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  • Friday, January 20, 2012
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    PSW Staff 01/20/12 11:41 AM,
    Yamaha has announced the DXR Series of active loudspeakers. The four full-range models—the DXR8, DXR10, DXR12 and DXR15—deliver exceptional sound pressure levels and high-definition sound in a more compact, versatile design. High-efficiency 1100W Class-D amplifiers and Yamaha-mastered DSP, combined with an intelligent onboard mixer with flexible IN/OUT connectivity, a very functional enclosure design, makes the DXR Series ideal for front-of-house, floor-monitoring, rigged applications, and a multitude of commercial applications. The DXR is quite advanced in that it features a three-channel… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSubwooferAudio

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    PSW Staff 01/20/12 08:03 AM,
    Soundcraft’s popular small-format digital console Si Compact has received a major upgrade with the V2 software release. The new free upgrade provides more than 23 major new features, updates and enhancements; the first welcome addition being eight additional DSP channels expanding the Si Compact 16 and Si Compact 24 to 32 and 40 inputs to mix, respectively. Of particular note is the new user configurable fader layers allowing input channels to be reassigned anywhere on either input layer and any… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConsolesDigitalManufacturerSound Reinforcement

  • Thursday, January 19, 2012
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    PSW Staff 01/19/12 03:21 PM,
    In designing a distributed audio system for Monterey, CA event venue, Perry House, balancing the needs of the venue’s guests against the expectations of their neighbors was key to the choice of Tannoy and Lab.gruppen products. “They wanted reliability and high quality, but they needed it to sound very clear, even at low volumes, especially outside,” explains Kurt Yeager, owner/president of Monterey’s StreamLife Home Technologies. Purchased and renovated by Jim and Cheryl Cox’ of Events by Classic in 2010, Perry… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollInstallationLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementAudio

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    PSW Staff 01/19/12 12:01 PM,
    Aviom is pleased to announce a series of Pro16® Personal Mixing Systems, debuting at the 2012 NAMM Show, Booth 6720, Hall A. These systems feature the perfect mix of gear that most performers or groups require on stage or in the studio. Now available are the MIX1, MIX4, MIX6, MIX6Y, MIXSP, and MIXMZ systems. The MIX1 One-Mix Personal Mixing System features one A-16II Personal Mixer, one AN-16/i Input Module and one MT-1 Mic Stand Mount. Users can connect the AN-16/i… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertMonitoringStageAudio

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    PSW Staff 01/19/12 11:15 AM,
    JBL Professional today announced the introduction of the VTX Line Array Series designed for portable and fixed-venue system operators. The first product from the VTX Line Array Series is the VTX V25—a full-size, 3-way, high-directivity line array element. The VTX V25 features two 2000W, 15-inch Differential Drive woofers mounted in die-cast aluminum baffles, with four 8-inch Differential Drive mid-range transducers and three of the revolutionary new D2 Dual-Diaphragm Dual-Voice-Coil Compression Drivers mounted on a 3rd generation waveguide and patented RBI… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 01/19/12 11:03 AM,
    Until today, MADI connectivity on your desktop or laptop required a format such as PCI or ExpressCard. This involves an inconvenient and time consuming set up operation on a desktop, while it is increasingly difficult to find a laptop with the necessary slot.DiGiCo Solutions’ UB MADI eliminates this frustration. Launched at the 2012 NAMM show in Anaheim, California, UB MADI allows any computer to instantly connect to MADI via the most standard connector of all, USB 2.0. In fact, over… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollConsolesDigitalManufacturerSound Reinforcement

  • Wednesday, January 18, 2012
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    PSW Staff 01/18/12 10:44 PM,
    Electro-Voice launched the ZXA1-Sub at NAMM 2012 – the matching subwoofer for its best-selling ZXA1 compact self-powered loudspeaker. The ZXA1-Sub is designed to provide the ultimate combination of portability, performance, and power in a lightweight, stylish, small-format package. Though equipped with a heavy-duty EV-engineered 12” woofer, a state-of-the-art 700-W amplifier, a durable 15-mm wood enclosure, and a maximum SPL rating of 126 dB, the ZXA1-Sub weighs-in at just 46 lbs and sports a trim 15.75” x 17.5” x 18” profile.… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertSound ReinforcementSubwooferAudio

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    PSW Staff 01/18/12 09:01 AM, 1 Comment
    Just in time for the 2012 NAMM Show, Behringer unveils three small format premium mixers that directly interface with the ever-popular iPad. Drawing on the power of the most ubiquitous mobile digital device, the XENYX iX Series mixers are designed to handle live performance and provide state-of-the-art tools to create professional recordings. Users can also sync performances to video by utilizing the iPad‘s video out capability. The new XENYX iX Series, which include the XENYX iX3242USB, iX2442USB and iX1642USB, feature… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollDigitalMixerStageStudio

  • Monday, January 16, 2012
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    PSW Staff 01/16/12 05:47 PM,
    Panamax/Furman has named Joe Manning of International Sales as its new manufacturer’s representative for the Asia-Pacific region. Under the agreement, Manning will help Panamax/Furman expand its presence in the Asia-Pacific market by establishing distribution networks and managing sustained growth for the company’s consumer and pro A/V lines of power and energy management solutions. Manning founded International Sales in 1993 to provide a bridge between U.S. manufacturers and professional distributors and dealers around the world. For the last 18 years, the… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollAVBusinessManufacturerPowerAudio

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    PSW Staff 01/16/12 04:41 PM,
    Audio-Technica (at the NAMM 2012 Show in booth 6740)  is marking “50 Years of Passionate Listening” with its yearlong 50th Anniversary Celebration in 2012, including several limited edition commemorative products, special events and promotions for customers, such as the chance to win Audio-Technica 50th Anniversary Limited Edition products. From its early beginnings as a manufacturer of phonograph cartridges, Audio-Technica has expanded over the years to become a leading innovator in the design of microphones, wireless microphone systems, headphones, turntables, phono… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollAVBusinessManufacturerMicrophoneWirelessAudio