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Articles July-August 2018

SOUND OF THE LORDS

With the longest island bar in all of Asia, Lord of the Drinks, Lower Parel is the latest offering from First Fiddle Restaurants to finds a spot among Mumbai’s elite party zones. PALM technology explores the audio system integration for the venue...... read more

NMIMS Mumbai transcends sonic excellence with Bose Professional’s RoomMatch system

Established in 1981 by the Shri Vile Parle Kelavani Mandal with the help of a donation from the Narsee Monjee Educational Trust,...... read more

Harman Professional Solutions Elevates the experience of devotees at Sai Teerth with JBL and Crown Audio Solutions

Technosales Multimedia Technologies P.L installed JBL by Harman Cinema sound solution in two theatres – the Giant screen and the 5D screen at Sai Teerth – India’s first devotional Theme Park that opened to devotees on 30th March 2018 in Shirdi.,...... read more

QSC in 1131 Bar & Kitchen, Bangalore

Located in Indira Nagar, Bangalore, the 1131 Bar & Kitchen, which is now an ideal place in the vicinity for patrons to dine and unwind, is the brainchild of Mr. Mohan....... read more

Comprehensive Bose Professional System reinforces an unmatched aural experience at the Bhavnagar Municipal Corporation (BMC) auditorium

Bhavnagar Municipal Corporation (BMC) is a local government body in the state of Gujarat that is committed to provide basic infrastructure facilities to the people of the city........ read more

HARMAN Professional Solutions brings Exceptional Sound to the new FLEA BAZAAR CAFE in Mumbai

Munro Acoustics deploys a complete HARMAN Professional Solutions audio solution at this first-of-its-kind dining and entertainment concept........ read more

Articles May-June 2018

The ART of Touring

A.R. RAHMAN - the name says it all! 2017-2018 witnessed one of the most imposing live stage tours, when Rahman, set sail on a multi-city tour in India, reliving his musical renditions over the years...... read more on Page 26

SCALING HEIGHTS

Manish Mavani, the man of few words, talks about the SNL journey to becoming one of India’s biggest sound & light rental companies...... read more on Page 38

SETTING STANDARDS with the OVERTONE note

Meet Overtone Audio - a one-stop-shop offering end-to-end recording solutions for Film, TV and the Live events industries. It is not every day that you come across an audio products dealer who has extensive experience of using the products that they distribute....... read more on Page 56

GearHouse

Building stage business requires top level music song writers, big sound, big lighting and good musicians. A lot of musicians are required on stage performing live....... read more on Page 62

Audio & Acoustics for Video

PT invited industry leading Acoustics Designer Kapil Thirwani of Munro Acoustics, a leading acoustic consultancy, specialising in the design of high-end music, film and broadcast studio facilities to write a technical article for the magazine. In this feature article, Thirwani elucidates on Audio & Acoustics for Video...... read more on Page 68

High on OPIUM

PT met Cyrus Gorimar, the man behind milestone events like Dream Theatre and One Republic. Brahma to One Republic, Gorimar has come a long way. In this interview he talks about his love for music and his long-term vision of augmenting rock and heavy metal live concerts in India through O Live OPIUM’s new music IP...... read more on Page 78

The Bose Team full of Gung-Ho

PT interviewed Vibhor Khanna, Country Manager – SAARC at Bose Professional. Khanna is an experienced business leader with over 18 years of experience in sales and business development of Audio-Video products. Since 2012, he is instrumental in setting up new Dealer Channels for Bose Professional products...... read more on Page 90

Articles Mar-April 2018

Opera House Acoustics Nirvana for Munro

Recording music in the black box tape era meant sci-fi acoustics and studios which reminded you of Stanley Kubrick, imagination of space where every sound recorded was primeval, spiritual, pure, so acoustics meant curves and waves and slanted triangular ceilings, sound absorption, double glass partitions, heavy doors and curtains and other ideas..... read more on Page 28

