Mackie Extends SRM Professional Line with Two New Dual-Woofer Designs


Today Mackie launched two new additions to the SRM family of powered loudspeakers — the SRM750 1600W Dual 15-inch High-Definition Powered Loudspeaker and the SRM2850 1600W Dual 18-inch Powered Subwoofer. Both new models include a 1600-watt amp platform paired with custom transducers housed within professional-grade, internally-braced all-wood cabinets. The new Mackie SRM750 and SRM2850 will […]

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Weekly Wrap-Up: June 6, 2014


Happy Friday, and once again, we have the Weekly Wrap-Up for you. Every Friday we post this past week’s most important news stories in case you missed them or so you can get a second look. As we are getting ready for InfoComm 2014 we posted a preview of THE GAME 5.0 at this year’s […]

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Audinate Announces Dante HC


Audinate has introduced the Dante HC, a high-capacity networked audio solution for commercial AV systems. Dante HC supports up to 512×512 redundant bi-directional uncompressed audio channels on a single Xilinx FPGA. Dante is an audio-over-IP networking solution offering what the company calls “virtually perfect synchronization, ultra-low deterministic latency and plug-and-play configuration management.” Dante’s real-time streaming […]

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Chief Adds Height Extenders for Select Fusion Video Wall Mounts


Chief has designed new height extender accessories to allow higher sight-lines on all Fusion bolt-down video wall mounts. “Almost immediately after we released the bolt-down video wall mounts, we were getting requests from customers for the option to raise the height of the walls,” said Kathryn Gaskell, product manager. “These accessories will meet that demand […]

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JBL’s CBT 70J-1 Column Loudspeaker, CBT 70JE-1 Extension Box Earn THX Approval


HARMAN’s JBL Professional announced this week  that its CBT 70J-1 column loudspeaker and CBT 70JE-1 extension box are now THX approved, allowing the inclusion of the CBT 70J-1 loudspeakers in THX-certified theaters. The CBT 70J-1 is a high-power, two-way line array system consisting of 16 high-frequency drivers and four high-power low-frequency drivers, all in a […]

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Brick & Bullet Wants to Bring Affordable AVB Audio to the Connected Home


A Kickstarter campaign has been launched by, a company founded by CE veteran John Gildred, formerly of Pioneer, in order to bring to market the Brick & Bullet — what the company describes as a “low-cost Ethernet AVB switch and 24/96 live audio adapter.” The company’s goal is to bring affordable, high resolution audio, […]

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Weekly Wrap-Up: May 23, 2014


It’s Friday once again. That means it’s the weekend and also time for the Weekly Wrap-Up. Every week, we give you the top five or so stories from the week that you can’t miss or stories we think deserve a second look. This week’s news includes the Harman acquisition of AMX and a Rants and […]

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Adamson To Debut E219 Subwoofer At Infocomm


Adamson will debut the new E219 subwoofer at InfoComm as part of the Energia family, which includes the E15, E12 and E218. The E219 is loaded with two lightweight, long excursion 19” SD19 Kevlar Neodymium drivers utilizing Adamson’s so-called Advanced Cone Architecture. The drivers use dual 5″ voice coils for power handling, and are mounted […]

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Harman Buys AMX


In a surprise move, today Harman announced that it will acquire control company AMX for $365 million, pending regulatory approvals. AMX was previously owned by The Duchossois Group, a privately held investment firm. HARMAN already owns many well-known AV brands, including JBL, Crown, dbx and others, though most were primarily focused on audio. The purchase […]

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Free PreSonus SL Room Control is Designed for StudioLive AI-series Loudspeakers


PreSonus’ free SL Room Control is system-control and performance-monitoring software for StudioLive AI Active Integration loudspeakers. The software runs under Mac OS X 10.7 and later, Windows 7 or 8, and iOS 7 and will later run on Apple iPad 2 or later. Tightly integrated with StudioLive AI-series speakers, PreSonus says that its SL Room […]

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HARMAN’s Crown Intros DCi Network Display Amplifiers With Front Panel Display and AVB


HARMAN’s Crown Audio is expanding its DriveCore Install (DCi) Series amplifier range with the introduction of its DCi Network Display 8|600ND and 4|1250ND power amplifiers. These amplifiers feature front-panel status displays and AVB (Audio Video Bridging) connectivity. The new eight- and four-channel DCi Network Display amplifiers will actually be the first professional audio amplifier to […]

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Revolabs Ships Executive Elite Wireless Microphone Systems


Revolabs is now shipping its Executive Elite four- and eight-channel wireless microphone systems that use a new distributed architecture. Featuring AES-256 encryption with dynamic key updates every three minutes, Revolabs’ Executive Elite includes all connections types: AVB, analog and USB. And the system’s distributed architecture allows the remote antenna receiver and base units to connect […]

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GLP’s Scenex Lighting Now Has iPad-based Wireless DMX System


GLP US’s Scenex Lighting brand has announced the launch of AirDMX wireless DMX application that runs via an Apple iPad. The hardware for AirDMX consists of a single compact wireless DMX receiver that is mounted by the receiving fixtures. The iPad can then connect over a standard Wi-Fi connection to the wireless receiver for full […]

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Harbinger Introduces New VâRi Series Powered Loudspeakers


