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  • 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 post
    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 post
    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 post
    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 post
    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 post
    Filed in: Live SoundBlogRoad TestProductReviewAnalogInterconnectSignalSound ReinforcementStageAudio

  • Monday, August 17, 2009
    PSW Staff 08/17/09 09:28 AM,
    Mackie describes the HD1531 as a “15” High-Definition Powered Loudspeaker System”. Yep, it’s got a 15” woofer, and it’s a three-way system, and it’s powered. Now what’s all this about being “High Definition”? I suppose I could try to explain it, but it might be easier if you just go here (pdf) and get the Mackie explanation. The ordinary every-day non-HD attributes of this powered loudspeaker include 900 watts of power with an 1800 watt peak. Power is divided 700/100/100… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundChurch SoundBlogRoad TestProductConcertDigitalInstallationLoudspeakerPowerProcessorSound ReinforcementStage

  • Wednesday, August 12, 2009
    Bennett Prescott 08/12/09 03:56 PM, 1 Comment
    I’ve been trying to get my ugly mitts on a Soundcraft Vi6 since I first saw one at AES two years ago. Tom Der had one to spare this summer and shipped it down to Asbury Park, NJ where Jason Dermer’s company, TSL, will be putting it through its paces. Since I do a lot of work with Jason, I got assigned the duty of figuring out how the brightly lit control surface works, getting it set up, mixing the… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundBlogRoad TestConcertConsolesDigitalSound ReinforcementAudio

  • 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 post
    Filed in: Live SoundBlogRoad TestOpinionSlideshowMixer

  • Wednesday, May 09, 2007
    tc electronic M350 processor
    Andy Peters 05/09/07 12:04 PM, 2 Comments
    The friendly guy in the brown truck dropped off some packages last Friday, one of which was a TC M350, which is positioned by TC as their lowest-end digital effects device (list price $249). It’s a “dual engine” device, with one engine dedicated to non-reverb effects (like delay, flanging, chorus, phaser, tremolo and compression) and the second dedicated to reverb. It has two inputs, two outputs (all balanced, BTW), as well as S/PDIF digital I/O. It has a MIDI port… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundBlogRoad TestOpinionProcessor

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