THE MIX MAGICIAN

Shadab Rayeen is Bollywood’s current in-demand mix engineer, with a resume boasting of numerous A-list mix credits spanning 17 years in the music industry. Apart from mixing Bollywood songs, Rayeen has worked extensively in multiple regional languages.PT met up with him at his studio in suburban Andheri in Mumbai to talk about audio, plugins, mix, music and more...... read more on Page 40

Madame Tussauds - Sight & Sound to behold

Best described as one of the most popular tourist attractions across the globe, Madame Tussauds is home to wax figures of some of the most famous and historic international personalities in every field of life, from sports to politics, movies and film characters...... read more on Page 58

Entertainment Technology Convergence at PALM 2018

Pro Audio and lighting will take center stage, as PALM expo - India’s largest gathering of the entertainment technology and music production industry heads towards its 18th consecutive edition. Here’s a prevue of what will be on show in the Mumbai expo...... read more on Page 68

IRAA 2018 gears up for a grand 12th edition as nominations continue to pour in

Honouring excellence in the domain of music recording and production is the 12th Edition of the glorious Indian Recording Arts Academy Awards (IRAA)....... read more on Page 80

Recordings to Record

In this feature PALM technology has put down a list of good studio work done in Bollywood in 2017. In trying to define the paradigm in studio recording, mixing and mastering, we chose what was popular. We have enlisted as many popular tracks as possible from Bollywood selected from a variety of studios, that made it to the top of music charts........ read more on Page 91

Articles Jan-Feb 2018

FOH - What’s in my House

Rahul Samuel is an award-winning live sound engineer and founder of LiveEnd. With over 13 years of global experience in the professional audio industry as FOH, Monitor and System Engineer, he has the privilege of working with the best. He blogs about professional audio at www.rahulsamuel.com..... read more on Page 54

Ed Sheeran "The Shape of the Divide World Tour" in India

Trussing and rigging are more often than not, relegated to an unassuming corner position when it comes to live stage acts, while sound, light and visuals hog the limelight. However, on some occasions they have the power to take Centre stage as was witnessed during Ed Sheeran’s Divide World Tour in Mumbai last November..... read more on Page 56

ON TOUR with Pramod Chandorkar

Being an FOH special issue, and as is the custom to feature a live sound engineer in this issue, PT caught up with yet another of the country’s top live sound engineers this year. Our readers can be forgiven for considering FOH engineers and Studio engineers as two different species, but there are some engineers who simply do not want to be limited to either discipline; one such engineer being Pramod Chandorkar, a man who is equally at home behind an FOH console as he is in a recording studio, proving how varied a career as a sound engineer can be. PT caught up with the man who has been mixing live for one of the most versatile and celebrated playback singers in the country – Sonu Nigam, since the past 14 years...... read more on Page 59

FOHrecast

This being the FOH issue, PT approached and tapped the experience of some of India’s top live sound engineers to find out key challenges faced by them while working on the new age live sound consoles and features they would like to see on future consoles...... read more on Page 72

GOING BIG WITH SMALLER BOXES

Investment into quality sound equipment and a fresh business outlook is broadening NJSM’s horizon on the festival circuit in India. In a tête-à-tête with Nixon Johnny, Sachit Subramanian and Sancheth Suvarna, PT finds out what’s new and what’s next for the rental company..... read more on Page 76

Articles Nov-Dec 2017

BELIEVING IN THE MARKET - Bose Distribution Strategy

What is your perception of the Indian Market? MJ: I was in India in 94 and didn’t quite know what to expect, but it’s been really wonderful to be here. We have a global strategy we are trying to implement across all regions, so that we have a consistent way of building distribution and growing vertical markets.... read more on Page 32

Bose Interview

The FINCH - Live Music and More

Plutusone Hospitality Pvt. Ltd. unlocked a new side to Mumbai’s entertainment scene on June 29th when they launched a chic, elegant restaurant and bar - The Finch..... read more on Page 38

