L-Acoustics Launches Kara II Modular Line Source, Adds Panflex

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L-Acoustics launched a new Kara II modular line source, adding Panflex and giving Kara four-in-one directivity: one box covers any audience geometry. Kara II morphs to fit any design, offering coverage and SPL distribution with a focus in four different directivity patterns: 70° or 110° symmetrical and 90° asymmetrical, steering to either the left or […]

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L-Acoustics Reveals New Flyable Touring Rack

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L-Acoustics announced the new LA-RAK II AVB flyable touring rack Friday, offering twelve channels of amplification in a 9U frame. Contained within are three Milan-certified LA12X amplified controllers, two LS10 AVB switches and power and signal distribution panels that are internally prewired to offer plug-and-play, reliable and redundant networked audio. The presence of two LS10 […]

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Waves Audio Announces FIT Controller for eMotion LV1 Live Mixer

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Waves Audio has announced the Waves FIT Controller for the eMotion LV1 Live Mixer. FIT is a control surface that operation of the eMotion LV1 mixer to live sound engineers who prefer the tactile response of faders, knobs and buttons for console operations. Co-engineered by Waves and MIDI controller manufacturers MIDIPLUS, FIT is the ultimate […]

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Extron Releases FOX3 Series of Fiber Optic Extenders, Matrix Switchers

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Extron has announced the FOX3 Series family of fiber optic extenders and matrix switchers for end-to-end distribution of 4K video, audio, control, USB and 3D sync. This enterprise fiber platform supports HDMI 2.0 data rates up to 18 Gbps. It is HDCP 2.2 compliant for the secure transmission of uncompressed 4K@60Hz (4:4:4) video over two […]

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RME to Launch New 12Mic, AVB Tool and M-1610 Pro at ISE 2020

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RME will launch the new 12Mic, AVB Tool and M-1610 Pro at ISE 2020 next month. The three new audio networking products provide professionals with mic preamps, flexible conversion and recording solutions for AVB and MADI applications that ensure pristine audio. RME’s first microphone preamplifier designed for audio networks, the 12Mic 12-channel digitally controlled mic […]

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Electro-Voice Releases PXM-12MP Stage Monitor for Live Performances, Rental Companies

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The PXM-12MP marks Electro-Voice’s debut in the powered stage monitor market. Designed for live performances and rental companies, PXM-12MP is a rugged loudspeaker that’s acoustically optimized with a two-way stage wedge that features coaxially aligned 12-inch low-frequency and 1.75-inch high-frequency transducers. With a small footprint and a weight of 13.5 kilograms (29.8 pounds), it’s a […]

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Sennheiser to Launch “Link Density Mode” for Its Digital 6000 Wireless Microphone Series

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In the face of an ever-shrinking UHF spectrum available for the program-making and special events (PMSE) sector, Sennheiser is launching a “link density mode” for its Digital 6000 wireless microphone series. “Virtually everywhere the world over, production companies, theaters and touring artists and their engineers have lost more UHF spectrum than can be compensated for,” […]

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Mackie Enters Microphone Market, Intros EleMent Series

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Mackie has now entered into the microphone market introducing their new EleMent Series microphones. The EleMent Series consists of three models: the EM-89D live vocal dynamic, EM-91C large-diaphragm condenser and EM-USB USB condenser microphones. The EM-89D dynamic microphone features a cardioid polar pattern and is primarily designed for stage use but also works for a […]

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Extron DXP HD 4K PLUS Series of HDMI Matrix Switchers

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Extron just launched 16×8 and 16×16 models to the DXP HD 4K PLUS Series of HDMI matrix switchers. They support data rates up to 18 Gbps and video resolutions up to 4K/60 with 4:4:4 color sampling, HDR, Deep Color up to 12-bit, 3D, HD lossless audio formats and CEC. Extron technologies such as EDID Minder […]

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TASCAM Ships Model 12 Audio and Multimedia Production Switcher

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After a year of talking about it, TASCAM is finally shipping the Model 12 desktop-style audio and multimedia production switcher for live performances as well as podcasting and live streaming. The Model 12 has 10 inputs for microphones and instruments with channels one through six featuring combo XLR/1/4-inch inputs utilizing TASCAM’s Ultra-HDDA microphone preamplifiers with […]

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Christie Intros Crimson Series of 3DLP Laser Projectors

