Canadian Music Trade - August-September 22 - Page 30

Product News

Evans Drumheads dB Reduced-Volume Drumheads & Cymbals Evans Drumheads has introduced the dB range of reduced-volume drumheads and cymbals . The dB product suite includes the dB Zero , a rebrand of the SoundOff mesh drumheads , and the debut of dB One drumheads and cymbals .
Drummers have two options with these new products . The dB Zero reduces the drumhead ’ s volume to the lowest level possible and is ideal for silent practice and use with drum triggers and sensors . With dB One , drummers can maintain their acoustic kit ’ s natural tone and feel , but at only 20 % the volume of traditional acoustic heads .
Available in patented tom , bass , and snare heads , dB One drumheads experience an authentic bounce and attack with ShockWeave Mesh , Kinetic Transfer Foam ( KTF ), and dB One ’ s Impact Patch striking surface . Additionally , the wire-free Snare Sim treatment tackles the buzz and crack of acoustic snares at a reduced level .
The dB One cymbals are designed to balance and match with the dB One heads as a system . In addition , each cymbal features Evans ’ patented dBalance technology , a volume-reduction system punched directly into the nano-plated stainless alloy surface in a spiral pattern . This approach to attenuation achieves a chime and resonance as articulate as many full volume sets , but at 20 % lower volume .
For more information , contact D ’ Addario Canada : 905-947-9595 , 800-268-6855 , info @ daddariocanada . com , www . daddariocanada . com .
MESA / Boogie California Tweed 2:20 Head MESA / Boogie has announced three new releases in the California Tweed series with the addition of the compact 2:20 Head , as well as the California Tweed 6V6 2:20 in 1 x 12-in . Tube Combo , and a 1 x 10-in . Combo , all hand-crafted in its Petaluma , CA shop .
Based on the California Tweed 6V6 4:40 , MESA has distilled the essence of tweed-based performance and authentic 6V6 character in a new , more compact format . The front panel of the California Tweed 2:20 features single-channel simplicity , with channel features that include Normal and Low Inputs , Gain , Treble , Mid , Bass , Presence , Reverb , and Master Controls . MESA ’ s vintage all-tube , spring reverb with external reverb switching jack and a fully-buffered , tube-driven series FX loop round out a feature set that focuses on tone .
The California Tweed 2:20 is powered by two 6V6 power tubes while the preamp features five 12AX7 and one 12AT7 preamp tubes . MESA ’ s Incremental Multi-Watt Power Amp , featuring Duo-Class and Dyna-Watt technologies , provides three power levels , two operating-classes , and three wiring options via a single three-way rotary switch .
For more information , contact MESA / Boogie : 707-778-6565 , www . mesaboogie . com .
Bluesound Professional B170S Networked Streaming Stereo Amplifier Bluesound Professional has launched the B170S Networked Streaming Stereo Amplifier to North American and global distribution markets . The B170S is an all-in-one streaming solution for any commercial music installation combining a high-quality stereo , low impedance , and constant voltage amplifier with a BluOS enabled network music player .
The low impedance output is ideal for applications where intelligibility and sophistication are important . Alternatively , multi-speaker installations like corridors or high-traffic areas can be catered to with the constant voltage option that allows for daisy-chained speakers , in turn reducing cable lengths and complexity . With keyhole slots allowing for flexible mounting options , the B170S can hide under shelves , tables , and walls or be rack-mounted into a 3U space with the racking accessory .
For more information , go to www . bluesoundprofessional . com .