USA - Orlando-based Professional Wireless Systems has announced that the PRZM RF over fibre (RFoF) conversion system and Alpha Quad-4 and Alpha Quad-8 units will make their InfoComm debut in Orlando this week.
PRZM, designed to facilitate the remote placement of wireless audio antennas beyond 200ft, is ideal for live production as well as installed sound applications. As it is controlled via software, it allows the user to easily monitor status and adjust attenuation.
“As the RF available for production purposes continues to shrink, it becomes more important than ever to be able to create remote antenna systems that can cover large areas,” says Jimmy Van Winkle, general manager for Professional Wireless Systems. “The conversion and subsequent distribution of RF over fibre ensures that the signal is pure with no degradation of quality in order to have a seamless production.”
The Alpha Quad-4 and Quad-8 are intended for use with multiple Shure Axient AD4Q receivers in Quadversity mode. The units provide four individual unity-gain signals (A, B, C, D) to up to four quad receivers (eight with the Quad-8), with RF filtering at 470-616 MHz. Power is supplied to the units with either the main or the Aux inputs. Redundant power is provided by utilising both main and aux inputs.
USA - Christie has introduced the Christie Core Series and the next generation of Christie CorePlus. Core Series is designed for applications such as shopping mall kiosks, airport and public transit signage, and select corporate installations with budgetary constraints.
“We were, and still are, so excited to launch our Christie MicroTiles LED last February, which got a phenomenal response from our customers,” says Ted Romanowitz, senior product manager, Christie. “MicroTiles LED are best-in-class but there are occasions when customers don’t need those advanced capabilities or don’t have the budget, so we wanted to bring certain advanced capabilities to the ‘value’ space - and that’s where Core and CorePlus fit. Both CorePlus and Core Series deliver enhanced benefits and design flexibility typically offered only on more expensive products from the competition.”
With pixel pitches from 1.2 to 2.5 mm, redundant on-board power and ADA-compliant mount system; Christie Core Series installs directly onto any wall without a costly mounting frame, saving setup time and money for integrators and end users, says the company.
“Core Series makes LED video walls affordable for even small budgets without sacrificing quality and the high-value design delivers all the key features in a package that is easy to install and maintain,” says Romanowitz.
“Christie CorePlus has been very well received and we wanted to kick that up a notch and so we updated the product line in two important ways. “First, we’ve improved optical performance
UK - Allen & Heath has released Custom Control, a customisable cross-platform control app that offers bespoke control over the dLive installed audio systems.
Integrators can now freely design multiple user interfaces for systems built on the dLive engine, tailored to different user levels and/or device types. For example, a bartender can be presented with a simple phone interface, while the AV operator can access uncluttered levels and routing on their tablet, but more comprehensive control when using their laptop.
The design of the app interface is via Custom Control editor software for Windows and Mac OS. Access to all levels, mutes and sends is provided, together with preset recall, source selection and metering. Tabs can be configured for easy access to multiple control pages or zones. Once complete, the configuration is uploaded to the core of the system, the MixRack, ready for deployment.
Any device running the Custom Control app can log into the system with a given user profile, at which point the correct user interface is instantly downloaded and displayed. This allows for both kiosk applications and BYOD use, since the configuration is deployed on demand. Users can be password protected for added security.
Installation product manager Martijn Verkerk comments: “The name says it all - Custom Control empowers users by giving them the exact controls they need. Using Custom Control editor, the integrator can even tailor the design of the interface to seamlessly blend into the look and feel of the venue.”
The Custom Control
USA - Brompton Technology reports that LED screen manufacturer digiLED will feature its Tessera SX40 LED processor and XD 10G data distribution unit on its booth at this year’s InfoComm.
As well as displaying the SX40 and XD units on a dedicated plinth, an SX40 will also be running digiLED’s new digiTHIN HD screen. This 1.5mm pixel pitch LED screen offers a true 16:9 ratio, native HD resolutions and is designed as the replacement for fixed installations that would traditionally be serviced by high end projection screens. The 1.5m x 0.85m screen section on display at InfoComm will sit on digiLED’s new Squashed Frog plate, which adds extra versatility users of the HD panels by allowing it to be used on temporary mounts and stands.
“We’ve been keen to work with Brompton for a long time,” says digiLED technical director Tom Mudd. “We’ve always been customer driven and recent enquiries for digiTHIN that need extremely accurate colour reproduction have prompted us to add Brompton to our processor offering. We know Brompton processors have the right capabilities and, along with highly accurate screen calibration, gives us the confidence that our clients will get a VIP processing solution on a VIP screen product.”
“We’re delighted to be working with digiLED and it’s a real pleasure to see our products on their booth at Infocomm 2019,” adds Brompton’s business development manager Rob Fowler. “They were one of the first companies I spoke with when I joined Brompton and I know there has always been a desire on both sides to work t
UK/USA - Following the successful release of the major V4.8 update at the beginning of 2019, SSL has now followed up with the latest Live V4.9 console and SOLSA software.
This release includes a host of feature updates and performance enhancements including the addition of new patch manager for importing and exporting input patches, talkback groups, speed enhancements for scene recalls and routing page navigation, plus numerous other workflow and functionality improvements.
SSL will present the Live V4.9 software release at InfoComm 2019 this week.
USA - ADJ has announced the immediate availability of its flagship IP65-rated moving head, the Hydro Beam X2.
Part of ADJ’s Hydro Series, the luminaire is designed for outdoor events, tour production and permanent installation in environments where rain, humidity, dust or sand could impair the function of regular fixtures.
“Since we first announced the Hydro Series at LDI last year, the interest we have received - especially in the X2 model - has been incredible,” explains ADJ USA’s national sales manager, Alfred Gonzales. “There is clearly huge demand for a powerful, robustly-built and IP65-rated moving head beam fixture at this price point. This incredibly punchy fixture offers phenomenal brightness and is ideal for 200ft+ throws. The applications for the X2 are many and varied.
“Obviously, it will appeal to the festival and outdoor events market, as well as large outdoor clubs and event venues. However, its protection from dust, dirt and moisture will also appeal to the rental market. For busy rental houses who send their fixtures out on shows every week, prep time can be limited. When a regular fixture comes back covered in dirt, it needs to be painstakingly stripped and cleaned. However, because it is IP65-rated, the X2 can simply be rinsed down with water, dried and sent straight back out the door!”
ADJ has also announced that two new IP65-rated moving heads will join the Hydro Series - Hydro Beam X1, a compact beam fixture with a 100W Osram Sirius HRI discharge lamp, and Hydro Wash X7, a wash fixture with seven 40W Osram
Europe - Yamaha has announced an upcoming upgrade to its iActive Field Control (AFC) acoustic enhancement system.
AFC4, the fourth-generation system, features upgrades in DSP processing and hardware. Yamaha says that when combined with optimally placed microphones and loudspeakers, AFC4 operators can enhance or create any acoustic environment, even in an outdoor or roofless venue.
“By combining our collective knowledge in these areas to develop the new AFC4 system, it is possible to create incredibly natural and immersive acoustic experiences for both audiences and performers,” comments Joe Rimstidt, systems design engineer at Yamaha’s Professional Audio division. “We look forward to the exciting possibilities that the future holds for the AFC4 acoustic enhancement system.”
First released in 1985, Active Field Control was developed in response to the growing number of facilities adopting a multi-purpose use strategy and designed to help venue operators broaden the types of acoustic performance configurations that they could offer. Providing a flexible alternative to more expensive and time-consuming physical renovations, AFC allowed venue operators to quickly configure different acoustic characteristics for a space, without compromising its original sonic performance.
Europe - Prolight Concepts Group eLumen8 has expanded its Kudos series with the addition of the 700 Beam.
With a 110W light engine, a large, 150mm lens, the luminaire projects a concentrated 2° beam, creating aerial effects for the touring, events, theatre and installed lighting markets.
