Celestion Adds Power to Elbow Room
Tuesday, 14 August 2001

The Elbow Room chain of pool bars has commissioned a second audio installation from Essex-based Xtreme AV, for its newest venue, recently opened in Bristol. This latest contract follows on from the success of Xtreme’s design for the Elbow Room in Swiss Cottage, London, which opened in June. The three-floor bar in central London features a highly flexible Celestion CXi sound system, providing six zones of audio to the main bar, the gallery bar on the first floor and the club bar in the basement. The system is controlled by BSS Soundweb which allows the Elbow Room to route any sound source to any area - for example the DJ in the basement bar to a private party in the gallery bar. Private VIP areas, scattered throughout the club, are equipped with their own televisions and speaker system, allowing guests to choose their own programming. Each area has its own EQ setting on Soundweb.

"The client was looking for a sound reinforcement system that fitted aesthetically with the club’s interior design," explains Matt Burrell of Xtreme AV. The result was 15 CXi 821 wall-mounted cabinets from Celestion, with an additional four CXi 521s for the VIP booths. Bass is provided by seven Celestion Substation 10 cabinets, discreetly tucked away into purpose-built cupboards with grille fronts. "We used Celestion many years ago," says Matt Burrell, "and I guess you could say it was capable but didn’t really shine. However, we’ve been really pleasantly surprised by the new CXi products, which offer a continuity of high-quality sound right across

Tascam DJ at PLASA
Tuesday, 14 August 2001

Tascam is showing its expanding digital DJ product range on the Tannoy Professional stand. On show are a brand new digitally powered DJ mixer and the very latest update of the company’s top flight DJ CD decks. Guest spots from top UK DJs on the stand are also being lined up. The Tascam X-9 is a uniquely powerful and appointed professional 4-channel DJ mixer which utilizes high resolution digital processing to offer a range of features including on-board sampling, recallable sweepable EQ and internal effects. 24 bit A-D convertors provide for the highest possible signal resolution from vinyl, with four sets of phono stage or stereo line level connections. Digital inputs enable CD decks and external devices, like MiniDisc players, to be directly connected without loss of quality.

Balanced and unbalanced Master outputs feature attenuation control. Pre-Master booth monitor (with independent level) and digital outputs (e.g. for recording) are also featured. Independently adjustable level and EQ is provided for headphone outputs on both the top and front panels. A balanced mic input also features independent level and EQ control. The X-9 is the only DJ mixer to currently feature three-band, fully sweepable, parametric EQ. Settings can be stored in up to a 100 recallable programmes. The powerful EQ can also deliver real time filter-sweep effects like no other DJ console, say Tascam.

Also being shown for the first time at PLASA is the CD-302 V4.0. This latest upgrade of Tascam’s highly acclaimed CD deck system builds on the astoundingly realistic scratch and break c

Marquee Audio at PLASA 2001
Tuesday, 14 August 2001

This year Marquee Audio will be offering a relaxed atmosphere with a room for conversation over coffee, along with the traditional tempting assortment of audio delicacies. There will be the opportunity to view the latest developments within Marquee and the manufacturers the company works with, including the recent appointment of Marquee as a main UK dealer for Sony. Products demonstrated will include the Optocore LX4 fibre-optic multicore system, latest developments of BSS Soundweb software and hardware, Crestron control systems integrated with other audio processing devices, Yamaha PM1D digital console (latest software release) and the Sony digital console, radio mics and playback equipment.

Sound Department at PLASA
Tuesday, 14 August 2001

At PLASA this year, Sound Department will be demonstrating products from Crest Audio, Community Professional Loudspeakers and Level Control Systems - featuring a live demonstration of the VRAS reverberation system and Sound Advance Systems flat panel loudspeakers. Product launches will includethe new ST Series amplifiers and X-Rack Series mixers from Crest Audio, and new additions to the CPL Installation Series from Community.

