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Articles Nov-Dec 2022

Dialing it up: Ashish Saksena on how Monitor Mixing can Elevate a PerformanceNew!

What does it take to create a technically accurate monitor mix and put the stage performance on a pedestal? Ashish Saksena, Live Sound Engineer for Shankar Ehsaan Loy & Late KK, spills the beans on crafting a good monitor mix in PALM + AV-ICN conference session titled, 'How Good Monitor Mixing Can Boost A Performance.'read more

Articles Nov-Dec 2022

Revisiting Guwahati's Glorious Past: Tricolor India Schauspiel Delivers Assam's First 3D Projection Mapping at Gandhi Mandap Memorial MuseumNew!

PALM + AV-ICN spoke to Himanshu Singh Sabharwal, Creative Director, Tricolor India Schauspiel, to explore how the company illuminated The Ray of the East at Gandhi Mandap Memorial Museum to celebrate Assam's history, heritage, and culture at its finest.read more

Articles Nov-Dec 2022

Indian AV Specialist Certification CourseNew!

The AV Industry participated in CAVS first two course editions in Mumbai. Third CAVS course is scheduled to be held in Ahmedabad in March 2023. PALM AV-ICN magazine interviewed the promoter and founder of CAVS in India, Anil Chopra to understand the credibility, validity and legitimacy of AV-ICN's CAVS certification.read more

Articles Nov-Dec 2022

Are Lamp Projectors Slowly Becoming Obsolete?New!

Gone are the days of worrying about the lamp projector fizzling out, requiring bi-annual lamp replacement. With lamp-free projectors, LED projectors, and laser projectors, the time has come for uninterrupted projection to crystallize. But, does that mean no one needs a lamp projectors anymore? In this article, Pooja Shah, Editorial Assistant, PALM + AV-ICN, reports on the viability of a lamp projector.read more

Articles Sep-Oct 2022

Compass Box Studio's Raag Sethi Elevates His Recordings with Audient iD14 and ASP800 New!

Ahmedabad-based Raag Sethi is a man of many talents. He is a music producer, a music composer, an engineer, bassist, and guitarist with his own studio, named Compass Box Studio. Having collaborated on one-take, live sessions with renowned artists, musicians, and labels, Raag Sethi understands the gravitas behind working with the best-in-class sound equipment. read more

Articles Sep-Oct 2022

In Conversation with Krishna Tripathi, NEC at InfoComm India 2022 New!

Krishna Tripathi, General Manager, Display Solutions, NEC Corporation India Private Limited, joins Anil Chopra, Founding Director, PALM AV-ICN, for a quick conversation, where he talks about fail-safe display solutions for mission-critical applications, the rise of Micro LED and DVLED, and the revolutionary products on display at the NEC Booth at InfoComm India 2022. read more

Articles Sep-Oct 2022

Colour And Sound As Healing New!

How is the New Normal treating you? How different is yours from your Old Normal? Crazier and more stressful? It's said that if you have a normal life, 30 minutes of meditation and self-reflection is a healthy tonic. If, however you are super busy and lead particularly stressful lives, you need at least 60 minutes of the same. To uncross the tangled wires and cluttered messages inside your head. On one side they tell me that if you don't sleep enough - you will die. Now another hour wasted on meditation. Tell that to my boss / client who demands 25 hours a day.read more

Articles Sep-Oct 2022

Sound, Uninterrupted Six Pendant Speakers to invest in this yearNew!

From Yamaha to JBL and Extron to Bose, pendant speakers have reimagined, restructured, and revolutionized sound in commercial spaces. PALM AV-ICN reports on the six investment-worthy pendant speakers from the AV industry.read more

Articles Sept-Oct 2022

Roger Drego on Creating Fail-Proof Sound for Mega Live Events New!

In a session titled 'Performance Guarantee of Mega Scale Live Sound Projects', Roger Drego, Managing Director, Electrocraft, took to the stage at PALM Conference 2022 to share invaluable challenges and insights with regards to guaranteeing fail-proof sound reinforcement during showtime. read more

Articles Sept-Oct 2022

Bringing Futuristic AV Ideas To Life New!

MMRDA, responsible for promoting, monitoring, and developing various sectors in Maharashtra, including, but not limited to transport, housing, water supply and more, entrusted EYTE to revamp and upgrade Wadala Monorail Depot's Boardroom with state-of-the-art AV infrastructure. Abdul Waheed, Managing Director, EYTE Technologies Pvt Ltd, in conversation with PALM Technology, reveals how his team transformed the visage and acoustics of the boardroom and managed to execute the impossible feat in a matter of seven days. read more

Articles Sept-Oct 2022

Exploring the Dynamics of India's Pro AV market with Renkus-HeinzNew!

