NAMM 2007 Product Preview
A sampling of new products to be displayed at NAMM 2007, Jan. 18?21 in Anaheim, CA.
Portable PA system
SLS Loudspeakers has introduced the 8290 multipurpose portable PA box for use in multimedia installations, and house and stage monitoring applications. The system incorporates a full-range, passive dual 8-inch design, with a multi-angled cabinet. The product includes the company's PRD500 planar ribbon driver within a 90-degree die cast aluminum waveguide. Price: $899.95. Availability: currently available. For more information, see SLS Loudspeakers at NAMM booth 5222, or contact the company at 417-883-4549 or at www.slsaudio.com.
Near field reference monitors
Tannoy Precision has released the Precision 6iDP and 8iDP three-way, semi-active near field reference monitors with the company's Interactive Digital Programming technology. The Precision iDP models incorporate built-in EQ capability and loudspeaker positioning compensation. The company's WideBand technology extends high-frequency response to more than 50 kHz for wide bandwidth digital recording formats. Price: $2,185 (Precision 6D Master iDP); $1,696 (Precision 6D Slave iDP); $2,415 (Precision 8D Master iDP); $1,897 (Precision 8D Slave iDP). Availability: currently available (all models). For more information, see Tannoy Precision at NAMM booth 6840, or contact the company at 519-745-1158 or at www.tannoy.com.
Neutrik's DLX chassis connectors feature compact all-metal housing, RF protection, and electromagnetic shielding. Duplex ground contact provides contact integrity between chassis and cable connectors, according to the company. The line also includes a male connector with a metal retention bar. The connectors are available in 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-, and 7-pole configurations with gold or silver plated solder contacts and nickel or black metal housing. Price: $3.04 to $7.57. Availability: Q1 2007 (all models). For more information, see Neutrik at NAMM booth 6320, or contact the company at 732-901-9488 or at www.neutrikusa.com.
The MXL.006 USB/cardioid condenser microphone from MXL Microphones features a gold diaphragm, 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response, and a pressure-gradient condenser capsule. The MXL.006 connects directly to a computer via standard USB ports without external mic preamps. The microphone includes support for USB 1.1 and 2.0, as well as gain adjustment settings in its built-in three-position attenuation switch. The product connects to Windows and Macintosh without special drivers. Price: $169.95. Availability: currently available. For more information, see MXL Microphones at NAMM booth 6498, or contact the company at 310-333-0606 or at www.mxlmics.com.Room treatment system
The Auralex SonoSuede room treatment system is designed for professional and home recording studios. The system incorporates four 16- by 48-by 2-inch back-beveled panels for corner trapping, and eight 16- by 48-by 1-inch rectangular-shaped back-beveled panels, for a total of 64 square feet in the Pro model. The HT model consists of four 16- by 48- by 2-inch back-beveled panels and eight 16- by 48- by 1-inch trapezoidal square-edge panels, for a total of 54 square feet. Price: $1,399. Availability: currently available. For more information, see Auralex at NAMM booth 4295, or contact the company at 800–959–3343 or at www.auralex.com.Two-way loudspeaker
JBL Professional's Control 1 Pro two-way loudspeaker features monitor-grade high- and low-frequency drivers. The loudspeakers incorporate SonicGuard overload protection, which protects the transducers and network against power surges from the amplifier. The Control 1 Pro is rated at 150 W continuous power handling, and is available in black or white finishes. Price: $98. Availability: currently available. For more information, see JBL Professional at NAMM booth 7800, or contact the company at 818–894–8850 or at www.jblpro.com.Multichannel audio converter
Solid State Logic's XLogic Alpha-Link MADI SX features 24-channel SSL-enhanced AD/DA converter circuitry. The MADI SX, which includes up to 64 channels of digital MADI I/O at 48 kHz or 32 channels at 96 kHz, incorporates 12 stereo AES/EBU digital I/O, 24 balanced analog I/O, and a TDM format expansion bus. The product can be used as a standalone format converter or in combination with the company's Soundscape Mixpander PCI card. Price: $3,595. Availability: currently available. For more information, see Solid State Logic at NAMM booth 6905, or contact the company at 212–315–1111 or at www.solid-state-logic.com.Loudspeaker
QSC Audio Products has introduced the HPR122i multipurpose powered loudspeaker for nightclub, PA, and stage monitoring applications. The HPR122i can be pole-mounted using a stand socket, or flown with nine integral M10 suspension points. The HPR122i power module delivers 500 W, and operates between 53 Hz and 20 kHz. The loudspeaker incorporates a 12-inch low-frequency driver with a 3-inch voice coil and neodymium magnet structure. The enclosure includes a black textured paint finish and 16-gauge perforated steel grille. Price: $1,199. Availability: currently available. For more information, see QSC at NAMM booth 6750, or contact the company at 800–854–4079 or at www.qscaudio.com.Condenser microphone
Avlex Corp.'s Superlux S241/U3 condenser microphone features a half-inch evaporated gold diaphragm, three-position attenuation pad switch, three-position low-cut filter switch, and 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response. An HM-40 shock-mount clip, S-09 foam windscreen, and HM-43 anti-pop screen are included. The microphone features a gray finish and engraved brand name and markings. Price: $250. Availability: currently available. For more information, see Avlex at NAMM booth 6810, or contact the company at 816–581–9103 or at www.avlex.com.