way subcardioid coaxial loudspeaker utilizing proprietary Passive Cardioid Technology combined with Fulcrum’s Temporal Equalization (TQ) technology for high intelligibility and accuracy as well as added LF/HF energy control. It incorporates a 12-inch, 90- x 45-degree horn-loaded woofer and a 3-inch compression driver in a compact enclosure. The first member of the new CCX12 family, it will soon be joined by more 12-inch models offering a variety of horn patterns. fulcrum-acoustic.com QSC CXD-Q & CXD-Qn Eight-channel network processing amplifiers, designed for integration with the company’s Q-SYS platform, equipped with Flexible Amplifier Summing Technology (FAST) that enables combining up to four channels for higher output power. Models are stated as being capable of providing up to 8,000 watts peak and 5,000 watts continuous, with low-Z, 70- or 100-volt direct drive available on all channels. The “Q” models offer eight channels (mic/line input) directly on the rear panel acting as a Q-SYS on-ramp for additional amplification. In contrast, the analog inputs have been removed on the “Qn” models, which helps reduce cost when a purely networked amplifier is needed. Both models include eight bi-directional GPIO connections that can be used for analog or digital inputs or outputs to/from Q-SYS. qsc.com Radial Engineering Cab-Link A passive device that can be used to combine two instrument amplifier/loudspeaker cabinets in either series or parallel configuration. Both cabinets are connected via loudspeaker cables to outputs A and B, with a guide on the top of the unit further clarifying setup. Cab-Link also includes a line out that can be used to feed another amplifier/ loudspeaker or an effects unit, and a dedicated level control provides fine-tuning of this output. radialeng.com beyerdynamic TG 1000 A new version of the digital (24-bit) wireless system, with the dual receiver equipped with a Dante network interface in the form of an RJ45 connector flanked by status LEDs on the back of the single rack-space device. Companion software helps in configuring complex networks. The system has a switching bandwidth of 319 MHz in the UHF range (470 – 789 MHz). Up to six dual receivers can be cascaded without the need for external antenna splitters. Transmitter power is switchable (10 and 50 mW), with stated range of up to 984 feet. An assortment of capsules are available for the TG 1000 handheld transmitter, and lavalier, neck worn and ear hook mics are also available for use with the TG 1000 beltpack transmitter. All transmitters can be synchronized quickly using the FastSync function. beyerdymanic-usa.com Allen & Heath dLive DM0 MixRack A 4RU mix engine housing the company’s XCVI FPGA Core and providing processing power for 128 channels and 64 buses at 96 kHz, with latency of <0.7 ms. Interfacing to audio networks is facilitated by three 128-channel I/O ports, accepting cards for all major audio networking protocols, including Dante and AES67. Also joining the line are a DX Link I/O card and a DX Hub half-rack unit, enabling a dLive mix system to connect up to 48 audio IO devices located up to 100 meters (more than 300 feet) apart. allen-heath.com, americanmusicandsound.com Bose Professional MB210 A compact subwoofer incorporating two 10-inch high-excursion woofers derived from the F1 portable powered sub that are housed in a Baltic birch plywood enclosure. It is stated to provide low-frequency extension down to 37 Hz, and is designed for use with the company’s FreeSpace, Panaray, and RoomMatch Utility loudspeakers. pro.bose.com Soundcraft Si Impact v2.0 A firmware update that expands the capabilities of the Si Impact digital console by delivering up to 80 channels to mix. Users can now combine the 40 mix inputs on the back of the console plus all 32 USB inputs for 72 total channels, and they can add a Mini Stagebox 32i or 16i as additional input sources for up to 64 mic channels. Further, a second MADI option card can be added along with two Mini Stagebox units. This configuration provides up to 96 mic preamps and 136 total inputs. A Dante option card can also be added (64 channels). The firmware update is available as a free download from the company website. soundcraft.com PreSonus StudioLive 16.0.2 USB A 16-channel mixer with an 18 x 16 USB 2.0 interface that works with any Mac or Windows audio software supporting Core Audio or ASIO. There are four aux sends, and adjacent channels as well as aux buses can be stereo linked. A stereo, 31-band graphic EQ serves the main bus. The Fat Channel processing section provides a compressor, limiter, downward expander, and 3-band semi-parametric EQ on every channel, every aux bus, the two onboard effects outputs, and the main bus. There’s also a pair of programmable, stereo, 32-bit floating-point effects processors loaded with reverb and delay presets, assigned to dedicated FX buses. Standard 5-in DIN MIDI in and out provide MIDI control over key parameters. presonus.com Avid VENUE 5.5 A software update for VENUE | S6L mix systems that includes support for the Stage 16 remote I/O box as well as new control surface capabilities. The Stage 16 box provides 16 analog inputs, eight analog outputs, and four digital outputs. Up to four Stage 16 and two Stage 64 boxes can be used simultaneously to support up to 192 analog inputs. VENUE 5.5 also adds a meters view as well as system and troubleshooting buttons on the master touch screen for all three control surface configurations. This provides a continuous view of channel metering across all screens as well as quick access to run system tests, and more, directly from the control surface. The update is available as a free download for S6L users with a valid Avid Advantage Elite Live support contract. avid.com Peavey Electronics PVXp DSP Series Powered loudspeakers incorporating proprietary ADSP (Advanced Digital Signal Processing) technology with adjustable EQ. Cone woofers (12- or 15-inch) in both 2-way models include a compact 50-ounce magnet paired with a 2 3/8-inch voice coil. An RX 14 compression driver housing a 1.4-inch titanium diaphragm feeds an asymmetrical horn utilizing the company’s Quadratic Throat Waveguide technology that aims coverage to a 100- by 50-degree radius (15 degrees upwards and 35 degrees downwards). Both models are stated to be capable of producing 128 dB SPL. Enclosures include an XLR and 1/4-inch TRS combo jack, built-in mic preamp, and ground lift. There’s also a thru output via male XLR and a separate 1/4-inch TRS jack. peavey.com RCF MZ 8060 An 8 x 6 digital audio matrix (eight mic/line inputs, six outputs) built on a 40-bit floating point DSP platform that provides parametric equalizers, compressors, gates, limiters, delays, duckers, priorities, and two independent auto-mixer algorithms. The unit can receive 10 logic inputs (GPI) and send six logic outputs (GPO), and this capability is configurable. Two of the outputs are operated by a relay. A serial port can be set to control the unit from a third-party system, and dual units can also be linked (in master-slave configuration) to create a 16-input x 12-output matrix. A slot on the rear panel allows the integration of an optional module to access the unit through the RCF RDNet control network. rcf-usa.com
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