Renkus-Heinz is a professional loudspeaker company known for its innovative technology that redefines sound to empower its audience. PALM+AV-ICN got in touch with Karan Kathuria, Renkus-Heinz's Director of Sales and Business Development, Asia, Oceania and SAARC, to learn more about the company's plans for India and its strategy to stimulate growth across different verticals.read more

Articles Sept-Oct 2022

7 New Trends in AV Conferencing to look out for this year New!

From augmented meetings and interactive whiteboards to LED video walls and seamless acoustics - Pooja Shah, Editorial Assistant at PALM AV-ICN, reports a comprehensive roundup of the biggest AV conferencing trends to keep an eye out for in 2022. read more

Articles July-Aug 2022

IRAA 2021 Winners Felicitation New!

The IRAA 2021 winners were felicitated at the PALM expo on 28th May 2022 in the presence of Jury members. Check out the pics here. Nominations for IRAA 2022 close on 30th October so hurry and send in your nominations now! read more

Articles July-Aug 2022

PALM AV-ICN Expo 2022 - Glimpses & HighlightsNew!

The PALM AV-ICN Expo 2022, held from May 26 - May 28, 2022 at Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai, witnessed 20,000+ unique visitors from the world of pro audio, display, lighting, and integration. Take a look at the three-day expo's glimpses. read more

Articles July-Aug 2022

HARMAN Live Arena dazzles with a range of latest audio and lighting gearNew!

The HARMAN Live Arena one of the most popular demo features at the PALM Expo entered its 11th year. The Live Arena facilitates live demonstrations of advanced sound and lighting systems, through three-day live musical performances, featuring popular and budding artists and bands from the country's independent music scene.read more

Articles July-Aug 2022

CAVS (Certified AV Specialist) Course returns for its second consecutive editionNew!

The ethos of CAVS is to provide an independent neutral education forum suited to Indian AV ecosystem to gain their commitment to a future career in AV as a technician and join an integration team on par. AV professionals in India were imparted basic knowledge of AV from May 26 - May 28, 2022 at the CAVS three-day training.read more

Articles July-Aug 2022

PALM AV-ICN Conference & SeminarNew!

Curated by PALM AV-ICN magazine, the PALM Conference & Seminar was the optimum learning and networking platform for attendees, where the best talent and top-notch professionals from the country shared their expertise, skills and knowledge. read more

Articles July-Aug 2022

High Quality Attendance At Palm & Av-Icn Expo 2022New!

The professional sound, professional display, professional lighting and integration market of importers, distributors, dealers and actual users congregated in full strength at the BEC, Mumbai, to witness the largest display of product range from top global brands, sourcing millions of dollars inventory for distribution and rental.... read more

Articles July-Aug 2022

IRAA strikes an energetic progress path with new chiefNew!

K.J. Singh recording engineer of brave new-gen albums is a spirited veteran deeply involved with Indian recording arts and professionals. The entire jury of IRAA after years is now entirely fresh, newly appointed by KJ... read more

Articles July-Aug 2022

Attendees to PALM & AV-ICN Expo 2022New!

PALM AV-ICN 2022 proved to be far busier and well attended than expected. Who exactly attends and exhibits at India's foremost audio, lighting, and audiovisual technology expo? Read on for detailed breakdown of the attendee figures... read more

Articles July-Aug 2022

Chopra's Keynote Pushes For Indian Manufacturing, Indian BrandsNew!

The 20th PALM Convention Keynote address by Founding Director Anil Chopra gave a clarion call for major investment into manufacturing pro audio, pro lighting and pro AV hardware in India... read more

Articles July-Aug 2022

What to expect from NEC at InfoComm India 2022New!

Joining PALM AV-ICN for a quick interview is Krishna Tripathi, General Manager, Display Solutions, NEC Corporation India Private Limited, wherein he elaborates on the exciting products attendees will be able to witness at the NEC Booth E20 at InfoComm India... read more


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Studio Monitors

Near-field stars


Ever since technology advanced to a level where the music can be recorded and mixed in the comfort of homes, studio monitor speakers have become all the more popular. This guide of new studio monitors launched in 2018 helps those sourcing studio monitors explore the options

Adam Audio T Series


T Series is an affordable, professional 2-way powered studio monitors which offers high performance and is comprised of two models: the T5V features a 5" woofer and the T7V uses a 7" woofer. Both models use the same U-ART high-frequency driver; feature a beveled cabinet design, rear-firing bass reflex port, built-in DSP-controlled driver crossovers and equalization, and multi-way analog connections; and are compatible with the ADAM Sub7 and Sub8 subwoofers.

