AKG DMS Tetrad – New 2.4Ghz System In The UK

AKG are the latest manufacturer to get on board with 2.4GHz wireless microphone systems with the new DMS Tetrad system. Following in the footsteps of Line 6 and Audio Technica, AKG have embraced this frequency band and come up with a rather nice looking system that has some features that im sure will perk your interests. This video gives you a little walkthrough of the system

We are finding that 2.4GHz wireless microphones are becoming very popular with our customers and that’s mainly down to three factors;

1) 2.4GHz is Licence Free in the UK and the rest of the world

2) You don’t have to worry about interference from TV channels

3) It delivers uncompressed audio so whatever you put in, comes out the other end.

The AKG DMS Tetrad offers some nice touches such as an Integrated Four Channel Mixer which mixes up to four channels directly to one MIX Output on the receiver. This way, if you are short of channel space or just want to take an active speaker out with you, you can. The antennaes are detachable which means you can remote mount them or use other 2.4GHz antennae if you wish. The whole thing can be racked with the included rack kit and finally, it doesn’t cost the earth.

To find out more about the system, visit our AKG DMSTetrad System page

EAV Pro Audio Look at The Audio Technica System 10 Systems

Our installation engineer Dave Sharpe has taken a look at the Audio technica System 10 2.4GHz wireless microphone systems.

Allen & Heath QU-32 Landing Soon In The UK

Allen & Heath’s massively successful QU range of digital mixers is about to get a new member to the family. The baby QU16 and the QU24 are about to be joined by the big daddy – The Allen & Heath QU32. Judging by the specs and the video below, the QU-32 offers a mass of features and sits nicely at the top of the QU range.

For the price, the QU32 offers some amazing features and we can see this becoming the desk of choice for those needing loads of channels and professional features. See our QU32 Digital Mixer product page for the full specs.

EAV Pro Audio have a shipment of these coming in from the first UK delivery and are taking pre orders now. This shipment is now sold out with the UK supplier of Allen & Heath and if history repeats itself, the QU-32 Digital mixer will be in high demand and short supply like its smaller brothers for a good few months.qu32

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New Yamaha MG Mixers – Introducing the Third Generation

The Yamaha MG mixers have been a big seller for us a EAV for a long time. Since the first generation and through to the second, they have offered a reliability and performance that is hard to match at their price point. The only downside we could see was that there were so many models ( FX versions, standard versions, USB versions, USB with FX versions etc…) that keeping track and stock was a mission. Well, there is now a third generation hitting our shelves and we like what we have seen so far.

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As expected, the new Yamaha MG Mixers range is comprehensive but a little more manageable now. There are non-FX and FX models of the range and the FX models have USB interface attached to most of them too. The USB is still disappointingly 2-in/2-out (rather than being able to record each channel simultaneously from the desk) but for most of us, that isn’t a problem. Those MG mixers that have the USB port come bundled with CUBASE AI for recording. The USB port can also be used for digital playpack.

Yamaha’s one knob compression can be found on 90% of the range and this tool is great for keeping your vocals or guitars dynamically in check. The SPX sound great, the pre-amps are good, they seem well built and essentially they offer all that the old ranges did but with a few added extras. They look a little nicer too.

The standard range consists of the following desks;

Yamaha MG06
Yamaha MG10 (Taken over from the MG102C)
Yamaha MG12 (Taken over from the MG124C)
Yamaha MG16 (Taken over from the MG166C)
Yamaha MG20 (Taken over from the MG206C)

The XU models are consists of

Yamaha MG06X
Yamaha MG10XU
Yamaha MG12XU (Taken over from the MG124CX)
Yamaha MG16XU (Taken over from the MG166CX and MG166C-USB)
Yamaha MG20XU (Taken over from the MG206C-USB)

Trantec S4.16-RX2 Dual Wireless Microphones

Trantec wireless microphones have been a massive player for EAV Pro Audio and we welcomed becoming a preferred dealer almost 5 years ago. Trantec led the field with channel 38 wireless systems and were the first company to make channel 38 wireless microphones available for all their systems in the UK. They led the field with the racked and ready wireless systems also and again, were the first company to make Racked & Ready wireless microphones available for mass consumption. We are massive supporters of the brand and along with Sennheiser and Audio Technica, they are producing wireless systems we can put our name too.
With that in mind, we want to introduce you to the dual S4.16-RX2 systems that they released last year. In a nutshell, the RX2 systems are dual receiver units that allow up to 8 systems running simultaneously (16 individual wireless mics). For those wanting channel 38 systems, you can run 4 systems together which gives you 8 individual wireless mics running together. At the price point that they are, it makes them perfect for schools, churches and conference centres looking for a low budget but professional system that saves on space. Here’s the S4.16-RX2 Racked & ready version for you to look at

 

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If racks are not your thing, they sell the systems separately and you have three options. The first is a double handheld system called the Trantec S4.16-RX2-HH and that comes complete with a single dual receiver and two dynamic handheld transmitter. The S4.16-RX2-LL is the dual lapel system that comes with the dual receiver and two body pack transmitters and two lapel mics and finally, the S4.16-RX2-HL comes with the dual receiver and bodypack/lapel mic and a handheld system. You can obviously add headsets to these systems if you require.

 

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Whatever your wireless microphone needs, give us a call or drop us an email and we will be happy to chat it through with you.

LD Systems OXID Powered PA Speakers Now Shipping

LD Systems have announced that the new OXID range of active speakers are now shipping. The range consists of the OXID 12A and the OXID 15A and very much look good on paper for the price. They are both rated at 500w RMS and come complete with three selectable DSP pre-sets that optimize the frequency response.

