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  • Monday, August 25, 2014
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    PSW Staff 08/25/14 12:11 PM,
    Symetrix announced today that it has appointed Pro AVLS to serve as sales representative for Latin America and the Caribbean. Based in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and with an office in Margarita Island, Venezuela, PRO AVLS will use its expertise spanning more than 20 years to spearhead sales for products including Jupiter, the line of fixed-architecture standalone DSPs, and SymNet, the range of open-architecture Dante scalable DSPs. “As Symetrix continues to grow globally, one of the next steps in this… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsReviewDigitalInstallationManufacturerNetworkingProcessor

  • Monday, June 16, 2014
    tda
    PSW Staff 06/16/14 12:55 PM,
    A top touring company in the U.S. is currently evaluating TDA (Time Domain Analysis), the first of its kind loudspeaker analysis software that provides access to loudspeaker and sound reinforcement system parameters that have been unobtainable—until now. And we’ll soon be presenting the touring company’s report on this new tool here as a Road Test review. In the meantime, more about TDA software: Proprietary technology and new time domain analysis algorithms means that a sweep can be done in a… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureReviewEngineerLoudspeakerMeasurementRemoteSoftwareSound ReinforcementSystem

  • Monday, May 05, 2014
    rational acoustics
    Craig Leerman 05/05/14 07:50 AM,
    If you need a class compliant sound pressure level (SPL) monitoring and logging system or just want a great way to keep track of SPL at gigs—keep reading. SG Audio of Denmark has developed an SPL measurement system called 10EaZy, and the folks at their exclusive U.S. distributor, Rational Acoustics, were “Smaart” enough (see what I did there) to send me a system for review.  SG Audio offers measurement systems designed to meet the needs of those who require IEC/ANSI… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogProductReviewDigitalInterconnectMeasurementMicrophoneSignalSoftwareSound Reinforcement

  • Friday, October 11, 2013
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    Daniel Abelson 10/11/13 10:49 AM,
    I don’t typically write about products, mostly because I’m more interested in the human element in sound reinforcement. To me, gear is the lesser part of the equation. Seventy percent of great sound is your contribution; the accumulated skill and experience of the show’s engineers and crew. Manufacturers create great tools for our industry, but I’m convinced that talented, experienced personnel using average gear will deliver consistently better results than average crews using the finest equipment available. However, I do… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogProductReviewConcertDigitalInterconnectProcessorSignalStage

  • Monday, September 09, 2013
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    Craig Leerman 09/09/13 02:08 PM,
    The Radial Engineering PZ-DI active direct box provides several features that come in very handy if you work with piezo-equipped instruments, and it can also be used in any application where a quality DI is needed. The PZ-DI incorporates a proprietary analog circuit with low-noise FET op-amp, and has a stated frequency response is 20 Hz to 20 kHz with total harmonic distortion less than 0.02 percent. The enclosure has the standard “book-end” shape found with most Radial DI boxes,… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogReviewInterconnectSignalSound ReinforcementStudio

  • Tuesday, August 06, 2013
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    Craig Leerman 08/06/13 12:53 PM,
    The recently introduced Cerwin-Vega! P-Series is comprised (so far) of two boxes, the P1500X full-range powered loudspeaker and the P1800SX powered subwoofer. The two can be utilized separately or together, and are designed for portable and installed applications. The P1500X is a 2-way, bi-amped loudspeaker in a bass-reflex enclosure, incorporating a 1.75-inch-diaphragm (1-inch-exit) compression driver joined by a 15-inch woofer. The class D amplifier is rated as delivering 540 watts continuous and 1,500 watts dynamic. Frequency response is stated as… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogProductReviewAmplifierLoudspeakerMixerSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • Thursday, July 11, 2013
    countryman
    Craig Leerman 07/11/13 04:44 PM,
    Countryman is well known for the Type 85 DI box, and I’ve seen more than a few riders where a DI is simply referred to as a “Countryman.” I have several Type 85s in my inventory, and have been looking forward to getting the newer Type 10S to the bench for a listen. An active box, it’s built as ruggedly as the Type 85, with a solid aluminum casing that can stand up to anything a tour or crew can… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogReviewInterconnectProcessorSignalStage

  • Monday, June 10, 2013
    shure
    Craig Leerman 06/10/13 02:00 PM,
    After hearing a lot of great things about the Shure KSM9HS, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on one to try out. It’s a handheld vocal condenser (electret-biased) microphone with dual diaphragms and switchable polar patterns – hypercardioid and subcardioid – that can be selected via a switch located under the removable grill. The KSM9HS includes dual 3/4-in, gold-layered, low-mass Mylar diaphragms, a Class A discrete transformerless preamplifier, advanced suspension shock mount system for the cartridge, a 3-stage grill… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogProductReviewMicrophoneSound Reinforcement

  • Thursday, May 30, 2013
    mackie
    Craig Leerman 05/30/13 01:13 PM,
    The new Mackie DLM loudspeaker series is made up of DLM8 (8-in) and DLM12 (12-in) 2-way models joined by the DLM12S (12-in) subwoofer. Both 2-way models incorporate a Class D amplifier that provides up to 2,000 watts (peak) of acoustic power to a new transducer design that Mackie calls TruSource Technology, optimized by onboard digital processing. TruSource incorporates the woofer with a 1.75-in compression driver in a coaxial configuration. It’s a unique take, using a newly developed single compact common-magnet… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogProductReviewLoudspeakerProcessorSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • Friday, March 15, 2013
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    Gary Parks 03/15/13 03:41 PM,
    Audio-Technica’s first entry into digital wireless was SpectraPulse, a specialized system for secure conferencing applications. Now with the new System 10, A-T has brought digital wireless into a simple format at popular price points. System 10 is not a professional touring wireless microphone system, like the company’s 4000 and 5000 Series, yet it implements some impressive technology in an easy-to-use package. The system sounds good and contains a variety of integral features that solve common wireless performance and coordination problems.… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogProductReviewMicrophoneSignalSystemWireless