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abstractTechLED brings Abstract fixtures to PLASA Focus Leeds
Wednesday, 25 May 2022

UK - At this year’s PLASA Focus Leeds, TechLED presented new products from Abstract Lighting, aimed at installers or rental companies who require affordable LED lighting solutions.
The showcase included Abstract’s IP20-rated, RBGW LED lighting system Candi Blox. Manufactured in the UK, the 200mm x 192mm unit features a five-by-five array of multi-chip LEDs configured as a central array of 25 LEDs, with an edge halo effect surround achieved through 20 additional LEDs. Lens options include 10°,15° and 40°, as well as an opal diffused option. The fixture can also be truss- or surface-mounted. Candi Blox is connected via four-pin XLR and operated via Duplicator 4, Duplicator 6, or even a proprietary smartphone or desktop app. The Blox draw just 5V for a 15W output.
Abstract’s Candi Bar packages up to six Candi Blox together as a standalone fixture taking the six-way unit to a height of 2m. Candi Bar is a versatile fixture, suitable for a live stage, television, bars and clubs and mobile DJs.
Complementing the Candi Bar, Abstract’s XLite Pro is a freestanding, two-metre-high, LED lighting system which exudes a beautifully blended peripheral light. High-performance mix-at-source multi-chip RGBW LEDs pitched at 14.2mm are housed within precision-engineered aluminium covered with a 160° frost lens to create a diffused 300-lumen glow. IP20-rated and connected via 4 pin XLR, the XLite Pro is operated via its own remote control or proprietary smartphone app and Amazon’s Alexa.

64-audio-hi-res-headphone-extension-cable64 Audio adds hi-res headphone extension cable
Tuesday, 24 May 2022

USA - 64 Audio has announced the launch of its new hi-res headphone extension cable. Now shipping, the cable will be featured during the 2022 NAMM Show in Anaheim next month.
“Designed as an ultra-efficient solution to the cable length problem, our new extension cable is made to effectively extend the IEM signal by an additional 10 feet without any audio degradation,” says Vitaliy Belonozhko, 64 Audio founder and chief sound designer. “It is built to match the quality and low-resistance nature of all 64 Audio cables for complete sonic transparency.”
The extension cable is suitable for use with personal monitor mixers, rather than using low-quality extension cables that severely degrade the quality of sound compared to a direct connection. It can also be used in a live audio setting as well as by studio professionals, gamers, and audiophiles.

evo-16-lifestyle-2000px-1Evo unveils latest audio interface
Tuesday, 24 May 2022

UK - Evo by Audient has announced the launch of the latest product in its range, Evo 16. A 24 in/24 out audio interface, the release features eight Evo preamps, advanced converter technology as well as the Smartgain feature which can be used on all eight channels simultaneously, and continues to ‘make recording easy’.
“Building on the success of Evo 4 and Evo 8, we wanted to super-size the Evo concept,” says marketing director, Andy Allen, describing the new audio interface which is designed to fit either on the desktop or in a rack. “Evo 16 offers the intuitive user experience, professional sound and technical quality you’d expect from parent company Audient, with plenty more I/O than its smaller counterparts. And yet it still fits firmly into the ‘affordable’ audio interface category.”
Evo 16 features a high resolution, full colour screen built into the unit. “With our all-new Motion UI (user interface) control system, we’ve found a new way of doing things,” says Allen. “Motion UI uses the wide-angle screen to intelligently display information on your session as and when you need it, making any interaction with Evo 16 a fully immersive, easy-to-use experience - more comparable to what you might expect when using a Smart device, with no menu deep diving required to activate features.
“Working alongside Evo 16’s hardware controls, Motion UI provides a centralised, one-knob control system for adjusting all EVO 16’s hardware parameters,” continues Allen. “Simply put, every adjustment is displayed on the screen in

nammRCF gears up for NAMM 2022 in Anaheim
Tuesday, 24 May 2022

USA - RCF will exhibit many new products at NAMM 2022 at the Anaheim Convention Centre in southern California.
Arturo Vicari, CEO of RCF states: “After so much time with limited personal contact and conversation, we are delighted to collaborate in the reopening of the industry with our presence at NAMM.”
Products on display will range from the new XPS 16K power amplifier with DSP to the versatile ART 9 AX Series, TRK PRO audio interfaces, new TT and NXL speakers, subwoofers, new products for installed sound and more. Live demos will take place in Demo Room 201 D.
Tarik Solangi, VP of RCF USA says: “It’s been a rough time for all in our industry, and we’re grateful to be here and to have the opportunity to meet with friends and customers. We have many new products and some disruptive technologies to show and we look forward to receiving feedback. We’re ready to be back in the swing of things.”

eaw-ac6EAW debuts ADAPTive column at InfoComm
Friday, 20 May 2022

USA - Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW) will be showcasing its AC6 2-Way Full Range ADAPTive column loudspeaker at the 2022 InfoComm Show in Las Vegas. The latest addition to the brand’s ADAPTive line, the AC6 has a bandwidth of 65Hz-20KHz and max SPL of 143dB.
Although slightly smaller than its predecessors, the AC6 includes just as many features. Managed via EAW’s Resolution 2 software, the AC6 can compensate for coverage and directivity with its Adaptive Performance technology. By integrating all factors and aspects of the loudspeaker, the AC6 can produce three-dimensional coverage at any site, making it perfect for even the most acoustically challenged spaces.
“Showcasing the new AC6 at InfoComm is an exciting opportunity for EAW to continue connecting with and supporting the AV market,” says TJ Smith, president of EAW. “The AC6 features the same powerful DSP toolkit that EAW is known for in a small-format column enclosure, further cementing our mission in being a standout choice for AV integrators and installations.”
An infinite number of columns can be flown as mains or integrated with the larger Anna or Anya line arrays for endless coverage possibilities. Just like its other ADAPTive models, the AC6 is integrated with Dante redundant networking as well as analog redundancy capabilities making connecting and communication to each module streamlined and dependable.

voidVoid Acoustics enjoys successful return to ISE
Friday, 20 May 2022

UK - Void Acoustics enjoyed a busy ISE trade show and reports a positive response to the new Cyclone 4 – the latest compact, versatile addition to the Cyclone speaker series.
“Our expectations for ISE have most definitely been exceeded,” says Josh Pearce, EMEA sales manager for Void Acoustics. “We had designed an open and welcoming stand for us to re-connect with many of our existing customers – both from Europe and from further afield. And there was a constant stream of global customers and potential new customers coming onto the stand from as far afield as Mongolia, Israel, India, Central America and Africa. As well as the UK and all the main European countries. It was fantastic to be able to greet our global family and to see so many people face-to-face for the first time in a long while.”
The Void team reported constantly high footfall onto the stand throughout the four-day show.
The new Cyclone 4 speaker attracted considerable interest. “The reaction to the Cyclone 4 was very positive. In fact, people absolutely loved it. The feedback from our dealers, distributors and end users has been all about the sound quality of this compact speaker” says Josh. “People love how it looks and they told us in no uncertain terms they are excited to start specifying it on projects all around the world.”
In addition to the Cyclone 4, Void Acoustics was also showcasing the recently launched addition to the Venu range – the ultra-compact Venu 208 sub-woofer, as well as their newest Bias Q3 touring amplifier. These products were ably

cuelist-appearance-with-colorsFirmware update for Infinity Chimp DMX desks
Friday, 20 May 2022

The Netherlands - The firmware for Infinity Chimp DMX consoles has reached version number 2.1. In this release, several new features have been added and some bugs have been fixed.
The latest software for the Infinity Chimp DMX consoles adds a number of new features, like the Virtual Strobe, which lets you create a virtual strobe function for fixtures that only have a dimmer channel and no shutter channel. It adds synchronised strobing as well as random strobe effects. Another new feature is the cue-only record option, which allows you to mark changes in a cue to be used for a certain cue only.
It is now also possible to import Reaper csv files, the MIDI and DMX inputs are freely configurable, new options have been added to the cue commands, and the Magic Sheets have been enhanced with more sheets, renaming, cue renumbering, and much more. A full list of improvements and bugfixes can be found in the release notes published on

dsrdsr5pdsr4pressbluebgLectrosonics debuts digital slot receivers
Thursday, 19 May 2022

