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Countdown to PLASA Focus: Leeds

With one week left until the doors open at the Royal Armouries, pro-audio exhibitors continue to release more details of what visitors can expect to see on the show floor.

PLASA Focus: Leeds is fast approaching and more details have been revealed, in addition to the pro-audio announcements made a few weeks ago. Martin Audio will hold the UK launch of their latest multi-cellular array product, the MLA Mini, launched at Prolight + Sound earlier in the month. The ultra-compact, lightweight loudspeaker system can be used for small to medium theatre and live music venues or corporate AV events; deployed in temporary or fixed installation environments and even support MLA Compact systems as a side-fill. Stage Electrics will be exhibiting the recently released Halo line array compact system from EM Acoustics alongside their mini EMS51 speakers with an i8 sub. The new Roland M200i audio console and DiGiCo’s SD9 with UB MADI audio interface will also be live and available for demonstration throughout the event. Midas will unveil their new Generation 2.1 software, which adds a host of new features and functionality to the entire digital console range, and comes free for all Midas console owners. An array of new FX plug-ins will also be on display. New to the market is the Furman CN-3600 SE SmartSequencer from pro-audio distributor Fuzion Ltd UK. SmartSequencing technology allows large and complex professional AV systems to be safely powered on and off at the touch of a button or turn of a key. Also on the Fuzion stand will be the Neutrino A Series and the UNO Series of digital audio processors from Xilica Audio Design. d&b audiotechnik will showcase its new ArrayCalc Version 7, which features additional algorithms that address the requirements of a d&b style simulation and planning tool for a complete installation project as well as corporate and AV rental markets. It also offers a new printout section for any of these options and simplifies the process of creating remote control workspaces via an export function into the d&b R1 remote control software. As previously reported, LMC Audio Systems will launch the optima line-array system from new brand Inspired Audio. Inspired Audio has developed a loudspeaker system that design director Chris Scott describes as “As close to plug and play as the laws of physics allow.” Finally, Electro-Voice will present the new ZLX loudspeaker series, also revealed at Prolight + Sound. The new series comprises of two powered models, ZLX-12P and ZLX-15P, and their passive counterparts, ZLX-12 and ZLX-15.