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FOH Jan. 2022 New Gear

FOH Staff • January 2022New Gear • January 6, 2022


64 Audio A4s 4-Driver IEM

A complete redesign of its 4-driver platform, 64 Audio’s A4s custom in-ear monitor incorporates the company’s tia™, LID™, apex and 3Dfit technologies and features an integrated 4-way passive crossover. Frequency response is stated as 10 Hz to 20k Hz; sensitivity is 107dB/mW; impedance is 11 ohms; and isolation is -20 dB. The driver transducer complement is one dynamic LF, one BA low-mid, one BA high-mid and a tia high frequency element. MSRP is $1,099.

Audix A231 Condenser Microphone

Designed for lead/backing vocals, choir miking and voiceovers, the A231 large-diaphragm (33mm) true-condenser cardioid mic also excels on acoustic instruments. With a 140 dB max SPL, the A231 can handle a kick drum at close range, yet its low 12 dBA self-noise is ideal for upright bass and strings. Its machined aluminum body stands up to road abuse; an internal shockmount protects against stage bumps; and a double-woven steel alloy grille keeps breath pops under control. MSRP is $949.

Aviom A640 Personal Mixer

Aviom’s new flagship A640 personal mixer is powered by Aviom’s low-latency A-Net digital audio transport protocol and supports Dante-based audio networks, analog consoles and digital mixers. It’s compatible with all Aviom personal mixing products, for expanding existing systems. A new Channel Mapping feature lets users create custom channel layouts for each A640 from any of the 64 network inputs and an Intercom feature lets users communicate with each other over the Aviom network. Street price is $849.

DAS Audio ALMA Software

DAS Audio announces ALMA, its cross-platform Mac/Win, touchscreen-optimized, real-time control and monitoring software for DAS Audio systems. Designed for pro integrators and system designers, ALMA’s advanced user interface lets users manage basic or complex sound systems instantly and intuitively, reducing system configuration times while helping to achieve audio goals quickly, and supporting advanced features such as DASaim Digital Steering Technology and RS-485 and IP networking protocols.

EAW AC6 ADAPTive Column Speaker

Ideal for house of worship and small performing arts centers, the AC6 2-way, full range ADAPTive column can output a max SPL of 143 dB and 120° of horizontal dispersion. Via EAW’s Resolution 2 software, the AC6 can compensate for coverage and directivity and can produce three-dimensional coverage — perfect for acoustically challenged rooms. Six LF transducers and 30 HF drivers output 65 Hz to 20 kHz at any volume and the AC6 has Dante networking and EAW’s Focusing™ and DynO™ DSP.

iSEMcon LiLAC Microphone Disinfector

The Li.LAC Microphone Disinfector offers a fast, simple and effective method using controlled exposure to ultraviolet light (UV-C), to kill over 99% of bacteria and viruses on microphone surfaces, metal grills and the windscreens underneath. Built in a pro 3-rackspace chassis, Li.LAC can be conveniently located in an equipment room, where staff or volunteers can disinfect microphones while performing other duties or packed in a road case to travel with other equipment.

JBL Professional EON700 Series

JBL’s EON700 Series includes the 10-inch EON710, the 12-inch EON712, the 15-inch EON715 powered P.A. speakers and the 18-inch EON718S subwoofer. Full range models offer a built-in 3-channel mixer and dbx DriveRack Inside technology with Automatic Feedback Suppression, 8-band output EQ, optimized presets, speaker delay and Bluetooth 5.0 streaming, along with remote control via the JBL Pro Connect app. Onboard powering is via 1,300 (loudspeakers) or 1,500 (subwoofer) watts of ultra-efficient discrete Class-D amplification.


K-array Kommander 2022 Amplifiers

The Kommander line of K-array amplifiers are designed and built with Class-D amp modules managed by sophisticated, integrated onboard DSP processors. Models range from the diminutive 5.7”x5.7”x1.8” KA-02 (with 200 watts configurable as 4x 50W, 2x 100W or 2x 50W + 100W) to the Kommander-KA208, a 22-pound, full-featured 8-channel 2,500W amp platform with integrated DSP for stand-alone use or remote connectivity via Ethernet, USB or Wi-Fi for sophisticated control over the connected loudspeakers.

Neumann Miniature Clip Mic System

The Miniature Clip Mic System is Neumann’s first product range for close-miking instruments. The electret cardioid KK 14 capsule is built into a rugged titanium housing and the system has nine options for attaching to brass, stringed instruments, pianos, drums and percussion. Connection cables terminate with a 3.5mm jack, Lemo, MicroDot or 4-pin mini XLR for use with any wireless bodypack. The KK 14 capsule lists at $299, with sets (capsule, gooseneck, cable, mounting system, XLR adapter and windscreen) starting at $699.

Whirlwind Micmutes

Micmute passive switching solutions control the on/off conditions of a mic- or balanced-line signal, with each available as a footswitch or a finger-operated version for desktop use. Each box has a female XLR input and a male XLR out. The Micmute PM and PMD are push-to-mute switches. The Micmute PT and PTD are Push to Talk switches; and the Micmute PP and PPD are configured as latching Push On/Push Off switches, with an LED that operates when the connected mic preamp provides phantom power.