Show Review: Prolight + Sound Not content with celebrating three anniversaries, DiGiCo added to its SD console series with the SD5
controlled via smartphone or tablet. For the chairman, delegate and double delegate microphone units, gooseneck microphones with XLR connectors in four different lengths are available. Alcons Audio showed a completely
new product group, the R-Series. This takes Alcons’ pro-ribbon cylindrical projection into new applications not previously served. Another innovation was the QR24 line-source column, which features a new pro-ribbon transducer platform and has been designed for acoustically challenging rooms. The show also saw the official introduction of the Sentinel12
amplified loudspeaker controller, which brings Alcons pro-ribbon sound into the digital amplification domain. Crestron showcased its latest audio
delivery systems at Prolight + Sound. Designed for multi-room audio distribution, Sonnex can transmit up to 48 channels of uncompressed 24-bit HD audio across a single Cat5e cable. According to the company, the system executes high-performance digital audio processing, full-matrix switching and high-powered amplification into a single component. Also on display was PROCISE, an audio processing device that has an integrated PSPHD high-definition 7.3
surround sound audio processor. The unit can be paired with the company’s Proamp amplifiers using an Ethernet connection. This enables full control to arrive from the PSPHD front panel, which features graphical display of audio and diagnostics. d&b gave centre stage to its V-Series mid-sized line array, comprising the V8 and V12 loudspeakers supported by a V-subwoofer. The V8 and V12 are three- way passive designs housing two 10in LF drivers, one hornloaded 8in MF driver and two 1.4in exit HF compression drivers, with 2.5in voicecoils mounted to a dedicated waveshaping device. The V-SUB can be used to supplement V8 and V12 loudspeakers in various combinations, ground stacked or flown, either integrated on top of a V8/V12 array or as a separate column.
Dynacord, meanwhile, debuted five
new products. The TS 400 loudspeaker system can be used either full-range or in active two-way systems for applications requiring subwoofers. Its 2.5-way design places elements at both ends of the speaker column to maximise the distance, thereby helping to retain low frequency range. The MF and HF elements are placed in the middle of the column and aid control over the radiation pattern. Each group of elements has its own band-pass filter.
The PSD 215 (1 x 15in) and PSD 218 (1 x 18in) are high-powered active subwoofers. Each is equipped with an integrated two-channel power amplifier and a 24-bit one-into-three DSP controller boasting 48-bit double- precision internal resolution. The PSE 215 and PSE 218 are the passive versions of the PSD subs. They are designed to provide reinforcements for the active systems in larger venues. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, EM Acoustics presented no fewer than 13 new amplifier and speaker products for the first time at Prolight + Sound this year. The AD and AQ Series of professional power amplifiers are designed and manufactured in the UK by MC2
Audio, and are matched to all
loudspeakers throughout the EM Acoustics catalogue. The range comprises three power amplifiers: the AD-9 (2-channel), the AQ-3 (4-channel) and the AQ-10 (4-channel). In addition, the company has added
to its EMS series of passive loudspeakers, which have installed applications including West End and Broadway theatres, nightclubs and dance venues. The two new models are the EMS-112 12in ultra-compact reflex subwoofer with internal passive crossover, and the EMS-118 18in compact reflex subwoofer. Fohhn’s PT-6 compact line array