New Products from AES
Sep 1, 2006 12:00 PM, by Kari Taylor, senior associate editor
WH200 Comlink: Weighing 5.7 ounces and being wireless circumvents the hazard of cables snagging on other equipment. The headset’s ergonomic shape provides a stable fit while the digital design provides clear communication. Operating in the license-free, 2.4GHz frequency band, the unit provides digital sound quality with no interference from neighboring systems.
Acoustic absorption panels
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Salon Acoustics: Salon Acoustics are acoustic panels available in a myriad of graphic designs. The sound absorbtion panels are engineered to offer absorption down to 500Hz. Available in a variety of standard and custom sizes, these panels are 2″ deep. Using a proprietary fabric printing process, a favorite photo or painting can become the fabric cover for a sound absorber that reduces undesirable sound reflections or echoes in a production room.
KM183 D, KM184 D, KM185 D: The modular KM 183 D, KM 184 D and KM 185 D combine omnidirectional, cardioid and supercardioid capsules with the KM D output stage to offer three different directional characteristics. The A-to-D converter is located next to the capsule. All standard sampling frequencies, from 44.1kHz to 192kHz, are supported. The integrated DSP functions include gain, a compressor/limiter with de-esser and a peak limiter. The digital system permits the peak limiter to operate across the entire available dynamic range.
Condenser boundary mic
Evolution 912: The pre-polarized condenser microphone with half-cardioid pick-up pattern offers a frequency response from 20 to 20,000kHz and a maximum sound pressure level of 136dB. A rubber plate on the underside ensures that vibrations are not transmitted. The preamplifier electronics are integrated into the microphone and the gold-plated XLR-3 connector is surrounded by the enclosure.
Audiotile: The new 24-piece set absorbs echoes and other undesirable reflections though a wide range of frequencies. The set includes step-by-step instructions on how to build seven designs that effectively treat one 8′ � 10′ wall or ceiling.
RB-ML2: This stereo microphone and line-level limiter can operate in stereo or dual mono mode, so it can be used as a stereo line limiter or dual mic limiter. Two mic/line inputs have independent gain, filtering and phantom power selection. The VCA limiter circuit can operate jointly on the signals or independently and the characteristics of the limiter can be set via level threshold presets. The equipment offers line or mic level outputs.
DBX Professional Products
Driverack 4820: With a 96kHz processing engine, this processor features a blank front panel designed specifically for installations that need tamper-proof controls. The unit offers new algorithms such as selectable DSP inserts on the inputs and outputs, EQ, delay, compression and limiting, and bandpass and crossover filters. The system provides four inputs, eight outputs, and monitors and controls signal routing as well as the processing of multiple units using Ethernet equipment.