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JBL Professional Introduces Its Best EON Loudspeaker Ever At NAMM 2011: The New EON515XT

JBL Professional today introduced its EON515XT active loudspeaker. As the flagship of the iconic JBL powered portable speaker collection, the EON515XT was engineered for durability, high performance and ease of use. JBL has extended the reach of the current EON technology by improving input sensitivity, lowering the noise floor, adding user selectable EQ control and re-voicing the system for peak performance and enhanced audio precision.

“In the development of our PRX600 Series we’ve learned and implemented quite a few things that enhanced system performance,? said Richard Ruse, JBL Director of Marketing for Portable PA. “We knew we could do the same for the EON515XT and quite frankly, we couldn’t wait to do it. Through amplifier optimization and restructuring of the gain stages, we’ve increased the maximum SPL from 129 dB to 132 dB. We’ve made the system quieter when idling and re-voiced the system for a more even more

Crown Redefines Category Performance and Price With Groundbreaking XLS Series Amplifiers

Redefining the category of affordable and high-quality power amplifiers, Crown is showcasing the next generation line of XLS Series amplifiers, The line – consisting of four models and offering an unprecedented level of performance and configuration flexibility ushers in a new era of power amplification at the entry level.

The XLS series amplifiers implement a flexible PureBand™ Crossover System. A user can select crossover points from 50 Hz to 3 kHz, allowing for precise matching of specified crossover points on most bi-amplified loud speakers. Increased Control is also highlighted by the three selectable channel modes and clip limiters designed to protect loudspeakers that can be turned on and off by channel.

PeakX™ limiters allow higher output levels than conventional analog limiting while providing assured driver protection, and deploy algorithms derived from the extensive research and development of the OmniDrive HD loudspeaker processing in Crown’s flagship I-Tech more

AKG Couples Convenience, Performance And Value With Drumset GROOVE PACK

Combining the dynamic sound quality of the popular P2 and P4 Microphones with a rugged P 17 Condenser microphone, three mounting clamps and two stand adapters, AKG’s comprehensive Drumset GROOVE PACK offers drummers and percussionists an all-inclusive solution for live and recorded sound. The Drumset GROOVE PACK comes in an all-metal carrying case with six total microphones for bass, drum and overhead positioning.

The two overhead P 17 condenser cardiod microphones with the Drumset GROOVE PACK offer a level of precision that is normally found in a higher cost, small-diaphragm condenser. With an all-metal construction and a switchable 20 dB attenuation pad, the P 17 is a ½ – inch small diaphragm instrumental microphone, perfectly suited for overhead positioning.

“The Drumset GROOVE PACK offers percussionists the most comprehensive set of extremely rugged, highly versatile microphones,? said Thomas Umbauer, Product Manager for the Drumset GROOVE PACK. “They are more

DigiTech Introduces Its First-Ever Guitar and Bass Amplifiers at NAMM 2011

Expanding into an entirely new product category, DigiTech today announced the introduction of its first-ever guitar and bass amplifiers at NAMM 2011. Combining renowned DigiTech sound quality and tonal flexibility with outstanding value, the new DigiTech amplifier lineup includes five combo guitar amps, a combo bass amp and a 150-Watt tube head with 4 x 12 cabinet half-stack.

The DigiTech amplifier line includes the following:

• TH-150 150 Watt all tube head and 4 x 12-inch speaker cabinet (MAP: head, $2399.95; cabinet, $599.95)

• Classic-15GR 15 Watt, 2-channel combo guitar amp with reverb (8-inch speaker, MAP: $99.95)

• Classic-15G 15 Watt, 2-channel combo guitar amp (8-inch speaker, MAP: $79.95)

• Classic-15B 15 Watt combo bass amp (8-inch speaker, MAP: $79.95)

• Fusion 30XD 30 Watt, modeling combo guitar amp (12-inch speaker, MAP: $199.95)

• Fusion 75XD 75 Watt, modeling combo guitar amp more

Lexicon® PCM Hardware Now Supported In Harman HiQnet™ System Architect™ Version 2.3

Lexicon Pro today announced that its PCM Hardware processors are now supported in Harman HiQnet™ System Architect™ 2.3. The new version optimizes Lexicon’s hardware and provides more enhanced control and functionality to live sound and studio users.

The new version of System Architect allows for more seamless control through real-time input and output meters, control of all parameters and the ability to change machine configurations, clock rates, and audio source. PCM hardware users can now also store and recall device files, create custom control panels and transfer presets.

The Lexicon PCM92, PCM96 and PCM96 Surround reverb/effects processors are designed to provide the ultimate in performance and flexibility. They offer industry-leading features including hundreds of factory presets that deliver classic Lexicon audio quality as well as extensive digital and analog connection options.

