May 1, 2001 12:00 PM, Compiled by Elizabeth Price
Sharp Electronics' XG-V10XU Conference Series projector features
3800 ANSI lumens, a range of optical lenses, network and videowall
capability, and signal handling from workstations and PC
resolutions up to UXGA, Macintosh, DTB and video. It comes equipped
with software for gamma correction, as well as diagnostic and
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CobraNet licensee Whirlwind has an easy-to-install 8-in/8-out
digital audio transceiver that utilizes the CM-1 CobraNet low-power
core module: the DCS88. All inputs and outputs are accessed via
terminal screw connections. The unit can be up to 100 meters from
the power supply (longer runs require adding 10-base-T switches
between the CobraNet command center and the power supply).
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Tube Preamp System
Accepting +20dB peaks while maintaining over 120dB dynamic
range, Applied Research and Technology's TPS includes twin
high-performance discrete preamplifiers with local feedback, as
well as ART's Variable Valve Voicing (V3) 12AX7A gain stage. It
provides level monitoring via two analog meters.
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IMP Systems has weatherproof distributed speaker amps that can
be placed in or near a speaker in rain, snow, ice and sun. They are
available in 5, 10, 20, 40 and 75 watts and can be used with any
speaker from any manufacturer.
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Multiple Angle Stage Monitor
The KSM-8 from Klipsch is a two-way loudspeaker with sides
angled at 65° and 45°. It has a 90×90° hybrid
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InFocus Corporation's LP900 series projectors offer brightness,
image quality, true XGA resolution, HDTV compatibility and more.
The LP930 outputs 3200 lumens, with lens shift. The LP925 has 2400
lumens, no lens shift.
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Three project boxes from BGW, the PB-1, PB-2 and PB-3, have
rugged, flat aluminum front and rear panels with ⅛-inch
aluminum, black smooth powder coat chassis and 19-inch front panel
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Panja has a PosiTrack Pilot camera panel that controls multiple
robotic video cameras. It has a 6-inch color touchpanel with video
preview, a combined pan/tilt/zoom joystick, and focus wheel and
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Power Distribution Products
Juice Goose's PD1-B is a custom multiple-circuit AC power
distribution device with a 30-inch strip that includes six duplex
outlets. The CQ-PD1-4 has four 20-amp circuits for 80 amps of power
sequencing. And the PSC-6 is a power sequence controller that
activates six sequence steps for powering audio equipment in a
specified order. It has dry contact closures on its six back
terminals, and it provides 24 volts of DC current at around 100
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The Redwood Music cable range can be used in musical instrument,
microphone, interconnecting and speaker applications. Cables have
all-metal ends wrapped in heat-shrink tubing inside the plugs.
Basic cables are available in 10- and 20-foot lengths.
Professional-grade cables come in 1, 3, 10 and 20 feet. The line
also includes two speaker cables that use 16-guage wire in a heavy
jacket (20 and 30 feet) and balanced and unbalanced mic cables (20
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Now available online from dbx are the 41 JBL speaker tuning
presets for use with the DriveRack
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Allen and Heath has a medium-sized live mixing console, the
ML4000. The ML4000 has eight VCA groups and an LCR panning system.
Each input features 4-band sweep EQ with switched Q.
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The VS-4×4FW, from Kramer Electronics, is a passive desktop
FireWire router with four type-B inputs and four type-B outputs,
front-panel control, transmission speeds up to 400 MS per second, a
desktop-style metal enclosure and more.
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The new IQ-PIP-USP2/CN module, working with the Com-Tech 10
Series and Macro-Tech 02 Series amps from Crown, creates a
CobraNet-compatible amplifier. Features include output signal
delay, auto standby, eight independent adjustable filters per
channel and onscreen error reporting.
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Sound Control Technologies has a Series II ASP-8×8 Audio
Matrix line; now the entire line of SCT DSP products has been
converted to Series II platforms.
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Integrated Camera System
The ICS100 and ICS150 Series High Security
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Plasma Display TVs
Luce introduced the PDTV-422A (42-inch) and PDTV-500A (50-inch)
standalone plasma televisions. Features are integrated television
tuners, picture-in-picture, split screen, zoom, scaling and a
built-in 15-watt-per-channel audio amplifier.
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“Zero Distortion” Technology
Earthworks' 1024, a new 4-channel preamp, has distortion under
1ppm. Frequency response is from 2 Hz to 100 kHz, with an input
noise spec equal to the 140dB capability of 24-bit digital. It has
10-volt RMS nominal output.
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Models 84034 and 86034 are base/slope consoles from Winsted.
They have 24.5-inch-high (14U) sloping top modules designed to hold
two sets of 9-inch monitors; and Winsted added 3.5 inches of height
to accommodate additional electronics.
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The Roland AR-3000, a one rack-space digital audio
recorder/player, has sound quality up to 24 bit/48 kHz, expanded
synchronization with video decks and lighting systems and optional
Ethernet networking for remote operation. The AR-200
half-rack-sized recorder uses a PC card slot, can play back up to
250 different 24 bit/48 kHz audio phrases and can be synchronized
with other AR-Series products.
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Multichannel Digital Audio Player
Mackenzie Labs' M2 Series features MPEG 1, Layer 2 audio for
scalable fidelity from voice to CD quality, balanced audio output,
removable PCMCIA Flash memory, contact closure, RS-232 control and
more. It comes in various configurations.
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The SoundFrame Solo by Driver Design is an ultra-thin two-way
speaker with 50 watts maximum program power, a range of 160 Hz to
18 kHz ±3 dB, 88dB sensitivity. Impedance is 8 ohms, with
70-volt and 25-volt versions available.
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Terk's Leapfrog WaveMaster 20 can transmit picture and sound
through the air from one television to another. With the Leapfrog
WaveMaster, one DVD player can be used to send movies to every
television in a home.
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Digital Audio Recorder
The CDR-HD1000 is a new 20GB-capacity digital audio recorder
from Yamaha. It has linear PCM recording, 24-bit performance A/D
and D/A converters, automatic sampling rate conversion of 96 kHz,
48 kHz, 44.1 kHz and 32 kHz signals. It is SCMS compliant and is
compatible with display and write-in CD text.
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Based on the Precision Series, the Electro-Voice Px Series of
power amps features level control, input/signal present LED,
voice-coil protection, and mode switch with status LED and Mid-EQ
for customer selection between flat or dip.
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Thomas and Betts introduced two new
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Da-Lite Screen Company's APT2-42 for managing LCD and DLP data
projectors has an 18×24-inch adjustable projector shelf for
3° side-to-side tilt, 14° tilt and 6 inches of height
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The Martin Audio Effect 3R is a passive, two-way cinema surround
system for medium-sized cinemas, screening rooms and under-balcony
applications. It has an 8-inch bass driver and a 1-inch HF device
mounted on a 90×90° circular waveguide.
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Digital Controller with SMAART Pro
Renkus-Heinz's D26A digital controller was upgraded to 24-bit
96kHz converters. Using the D26A with SMAART Pro, the user can
control system specific processing and can set delay and EQ
parameters while viewing the results in the SMAART dual-FFT EQ
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Networked Digital Audio System
The latest version of HitPlayer was introduced by Digigram.
HitPlayer-L uses two standalone audio players with IP network
services for automated and interactive audio applications. It comes
with an internal hard disk, industry-standard digital audio file
formats, plus multiple high-quality audio channels that can be
managed from one point of control.
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