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Articles Nov-Dec 2020

Effectron Reinforces Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam College Auditorium with Adamson Sound, Barco Projection and Effectron Lights and Furnishing

The 2000-seat multipurpose auditorium at the Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Government College in Daman, in August 2020 was installed with an impressive audio architecture from Adamson..... read more

Soundframe Gives LOTD an Exclusive Harman Professional Audio System Finesse

SoundFrame recently outfitted Lord of the Drinks’ Kolkata location with a complete Harman Professional Audio System to provide exceptional audio quality and coverage for its patrons..... read more

Neumann Home Studio Academy India Edition - In Conversation with Meghdeep Bose

Meghdeep Bose is a noted arranger, composer and music producer. In this exclusive interview with PT, Meghdeep talks about his collaboration with Sennheiser and Neumann for the Indian edition..... read more

Acoustics In Auditorium Design - by Vijay Purandare

How a room sounds and feels depends heavily on the specific acoustic properties of the materials in the room. For example, the acoustics of a concert hall are designed..... read more

Acoustic and Audio System Design for Small Rooms- Part 4 - by Rahul Sarma

In Part 3 of the series, Rahul spoke about the science behind absorption and diffusion..... read more


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The Emerging Transition to Mid-Sized Compact Events

- By PALM Expo Team



This regular column on Stage Sound & Tech this issue brings you a collection of equipment offered in recent months. The accent of product reads ‘portable’; ‘compact’; aimed at the predictable emerging transition of events, to manageable levels in terms of crowds.

L-Accoustic created the speaker array system and live stage sound was transformed.  L-ISA patented immersive sound technology by L-Acoustics, very timely indeed, though mustn’t have been designed for the transition live sound is experiencing presently, the idea of immersive sound in a decent sized polygon is attractive. When Roger Drego brought the first L-Acoustic array to Bombay probably in 2005, there was tremendous excitement in state-of-the-art, arriving in India, the big question was where is the act? To know more about L-ISA [https://www.pollstar.com/article/is-immersive-sound-tech-the-biggest-thing-in-sound-in-2020-143324].  

The Polygon set-up [see photo] will be a success in India. PALM expects investment in L-ISA type innovation to imaginatively energise live sound experiential events.

Take a quick  look at what’s new on the shelf:

JBL Professional IRX115S powered subwoofer

Harman Professional Solutions JBL IRX115S powered subwoofer. Latest in IRX Series range of portable P.A.s extends system low-frequency response to 35 Hz. The JBL IRX115S powered subwoofer, part of JBL IRX Series, pulls from JBL’s top professional touring technologies.

Fulcrum’s new coverage pattern for AH high-output coaxial horn

Fulcrum AH66 new coverage pattern for their AH series of High Output Coaxial Horns is a bi-amplified 2-way, high sensitivity, arrayable coaxial horn loudspeaker that provides a precise 60° x 60° pattern with control to below 400 Hz.


12 equidistant speaker arrays positioned on a 12-sided Polygon and a number of speaker points hanging directly above, allowing sounds to travel through a three-dimensional space. Sonic objects can be placed anywhere within the 3D soundscape as every speaker position is individually addressable.


B&C largest horn

Innovation exploited with wide-bandwidth ring radiator drivers, B&C Speakers’ ME464 extracts full capabilities. B&C’s is the largest commercially available horn for professional audio. It features a 22” wide mouth loading an attached driver to 300 Hz, while the 1.4” throat stabilizes a 70° x 55° polar pattern to the upper limit of human hearing

Arista Alvista RS-124-A07 Dual HDBaseT transmitter/receiver system

Alvista RS-124-A07 1U rackmount dual HDBaseT transmitter/receiver system is in three configurations, depending on input requirements. RS-124-A07 offers flexibility for transmitting video and audio over long distances, such as in projection mapping environments. Alvista RS-124-A07 is the ideal solution for extending audio, video, IR control, Ethernet, and power over a single CATx cable.

Lectrosonics DCR822 dual channel portable digital receiver

Lectrosonics introduced the DCR822 digital, dual-channel portable receiver. The new receiver is compatible with all the current Lectrosonics mono and stereo digital transmitters and is backward compatible with any of the Digital Hybrid Wireless transmitters made in the past 18 years. More details from Lectrosonics (www.lectrosonics.com): The DCR822 provides two independent receiver channels at the

L-Acoustics compact, full-range K3 Line Source System

L-Acoustics K Series K3 is its smallest full-range enclosure, designed to deliver big sound for mid-size events with audiences ranging from 1,000 to 10,000. K3 provides full-range bandwidth, without the need for a flown companion subwoofer. Its design reduces amplification needs. These features make K3 economical. Full-range L-Acoustics contour from an enclosure that is 33% smaller than K2 and weighing only 43 kg (95 lbs).

Beyer TG Instrument Mic Line

beyerdynamic two new microphones in its Touring Gear (TG) series-The dynamic kick-drum microphone TG D70 and the instrument microphone TG I51 crafted at their facility in Heilbronn, Germany. Both mics have rugged die-cast zinc housings and compact designs.  M88 capsule in the second generation of the TG D70.