USA - Lectrosonics has announced the introduction of the DSR and DSR5P dual-channel and DSR4 quad-channel digital slot receivers. The new receivers are compatible with all the current Lectrosonics mono and stereo digital transmitters and are backward compatible with any of the Digital Hybrid Wireless transmitters made in the past 20 years.
The DSR and DSR5P receivers provide two independent receiver channels and the DSR4 provides four independent receiver channels at the highest level of RF and audio performance available, with versatile feature sets and next-generation capabilities in the Unislot/Superslot form factor for ENG (Electronic News Gathering), field, and location production.
Both receivers are offered in several tuning ranges including A1B1 (470-614 MHz), B1C1 (537-692 MHz), 941 (941-960 MHz for use in North America) and 961 (961-1,015 MHz for use in the UK). Settings can be made from the front panels which feature high-resolution displays, making the units suitable for use in portable bag systems, mounted in or on cameras, and on sound carts.
An RF spectrum analyzer and SmartTune are built into the receivers to alleviate interference problems in an increasingly congested RF spectrum. The new receivers include a USB jack and data connection through the SuperSlot interface for compatibility with Lectrosonics Wireless Designer frequency coordination and system management software.
The DSR and DSR5P dual-channel units are exactly the same size and with the same screw mounting holes and rear connector as all Lectrosonics SR series pred

celestsioncf1025bnb-angled-topCelestion introduces versatile bass driver
Thursday, 19 May 2022

UK - Celestion has announced the introduction of the CF1025BMB 10-inch (254mm) diameter ferrite magnet, cast aluminium chassis professional audio driver. Well-suited to both bass and mid-bass applications, the new CF1025BMB excels as a bass unit in compact subwoofer applications, says the manufacturer.
The Celestion CF1025BMB features a 2.5”/64mm multi-layer voice coil providing 300W (AES standard) power handling and 92.5 dB sensitivity with an output frequency range of 45Hz to 5000Hz. The elastomer surround enables a longer Xmax compared to a conventional 10” mid-bass speaker, allowing the CF1025BMB to better reproduce lower frequencies. This makes the driver ‘a natural solution for discreet, compact subwoofer applications’. However, it also performs very smoothly up to 2kHz, making the CF1025BMB an option for two-way designs with the added advantage of exceptional low frequency performance.
In addition to the extended low frequency performance, features include Celestion’s smart airflow vented magnet assembly for dynamic heat dispersion to minimise power compression during operation; and an optimised T-pole magnet assembly to maximise the stability of cone movement for enhanced Bl symmetry, hence lower distortion.
Developed at Celestion’s headquarters in Ipswich, England, this loudspeaker is designed using specialist in-house software deploying FEA (Finite Element Analysis) modelling techniques, enabling the Celestion engineering team rapidly to achieve genuine increases in performance, that translate into greater product longevity, a

astraProlights launches AstraHybrid420
Thursday, 19 May 2022

Italy - Prolights has released the Astra Hybrid420, an all-in-one hybrid moving head that serves as a bright beam fixture, a flat field spotlight or a wide wash projection.
The Astra Hybrid420 comes with a 420W long-life discharge lamp, enabling an immensely bright light output, aided by the Italian-designed optical system that boasts a zoom range from 2.4º to 40º. The internal homogenizer removes any hotspot in spot mode, turning the beam into an even, flat field projection.
The extensive feature set of the Astra Hybrid420 includes a linear CMY colour mixing system and three colour wheels with 15 dichroic filters. The new fixture produces sharp and high-contrast in-air effects, using a set of 18 static gobos plus nine interchangeable rotating gobos.
The Hybrid420 is also packed with an animation wheel, two overlapping prisms and a frost filter, allowing designers to unleash their imagination.
In addition to the traditional DMX/RDM control options, this fixture has Art-Net, sACN and Wireless DMX (CRMX and W-DMX).

glpGLP enjoys successful return to PL+S 2022
Wednesday, 18 May 2022

Germany - The GLP stand proved to be one of the main attractions in Hall 12.1 at Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt. The generous hospitality area provided ample space for personal discussions with customers, colleagues and friends. GLP reports that the quality of visitors was high, which more than made up for the reduced numbers. The general mood was remarkably relaxed, which seemed fitting for both exhibitors and visitors.
"We were able to spend several productive days in Frankfurt," says GLP managing director Udo Künzler. "We enjoyed many good discussions with customers with plenty of passion and emotion which rekindled the spirit of the growing GLP family."
On the product side, Prolight + Sound 2022 also proved to be a major success for GLP. The impression X5 Compact, which was presented for the first time, proved equally popular as its already launched sibling, the impression X5. "The response from visitors showed quite clearly that we are on the right track with the new X5 series," adds Künzler.
Another show premiere was the XDC1, a fusion of X5 wash qualities and raw JDC1 strobe power. A large number of these fixtures are already proving their versatility and performance characteristics on Ed Sheeran's current world tour.
The new products of Fusion by GLP – Creos and X-PAR 12 Z – were also greeted with conviction by the audience and will certainly be in use in the near future.
"We are very satisfied with the results of our exhibition and will continue with the concept tested here,” summarises Udo Künzler. “In other words, we