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The new Christie Crimson Series of 3DLP laser projectors are specified to deliver 31,500 ISO lumens for the same price as the Crimson 25 models with the same 60Hz processing and Christie BoldColor Technology in a compact, rugged package for rental, staging and fixed installation customers. These projectors offer the same Christie TruLife electronics and […]

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A Worthy New Year’s Resolution

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At the turn of every year, I often think of blogging about the big stories or products of the past year, or the promising products of the coming year. I have never written about my resolution for the new year, as they are often personal and not business- or AV-related. However, this year is different. […]

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The Importance of Language and Communication in Technical Industries (Particularly AV)

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For this article, I wanted to step away from AV and all that fun stuff and talk about a far bigger issue, which is communications. One thing that became very clear to me very quickly when I moved from being a long term “AV guy” to being an end user is that we have some […]

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AmpliVox Upgrades Digital Audio Partner Plus Wireless Portable PA System

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AmpliVox just upgraded its Digital Audio Travel Partner Plus wireless portable PA system, adding a 96-channel wireless receiver; it formerly had 16 channels. The SW925-96 includes a full range of features include: A 96-channel digital wireless receiver that operates in the UHF 514-544 megahertz frequency range. A 250-watt amplifier, delivering clear sound to up to […]

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Mackie Intros CR Series Multimedia Monitors

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Mackie is expanding its CR Series Multimedia Monitors, adding new models and a subwoofer to the line of compact nearfields. New to the CR Series is the CR3-X 3-inch, CR4-X 4-inch, and CR5-X 5-inch, as well as the Bluetooth-enabled CR3-XBT 3-inch, CR4-XBT 4-inch, CR5-XBT 5-inch, and CR8-XBT 8-inch models and finally, the CR8S-XBT Bluetooth-enabled Subwoofer. […]

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Alcons to Debut LR24 Pro-Ribbon Line-Array System at ISE

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The new Alcons LR24 pro-ribbon line-array system will be making its global debut at ISE. The LR24 is a three-way, bi-amped “mid-size” format line-array system with Alcons’ patented pro-ribbon technology for mid and high frequencies and the system features an unusually high dynamic range with a fast impulse response with up-to-90% less distortion. The all-natural […]

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Exploring Your Organizational DNA: Combining Inside and Outside Studies for Effective Results That Pay Real Dividends

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Understanding the complex relationships between the inside perceptions of your organization and its culture and the equally vital external perceptions of those same elements is the key to empowering long-term strategic growth and expansion. If you do not have a good reference for both aspects of this crucial data, it’s impossible to develop a plan […]

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Tripleplay Launches Multiview Multicast Streaming Feature for Its Digital Signage Product

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Tripleplay just launched a new six-way multiview multicast streaming feature for its TripleSign digital signage product ahead of ISE 2020. Six-way Multiview will be available as part of Tripleplay’s Caveman 3.0 software release and will allow end users to simultaneously stream up to six multicast videos on one single endpoint, a game-changer in video delivery […]

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DPA Microphones Adds Color Options to 6000 Series of Subminiature Mics to Better Match Skin Tones

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DPA Microphones is unveiling new color options for its 6000 series of Subminiature Microphones so that they can be more closely matched to the wearer’s skin tone and clothing. At ISE 2020 (Amptec Booth 7-V245), DPA will show its 6066 Subminiature Headset Microphone, in brown, black and beige, and its 6060 and 6061 Lavalier Microphones, […]

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PreSonus Releases Quantum 2626 Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface

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The newest model in PreSonus’ Quantum series of audio interfaces, the Quantum 2626 uses a Thunderbolt 3 bus to achieve a low latency (as low as <1 millisecond), enabling recording and monitoring with up to 24-bit, 192 kilohertz. Converters on every analog input and output provide 115 dB of dynamic range to capture complex musical […]

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Mackie Redesigns Flagship SRM Series of Loudspeakers

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Mackie’s says it has reimagined and redesigned the SRM Series, its most poplar loudspeaker family. The new SRM V-Class series uses a new advanced DSP technology and is housed in an all-wood enclosure. Designed for a variety of professional sound-reinforcement applications, the series consists of three models: the SRM210 V-Class, SRM212 V-Class, and SRM215 V-Class, […]

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Pliant Technologies Now Shipping MicroCom M

