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FOH Staff • New Gear • December 8, 2008

Carvin Ultra-light DCM “L” Series Power Amps
Carvin introduces the Ultra-light DCM “L” Series power amps. The CLASS A/B linear topology features high current bipolar output devices that reduce distortion to.03% THD while delivering high slew rate performance. The DCM’s headroom reveals its dynamic power from the Switchmode power supply that operates at 100,000 Hz. The Switchmode supply is designed to save AC input power and reduce internal heat. The soft-start gently turns the DCM on to prevent tripping AC breakers and a heat transfer system offers advanced cooling. Features include recessed front controls with status indicators that won’t get bumped or easily moved. A “Ground Lift” switch eliminates ground loops. A “Parallel Input” switch eliminates “Y” adapters. The mono “Bridge” switch delivers the full power into one output. www.carvin.com

 

 

d&b audiotechnik E8 Loudspeaker
The d&b audiotechnik E8 is a two-way multipurpose loudspeaker employing an integrated coaxial driver with neodymium magnet assemblies. The 1” exit HF compression driver and constant directivity horn are accommodated within the circumference of the 8” LF driver. It has either a 90° x 50° or 50° x 90° dispersion pattern (H x V), selected by rotating the horn through 90°. It has a maximum output of 129 dB SPL. The E8 can be used for speech and music or as a stand-alone full range system, incorporated into larger distributed sound reinforcement situations without compromise to performance, mounted on loudspeaker stands or flown from overhead bars. Its multifaceted shape allows use in a vertical or horizontal orientation as well as deployed as a stage monitor. The addition of the E15X subwoofer extends its bandwidth of 62 Hz to18 kHz down to 40 Hz. www.dbaudio.com  

 

 

EAW JFL210 Compact Constant Curvature Line Array
EAW has introduced the new JFL210 Compact Constant Curvature Line Array, which features a range of line array technologies within a mobile, lightweight package designed for a multitude of small- and medium-sized applications. Incorporating constant curvature line-array design principles, JFL210 modules form easily configured arrays with predictable output and coherence and coverage that is both horizontally symmetric and consistent from short to long throws. And, despite the compact size, modules and arrays deliver high output capability and predictable pattern control. The JFL210 can be flown or stacked in a variety of ways. The enclosure size, shape, weight and rigging are optimized for ease of transport and handling. Arrays may be easily flown or ground stacked, and up to two enclosures may be mounted on a tripod loudspeaker stand or on a pole above a pole-mount capable subwoofer. www.eaw.com

 

 

Heil Camo PR 22
The debut of the Camo PR 22 officially created Heil Sound’s new custom shop in its Fairview Heights, Ill.-factory. The custom shop will be dedicated to working with customers who wish to have custom finishes on their Heil microphones. Heil Sound President Bob Heil commented, “The PR 22 is shipped standard with three different screw on grills, which gives the mic a lot of versatility looks-wise. The custom shop takes this idea one big step further allowing the artist to really customize his or her mic. Also, music video producers have taken notice of the possibilities and are asking us for custom finishes as well.” So, where does the camouflage finish fit it? The Camo PR 22 is part of a fundraising effort on behalf of Heil Sound and Operation Homefront. Artists, including Joe Walsh, Charlie Daniels, Ted Nugent and others have autographed Camo PR 22s and donated them. www.heilsound.com

 

Martin Audio W8VDQ
Martin Audio’s new W8VDQ compact, three-way system combines line array and differential dispersion technologies to provide a solution for even coverage over wide angles and throw distances. The system has been designed to provide a short-throw horizontal dispersion of 120°, narrowing to 100° as the throw increases. The vertical differential directivity (VDQ) creates progressively more HF output as throw distance increases. The resulting dispersion pattern is designed to cover audiences located on flat or gradually sloping surfaces. Designed for passive or bi-amp operation, and combining a Hybrid quad 8”  LF and MF configuration with quad 1” HF — all horn-loaded — the system achieves a maximum SPL of 131 dB (continuous), 137 dB (peak). www.martin-audio.com

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