Crest’s ST series amplifier is the flagship in a family of ‘elevated efficiency’ amplification. The ST amplifier represents a new benchmark in switching amplification - providing the expected advantages of low-weight and reduced heat, while preserving the sonic integrity for which Crest Audio is known. With the latest in switching technology onboard, this feature-rich product has the contemporary look, feel and sound of a touring class amplifier.

The XR-20 is the first in a line of professional Crest Audio X Series rack mount mixers, which address a wide range of applications. The XR-20 meets the varying needs of project studios, houses of worship, broadcasters, musicians and all facets of live sound reinforcement where it can be used as the primary mixer or as a highly flexible sub mixer.

New to Community’s CPL Installation Series are the CPL26 and CPL28. Outfitted with a pair of 8" low frequency drivers, the CPL28, like the CPL26 (which houses dual 6.5" woofers), employs a two-way design using Community's UC-1 compression driver coupled with a newly-developed, 120° x 60° high frequency horn which can be rota

The Flying Squad Expands
Tuesday, 14 August 2001

Bryan Wilson and Jon Gee formed central London-based Flying Squad Aerial Rigging Services late last year to offer a specialist team devoted to flying performers and acrobats. As part of their expansion, the company has just welcomed a newly-appointed director, Rory McKeown. The Flying Squad now offers a fully comprehensive production rigging service including design, consultancy, manufacture and installation. From Frank Sinatra to Kylie Minogue, McKeown’s CV reads like a who’s who in entertainment. At the forefront of imaginative rigging design for over 20 years, Rory McKeown toured with Pink Floyd on the original ‘Wall’ tour in 1980, rigging the famous huge inflatable moving puppets. This led to his rigging Roger Water’s ‘Wall’ at the Berlin Wall in 1990. He has flown Prince during his 1987 European tour and been chief rigger for U2's nine month world tour. In 2000, he flew Alan Davies for the UK TV production Love is a Many Splintered Tthing.

In his new position, McKeown is currently establishing the rigging department at Excel Event Services, in London's docklands. He is concluding negotiations with structural engineers to create an in-house code of practice to expand the capacity for live events within the facility. The venue was originally designed without any rigging capacity considered. In addition, Flying Squad have recently designed and supplied the flying system in The Turbine hall of Tate Modern for a private party held by Lord Stevenson and family. Lord Stevenson was a Chairman of the Tate trustees for 10 years.


New from Audio-Technica
Tuesday, 14 August 2001

Audio-Technica will be unveiling a number of new products during this year's PLASA exhibition. Taking centre stage will be the second generation of the popular Engineered Sound series of microphones, which has been expanded to include boundary, gooseneck, suspension, lavalier and handheld models. The ES series now also features new capsules, practical switches and redesigned mounting arrangements, making it the perfect solution for all high quality audio installations. Also displayed for the first time will be a limited edition T4033 anniversary model. This commemorative version of the company's flagship microphone is launched as part of the celebrations of the 40th Anniversary of the Audio-Technica Corporation.

Finally, PLASA sees the AT3031 (cardioid) and the AT3032 (omni-directional) microphones added to the 30 Series range for home and project studios. Both microphones are end-fire pencil condensers and feature verow self-noise (16 dB SPL) and a flat, extended frequency response.

Audio-Technica is exhibiting on PLASA stand H16.

BSS Audio at PLASA
Monday, 13 August 2001

BSS Audio will be showing the Soundweb 9088ii at PLASA this year. Its DSP engine builds on the highly successful Soundweb platform, and brings a higher performance to the audio path. The latest generation 24-bit converters are used to give a dynamic range of better than 107dB, plus a new AES/EBU digital input card extends the applications and source options for the Soundweb system. Also on show will be the Minidrive loudspeaker management systems, comprising the FDS-334 (2 inputs 4 outputs) and the FDS-336 (2 inputs 6 outputs), together with the FDS 366 Omnidrive Compact Plus.

BSS Audio can be found on Stand S30.

