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PL+S 2017: Products on show from F to M

Find out what MC2, Ferrofish, Fohn Audio, Funktion-One, JoeCo and L-Acoustics are bringing to the show

Prolight + Sound kicks off from April 4-7 in Frankfurt. Find out some of the products launching at the show.

Following the successful launch of the Delta Series at ISE, MC2 will introduce the range in Frankfurt. The Delta Series has been designed to combine incredible audio power and performance with ultra-flexible connectivity for both remote control and audio. Exemplary audio processing is assured through the use of XTA’s DSP platform, and power amplifier capabilities are taken care of with high efficiency output stages and a generous power supply.

German manufacturer Ferrofish will announce new products to its existing line-up – The Pulse16 and the Verto Series.

The new Pulse16 (pictured) offers 16 x 16 balanced analogue inputs and outputs, and can handle pro studio levels up to +20dBu. On the digital side, four ADAT I/O ports provide a full 16 x 16 channel operation even in 96 kHz SMUX mode. The Ferrofish Verto series is a range of compact digital format converters, designed to provide simple integration of ADAT and MADI devices into an existing Dante network. Each Verto device features word clock I/O for external synchronisation and is remote controllable via MIDI or MIDI over MADI (Verto MX).

Fohhn Audio brings its next generation of Beam Steering systems and Class D amplifiers, along with audio solutions from its upcoming Media-Series, which will feature at The World of Fohhn display (pictured).

One of Fohhn’s show highlights is the digital update of its Linea Focus products. This latest generation of Beam Steering systems is now equipped as standard with digital AES/EBU- and Fohhn AIREA inputs. The systems are also optionally available with digital inputs for DANTE and Optocore, as well as analogue inputs. The same digital and analogue input options are also a feature of Fohhn’s brand new DI-Series amplifiers. A further highlight is the new Media-Series: two-channel audio systems that can be seamlessly integrated into media stations for optimum speech intelligibility during web conferences and flawless reproduction of high quality media sound, the company says.

Funktion-One will launch three new loudspeakers, with the Evolution Touring Series growing with the addition of supplementary mid-high and mid-bass enclosures. The company launched the Series at the show two years ago. It then extended the series with the addition of the Evolution T tour-ready loudspeaker in 2016 and will grow it further with the release of the Evolution 7TH and the Evolution 7TL-215 at this year’s show. Evolution 7TH is the mid-high section of the Evo 7T. It features 10” mid-range and a 1.4” compression driver for high frequencies. The Evo7TH is significantly smaller than the Evo 7T, making it extremely flexible and adaptable to a number of configurations.

Evolution 7TL-215 features two Evo 7T horn-loaded 15” drivers. It provides mid-bass reinforcement for flown and ground-stacked Evo configurations. The addition of the Evo 7TL-215 and Evo 7TH to the standard Evo 7T means that Evo configurations are now eminently scalable, the company says.

The company will also add to its bass reflex range of speakers. The BR132, which utilises Powersoft’s M-Force 10kW linear transducer, is around 40 per cent smaller than the horn-loaded F132, which debuted at the show last year.

JoeCo has announced Starpoint Distribution as its new exclusive sales representative in Germany and Austria. The agreement is expected to significantly raise the company’s profile in both territories and JoeCo will take pride of place on the Starpoint booth, where the Blackbox multi-channel recorders and Bluebox Workstation Interface Recorders will feature.

L-Acoustics will unveil details of the P1, a networked digital audio processor (pictured). Visitors will also have the chance to attend one of the daily presentations of the workflow and the control tools for the company’s L-ISA immersive sound solutions, which offers a full multichannel sound design for live applications, as well as for playback in home, marine and public environments. L-ISA’s hyper-realistic localisation capabilities ensure that audio channels are aligned with visual cues, the company says.