As promise here is some more of the good stuff from NAMM2012
With the new Yamaha DXR and DXS powered speaker line, introduced at Winter NAMM 2012, great performing, high fidelity sound reinforcement has never been so affordable or easy to use. Offering high-end features in a convenient and economical package, the new speakers allow for mixing capabilities right on the back panel and innovative use of advanced DSP to provide extra protection for each component. In the DXR series, FIR-X™ tuning derived from Yamaha’s DSR speaker line delivers excellent sound no matter the volume. Bands, small combos, solo musicians, DJs, churches, schools and other individuals and organizations who require top-quality sound reinforcement will benefit from DXR and DXS quality, which offers the loudest SPL volume in its class. The speakers are so advanced that not only do they offer unique features like a Link function, they also provide DSP assisted EQ (Dynamic COUNTOUR) that tailors the frequency response when used as floor monitors. “By exploiting the DSP in these new cabinets, the DXR and DXS sound great right out of the box,” said John Schauer, Product Manager, Live Sound, Yamaha Pro Audio & Combo Division. “The FIR-X filtering ensures that these cabinets perform under all circumstances, even at very high levels.”
The D-XSUB feature on the DXS subwoofers, a newly developed processing technology designed exclusively for the subs, dynamically controls the low frequency range. A BOOST mode provides enhanced punch to the sound and XTENDED LF mode enhances the bottom of the low frequency range. The selection will depend on the type of applications and musical genres.
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Audio -Technica Marks “50 Years of Passionate Listening”
Audio_Technica a leading innovator in transducer technology, is marking “50 Years of Passionate Listening” with its yearlong 50th Anniversary Celebration in 2012, including several limited edition commemorative products, special events and promotions for customers. From its early beginnings as a manufacturer of phonograph cartridges, Audio-Technica has expanded over the years to become a leading innovator in the design of microphones, wireless microphone systems, headphones, turntables, phono cartridges and more. A-T continues to advance the art and technology of electro-acoustic design with the manufacture of products for the professional recording, M.I., live sound, broadcast, fixed installation and consumer audio markets. On this historic occasion, Audio-Technica is taking the opportunity to look back, with a view toward the future.
So what are they releasing for thier 50th year?
There are introducing a number of limited edition products, all featuring a distinct Audio-Technica 50th Anniversary design and color scheme. The products include ATH-M50s/LE Professional Studio Monitor Headphones, ATM25/LE Hypercardioid Dynamic Instrument Microphone, AE4100/LE Cardioid Dynamic Handheld Microphone, AE5400/LE Cardioid Condenser Handheld Microphone, AE6100/LE Hypercardioid Dynamic Handheld Microphone, AT4050/LE Multi-pattern Condenser Microphone and AT4050URUSHI Multi- pattern Condenser Microphone. Representing just some of Audio-Technica’s offerings in their product line, these products are limited-edition versions of A-T’s ATH-M50s, AE4100, AE5400, AE6100, AT4050 and the legacy product ATM25 .
The LE/Anniversary limited editions, feature A-T’s classic silver-colored metallic finish with blue accents, and the AT4050URUSHI sports a stunning traditional urushi lacquer finish with hand- painted Japanese maple leaves. The AE4100/LE, AE5400/LE, AE6100/LE, AT4050/LE, AT4050URUSHI and ATM25/LE all feature a unique anniversary serial number etched on the surface of each model. The AE5400/LE, AT4050/LE and AT4050URUSHI come with a specially designed, beautifully hand-crafted wooden carrying case.
Of special note is the ATM25/LE, a re-emergence of the classic ATM25 Hypercardioid Dynamic Instrument Microphone. Based on direct input from end-users and dealers, Audio- Technica chose its 50th anniversary to bring back a special edition of the classic ATM25. The new ATM25/LE is ideal for kick drum, toms and other highly dynamic instruments; handles very high SPL at close range; provides big, warm low-frequency response with excellent presence; offers very full sound on close-up vocals and dialogue; and features a multi-level grille and rugged construction.
For more information, please visit www.audio-technica.com .