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ALLEN & HEATH ZED6 COMPACT MIXER

ALLEN & HEATH ZED6 COMPACT MIXER

I’ve been taking some kinda baby-mixer challenge for a while now. My rationale is every sound guy or gal should have a mini mixer in their kit bag. It can potentially get you out of all sorts of problems; problems that, in and of themselves, may well be trivial, but 30 minutes prior to go-time
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February 14, 2017 Reviews

RODE HS2 HEADSET MIC

RODE HS2 HEADSET MIC

Rode’s new headset will fit into more productions with its superior design. Text:/ Christopher Holder Rode is best known for democratising audio products. Rode is arguably the first name in home studio condenser mics (although Audio-Technica can make a strong case), and has become undeniably the first name in on-camera mics in recent years after
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February 14, 2017 Reviews

DISPLAYNOTE MONTAGE WIRELESS PRESENTATION SYSTEM

DISPLAYNOTE MONTAGE WIRELESS PRESENTATION SYSTEM

Montage delivers on extensive set of remote collaboration capabilities. Can you see yourself in this picture? Text:/ Derek Powell The first task when reviewing Montage was to figure out exactly what kind of device it is. DisplayNote Technologies, the manufacturer, refers to the product as a ‘Wireless Presentation System’, which is as good a descriptor
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December 12, 2016 Reviews

INOGENI SHARE2

INOGENI SHARE2

Dual Video to USB 3.0 Super Converter Text:/ Andrew Bennett The internet is a magical world. It allows us to communicate across the hallway, the street, country, and the world at literally the click of a button. Technology such as Skype for Business, Google Hangouts, or any of the other web-based video communication tools allows
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December 12, 2016 Reviews

Casio XJ-A257

Casio XJ-A257

Portable Hybrid Laser Projector Text:/ Brad Watts Casio has always been surprising in its product lineage. Since its inception in 1946 and the world’s first all-electronic calculator in 1957, the company has turned its collective might to an expanse of electronic goods; from musical instruments, cameras, cash registers and point-of-sale systems, digital watches, calculators, watches
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August 15, 2016 Reviews

Casio XJ-F210WN Hybrid Laser Projector

Casio XJ-F210WN Hybrid Laser Projector

Text: Brad Watts It’s amazing we put up with them for as long as we did. I guess we had no choice. The traditional incandescent lamp-based projector is one inefficient beast of a contraption. A traditional lamp emits white light, and that white light has to be broken down into red, green and blue, which,
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June 14, 2016 Reviews

Studio Technologies Model 5202 & 5205

Studio Technologies Model 5202 & 5205

  Dante Audio Interfaces Text:/ Brad Watts In less enlightened times, moving audio signals from one place to another involved weighty looms of copper cabling. Copper cable has its downsides, however. There’s a restriction in just how far one can go with copper without losing fidelity. It’s also carries inherent noise issues, and, over larger
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April 4, 2016 Reviews

Dante Via

Dante Via

Text: Brad Watts Audio networking, the concept of delivering audio via standard ethernet style Cat-5, Cat-6, or even fibre-optic cables has been around for some time. Yet in the early days of its development there were many caveats – using supported switches, and dedicating the physical cabling of such networks solely to the required audio
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April 4, 2016 Reviews

Less Hiss, More Huddle – Beam Forming Microphone Arrays

Less Hiss, More Huddle – Beam Forming Microphone Arrays

Want better results from huddle space VC sound? Reach for a smarter microphone. Text:/ Derek Powell Videoconferencing (or VC for short) was once the domain of experts. Videoconference endpoints (or codecs) cost tens of thousands of dollars and were connected by dedicated data lines. Codecs were housed in special-purpose rooms rented out at hundreds of
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April 4, 2016 Reviews

Hitachi CP-HD9321 Short-Throw Projector

Hitachi CP-HD9321 Short-Throw Projector

Text: Stephen Dawson Some projectors are designed to throw their image at the screen from a great distance, while others can be sited close to the screen. The Hitachi CP-HD9321 can do both depending on the lens you choose. While it looks like a large, conventional installation projector, fitted with the FL-900 lens that was
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October 23, 2015 Reviews