Sennheiser Chronicles: Interview with Vipin Pungalia

In an interview with PALM technology, VIPIN PUNGALIA, Director Professional Segment, Sennheiser India talks about the global launch of the wired XS 1 dynamic in India, his perception of the market for Sennheiser products in India and the growth achieved by Sennheiser in the country..... read more on Page 54

BUILDING DJ TALENT

With millions of DJs in the running, reaching the top can be a daunting task. The PALM DJ Championship has been instrumental in building, promoting and nurturing this bank of upcoming DJ Talent since 2011..... read more on Page 68

A journey to discover rebirth of Linear Topology

Part 2 of the article Will The Linear Make A Real Comeback? wherein LT COL JASBIR SINGH KABERWAL, (Retd) SC hints at a futuristic emerging trend which may see a comeback of linear audio with advancements in technology offering sonic quality and advancement in size and energy efficiency to the next level..... read more on Page 36

Articles Sep-Oct 2017

AUDIOVISUAL-PROJECTION INTEGRATION

In the last couple of years, jaw-dropping visual experiences at live entertainment events and venues, courtesy 3D projection mapping, motion graphics and augmented reality have made their presence felt in India. Tailor-made three-dimensional projection mappings have altered sound stages, building facades and architecture and even human figures in real time, creating interplay between real and virtual space with the help of cutting-edge technology. The PALM Conference and Seminar 2017 witnessed Technical Evangelist – VIJAY SABHLOK, touch upon the topic of Multi-Imaging using different technologies. Conference delegates got an opportunity to learn about the tools and techniques of creating Multi-Sensational Events and Installations, while also getting insight into new interactive technologies like Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality. PALM technology presents highlights of this session. The PALM Conference & Seminar session can be viewed on the PALM expo YouTube channel.... read more on Page 42

Top end LASERS missing from Rental Portfolios

India has been witness to some astonishing laser light extravaganzas at EDM events in the recent past, however a survey done by PALM technology indicates that as a general rule, lasers are missing in action and top quality brands are not afforded by event and rental companies. Though lasers are missing in action in show business, there is a huge opportunity and potential for renting lasers given that laser use is still in its nascent stage. Smita Rai reports on the ground reality... read more on Page 40

Bringing Life through Lights

Highly experienced lighting designer Roosevelt D’Souza is rarely restricted in his art. Best known for his work on Music Concerts and festivals, Roosevelt is actually a full service special event lighting professional, also specializing in designing & executing light effects for theatre production, brand launches, music concerts & festivals, fashion shows, film shoots, award ceremonies & ambience lighting. In this interview, he talks to PALM technology about his journey to becoming the “Master of Special Event Lighting.”.... read more on Page 66

AMPLIFICATION TOPOLOGY

First proposed in 1958, Class D amplifiers started gaining increased popularity and acceptance in the early 21st century, with this technology ruling since over a decade, overriding the demand for bulky & energy inefficient linear amps. In this article LT COL JASBIR SINGH KABERWAL, (Retd) SC hints at a futuristic emerging trend which may see a comeback of linear audio with advancements in technology offering sonic quality and advancement in size and energy efficiency to the next level... read more on Page 24

Articles Jul-Aug 2017

AV Today’s Trend in Hospitality

As AV sets new standards beyond traditional applications, ICT-AV-Security-Consultant - Mr. A.R. Chandrashekhar, touches on the topic of the latest trends in AV installations for the Hospitality segment with LED screens, displays and interactive video now contributing to the overall interior design of the hotel... read more on Page 84

Playboy Delhi gets a taste of TW Audio

After a high magnitude success with its first superclub in Mumbai, the city of glamour, the Playboy club is now rocking the country’s capital, New Delhi. The city’s party animals got a major reason to rejoice with the opening.... read more on Page 88

Sumi Baptist Church integration scales heights

Painted in blue and white, the Sumi Baptist Church - Zuneheboto is situated in Nagaland, bordering onto China, and is 212km from Dimapur Airport. Situated on the highest point in...read more on Page 30

