'08 Q1 Archives
Crown Unveils Macro-Tech i Series
Continuing the Macro-Tech legacy of unparalleled sonic accuracy and detail, putting sound quality before anything else, the i-Series uses patented, cutting-edge Class-I circuitry to get more power out of an amplifier with less waste. The rugged construction ensures that the Macro-Tech is built to withstand years of abuse on the road, while while the studio-quality analog signal processing and System Architect control gives the operators unprecedented flexibility. All of this is backed by Crown's unmatched 3-year, no-fault warranty.
For more information, visit Crown's Macro-Tech i-Series page.
DriveRack PX Specializes in Powered Speakers
The DriveRack PX Powered Speaker Optimizer has everything you need to get the most out of your stereo powered speaker system. It even includes stereo or mono subwoofer support. With the included dbx M2 measurement mic, Auto-EQ corrects for audible deficiencies in the room environment. Our patented Advanced Feedback Suppression (AFS™) kills nasty feedback, allowing problem-free operation at higher sound levels, while our patented Subharmonic Synthesizer™ extends bass response for enhanced bottom end. With all that, you also get classic dbx compression and the protection offered by our graceful PeakStopPlus™ limiting. Your ears, your audience, and your powered speakers will forever thank you.
Click here to learn more about the DriveRack PX
Crown Celebrates 60th With Limited Edition Macro-Tech
Having recently crossed its 60th year and more than two decades of producing the industry-standard Macro-Tech Series of power amplifiers, Crown International is commemorating both milestones with a special, one-time production run of its MA-2402, MA-3600VZ and MA-5002VZ as "Anniversary Edition" models.
A very limited quantity of these amplifiers will be produced - only 600 in total will be available worldwide - each of which will feature a visually striking copper-plated front panel (including handles, knobs, buttons, etc.) and be shipped in a custom wood crate. The product will also be accompanied by a special brochure chronicling the history of the product from its initial concept through today as well as a specification sheet detailing the actual benchmarked performance of that very amplifier, signed and numbered by Crown Senior VP of Research Gerald Stanley, whose patented technologies and innovative design philosophies ultimately made the Macro-Tech Series a global success.
Click here to learn more about the Crown Anniversary Macro-Techs
Sound Marketing Takes the Awards at 2008 NAMM
Sound Marketing once again frequented the awards stages at the NAMM show, taking away both team and individual awards. Below is a list of the vendors and the awards they gave:
DBX Representative of the Year - Sound Marketing East
AKG Representative of the Year - Sound Marketing West
BSS Representative of the Year - Sound Marketing Central
JBL Representative of the Year - Sound Marketing Central
JBL Broadcast and Vertical Market - Sound Marketing East
Tascam Individual Achievement Award - Jerry Klein and Dan Burns
JBL Quota Buster - Sound Marketing West, Central, and East
Congrats to all of the winners, and thanks to all of the dealers that made it possible! The awards belong just as much to you!
Crown Rounds Out XLS Line With NAMM Introduction
The XLS Series, Crown’s workhorse amplifier line for musicians and DJs, has now been extended with the addition of the beefy new XLS 5000 ($1399 US street price). Delivering 1800 watts per channel in four-ohm stereo mode, and a staggering 5000 watts in four-ohm bridge-mono mode, the XLS 5000 packs more than twice the punch of the next highest-powered model in the range, the XLS 802.
For more information on this or any other Crown models visit their website: www.crownaudio.com
dbx System Core Unveiled in Anaheim
The SC64 and SC32 are the first offerings in a new family from dbx Professional Products. Wizard-driven configuration using HiQnet System Architect makes unprecedented DSP, incredible routing flexibility and a rich palette of processing tools accessible with the minimum of training.
For more information on these great products, visit: www.dbxpro.com
New Products From AKG Feature Varimotion Technology
The new AKG D4 with its solid all-metal body will stand up to the hardships of night-after-night in-stage use "with a smile." The Varimotion diaphragm deep-drawing process allows the diaphragm to be fine-tuned with no need for tuning resonators. An integrated stand adapter and standard mounting bracket for snare drums, tom-toms, etc. make the D4 a highly versatile tool for use on drums, percussion, wind instruments, and guitar amps.
The K271mkII, K171mkII, K240mkII, and K141mkII represent the new breed of AKG headphones. Featuring Patented Varimotion speakers, detachable cables, and unified and consistent packaging, these cans are destined to become the pinnacle of studio headphone technology and sound. For more details, go to www.akg.com.
Lexicon Creates a New Legend
The latest in an already legendary line of Lexicon PCM processors is the PCM96, the first to work with a DAW, streaming FireWire for seamless integration into your studio. In addition to a comprehensive set of legendary reverbs and effects, Lexicon has added new Room and Hall reverbs, plus an assortment of new mono reverbs and effects. Boasting sample rates of up to 96kHz, VST hardware plug-in capability, and HiQnet compatibility, this newest legend will be respected by pros and hobbyists alike. Visit www.lexiconpro.com for information.
Aviom introduces a pair of new products (West territory only)
Aviom announces the remote-controllable 6416m Mic Input Module provides 16 state-of-the-art mic- level analog inputs to a Pro64 system. Each channel features continuous gain control, +48V phantom power, low cut filter, phase invert, mute, and a network activation button. With a switchable pad per channel, the 6416m also accepts balanced line-level inputs.
The RCI Remote Control Interface and MCS Mic Control Surface provide flexible and intuitive monitoring and remote control of 6416m Mic Input Modules.
A single RCI and MCS can be used to control up to 64 channels of 6416m inputs, regardless of their location in the network. Alternatively, any number of RCI Remote Control Interfaces can be installed throughout a Pro64® network, providing multiple control points. The Control Group function on the 6416m and RCI allows control of network channels to be divided among up to four different simultaneous users and control points.
For information on any of Aviom's fine products, visit: www.aviom.com
New Digital Portastudios from Tascam
Introducing the DP-02 and DP-02CF from Tascam. The DP-02 boasts a 40GB hard drive, and excellent set of effects, and a built-in CD burner. The DP-02CF utilizes a compact flash card instead of a hard drive. Visit www.tascam.com for more information.
New Soundcraft EFX and MFX Mixers
The MFX Series combines all the features of the popular Soundcraft MPM™ mixer with a built-in 24-bit, digital, Lexicon® effects processor, expanding the Soundcraft low-cost, multi-purpose compact range.
The Soundcraft MFX™ mixer uses the same AudioDNA® processor featured in many of the Digitech® and Lexicon outboard equipment including the highly respected Lexicon MX500 processor. With over 35 years experience, the Lexicon name is synonymous with the best reverb and processing in the business, ensuring the finest quality effects not usually found in a console at this price level.
For more info, go to www.soundcraft.com.
New Powered VRX from JBL
JBL's Vertec seriesJBL's VERTEC® SERIES Line Arrays lead the industry in large venue sound reinforcement. While intended for smaller venues than VerTec, the VRX900 Series Constant Curvature Line Arrays are designed and built to the same high standards and uses the same advanced, concert-proven drivers. JBL's VRX900 SERIES speakers deliver extraordinary power handling, clarity, flexibility and, of course, stunning JBL sound in an attractive, easy to handle and affordable package.
Sound Marketing Central Wins Top Harman Pro Award
Posed here with the presidents of all the Harman Pro Brands are the members of Sound Marketing Central. The Harman Pro Rep of the Year award is given out each January to the rep firm that not only exceeds its goals, but that actively carries out the business of Harman Pro companies with maximum effectiveness.