March 27, 2014
Feeling Too Old?
With the year’s first audio shows behind us, we have seen several technical breakthroughs and innovations that give us reason to be excited. Thus far, we have attended the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) 2014, and the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE)!
March 21, 2014
Q&A: Larry Pexton – Triad Speakers CEO Evolves
Triad grew out of Aspen Recreational Products, which manufactured a pre-Walkman cassette player designed for skiing. It was called the Aspen Audiopac. We sold about 5,000 of them before massive Asian competition to the Walkman destroyed the price point we addressed.
March 13, 2014
New Soundcraft Vi3000 Console with Onboard Dante
At Prolight+Sound 2014, Harman’s Soundcraft introduced its brand new Vi3000 ‘all-in-one’ digital live sound console, offering a host of state-of-the-art features including the groundbreaking internal DSP Soundcraft SpiderCore, a new industrial design, 96 channels to mix, onboard Dante network compatibility and much more in a very compact footprint.
March 12, 2014
Adlib Audio Launches AA Install Speaker Range
Liverpool based Adlib Audio launches a new specialist division – Adlib Speakers – to manufacture and market its AA brand of speakers, which are very proudly made in Liverpool, England. Hand-crafted and designed to perfection by a dedicated team of individuals who know their audio, using quality components, precision engineering and innovation, the AA series intends to be the ultimate ‘boutique’ brand for those who understand that their sound really matters.
March 12, 2014
New NTi Audio XL2 Data Explorer PC Reporting Software
NTi Audio confirmed the release of Data Explorer, a new PC reporting software for precision-grade noise measurements. With a design inspired by users of the XL2 Acoustic Analyzer, the Data Explorer is an ideal sound level meter companion offering clear visualization, fast data analysis and professional reporting of environmental noise measurements.
February 28, 2014
Powersoft X Series Raises Power Amplification to the Network Level
At Prolight+Sound 2014 in Frankfurt, Italian manufacturer Powersoft launched the Powersoft X amplifier Series, which the company describes as “a real evolution in pro-audio amplification, much as the seminal K Series did back in 1995 when technologies such as Power Factor Correction (PFC) and switch-mode amplification were introduced for the first time into the professional audio industry”.
February 28, 2014
The April 2014 Issue of audioXpress is Now Online
This month’s audioXpress reviews the different approaches in microphone placement techniques for capturing and recording unamplified acoustic music, particularly classical music. A recent study and AES presentation has reignited this issue and our author Gary Galo decided an historical perspective was needed in his article “Stereophonic Recording: What Do Listeners Prefer?”
February 5, 2014
Shure Brings New Entry-Level SE112 Sound Isolating Earphone to Market
Shure’s award-winning SE earphone line expands with an affordable $49 solution, ideal for musicians and music/audio enthusiasts. The new SE112 earphones will be commercially available in spring 2014 and provide a combination of great sound, noise isolation, and quality in …
February 3, 2014
High-Res Audio Celebrated at the 2014 International CES
Consumers and the ecosystem are ready for more high-resolution audio (HRA) options. At the 2014 International CES, consumer electronics manufacturers, retailers, music labels, and artists came together to support, promote, and examine key issues surrounding HRA at the Hi-Res Audio Experience …
January 31, 2014
Audiofly adds quad balanced armature AF180 in-ear monitor to its Performance Series
Audiofly added the AF180 to the Audiofly Performance Series of In-Ear Monitors (IEMs). The AF180 offers four expertly tuned balanced armature drivers, and adds crossover circuitry for a sound experience that, according to the company, “redefines the in-ear monitor market”.