Electro-Voice Debuts ZXA1-Sub

At The NAMM Show 2012: Audio equipment manufacturer Electro-Voice is launching a matching subwoofer for its best-selling ZXA1 compact self-powered loudspeaker at NAMM 2012 – the ZXA1-Sub, a product which the company says “punches above its weight.”

The ZXA1-Sub is designed to combine a portable size, good performance, and power. Equipped with a EV-engineered heavy-duty 12” woofer, a state-of-the-art 700-W amplifier, a durable 15-mm wood enclosure, and a maximum SPL rating of 126 dB, the ZXA1-Sub weighs “only” 46 lbs and measures 15.75“ x 17.5“ x 18.“

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TAPCO Introduces The THUMP TH-15A Active Loudspeaker

Tapco Thump AmpNAMM Update: Designed by the same team that produced Mackie’s best-selling compact active loudspeakers, TAPCO‘s THUMP TH-15A Active Loudspeaker’s two-way bass reflex (ported) design provides accurate response from 20kHz all the way down to 40Hz.

If these are anything like Mackie’s SRM 450′s, they’re going to sound very good.

Class D circuitry drives a custom, high-precision 15-inch woofer to greater volumes with less heat than is possible with other designs. Additional onboard electronics include full system protection and 3-band EQ with swept midrange for maximum clarity.

Features:

  • 2-way, bi-amplified, optimized active loudspeaker system
  • Ported, bass reflex design for enhanced bass performance
  • Frequency Response (40Hz -20kHz)
  • 24dB/octave crossover at 3kHz
  • 15″ high-precision LF driver
  • Low-frequency over-excursion protection
  • 1″ compression driver
  • 180W LF amp / 60W HF amp
  • XLR Mic/Line input and pass thru
  • 3-Band EQ with Sweepable Mid for clarity (with bypass)
  • High SPL Output/Low Distortion
  • Ideal for pole-mounting or stage monitor position
  • Tough, impact-resistant polypropylene enclosure
  • High-density adiabatic fiberfill absorbs internal reflections
  • Convenient integrated handles in both sides and top
  • Lightest, most portable Active Loudspeaker in its class (36 lbs!)
  • Designed by award-winning Mackie Active team

TAPCO 69 Series Sound System

69NAMM: TAPCO introduced its Series 69 professional-quality passive speakers.

Series 69 Loudspeakers offer premium drivers, PVC vinyl-covered wood enclosures, custom-molded thermoplastic edge bumpers.

Series Features:

  • Premium Mackie-designed woofers and compression drivers
  • PVC vinyl covered, multi-ply birch wood enclosures with protective edge bumpers
  • Most compact portable cabinet designs in their class
  • Speakon and 1/4″ TS inputs
  • Pole mountable

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Mackie Intros SRM150 Compact PA System

Mackie SRM150 Compact PA System

2007 NAMM Update: Mackie announced the debut of the newest member of the SRM family, the SRM150.

I’ve got a pair of SRM450′s, and have been very happy with them, so it’s great to see a compact member of the family.

The Mackie SRM150 Compact Active PA System is a versatile and expandable solution for a variety of sound reinforcement needs. With 150 watts of Class D amplification and the 5.25″ EAW-designed, full-range neodymium driver, the SRM150 delivers higher sound pressure levels (SPL) than competitive products.

“The SRM150 integrates the proven technology from the SRM series — along with an easy-to-use onboard mixer — in a compact package,” said Mackie Brand Group Vice President John Boudreau.

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Gemini Launches XTR-500 Powered Speakers

gemini speakersGemini Sound Products has announced the XTR-500 Complete Powered Speaker System, the latest update to their all-in-one sound system solution.

The XTR-500 system includes two 10” satellite loudspeakers which feature a new compression driver system to provide better high frequency definition, and a 15” subwoofer that has a built-in 400-watt 3-channel power amplifier and electronic crossover.

“The XTR-500 delivers all the essentials for a well balanced sound system,” said Louis Dorio, Gemini’s Product Specialist, “This new update to the XTR is of a higher quality and the updated hardware has upped the ante in durability.”