Key features include: two circular rotating prisms, 12 colours + CTO + CTB, 17 gobos, 12° frost filter, motorised focus and 80,000 Lux @ 5m. RDM along with 16-bit pan/tilt positioning and smooth dimming are also included in this fixtures’ impressive feature list.
“We’re committed to beating our previous fixtures every time we design and release a new product,” says Andrew Jeffrey, managing director for the Prolight Concepts Group. “We’ve upped our game considerably for the 700 Beam, which features motorised focus and a large glass lens to offer big, sharp beams that stay focused over any distance.
“As with most of the eLumen8 products, we also offer an optional tour grade twin flight case specifically designed for the Kudos 700 Beam providing a heavy-duty storage solution and easy transportation.”
Germany - ETC is bringing a host of new products as it returns to Stage|Set|Scenery, the exhibition for theatre, film and entertainment technology, taking place at Messe Berlin from 18-20 June.
The company will occupy three stands this year - 340 and 240 in Hall 20, and 301 in Hall 21.
Showcasing its extensive range of lighting technology on stand 340, ETC will present Augment3d - its first integrated 3D programming environment. Live demonstrations of the Eos v3.0 tool will take place during the trade fair, displaying how users can control and design in a 3D space whilst interacting with their fixtures through augmented reality. Augment3d will be shown on the leading Eos Ti and Gio @5 consoles during the three-day exhibition.
Further products on stand 340 will include the latest lighting fixtures and architectural systems. Relevé Spot is the first member of a new product family for ETC - an automated fixture specifically designed for the theatre. It boasts a calibrated four-color additive mixing system and a unique Ani-gobo wheel. Alongside this, there will be the acclaimed Source Four LED fixtures, ArcSystem family of LED products and ETC’s EchoTouch controller.
On Stand 301, Hall 21, ETC will present its complete package of Upper Stage Machinery. Live demonstrations of installing the Prodigy P2 hoist will take place at 11:15 and 15:15 each day during the tradeshow. The P2’s advanced features and compact size makes installations a quick and easy process.
Visitors will be introduced to ColorSource Raceway, a lightweight power and da
USA - Vari-Lite has announced the Vari-Lite VL6500 Wash. This wash lighting fixture combines the arena-scale performance of the VL6000 Beam with a visual attraction reminiscent of the classic VL5 wash luminaire.
Sharing the big-picture format of the VL6000 Beam, the VL6500 Wash is a fully featured wash fixture with the same form factor and colour-matched pre-sets as its award-winning sibling.
"The VL6500 Wash is a direct response to requests we have received from lighting designers," explains Martin Palmer, senior product manager, Vari-Lite and Strand Luminaires at Signify. "We partnered with designers every step of the way when creating this fixture, improving the colour system while matching the pre-sets for a consistent experience. The result is a perfect partner wash for VL6000 Beams large-format presence on the world’s most ambitious rock stages."
While it shares the distinctive large front lens of the VL6000 Beam, the VL6500 Wash also adds Vari-Lite’s iconic Dichro*fusion blades, which offer diffusion with variable beam width and harken back to the vintage stylings of the Emmy Award-winning VL5. "More and more, lighting fixtures serve as set pieces in their own right, and designers are looking for fixtures that not only create great light, but also look great on camera," explains Palmer. "The Dichro*fusion blades on the VL6500 do both."
One of the enhancements the VL6500 brings is Vari-Lite’s full CYM+CTO colour system that provides numerous vivid and creative colour options. For even further creative colour possibilities, the VL65
UK - Martin Audio has announced WPS, the fourth model in the award winning and best-selling Wavefront Precision optimised line array series.
Wavefront Precision evolved the technology and innovation of the MLA series by offering external amplification and scalable resolution. The systems deliver improved coverage, consistency and control compared with standard line arrays, and are “flexible, upgradeable and financially accessible”.
Dom Harter, managing director, explains: “Simply put, the more enclosures with dedicated amplifier channels, the higher the resolution and scale of coverage and control is achievable.
“This means even at the lowest level of resolution the results are still fundamentally better than traditional line array, at no extra cost, and at the top end of resolution users can enjoy many of the benefits that MLA systems provide. Presently other manufacturers are forcing their customers to buy very expensive and fixed amounts of amps to optimise arrays, but with Wavefront Precision the decision on the level of coverage control, and therefore the number of high-powered efficient iKON amps required, is the customer's.”
Following the introductions of WPL (12” LF), WPC (10” LF) and WPM (6.5” LF), WPS (8” LF) is the fourth in the series and is a versatile, state-of-the-art line array with a peak SPL of 133dB and perfect for applications that require a high output array with reduced weight and footprint.
Designed with Martin Audio’s signature coverage, consistency and sound performance, the flexibility of W
USA - At Infocomm 2019, TiMax will showcase ‘an exhilarating sampler’ of TiMax immersive audio soundscapes along with panoramic and 3D spatialised music playback, in conjunction with a multi-channel immersive sound system of Renkus-Heinz compact, Dante-enabled active installation speakers.
Dave Haydon and Duncan Crundwell from TiMax will present the immersive sampler regularly throughout each day and be available for detailed product and application discussions in Demo Room W221BC.
There will also be updates on some of the latest TiMax innovations including the new HARDCore FPGA spatial processing engine for TiMax SoundHub, and the new TiMax TrackerD4 all-purpose performer stagetracking system.
The TiMax SoundHub HARDCore FPGA delivers extended delay-matrix scalability and new levels of seamlessly transparent dynamic delay morphing. The power of the new platform is also being harnessed later in the year for a next-generation, fully interactive spatial reverberation system.
The all-new TiMax TrackerD4 provides OSC interfacing to drive not only TiMax SoundHub but also other third-party platforms and also offers PosiStageNet interfacing to lighting and media control systems.
Beyond its theatre vocal-localisation core sector, TiMax has been rapidly growing into a AV, experiential, exhibit and retail installations, handling system management, playback, dynamic immersive spatialisation and showcontrol. Infocomm will showcase examples such as the Atlanta Shuttle Exhibit, Fremont Street Experience, Milan Expo UK pavilion, National Gallery So
USA - At InfoComm 2019, Elation Professional has a number of North American debuts to show that complement further its comprehensive product line. Making their North American debuts will be the Proteus Maximus and Smarty MAX, as well as new luminaires in the popular Fuze and Paladin series.
Proteus Maximus, a powerful wash/beam and profile LED luminaire kicks out 50,000 lumens and houses a top-of-the-line design package. With a custom designed 950W LED engine and large 180mm front lens, Maximus has the power to cut through at even great distances and an IP65 protection means it can be used exposed on outdoor shows.
Smarty MAX is an extreme-output Spot/Beam/Wash hybrid moving head featuring a new Platinum FLEX 400 lamp rated at 480W with up to 4,000 hours of smart lamp life. Combining CMY and variable CTO, this hybrid incorporates a full iris for dynamic beam effects. Compact and lightweight with a large 160mm front aperture lens, four prisms on two planes, dual frosts plus dual gobo wheels and dual track animation round out the design package.
All new Fuze series LED moving heads include the Fuze Spot, Fuze Profile (with framing) and Fuze Profile CW. Both the Fuze Spot and Fuze Profile house 92 CRI RGBMA LED engines and deliver a powerful output of over 9,000 lumens. Compact, quiet and lightweight, both fixtures house a 7° to 46° zoom, dual gobo wheels, animation wheel, frost, prism and iris. The Fuze Profile CW houses a 91 CRI, Cold White 380W LED engine that delivers a flat field output exceeding 12,000 lumens.
Three new fixtures in the P
USA - d&b audiotechnik will announce the launch of a new product class of loudspeaker at InfoComm 2019. Suitable for a variety of mid-size applications, the new product will be on display at booth #6761 and demonstrated in the d&b demo room, W232AB.
The recently announced B8/Bi8 subwoofers will also be found in the booth and in the d&b demo room as part of overall product demonstrations. The ultra-compact subs are approximately 6.7” high, low profile, the B8 maintains high performance to size ratio with a low frequency from 170 down to 43 Hz.
The d&b Soundscape advances the capabilities of sound design over conventional systems in live environments through the use of object-based mixing, room emulation software and the system configuration processing of the DS100 engine. With Soundscape, the listener enjoys a true audio experience and clarity, creating an unprecedented engagement from stage to an audience or congregation for the entire listening space.
In the booth #6761, attendees will get an overview of d&b products and workflow including the KSL line array, along with the new DS20 Milan-based system and DS100 Signal engine that operates as a level-delay matrix processor and is the core component of a Soundscape system when optional software modules are added.
KSL is designed for sound reinforcement needs of any genre, mobile or installed, from large scale arenas, stadiums and festivals to medium scale applications such as clubs, theatres, houses of worship and performing arts venues.
The R90 Touchscreen remote
USA - Community Professional Loudspeakers is exhibiting at InfoComm 2019 and showing two new major product lines. The company will display a wide range of its new and existing products.
Community will be introducing the L Series LVH-900 loudspeaker system, with beamforming technology that addresses the coverage and projection challenges of large venues and stadiums. There will also be demonstrations of the I Series Modular Vertical Array 600 and the launch of ALC Amplified Loudspeaker Controllers.
The L Series LVH-900 Beamforming Venue Horn, combined with Community’s proprietary room prediction software and Amplified Loudspeaker Controllers, precisely tailors the directivity of each loudspeaker, or array of loudspeakers, to meet the sound requirements in any application, says the company. Designed for exceptional performance in large venues, each LVH-900 consists of four 12” LF drivers, three Community M200 midrange compression drivers and four 1.5” HF compression drivers.
The ALC Amplified Loudspeaker Controllers are designed to provide all of the signal routing, zone switching, DSP processing, protective limiting, remote monitoring, and ampliﬁcation functions needed between a mixer and the loudspeakers in virtually any small to medium-sized Community loudspeaker installation. A simple drag and drop user interface enables projects to be quickly created and the included Community loudspeaker library incorporates all the required pre-sets, including loudspeaker-optimised DSP processing and multi-stage protective limiting.
Europe - Area Four Industries has published A4 Magazine, a promotional magazine that details the latest information about the Group, new product launches from its brands, interviews with key management, insights from brand managers, technical articles and other interesting information.
“It’s like taking a whirlwind tour through the headquarters, brands, direct distribution offices and activities,” says the company.
The latest issue is available from the Area Four website.
UK - A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) will demonstrate its extensive and exclusive portfolio of leading theatrical technologies - including new lighting, audio, rigging, and video products - at the ABTT Theatre Show 2019, taking place on 5th - 6th June at London’s Alexandra Palace.
Highlights from AC-ET will include Chroma-Q's multi award-winning Color Force II cyc, wash & effects and Inspire house lighting LED fixtures, featuring colour-mixing homogenised optics. Showing at ABTT for the first time will be the Vista 3 by Chroma-Q lighting and media control system.
Prolights fixtures on stand will include the Pixie Wash XB, a 280W single source LED wash luminaire and the Jetspot4Z, which features full CMY colour mixing and a custom optical system.
Meanwhile, the Luminex Luminode Ethernet & DMX processor, first unveiled at Prolight + Sound, will also debut, and visitors to the show will also be able to take a closer look at. Spotlight's Hyperion series, designed for large installations such as theatres, with a performance comparable up to a 2000W halogen fixture but with a more compact size and reduced heat production.
Also making its ABTT debut will be the StageSmarts C24 power distribution unit alongside a number of LSC’s intuitive power & dimming control product range, including the Mantra Lite, and the GenVi.
D.A.D Audio’s flagship point source Touring Power Series of affordable loudspeaker solutions are purpose-engineered for live applications. Also on display will be the new Midas M32 R Live digital mixing co
UK - Penn Elcom’s LED lighting division is now offering OSRAM’s new LR700S niche LED lighting product, the LINEARLight Rigid NICHE range.
The LR700S is a versatile product for “ensconcing in any hard to reach or access place, corner, niche, nook or cranny and will provide LED solution for numerous scenarios like coves, cabinets, shelves and stair lighting in multiple sectors including offices and workspaces, retail environments, public buildings, leisure facilities and homes”.
There are five colour temperatures available - 2500K - 4500K to suit / blend with other lighting and natural lighting conditions - and five different standard rigid lengths range from 102mm to 1194mm, all with a viewing angle of 120° so it can be fitted around corners and neatly under shelves.
The ultra-slim strips of LED are easily inter-connectable and can be painlessly slotted together to form longer pieces or shapes, and single unisex electrical male / female connectors make the process even quicker and more straightforward.
Each run of LR700S can be up to three meters in length when powered by a single transformer and are dimmable utilising compatible PWM dimming methods.
UK - Following the launch of its new Dante-enabled I/O boxes, Allen & Heath has continued to expand its Everything I/O ecosystem with the addition of two new remote audio expanders, the GX4816 and the DX012.
Addressing customer demands for a high-channel-count remote expander, the 96kHz GX4816 is a central hub for all your stage I/O, with a single cable link to SQ or dLive systems. Featuring 48 dLive mic preamps and 16 XLR outputs in a 4U chassis, GX4816 unlocks new I/O possibilities with 2 DX ports provided for further expansion or connection to a ME personal mixing system.
Suitable for feeding IEMs and amplifier racks, the DX012 is a 1U output expander, once again for SQ or dLive systems. With flexible switching, its 12 XLR outputs are configurable as 12 analogue, eight analogue plus four stereo AES, or four analogue plus eight stereo AES outputs. A second DX012, DX168 or DX164-W can be cascaded to the unit. Alternatively, a redundant connection can be made to compatible hardware.
The new units add to an already extensive array of I/O options, including the 48kHz AR2412, AR84 and AB168 audio racks for Qu and SQ digital mixers; the modular DX32 rack, the portable DX168 and the wall-mount DX164-W for SQ and dLive systems; and the recently introduced, Dante enabled DT168 and DT164-W. Larger systems can also be facilitated by the DX Hub expander.
“Convenience is key”, comments Allen & Heath’s head of product, Nic Beretta. “Many of our customers have been asking for an all-in-one, 48 input package to reduce complexity and cabling
UK - GoboPlus.com, the one-stop, online shop for gobos and projection products, will be showcasing its new brand, FollowSpotSales.com at ABTT. The company is also delighted to have industry stalwart, Mandy Bullock, join them to lead this new division.
Bullock, a well-known and respected figure within the industry, brings to FollowSpotSales.com, nearly 50 years of industry experience and an extensive background in sales and rental roles. “I am really excited to be joining this incredible team,” says Bullock. “By joining GoboPlus.com and heading up FollowSpotSales.com I am going back to my roots. I have a real passion for our industry and the creative and focused people we work with and have missed selling lanterns and consumables.”
FollowSpotSales.com is a new UK distributor for LDR of Italy, one of the last remaining independent lantern and follow spot manufacturers. It produces a complete range of profiles, Fresnels, soft-lights and follow spots with LED, discharge and traditional tungsten light sources, for entertainment technology as well as display and architecture.
“My new role at FollowSpotSales.com will be to promote the full range of LDR products - the LED models as well as the traditional tungsten sources - alongside the projectors, lanterns and consumables from the GoboPlus.com and CutColourPlus brands,” says Bullock.
GoboPlus.com will also be showing its new, high resolution glass gobos. “The new glass gobos render images in much finer detail than has been previously possible,” explains CEO Paul de Ville. “The exq
Europe - Designed to solve “the real-world challenges of sound engineers for whom time is always of the essence”, SONICUE is Dynacord’s new system-focused software. It supports Dynacord TGX and IPX series amplifiers as well as all amplifier models fitted with the RCM-28 OMNEO Network & DSP Module.
