Christmas Opening and Delivery times 2014

I cant believe it’s been a year since I was posting a similar blog. Time truly flies when you are having fun. Anyway, below is all the information you will need to know about our opening and delivery times during the Christmas break.

Pre Christmas Delivery Times
We will do our best to deliver all order placed before Monday 22th December before Christmas. If it cant be done due to stock issues, we will 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 5th 2015. 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 Microphone Rebate Scheme

Its back and its bigger – The Line 6 2014 Rebate Scheme is offering up to £65 rebate on their wireless microphone systems. Last year they were offering £50 and it was a huge success and we hope that by increasing the deal, it will be as popular if not bigger.

The rebate scheme includes all the XD-V systems from the baby V35, the V55 and the big daddy V75 systems. Its an offer run by Line 6 and it is Line 6 that give you the rebate when you buy a system between now and December 31st 2014. There are some conditions attached and you can check them out on the form that is downloadable below.

Submit proof of purchase to Line 6 and they will rebate the appropriate amount. Take a look at the form here

If you wish to discuss your wireless needs or the benefits of 2.4GHz wireless microphone systems, give EAV Pro Audio a call and we will be happy to help.

The Presonus RM16AI and RM32AI Rackmount Mixers

With PLASA happening as we speak, many of our suppliers are showcasing new products to the eager eyes of the pro audio world. The one that has really excited us is the new mixer units from Presonus and EAV are pleased to announce the new Presonus RM-AI roackmount mixer units are now online. The Presonus RM16-AI and the Presonus RM32-AI offer the same features just in different sizes. They seem to be the first of their kind and we are very excited to get our hands on them when they land at the end of this month. Our product pages have all the info you could need but the videos below really show you what you can do with these mixers

EAV Pro Audio are taking pre-orders now for the desks and will ship them once they land in the UK at the end of this month.

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.

mglineup

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

 

rx2 racked and ready
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.

 

rx2 dual wireless system
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.

oxid front

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.

OXID12Aside

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.

OXID12A

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