ma-3MA Lighting releases grandMA3 software v1.7
Wednesday, 18 May 2022

Germany - MA Lighting has released the grandMA3 software version 1.7. This release offers MAtricks in presets, reworked preset editor, easier creation of recipes, faster programming of phasers and more intuitive timing and speed.
In addition, there are new features as well as ‘lots of improvements’. XYZ programming, preview functionality and a DMX tester have been implemented. Important menus like Backup and Patch have been reworked for a faster and easier workflow.
Importantly, the grandMA3 software release version 1.7 takes the next step towards a future-proof lighting control system. It reacts to the rising complexity of shows and the increasing requirements in the different market segments.
The software delivers ‘a massive parameter upgrade for most grandMA3 devices’. The parameter upgrade just comes with the software update to grandMA3 v1.7.

geminiLitepanels extends Gemini range
Wednesday, 18 May 2022

USA - Litepanels has announced a further expansion of its Gemini RGBWW LED panel range. Litepanels’ Gemini 2x1 Hard RGBWW LED Panel delivers up to 23,000 lux @10ft/3m of output from a lightweight, compact fixture.
Just like the Gemini 1x1 Hard released a year ago, the double-size Gemini 2x1 Hard produces highly accurate full spectrum white light as well as RGB output and a range of creative cinematic effects. It weighs just 25.3 lbs (11.5kg), including yoke and integrated power supply, and has a maximum power draw of just 500W. Twice the size of its smaller sibling, Gemini 2x1 Hard produces an output that is seven times brighter than the Gemini 1x1 Hard, creating a large volume of punchy light that can be easily softened with a range of diffusers.
“Gemini 2x1 Hard produces a greater volume of light than any other RGBWW LED panel available to gaffers and lighting designers today,” said Michael Herbert, product manager, Litepanels. “No other 2x1 LED panel is this powerful or this versatile. We have combined the latest advances in LED technology with cutting edge industrial design to push the boundaries of what is possible with LED lighting for cinema production.”
Gemini 2x1 Hard can deliver a powerful 20° beam of accurate hard white light, or seamlessly switch to a beautiful soft 100° wash with included diffusion panels. Users can control and modify without compromising on source. The output enables users to deploy a wider range diffusion or reflection tools not possible with less powerful fixtures.
With no external ballast, the ligh

lucentiProlight brings Lucenti at PLASA Focus Leeds
Tuesday, 17 May 2022

UK - At PLASA Focus Leeds, Prolight Concepts Group unveiled a new distribution partnership with Lucenti. On show from the Belgian lighting manufacturer were the Blackwave pixel bar series and Vinci DMX-addressable festoon lamps.
Blackwave is a IP66-rated series of pixel-mappable bars controllable by Art-Net or sACN. The fixtures have a 120° viewing angle and a black front cover, with clear, frosted, rounded or square covers also available.
The system is configured by using one controller for up to 64 bars arranged in groups of eight (1m bar) or 16 (0.5m bar). The strips are easy to link via the Blackwave combined power and data cables, and benefit from automatic patching, configuration and a bi-directional feedback and monitoring using the technology.
The 1m and 0.5m bars are designed to be used in demanding environments like stages, clubs and on the move with rental companies. The double chambered lightweight metal housing provides enough strength to interlock multiple bars, additionally, they feature a back rail to ensure easy mounting and a variety of rigging possibilities with the multitude of accessories available.
Meanwhile, the Vinci DMX addressable festoon lamps have PETE housing and come in a variety of styles. Combined with the Vinci controller (also IP-rated for outdoor use), these lamps are easy to operate with powerline communication technology. Both power and data can be sent along a standard festoon harness up to 240m.
Alongside the showcase from Lucenti, Prolight Concepts exhibited fixtures from LEDJ and e