The Big Stage by AKhil Varma – Project Head, PALM Expo

More than 50% of India’s population is below the age of 25 and more than 65% below the age of 35. It is expected...read more on Page 84

Articles May-Jun 2017

Justin Bieber Sound Reinforcement

The Justin Bieber Concert motivated our editorial team to learn, how it is going to be done. The sheer capacity of deployment and state of the art delivery would mean the audio system engineering would have been ingenious and display of the classic Indian Jugaad, which in this instance would need to be disapproved. PALM technology met Warren D’Souza who presented with complete confidence planning, design, technique and expertise in setting up a world-class professional turnkey audio system. This issue being a LIVE Issue and stage sound being all about alignments and calibration, Warren’s role as a Systems Engineer, for the show has been highlighted. His acumen together with Co-Systems Engineer Sunil Karanjikar’s expertise has ensured smooth execution of the massive project. Somya Kedia reports.read more on Page 36

The TOP 10 EVENT COMPANIES

The Event Management industry has grown exponentially over the last decade with a host of varied events encompassing festivals, concerts, conference, corporate events and even marathons. This issue being the “Live” issue, we highlight the top 10 Event companies conceptualizing and executing the biggest live entertainment shows in the country. We have left out some of the bigger event companies whose focus is more into corporate or sports events and have highliighted only the ones organising the live entertainment and music events.read more on Page 50

The Fountainhead of superlative experiences

In a career spanning nearly 22 years, the quality of Neale’s wins have been exceptional. With the vision of building brands he creates delightful experiences with events. In an exclusive with PALM technology, Neale talks about his journey and work and truly believes that the core essence lies in valuing the right talent! Smita Rai and Somya Kedia report. read more on Page 60

Top 35 Rental Companies

PALM Technology has done a crucial exercise of surveying the market for identifying these top 35 audio/video/lighting rental companies who are investing into product and inventory and offering the latest technology thereby driving the market and rental business with sizable inventory. This is not an audited list and is intended as a guide. read more on Page 76

People at PALM

PALM 2017 engages expertise of eminent personalities who have accomplished knowledge in their field of activity. Their valuable involvement in PALM, act as a driving force towards PALM’s intellect and dynamism which leads Indian entertainment professional landscape to a higher paradigm. read more on Page 88

Articles Jan-Feb 2017

Top FOH Engineers in India

There are the mixing masters behind the audio console who strengthen the core essence of live performances. Showcasing aptitude to blend instruments with vocals and attain a flawlessly balance sound, Front of House engineers are effective and confident technical experts who know every inch of the gear. read more on Page 46...

Going Live with Sunil Karanjikar

Sunil Karanjikar has worn many a hats in his career as a Live Sound FOH engineer. He reveals his aces and talks about the secrets and tricks to his success, his journey, along with the key challenges he faces during the course. “Live sound does not have an ‘Undo’ Button” he shares in his insights with PALM Technology magazine.read more on Page 54...

Live Bands - Musical Escape

Commercial music in India has been mostly synonymous with film soundtracks. The fact however is that the music scene in India is constantly evolving and is only going to get bigger with more and more stage acts from independent music bands energizing the business, and by Indian music we also mean languages other than Hindi. In this feature we catch the action on stage from 10 Top live bands who have managed to post a huge-win. The bands have gained a lot of stage attention giving impetus to the entire business in India. read more on Page 64

Articles Nov-Dec 2016

GOING BIG WITH PLAYBOY

The Playboy Club founded by media baron Hugh Hefner, first opened its doors in the 1960s in downtown Chicago and instantly became successful as a read more on Page 22

DJs Scratching on Favourites

2017 is set to be another fun-filled action-packed year in clubland! Somya Kedia tracks the trend and highlights the toolkit of some of the top DJs in the country.read more on Page 32

