JBL Ships New Ceiling Speaker

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  • The JBL Control 26-DT is a coaxial low/high-frequency driver assembly with a network and transformer. Without a dedicated backcan assembly, the Control 26-DT is applicable for new construction in which installation of the backcan and wiring must be inspected prior to the final completion of the finished ceiling. The Control 26-DT can also be used as a retrofit loudspeaker in cases where standard backcans and 8-inch ceiling speakers were previously used. The low frequency driver has a 6.5-inch polypropylene coated cone. The high-frequency tweeter diaphragm is coated in titanium and the tweeter is diffraction-loaded for optimum pattern control. For additional information, visit

    Onkyo 6.1 Channel Theaterin a Box

    Onkyo has introduced the HT-S755DVC system, which includes Surround EX A/V receiver, five-disc progressive scan DVD changer, and a full seven-piece speaker package. The 6.1-channel receiver puts out 105 watts per channel into the 6-ohm speaker package and features Dolby Digital-EX, DTS-ES, and Dolby Pro Logic II compatibility, HDTV-capable component video switching, and Onkyo�s Wide Range Amplifier Technology for an extended frequency response of 10 Hz to 100 kHz. The changer can handle DVDs, CDs, CD-Rs, CD-RWs, VCDs, and MP3-encoded discs. For more information, visit

    Infinity Brings Back Kappas

    Infinity announced the return of their Kappa Series with four models: Kappa 200 2-way bookshelf, 1-inch tweeter, 6-1/2-inch woofer, $599/each; Kappa 400 floor standing, 1-inch tweeter, 6-1/2-inch midrange, 8-inch woofer, $999/each; Kappa 600 3-way floor standing, 1-inch tweeter, 6-1/2-inch midrange, 8-inch woofer, $1199/each; and Kappa Center 3-way center channel speaker, 1-inch tweeter, 4-inch midrange, dual 6-1/2-inch woofers, $899 each. All of the drivers are constructed using Infinity�s patented Ceramic Metal Matrix Diaphragm technology. For more information, contact Infinity Systems at 800-553-3332 or visit

    Sonance Ellipse

    The Sonance Ellipse 1.0 LCR elliptical shaped in-ceiling speaker is designed to be the front speaker in a surround sound system. It features an elliptical footprint for an angled baffle design that is recessed into the ceiling, Sonance�s Sonic Eye technology with controlled dispersion, which allows the tweeter to pivot 20 degrees, 1/2-inch cloth dome pivoting tweeter, 4-inch polypropylene cone pivoting midrange, and a 6-1/2-inch woven composite glass cone woofer. MSRP is $350.

    Dynaudio AIR Series Certified by THX

    THX has certified the new Dynaudio Acoustics AIR monitor systems for use in PM3 rooms. The AIR Series Monitors can be controlled from the menu on the front of a Master-Module speaker via a 32 segment LCD or through an optional dedicated hardware remote, or an optional dedicated software application (Mac and PC). The user interface allows for storing and recall of factory and user presets taking into account THX and Dolby recommendations with regards to reference levels, LFE sensitivity, and global level in the system, as well as solo/mute of individual speakers. All the above functions can be controlled centrally at anytime, and a dedicated installer�s software package opens up possibilities for advanced setting-up/alignment. The �tool-box� includes four parametric EQs and delay for each speaker. The integrated bass management solution features a selectable crossover-point and can be switched on/off on the fly. For more information, visitwww.dynaudioacoustics.com..

    Genelec�s Compact Surround Sound System

    Genelec is launching new a multichannel monitoring system specifically designed for postproduction and recording studios with controls rooms measuring less than 3000 cubic feet. The 1029.LSE �PowerPak� system consists of five Genelec 1029A two way, biamplified active monitors, one Genelec 7060ALSE series active subwoofer, and a Genelec Acousti/Tape frequency wavelength measuring tape. A PowerPak setup guide is included for accurate speaker placement, wiring, and fine tuning. The sub boasts Genelec�s new 6.1 bass management system. For more information, contact Genelec at www.genelec.com..

    Nuendo Version 1.6 Now Available

    Steinberg has introduced Nuendo 1.6, the latest version of their Nuendo Media Production System. It includes new features such as 192 kHz support, VST System Link, and AES 31 import/export. It also includes VST System Link, which creates a network using a standard digital audio connection, linking several computers together to increase CPU power. VST System Link uses Steinberg�s ASIO technology to send sync information (sample accurate), MIDI, and control audio data sent over the analog or digital connections. VST System Link can work across PC, Mac, desktops, or laptops. Nuendo 1.6 is free of charge for registered users as a download and is now shipping to dealers for new users for $1299.99 MSRP. Download the update at: www.nuendo.com/download/download_programmversions.html
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    Digidesign Digi 002 FireWire Mini Studio

    Digidesign Digi 002 FireWire mini studio with integrated control surface features FireWire connectivity, integrated control surface, 96 kHz compatibility, eight analog inputs (including four mic pres with HPF, 48V, and variable gain), and eight analog outputs plus separate monitor, headphone, and �10 dBV RCA outputs. The hybrid system can function as either a Pro Tools controller or a digital mixer. Also included are eight touch sensitive faders, eight motion sensitive encoders, ten four-character scribble strips for individual track parameters, eight-channel ADAT optical I/O, and S/PDIF I/O. It ships with Pro Tools LE software. For more information, visit

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