New York (December 3, 2012)—UK-based Porter & Davies has introduced the BC2rm, a slim-line (2-unit) 19” rack-mountable version of its top-of-the-line BC2 personal drum monitor system, which consists of a control unit and drum throne.
Like the flight-cased BC2, the BC2rm–which includes the BC control unit and P&D’s patented transducer-loaded drum throne–delivers Stealth Monitoring that enables users to hear their drums internally via the company’s Bone Conduction technology (thus the BC name). “The unit,” said technical director/designer Tim Porter, “shapes the sound; the seat delivers it.”
“The brief for the BC2rm was very specific,” continued Porter. “Make a BC2 in a 19” rack-mount format; otherwise don’t change a thing. To make that happen, I did a complete redesign of the internal layout while keeping all the musical characteristics. Everything—internal cabling, connectors and even the physical size of the individual components—was re-evaluated and adjusted or improved to fit the thin-line case. Like the other two systems, the BC2rm is all about state-of-the-art personalized drum monitoring in a compact design.”
Because they are tactile monitors and do not require speakers, Porter & Davies BC monitor systems eliminate the need for onstage monitor subs, though a wedge or IEMS (in-ears) are recommended for other instruments the drummer wants to hear.
US retail for the system will be $1,299.
Porter & Davies