Out and About
Sep 1, 2006 12:00 PM
The annual Product Source showcases hundreds of new products as well as the Radio magazine Pick Hits from NAB2006....
Wireless mic transmitter
MM400B: The MM400A transmitter has been updated as the MM400B to include a waterproof, programmable switch, a steel cable battery door retainer and an IFB compatibility emulation mode. The new transmitter features 100mW RF power with a circular isolator at the output for reduced IM distortion. The case for the transmitter is plated with a special corrosion-resistant surface. The new switch assembly is user-friendly, yet remains sealed to water and other elements by employing a magnetic reed system. The switch turns the unit's power on and off. However, it can be programmed to operate as a mute switch, therefore maintaining the carrier signal while muting the audio.
SKM 5200: A hand-held wireless transmitter, the mic may be paired with six Sennheiser and two interchangeable Neumann microphone heads. The new mic incorporates sensitivity that can be switched in 1dB steps. Sennheiser's Hidyn Plus noise reduction system reduces RF noise, providing wide dynamics. The mic offers two channel banks, one fixed and one variable. A backlit LCD display indicates all audio and RF settings, while an automatic lock mode avoids accidental changes. The transmitter's LCD indicates battery charge status, which is also transmitted to suitable receivers. The mic offers more than eight hours of continuous operation using the rechargeable battery pack or standard alkaline batteries.
Mobile sound system
Roadgear 260: The system houses two full-range 8" speakers, an eight-channel powered mixer, two dynamic microphones and 16 effects. The high-impact modular polymer construction in a wheelbase, luggage-style cabinet makes the system useful for quick five-minute setup. The two detachable speakers feature an advanced high-pressure molded enclosure designed for better handling of audio acoustics and improved sound dispersion. The 260W-powered mixer also includes tone control, universal phantom power, a three-band system equalizer and two speakers. The system is powered with ac power or battery operation.
GSRB2, GSRB3, GSRB4: These soft rack bags are constructed of a hard plywood shell and covered with carbon fiber-style fabric. Available in 2RU, 3RU and 4RU sizes, these bags come standard with mounting hardware, an oversized pocket to hold cables and accessories, and a zipped back panel for easy connections. Transport the bag messenger-style with a shoulder strap or briefcase-style with a molded rubber carrying handle. The bags are water resistant and provide cushioning and protection with a plush felt-lined interior.