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Ultrasone Debuts PRO 2900 Headphones

December 2nd, 2010 David No comments

Ultrasone has debuted the open-backed PRO 2900 headphones with an option to upgrade to a balanced, double cable version.

ultrasone PRO2900 Ultrasone Debuts PRO 2900 Headphones

While standard, single cable headphones are commonplace in most pro audio and audiophile applications, a balanced headphone coupled with a balanced amplifier offers unique advantages over the former such as increased audio performance due to a doubling the slew rate and voltage swing power, while reducing distortion components and eliminating crosstalk. Ultrasone claims the end result is decreased distortion and ultimately superior audio performance. To achieve this paragon of headphone fidelity, balanced headphones must be paired with a balanced amplifier (4-channel amp with 2 inverted positive channels) that instead of using a common ground, uses two wires per side to deliver positive and negative audio signals to each side of the headphone. Now we all know what $700 for headphones means… a far fetch dream just stick to the Technical Pro HP-820 and save $640. but if your still not convinced read on…

Ultrasone’s PRO 2900s boast a classic black design, velvet covered black ear pads and a diamond-cut logo insignia on the ear cup. The PRO 2900 features a 40mm titanium-plated driver and a soft USC-Cable that is paired with Neutrik connectors. Ultrasone’s newest headphones contain MU-Metal shielding (ULE technology) that reduce the amount of radiation directed to the listener by up to 98%, as compared to conventional headphones. The PRO 2900s also contain Ultrasone’s patented S-Logic Plus technology for reduced sound pressure on the ear drum and improved tonal perception. This gives users the advantage of wearing Ultrasone headphones for many hours without their ears hurting. Ultrasone’s PRO 2900 comes in a hard-sided carrying case along with two removable cables (one spiral and one straight) and spare speed-switch ear pads.

Features:
» S-Logic Natural Surround Sound Plus
» Dynamic principle, open
» Frequency range 6-42.000 Hz
» Impedance 40 Ohm
» Sound pressure level 96 dB
» MU Metal buffer board, reduced field emissions in accordance with ULE (=Ultra Low Emission) standard
» Driver 40 mm titanium-plated
» Weight 295 g (without cord)

Ultrasone’s PRO 2900 headphones are available now and cost $549; the Balanced PRO 2900 version will set you back $799. More information on the Ultrasone PRO 2900 headphones.

Hybrid Amplifier offers ipod input and other goodies…

June 24th, 2010 David No comments

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Technical Pro changes the face of amplifier technology with the introduction of Hybrid, a technological advance that makes bulky and inefficient amplifiers a thing of the past. they started with the same revolutionary technology found in their power amplifiers, and incorporated a pre-amp, tuner and a Karaoke mic mixer in one 2u package (2 wireless mics included in the HW series) With high power output, versatile loading options, high thermal capacity and reliability, the HYBRID series brings you all of what Technical Pro stands for—incredible performance and sound, versatility, and the ultimate in reliability under harsh conditions.

  • Powers 4 loudspeakers
  • Separate gain control for preamp and subwoofer
  • 1500 watts peak power with options to upgrade to 3500 watts
  • Inputs: RCA (2 audio sources)
  • Outputs: Banana binding post (to speakers)
  • 1 RCA dedicated for record line output
  • 2 mono RCA dedicated for subwoofer output
  • 1 RCA dedicated for preamp output
  • Digital fluorescent output display meter
  • iPod / MP3 input with cable
  • Dimensions: 19
  • Weight: 18 lbs (8.2 kg)
  • 110-220V Switchable
  • MSRP: $249.00
  • J&R has it for $149
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I believe i can dj…..

January 21st, 2010 David 4 comments

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I always wanted to be able to DJ, something about it is just so remarkable. whether it being that the whole party’s mood is controlled by your fingers or whether the fact that the skill is unmatched by anyone in the room. One thing is certain when a DJ is working there is just 1 thing in his world and that is his music. He creates a world of blend and balance between beats and magically sends the floor into a rave. But if you ask him how he managed to create such fantastic sounds most probably he will tell you it was due to his gear & skill. With the Technical Pro DMXB1 you get the power needed to create those moods.

Technical Pro’s mixers have a reputation for providing high quality audio and reliability, giving professional DJs the tools they need to expand their musical horizon, with capabilities for mixing, remixing, producing and performing. Incorporating features recommended by many professional DJs and club engineers, they raise the bar on flexibility and performance.


Specs

  • Seamless loop and reloop (in & out)
  • Fader start / relay
  • Digital analog converter: 24 bits
  • Outputs: XLR (balanced), master (RCA), record line (RCA)
  • Iridescent blue LED level meter
  • Single / continuous, repeat and program (20 programmable play tracks)
  • Rubberized jog wheels provide a sensitive touch
  • Tone controls (Bass, mid, treble and gain)
  • Anti-shock system prevents skipping
  • Illuminated control buttons
  • Replaceable crossfader
  • Cue, search and pitch buttons
  • Frequency response: 20Hz-20kHz
  • Signal to noise ratio: >90dB
  • THD: <.01%
  • Pitch control: ±12%
  • Lineal quantification: 24 bits
  • Oversampling rate: 8x
  • iPod/MP3 input
  • Microphone input
  • Dimensions: 19″w x 10″h x 4.75″d
  • Weight: 15 lbs
  • 110-220V Switchable
  • MSRP: $449.00
  • SBH has it for $259!

