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NAMM 2013: Studiomaster unveils integrated sound and lighting cabinets

Adam Savage
NAMM 2013: Studiomaster unveils integrated sound and lighting cabinets

Studiomaster is unveiling its new Starlight stage sound and lighting cabinet series at NAMM.

An innovative new concept, Studiomaster Starlight fully integrates FOH and monitor sound, as well as stage lighting, within a pair of portable trapezoidal PA cabinets, and is being shown to the pro audio and MI community for the first time in California.

Comprising a pair of two-way stand- or pole-mountable cabinets, in either 12-inch or 15-inch LF driver models, the Starlight system offers 250-Watt self powered FOH reinforcement and a 50-Watt powered side mounted monitor driver within each cabinet.

A rear panel-mounted two-channel mixer with three-band EQ, external source monitor input and level control is included in each speaker, and they also incorporate a recessed side slot housing six high-power LEDs with dispersion lenses. The in-built lighting controller features 13 programs, including seven static colours, fade to colour change and sound to light, while brightness and speed are also adjustable.

The Starlight cabinets are supplied as matched pairs, with the LEDs and monitors angled inward towards the performers’ stage position. The monitor speakers are conveniently positioned at ear height, to provide directional monitoring to the performers without the need for excessive volume. With the cabinets mounted on speaker stands or poles, the vertical LED strips evenly project a colour wash across the stage.

With an expected RRP of around £650 / $999 a pair, the Starlight is an ideal sound and lighting solution for small touring performance requirements or small venue installations.

Commenting on the line, Soundking Group Europe marketing manager Patrick Almond stated: “As the company that effectively invented small-scale semi-professional and professional integrated sound reinforcement solutions for performing musicians back in the early 1970s, this is something of a natural progression for the Studiomaster product portfolio, providing a highly integrated off the shelf live performance package.“

Both mixer inputs feature balanced XLR mic inputs, a ¼-inch jack line input and unbalanced RCA/phono line inputs, for Channel 1 and 2 respectively; the ¼-inch jack monitor input has dedicated level control and a 18 dB/octave high-pass filter for the custom four-inch sealed driver. The lighting controller has a 13-program selector, brightness and speed control, and level control for sound to light.

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