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Audio-Technica AT2020USB-X Cardioid Condenser Microphone Audio-Technica has announced the release of its AT2020USB-X cardioid condenser USB microphone . A reimagining of the AT2020USB +, the AT2020USB-X microphone is specially designed to meet the needs of musicians , streamers , podcasters , and other content creators , offering the sound of the original AT2020 upgraded to 24-bit / 96 kHz sampling rate with plug-and-play USB-C operation .
Improvements to the AT2020USB-X include a soft-touch capacitive mute button on the body to quickly and silently mute audio at the microphone , high-resolution A / D converter with 24-bit / 96 kHz sampling rate for extremely clear and natural sound production , two-state LED indicator ring lights for when the microphone is powered on or muted , and an improved custom desk stand for a stable and secure base .
The AT2020USB-X also features a built-in headphone jack with volume and mix control to let users directly monitor with no delay , as well as blend microphone signal with computer audio . Equipped with a USB-C output and a cable with USB-C and USB-A options , this expands the microphone ’ s compatibility .
For more information , contact Audio-Technica Canada : 450-506-0245 , info @ audio-technica . ca , www . audio-technica . ca .
Neumann DSP-Powered Studio Monitor KH 150 Neumann has expanded its line of reference-class studio monitors with the KH 150 . The bi-amplified , DSPcontrolled loudspeaker features the same high-resolution tweeter as all Neumann studio monitors and a newlydeveloped 6.5-in . woofer with lower distortion and high SPL capability .
Despite its rather compact format , the KH 150 boasts enhanced clarity , even at high volume , and extended lowend , the company says . The KH 150 has a flat frequency response from 39 Hz to 21 kHz (± 3 dB ) and is recommended for all applications from broadcast to music production .
Including styles that require a powerful , deep low-end and / or elevated listening levels such as urban music , EDM , and film scoring .
Neumann engineers developed a patent-pending amplifier technology which combines improved audio performance with the energy efficiency of Class D . Although the KH 150 ’ s amplifiers deliver up to 145 W to the 6.5-in . woofer and 100 W to the 1-in . tweeter , they only consume 17W at idle . Auto-standby reduces power consumption to 0.3W when the KH 150 has not been used for a while , but can be deactivated .
For more information , contact Sennheiser Canada : 514-426-3013 , info @ sennheiser . ca , www . sennheiser . ca .
Universal Audio Volt 476P & Volt 4 USB Audio Interfaces Universal Audio ( UA ) has introduced the Volt 476P and Volt 4 USB audio interfaces . The new interfaces feature four-in / four-out audio connections with onboard tone shaping , and each model brings 48V phantom power , direct monitoring for latency-free recording , an included suite of audio software , and iPad / iPhone connectivity .
Built for creative collaborators and bands who want to easily record larger audio projects with quality-studio sound , Volt 476P is UA ’ s first Volt model to feature four analog preamps , with 76 compressor and vintage mic preamp modes on every input channel . With expanded outputs for headphones , speakers , and outboard gear , the Volt 476P also sports rugged metal construction and retro wood sides . With four-in / four-out audio connections , including dual analog mic preamps with Vintage Mic Preamp mode , the Volt 4 is UA ’ s most portable , bus-powered USB recording interface .
For more information , contact YSL Pro : 416-867-9000 , yslpro @ yorkville . com , www . yslpro . com .