Global Citizen Festival India

Looked up to as a beacon of hope, Global Citizen Festival India held in Mumbai on 19 November, 2016 proved to be a monumental day as India asserted its solidarity with the world in fighting extreme poverty. read more on Page 44

Electric Daisy Carnival debuts in India

Originating in Las Vegas Nevada, the Electric Daisy Carnival over the years has asserted itself as a hub for EDM fans across the globe, as a result of its fantastic on-stage music programming, enchanting stage designs, read more on Page 46

Product Specialists Driven by Passion

A professionally qualified sound engineer from SAE in Chennai, Tuhin is also a sought after DJ who has immense experience of playing at various clubs. A sharp understanding of the technical aspects behind sound production and immense knowledge of equipment, gained him the position of a product specialist for Pioneer DJ India and his areas of expertise lies in club equipment, samplers and remix stations. read more on Page 48

“Indian DJs are tech savvy” - Reji, Director, PALM DJ Championship

Growing DJ Industry

DJ industry is expanding exponentially and the growth rate has been phenomenal. Talking about the industry expansion, Reji observes that as the industry continues to evolve, the demands for technology, equipments, expertise and specific services have also witnessed a

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Articles Jul-Aug 2016

I-Kandy gets K-Rigged

I-Kandy nightclub at Le Meridian hotel in Gurgaon was recently in need of an upgrade for its indoor sound system. Located at the Sector 26, Le Meridian Gurgaon, I-Kandy oozes sophistication. The luxurious pool club and European styled designed lounge boasts 2 bars across a sparkling 85 feet swimming pool...

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Sound Design for Night Clubs and RestoBars

The focus of Milind’s presentation was ‘Sound Design for Nightclubs and Restobars: A field view’, wherein he spoke about the technicalities of sound engineering to formulate a great night club or a restaurant bar. Milind who is an Electronics Engineer from the CCSRR-Mumbai University, has invested years into sound engineering, setting up different clubs and bars. He has to his credit venues such as Triology - Mumbai, F Bar Mumbai & Chennai, Privy @ Le Meridian Delhi, Club Nyex, Goa, The Good Wife – Mumbai and many more...

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AG Acoustics strikes the right chord with KV2 Audio’s ES Series

Conveniently located in the Outer Circle, near KG Marg, New Delhi is a new café in town - FLYP@MTV. Viacom18 Consumer Products - the consumer products arm of Viacom18 has extended Viacom’s flagship property “MTV”, to an on-ground experience by introducing this unique ‘MTV-style’ hangout in association with Funbars Hospitality Pvt. Ltd.

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Studio Monitors

Golden Ears


A notable number of premium-quality monitors packed with distinctive innovations, were unveiled globally to the studio market in the year gone by. For the benefit of multiple numbers of studios springing up across the country and for our talented set of engineers in need of the latest brands in studio monitors, PT lines up a collection of six noteworthy options launched in 2017.

ADAM Audio S Series


Adam Audio’s S Series comprises five models of increasing size: S2V, S3H, S3V, S5H & S5V. The S Series includes completely new woofers and mid-range drivers, newly designed waveguides for the S Series tweeter (and the mid-range driver on the S5 models), and a new DSP engine which provides crossover optimization, voicing options and expansion potential.

Main Features include:

• S-ART tweeter, handmade in Berlin.
• The air velocity ratio of 4:1 during the sound generation by folded S-ART membrane.
• Newly designed HPS and MPS waveguides, milled from a solid block of aluminum.
• New midrange driver with one-piece hybrid dome/cone (DCH) design.
• Custom-built Extended Linear Excursion (ELE) bass drivers.
• Custom-designed Symmetrical Magnet Assembly (SMA).
• Horizontal 3-way system with 2 x 10” woofers and 1 x 4” DCH midrange.
• Spacious bass reflex ports on the front.
• Highly efficient PWM ICE Power amplifiers.
• Linear frequency response of 22 Hz to 50 kHz.
• Maximum peak sound pressure per pair in 1 m ≥ 131 dB.
• Custom DSP engine
• Analog XLR input
• Acoustically optimized and weightily constructed cabinets.

