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New Gear, Sept. 2021

FOH Staff • New GearSeptember 2021 • September 10, 2021

Adamson Updates Lake Presets and Documentation

Adamson unveils expanded DSP presets for Lake controller software and Lab.gruppen PLM+ amplifiers for its popular S and IS series loudspeakers. The update features: 100×50 7p and 10p presets for the S/IS series; cardioid and 3-out presets for the IS219 subwoofer; new S series frame presets; and improved 70×40 7p and 10p presets for the S/IS series. Also, a new Adamson PLM & Lake Handbook guides users through the update process and use of the Lake Controllers.


Axiom Pro Audio CXL12A Coaxial Monitor

The CXL12A is a compact, low-profile stage monitor. Within the 33-pound Baltic birch cabinet is a 12” coaxial driver with a 70°x50° (HxV) horn, 1,200 watts of onboard Class-D amplification, CORE LT DSP with 24-bit AD/DA converters and five preset settings. The specially treated cone is water repellent, for use in adverse weather conditions and outdoor applications. Specs include a wide 75 Hz-18k Hz response and a max 128 dB output.

Carvin TRC System

The TRC System is a high-powered active column array system for portable sound and installs. Each TRx3900 column has nine 3.5-inch drivers (18/side), matched with one or more 18” TS18C-4 subs, with 120° dispersion out to 400-feet for audiences up to 1,000. Perks include all-hardwood construction and Analog Devices DSP processing. Systems (priced from $1,849) are expandable from two TRx3900 tops and a single sub to larger rigs with four subs and four tops.

Clear-Com Arcadia IP Central Station Intercom

Arcadia Central Station is a scalable IP platform that integrates all wired and wireless party line systems, including the FreeSpeak family of digital wireless solutions and HelixNet Digital Partyline. The system can license up to 96 IP ports in a single RU device. Navigation is via two large front-panel touch screens to quickly scroll through menus or for use as a 4-way key station and its browser-based CCM software can guide users through the process.

KGear GP18A

New from KGear, the GP18A is designed for high-performance outdoor/indoor portable and install applications. MF/HF is via three modules with eight 2” drivers, while an 18” sub adds punch — all driven by a 4-channel (1,500W/ch) Class-D amp. Response is 45 Hz to 20k Hz, with 125 dB max (113 dB continuous) peaks. An Ethernet connection allows remotely controlling DSP via Powersoft’s ArmoniaPlus software.

Listen Inc. Test/Measurement System

Ideal for production line QC, the new release of Listen, Inc.’s SoundCheck 19 flagship audio test and measurement system, offers additional multichannel measurement functionality, including a new multi-channel RTA, WASAPI-exclusive mode, and control of AmpConnect 621 — Listen’s new high-res (up to 192k) multichannel audio interface. Additionally, adding RT60 room acoustics measurements offers increased capability for evaluating devices in real-world situations.

Rational Acoustics Smaart v8.5

The fifth major update to the industry-standard Smaart v8 measurement platform, this free update includes a full overhaul of Impulse Response Mode that allows measuring, viewing and manipulating multiple IR measurements simultaneously, and new IR Data Bar, IR Plot Legend, IR Spectrograph controls and improved Speech Transmission Index (STI) calculation. Other perks include an Advanced Delay Finder dialog, improvements to SPL and Transfer Function measurements, and various bug fixes.

RCF NX Series

RCF presents three new speaker models from the NX Series portable audio system category with unique electro-acoustic features. The NX 9 series consists of three new models, ranging from 10” to 15” woofers, and share the same 2,100-watt power amplifier, along with constant directivity waveguides, FiRPHASE processing and newly added Bass Motion Control algorithms, all driven by 2,100 watts of Class-D technology. Durably built in a rugged wooden enclosure, NX 9 is tour-ready.

Renkus-Heinz CA/CX121M Stage Monitors

The compact CA/CX121M stage monitors are suitable for a variety of applications. Available in black or white finishes, in passive (CX121M) and powered (CA121M) versions based on a single 12” coaxial driver, both can double as a P.A. or side fill using the optional pole adapter and a mounting yoke is available for permanent installs. The powered (500+125W) model includes RHAON II–controlled DSP with onboard EQ, filters and delay.

Whirlwind Rack Lightning

An expansion to Whirlwind’s Power Link line of power distro products, the Rack Lightning LED lighting system can illuminate your equipment rack in eight different color settings, with adjustable dimming control. The system includes an overhead single-space unit that powers linear LED rail kits (available in sizes to fit 8- to 24-spaces) along the sides of the rack and the lighting strips attach without removing any gear in the rack.


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