At the 2011 NAMM Show, Mackie introduced a redesign of its line of powered studio monitors ? the MRmk2 Mackie Reference Monitors.
Mackie MRmk2 studio monitors feature new transducers, designed to match their respective amplification. Both models employ a 1? neodymium magnet-driven soft dome tweeter ,featuring ferro-fluid cooling to help protect against power compression during wide dynamic playback.
The 5.25? (MR5mk2) and 8? (MR8mk2) hyperbolic-curved cone woofers are designed to reduce severe cone resonances and minimize distortion.
The Class A/B amplifier section features XLR, TRS and RCA connectivity, along with user-adjustable acoustic controls for basic room correction. The cabinet is rear-ported, reducing distortion, and features a Waveguide and molded baffle, offering balance to the HF / LF content while increasing both the stereo imaging and depth of field.
The Mackie MRmk2 Series Powered Studio Monitors will be available worldwide February, 2011.
The MR5mk2 will have a U.S. MSRP of $199.99 and MR8mk2 will have a U.S. MSRP of $329.99. V
2011 Winter NAMM Show: Fostex is shipping its new PM0.4n studio monitors, which feature a new exterior design, high efficiency bi-amp design, and rainbow-brite colors.
Aromatic polyamide LF driver and UFLC (ply Urethane Film Laminated Cloth) HF driver for maximum sound performance
High efficiency bi-amplifier drive with 18W each for LF and HF drivers.
Glossy front baffle with gently tapered top
PM0.4n is wall-mount ready with four implanted nuts on the bottom of the enclosure cabinet. The pitch between the nuts (47mm x 62mm) is suitable for popular wall mount brackets, great for surround sound implementations.
Kemper Amps introduced the Kemper Profiling Amplifier – a new amp that ?learns? the sound of any amp – at the 2011 Winter NAMM Show.
Here’s what Kemper has to say about the Profiling Amplifier:
The Kemper Profiling Amplifier is a new concept for guitar amplification in the digital domain. The Kemper Profiling Amplifier ?learns? the sonic behavior of any guitar amplifier and offers the tone and feel the player knows from his ?real? amp. Now there can be a profile available of any sonic condition the tube amp setup can provide.
The Kemper Profiling Amplifier will come with profiles of classic tube amps: the british, the californish, the germish ? of course including the classic speaker cabinets which are a part of the profiling result.
The Kemper Profiling Amplifier will come as a lunchbox size device ,with all the professional connections for home, studio and on stage use. It is completed with a stomp box section, a master FX section and a set of unique, before impossible parameters for shaping the amp profiles further, from classic architecture to modern. A realistic power amp sagging, which is normally only available at very high volume, is also ?a part of the stack?. Continue reading →