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d&b will introduce the Yi series

We take a look at the latest tech you can get your hands on at this year’s extravaganza.


ith in excess of 1,000 exhibitors taking their latest kit to the halls of the Amsterdam RAI, ISE 2015 is a great opportunity for pro-audio professionals to get hands on with the latest technology. Coda Audio’s compact line array systems and line source column speakers will be a focus of the company’s presence at ISE 2015. With the CoRAY4i installation line source and CoRAY4Li bass extension, Coda has taken its line array technology and integrated it into compact, highly directional enclosures, delivering high fidelity sound and intelligibility for small to mid-sized venues. d&b will be showcasing its latest solutions for the installation market on stand 7-C175. Following the launch of the Y-Series in 2014, the manufacturer will introduce the Yi family of installationspecific versions, with the Yi7P, Yi0P, Yi8 and Yi12 taking centre stage. ISE 2015 also sees the European launch of the I-Series modular loudspeaker family from Community Professional. The series includes point-source, highdirectivity, compact and floor-monitor models in multiple performance levels, providing modular scalability for a range of applications. Matching-height subs, in sizes ranging from compact single 12in models to dual 18in models, complement the full-range I Series models. The range features high-output woofers designed to offer smooth response, high intelligibility, low distortion and minimal power compression. The two-way models have large-format compression drivers, a choice of six rotatable horns and individually voiced, beamwidth-matched crossovers with single or biamp operation. The three-

way models offer a choice of three rotatable horn patterns and biamp or triamp operation with a combination of large-format HF compression driver and Community’s M200HP midrange compression driver. DPA, in partnership with its Dutch distributor Amptec, will be showing its latest installation microphones, including the Podium Microphone range. The family consists of the d:screet Miniature Podium Microphone, which offers a directional mic based on an interference tube technology that promises exceptional directivity and off-axis rejection, and the d:dicate Podium Microphones, which incorporate modular capsules from DPA’s d:dicate Recording Microphones. The company is also showing its d:facto vocal microphone along with its full range of body-worn microphones. Fohhn Audio will present its new intelligent active and fully digital audio network, AIREA. AIREA is a network-based active solution developed for sound reinforcement applications. The system is based on the most up-to-date speaker technology with integrated DSP technology and two-channel Class D amplifiers. The AIREA master modules come with AES/EBU inputs and outputs. All AIREA system components are connected by just one single conventional network cable, which supplies power as well as two channels of digital audio and the remote control signals from the master module to each individual speaker. Powersoft is presenting three new additions to its installation range – the Ottocanali DSP+D amplifiers. The three models of high-performance eight-channel power amplifiers will boast two redundant Dante digital streams, in addition to the

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features already present on the other versions of the Ottocanali Series. RCF is set to showcase its new flagship DXT 9000 and DXT 3000 digital voice alarm systems, certified to EN54-16 and EN54-4 standards. The first fully digital PA/VA system to be designed from the ground up by RCF engineers, the DXT 9000 is said to be suitable for use in almost any kind of application, from the smallest school or hotel to huge campuses. The DXT 3000 is built for wall mounting and offers an integrated solution for small and medium, single or multi-zone applications. Other eye-catchers on the RCF stand will include a new white installation version of the company’s HDL 10-A active line array. One highlight on the Riedel stand is set to be the Tango TNG-200, the manufacturer’s first network-based platform supporting Ravenna/AES67 and AVB standards. Along with powerful processing capabilities, the Tango TNG200 features two integrated Riedel digital partylines, two Ravenna/AES67- and AVBcompatible ports, two Ethernet ports, one option slot, and redundant power supplies. Symetrix, co-exhibiting with its Dutch distributor Iemke Roos, will showcase an upgraded version of Radius 12x8. SymNet Radius 12x8 EX offers the same compact 1U footprint as its predecessor, with the added benefit of an expansion slot to future-proof installations and reduce the need to ‘swap out’ DSPs if project requirements change. The expansion slot accommodates all SymNet I/O cards and the newly released SIP-based SymNet 2 Line VoIP Card, which is Cisco- and Asterisk-compatible. The first AVnu-certified Audio Video Bridging (AVB) audio endpoint reference


What? ISE 2015 Where? Amsterdam RAI When? 10-12 February

platform has been announced by XMOS and the AVnu Alliance. The XMOS software-defined solution has passed all testing for certification and will now bear the AVnu-certified logo. The newly certified XMOS AVB hardware and software reference platform is described as an affordable, scalable and production-ready solution that allows customers to easily build a range of AVB-enabled audio products, from single speakers and microphones to complex multichannel mixing desks and multi-port conferencing systems. Yamaha’s ISE focus will be on the latest additions to its Commercial Installation Solutions (CIS) – the MA2030 and PA2030 compact 2 x 30W mixer amplifiers. Both feature a Class D amplifier, silent operation and direct support for both low and high impedance speaker systems. For maximum flexibility the MA2030 adds two-channel mixing with source EQ (Bass/Treble), plus several of Yamaha’s DSP technologies.

AMI February 2015 Digital  
AMI February 2015 Digital