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Feb 1, 2008 12:00 PM, by Erin Shipps, associate editor

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Digital recorder


PCM-D50: This compact version of the PCM-D1 digital field recorder offers 96kHz/24-bit recording, two-position electret condenser stereo microphones, PC/MAC file transfer via high-speed USB interface and numerous special features. The PCM-D50 includes 4GB built-in memory, records up to six hours at 44.1-16-bit, LCD digital peak metering, MP3 playback, digital pitch control, SPDIF digital input and output, and a five-second pre-recording buffer.

Safety signs

RF Signs

Signs: RF Signs is the brainchild of Broadcast Signal Lab, which has been providing RF exposure management services for more than 20 years. The RF Signs mission is to provide the radio industry with the best, most effective, standards-compliant RF safety communication tools.

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Three-in-one printer


Label Shop BEE3: The K-Sun Label Shop Bee3 features automatic tape and heat shrink tube cutter; transparent tape cover, LCD display, light adjustment, print preview, 180dpi print resolution, print speed of 2.36" per second, automatic power off, 60 industrial tapes and five heat shrink tube materials, flexible polyester base for wire and cable wrap, safe 6.5Vdc power and overheat detection.

Drive duplicators


EZ Copy: The EZ Copy is a small, easy-to-use, stand-alone drive duplicator. It features two removable drive caddies and is designed for organizations with low volume drive copy needs. The EZ Copy is available in IDE and SATA models. Both may be purchased with either 3.5" or 2.5" drive caddies. The EZ Copy transfers a bit-by-bit copy of the original onto the target drive, rapidly moving data at less than one minute per gigabyte. It can duplicate drives of up to 144PB (petabytes), is virtually maintenance free and can be used to copy to and from drives of dissimilar sizes as well as between drives from different manufacturers. Because the EZ Copy does not connect to a computer, it requires no installation or software, no computer time and virtually no user intervention. A front-panel LED provides status information, making it easy to identify copy direction or to abort a copy if necessary.

USB broadcast console

Henry Engineering

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Six Mix: This 10-input, 6-channel broadcast console is about the size of a laptop computer. The most important feature is its integral USB digital audio interface. Connect a USB cable to any PC or laptop, and it's ready to record, edit and play digital audio with superb audio quality. This makes Six Mix ideal for use with radio automation, digital production, news editing, webcasting, or as a self-contained emergency studio. Other features include a cue bus with cue speaker, monitor system with mic-on muting, a mix-minus output, and guest headphone facilities with full talkback.

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Feb 1, 2008 12:00 PM, by Erin Shipps, associate editor

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DJ Headphones

Allen & Heath

XD-53: The XD-53 professional monitoring headphones were designed to complement Allen & Heath's Xone DJ mixers. The XD-53's incorporate a circumaural isolation design, providing high-level isolation from ambient noise. Comprising 53mm diameter drivers � the largest drivers currently available � with high power neodymium magnet design, 1500mW of power handling and high SPL capacity, the XD-53 headphones deliver excellent sound reproduction. They also have rotating earpieces for easy one-ear monitoring, a coiled cable with convenient one-side exit and a folding design for compact portability.

Professional USB Converter


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PUC: PUC is a two-channel self-contained audio interface for use with USB-enabled PCs. The unit is powered through the USB, so no external power supply is needed. PUC requires no installation of drivers other than those automatically loaded by the host operating system. With the exception of a 1/8" headphone jack, audio connections are made via an optional breakout cable, which attaches securely to the PUC via a DB25 connector. Electronically balanced analog audio I/O (0dBFS=+18dBu) is provided through stereo pairs of Neutrik XLRs.
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Active loudspeakers


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Thump TH-15A: Designed by the same team that produced Mackie's compact active loudspeakers, the Thump TH-15A active loudspeaker's two-way bass reflex (ported) design provides accurate response, from 20kHz down to 40Hz. All-new Class D circuitry drives its custom, high-precision 15-inch woofer to greater volumes with less heat. Additional onboard electronics include full system protection and three-band EQ with swept midrange. And with its durable polypropylene enclosure, the TH-15A is the most lightweight and powerful compact active loudspeaker in its class.

AC power management


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M4300-PM, M5100-PM, M5300-PM, M5400-PM: These devices offer advanced linear filtration for noise reduction and patent-pending circuitry to protect components from damaging power irregularities. The M4300-PM power conditioner offers Level 2 power cleaning and Linear Filtration Technology (LIFT) to eliminate common symptoms of ac line noise. Additionally, noise isolation between the two isolated outlet banks prevents any noise created by a component plugged into one bank from contaminating the power to equipment plugged into the other outlet bank. The M5100-PM features three isolated outlet banks, while the M5300-PM and M5400-PM offer five, including two high-current outlets. All three conditioners offer sequential startup/shutdown, which prevents internally generated voltage transients that occur when home theater components are powered on or off at the same time. A 12-volt trigger input allows source equipment to activate or deactivate the delayed outlets.

Hand soldering component

Schmart Board

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Schmart Board EZ: Schmart Board EZ uses a patent-pending technology to simplify hand soldering surface-mount components. Hand-soldering surface-mount components can be a problem because it is hard to correctly place the chips on the pads and keep them aligned, not to mention the difficulty in soldering such tiny areas. With the Schmart Board EZ, place the chip (the solder mask is higher than the electronic pads); put masking tape on one side of the chip; put Solder Flux along the base of the chip; solder each chip leg to the Schmart Board EZ by pushing the solder from the outside of the groove to the chip leg (all the solder needed is already on the board); remove the tape and repeat for the other sides.

