New York, NY (April 1, 2019)—New audio gear comes out constantly, but every spring, there’s a select few items that upon reading about them, one says (and rightly so), “You gotta be kidding me.” This year's April 1st, in particular, saw a number of such equipment offerings get unveiled, and rather than edit the product announcements to remove excessive hype, grossly unsubstantiated claims and general skullduggery, we’ve opted to run the respective manufacturers’ announcements “as-is” to allow you, the discerning public, to discern a discernible discernment as to what may be discerned from them.
Lectrosonics Decides Bigger is Better
Rio Rancho, NM (April 1, 2019) – Bucking the trend towards making everything smaller and smaller, Lectrosonics is introducing the Big Series transmitters. The new BS transmitters boast multiple powering methods for extreme run times and a host of additional advanced features including language translation, on-board high-density data storage, fuzzy logic, artificial intelligence, a neural network, quantum computing, the Internet of Things and much more.
The recently developed Multipower module allows a multitude of powering methods including three, four, or six D cell batteries depending on the model, and propane, kerosene, compressed air, and user-cranked flywheel. By offering these various powering methods, users will be able to ensure continuous operation even in remote, undeveloped and inhospitable regions of the world where standard batteries may not be available. Run time with 6 D cell batteries is 48 hours, and with one quart of kerosene or one pound of propane, the BS units can run for 12 hours. If the user cranks the flywheel once every few minutes, continuous operation can be achieved. To keep the weight of these units reasonable, Unobtanium alloy is used for all metal parts.
By employing a neural network using quantum computing and fuzzy logic, the new BS Series transmits and simultaneously translates the incoming dialog or singing into multiple languages in real time with extremely low latency. The units auto-detect the incoming language and then choose the output language based on local area using GPS information crossed with a geolocation database. The optional MultiLanguageDiversity module enables multiple languages to be transmitted on several frequencies simultaneously. Latency for the translation and transmission is 0.001 ms.
Information about the detected local language, translations chosen, GPS data and other information, but not audio, are stored on the BS Series units’ 20 TB solid-state drives on board. An IOT interface allows the units to be accessed by smartphone or other IP device from anywhere in the world.
“We realized that we were limiting the functionality and flexibility by making our transmitters so small,” states Karl Winkler, VP of Sales at Lectrosonics. “People want features and so we’ve got ‘em in there! The large size makes just about anything possible.”
Models available include the BSBP (3 D cell) and BSDBP (6 D cell) belt pack transmitters, the BSHH handheld unit, and the BSHM plug-on unit.
Available to order now, pre-backordered to April 1, 2020.
Lectrosonics • www.lectrosonics.com
Sensaphonics unveils new Magic-Grow AudioFoam IEMs
By encapsulating premium electronics within a high-tech, water-activated polymer, unique new Sensaphonics IEMs deliver a perfect fit every time.
Chicago, IL (April 1, 2019)—Sensaphonics, the technology leader in custom in-ear monitors and hearing protection, has announced its latest advance, the Magic-Grow AudioFoam IEMs. Using a unique, water-activated polymer with embedded balanced armature drivers, Sensaphonics has devised a disposable in-ear system that guarantees a perfect custom fit night after night.
“This revolutionary Magic-Grow technology promises to turn the market on its ear,” says Dr. Michael Santucci, Sensaphonics founder and President. “Instead of waiting for delivery and hoping for a good fit, musicians can just grow a fresh pair of IEMs inside their ears before each performance. It really is magical!”
Using a proprietary sub-absorbent polymer originally developed for medical applications, Magic-Grow IEMs literally transform from compact capsules into tour-quality earphones in minutes. Before each performance, just dip the two capsules in water and insert them into the ears. The AudioFoam polymer gently expands to fill the ear canal, creating a perfect fit. Plug in the supplied cable and you’ll get reference-quality sound, every time. When done, the biodegradable AudioFoam can be unplugged and discarded.
Another advantage of Magic-Grow IEMs is the fact that perspiration is no longer a threat to earphone performance. Hydrophilic polymer action actually absorbs sweat before it can reach the drivers, making moisture-based IEM failure a thing of the past. In fact, Sensaphonics beta testers report getting a consistently perfect fit, night after night. In the words of one touring artist, “The more you sweat, the better they fit!”
Sensaphonics Magic-Grow AudioFoam IEMs are awaiting FDA approval. Due to the small size of the capsules, the product packing will include a warning label that reads, “Choking hazard: Use with extreme caution around drummers and children under 3.”
“We expect prompt government approval, since there are really no medical issues with this product,” says Santucci. “After that, Magic-Grow IEMs are poised to be a real game-changer for the entire music industry.”
Sensaphonics Magic-Grow AudioFoam IEMs will be offered in multiple driver configurations and a wide variety of colors. To prevent premature activation, they will be sold in waterproof packaging, singly and in 6-packs, with subscription packages available for touring clients. The product will ship after FDA approval.
Sensaphonic • www.Sensaphonics.com/magic-grow