Main Features Include:

  • U-ART 1.9" Accelerated Ribbon Tweeter
  • The air velocity ratio of 4:1 during the sound generation by folded U-ART membrane
  • HPS waveguide from the S Series
  • Lightweight polypropylene construction of the woofer
  • Vertical 2-way system with 7" woofer
  • Spacious rear-firing bass reflex port
  • Linear frequency response of 39 Hz to 25 kHz
  • Maximum peak sound pressure per pair in 1 m ≥ 110 dB
  • Simple room acoustic adjustments via high- and low-shelf filters
  • Acoustically optimized cabinet geometry
  • Compact cabinet dimensions

Technical Specifications:

  • Frequency Response: 39 Hz - 25 kHz
  • THD > 80 Hz: 0.5 %
  • Max. SPL per pair at 1 m: ≥110 dB
  • Crossover Frequency: 2.6 kHz
  • Max. Power Consumption: 132 W
  • Weight: 15.7 lbs (7.1 kg)
  • Height x Width x Depth: 13.7" x 8.3" x 11.5" ( 347 mm x 210 mm x 293 mm)

Focal Twin Series



This Shape Twin is the standard bearer of the Shape series, which brings top-quality Focal reference monitoring to studio, editing suite, songwriting workstation, or any other application where space may be limited but need for accurate monitoring isn't. Cutting-edge dual flax-sandwich cones, M-shaped inverted-dome driver, innovative acoustics, and ideal electronics all add up to a speaker that's extremely linear and free from distortion, offering clear midrange intelligibility and imaging.

Main Features Include:

  • Innovative 2.5-way nearfield reference monitor with onboard amplification
  • Perfect for small studios, editing suites, music composition workstations, and mixing studios
  • Integrated TMD surrounds and dual passive radiators increase low-frequency response and harmonic stability
  • Radiators provide flexible low-frequency tuning and depth that hold up even when positioned near walls
  • Dual 5" glass-/flax-/glass-fiber speaker cones deliver extreme mid- and low-frequency definition with minimal distortion
  • Innovative M-shaped aluminum-magnesium inverted dome tweeter offers amazing neutrality below 6kHz
  • Redefined speaker housing offers even horizontal and vertical dispersion with decreased directionality for broad sweet spot
  • Extremely stable Neutral Inductance Circuit (N.I.C.) offers an optimized crossover and reduced harmonic distortion/intermodulation between speakers
  • Precision amplification includes high- and low-frequency shelving and a 160Hz crossover slope
  • Includes dedicated high pass filter to accommodate specific subwoofer arrangements

Technical Specifications:

  • Power Configuration: Tri-amped, 2.5-way
  • LF Driver Size: 5"woofer
  • MF Driver Size: 5" woofer
  • HF Driver Size: 1" tweeter
  • LF Driver Power Amp: 80W
  • MF Driver Power Amp: 80W
  • HF Driver Power Amp: 50W
  • Total Power: 210W Class AB
  • Frequency Response: 40Hz-35kHz
  • Maximum Peak SPL: 110.5 dB SPL @ 1m
  • Input Types: 1 x XLR, 1 x RCA
  • Enclosure Material: 15mm Medium-Density Fiberboard with Natural Walnut Vaneer
  • Height: 18.8"
  • Width: 8.3"
  • Depth: 11"
  • Weight: 24 lbs.

Genelec S360



The S360's fusion of main monitor performance and compact size makes it ideal for demanding film, post and music production, and in combination with a subwoofer. As part of the growing SAM family of Genelec monitors and subwoofers, the S360 tightly integrates with GLM software, via which it can be configured, calibrated and controlled. Using GLM, any Genelec SAM product can be incorporated into a system configurable from simple stereo to large, immersive formats of 40 channels and more.

GLM also doubles as a comprehensive Mac or PC-based monitor controller, allowing users to calibrate their listening level to expected loudness standards, switch between formats, monitoring systems and primary listening positions – and much more.