Technical Specification:

• Panel: Rear
• Frequency Response: 22 Hz - 50 kHz
• THD > 100 Hz: ≤0.3 %
• Max. SPL per pair at 1 m: ≥131 dB
• Crossover Frequencies: 250 Hz / 3 kHz
• Max. Power Consumption: 900 W
• Weight: 160 lb (72,6 kg)
• Height x Width x Depth: 16,9” (430 mm) x 34,8” (885 mm) x 19,7“(500 mm)

Dynaudio Lyd 48

The LYD 48 features a 3-way speaker design, coupling an 8” woofer with a 4” midrange and a 1” tweeter, making it well suited for nearfield as well as midfield monitor applications. It is available in the sleek white and black design, as the original LYD range.

Main Features include:

• The woofers and the tweeter are powered by a dedicated Class D amplifier, delivering 80W / 50W / 50W of power per monitor.
• The amp features a 96kHz/24bit signal path and selectable input sensitivity, as well as the same Standby Mode as the original LYD speakers.
• Features Bass Extension, allowing for a choice between the default setting or pushing towards maximum bass or maximum volume.

Technical Specification:

• Max SPL (1m, pair): 112dB
• Principle: Bass reflex
• Crossover Frequencies: 460Hz / 5.5kHz
• Tweeter: 1inch Soft dome
• Midrange: 4inches
• Woofer: 8inches
• Dimensions (W x H x D): 369 x 234 x 328mm
• Weight: 12kg
• Sensitivity (85dB @ 1m, free field):
 +6dB: 50mV
 0dB: 100 mV
 -6dB: 200 mV
• Amplifier:
 Power (Tweeter/Midrange/Woofer): 50W/50W/80W
 Type: Class D
 Power consumption standby: <0.5W
 Power consumption max.: 100W
 Input voltage: 90 - 264V AC, 50 - 60Hz
 Inputs: XLR balanced/RCA unbalanced
 Outputs: N/A

Focal Shape Series

This series is comprised of three monitors, the Shape 40, Shape 50 and Shape 65. It is designed and developed to offer an unparalleled solution to meet the needs of those working in an environment with limited space.

Main Features of Shape 65 include:

• Low directivity tweeter for a flexible listening position
• Designed without a port allowing it to be placed near a wall
• Numerous settings for optimal integration
• Accurate control, even in the very high end
• Flax sandwich cone: controlled and articulated bass, natural and detailed lower mid-range and upper mid-range registers
• Threads for ceiling and wall mounts (fastening accessories not supplied)

Technical Specification of Shape 65:

• Frequency response (+/-3dB): 40Hz - 35kHz
• Maximum SPL (musical signal): 109dB SPL (peak @ 1m)
• Electronic section
 Inputs/ Impedance:
 Type XLR: balanced 10kOhms
 Connectors RCA: unbalanced 10kOhms with sensitivity compensation
• Midrange and low frequency amplifier: 80W, class AB
• High frequency amplifier: 25W, class AB
• Automatic standby
 Standby on: After approximately 30 minutes with no signal
 Standby Off: Signal detection > 3 mV
• Electrical supply
 Voltages: 220-240V (T1AL / 250V fuse) or 100-120V (T2AL / 250V fuse)
 Connection: IEC plug and detachable power cord
• Settings
 High pass filter: Adjustable Full range 45/60/90Hz
 Bass (0 - 250Hz): Adjustable, +/-6dB
• Settings
 Midrange/bass (160Hz, Q=1) Adjustable, +/-3dB
 High (4.5 - 35kHz): Adjustable, +/-3dB
 Power On/Power Off: On/off switch on rear panel
• Standby consumption: < 0.5W
• Displays and controls: LED for power on/off and standby Transducers
• Woofer: 6.5” (16,5cm) Flax Cone
• Tweeter: 1” (25mm) ‘M’ profile Aluminum-Magnesium Cabinet
• Construction: 0.6” (15mm) MDF
• Finish: Vinyl, real walnut and black painting
• Dimensions with four rubber feet (HxWxD): 14 x 8.6 x 11.2” (355 x 218 x 285mm)
• Weight: 28.2lb (8.5kg)

