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Articles Tagged Compact

  • Wednesday, March 18, 2015
    PSW Staff 03/18/15 09:17 AM,
    One Systems, Inc. has announced the debut of the OPA-5 high performance, ultra-compact coaxial 5.25-inch two-way loudspeaker. “The OPA-5 joins the On Point Audio brand of loudspeakers,” explains Doug MacCallum, president of One Systems. “Although extremely compact, it provides exceptionally high output, making it ideal for discreet, indoor applications.”  Designed to provide superior intelligibility and fidelity for permanent installations, the OPA-5 features a 90-degree conical, high-frequency horn radiation pattern that allows for wide coverage in near field applications. The enclosure… View this story
    Filed in: AVNewsInstallationLoudspeakerManufacturerSound Reinforcement

  • Tuesday, December 23, 2014
    Gary Parks 12/23/14 01:59 PM,
    It’s amazing to take a look at the latest generation of portable loudspeaker systems in terms of how far they’ve progressed. When I was with Electro-Voice as product manager for music systems in the mid-1980s, the concentration was on the design and porting of the cabinets, tweaking the components and passive crossovers for efficiency and uniform frequency response, and protecting high-frequency drivers. A big innovation was using a polyswitch in parallel with a resistor for the latter purpose, nicknamed “the… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogAmplifierDigitalLine ArrayLoudspeakerMixerProcessorSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • Wednesday, October 01, 2014
    PSW Staff 10/01/14 10:41 AM,
    The new Series Protection and 2-Stage compact surge devices from Middle Atlantic Products feature reduced size, rapid response time and comprehensive surge protection. The new Series Protection system is engineered with non-sacrificial and non-degrading protection to ensure system reliability by effectively absorbing surges without contaminating the system ground. It safeguards against both under and over voltage events with automatic recovery that does not require a hard reset after a surge event, minimizing system downtime. The new MOV protected 2-Stage unit… View this story
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  • Thursday, January 30, 2014
    PSW Staff 01/30/14 01:51 PM,
    RCFhas introduced the new ultra-compact Ayra Four to the Ayra range of active nearfield and personal monitors. The Ayra Four follows the same design template as the popular Ayra Five, Ayra Six and Ayra Eight — but in a smaller package. The Ayra series is optimized to deliver the best quality for a variety of applications where a clear and loud sound is required. This also includes personal use for multimedia gaming and as a computer satellite system. Where more… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsProductLoudspeakerMonitoringStudio

  • Friday, January 24, 2014
    PSW Staff 01/24/14 11:20 AM,
    Harman’s Soundcraft has announced an addition to its Si Performer Series digital consoles with the introduction of the Si Performer 1—the most compact Si Performer console to date. The Si Performer 1 features two Option Card slots available for ViSi Connect Expansion cards, 80 inputs to mix, Soundcraft’s patented FaderGlow and Channel Displays for instant mix status, plus the DMX interface and control (which allows simultaneous control of light and sound)…all of which is available in a single 19-inch rackmount… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundProductionNewsProductConsolesDigitalSound ReinforcementStage

  • Tuesday, December 10, 2013
    PSW Staff 12/10/13 02:08 PM,
    Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the MPA 152 Plus, a new quarter rack width, stereo integrated mini power amplifier that delivers 15 watts rms per channel, and provides several performance enhancements over the previous MPA 152. The MPA 152 Plus features a 90 dB signal-to-noise ratio with 0.1% THD+N, offering exceptional performance for speaker systems requiring compact, economical audio amplification. The MPA 152 Plus is an ENERGY STAR qualified amplifier with an Extron exclusive, highly… View this story
    Filed in: AVNewsProductAmplifierInstallationSound Reinforcement

  • Tuesday, November 19, 2013
    PSW Staff 11/19/13 02:37 PM,
    Brigham Young University – Idaho wanted a new sound reinforcement system for its Barrus Auditorium Concert Hall and Taylor Chapel that would provide higher quality audio without being visually intrusive. Barrus auditorium also functions as a chapel and the original sound system lacked clarity and wasn’t up to today’s standards in terms of quality for vocals and instrument reproduction. “The university had authorized us to upgrade but the music department was very concerned about hanging a conventional system in the… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundChurch SoundNewsInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 11/19/13 02:12 PM,
    Sound Devices introduces the 633, a six-input mixer with integrated 10-track recorder. It includes Sound Devices’ proprietary PowerSafe technology and a unique four-way power supply for maximum operational runtime. The 633 has a full complement of I/O designed into a compact, portable device, ideal for over-the-shoulder applications. The powerful 633 mixer/recorder features six inputs, with three high-bandwidth mic/line XLR inputs complete with phantom power, high-pass filter, input limiter and variable pan. Three additional line-level inputs appear on TA3 (mini-XLR) connectors.… View this story
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  • Wednesday, August 28, 2013
    PSW Staff 08/28/13 05:55 AM,
    “Communicating with animals in a circus environment is one of the most important things that happen under the big top,” explains Sirkus Finlandia technical advisor NØrager. “That’s why we paid it so much attention when we considered purchasing a PA system for Sirkus Finlandia.” “I have been with the circus for thirty years. In Finland the circus began to engage with modern lighting about twenty years ago, sound about ten years later,” he continues. “I’ve been looking after the Sirkus… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • Tuesday, August 13, 2013
    PSW Staff 08/13/13 01:24 PM,
    BASSMAXX announces their new SSP215 Profundo Subwoofer , a dual 15-inch loudspeaker powered by a 4000W amplifier with comprehensive onboard DSP. With a low height of only 17.5 inches, this powerful subwoofer can be placed under low stages and ceilings, and in tight corners where larger boxes won’t fit. Its largest dimension is 48 inches wide, which, when turned on end, makes the box an excellent stack platform for getting top boxes above the heads of the audience. The depth… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundChurch SoundNewsProductInstallationLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSubwoofer