Focal Solo6 Studio Monitors Focal is shipping redesigned version of its Solo6 professional studio monitors . The new version of this powered monitor , originally released 15 years ago , offer increased sonic detail and more transparency . The new monitors also adopt innovations from Focal ’ s Trio11 Be monitors , including “ Focus Mode ” and more . The Solo6 features mounting points for wall and ceiling placement in immersive systems such as Dolby Atmos and Sony 360RA setups .
The monitors sport a new Beryllium tweeter design with an M-shaped protective cover and a new woofer with an increased frequency range to 10kHz , specifically designed for Focus Mode . The Solo6 monitors include Focal ’ s Tuned Mass Damper ( TMD ) technology integrated into the new woofer design , offering as much as 50 % less distortion in the 1kHz to 3kHz frequency range — a feature borrowed from the flagship Trio11 monitors . A new cabinet design has a refined modern look that uses a thicker , more robust material . The cabinet interior features more reinforcement braces , both of which make the monitors more rigid and dampened , equating to less vibration and thus less distortion .
The new version of Focus Mode offers a different speaker configuration at the press of a footswitch – like having a second pair of monitors with reduced dynamics for checking mixes and balance . The Solo6 has a one-way single-driver Focus Mode with no tweeter , replicating the concept of the ubiquitous Auratone monitors . Focus Mode is designed to let the engineer remain in the sweet spot when evaluating mixes and simplifies cabling and monitor switching .
Peavey Robert Randolph Signature 212 Cabinet Peavey has released the Robert Randolph Signature 212 Cabinet , which is built for use with the new Robert Randolph Signature Amp Head . Featuring two 12-in . Eminence 250W drivers and full stereo capability , the cabinet was specifically voiced to Randolph ’ s tastes for a wide variety of pedal steel , lap steel , and conventional electric guitar applications .
The Solid 3 / 4-in ., 18-ply Russian birch construction and components aim to ensure roadworthiness and reliability . This cabinet is also works for use with any number of other amplifiers where high sound pressure levels , full-range frequency response , and faithful reproduction of a given amplifier are desired .
Moog Music Mavis Analog Synthesizer Moog Music has announced Mavis : a build-it-yourself semi-modular analog synthesizer . On its own , Mavis is an expressive analog synthesizer with patchable modular utilities and unmistakable Moog sound and quality . When removed from its enclosure , the instrument becomes a 24-point CV-controllable module ( 44HP ) ready to be installed into any Eurorack setup or Moog semi-modular system . Only a speaker or headphones is otherwise needed .
The Mavis features Moog ’ s oscillator and filter circuits alongside a diode wavefolder — the first analog wavefolder to appear on a Moog instrument . The system combines traditional subtractive synthesis with additive wavefolding .
Assembling this synthesizer kit by hand invites the user to get closer to the circuits at the heart of this musical machine . With Mavis , users of any skill level can quickly build their analog synthesizer with minimal tools and experience ( no soldering required ) by using all the components included in the instrument ’ s packaging . Once the instrument is built , the owner is guided on their journey with Mavis through a selection of patch books and educational materials .
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