12 l August 2012
PSNEuropecompiles this month’s list of hot new products ALLEN & HEATH
What is it? A new addition to the ZED family of mixers for live sound and recording applications.
Details: The ZED60-14FX is a compact analogue mixer aimed at small bands and venues. It’s a companion to the ZED60-10FX launched earlier this year, employing the same high-quality 60mm faders but with the addition of
ELEMENTS PLUS, ELEMENTS INSTALL
What is it? New additions to HK Audio’s Elements portable line array system.
Details: Elements Plus includes the E 835 speaker and the E 210 Sub AS subwoofer. The E 835 mid/high unit is said to provide greater flexibility and power than its older brother, the E 435, for bigger system set-ups. Loaded with eight speakers, it can handle 300W at 8 ohms’ impedance. The E 210 Sub AS subwoofer comes with two 1,200W amps. One drives the two internal 10” woofers, with plenty of juice left over to run an external passive type L Sub 1200. The second delivers 900W at 2.6 ohms to drive up to three E 835s (or six E 435s). Elements Install, meanwhile,
What is it? A speaker protection system providing both strict level control and the security provided by key-controlled operation.
Details: The 1U, two-channel SP2120 processor eliminates the possibility of ‘unauthorised’ excessive sound pressure levels damaging speaker systems and amplifier electronics as well as helping venues such as clubs, theatres, schools, etc
comply with local noise level legislation.
The device is operated by inserting a key to ‘unlock’ the front panel and adjusting a preset VU meter preset until the peaks of the incoming audio illuminate the red endstop 0dB LEDs on the VU ladders. Users can then set the maximum permitted output and remove the key to prevent further adjustments being made. Intended to be inserted in the sound system immediately prior to
the amplifier stage, the processor is said to cause no loss in sound quality even during heavy protection processing. Its signal path combines a mixture of ‘multiple time constant’ circuitry and automatic gain control to allow small overloads to sound louder – even though they’re not.
And another thing… A tamper- proof bracket at the rear secures connecting cable XLRs in place, making it difficult to deliberately bypass the controller. www.drawmer.com
consists of the E 435 Install Kit: mid/high unit and the E 435 A Install Kit: mid/high unit with amp module. The E 435 Install Kit consists of two modified E 435 mid/high units and includes mounting yokes. Up to six mid/high units can be combined. The E 435 A Install Kit is the E 435 IL plus a powered EA 600 amp module, with mounting hardware in place of the top mid/high unit. This turns it into an active array that can power three E 435s or a combination of one E 435 and one E 835.
And another thing…The E 835 and E 435 mid/high units’ design and tuning are identical, so combining them is easy. www.hkaudio.com
an extra four mono/mic channels. Two of the eight mono channels have high impedance jack inputs that can take a normal line level or a low level input from (say) a guitar pickup. These inputs have been crafted to recreate the sound of a classic tube preamp in a combo or head amp for “incredible definition and warmth”. Two stereo inputs are provided for MP3/CD players or keyboards. The ZED60-14FX also
ADVANCED REMOTE CONTROL
What is it? A new optional control device for the Fireface UFX and recently launched Fireface UCX.
Details: RME has designed the wired Advanced Remote Control (ARC) to offer direct access to the most frequently used actions and commands required on virtually every studio session.
Possible applications are numerous; as well as the ARC being a comprehensive monitor controller it also gives control over mic levels, headphones, mutes, solos and talkback.
The remote consists of a
solid ergonomically designed metal case and
connects to the main interface via a 5m cable and a connector on the back of both units. The controls on the top plate feature a rotary encoder which is used to change various parameters such as gain and volume. There are eight push buttons, six of them equipped with LEDs. Seven of the buttons can be freely assigned to more than 36 different commands, including fader groups, Speaker B, Dim, Mono, Reverb,
D.A.S. AUDIO RF SERIES
What is it? A pair of subwoofers designed for use in both permanent installations and mobile systems.
Details: The RF-118 (pictured) and RF-218 are passive systems housed in birch ply enclosures with black Iso-Flex painted exteriors. The RF-118 incorporates a single 18” LF transducer in a rear-loaded horn bass configuration. The system boasts 1kW (RMS) power handling with a nominal impedance of 8 ohms and a frequency range of 45Hz-160Hz. On-axis sensitivity is quoted at 99dB SPL (1W/1m) while maximum peak SPL is 135dB (at 1m).
The larger RF-218 incorporates two 18” LF transducers in a
bass reflex configuration. The system offers 2kW (RMS) power handling and a nominal impedance of 4 ohms. On-axis sensitivity is rated at 101dB SPL (1W/1m) while maximum peak SPL measures 140dB (at 1m).
And another thing…
Both models incorporate dual NL4 Speakon connectors. www.dasaudio.com
Echo, Cue Phones,
Instrument Gains and much more. The behaviour of each button can be changed between push, toggle, enable and disable, depending on the base function.
And another thing… Users of the Fireface UFX built before June 2011 will need to contact distributor Synthax Audio UK, as a hardware modification is required to use the RME ARC. www.synthax.co.uk
comes with configurable USB audio in/out, making it easy to capture a stereo recording at the gig or in the studio.
And another thing… The mixer is equipped with professional XLR main stereo outputs, a flexible monitoring section with headphone and speaker feed outputs, and 16 digital effects. www.allen-heath.com
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