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Wheatstone Sets NAB Debuts

Wheatstone Corporation, marking its 30th year as an NAB exhibitor, will showcase several new products during the upcoming NAB convention in Las Vegas.
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New Bern, NC (March 5, 2013)-Wheatstone Corporation, marking its 30th year as an NAB exhibitor, will showcase several new products during the upcoming NAB convention in Las Vegas.

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New at this NAB is the Dimension Two, the first audio-over-IP (AoIP) networked console for television sound. The new Dimension Two large format console combines Wheatstone's 1200-channel Gibraltar mix engine with Wheatstone's Ethernet AoIP networking technology in one control surface.

Unlike traditional card-cage networks, the Wheatstone AoIP network used by Dimension Two is distributed. All network intelligence is distributed to point-of-use, which offers cost efficiencies and network fail-safe and redundancy benefits.

Wheatstone will also debut its third-generation AirAura spectral audio processor with improved bass tools, an improved sweet-spot technology algorithm, more EQ options, and a newly developed low distortion FM clipper technology.

Also new is the FM-531HD, an FM/HD on-air processor equipped with the multiband granularity of Wheatstone's 31-band AirAura but in a smaller, streamlined unit with matching price point.

Then there's the M-4 four-channel mic processor in a 1RU WheatNet-IP BLADE. Wheatstone is reportedly the only broadcast audio processor manufacturer to offer spectral audio processors with 31-band granularity, allowing surgical limiting of troublesome frequencies without affecting sound details in the rest of the audio spectrum.

Wheatstone will also launch the L-8 control surface for its WheatNet-IP Intelligent Network. The L-8 control surface is a cousin to Wheatstone's LX-24 on-air control surface introduced last year, but scaled for news production, voiceover booths or other similar studio applications. The L-8 is based on all the same design principles as the LX-24 as a tabletop IP control surface that offers assignable sources to any fader and with hot-swappable individual fader modules.

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