Live - Test Equipment


Bose Professional F1 Flexible Array Loudspeaker system

Date: 01/13/2016

Earlier this year, I visited Bose HQ to experience the company’s entrée into what I consider pro-grade portable PA (PPA) territory—their new F1 Flexible Array Loudspeaker System.  MORE

Review: Crown XLS Drivecore 2 Amplifiers

Date: 01/07/2016

The affordable XLS 1502 is clean, powerful, quiet in operation and flexible in use  MORE

Review: Bose F1 Flexible Array Portable PA

Date: 12/11/2015

Strother Bullins. The F1 is a completely different PPA beast from Bose.  MORE

Electro-Voice EKX Series Powered Loudspeakers

Date: 12/04/2015

I’ve relied upon an Electro-Voice portable PA (PPA) for the past few years as my “workhorse” system—two E-V ZLX-12P powered cabinets serving as main monitors, stage wedges and all purposes in between.  MORE

Review: Mackie Reach Portable PA System

Date: 11/25/2015

Strother Bullins. Just one Reach enclosure will deliver main and dual stage monitor duties and much more.  MORE


Date: 11/10/2015

In my review-based pursuits, I’ve auditioned most portable PAs (PPAs) currently available in the marketplace: many great ones, some very portable ones, some not-so-portable ones and a lot that fall somewhere within those ideals.  MORE

Innovations: The Manufacturer's View - Creating Consistent Sound For Every Seat. D&b audiotechnik arrayprocessing

Date: 11/10/2015

ArrayProcessing is an optional feature within the d&b ArrayCalc simulation software V8, available to download from  MORE

Review: Electro-Voice EKX Series Loudspeakers

Date: 11/04/2015

Strother Bullins. EKX offers powerful-yet-efficient performance, simple DSP, road-worthy construction, and great value.  MORE

Review: beyer MCE 86 II Electret Condenser Shotgun Microphone

Date: 10/06/2015

A shotgun microphone is simply a tool worth having in any “workhorse” microphone collection, and the MCE 86 II is an ideal specimen.  MORE

Review: Mackie Freeplay Personal PA

Date: 09/22/2015

By Strother Bullins. The quick scoop? FreePlay is my favorite boom box, ever.  MORE

Review: Yamaha TF Series

Date: 09/08/2015

Touch-centric with an intuitive proprietary OS, the TF is capable yet easy.  MORE

Review: Hammond USA Leslie Studio 12 Cabinet

Date: 08/31/2015

Rob Tavaglione reviews the portable, good-sounding Studio 12 cabinet.  MORE

Review: Avalon V5 Preamplifier/DI/Re-amping Box

Date: 08/26/2015

Rob Tavaglione. The V5 boasts incredibly wide tonal versatility.  MORE

Review: Blue Hummingbird Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

Date: 08/25/2015

Blue's 180-degree pivoting capsule SDC "sounds fantastic, feels expensive."  MORE

Shure ULX-D Digital Wireless Now In 900 MHz

Date: 08/20/2015

ULX-D wireless is now additionally available in a 900 MHz package.  MORE

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