Harbinger Pro Audio has debuted the VâRi Series of portable powered loudspeakers that includes two models to meet a wide range of users and applications, from bands and musical performance to DJs, karaoke and presentations. The V2115 is a 15-inch, two-way loudspeaker system that packs 600 watts of power with Class-D amplification. The V2112 offers […]

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Mackie Thump Series Now Shipping


Mackie is now shipping its Thump Series Powered Loudspeakers spec’d at 1000 watts of power. The Thump12 and Thump15 improve upon the low end original Thump loved by DJs and musicians, while the new Thump18S subwoofer is for for improving low end in a PA system. Thump features include crossovers, transducer time alignment and a […]

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AFlex5D Launches 40-Series Processors with Edge Blending and 3D


Aflex5D is introducing the 40-Series of stacking processors with edge blending and 3D capabilities. This allows integrators to combine high-brightness projectors in order to create a video wall or seamless “side-by-side” imagine. The AF5D-40 and AF5D-41 processors stacks and blends projectors using the company’s Q-Stack technology, which Aflex5D says eliminates the need for cameras or […]

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Analog Way Adds 4K to LiveCore Series of AV Switchers


Analog Way is adding 4K resolution to its LiveCore series of AV switchers and will debut at InfoComm next month the Ascender 48-4K. Analog Way will add to the LiveCore series two new connectors: HDMI 1.4b and DVI 4K. Three HDMI 4K inputs and two DVI 4K outputs will be available on the SmartMatriX Ultra, […]

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Extron Ships Two Channel Balanced and Unbalanced Audio Converter


Extron’s BUC 202 is now shipping. The two-channel audio converter and audio line driver features two balanced or unbalanced inputs and outputs, both on captive screw connectors. The BUC 202 provides two independent channels of signal matching between unbalanced and balanced audio equipment. Two rotary switches provide trim adjustment from -21 to +21 dB in […]

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NUGEN Audio’s Visualizer Adds New Interface, AAX 64 Bit and VST3 Support


NUGEN Audio just released a significant update of its Visualizer audio analysis suite designed for high-end music production. The update adds support for the Avid AAX 64-bit format for both PC and Mac, as well as the VST3 standard for digital audio plug-ins. Visualizer provides audio analysis for recording, mixing, and mastering in a single […]

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Delta Displays Intros New Cost-Effective LED Displays


Delta Products Corp. has announced a new line of budget-friendly LED products. The new X Series consists of 13 indoor models and nine outdoor models including 4mm, 6mm, 8mm and 10mm indoor SMD LED displays and 6mm, 8mm, 10mm and 16mm outdoor SMD LED displays. Delta says the indoor X Series LED displays deliver excellent image […]

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AJA Video Systems Intros Io 4K for Thunderbolt 2


Io 4K from AJA Video Systems is capture and output hardware that offers professional video and audio connectivity with support for the latest 4K and UltraHD devices and High Frame Rate workflows. The power of Thunderbolt 2 enables Io 4K to handle a wide range of formats from SD to HD, UHD and full 4K […]

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ElektraLite Intros Three New Professional LED Products


ElektraLite has launched three new LED light products for live events: the 1018-AI, the eyeBall Outdoor and LightStream. The new 1018-AI is an improved version of ElektraLite’s 1018 QUAD LED stage light that adds two colors — amber and indigo. Featuring 18 12-watt, six-in-one LEDs (RGBAWI), the new color additions and optics allow the 1018-AI […]

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Audinate Sets AV Networking World Conference Date at InfoComm 2014


AV Networking World is a free, all-day conference put on by Audinate, providing the latest information about the real world use cases of converged AV and IT networks. AVNW is co-sponsored by the leading pro audio OEMs and will take place June 17 at the Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel next to the Las Vegas Convention […]

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NEC NC1100L: Compact Laser Projector for Cinema


NEC Display announced the availability of “the world’s first fully integrated compact DCI-compliant digital cinema projector using laser light source.” Designed for screens up to 11 meters, the NEC NC1100L is for use in venues such as cinemas and art houses, as well as public buildings, theaters and universities. And, like most other laser-based light […]

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Liberty AV Adds 4K Compatible HDMI Matrix Switch


Liberty AV Solutions is now shipping the DigitaLinx four-input, four-output HDMI matrix, DL-HDM44. The new DL-HDM44 features four HDMI inputs and four HDMI outputs, which supports Deep Color, full 3D and 4K video, and up to 7.1 multichannel audio to be routed to any output. The DL-HDM44 can be controlled via front panel buttons, front […]

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PixelFLEX Intros FLEXLite LED Screen, a Cost-Effective Solutions for Permanent Installs and Small Events


LED screen manufacturer PixelFLEX has introduced the FLEXLite LED screen. Available in both indoor and outdoor options, FLEXLite was designed for clients that need an economical solution for permanent installations and lightweight event screens. The indoor version comes in pitches of 3.0, 5.2, 6.9 and 7.8 mm and is designed for tradeshows, other events and […]

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Eighteen Sound Adds XG10 Line Array Waveguide


Eighteen Sound announced the release of the XG10 line source waveguide with a 1-inch throat entry. The company says that the XG10 has a transmission line acoustic design that minimizes internal reflections and acoustic loss, while the throat shape has been optimized for lowering air distortion. The waveguide has been optimized to provide a 10o […]

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