Telefunken TF11 FET Microphone

Telefunken’s first large-diaphragm, phantom-powered condenser microphone, TF11 blends Austrian-inspired voicing similar to the legendary C12 with modern FET performance, achieving open and detailed 3D sonic image, with quick, accurate transient response, high SPL handling and low self-noise. TF11 circuit elements shared with other Telefunken designs. CK12-style edge-terminated capsule is a single membrane version.

OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD Drives

These universal fit, internal 2.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s solid-state drives apt for production professionals and are offered in 240GB, 480GB, 1TB, 2TB and 4TB formats for laptop or desktop Macs/PCs. The Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD is ideal for pro audio and production applications.

Heil Sound PR 37 Vocal Mic

PR37 by Heil Sound designed with the vocalist in mind, the PR 37 produces sound over a wide frequency range. Its upper mid-range response designed to cut through a mix whether live or in the studio. It features a 1.5″ diameter dynamic element that is mounted in a rugged housing to reduce handling noise. The PR 37 has a frequency response from 50 to 18,000 Hz and output level of -51 dB @ 1000 Hz.

Waves DSPRO StageGrid 1000

Waves Audio DSPRO StageGrid 1000, a Waves SoundGrid-compatible stagebox. The DSPRO StageGrid 1000 is a compact I/O device for Waves’ eMotion LV1 live mixing systems, with eight mic/line ins, four analog out and AES/EBU ins/outs, all digitally controlled. Use this unit close to your mixing console to add more inputs and outputs at FOH or monitors, or on stage in order to add more inputs and outputs for stage performers

Outline’s Stadia 28

Stadia 28 constant curvature array designed for outdoor applications. Stadia 28 is a medium-throw system for permanent outdoor installations, ideal for sound reinforcement in stadiums, theme parks. weight:power ratio, being a single enclosure, weighing just 21 kg (46.2 lb), able to reach 139 db SPL, by means of two 8” mid-woofers and a compression driver with a 3” diaphragm – all in neodymium. The system operates in bi-amp format.

Fir Audio IEM Cable Tester

Armed with Fir Audio’s IEM Cable Tester, users can troubleshoot their IEM cables. This simple tester is designed to work universally to quickly and easily check for continuity in the wire, while also checking for shorts, to quickly determine whether the problem is caused by the cable or the earpieces.

Korg SoundLink MW1608 and MW2408 Mixers

Korg’s SoundLink MW1608 (16 x 8 x 2) and MW2408 (24 x 8 x 2) hybrid analog/digital mixers. Both the 24- and 16-channel models offer instant analog control for live mixing with sound quality and ease-of-use features, combined with the power of a high-end approach to digital audio, such as the high-headroom, HiVolt mic preamps.

JBL Pro Tour Audio software suite update


JBL Professional IRX115S


The JBL Professional Tour Audio Software Suite has been updated to include new features, along with a few minor bug fixes. This update includes: Performance Manager v2.7.0 and ArrayLink v1.3 for Android and iOS, and LAC V3.5.0. It is recommended that users update these programs to maintain maximum compatibility. Performance Manager v2.70 now offers speaker preset

Firmware Update for Soundcraft Ui24R Digital Mixer

Soundcraft  v3.3 firmware update for its Ui24R 24-channel digital console/ USB multi-track recorder with wireless control. Ui24R delivers flexible I/O, intuitive wireless control and roadworthy reliability.The system can double as a stagebox and can be controlled by up to 10 devices via Ethernet or built-in

JBL Pro’s VTX B28 Subwoofer

The VTX B28 is JBL Professional’s next-generation dual 18-inch subwoofer, designed to complement the company’s flagship VTX full-range sound reinforcement systems, delivering uncompromised low-frequency performance. Differential Drive technology endows the drivers’ performance, while patented SlipStream™ port technology offers improved airflow, reduced audible turbulence at any operating level.


dBTechnologies VIO L1610


Radial Engineering Acoustic Instrument Preamps

Acoustic Series preamps targets acoustic instrumentalists, from guitarists and stand-up bassists to orchestral string players. Acoustic Series family is comprised of four units, the PZ-Pro, PZ-Pre, AC-Driver and PZ-Deluxe. PZ-Pro, combines a two-channel instrument preamp, DI and switcher into a single unit.

Waves WRC-1 WiFi Stage Router

WRC-1 WiFi Stage Router, rack-mountable wireless router, designed specifically for pro audio applications such as on-stage IEM control. WRC-1 suitable for audio setups that require secure and robust WiFi connectivity, such as remote control of audio consoles and PA equipment in venues, stage productions, houses of worship, etc.

dBTechnologies VIO L1610

dBTechnologies ‘ VIO family adds VIO L1610, a powered, compact 3-way active line array system equipped with two 10” woofers and a coaxial MF/HF compression driver. Onboard DSP, 1,600 Watts (RMS) of DIGIPRO G4 amplification and versatile rigging options complete the package. Weight is 69 pounds.

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