Each speaker in the XTR system features a heavy-duty MDF enclosure with a hardwearing paint finish, ensuring the durability and longevity of each component. Additionally, large detachable wheels are provided for portability and Speakon cables are included as well. The XTR-500 Complete Powered Speaker system is set to ship in late December.

More information is available at the Gemini DJ site.

Gemini DJ Expands Loudspeaker Line

gemini dxGemini Sound Products has announced two new additions to their GX Series, the GX-150 Professional Powered 8” Two-Way ABS Loudspeaker and the GX-100 Professional 8” Two-Way Passive ABS Loudspeaker.

Ideal for permanent audio installations, these new speakers feature a compression driver with a 1.25” titanium diaphragm in addition to an 8” aluminum die-cast woofer. Each speaker is able to produce 100 watts RMS, with peak power at 250 watts.

“Their compact size and modest power rating will make these perfect for restaurants, bars, or anywhere the user would want to create musical ambiance for their business or household,”said Gemini’s Product Development Manager Mark Matthews.

Ideal for permanent audio installations, these new speakers feature a compression driver with a 1.25” titanium diaphragm in addition to an 8” aluminum die-cast woofer. Each speaker is able to produce 100 watts RMS, with peak power at 250 watts.

Each speaker features a durable black ABS plastic molded shell with full metal grille. They also feature a stand-mounting socket and rigging points for easy installation. The GX-150 and GX-100 will have MSRPs of $249.95 and $159.95, respectively, and are due to ship in late January.

Each speaker features a durable black ABS plastic molded shell with full metal grille. They also feature a stand-mounting socket and rigging points for easy installation. The GX-150 and GX-100 will have MSRPs of $249.95 and $159.95, respectively, and are due to ship in late January.

More information is available at the Gemini DJ site.

Behringer Expands Eurolive and Europower Series

Behringer europowerBehringer, a world-leading designer and manufacturer of professional audio and musical instrument products, today announced the expansion of its popular Eurolive and Europower series with the launch of the Eurolive B212A and B215A, and Europower PMH518M at Prolight + Sound held in Frankfurt.

The Eurolive B212A and B215A are processor-controlled, 450-Watt 2-way PA speaker systems with 12″ and 15″ woofers respectively. The ultra-compact lightweight systems are capable of delivering excellent sound even at extreme sound pressure levels, while their integrated sound processors deliver ultimate system control and speaker protection. In addition, each product is also equipped with a 1.25″ titanium diaphragm compression driver for exceptional high frequency reproduction. Key features of the Eurolive B212A and B215A include:

  • High-power 450-Watt 2-Way PA sound reinforcement speaker system for live and playback applications
  • Extremely powerful 12” or 15” long-excursion driver provides incredible deep bass and coustic power
  • Ultra-wide dispersion, large-format exponential/conical horn
  • Ultra low-noise Mic/Line Input with Volume control and Peak LED

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Mackie Launches S200 and C Series Passive Loudspeakers

Mackie S215NAMM 2005: Mackie announced new S200 Series and C Series Precision Passive loudspeakers which bring Mackie’s speaker design expertise to those looking to improve the sound of their outboard sound reinforcement gear.

Mackie S200 Series

The perfect complement for any powered mixer or amplifier, the Mackie S200 Series loudspeakers, featuring the S215 (right) and S225, are available in single-woofer, as well dual-woofer configurations. The S215($549 MSRP) is a two-way loudspeaker that features a single 15-inch woofer with a nearly indestructible high-temperature voice coil. The larger S225 ($849 MSRP) features two of these same everlasting woofers. In both models, a 1.75-inch titanium dome compression driver with optimized symmetric phase plug, handles the high frequencies.

The driver/crossover combination allows the S215 to handle up to 1400 watts of peak power, deliver a peak SPL of 130dB, with a frequency response of 55Hz to 20kHz. The S225 can handle up to 2800 watts of peak power, deliver a peak SPL of 135dB, with a frequency response of 46Hz to 20kHz. Continue reading