Northern Light Spec Celestion
Monday, 13 August 2001

One of the UK’s leading sound installation companies, Northern Light, has just completed "the first of many" installs with Celestion professional loudspeakers. In Grangemouth, the Town Hall has commissioned a new sound reinforcement system, featuring the new Celestion CXi Series cabinets, for its 1000-capacity venue.

Stephen Stewart, installations engineer for Northern Light, has wall-mounted Celestion CXi 1221s left and right of the stage, with another pair of CXi1221s as a delay 30 metres up the hall. Celestion KR1s provide the balcony infill, whilst Celestion’s digital management system, the DMS2065, controls all the parametrics and delays.

"We’re hoping to establish a firm alliance between Northern Light and Celestion," explains Stewart. "Celestion is a name that our clients associate with, and this is going to be the first of many CXi installations for Northern Light."

Adam Hall Racks ‘Em Up
Monday, 13 August 2001

Adam Hall Ltd, a leading manufacturer of cabinet and case hardware and audio products, will be launching several hot new products at this year's PLASA Show including 'Racklight' - an innovative way of illuminating 19" racks. Racklight will never get hot or burn out as it doesn't use conventional bulbs and comes in seven cool light source colours! Also on show this year will be many new additions to the company’s extensive range of hardware components for case, 19" rack and cabinet building, Palmer Audiotools and devices for PA, studios and installation, Adam Hall's very own brand of Bulk and Premade cables for sound and lighting, stands, the Defender II cable crossover system and Amphenol connectors, including the new 'A' type XLR for OEMs and manufacturers.

Adam Hall can be found on Stand E32.

Martin Professional’s Major Launches
Monday, 13 August 2001

Martin Professional, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of automated lighting, will head to this year’s PLASA Show with a number of new products and product upgrades. These include the MAC 2000 Forma - a new version of Martin’s successful 1200W MAC 2000 profile spot which features an internal framing device for precise stage lighting and new sub-gobo rotation wheel, useful for theatrical fire and water effects. Also launched is MAC 600 NT - a new version of the popular MAC 600 featuring improved colour mixing, a CTC system and noiseless operation, perfect for noise-sensitive markets such as theatre and TV.

Also new is Wizard - a one-of-a-kind DMX-controllable ‘full-house’ effects light featuring what Martin claim is an extraordinary, magical effect never before seen in the effects lighting industry. The Wizard, which uses a high-output 250W discharge source, has two independent color/gobo wheels offering seven colours, plus two white and six gobo patterns, as well as a separate shutter for fast strobing. The Wizard delivers more than 80 agile light beams, each beam chasing the other while continuously changing colour and gobo pattern. Instant ‘show time’ is now possible with Martin MC Showtime - a user-friendly, plug and play show controller for the Martin MX series of scanners. MC Showtime is a pre-programmed ‘ready to go’ controller offering 30 ever-changing light shows.

On stand from Jem is the new Heavy Fog. Incorporating the latest in refrigeration technology, Jem’s newest heavy fogger is a more com

Lamba Get Expansive
Monday, 13 August 2001

Lamba plc will host its most expansive presentation of new products ever at the PLASA Show this year. In addition to showcasing new mixer and limited edition cartridges from Stanton - on the back of having signed up new endorsement agreements with London’s top dance venues - the company will also be presiding over a number of other major events. The full range of newly-launched Nady microphone and processing products, aimed at four distinct market sectors, will have the additional impetus of a visit from company founder John Nady, who will give an address to dealers and press in the Kensington Room on the Monday of the Show.

Lamba will also introduce their newly-acquired high-end amplification range from PSS in France, having recently been appointed exclusive UK distributors. This series will be seen for the first time in the UK. Also radically different will be a new range of purpose-designed plastic enclosures from Cerwin-Vega!, in addition to their established range of MI and installation enclosures, bearing the legendary ‘earthquake’ sub bass. At the entry level end, Lamba will have ‘complete kit’ packages from Homemix and KAM. Finally, as if that wasn’t sufficient, Lamba will also be hosting their annual party on the Tuesday evening of PLASA, at London’s legendary Limelight Club in the West End.

Lamba can be found on Stand F54.