ayrton-cobraAyrton debuts Cobra laser source IP65-rated luminaire
Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Europe - Ayrton has introduced Cobra, its first phosphor laser source, IP65-rated luminaire, based on the concept of Dreamspot 18K which it first presented at Prolight+Sound 2016.
Several years of development have gone into designing and finalising this luminaire, which offers a next generation speckle-free laser source, designed for rendering a D65 white point that allows perfect colour reproduction.
Cobra pushes all the limits when it comes to beam definition, with native contrast never before achieved by a digital light source, an incredible beam angle of 0.6°, and an extreme range of focus, XT-Focus, which permits the beam shape to be adjusted according to the operating distance.
Cobra is the only luminaire on the market capable of illuminating an object several kilometres away, with an output of 386,000 lux at 20m and an unprecedented 38x zoom ratio and a zoom range of 0.6° to 23° due to its proprietary optical system with 13 lenses and a 170mm frontal lens.
Cobra adopts a particularly minimalist style, is extremely well-balanced due to the luminaire’s simplified waterproofing, known as EasyProtect-65, and the continuous rotation of the pan and tilt movement, which together multiply the possibilities for creating complex effects (Multi-I.R.S.) and makes this luminaire a universal tool capable of meeting any challenge in all conditions.
Cobra is equipped with a highly innovative colour section including a CMY mixing system and a multi-position instant access wheel equipped with six corrective filters, 21 complementary colour

kramer-kds-Kramer showcases high-performance AVoIP
Monday, 16 May 2022

Spain - Kramer revealed a number of new products and technologies at ISE in Barcelona.
In the main zone of Kramer’s ISE booth, visitors experienced the company’s full eco-system of AVoIP solutions. This includes the new KDS-7 family of encoders and decoders, which provide low-latency, high-quality 4K60 4.2.0 video presentations and easy scalability to suit any size network AV installation. With fast deployment capabilities, a simple user experience, enterprise IT-grade security, and advanced, intuitive management, KDS-7 is designed for any enterprise, education, military, or government site.
Also on show was Kramer’s latest line of speakers. When paired with KDS-7, these advancements form Kramer’s AVoIP eco-system, enabling ‘instantaneous, secure engagement across organisations worldwide’.
In the booth’s secondary zone, visitors could explore the new line of Kramer collaboration devices, spanning speakerphones, video cameras, and all-in-one collaboration bars. From the smart panoramic K-180 Mini camera, crafted for small meetings and huddle rooms, to the ultra-HD K-Cam4K, which offers crystal-clear coverage of auditoriums, the range ensures everyone can see and hear - and be seen and heard - whether they’re dialing in from home or sitting at the back of a boardroom.
Kramer also demonstrated its VIA Connect² platform, on which users can hold scalable wireless meetings and classes from any Windows, Mac, Chromebook, Android, or iOS device, on all major videoconference platforms, in any location worldwide. The platform also feat

ldmailaLD Systems debuts modular MAILA at PL+S 2022
Monday, 16 May 2022

Germany - At this year’s Prolight+Sound, the MAILA modular line array system occupied the entire LD Systems booth.
MAILA is a scalable sound reinforcement system formed by four basic elements: the MAILA SAT satellite module, the MAILA COL column module, the MAILA SPA amplifier module, and the MAILA SUB subwoofer. With these elements, MAILA enables scalable, flexible system configurations for a wide range of sound reinforcement applications.
This extends from precise stereo speech reinforcement without subwoofers, to larger conferences and club gigs, to flown line array systems for professional live sound reinforcement at festivals with variable subwoofer arrangements on the ground.
In addition to the system flexibility, MAILA offers features and technologies that aim to simplify the life of every sound engineer. SmartLink+, for example, enables wireless connection (power + signal) as well as automatic detection of the individual modules via robust aluminium rails, while the invisible LogoLink antennas offer wireless connection with ranges of up to 30m under practical conditions. Using the free MAILA App (iPad OS), each MAILA system can also be configured quickly, easily and in detail – including the calculation of SAT angles and wireless system updates.
The EasySplay mechanism allows users to adjust the tilt of each satellite almost infinitely between 0° and 8°. The angle can be adjusted with just one hand via a rotary handle, even under load. In this way, every MAILA system offers a flexible concept for adapting the sound coverage to an