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Feb 1, 2008 12:00 PM, by Erin Shipps, associate editor

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Sound card

Audio Science

ASI6514: The ASI6514 is a professional PCI sound card designed for use in radio broadcast automation. Providing up to 12 play streams mixed to four balanced stereo outputs and up to two record streams fed from one balanced stereo input, the ASI6514 features anything to anywhere mixing and routing. The ASI6514 provides both balanced analog and AES-3 inputs and outputs. The maximum analog input and output level is +24dBu. A choice of uncompressed PCM, MPEG layer 2 and MP3 is available for both recording and playback. All compression is handled by an on-board floating point DSP, allowing the host computer to focus on other tasks.

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Stereo interface


LTI-1: This laptop interface features a 3.5mm plug and 3' cable to connect to laptops, MP3 players or any other stereo 3.5mm audio output to a professional audio mixer. The LTI-1 is equipped with built-in ground lift switches and a -20dB pad. It also features left and right XLR outputs.

Tabletop console

Harrison by GLW

Air 24/7: The system features an IKIS-based control platform; DSP engine using dual Opteron processors; redundant power supplies; 15" console TFTs for precision parameter, waveform metering and routing display; multi-studio resource sharing, eight, 16-, 24- and 32-fader control surface configurations; mono, stereo or 5.1 surround sound channels; full EQ and dynamics processing available on every channel; and scalable mix minus and aux output buses.

Universal USBmicrophone interface

MXL Microphones

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Mic Mate: The Mic Mate universal USB microphone interface is a tool that enables any dynamic or condenser microphone to be connected to a personal computer. The Mic Mate is a USB 2.0 high-speed device that is backward compatible with USB 1.1. The analog section of the Mic Mate features a 20Hz-20kHz frequency response, and a three-position, switchable attenuation pad with settings for high (0dB), medium (-5dB), and low (-10dB), making it easy to configure the attached microphone to virtually any sound source. The digital section features a 16-bit Delta Sigma A/D converter with a sampling rate of 44.1kHz and 48kHz. For use with condenser microphones, the Mic Mate supplies 48V phantom power.

Online radio royalty reporting tool

Liquid Compass

RIAA Reporter: This royalty-reporting tool automates the new per-performance RIAA royalty reporting requirements that went into effect in 2008. As a result of the new royalty fee arrangement, streaming radio stations will no longer be allowed to report royalty fees by aggregate tuning hour, which was based on the total hours of programming that the stations transmitted during a month to all listeners. Instead, stations will be required to report on a per-performance basis - or the total number of people listening each time a performance is played. Royalty fees are paid by streaming radio stations to Sound Exchange. RIAA Reporter removes the burden for stations by generating a monthly and quarterly report in spreadsheet format that does all the calculations, showing what was played, how often, and the total number of listeners. Clients need only to logon to the Liquid Compass Client Control Center and select from pre-populated dropdown information such as call letters and date range. The program will automatically calculate the stations fee and provide it in a form acceptable to Sound Exchange.

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Feb 1, 2008 12:00 PM, by Erin Shipps, associate editor

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Condenser microphones


Micros Series: The world's smallest condenser microphones with integrated preamp and detachable cable are the newest members of the Micros Series: the M1250 and M1280. Both feature newly designed circuitry with immunity from RF interference. The M1250 is 50mm in length, 12mm in diameter and 0.6 oz with a frequency response of 80Hz-20kHz, while the M1280 is 90mm in length, 12mm in diameter, and 1 oz with a frequency response 40Hz-20kHz providing extended bass response. Each body is precision machined out of brass at the Audix factory, finished in a durable black e-coat, and laser etched with model and serial number. Each model has four interchangeable capsules to choose from: cardioid, hypercardioid, omni-directional and supercardioid.



XLT: Often, other designers or engineers will produce the initial system design and hand it off to the facility maintenance team. Wirecad XLT is perfect for the facility maintenance team. It provides unlimited project databases, cables and drawings. Tools are enabled to link to other user's projects and create new projects. The software is an ideal upgrade to XL or v3 Personal. It can be used as a starting point for a design or documentation effort, or simply maintain existing Wirecad documentation.

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Passive studio montior

Blue Sky International

I/ON: A fully sealed box design solidly constructed out of acoustic-grade MDF, this speaker is five times heavier than the typical 6.5" two-way in-wall speakers. I/ON offers easy in-wall or on-wall installation with consistent performance regardless of mounting and the sealed enclosure provides the correct acoustic volume. Also, I/ON is an evolution of Blue Sky's SAT 6.5 MK II active studio monitor, and is designed to integrate with Blue Sky's SUB 12 and SUB 15 Universal.

Content management software

Netia Digital Audio

Manreo: Manreo is a range of software to realize productivity gains in media asset management and rich media. Its tools include software packages and customizable solutions. Manreo software addresses the problems of a range of professionals who manage and add value to media: digitization, editing of raw footage, indexing, archiving and browsing. Owing to its video product range Manreo, Netia offers content providers with the tools to manage their entire processes, from acquisition to multi-support broadcast, such as radio, Internet and mobile phones.

Upgrades and Updates

Danagger Audio Works has reduced the list prices of its popular audio loss prevention systems. ( Zaxcom has released a software upgrade for its Deva IV, Deva V and Deva 5.8 multitrack recorder systems. Deva software 4.0 includes the capability for simultaneous multi-disc recording and background disk copying. ( has introduced a 48Vdc version of its D264 Series of medium-intensity LED red beacons. Until now, the beacons had been available only in 120/240Vac fixtures. (

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