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Point Source Audio CO7

Point Source Audio CO7

Ears ahead. Text:/ Christopher Holder  Shure and Sennheiser should be all over this but for some reason they’re not. The first names in headset mics are still DPA and, to a lesser degree, Countryman. Musical theatre led the way, with its all-singing, all-dancing antics, a micro capsule taped onto the cheekbone would allow the performer
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June 25, 2013 Reviews

Spinetix Elementi

Spinetix Elementi

What’s under the cloak of SpinetiX latest digital signage construction software. Text:/ Andy Ciddor  Elementi is the latest, simplest and most powerful of the methods for programming the Spinetix family of digital signage media players. Where it differs most markedly from the Fusion platform, that’s already embedded in the SpinetiX HMP players, is Elementi is
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June 25, 2013 Reviews

Bosch PLE-SDT

Bosch PLE-SDT

Set and forget solid-state playback device and FM tuner.  Text:/ Christopher Holder  Bosch has a long history of producing capable, well-engineered round pegs that neatly drop into round holes. The PLE-SDT is no exception. Its full title is the PLE-SDT Easy Line Source Unit, and should hint at this unit’s MO — no complications. Within
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June 25, 2013 Reviews

Megapower ML138 DLP WXGA LED Projector

Megapower ML138 DLP WXGA LED Projector

Tiny projector plays big. Text:/ Stuart Gregg What do you do when you turn up to a client meeting and the monitor or projector they promised for your presentation is not there? You pull out your pocket size projector of course. When a 250mm x 200mm white cardboard box turned up on my desk with
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April 22, 2013 Reviews

DPA d:facto II

DPA d:facto II

Vocal microphone Text:/ Graeme Hague DPA Microphones is based in Denmark and since its beginnings in 1992 has enjoyed a steadily growing reputation as a manufacturer that aspires to produce the very best microphones, without any compromises to allow for mass production or cost-effectiveness. It means that although DPA produces a range of microphone types,
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April 22, 2013 Reviews

Mitsubishi MDT701S LCD Display Panel

Mitsubishi MDT701S LCD Display Panel

When size matters. Text:/ Stuart Gregg The latest monitor from Mitsubishi Electric is a 70-inch (1765mm) full high definition LCD panel with LED backlight. From the moment we unpacked it there was no mistaking it has been built to last – you could be forgiven for thinking it was going to be a lot heavier
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March 6, 2013 Reviews

Knowing Your Limits

Knowing Your Limits

Ultrafonic’s Andrew Steele previews 10EaZy, a system to manage venue noise without limiters or fines.  10EaZy is a low-cost hardware/software system that lets venues manage noise control without negatively affecting the quality of the sound. It is designed to work hand in hand with local authorities, DJs [really? DJs?! – Ed.] and sound engineers, managers
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March 6, 2013 Reviews

Spotlight on Vectorworks

Spotlight on Vectorworks

An expert insider’s view. Text:/ Peter Neufeld With its roots in stage lighting design and a high profile in event production, Vectorworks Spotlight from Nemetschek is making itself known in the AV world. One of a range of Vectorworks CAD packages offering the CAD system bundled with industry-specific tools, Spotlight has been developed for AV
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December 27, 2012 Reviews

Riedel MediorNet Compact

Riedel MediorNet Compact

Video, audio, data and comms distribution over fibre Text:/ Ian Anderson Not enough time to make events as grand as you imagined? You’ve got multiple departments all running cables to and from the same locations? Need a flexible system to distribute around a venue to lighting, audio, visuals, automation, outside broadcast and of course those
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December 27, 2012 Reviews

Midas Pro1

Midas Pro1

Small Format Digital Live Console Text:/ Guy Harrison Midas has never been a company to rush things. Many considered its entrance into the digital console market to be tardy at best. But the 2006 release of the large-format XL8 ultimately proved to be a revelation. Demonstrating that Midas was not content to simply release a
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November 16, 2012 Reviews