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Matt

Matt
May 29, 2014

Electro-Voice ETX Loudspeakers and Subwoofers Review

Eletro-Voice has a very long and interesting history. If you are audio gear aficionado, you might know that EV won the very first Academy Award for a music product back in 1963. The product that won was their legendary shotgun studio microphone, the 642 Cardiline. In the years that followed, EV began making lots of popular microphones, loudspeakers, and they also designed of the first commercial system for matrix four channel stereo. Fast forward to 2014 and EV have introduced the world to its new line of loudspeakers dubbed ETX.

There are four powered loudspeakers in the line: the ETX-10P, ETX-12p, ETX-15P, and ETX-35P. There are also two subwoofers in the line: the ETX-15SP and the ETX-18SP. In the video above we highlight the ETX-10P loudspeaker and the ETX-15SP subwoofer. All of the loudspeakers and subwoofers carry the same or similar technology, so let’s take a look at …

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Matt

Matt
June 4, 2013

Cerwin-Vega P-Series Overview

The P-Series is the latest design in the Cerwin-Vega line of powered loudspeakers. The P-1500X is a 2 way, full range speaker with 1500 watts of power and the P-1800SX is an 18 inch sub woofer with 2000 watts dynamic, and 650 watts of continuous power. The biggest appeal to the Cerwin Vega P-Series is that they pack a lot of power and sound without costing a lot when compared to other speakers with the same or similar specifications. Here are some of the highlights of the P-Series line to show you why you should keep the Cerwin Vega P-Series on your radar when choosing your next powered speaker setup.

P-1500X

The P-1500X has a hemi-conical horn and a 15 inch bass reflex active speaker. The hemi-conical horn is built to give you a very wide dispersion so no matter where you are in the room, you have a high range of …

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DJ Scott Mad Flip

DJ Scott Mad Flip
October 12, 2011

AVID Fast Track C400 Review

M-Audio has long been a leading manufacturer of pro audio recording equipment.  One of their most popular interfaces, the Fast Track, was  considered the industry standard for home recording since it’s introduction in 2004.  It was a high quality USB interface that was very simple to use at home or on the road.

 

The Features

The Avid M-Audio Fast Track C400 is a compact and ergonomic USB audio interface with the capability to record up to 24bit/96kHz audio with up to 4 simultaneous channels at a time with the help of a digital S/PDIF input.  When it comes to playback and mixing, the 6 outputs of the Fast Track C400 will come in handy to give you separate feeds for, say, a headphone amp or outboard gear.

The Look

The Fast Track C400 departs from the traditional look of a USB audio interface and comes in an ergonomic form ideal for the home …

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DJ Scott Mad Flip

DJ Scott Mad Flip
June 23, 2011

Allen & Heath Xone DB4 Review: Witness The Strength

Every once in while a new product is introduced to the world that redirects the path of existing trends. In the DJ world that product is the Xone DB4 by Allen & Heath. The DB4 comes equipped with a built-in 24bit/96kHz, multichannel, fully patchable USB2 sound card and it is also MIDI compatible. It also boasts a Quad FX Core DSP effects engine borrowed from to the Allen & Heath iLive pro touring console with the effects tweaked just a bit to be more relevant to electronic and dance music for a DJ performance. The layout and design is state of the art but you will find some semblance to Allen & Heath’s vastly popular Xone:92 mixer in terms of the stellar filters on the lower left and right of the channel faders. Where it differs most is the inclusion of a a multi-function 3 band EQ (isolater, LP/HP filter, …