joltADJ debuts Jolt Panel and Bolt
Friday, 13 May 2022

USA - ADJ has announced the immediate availability of the new Jolt Panel FX and Jolt Bar FX. Both of these flexible fixtures combine intensely bright while strobe LEDs and zone-controlled vibrant colour mixing LEDs. Designed for concert productions, festival stages and rental houses, as well as for permanent installation in large nightclubs and performance venues, these fixtures can be used to generate a wide variety of effects.
The Jolt Bar FX is a professional linear LED lighting fixture featuring a central strip of 112 x 5-Watt cool white SMD LEDs, surrounded on both sides by a total of 672 x 0.3W RGB color mixing SMD LEDs. Both types of LED are grouped into independently controllable zones (16 white and 32 color), which means the unit can also be used to generate strobe chases and colored ‘eye candy’ animated pattern effects.
The Jolt Panel FX is a complementary panel LED lighting fixture that incorporates 48 x 5-Watt cool white SMD LEDs, surrounded on both sides by a total of 800 x 0.3W RGB SMD LEDs. Again, both types of LED are grouped into independently controllable zones (6 white and 40 color), allowing for the creation of eye-catching animated chase patterns.
The white LEDs are extremely bright and, when combined in multiples of 48 on the panel and 112 on the bar, generate truly intense strobe effects. Both units offer strobe speeds variable between 0.35Hz and 25Hz as well as multiple effect options: ramp up, ramp down, ramp up-down and random, in addition to regular constant strobing. The white LEDs can also be used without strobing

arena-deckSIXTY82 launches Arena Frame stage systems
Friday, 13 May 2022

Europe - Sixty82 has launched Arena Frame, a new stage concept designed for venues which value the benefits of a quick and easy-to-build stage system.
The straightforward design allows big stages to be built ‘in the blink of an eye’ - a 200m2 stage, for example, can be built in just 90 minutes with a crew of four and a forklift.
The system has a very small storage footprint due to its foldable frames, while it also offers the ability to build the stage and rig at the same time, greatly reducing the time needed to build any stage set.
The Arena Frame system allows every second frame to be omitted, allowing the creation of corridors underneath the stage in both directions without any loss of its load bearing capacity. For standard decking 2x1m elements are used.
The system is equipped with robust swivel castors and an internal lever system which allows the castors to be raised once the stage is in position and rests on its screw jacks. Accessories like stairs, guardrails and transport dollies are also available.

690jetwashProlights expands Jet moving lights family
Friday, 13 May 2022

Europe - Prolights has updated its Jet family with two wash moving lights, the Jet Wash 7 and the Jet Wash 19. These are compact and fast LED fixtures, with 20W Osram RGBW sources - the smaller fixture, the Wash7, has 7 emitters while the Wash19 has 19 LED emitters. Their wide zoom range goes from a narrow 4º beam to a wide to 56º wash.
The Jet Wash range has many similarities to the Astra family, with fewer features that make it more affordable whilst keeping reliability and performance to a maximum.
Their advanced colour mixing system has precise and advanced control with outstanding white temperatures and saturated tones. The white CCT pre-sets go from 2,800K - 10,000K, and the internal colour system provides +/- green correction, tungsten emulation and a virtual colour wheel with macros.
Just like the Astra range, there is also a linear crossfade channel from any white to a colour value and a virtual CTO on colours.
The new fixtures have an intelligent cooling system and three fan settings for noise-sensitive environments. Their newly designed shell makes them lightweight and easy to carry.

apgAPG showcases fresh look and new products
Thursday, 12 May 2022

Spain - APG is showcasing a new series of loudspeakers, subwoofers and amplifiers at ISE this week. The manufacturer is also presenting its new visual signature. Inspired by the blue border dear to the brand since its creation in 1978, the new logo will now act as an integrated visual element on all products.
The SPOT2.6 is a passive full-range compact loudspeaker equipped with 2x 6.5'' speakers and a compression driver loaded by a 70° x 50° constant directivity horn. SPOT 2.6 offers perfect directivity control over a wide frequency range (70° x 50°) thanks to the two low-mid d'Appolito mounting transducers coupled with a rotating horn for high frequencies. SPOT2.6 comes with a wide range of optional accessories.
APG is also introducing the DA amplifier series. Developed in partnership with Powersoft, the DA8 and DA12 are four-channel amplifiers with signal processing, analogue, AES3, Dante/AES67 inputs and outputs, and a bright 4.3” IPS touch display.
The iS subwoofer range is also making its international debut. Comprising three models (iS110, iS112 and iS115) with a 10”, 12” and 15” driver respectively, APG’s iS replaces the SB series, bringing an even wider bandwidth of bass that perfectly fits the needs of modern music.
To complement the iS range is the UC118i, a high-powered subwoofer. Equipped with an 18-inch, bandpass loaded loudspeaker, this subwoofer complements the Uniline Compact range as well as the iX 12 and iX15 models to provide a physiological bass effect.

