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  • Friday, January 15, 2016
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    PSW Staff 01/15/16 07:30 AM,
    LynTec announces that Martin Dornfeld has joined the company as its new national sales manager. In this position, Dornfeld will work directly with new and existing LynTec customers to ensure the best possible power distribution and control solution for any installation. “As a result of the rapid growth the company experienced in the past year — with its move into a new and larger facility and the promotion of Dan Nguyen to vice president of engineering — it was essential… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVBusinessManufacturerPower

  • Thursday, January 14, 2016
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    Bruce Bartlett 01/14/16 04:12 PM,
    Besides sound quality, there really isn’t much to think about when it comes to microphones, right? Well, guess again! Like all elements of a sound system, mics present their own unique set of special problems. Fortunately, a lot of these problems are relatively simple to solve. It’s just a matter of identification and appropriate action. For example, most mic handles include a set-screw near the connector, with many models using this screw to ground the mic handle. If the handle… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAVMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 01/14/16 01:36 PM,
    DPA Microphones expands its line of d:vote instrument microphones with the addition of three new mount options — a clamp mount, a microphone stand mount and an accordion clip. The d:vote line allows one microphone to be utilized across various classifications of instruments, with a simple switch of the mount. The complete d:vote product line will be on display at the 2016 NAMM Show (Hall A, Booth 6013). DPA will also feature microphone demonstrations at its booth throughout the show,… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsProductAVManufacturerMicrophone

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    PSW Staff 01/14/16 12:48 PM,
    d&b audiotechnik introduces the B22: a multipurpose omnidirectional subwoofer. The B22-SUB houses two 18-inch neodymium drivers in a bandpass horn design producing high Sound Pressure Levels and an extended frequency response. The B22 is a new take on an old friend: the d&b audiotechnik B2-SUB. After over twenty years of service, it’s time for an update. Intended for ground stacked applications, the omnidirectional B22-SUB promises increased performance, a modern appearance and improved internal cabinet bracing. The B22-SUB is the largest… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsProductAVLoudspeakerManufacturerSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

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    PSW Staff 01/14/16 12:19 PM,
    Switchcraft has added an inline, phantom powered, Bluetooth audio receiver to their line of AudioStix products. This new 318BT allows instant introduction of wireless audio to your system with no software, cables or batteries needed.  The 318BT is a small, wireless audio receiver that utilizes the 4.0 Bluetooth technology to stream audio from any Bluetooth enabled device.  The AudioStix is powered by phantom power. If phantom power is not available the 318BT is equipped with an Aux 5V, Micro USB… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsProductAVInterconnectManufacturerProcessorSound ReinforcementWireless

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    PSW Staff 01/14/16 12:07 PM,
    The OCA Alliance is exhibiting for the first time at ISE, immediately following the standardization of Open Control Architecture (OCA) by the Audio Engineering Society as AES70. The OCA Alliance is exhibiting in Hall 7, Booth F221 and showing the latest developments in standardizing control architectures and interoperability for professional media IP networking devices and systems. The OCA Alliance booth will be staffed by alliance members from multiple manufacturers and media network experts, who will be available to discuss the… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVBusinessDigitalManufacturer

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    Rob Gault 01/14/16 12:03 PM,
    What makes a moving-coil loudspeaker tick? What are some of the major variations in loudspeaker motors? As I discussed here, a wire carrying an electric current in a magnetic field will experience a force. The maximum force for a given current and magnetic field will occur when the current is flowing perpendicular to the magnetic field. In a moving coil loudspeaker, a coil of wire is immersed in an air gap in a magnetic circuit. The magnetic field is “radially”… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureStudy HallAVLoudspeakerSubwoofer

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    PSW Staff 01/14/16 11:10 AM,
    Hosa Technology introduces two new series of power cords, designed specifically for gear outfitted with Neutrik powerCON connectors. When properly installed, these connectors forge a secure connection that prevents accidental disconnects due to tripping over cables or bumping of equipment. PWN-200 Series Power Cords are designed to carry power from a normal wall outlet to a powerCON-equipped device. For those using power distribution boxes equipped with powerCON outputs, PCN-200 Series Power Cords feature powerCON connectors at both ends and are… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsProductAVPowerStage

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    PSW Staff 01/14/16 09:30 AM,
    CCI Solutions welcomes Laura Lawrence to the company as marketing director. Laura’s experience will help to strategically align the company’s presence both as an online retailer as well as in the systems integration arena. Lawrence’s extensive marketing knowledge has spanned a number of industries over the past 19 years. Prior to joining CCI Solutions Lawrence ran her own full service marketing agency and worked for national retailer, Full Compass, as their marketing manager. Lawrence studied at UW-Whitewater where she earned… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVBusiness

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    PSW Staff 01/14/16 09:16 AM,
    ARX Systems has released an update of their MSX32 8 in, 32 out Active Microphone/Line Splitter. ARX’s managing director Colin Park outlined the upgrade specifics. “Since its initial release the MSX32 has found widespread use wherever flexible, ultra low noise Audio splitting and distribution is required.” After consultation with users worldwide the MSX32 has been upgraded with new features including front panel switchable Gain of 0 - 10 - 20 - 30 - 40dB, isolation transformers as standard on front… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsProductAVInterconnectSound ReinforcementStudio



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