Sound Technology used the PLASA Focus show in Leeds, UK as a platform for several UK product debuts from its distributed line of Harman products.
Among the new products were Soundcraft’s Si2 digital console, AKG’s DMS700 Digital Wireless System, the dbx ZonePro-m, dbx System Core and Crown I-Tech HD amplifiers.
The Soundcraft Si2 is a new compact addition to the Si Series of mid-market digital consoles. With a compact footprint and standard I/O configuration, allowing it to slot directly in place of an analogue console, the console was designed for cross-market appeal. Sound Technology reported receiving many interested people from the theatre land at the show.
AKG’s new DMS700 Digital Wireless System is a new system that operates on two future-proof bands, each with a tuning range of up to 155Mhz and offers up to 100 simultaneous channels, 100 per cent digital audio transmission with no compounder, and the ability to securely encrypt data.
Sound Technology also exhibited four new additions to the ZonePRO Zone Processing range of models. The 1260m, 1261m, 640m and 641m join the existing range, adding more microphone inputs, input processing on each mic input, Ambient Noise Compensation and numerous other enhancements. Shipping now is the new range of dbx System Core digital matrix processors. Based on the principles of the dbx Zone Processing products the new SC32 and SC64 matrix processors offer wizard driven configuration using HiQnet System Architecture.
Crown's new I-Tech HD flagship amplifier was on show. The amps are a result of over 60 years of amplifier heritage and systematic user input from tour sound leaders in all markets. Developed in conjunction with sister company BSS, the next generation OmniDriveHD DSP Engine at the heart of I-Tech HD is built on a new architecture specifically optimized for fast and efficient audio processing to provide tour and contracting professionals with a new platform for signal processing. The new FIR filter technology provides significantly improved midrange clarity and dramatically improved off-axis response. The OmniDrive HD was designed to reduce latency, safeguard sonic integrity and advance system reliability.
All of the products listed above are now shipping in the UK from Sound Technology’s Letchworth office.