It’s new equipment season!
This annual feature is all about new gear that has come onto the market in recent months, especially during spring convention season.
Check out this installment of products.
Neumann NDH 20 Headphones
Microphone maker Neumann has finally released a pair of headphones that the company feels are worthy of the Neumann name.
The NDH 20 is a closed-back circumaural design with large memory foam earpads aimed at making long listening sessions comfortable.
The Duofol drivers are 1.5-inch with high-gauss neodymium magnets. The company says that frequency response is 5 Hz–30 kHz.
The adjustable headband is made of flexible steel while the ear cup covers are machined from lightweight aluminum. The headphone is foldable and can be placed into the supplied soft cloth bag for transportation.
It ships with two detachable 10-foot cables (one straight, one coiled) and a 1/8-inch to 1/4-inch adapter is also included.
Shively Labs 2930 Branched Combiner
Shively Labs says that its 2930 low-power branched combiner is the best solution for multiple stations.
The company can custom-engineer a client’s system using either 2914 or 2916 bandpass filtering that will provide higher spectral purity, flat in-band frequency response and typical isolation values of 50 dB or higher — even for frequencies 0.8 MHz apart.
Each combined system is designed to provide high performance in the smallest space possible and are fully IBOC compliant, Shively says.
On-Hertz Lumo Virtual Radio Studio
A new name for many, On-Hertz has introduced its virtual radio studio: Lumo.
Running on standard IT infrastructure, offering a web-based UI and optimized for touch interfaces, Lumo integrates a playout solution into one unit. It also comprises a 10-channel mixing console and AoIP features, including a phone hybrid and a transmission codec.
The Lumo radio studio, On-Hertz says, “boosts radio broadcasters’ production capabilities with mobility and enhanced workflows at a fraction of the cost of traditional equipment.”
The Lumo platform features a scalable pricing structure, a redesigned user interface, a gain-sharing auto-mixer and enhanced DSP. Thanks to its modern APIs and various integration possibilities, Lumo can be integrated within an existing ecosystem of professional broadcasters.
From the show host’s couch at home to the basket of a hot-air balloon a thousand feet above the ground, or simply to create a more relaxed atmosphere in the main facility, On-Hertz points out that Lumo lets users focus on producing quality radio content.