Absurdly Loud Sound System Would Kill You If You Heard It

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This is a little off topic, until you consider running a bass synth through it, but the Large European Acoustic Facility is a sound system so loud that, if you ever heard it, it would kill you.

You might think that the LEAF was invented to get back at dudes that drive at three in the morning with their massive subs cranked up – but it’s actually used for research. Continue reading

M-Audio Intros BX Carbon Series Studio Monitors

m-audio-carbon-monitorAt the 2014 NAMM Show, M-Audio introduced the BX Carbon Series of Studio Monitors

The BX Carbon Series monitors offer flatter response than their predecessors.

“The tweeter’s waveguide has also been enhanced for superior imaging and has been tailored to the new, superior frequency response curve,” said JC Sutherland, M-Audio Product Manager. “That translates into a wider mix position, both the frequencies and the stereo information are translated reliably, which is of utmost importance given the many ways musicians use studio monitors.” Continue reading

Behringer Intros Nekkst Studio Monitor Line

beheringer-nekkst-K8-monitorsAt the 2014 NAMM Show, Behringer introduced a new studio monitor line, the Nekkst series.

The Nekkst line is designed by KRK founder Keith R. Klawitter, who has this to say about the monitors:

“I was very excited when BEHRINGER asked me to design their new reference monitors. They gave me complete freedom to use the finest materials and apply my lifetime of knowledge in monitor design. Now, after two years and countless hours of intense design and listening, I have achieved that goal. I am proud of the NEKKST Reference Monitors. My best work yet.”

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Alesis Intros Elevate 6 Studio Monitor

Alesis-Elevate-6At the 2014 NAMM Show, Alesis introduced the Elevate 6 Studio Monitor – an active studio monitor design.

Key Features:

  • 75 Watt continuous output power (per speaker)
  • Bi-amplified design, active crossover, flat frequency response
  • 6″ low-frequency driver; 1″ silk dome tweeter
  • High-density wood cabinets with bass porting
  • Elliptical waveguides, widened listening area
  • Radial-edge baffles reduce distortion
  • ERP compliant – auto shut-off

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Genelec Intros 8010 Compact Monitors

genelec-8010-monitors2014 NAMM Show: Genelec have announced the newest member of the 8000 series monitors, the Genelec 8010.

Genelec 8010 is a compact monitor, designed for small studios, OB vans, and mobile work.

Features:

  • Excellent response and SPL (96dB) despite size of cabinet (195 x 121 x 116mm)
  • 8000-series standard room calibration controls
  • Aluminium chassis, protected drivers
  • Bi-Amplified w/efficient Class D power amplifiers
  • Intelligent Signal Sensing circuitry fitted, which can be bypassed if desired
  • Compatible with a wide variety of Genelec mounting accessories
  • Universal input voltage for traveling audio professionals
  • Balanced XLR input
  • Compatible with 7050 Subwoofer

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Alto Professional Black Series Speakers: ‘Immense’ Power, iOS Remote Control

Alto_Pro_Black15_loudspeakerAlto Professional is shipping its new Black Series, a complete line of “top-level” loudspeakers and subwoofers, powerful speakers with wireless capability, and immense built-in power.

Black loudspeakers are available in 10-inch, 12-inch, and 15-inch models (pictured, right), and feature a 1.75-inch high-frequency driver and Class D power.

Designed and tuned in the USA, each Black loudspeaker comes optimized with a 90° x 60° coverage field and a high-frequency waveguide. Black loudspeakers come equipped with wireless technology for remote control via the Live Drive speaker app for iPhone and iPad, which will be available (free) from the App Store next month. Continue reading

M-Audio Debuts the M3-8: Three-Way Fun In a Two-Way Space

M-Audio_M3-8Today M-Audio announced the availability of their new 3-way M3-8 studio reference monitor.

Featuring an innovative inline design and superior imaging, the compact M3-8 delivers an “immersive” audio experience with dedicated low-, mid-, and high-frequency drivers, each with its own dedicated amplifier.

M-Audio Product Manager, JC Sutherland, explains,  “One of the biggest upsides to having a three-way design is accuracy in the lower mid-range frequencies — M3-8 has a dedicated driver for that often-muddy range, which can be too high for a woofer and too low for a tweeter to handle. M3-8′s three-way coaxial design successfully addresses that challenge.”
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