Main Features Include:

  • Active Crossovers
  • Directivity Control Waveguide (DCW) Technology
  • Intelligent Signal Sensing (ISS) Technology
  • Iso-Pod Stand
  • Laminar Integrated Port (LIP) Technology
  • Optimized Amplifiers
  • Protection Circuitry
  • Room Response Compensation
  • Smart Active Monitor (SAM) Systems
  • Versatile Mountings

Technical Specifications:

  • SPL: 118 dB
  • Frequency response: 36 Hz - 22 kHz (-6 dB)
  • Accuracy of frequency response: ± 2.0 dB (39 Hz - 19 kHz)
  • Driver dimension: Woofer 10 inch + Compression Tweeter 1 inch + DCW
  • Amplifier power: Woofer 250 W + Tweeter 100 W (All Class D)
  • Dimensions: H 530 x W 360 x D 360 mm, 20 7/8 x 14 3/16 x 14 3/16 in, with integrated Iso-Plate
  • Weight: 30 kg / 66 lb
  • Connections: 1 x XLR analog input, 1 x input / 1 x output XLR digital AES/EBU, 2 x RJ45 control network

JBL 3 Series MkII



This range of JBL 3 series MkII studio monitors comprises of three models - 5-inch 305P MkII, 6-inch 306P MkII and 8-inch 308P MkII. These studio monitors claim to offer better sound than the previous generation with next-generation JBL transducers and the new added Boundary EQ will help the studio monitors to deliver better bass performance. They also feature JBL’s Image Control Waveguide that promises to deliver high-frequency detail, imaging and natural balance.

Main Features Include:

  • Patented Image Control Waveguide for detailed imaging and a broad, room-friendly sweet spot
  • Next-generation JBL transducers for optimized transient response and improved linearity
  • Patented Slip Stream low-frequency port for superior bass performance at all playback levels
  • Dual integrated, custom Class-D amplifiers provide 112 watts of power for high output and dynamic range
  • New Boundary EQ settings compensate for low frequency variants introduced by the environment
  • HF Trim switch adjusts high-frequency output to room acoustics or personal preferences
  • Flexible connectivity with balanced XLR and 1/4" TRS inputs, +4dBu / -10dBV input-sensitivity switch and adjustable volume control
  • Engineered to JBL Linear Spatial Reference design criteria for outstanding accuracy in any working space
  • Strenuous JBL 100-hour full-power test ensures years of reliability
  • Sleek, modern design provides a visual upgrade to any studio

Technical Specifications:

  • LF Driver Size: 203mm (8")
  • HF Driver Size: 25mm (1")
  • HF Driver Type: Soft dome
  • Crossover: 1800hz 4th order acoustic linkwitz-riley
  • Input sensitivity (-10dbv input): 92db / 1m
  • Frequency response (±3db): 45hz – 20khz
  • Frequency range (-10db): 37hz – 24khz
  • Low frequency extension (-10db): 37hz
  • Maximum continuous SPL: 102db
  • Maximum peak SPL: 112db
  • Maximum peak input level (-10dbv / +4dbu): +6dbv / +20.3dbu

Unity Audio Boulder MK-III



Boulder MK-III is a 3-way active monitor supersedes the MK-II model and continues to build on this revered monitor, further redefining expected levels of sonic performance and accuracy.

Main Features Include:

  • The Crystal Membrane woofer construction uses Aluminum-Sandwich AS Technology.
  • The crystal-shaped inverse aluminium dome is joined to the paper cone in a special gluing process to result in the desired sandwich construction.
  • Resembling the surface of a large crystal, the aluminium-foil stamping stiffens the aluminium dome, diminishing resonances and minimizing coloration, while improving power handling and dynamics.
  • The voice coil design of the bass drivers results in an expanded range of the respective drivers by nearly an octave.
  • The wide, double-asymmetrical rubber surround of the 220m woofer can handle up to ±20 mm excursions for truly prodigious volume and lowest distortion, a unique engineering achievement for a driver of its size.
  • 2 x New 8.5" / 220mm Crystal Membrane Woofers.
  • 2 x New 300-watt Class D amplifiers inch dedicated PSU for woofers

Technical Specifications:

  • 2 x 220mm (8.5") Crystal Membrane Woofer
  • 1 x Dual Concentric 130mm (5") X-Jet Mid Range and 50kHz Folded Ribbon Tweeter
  • Sealed Baltic Birch 18mm (.75") Plywood Cabinet
  • Corian 30mm (1.2") Front Baffle Design
  • 2 x Class D 300-watt amplifiers including their own dedicated power supply for the 2 x 220mm woofer.
  • 2 x Discrete A/B Amplifiers by EsotericAudio Research for the Coaxial X-Jet mid/tweeter
  • Balanced XLR Input
  • Frequency response - 30Hz-38kHz +/-3dB
  • Cabinet Dimensions - 390mm D x 268mm W x 614mm H
  • 15.4" D x 10.5" W x 24.2" H
  • Weight - 28.8 Kg

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