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 NXAMP MK2 NEXO Amplifier
NXAMP MK2 NEXO Amplifier

Yamaha NXAMP MK2 NEXO Amplifiers

Naomi Crews
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Yamaha Professional Audio has announced two new additions to the NEXO range of NXAMP TDcontrollers. The NXAMP4x2 MK2 and NXAMP4x1 MK2 amplifier models are the result of close collaboration between R&D engineers from NEXO and parent company Yamaha Corporation Japan. The new NXAMP4x1 MK2 and NXAMP4x2 MK2 present NEXO expertise in DSP control in lighter, sleeker 2U packages with front panel touch screen control enabling faster and easier navigation, and giving direct access to all essential parameters including: Array EQ, Mute and Meters, EQ Detail, User EQ, Inputs, Load Monitoring, Log, Scene, Setup, System Headroom, as well as Volume, Gain and Delays.

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Whirlwind Catdusa RJ45 Breakout Box
Whirlwind Catdusa RJ45 Breakout Box

Whirlwind Catdusa RJ45 Breakout Box

Naomi Crews
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Whirlwind's new Catdusa serves as a convenient way to use Cat5 or Cat6 Ethernet cable for transmitting analog audio, AES/EBU digital audio or DMX lighting control. Catdusa is a four-channel analog snake box that uses shielded Cat5 cable instead of traditional multipair cable. Each channel has paralleled male and female XLRs, allowing for greater flexibility. The two Neutrik etherCON RJ45s (In/Thru), lets users daisy chain multiple boxes. If shielded Cat5 cable is used, Catdusa can pass phantom power and DMX. The Mini stage box design means Catdusa can be placed almost anywhere. There's also a rackmount accessory that houses two Catdusas.

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Eventide H9000
Eventide H9000

Eventide H9000

George Petersen
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Unveiled at the NYC AES Convention (October 18, 2017), the H9000 is a powerhouse 8-channel audio effects processor in a 2-rackspace chassis. Emphasis is on ease of operation, even when creating complex setups such as effects chains and parallel processing - all handled by a large color display. Its 2,017 (yes, 2,017) presets are culled from the company's popular H8000, DSP4000, H3000 and H9 Harmonizers. Connections include eight channels of analog I/O, MIDI, multichannel USB, Ethernet, MIDI, trigger ports, word clock, AES, optical and cinch S/PDIF digital, and three expansion ports for optional Dante/MADI/AVB cards.

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