Genelec The Ones

Introduced in 2017, The Ones is the world’s smallest three-way coaxial monitor series comprised of the original 8351 three-way Smart Active Monitor plus two new models, the 8341 and 8331. They can be orientated horizontally or vertically using an adjustable IsoPod base for isolation.

Main Features include:

• Acoustically Concealed Woofers Technology
• Reflex Port Design
• Minimum Diffraction Enclosure Technology
• Smart Active Monitor Systems
• Versatile Mountings
• Protection Circuitry
• Optimized Amplifiers
• Minimum Diffraction Coaxial Driver Technology
• Iso-Pod Stand
• Intelligent Signal Sensing Technology
• Directivity Control Waveguide Technology
• Active Crossovers

Technical Specification:

• SPL110 dB
• Frequency response: 38 Hz - 37 kHz (-6 dB)
• Accuracy of frequency response: ± 1.5 dB (45 Hz - 20 kHz)
• Driver dimension: 2x Oval Woofers 6 5/8 x 3 1/2 inch + Coaxial Midrange/Tweeter MDC™ 3 ½ / 3/4 inch + DCW™
• Amplifier power: Woofer 250 W + Midrange 150 W + Tweeter 150 W
• Dimensions: H 370 x W 237 x D 243 mm, 14 9/16 x 9 3/8 x 9 1/2 inch, with Iso-Pod™
• Weight: 9.8 kg / 22lb
• Connections: 1 x XLR analog input, 1 x XLR digital AES/EBU input , 1 x XLR digital AES/EBU output, 2 x RJ45 control network

M-Audio BX8-D3

Driving the low-end and midrange, BX8-D3’s 8-inch military-grade Kevlar woofers are rigid and lightweight studio monitor. These monitors have a rear- mounted bass port, meticulously engineered to the exact length and diameter, which deliver defined bass response with maximum bass extension and resolution. When combined with a smoothly-flared port, BX8-D3 monitors markedly reduce the audibly-intrusive air turbulence that results when bass is played back at high sound pressure levels (SPLs).

Main features include:

• Bi-amplified design with 150 watts (80 LF, 70 HF) for powerful, accurate sound
• 8” Kevlar low-frequency driver with high-temp voice coil and damped rubber surround
• 1.25” natural silk dome tweeter delivers superb transient details
• Computer-optimized tweeter waveguide for precise imaging
• Acoustic Space Control to fine-tune low-end response to your room
• Optimized rear port for extended low-frequency response
• XLR balanced and 1/4” balanced/unbalanced inputs for connecting audio interfaces, mixers, synthesizers, DJ gear, and more
• Volume control enables you to dial in the perfect monitor playback level
• Wide range 37-22kHz frequency response covers full musical spectrum

Technical Specification:

• Type: 2-way near-field studio reference monitors
• Low Freq. Driver: 8-inch (203 mm) Kevlar curved cone with high temperature voice coil and damped rubber surround, magnetically shielded
• High Freq. Driver: 1.25 inch (32mm) magnetically shielded natural silk dome
• Frequency Response: 37Hz – 22kHz
• Crossover Frequency: 2.0kHz
• Low Freq. Amplifier Power: 80W
• High Freq. Amplifier Power: 70W
• Maximum Peak Spl: 114dB SPL - Full Bandwidth Pink Noise Measured
• Input Sensitivity: -12dBU
• Input Connectors: 1x XLR balanced input connector 1x TRS balanced/unbalanced input connector
• Input Impedance: 10kΩ balanced, 20kΩ unbalanced
• Polarity: Positive signal at + input produce outward LF cone displacement
• Protection: RF interference, output current limiting, over temperature, turn on/off transient, subsonic filter, external mains fuse
• Power Voltage: 100–120V, 50/60 Hz / 220–240V, 50/60 Hz
• Consumption: 150W
• Fuse 220–240V~ T1AL, 250V / 100–120V~ T2AL, 250V
• Cabinet: Vinyl-laminated high-acoustic-efficiency MDF
• Dimensions (Width X Depth X Height): 9.8” x 11.9” x 15.1” / 250 x 302 x 384 mm
• Weight: 23.1 lb / 10.5 kg

