Professional Sound - August 2017 | Page 44


M-Audio BX-D3 Series Studio Monitors
M-Audio has introduced the BX5-D3 and BX8-D3 studio reference monitors , featuring Kevlar woofers , treated silk dome tweeters , and onboard class-AB bi-amplification .
The new BX-D3 range also features XLR balanced and 1 / 4-in . balanced / unbalanced inputs for connecting a range of different studio gear , a computer-optimized tweeter waveguide for enhanced imaging , low-end response controls to allow for placement near walls , and an onboard volume control .
What separates the two ported monitors is amplifier power , driver size , and frequency response . The smaller of the two , the BX5-D3 , has a 100-W amp driving a 5-in . LF driver and 1-in . tweeter with a quoted frequency response of 52 Hz to 35 kHz . The BX8-D3 has a larger 150-W amp that drives an 8-in . woofer and 1.25-in . tweeter . This larger model has a quoted response of 37 Hz up to 22 kHz .
For more information , contact inMusic Canada : 877-981-9910 , FAX 581-981-9913 , ordercanada @ inmusicbrands . com , www . inmusicbrands . com .
IK Multimedia Lurssen Mastering Console Software
IK Multimedia has updated its Lurssen Mastering Console for Mac / PC and iOS devices with more processing power . The software was born of a collaboration between IK Multimedia and Grammy-winning engineers Gavin Lurssen and Reuben Cohen .
The Lurssen Mastering Console plug-in can be inserted in mono , stereo , and multi-channel tracks and busses in any compatible DAW as both a mastering and mixing tool . The new mono operation allows users to use the plug-in on mono tracks in regular mixing sessions or stereo busses for stem mixing or mastering duties , but it can also be used on 5.1 or even larger surround projects , depending on the DAW .
The new update improves the sound quality by retaining the nuances of the original analog mastering chain while simultaneously removing the intrinsic noise of the hardware machines .
For more information , contact Hal Leonard : 414-774-3630 , FAX 414-774-3259 , sales @ halleonard . com , www . halleonard . com .
Earthworks CTF Tabletop Gooseneck Microphones
Earthworks has introduced the CTF tabletop gooseneck microphones with an integrated base designed for conferencing and speech applications . This integrated solution provides the flexibility of temporarily placing the microphone on a table for ad hoc meeting spaces or permanently affixing it to a surface .
Featuring a flat frequency response and near-perfect cardioid polar pattern , the CTF microphones deliver high speech intelligibility and reliable coverage for speakers . RF shielding is incorporated into the microphone ’ s electronic design to prevent interference from cell phones and other electronic devices .
The low profile base measures 4.1 in . in diameter and comes with a 10-ft . cable with XLR-3M attached , which is designed to exit from the side or bottom of the microphone base .
For more information , contact Earthworks : 603-654-2433 , FAX 603-654-6107 , info @ earthworksaudio . com , www . earthworksaudio . com .