JBL and Community line up new launches for Winter NAMM

US: Winter NAMM - which takes place in Anaheim, California between the 18th and 21st of this month - is to play host to a considerable number of new product launches, reports David Davies.
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US: Winter NAMM - which takes place in Anaheim, California between the 18th and 21st of this month - is to play host to a considerable number of new product launches, reports David Davies.

Among them are JBL's new and improved Control 1 Pro two-way compact loudspeaker, which has been re-engineered to provide a smoother frequency response and broader coverage for a variety of near-field applications, and SLS's 8290 multipurpose portable PA speaker.

Community is also set to introduce a new loudspeaker offer - SONUS. The range is said to consist of "professionally featured portable linear-response loudspeaker systems designed to meet the needs of the working musician".

It's the new Cardoid version of the FlashMic that is likely to dominate HHB Communications' Winter NAMM presence. The launch follows the popularity of the HHB Flash Mic with broadcasters, including the BBC and WDR, across Europe.

Radial Engineering, meanwhile, is to showcase JDX - a guitar amp direct box with cabinet emulation - and a brand of "high-end studio gear" known as Forest Audio. Named in honour of William Deforest, the new line gets underway with the Q6 counter-coil equalizer.

Roger Nichols Digital (introducing the Detailer stereo mastering tool or final mix plug-in for DAWs) and Ultrasone (exhibiting its new handmade Edition 9 headphones) will also be drawing attention to their latest developments.

NAMM spokesperson Kymberly Drake tells PSN-e: "We anticipate another strong gathering of the international music products industry full of great product introductions from more than 1,400 exhibiting companies, informative NAMM University sessions and plenty of those 'you should've seen it' moments that could only happen at the NAMM Show."

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Community launches column line-array

US: ENTASYS is a new high-performance column line array loudspeaker system, writes David Davies. The three-way, full-range system is said to deliver "true line array performance" in a compact weather-resistant package, and is designed for permanent installation applications, including auditoria, airports, train stations, conference centres, houses of worship, stadium concourses and museums. Pennsylvania-based Community Professional has also recently launched the new VLF Series loudspeakers and a redesigned version of the M12 stage monitor.

EV, Peavey, Shure show new wares at Winter NAMM

US: The January gathering in Anaheim witnessed an encouraging panorama of new product, writes David Davies. "The go-to-event of the year for serious music and sound production professionals from around the globe" was how NAMM president/CEO Joe Lamond summed up the 2010 edition shortly before it got underway.

Winter in Anaheim: more NAMM highlights

US: Riedel (pictured), Denon and MOVEK LLC - the new venture of former Telex man Mathias von Heydekampf - are among the stars of PSN-e's second Winter NAMM round-up. President of the Telex Pro Audio Group until his surprise departure in April 2007, von Heydekampf chose this year's Winter NAMM to introduce his new company, MOVEK LLC, and its first product: the myMix networked personal mixer and multi-track recorder.

Wintertime in Anaheim: looking back at NAMM

US: The announcement by Roland that it is to acquire a major share of Cakewalk, and the introduction of a new environmentally-friendly acoustical foam from Auralex were just two of the highlights at this year's Winter NAMM exhibition, held in Anaheim last month.