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We can really see these being very popular with gigging musicians due to the price point. The 15A comes in at just over £400 which sits them nicely in-between the lower end Alto/Behringer Active speakers but just under the Yamaha/dB Technology mid-priced speakers.

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They are both relatively lightweight at around 18kg and have a multifunctional design which makes them perfect for both front of house speakers and monitor wedges. They have some nice touches to them such as a ground lift switch and digital limiter and a decent frequency response.

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EAV are LD Systems dealers and happy to help with any questions you have on these speakers. Take a look at the videos below to see all the features of the speakers

JBL PRX700 Active PA Speakers

The new JBL PRX700 series of high power active PA speakers are now live on EAV Pro Audio. They truly look the part and the specs seem to suggest they are speaker worth hearing. As yet, we have yet to try them out due to some UK stock issues however, we are excited to see what these speakers can deliver.

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The PRX700 speakers are certainly a step up from the old PRX600 and come priced in the same bracket as the Yamaha DSR series, and HK Pulsar, both popular ranges of active speakers here at EAV Pro Audio. The

The range consists of;

JBL PRX718XLF

JBL PRX715XLF

JBL PRX735

JBL PRX725

JBL PRX715

JBL PRX712

JBL PRX710

Looking at the above, they have made a comprehensive range that will cater for many applications. Solo artists, acoustic acts, full bands and DJ’s have all been thought about and there is a speaker combination to suit. The high 1500w power allows these speakers to fill some pretty large venues and although not the lightest active speaker to come out in recent years, they sure won’t break anyone’s back.

Stock is set to hit the UK any day now

Christmas Opening & Delivery Dates

EAV Pro Audio – Christmas Information

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First off, The team at EAV Pro Audio would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Pre Christmas Delivery Times
We will do our best to deliver all order placed before Friday 20th December before Christmas. If it cant be done due to stock issues, we will try to call you and at the very least email you with an ETA. Once an order has left us, you will receive an email with a ParcelForce tracking number on.

Office Opening and delivery details over Christmas & New Year
Our sales office and warehouse will be closed from Midday December 23rd and re-opening at 8:30am on January 2nd 2014. Any orders placed during this time may be processed but not despatched until our return.

Once again, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Team EAV

Line 6 Wireless Microphones – Cashback Deal

Line 6 wireless microphones have only been on the EAV Pro Audio website for just under a year and we have had great success with them. They have some features that are extremely unique and set them apart from any other system on the market. The biggest feature is the modelling that is built-in to the units. This basically allows you to have the sounds of all the leading vocal mics available to you within the handheld units and the ability to auto EQ your belt pack systems allow you to get the best out of your headset, guitar or lapel system.

Up until a few months back the Line 6 systems were the only 2.4GHz systems, at a reasonable price, on the market. Audio Technica have now joined the party with their ATW-1101 and ATW-1102 system. Still, Line 6 are the only ones to offer the modelling technology and this still gives them the edge.

On November 1st Line 6 announced a cashback scheme with their V55 and V75 systems. This gives you either £30 or £50 back when you buy one of these systems between now and December 31st 2013. It is a cracking deal and we are expecting many of you to take advantage of this.

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There are a couple of conditions;

1) Purchase a qualifying XD-V series product* from EAV PRO AUDIO between 1st November 2013 and 31st December 2013.

2) Cut out the UPC code from the product box (no photocopies)

3) Submit the UPC code together with the rebate coupon (see link below) and a copy of the original purchase receipt (keep the original receipt) to the address below.
Submissions must be postmarked no later than 31. January 2014. You will receive your rebate via email within 8 weeks from the date we receive your hard-copy submission at Line 6.

* Eligible products include XD-V55, XD-V55L, XD-V55HS, XD-V75, XD-V75L and XD-V75HS

Download the terms and conditions along with the rebate coupon here

Check out the whole range of Line 6 wireless microphones.

Microphone Polar Patterns – Choosing the Right Microphone

Microphone polar patterns are essentially what determines the type of environment a microphone is best suited for. Every microphone has a polar pattern and you can see from the images below that the pattern is represented on circular graphs and it basically shows you the sensitivity of the microphone in different directions.
The most common microphone polar patterns available are;

Omnidirectional Microphone Polar Pattern

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As you may expect from the name, an omnidirectional microphone picks up from all round the microphone. 360 degrees of pick-up make it perfect for picking up natural or ambient recordings. They are often used with lapel microphone systems and boundary style mics as they allow the user to move their head and still be captured.

Cardioid Microphone Polar Pattern

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The Cardioid polar pattern is most commonly found on vocal mics such as the Sennheiser e835. They pick up at 120 degrees of the direction they face and perfect for capturing a specific sound source in a loud environment. Vocals aside, you may find them on guitar cabs and drums.

Hypercardioid & SuperCardioid Microphone Polar Pattern

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The Hypercardioid pattern is similar to cardioid but with an even narrower pick up of around 100 degrees. They essentially give more sound rejection to the sides but also pick up a little from the rear. Again, very popular with vocalists. The Supercardioid gives you a little more pickup from the front and a little less at the rear. The AKG D5 microphone is a great example of this type of mic and has been very popular with our customers.

Figure of Eight Microphone Polar Pattern

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The Fig 8 mic or bi-directional microphone pick up from the front and rear but offer side rejection. This polar pattern is most commonly found in the broadcast world and sometimes it is used for recording. The Audio Technica BP4027 broadcast microphone uses this style.

Line and Gradient Polar Pattern

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Once again, these Polar patterns are most commonly found in the broadcast world. The polar pattern is extremely direction and have extreme side rejection.

 

Whatever you need a mic for, give EAV Pro Audio a call and we can help make sure we get the best mic for the job. We have close working relationships with Sennheiser, Audio Technica, AKG, Rode, Electro Voice and other microphone manufacturers and have just about every base covered.