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MicroCom M, from Pliant Technologies, is now shipping. MicroCom M, available in 900-megahertz (where legal) and 2.4-gigahertz frequency bands, is a compact wireless intercom solution. It offers a communications solution where a small yet robust intercom system needs to be deployed. MicroCom M provides a single channel, full-duplex, multi-user intercom for applications. MicroCom M is […]

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Disguise Launches r17 Update to Live-Events Design Software

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disguise launched the r17 update to its live-events design software Wednesday. disguise software enables users to previsualize every pixel of a project before an event or installation. Doing this helps users align every stakeholder ahead of time and deliver on schedule. R17 introduces previsualization to Manipulators that give users the ability to select multiple objects […]

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Countryman Associates Intros Phantom Power Supply That Transmits DC Power Through Mic Cables

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Countryman Associates has just introduced the portable Phantom Power Supply that can transmit DC electric power through microphone cables, making it a useful audio tool in both live and studio recording settings. The Countryman Phantom Power Supply offers flexible power options and selectable voltage settings and it can operate on one 9V battery, two 9V […]

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AVIXA Announces New Awards to Honor Emerging Talent and Event Design

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AVIXA has announced two new categories to its annual awards program: The Emerging Talent Award and Event Design Professional of the Year Award. The award winners will be recognized during a ceremony at InfoComm 2020 in Las Vegas on June 17, 2020. “The annual AVIXA Awards program honors pro-AV professionals making significant impacts in all […]

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JVC Professional Video Now Shipping CONNECTED CAM 500 Series

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JVC Professional Video is shipping its CONNECTED CAM 500 Series streaming handheld camcorders. These three compact 4K cameras — the GY-HC500 base model, the GY-HC550 with advanced streaming and graphics, and the GY-HC500SPC sports coaching and production camera — are designed to optimize both image processing and IP performance. With built-in streaming and connectivity options, […]

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Magewell to Feature Global Debuts of Capture, Convert, Streaming Encoders at ISE 2020

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Magewell will feature the global debuts of three new products at ISE: Capture — Making its debut at ISE 2020, this ultra-compact, power-efficient Eco Capture SDI 4K Plus M.2 card captures 4K video at 60 frames per second over a single-link, 12G-SDI interface for use with popular AV software applications. The low-latency card measures 22×80 mm and […]

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Barix Launches IP Former to Replace Traditional 70/100-Volt Transformers

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At ISE, Barix is launching IP Former, the company’s newest product platform for adding IP networking capabilities to new or existing loudspeaker designs. Replacing the 70/100-volt transformer traditionally used with analog loudspeakers, the PoE-powered IP Former provides an IP network interface, audio stream decoder and amplifier front-end for any 2- to 8-ohm speaker. IP Former […]

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JBL Pro Announces IRX Series of Powered Loudspeakers

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The entry-level IRX Series of powered loudspeakers from JBL Pro are available in two sizes — an 8-inch IRX108BT and the 12-inch IRX112B. Features include four EQ presets to one-touch ducking to automatic feedback suppression. Built-in Bluetooth audio streaming and two combo inputs, as well as an XLR loop-out for additional speakers, are included for […]

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Mackie Redesigns ProFXv3 Professional Effects Mixers with USB

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Mackie has announced a complete redesign of its analog mixer series, ProFXv3 Professional Effects Mixers with USB. It now includes Mackie’s Onyx mic preamps, GigFX Effects Engine, 2×4 24-bit / 192kHz USB recording and a new look. ProFXv3 Series mixers start with Mackie’s flagship Onyx mic preamps that offer noise and distortion performance to ensure […]

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PreSonus’ Intros StudioLive ARc Series Audio Interface Mixers

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PreSonus’ new StudioLive ARc series combines a multi-channel 24-bit, 96 kHz, USB-C compatible, USB 2.0 audio interface with an analog mixer front-end, to create a hybrid design that simplifies recording and mixing using a single intuitive console. Featuring newly designed high-headroom analog circuits, along with the company’s high-gain XMAX Class A mic preamps, StudioLive ARc […]

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HDMI Licensing Group: 8K Certification Isn’t Optional, It’s Mandatory

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To ensure quality Ultra High Speed HDMI cables reach the market and support 4K and 8K video, HDR, VRR, eARC and all other HDMI 2.1 features, HDMI Forum, Inc. today announced a mandatory certification program for all Ultra High Speed HDMI cables. Ultra High Speed HDMI cable certification includes testing to meet current EMI requirements to minimize wireless interference. […]

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