MMF Rolls Out Red Carpet
Monday, 13 August 2001

On September 19th the London Hilton in Park Lane will once again be the focus for music industry stars and top brass as they gather to celebrate the Music Managers Forum's (MMF) seventh annual British Music Roll of Honour. Slick production and plenty of surprises are planned for the annual event, which promises to be as high profile as last year's when Lionel Richie played for his manager Barrie Marshal and Phil Collins reformed Genesis for one night to honour the band's manager, Tony Smith.

James Fisher, general secretary of the MMF, told PLASA Media: "As in previous years, we will be inviting a number of international artists to take part in the awards ceremony. They will play a key role in inducting well-known industry figures into the British Music Roll of Honour and honouring the recipient of the Peter Grant Award for outstanding achievement." Since its inauguration in 1995, the MMF's British Music Roll of Honour has marked the achievements of a wide range of industry luminaries including Rod Smallwood, Muff Winwood, John Kennedy, Gail Colson, Harvey Goldsmith, Barrie Marshal and Rupert Perry. This year's inductees are of equally high calibre, but in keeping with tradition their identities will remain secret until nearer the time. The event will also feature the BDO/MMF Manager of the Year Award which last year went to Rob Holden, David Gray’s manager as well as the Producer of the Year Award, which was introduced in 1997 and has so far been presented to Mike Hedges, Guy Chambers - Steve Power, Ray Hedges and Artful Dodger - Mark Hill.Tickets for the

Emmy Nomination for Ravitz
Monday, 13 August 2001

Internationally recognized lighting designer Jeff Ravitz, principal of Visual Terrain Inc, has received a Prime Time Emmy Award nomination for his lighting design on the recent Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band special on HBO. Marking the first time Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have been presented in concert on television, the special was shot last summer in high-definition format during Springsteen's record-setting, 10-show sell-out at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The concert was the finale of their 1999-2000 world tour. Ravitz had designed the show lighting for the tour and was called in to adapt the design for the needs of television. To that end, he added a subtle amount of audience lighting to enhance that already used in the live show. The live performance uses colour liberally for the artists’ key lighting to reflect emotion and enhance the live show contrast. In discussions between Ravitz, Springsteen and director Chris Hilson, it was agreed that this would render close-ups, which comprised the bulk of the show's final shots, unflattering. To address this issue, colour was adjusted for the camera. Keylight was balanced to 3200°K to allow the many shades of blue Ravitz uses, to read accurately. In addition, intensities for the main performance lighting were reset to balance the contrast ratios for the camera. This is Ravitz's second Emmy nomination, having previously been named for his design for Cher Live at the Mirage on CBS.

Allen & Heath Pro Touring PackageAllen & Heath Pro Touring Package
Monday, 13 August 2001

A special 'ready-to-tour' deal has been announced for Allen & Heath's flagship ML5000 27-buss live sound VCA console. In addition to the mixer, each ML5000 Pro Touring Package includes a high quality Amptown touring console flightcase, a pair of rugged MPS14 power supplies with autoswitching in a wheeled 7U Amptown flightcase with 3U lockable drawer, a console dustcover and four Littlites.

Allen & Heath and Amptown have gone to great lengths to devise the ideal case for the ML5000. Among the features created to meet the needs of the touring industry is a specially designed cable compartment with a hinged lid that can be easily slotted in and out to allow full access for patching. The console is protected by rubber shock absorbing, enabling the ML5000 to safely travel upright on six heavy-duty castors. Up to 20 handles are provided, and the inside of the case is fully foam lined and strengthened latterly to improve rigidity. Martin Daley, UK Sales Manager at Allen & Heath, commented: "As well as taking the hassle out of getting cases and accessories together for a new desk, the Pro Touring Package makes it easy to arrange finance for the whole deal rather than individual elements. With a lot of help from John O'Neill and the Amptown team, I think we've come up with a really robust, practical solution, that can make life that bit easier on the road."

