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STUDER VISTA 5 SR

January 18, 2008 | 0 Comments

When engineers start inventing uses for your products for you, simply because they like them so much, it’s not hard to see where the next step in development should be… Just follow the crowd. Enter...

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FBT AMICO 500

January 18, 2008 | 0 Comments

If you’re anything like me, you probably thought all-in-one PAs were best left to aerobics instructors or school assemblies. The idea is simple: plug a mic into an on-board mixer, along with a CD player...

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LINE 6 TONE PORT KB37

January 18, 2008 | 0 Comments

AT writers get to review a lot of gear and we’re expected to send it back once we’ve finished spilling beer and leaving sticky fingerprints on stuff. Wanting to keep it is always a serious...

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AUDIO-TECHNICA ATH-ANC7 QUIETPOINT

October 23, 2007 | 0 Comments

I wish I’d had a pair of these 10 years ago when I first started working on large festival stages. It’s almost impossible to work in that environment and protect your ears; the noise levels...

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BOSE PANARAY 610M & 310M FLOOR MONITORS

October 23, 2007 | 0 Comments

The wedge market is top heavy – by which I mean, the ‘knock your head clean off’ sector is well serviced. Every decent PA manufacturer needs at least one thumpingly loud floor monitor and they’re...

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TURBOSOUND ASPECT

August 24, 2007 | 0 Comments

Aspect is Turbo’s frontline, top-of-the-range PA and, shock horror, it’s not a line array. Instead, it’s a ‘point source’ ‘modular’, ‘scaleable’ system that can be rigged vertically and, woah, horizontally. Text: Christopher Holder If Britannia...

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UNIVERSAL AUDIO UAD NEVE 88RS & LA-3A

August 23, 2007 | 0 Comments

UA is certainly talented at emulating awesome audio hardware devices. This year has been a veritable Neve-fest for the company, continuing on with the release of the 88RS channel strip. Coinciding with the UAD 4.7...

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KRK VXT ACTIVE MONITORS

August 23, 2007 | 0 Comments

According to KRK’s manual, VXT means ‘the truth in French’. What?! I’m not someone who recreationally reads Proust on my days off but I find that little factoid very hard to swallow. So, in a...

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AUDIO-TECHNICA ATH-M50

July 9, 2007 | 0 Comments

The ‘rotator cuffs’ on these new Audio-Technica headphones are certainly in better shape than my right shoulder; I always curse the fact that I never learnt to throw a grid iron football – I can’t...

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AMTEC PEQ-1A

July 9, 2007 | 0 Comments

The Amtec PEQ-1A is a Pultec-style, tube-based EQ that doesn’t intend to be a faithful copy of the legendary original, but rather is an updated version of the design, with extended frequency response and greater...

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