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Articles Tagged Road Test

  • Tuesday, October 09, 2012
    Tim Weaver 10/09/12 05:24 PM,
    To me, the true measure of any wireless system is sound quality. Features are nice, but can I tell if what I’m hearing is wired or wireless? Based upon the use of the Lectrosonics Venue wireless microphone receiver and companion transmitters on numerous live gigs over the course of an evaluation process that has lasted about three weeks, I can confidently state that this is a family of products that really pushes the limits of wireless sound quality. The Venue… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureProductReviewMicrophoneSound ReinforcementSystemWireless

  • Thursday, September 06, 2012
    road test
    Gary Parks 09/06/12 04:10 PM,
    Along with a “greenie” screwdriver, needle nose pliers, and polarity checker, a new tool from Kaltman Creations is ideal to have in an audio production kit. The Invisible Waves RF-id SOLO immediately and accurately determines the frequency of virtually any wireless transmitter, saving the time and hassle of numerous measurements when you have a group of wireless equipment that needs to work together. The compact handheld unit instantly reads both analog and digital wireless single-carrier frequencies, from 50 MHz to… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogProductReviewMeasurementSignalSound ReinforcementSystemWireless

  • Tuesday, July 31, 2012
    Craig Leerman 07/31/12 05:24 PM,
    The Radial Engineering ProD8 is an 8-channel, rack-mountable passive direct box that is optimized for use with keyboards, but it has many other uses at gigs as well. The eight channels can each be used with mono sources, or with stereo sources that it can merge to mono. The unit also offers loop-through routing capabilities, as well as an effects loop on every channel. Like all Radial units I’ve worked with over the years, the ProD8 is very well built.… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureProductReviewAnalogInterconnectSound Reinforcement

  • Friday, April 13, 2012
    roland systems group
    Craig Leerman 04/13/12 09:52 AM,
    The M-480 digital console is a primary component in the steadily expanding V-Mixing system family from Roland Systems Group that also includes other console models, as well as digital snakes, personal mixers, protocol interfaces and the new R-1000 multi-track digital recorder. The M-480 is the largest console in the series (other models include the 400, 380 and 300), offering 48 mixing channels plus 6 stereo returns (for a total of 60 channels), left/center/right outputs, 16 aux buses and 8 matrices.… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogPollProductConsolesDigitalInterconnectMixerNetworkingSignalSound Reinforcement

  • Tuesday, January 24, 2012
    Craig Leerman 01/24/12 11:15 AM,
    Alto Professional recently sent me a pair of TS115A loudspeakers to check out, and they turned out to be a gig saver - but more on that in a bit. Let’s look at the specs first. Part of the company’s TRUESONIC Series, the TS115A is a 2-way self-powered model that utilizes a 15-in woofer for the lows and a 1-in neodymium compression driver for the highs. The injection molded cabinet measures 26.8 (h) x 16.9 (w) x 15.2 (d) inches… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogRoad TestPollProductLoudspeakerSubwoofer

  • Tuesday, January 10, 2012
    road test
    Craig Leerman 01/10/12 08:17 AM,
    The Danley Sound Labs SM-60F is a passive, full-range loudspeaker that utilizes Tom Danley’s Synergy Horn concept, where multiple drivers covering different frequency ranges all play into a single horn. It’s loaded with 2 x 8-inch woofers and a 1 x 5-inch mid/high coaxial driver. Dispersion is 60 x 60 degrees. The Danley TH-Mini is a compact subwoofer that uses a single 12-inch driver in a tapped horn configuration. At only 24 x 15 x 22 .5 inches and 76… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureNewsBlogRoad TestPollProductLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • Wednesday, October 06, 2010
    line 6 digital wireless
    Craig Leerman 10/06/10 10:25 AM, 0 Comments
    Recently, Don Boomer from Line 6 was kind enough to send over a few wireless units to the Road Test. I received a pair of handheld mics, and a pair of lavalier mics. First, a bit about the systems. They work on the 2.4 GHz band, so they can be used all over the world. The systems have 12 channels to pick from, but in some instances, more than 12 can be used in the same building. I’ll expand a… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogRoad TestPollDigitalMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementSystemWirelessAudio

  • Friday, September 17, 2010
    Dan Johnson 09/17/10 08:20 AM, 1 Comment
    I was quite happy to have the chance to be the first road tester for the Encore 100 and Encore 200 microphones from Blue Microphones. Blue is better known for their recording mics and special application mics and now they have entered into the realm of mics for live use with the Encore series. I received one Encore 100 and two of the Encore 200 for this road test. Both are dynamic vocal mics with a cardioid pattern. The Encore… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogRoad TestOpinionPollMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

  • Monday, November 09, 2009
    Mark Frink 11/09/09 03:28 PM, 0 Comments
    Ten years ago, in the process of putting seven active direct boxes (DIs) - including the original Radial JDV - to a critical measurement and listening test, I discovered what has gone on to become an industry standard, Radial’s JDI. passive DI. You know, the green one with a genuine Jensen transformer inside. Now there’s another classic passive direct box, the Switchcraft SC800. Over the years, Jensen transformers have established themselves as a reference benchmark. Other manufactured Jensen DIs include… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundBlogRoad TestProductReviewAnalogInterconnectSignalSound ReinforcementStageAudio

  • Friday, April 18, 2008
    APB Dynasonics ProRack Monitor M1016
    Bennett Prescott 04/18/08 03:11 PM, 1 Comment
    It’s always nice to come home to a present, and the upstanding folks at APB Dynasonics saw fit to let me demo one of their brand new ProRack Monitor model M1016 mixers for my birthday! I’ve literally just opened the box today and taken some photos, but I’ll have plenty of use for it coming up, and of course anyone else who’d like to take a spin is welcome to borrow it. Yes, that means these are now shipping and… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundBlogRoad TestOpinionSlideshowMixer

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