The ML5000 pro touring package is only available in the UK and can be purchased for 32-, 40- and 48-channel consoles. Allen & Heath's 24-channel sidecar expanders for ML5000 can now also be supplied in matching Amp

Step Forward Mr Average . . .
Sunday, 12 August 2001

A new study analysing almost 230 audio companies and their directors, offers a rather unique insight into the individuals running today’s companies. The research, by Plimsoll, suggests that, in broad terms, there are four distinct types of director.

Mr Average: The study found that the average director in the audio industry is 49 years old and has been in the job for over seven years. The average salary is £25,000 per annum.

Old Hats: the study revealed that despite a 7% yearly turnover of directors, almost 39% have held their position for more than 10 years. Just under one fifth of UK directors in the sound equipment industry are now over 60 years old, and over the next three to five years, as these bastions of the industry reach retirement age, their departure could have a profound effect on the companies they formerly controlled.

Marathon Runners: If the industry is a victim of an ageing set of leaders, there’s no evidence to suggest that their companies’ performance is flagging. Of the 59 companies where these over 60s work, almost 34% are running successful companies - in comparison to the industry average of 31%.

These companies acquisition prospects because the directors are getting long in the tooth - it’s certainly a scenario that predators look for when scanning for prospects. In fact, the study features 32 companies where every board member is over the age of 55.

At the other end of the scale there are the Young Guns. 51 directors are under the age of 35 with 20% of these working at successful companies. 15 of these ‘youn

Capital Sound Buys Meyer M3D
Sunday, 12 August 2001

Capital Sound Hire has purchased a Meyer Sound M3D line array system from UK distributor Autograph Sales. The order for 24 M3D cabinets represents a break with the company’s tradition as an exclusive Martin Audio user. Managing director Keith Davis explains: "Meyer has moved on faster than other manufacturers and we think that this system is superior to any other line array system on the market." Capital’s client base covers a wide range of genres, including major rock and stadium venues, but also musical tours and classical events; from the Bolshoi Ballet to the Stereophonics. The first outing for the system was the co-headline tour by Shirley Bassey and Chris De Burgh.

2001 Tony Awards
Saturday, 11 August 2001

It was a remarkable night to top the remarkable season that Broadway’s newest smash-hit musical has enjoyed since its acclaimed opening earlier this year.

At the 2001 Tony Awards Ceremony, held on June 3rd at the Radio City Music Hall in New York, The Producers (pictured) won all of the awards for which it had been nominated - 12 wins in all, breaking the all-time record for Tony wins by one show.

Adapted from his own film by Mel Brooks, the show won Brooks himself awards for Best Original Score and Best Book of a Musical. It also netted prizes itself (Best Musical), for many of its performers, and for the rest of its creative team: Susan Stroman (Best Choreography, Best Direction of a Musical), Doug Besterman (Best Orchestrations), Robin Wagner (Best Scenic Design), William Ivey Long (Best Costume Design) and Peter Kaczorowski (Best Lighting Design).

Both Wagner and Kaczorowski were runners-up at last year’s Tonys for their work on the acclaimed revival of Kiss Me Kate, scheduled to make a West End appearance later this year. This year, Wagner beat last year’s winner, Bob Crowley (nominated for The Invention of Love) as well as Heidi Ettinger (The Adventures of Tom Sawyer) and Douglas W Schmidt (the popular revival of 42nd Street). The other lighting nominees were Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer for Jane Eyre, Paul Gallo for 42nd Street and Kenneth Posner for The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

The Producers’ clean sweep meant that a number of other popular musicals went home empty handed, notably the much-hyped new production of Follies, the r

2001 Tony Awards
Saturday, 11 August 2001

It was a remarkable night to top the remarkable season that Broadway’s newest smash-hit musical has enjoyed since its acclaimed opening earlier this year.

At the 2001 Tony Awards Ceremony, held on June 3rd at the Radio City Music Hall in New York, The Producers (pictured) won all of the awards for which it had been nominated - 12 wins in all, breaking the all-time record for Tony wins by one show.