Mackie MR Series

Mackie MR series is designed to offer professional performance, clarity and superior mix translation for home studios, content creators and multimedia. This series is available in MR524, MR624, and the MR824 plus the MRS10 companion powered subwoofer.

Main features include: • Designed for superior mix translation and accuracy for professional results in any studio • Equipped with Mackie’s proven logarithmic wave guide design  Ultra-wide dispersion for enhanced stereo Imaging and listening sweet spot  Precise acoustic alignment offers In- credibly balanced sound across the entire frequency spectrum • 1” silk dome tweeter provides fast transient response for detailed high end and vocal clarity • Polypropylene woofer delivers responsive, dynamic low frequency response  M R524 - 5.25”  MRG24- 6.5”  MR824 -8” • Bi-amplified Class A/B amplification  M R524 - 50 watts  M R624 - 65 watts  M R824 -85 watts • Frequency response:  MR524- 45 Hz- 20kHz  MR624- 38Hz-2.0 kHz  MR824 -35 Hz-2.0 kHz • Optimize MR monitors for your mixing environment  Adjustable acoustic space fillers main- tain flat response in typical placement configurations.  HF filter applies boost or cut to compensate for particularly dull or bright sounding rooms • Professional MDF cabinet design built to last and look great in any studio  Custom designed internal brae I ng adds stiffness for reduced distortion and enhanced low frequency response • Flexible Inputs for simple connection lo almost any audio source • Acoustically optimized 1Vith sound-tightening acoustic absorption material • Add the companion MRSIO studio subwoofer for powerful, deep low frequency extension perfect for electronic music, hip -hop and more S Technical Specification: • Acoustic Performance:  Frequency Response (-3 dB): 57 Hz- ZO kHz (MR5Z4), 45Hz- ZO kHz (MR6Z4), 38Hz- ZO kHz IMR824)  Frequency Response (-10 dB): 45Hz- ZO kHz IMR524), 38Hz- ZO kHz IMR624), 35Hz- ZO kHz IMR824) • Sound Pressure Level @ I meter, +4 dBu into Balanced Input: 102 dB SPL @ 1m (MR524), 105 dB SPL @ 1m (MR624), 107 dB SPL @ 1m (MR8Z4) • Maximum SPL Per Pair: 108 dB SPL @ 1m (MR524), 111 dB SPL @ 1m (MR624), 113 dB SPL @ 1m (MR8Z4) Physical Dimensions & Weight: • MR524:  Enclosure: 0.47 in /12 mm thick MDF with 0.83 in /21 mm MDF float panel  Dimensions: Height: 11.1 in/281 mm, Width: 7.1 in/180mm, Depth: 8.7 in/2 21 mm, Weight: 10.2 lb/4.6 kg • MR624:  Enclosure: 0.47 in /12 mm thick MDF with 0.94 in/24 mm MDF float panel  Dimensions: Height: 12.9 in/328 mm, Width: 8.3 in /210 mm, Depth: 11.2 in /284 mm, Weight: 16.5 lb/7.5 kg • MR824:  Enclosure: 0.59 in /15 mm thick MDF with 1.30 in /33 mm MDF float panel  Dimensions: Height: 15.7 in /400 mm, Width: 10.1 in/256mm, Depth: 12.0 in /320 mm, Weight: 23.0 lb/10.4 kg.

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