SONICUE’s interaction design provides “a clear and comprehensive system overview, making it quicker to set up, tune and operate sound reinforcement systems with minimum effort”.
Previewed at ISE and Prolight + Sound, SONICUE is a system-based solution which can be immediately understood by users at every level, helping them get the job done no matter how simple or complex it may be, says the company.
System designs can be produced from scratch or based on imported files from loudspeaker prediction applications - such as the forthcoming Preview software from Electro-Voice. The new user interaction design ensures operators have barrier-free, direct access to every sound system parameter, even directly from the loudspeakers.
The software is free to download on Dynacord’s homepage.
UK - Calibre has announced a further set of features to its recently-introduced AiO (All-in-One) LED display.
“From an image quality point of view, it can be difficult for customers to choose between one LED display and another,” explains Willy Tsai, managing director at Calibre UK. “With the development of the new AiO LED Display, we chose to focus on functionality that is less visible - but that is no less important when it comes to the practicalities of deploying videowalls. The result of that development work is an LED display that not only features outstanding image quality, but that is easier and faster to install than alternative solutions - and is also significantly safer in operation.”
The AiO LED Display features an integrated power control system with low standby power consumption and an efficient power supply - minimising long-term cost of ownership as well as being more environmentally friendly. Critically, however, the power consumption of the full screen body is clearly marked and is consistent throughout.
This is in contrast with a typical LED wall which is regulated by the LED modules: the power consumption of these modules after assembly is not clear, meaning that incorrectly assembled units may cause overload or even fire. With the AiO, the specifications and warning signs are clear to the user at a glance, thus avoiding any electrical hazards and making it safer to use.
Ease and convenience of installation and ongoing operation and maintenance were also key design goals for the AiO. Its all-in-one architecture - Ca
NEXT-proaudio has developed an integrated rack solution PXA8001 (powered by Powersoft), designed for optimum performance flexibility and setup simplicity.
The new rack is the heart of the system and was configured to interface seamlessly allowing multiple configurations for the entire NEXT-proaudio’s PX System, capable of driving a very wide range of rig configurations with absolute reliability and ample headroom.
Composed by a very powerful 8000W Powersoft amplifier module, featuring four output channels (4x2000W @4ohm has been specifically designed for multi-way loudspeakers and asymmetric loads. The PXA8001 features a new power supply design equipped with PFC and featuring Smart Rails Management, to grant efficiency in all the driven ways. The high immunity to EMI interference is also a characteristic of this new rack.
This PX System Rack features a fixed switching frequency design of the Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) block allowing for maximum performance, high predictability and immunity from intermodulation artifacts; all this with an additional and extensive set of protection mechanisms (power limiters, thermal shutdown, short circuit and overload, clip limiter).
The DSP audio processor unit protects controls and optimizes the entire system including all the necessary signal processing, crossover filters, PEQ filters, All-Pass filters, delays and limiters.
The built-in port allows to access DSP processing capabilities directly from the PC running Powersoft Armonía software. For a versatile use, four different presets that can be select
UK - Immersive audio and show control specialists Out Board and Sound Technology, Harman Professional’s UK distributor for audio and lighting products, will collaborate on a spatial audio demo at this week’s ABTT Theatre Show.
Out Board will present a sampler of TiMax immersive audio soundscapes, along with panoramic and 3D spatialised music playback using a multi-channel immersive sound system of JBL's VTX A8 line array and AE Compact point source loudspeakers.
There will also be updates on some of the latest TiMax innovations, including the new HARDCore FPGA spatial processing engine for TiMax SoundHub, and the TiMax TrackerD4 all-purpose performer tracking system.
Sound Technology will demonstrate the VTX A8 system including the latest hardware accessory products and updates to the Line Array Calculator and ArrayLink software applications.
The demos are taking place in the Londesborough Room at the ABTT Theatre Show at 12pm on Wednesday, 5 June, and at 3pm on Thursday, 6 June.