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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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Outdoor Line Arrays



Line Array Speaker systems are perfect for a wide range of applications including: stadiums, live sound venues, theatrical sound, performing arts facilities, house of worship, auditoriums, sports facilities, entertainment venues and arenas

PT takes a look at some of the outdoor line arrays launched in 2019.


Bose ArenaMatch


Bose Professional ArenaMatch loudspeakers bring proven DeltaQ sound quality and flexibility to outdoor installations — sports stadiums, arenas, outdoor entertainment centers, and more. Featuring an IP55 weather rating, ArenaMatch DeltaQ modules make it easy to create durable and reliable outdoor loudspeaker arrays that bring consistent, intelligible sound to every listener. There are 9 coverage patterns available — choose from modules with 10, 20, or 40-degree vertical coverage — and 60, 80, or 100 horizontal waveguides.

Main Features include:

  • Improve sound quality, consistency, and vocal clarity with DeltaQ array technology
  • Easily customize horizontal coverage with replaceable waveguides
  • Deliver high-SPL, long-throw music reproduction and vocal intelligibility
  • 14-inch neodymium woofer and six Bose EMB2S titanium-diaphragm neodymium compression drivers
  • Rated for direct-exposure outdoor installations
  • Three-layer stainless steel grille, water-resistant woofer cone coating, industrial polyurethane exterior coating, and molded input cover
  • Provide full coverage with fewer modules

Technical Specification: (ArenaMatch AM40)

  • Frequency Response (–3 dB) ¹ : 65 Hz to 16 kHz
  • Frequency Range (–10 dB) : 55 Hz to 18 kHz
  • Nominal Coverage Pattern (H × V): 60° × 40° (AM40/60) or 80° × 40° (AM40/80) or
  • 100° × 40° (AM40/100)
  • Recommended High-pass Filter : 60 Hz with minimum 12 dB / octave
  • Crossover: 950 Hz internal passive or external bi-amp (Bose ControlSpace presets)
  • 70/100V transformer tap settings : 70V: 100, 200, 400 W; 100V: 200, 400 W

Transducers

  • Low Frequency: 1 × Bose LF14 neodymium 14-inch woofer (4-inch voice coil)
  • High Frequency: 6 × Bose EMB2S titanium-diaphragm, neodymium compression drivers (2-inch voice coil)
  • Nominal Impedance: Passive: 8 Ω / Bi-amp: 8 Ω + 8 Ω
  • Enclosure Material: Exterior-grade birch plywood
  • Finish :Two-part polyurea coating, black
  • Grille: Powder-coated perforated stainless steel, acoustic foam, stainless steel mesh
  • Suspension/Mounting: 8 x M12 threaded inserts (4 per side); 4 x M8; threaded inserts (2 per side)
  • Dimensions (H x W x D) – millimeters : 489 x 783 x 400 mm (19.3 x 30.8 x 15.8 in)
  • Net Weight: 34.9 kg (77 lbs)

d&b Audiotechnik KSLi Series


A complete installation package for the most comprehensive range of installations and applications, the KSLi system features the KSLi8 /KSLi12 loudspeakers, combined with (KSLi-SUB/ KSLi-GSUB), subwoofers, the new 40D high performance installation amplifier plus a complete catalogue of system specific accessories and customization options.

Main Features include:

KSLi8 and KSLi12

  • Two custom designed 1.4” exit HF drivers with 3” voice coils in a compact format bring high output and resolution with an impeccable sonic quality
  • A high sensitivity horn for the midrange, loaded with an 8” driver
  • Two 10“ LF drivers, coupled with two side facing 8” LF drivers that couple towards the front, cancel towards the rear and increase low frequency headroom
  • Cabinets are constructed from marine plywood and have an impact and weather protected PCP (Polyurea Cabinet Protection) finish.
  • The front and side panels incorporate rigid metal grills backed by an acoustically transparent and water repellent fabric.
  • Designed for medium to large scale sound reinforcement.
  • Up to twenty-four KSLi loudspeakers can be flown in vertical columns.

Technical Specification: (KSLi8)

  • Components: 2 x 10“Front LF; 2 x 8“Side LF; 1 x 8“MF; 2 x 1.4“exit HF 3“coil
  • Output (1m) ¹ : 145 dB SPL
  • Power rating² Front LF: 450 / 1800 W
  • Power rating² Side LF/MF/HF: 250 / 1000 W
  • Frequency response (–5 dB): 54 Hz–18 kHz
  • Dispersion (H): 80°³
  • Cabinets per 40D (2-Way Active): 2 (with Array Processing); 4 (with Arc / Line mode)
  • Dimensions mm (H x W x D) 330 x 1000 x 572
  • Weight (kg): 57

Marin Audio WPS


The WPS is a versatile, state-of-the-art line array with a peak SPL of 133dB and is designed for small-to-medium scale touring and install applications that require a high output array with reduced weight and footprint. With exemplary coverage consistency and superb sound performance, the flexibility of WPS makes it an ideal system for live sound reinforcement and installations in theatres, concert halls and Houses of Worship.