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Aircurve – Acoustic Amplifier for iPhone

January 19th, 2010 David No comments

 Aircurve   Acoustic Amplifier for iPhone
Features

    * Acoustically amplifies your iPhone
    * Custom-engineered waveguide requires no power
    * Allows syncing/charging using Griffin Dock Cable or the charge/sync cable that came with your iPhone
    * Great for nightstand or tabletop
    * Amplifies by about 10 decibels

Loud and Clear

Your iPhone, that is — and without using speakers. AirCurve is a cleverly-designed acoustic amplifier that turns your iPhone into a no-power-drain alarm clock on your nightstand, or a mini sound system that never needs batteries or adapters.

AirCurve looks like a simple, elegantly minimal stand for your iPhone. But inside is a coiled waveguide “horn’ that collects the sound from the built-in speaker of your iPhone, amplifies it (by about 10 decibels), and projects it into the room. AirCurve’s waveguide has been mathematically engineered to deliver amazing amplification — you’ll swear there are full-sized speakers in there. And AirCurve’s see-through translucent polycarbonate body lets you appreciate the graceful curves inside that do all the work.

So will AirCurve charge my iPhone?

By itself, no. For this reason, we’ve added a pass-through slot so you can feed a dock cable through AirCurve. Connect that dock cable to your computer or power adapter and you can sync or charge while you listen.

AirCurve’s pass-through slot will accept Griffin’s Dock Cable (available separately) or the dock cable that came with your iPhone. It may accept others, as well.

Newegg has it for $10 + 2 Shipping

Categories: Apple, Audio, Cool, Gadgets, iPhone, Tech Tags: , , ,

Jet Speakers are sure to have your party take off

January 15th, 2010 David 1 comment

jet15 pu Jet Speakers are sure to have your party take off
 Model: JET-15 Jet series loudspeakers are the culmination of Technical Pro’s passion for musical excellence, pushing the boundaries of performance, style and technology as never before. We started with ultra high density textured particle board exteriors which reduces flex for louder, deeper and more accurate bass response. Then we installed an imposing 15″ woofer (two in Jet-215) with a massive 120 oz. magnet and a 4” long throw voice coil for thunderous lows, and a professional quality 4” titanium compression horn tweeter for smooth, clear highs. Together, they bring you the emotion and thrill of a live performance in a sleek and striking cabinet.

  • 2000 watts peak power
  • Two Way Full Range Loudspeaker
  • 15″ woofer, 120 oz. magnet, 4″ voice coil
  • Inputs: Speakon
  • Outputs: Speakon (Pass-Through)
  • High Density MDF with spray textured finish
  • Titanium compression driver
  • Frequency Response: 35Hz-20KHz
  • Sensitivity: 115 ±2dB (1W@1M)
  • Impedance: 8 Ohms
  • Heavy duty carry handle
  • Shock absorbent grill
  • Dimensions: 18″w x 20″d x 31″h
  • Weight: 64lbs
  • MSRP: $499.00

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    Sony Dash taking a hit on the little Chumby

    January 13th, 2010 David No comments

    Sony Dash Front 610x479 540x424 Sony Dash taking a hit on the little ChumbyMaking a case for the “Chumby category” is the Sony Dash. This tabletop Internet gadget features a 7-inch color touch screen (measured diagonally) and has access to more than 1,000 free Internet apps, including news, calendars, weather, sports, social networking, and more via your existing home wireless connection. On top of that, you can tap into audio and video content from Sony’s Bravia Internet video platform, from sources like YouTube, Pandora Internet radio, Epicurious, Crackle, Livestrong, and Blip.tv.

    chumby one Sony Dash taking a hit on the little Chumby

    Very cool like the chumby but there’s 1 obvious difference the size of thes units. If i was looking for a night clock then Chumby is the way to go but if i want a device by my computer or kitchen or living room etc. Sony is the way to go.

    [Thanks Jasmine]

    Categories: Podcast & Blogs, web, wifi Tags: , , ,

    The Levelator 2.0 a Free Must Have for Any podcast.

    January 12th, 2010 David 5 comments

    Levelator 2.0 screen The Levelator 2.0 a Free Must Have for Any podcast.

    What is The Levelator®?

    Do you believe in magic? You will after using The Levelator® to enhance your podcast. And you’ll be amazed that it’s free, now even for commercial use.

    So what is The Levelator®? It’s software that adjusts the audio levels within your podcast or other audio file for variations from one speaker to the next, for example. It’s not a compressor, normalizer or limiter although it contains all three. It’s much more than those tools, and it’s much simpler to use. The UI is dirt-simple: Drag-and-drop any WAV or AIFF file onto The Leveler’s application window, and a few moments later you’ll find a new version which just sounds better.

    Have you ever recorded an interview in which you and your guest ended up at different volumes? How about a panel discussion where some people were close to microphones and others were not? These are the problems the post-production engineers of Team ITC here at The Conversations Network solve every day, and it used to take them hours of painstaking work with expensive and complex tools like SoundTrack Pro, Audacity, Sound Forge or Audition to solve them. Now it takes mere seconds. Seriously. The Levelator® is unlike any other audio tool you’ve ever seen, heard or used. It’s magic. And it’s free.

    You’ll believe in magic.

    Windows

    • Requires Windows XP, Vista or 7
    • Download The Levelator® for Windows (version 2.0.3)


    OS X

    • Requires OS X 10.4 (Tiger) or later
    • Download The Levelator® for OS X (version 2.0.3)


    Linux

    • Built and tested on Ubuntu (Feisty Faun)
    • Requires Python 2.5 and wxPython
    • Download The Levelator® for Ubuntu Feisty Faun (Python 2.5)
    • Will NOT work with Ubuntu Edgy Eft or Python 2.4
    Categories: OS, Podcast & Blogs, Tech, windows Tags: , ,
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