Adapted from his own film by Mel Brooks, the show won Brooks himself awards for Best Original Score and Best Book of a Musical. It also netted prizes itself (Best Musical), for many of its performers, and for the rest of its creative team: Susan Stroman (Best Choreography, Best Direction of a Musical), Doug Besterman (Best Orchestrations), Robin Wagner (Best Scenic Design), William Ivey Long (Best Costume Design) and Peter Kaczorowski (Best Lighting Design).

Both Wagner and Kaczorowski were runners-up at last year’s Tonys for their work on the acclaimed revival of Kiss Me Kate, scheduled to make a West End appearance later this year. This year, Wagner beat last year’s winner, Bob Crowley (nominated for The Invention of Love) as well as Heidi Ettinger (The Adventures of Tom Sawyer) and Douglas W Schmidt (the popular revival of 42nd Street). The other lighting nominees were Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer for Jane Eyre, Paul Gallo for 42nd Street and Kenneth Posner for The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

The Producers’ clean sweep meant that a number of other popular musicals went home empty handed, notably the much-hyped new production of Follies, the re

Aura's Greatest Sounds: Now Available On CD!
Friday, 10 August 2001

Aura Sound Design, a leading specialist in sound design for theatre and themed exhibitions, have fulfilled a long-held ambition: the release of the first volumes of the Aura Sound Effects Collection. With a long-term plan to make all of the sound effects from Aura's extensive collection available on CD, the first release consists of four CDs: Volume 1A Steam Trains, Volume 1B Steam Trains, Volume 2 Subway including New York, London, Paris, Tokyo and Hamburg, and Volume 3 Sea and Water. Most of the sound effects featured on the CDs are original, digital recordings made by Aura's team on HHB and Sony Pro DAT recorders using the best quality microphones, and the CD's include comprehensive descriptions of each track with any particular nuances identified.

The effects have long been used in shows by Aura's team of sound designers, including John A Leonard and Fergus O'Hare, whose recent shows include Noises Off at the National Theatre and in the West End, King Lear at the Theatr Clywd, Lulu for the Almeida at Kings Cross and in the USA, God Only Knows in the West End and on tour, A Lie of the Mind at the Donmar Warehouse and The Prisoner's Dilemma for the Royal Shakespeare Company as well as the Madame Tussaud's Exhibition in New York. However, the release of the CDs has also already seen these effects used in shows as far apart as Colchester and the United States. Appropriately, given the transport-related theme of three of the CDs, the effects have also been incorporated into the re-design of the ultimate transport musical, Starli

One for the Record Books?
Friday, 10 August 2001

Blackout Triple E Ltd has just completed what it believes to be the biggest draping job ever under taken in Europe. The brief was to construct 11 acoustic friendly session rooms, in addition to providing the rigging for lighting, sound and video throughout a hall measuring over half a kilometre in length by 100m across and 15m high. The project involved over 100 motors, 5000m of catenaries, over 1000m of truss and a staggering 1000 drapes, which alone weighed over 30 tonnes and required three 45ft trucks to transport them to the newly commissioned Montjuic 2 exhibition centre run by Fira de Barcelona in Spain.

Discussions began over 12 months ago about the feasibility of holding simultaneous presentations in such a big hall: the requirement was to create eleven 'rooms' - nine to hold 880 people, one to accommodate 1650 and another for 2050 people. The task was to create a cost-effective solution built in a limited time and to provide a high quality finish complete with the all-important soundproof property. As a result, planning began early on as Blackout Triple E and production company Ultimate Events embarked on a series of audio tests with Delta Sound Systems. Such tests necessitated a complete test build of one room plus various temporary structures, which all took place in the venue before the building had actually been commissioned.