HiQnet System Architect version 2.3 includes an improved Custom Panel Designer and as more

JBL Professional Introduces Its EON210P Complete Portable PA System at NAMM 2011

JBL Professional today announced the introduction of its EON210P Portable PA system, a complete powered system that is compact, lightweight and simple to use.

“Our new EON210P makes it easy to enjoy great sound almost anywhere. It’s ideal for live music, schools, churches, presentations, parties or anywhere you need clear, powerful sound,? noted Richard Ruse, JBL Director of Marketing for Portable PA. “And because it’s so intuitive you don’t need to be an audio pro to use the EON210P—
you can be up and running in just a few minutes.?

The JBL EON210P includes two 10-inch, 2-way speakers, an 8-channel powered stereo mixer with four digital effects, two 15-foot speaker cables and a convenient storage compartment for microphones and accessories. The mixer and storage compartment attach to the rear of the speakers, allowing for ease of movement when transporting the system. At a total weight of just 33 more

dbx® Industry Standard Graphic Equalizers, Compressors and Crossovers Get New Look at NAMM 2011

At NAMM 2011, dbx® is enhancing its product line with updated versions of its industry leading high-performance graphic equalizers, compressors and crossovers. The dbx S Series products are the next generation of the industry’s most successful signal processors. All products in the dbx S Series build upon 40 years of cutting-edge signal processing heritage. The newly updated dbx S Series products feature a platinum front panel, and four color packaging with informative application suggestions for each product.

The dbx S Series products making their NAMM debut include the following:

• 231s dual 31-band graphic equalizer
• 215s dual 15-band graphic equalizer
• 131s single 31-band graphic equalizer
• 266xs compressor/gate
• 166xs compressor/limiter/gate
• 234s/234xs stereo 2-way/mono 3-way/mono 4-way crossover
• 223s/223xs stereo 2-way/mono 3-way crossover

“Our newly updated EQs, compressors and crossovers demonstrate that even industry-standard workhorse products can be improved as technology evolves,? said more

Real Ethernet Backbone Pays Interoperability Dividend As Crown Audio Debuts “Powered By Crown? Apple® iPad Control Application At Winter NAMM 2011

Underscoring the comprehensive integration value of its long-term commitment to a standards- based Ethernet backbone for its winning amplifier lineup, Crown Audio today announced the addition of the “Powered By Crown? iPad/iPhone App, designed to provide users with enhanced control and configuration of its amplifiers. The new application can be deployed to control and monitor amplifiers by setting the basic control panels on an amplifier or handle a complete setup through Harman HiQnet™ System Architect™.

The new application benefits both touring professionals and integrators as it can be used to control numerous lines of Crown amplifiers including I-Tech, I-Tech HD, CTs, and Macro Tech I Series amplifiers. Users can instantly connect by plugging their amplifiers into a wireless router. The app can be deployed on two, four and eight channel amplifiers. Users can now create a custom control panel in HiQnet System Architect, save it and directly import it more

BSS Audio® Introduces Full-Bandwidth Acoustic Echo Cancellation Algorithm for Soundweb London Conferencing Processors

BSS Audio®, a Harman International Company (NYSE-HAR), today introduced a new full-bandwidth Acoustic Echo Cancellation (AEC) algorithm for its Soundweb™ London conferencing processors. The new full-bandwidth AEC algorithm is released with HiQnet London Architect v3.04 and can be used with existing Soundweb London AEC Input Cards and the recently-introduced Soundweb London BLU-101 and BLU-102 devices.

The existing 8kHz-bandwidth AEC algorithm is optimized for POTS, VoIP phone system and digital phone system applications. The new full-bandwidth AEC algorithm facilitates enhanced fidelity for specific applications, while also offering a reduced processing latency. A property within HiQnet London Architect v3.04 allows users to switch between the new full-bandwidth AEC algorithm and the existing 8kHz-bandwidth algorithm. Dedicated full-bandwidth ‘dry’ signals for local sound reinforcement or recording are offered for both AEC algorithms.

Existing installations can be upgraded to accommodate full-bandwidth content, without the requirement for additional hardware. However, when upgrading systems to more

AKG Wireless iPhone App 2.0 Adds Control Functionality, Style To Wireless Capabilities

Following the successful launch of its first iPhone application in 2010, AKG is introducing the AKG Wireless App 2.0 at Winter NAMM, now available via free download in the Apple iTunes store. With a host of new features and an updated interface, users will not only be able to monitor and configure their AKG wireless systems through an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, but will also have the opportunity to control multiple settings from system design, to soundcheck and during performances, all through Harman’s HiQnetTM protocol and a Wi-Fi connection.

Supporting the Apple iPhone 4 retina display, version 2.0 offers advanced control functionality, allowing users to manage and change their wireless system parameters, including the name of the setup and frequency signals. The newly adopted ALERT system automatically issues a warning if there is a low microphone battery or an antenna malfunction. The app also suggests possible solutions for more

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