kommanderrackAudinate’s Dante Ready launches with K-array
Thursday, 12 May 2022

Spain - Audinate has announced the first activation of Dante Ready, a licensing programme that empowers end-users to add channels of Dante audio to supported products in the field. The first deployment is with K-array’s Kommander, Thunder and Mugello amplifiers showing at ISE this week. this week.
Laurence Crew, Audinate senior product manager, comments, “We are truly excited about the possibilities that Dante Ready enables for manufacturers and customers alike, giving them the flexibility to add Dante channels and features when they need them. As one of the most innovative companies in the AV industry, K-array is the perfect partner to launch this revolutionary new service.”
The Kommander Series amplifiers feature cloud-based technologies thanks to the Integrated Electronic Brain on board each amp, coinciding with the launch of Dante Ready.
“To be the first to use Audiante’s Dante Ready activation is a great privilege. Every aspect of K-array’s experience and expertise has been poured into the Kommander,” said Alessandro Tatini - president of K-array. “Our all-new, high-performance amplifiers deliver all of the performance and dynamic excellence for which K-array is renowned, with the additional benefit of cloud-based technologies to extend the possibilities. This is for our customers who will appreciate and enjoy having complete control of K-array speakers.”

atlasied-fs-seriesAtlasIED confirms commitment to safety
Wednesday, 11 May 2022

Spain - At ISE 2002, AtlasIED is showcasing a full array of EN 54-24-approved loudspeaker solutions. Newly certified additions in its ALA column line array, SM all-weather surface-mount, FS horn and FAP in-ceiling lines will all be readily available to integrators through the company’s Belgium warehouse.
AtlasIED’s EN 54-certified loudspeakers have also been tested and approved for the UK’s equivalent certification for use in life safety and voice evacuation systems, ensuring compliance with the strictest local standards, testing methods, and performance criteria for use in both outdoor and indoor environments throughout the region.
All EN 54-24-certified loudspeakers function seamlessly with AtlasIED’s award-winning Atmosphere digital audio platform, which is now approved for sale and use in Europe and the United Kingdom. Atmosphere harnesses the life-saving technology found in all of the brand’s EN 54-24-compliant offerings into a platform that is simple and intuitive to configure, install and operate.
AtlasIED’s ALA line of space-saving, passive column line array loudspeakers—available in black and white—deliver maximum pattern control in a minimum footprint. Models in the line recently certified and approved for use in Europe and the United Kingdom include the ALA20TAW, ALA15TAW, ALA10TAW, and ALA5TAW.
The ALA Series loudspeakers are designed for applications requiring exceptional speech intelligibility without compromising the architectural integrity of the facility. Ideally suited for houses of worship, transportation hub

panevacPan Acoustics launches Pan Evac series
Wednesday, 11 May 2022

Germany - Pan Acoustics has introduced the Pan Evac series. The speakers which use ‘uncompromised high quality 3.5-inch drivers’ are designed not only for not only for announcements but also for quality background music.
The speakers use a complex passive crossover network for optimized sound, straight out of any amplifier. The same circuit delivers passive beam steering with a unique 4-degree beam down-tilt, allowing a straight mounting position while still directing the sound towards the audience. Pan Acoustics is only using 100V toroidal transformers to give low frequency reproduction on 100V lines up to 125 W without saturation effects.
“Many manufacturers just aim to produce a 100V speaker at the lowest possible price, that can just meet EN54-24 requirements. But not us! Our aim was to deliver unrestricted quality for mission critical systems. Our credo is Made in Germany, so we decided to partner with the most respected German VdS institute as a notified body for achieving the EN54-24 certification”, said Udo Borgmann, CEO at Pan Acoustics.
“In the past I was often contacted by consultants and clients who were looking for a certified speaker that still offered a great sound quality. I think you shouldn’t have to choose between these two features. With Pan Evac we are now offering a speaker that can play in both worlds,” said Johannes Kampert, head of global sales at Pan Acoustics.
The speakers are made from powder coated aluminium profiles with stainless steel front grills. This makes them resilient to weather conditions an


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