The final acoustic solution was to build the rooms with double lined drape walls, hung from catenaries attached directly to the roof structure. The walls included an essential acoustic air gap and were finished at ground level by temp

Funktion One Expands the Family
Friday, 10 August 2001

Funktion One - designers and manufacturers of high power loudspeaker enclosures has added to the Funktion One family with the appointment of distributors under the Funktion One banner in Japan and Australia. Totalton has been appointed as distributor in Germany and Clockhouse Concepts in France. Zag Inc was appointed as distributor in the US earlier in the year. This initial distribution network will represent the full range of Funktion One touring and installation products. Contact details are as follows:

Funktion One Japan - E-mail: masa@funktion-one.co.jpFunktion One Australia - E-mail: jod@funktion-one.com.auUnited States - Zag Inc - Email: mail@zaginc.com

Mackie Designs Introdcues MDR24/96Mackie Designs Introdcues MDR24/96
Friday, 10 August 2001

Mackie Designs has launched a new 24-bit/24-track non-linear hard disk recorder. Available in September 2001, the new low-priced MDR24/96 makes Mackie’s hard disk recording technology available to a much broader audience. Fully compatible with Mackie’s HDR24/96, the new MDR24/96 includes an internal 20-gigabyte Ultra-DMA hard disk that delivers over 100 minutes of 24-track recording at 48kHz and a built-in drive bay for Mackie Media M-90 recording drives and Mackie Media Project backup drives. The MDR24/96 ships with three 24-bit, 48kHz analogue I/O cards as standard. Optional digital I/O cards are available. Sync and clock capabilities include MIDI MMC and MTC, SMPTE, video blackburst and Word Clock. A standard 100BaseT Ethernet port for connection to PCs and networks is also included.

The MDR24/96 is also fully compatible with Mackie’s new Remote 48 Pro remote control. With the Remote 48 Pro, users can operate two hard disk recorders from a single control surface - allowing an MDR24/96 and HDR24/96 to function seamlessly as a full 48-track digital recording system with advanced editing capabilities.

Martin Audio at PLASA
Friday, 10 August 2001

Martin Audio - a world leader in the manufacture of professional loudspeaker systems - will this year display examples of all their product ranges, including Wavefront, EM, Cinema, Architectural, Blackline and accompanying dedicated control electronics. The company will also be launching additional Blackline cabinets - the F8, F10 and S12 - as well as a new line of lower cost professional power amplifiers, the MA900, MA1400 and MA4200.

The F8 and F10 Blackline cabinets are multi-angled enclosures featuring a 1" (25mm) compression driver on a 90° x 50° user rotatable horn with a long-excursion 8" (200mm) low frequency driver and a powerful 10" (250mm) low frequency driver respectively. The S12 is an extremely powerful and compact sub-bass cabinet which when used in conjunction with either the F8 or F10 will extend the response of the complete system to below 50Hz. The MA900, MA1400 and MA4200 offer powers of 2 x 450 W @ 4 ohms, 2 x 700 W @ 4 ohms and 4 x 200 W @ 4 ohms, from a conventional power supply, housed in a 2U x 325mm deep chassis.

Martin Audio can be found on Stand F64.

Turbosound at PLASA 2001
Friday, 10 August 2001

This year Turbosound will be hosting an air-conditioned demonstration room on the Top Deck of PLASA. At various intervals throughout the day, there will be demonstrations of products from the Floodlight and QLight series. There will also be a multimedia demonstration in Dolby 6.1 surround sound using the TCS-35s and TCS-108s. On the main stand, a range of new products including the TQ-115, the TCS-108P and the TFM-450 will be on display, amongst other products from their QLight, Floodlight and TCS series.

The TFM-450 is a floor monitor and is based around a custom designed neodymium 15" low frequency driver which uses a 4" voice coil for maximum efficiency, and a 2" exit neodymium high frequency driver on a 60° x 40° horn. The TQ-115 is a low frequency enclosure comprising a custom designed 15" x 3" voice coil loudspeaker. It is intended for use as a low frequency extension to the TQ-200 series and forthcoming new QLight series products. The TCS-108P is an addition to the well-established TCS-108 LF enclosure. Unlike the TCS-108, the TCS-108P has a low-pass passive crossover so that it may be used in conjunction with other Turbosound products without the use of an electronic crossover.

Turbosound can be found on Stand R4


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