Main Features include:

  • Ultra-compact line array
  • Scalable resolution for advanced array control
  • External, dedicated, multi-channel Class D amplification
  • Industry-leading DISPLAY software interacts with DSP for highly-accurate results
  • Fast, integral 3-point flying systems for up to 16 enclosures
  • Side and rear handles for ease of handling and setting splayangles
  • 100° horizontal constant directivity pattern control

Technical Specification:

  • Type: Three-way, passive line array element
  • Frequency Response (5): 70Hz-18000Hz ± 3db
  • Drivers: LF: 2 x 8” (200mm)/2” (50mm) voice coil, long excursion, vented yoke, neodymium magnet drivers; MF: 4 x 4” (100mm)/1” (25mm) coil, neodymium magnet drivers, compression loaded; HF: 4 x 1” (25mm) exit/1.4” (35mm) HT Polymer diaphragm, neodymium magnet compression drivers
  • System Amplifier: ikon ik42
  • System Resolution: 1 to 3 enclosures per amplifier channel (ik42)
  • Maximum SPL (9): 133db peak
  • Nominal Impedance: 6Ω
  • Dispersion (-6DB)   100º horizontal (-6db), 120º horizontal (-10db); 10° vertical
  • Crossover: 520Hz, 1.6khz internal passive
  • Enclosure: Vertical trapezoid with 5º wall angle, Multi- laminate birch and poplar-ply construction
  • Connectors: 2 x NL4 type
  • Fittings: 3-point rigging system; 2 x side pocket handles; 2 x rear grip handles
  • Flown array maximum: 16 (installation) and 24 (touring) enclosures in a single array
  • Dimensions: (W) 650mm (25.6in) x (H) 261mm (10.3in) x (D) 400mm (15.8in)
  • Weight: 27kg (60lbs)

Nexo GEO M12 Series


GEO M12 shares the same aesthetic and sonic signatures as the acclaimed GEO M10 and compact GEO M6 line arrays. The M12 can be used in a range of applications from large theatres and live performance venues to stadiums and houses of worship. Integral rigging hardware with no loose parts makes it easy to quickly configure ground stacks and line arrays of various scales.

Main Features include:

  • Powerful line array element that can be stacked or flown, with or without its companion sub the MSUB18.
  • Integrated rigging hardware with no loose part and AutoRigTM feature.
  • Available in Touring or Installation versions, with custom RAL colour options.
  • Incorporates latest NEXO patented technology from the flagship STM series.
  • Comprehensive range of versatile, multifunction accessories for deploying the GEO M12 in a wide variety of applications

Technical Specification:

  • Frequency Response @-6 dB: 50 Hz to 20 kHz
  • Sensitivity 1W@1m: 105 dB SPL Nominal
  • Peak SPL@1m: 140 dB
  • Passive Crossover Frequency: 1.1 kHz
  • Nominal Impedance: Active mode: (8 Ω LF + 16 Ω HF)/Passive mode: 8 Ω
  • Recommended Power: Active mode: (1250 Watts LF + 625 Watts HF)/Passive
    mode: 1250 Watts
  • LF Component: 1 x 12” 8 Ohms long excursion Neodymium driver with PDDTM
  • HF Component: 1 x 3” voice coil 1.4” throat driver on a BEA/FEA optimized HR
  • WavesourceTM
  • Height x Width x Depth: 370 mm x 700 mm x 446 mm (14.6” x 27.6” x 17.6”)
  • Weight: Net: 34 kg (75 lb)
  • Connectors (Touring version): 2 x NL4, 4 poles connectors (1+/1- Through, 2+/2- GEO M12 in passive mode, 1+/1- LF, 2+/2- HF in active mode)
  • Connectors (Install version): 2 x Cable gland with 4 cores connectors
  • Active / Passive mode selection: Ruggedized, recessed, waterproof 2 positions switch
  • Construction: Lightweight Polyurethane Composite
  • Fittings: 2 x Side handles horizontal + back grip

L-Acoustics Kara II


Kara II is a modular line source system that can be deployed standalone or with its companion subwoofer SB18. Assembled as a variable curvature line source with class-leading SPL per weight and footprint, Kara II is ideal for applications that require clarity and long throw capability such as performing arts, congregations, large corporate and special events.

Main Features include:

  • Internationally-recognized Kara with Panflex
  • Added variable directivity and improved polar stability
  • 4 integrated horizontal directivities (70°/110° and 90° L/R)
  • + 2 dB SPL at 70°
  • Compact and lightweight design
  • Time-tested efficient rigging system

Technical Specification:

  • Description: 2-way active WST enclosure, amplified by LA4X/LA8/LA12X
  • Usable bandwidth (-10 dB) : 55 Hz - 20 kHz ([KARA II 70])
  • Maximum SPL1 : 142 dB ([KARA II 70])
  • Nominal directivity (-6 dB): Vertical: depending on number of elements and array curvature
  • Horizontal: 70° / 110° symmetric or 90° asymmetric
  • Transducers: LF: 2 × 8’’ neodymium cone driver; HF: 1 × 3’’ neodymium diaphragm compression driver
  • Acoustical load: LF: Bass-reflex; HF: DOSC waveguide, Panflex Nominal impedance: LF: 8 Ω;  HF: 8 Ω
  • Connectors: IN: 1 × 4-point speakON
  • LINK: 1 × 4-point speakON
  • Rigging and handling: 4-point captive rigging system; 2 side handles, 2 rear handles
  • Inter-enclosure angles [deg]: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7.5, 10
  • Weight (net): 26 kg / 57 lb
  • Rigging components:   High grade steel with anti-corrosion coating

MXMDR LA Line Array Series


MX Line Array is a large step forward in speaker design from the standard box on a stick. Engineered to provide a very wide dispersion pattern and a narrow vertical dispersion pattern, MX Line Array gives full control over how sound is presented at venues and outdoor performances. Ideal for a wide range of portable and permanently installed applications the full size flagship MX Line Array and a smaller sized Compact Line Array provides clarity and consistency than normal PA systems. The LA 28, LA 10, LA 210 and LA 212 are the cabinets that make up the LA line of speakers. 

Main Features include:

  • MX Audio Line Array is easily flyable and the suspension can be easily adjusted to any angle needed for a venue
  • Heavy duty construction and high quality parts make this series perfect for life on the road.
  • Cabinets can be bi-amped and also used in different configurations.
  • Compact And Powerful Russian Birch Plywood Cabinet
  • Pole Mount Socket For Stand Mount
  • Attractive Steel Grill With Acoustic Form

Technical Specification: [MX LA 212 (Neodymium)]

  • Description: Dual 12 Inch Line Array
  • System Type: Two-way Speaker
  • Frequency Response: 50~20 kHz
  • Component LF: 2 X 12” / 3”VC / Neo
  • HF: 75mm Neo
  • Rated Power: 1000w
  • Program Power: 2000w
  • Sensitivity: 102dB
  • Max SPL: 133dB
  • Impedance: 8 Ohms
  • POWER: (Continuous / Program / Peak): Passive: 1000W / 2000W / 4000 W

Peavey Versarray 112 MKII Line Array


The Versarray 112 MKII Ribbon Driver Line Source Array module consists of a new 12” Neo Black Widow woofer combined a neodymium-based Peavey RD 2.6 ribbon driver in a cabinet with a highly flexible rigging system. Designed to provide modular coverage of small to medium venues, and intended for use with the companion Versarray Sub models, the Versarray 112 MKII offers extreme versatility and high performance capability.

Main Features include:

  • Two-way Bi-Amp Ribbon Line Source Array SR System
  • New Ribbon Driver with Neo magnet, 50% more power handling and 2dB more sensitivity
  • Durable Hammer Head polyurethane finish
  • Easy aiming angle adjustment rigging system Angle adjustable in 2 1/2 degree increments from 0 to 15 degrees, total angle between adjacent cabinets

Technical Specification:

  • 12” Neo Black Widow 4” VC Woofer
  • 1,000 watt program, 2000 watt peak power handling
  • 90 Degrees H by 15 Degrees V coverage pattern (per one cabinet)
  • Sound Guard tweeter protection
  • Inputs are two Neutrik Speakon 4-pin jacks in parallel
  • 18mm 13-ply Baltic birch enclosure
  • Weight Packed: 70.55 lb(32 kg)
  • Width Packed: 17”(43.18 cm)
  • Height Packed: 27.25”(69.215 cm)
  • Depth Packed: 14.5”(36.83 cm)

Funktion One Vero VX


The VX90 is a 3-way vertically arrayable loudspeaker with four new Funktion-One designed Neodymium drivers in a horizontally symmetric configuration. The Vero VX system comprises VX90 full-range vertically arrayable loudspeakers, V124 or V221 bass enclosures, amp racks, fly bars, transport dollies, ground stack hardware, cabling and Projection predictive software..

Main Features include:

  • Funktion-One wide bandwidth Axhead midrange (300Hz - 5kHz) for natural and effortless vocal clarity
  • Isophase diffraction waveguide (HF) for coherent high frequency summation
  • Lambda rigging ensures accurate array alignment
  • Choice of motorized or static fly beams
  • High efficiency drivers giving dynamic headroom, high SPL and low amplifier count
  • Innovative FIR filter design providing wide and consistent horizontal dispersion
  • whilst ensuring accurate transient response
  • No corrective EQ, preserving headroom and phase coherency
  • Very clean output, even at maximum power
  • Excellent results when used as a single enclosure

Technical Specification:

  • Frequency response ±3dB: 60Hz - 18kHz
  • Usable bandwidth: 50Hz - 20kHz
  • Maximum SPL *: 144dB
  • Horizontal dispersion: 90°
  • Vertical dispersion:: 13°
  • Nominal impedance: 4 x 16Ω
  • Rated power: LF: 2 x 400W; MF: 200W; HF: 50W
  • Weight: 70kg (154lbs)
  • Connectors:: 2 x Neutrik NLT8MP

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