Liberty AV The ‘ARK’ Series Room Kits

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Every-AV-Thing in Education

Affordable, simple to deploy products designed for the education space. With many different levels of education focused products, Liberty can create the perfect package for your classroom saving you time, money, and helping drive efficiencies on every job.

Digitalinx HDMI HDBaseT Wall Plate Extension Set with USB

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  • HDMI support up to 4k with PoC power

  • Pass USB2.0 High Speed to reciever & 2 port USB hub on RX

  • Pass-Through audio independent of HDMI for audio only sources

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Digitalinx HDMI, VGA and USB 2.0 Extender Set with Display Control

Item # - DL-HDBT2-WP-KIT

  • HDMI, VGA, & Audio extended up to 100m with PoC power

  • USB 2.0 High Speed w/ 4port hub on receiver

  • Simple Display Control powers display on/off when source is connected 

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NEW: DigitaLinx "ARK" Series - (HDMI + VGA or HDMI x3)

Item # - DL-ARK-3H1VC or 4HC

  • 3 piece room kit w/ auto or manual switching, display control, and audio amplification

  • 4k compatibility w/ fast switching and scaling up to 4k

  • Control plate and web GUI for system and display control

  • Two options - HDMI + VGA or HDMI x3

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For more information or to schedule a demo, call 815-271-3000 or email sales@audiobiz.com

QSC Premium Music Business Solution (Now Shipping)

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QSC is excited to announce it has begun shipping its recently announced Premium Business Music Solutions – the MP-M Series paging and music mixers, including wall mount controllers and smart device apps, the MP-A Series multi-channel amplifiers, and AcousticDesign™ Series SUB/SAT loudspeakers. These components offer a complete end-to-end audio solution for background and foreground music reinforcement in retail, restaurant, hospitality and other commercial spaces. 

“QSC Premium Business Music Solutions represent a blend of QSC’s long history of quality and product leadership across amplification, processing, mixing, control and loudspeaker technologies,” says David Fuller, Senior Director of Product Management – Live Sound, QSC. “We set out to reimagine the business music category by dramatically simplifying the configuration and installation process, providing flexible control options for a diverse set of users. This comprehensive portfolio delivers a user friendly, aesthetically pleasing, high performance background/foreground audio experience unlike anything currently available.”

The QSC Premium Business Music solutions are now available in North America and coming soon in Europe and Asia. For more information on the full portfolio of QSC Premium Business Music solutions, please visit: www.qsc.com/businessmusic

Solution details:

MP-M Series paging and music mixers

  • Includes the MP-M40 (8 inputs/4 outputs) and the MP-M80 (16 inputs/8 outputs).

  • Allows for processing and routing of high-quality audio to multiple zones and mixing functionality for live speech reinforcement.

  • Compact 1RU mixers include a wealth of DSP resources including priority ducking, scheduling, automatic mixing functionalities, plus Intrinsic Correction™ technology (factory FIR/IIR presets) for QSC loudspeakers. 

MP-MFC wall controllers

  • Provides source selection, scene selection and volume control for the end user. 

  • Available in North American (Decora™ compatible) or European models, which can be installed in standard electrical boxes.

MP Install app

  • Configuration app helps to expedite design and configuration of MP-M Series mixers.

  • Features intuitive workflow that guides integrators through the entire configuration process, including EQ settings, end user controller set up, and more. 

  • Now available for download on iOS/Android tablets and Windows PCs.

MP Manage app

  • Provides wireless end user control of day-to-day operations of MP-M Series mixers, including customized user privileges settings, level control, source selection, scheduling, scenes, as well as store-and-forward paging capabilities.

  • Now available for download on iOS/Android tablets and smartphones.

MP-A Series

  • Includes MP-A20V (200W x 2 channels), MP-A40V (200W x 4 channels), and MP-A80V (200W x 8 channels).

  • Efficient Class-D technology featuring incredible channel density and functionality in a small 1RU chassis.

  • Features QSC’s new FlexAmp™ which enables installers to configure each pair of channels to deliver up to 400 W of total output power, in any ratio.

AcousticDesign Series SUB/SAT loudspeakers

  • Includes surface-mount (AD-S.SUB and AD-S.SAT), ceiling-mount (AD-C.SUB and AD-C.SAT) and pendant-mount (AD-P.SUB and AD-P.SAT) subwoofer/satellite enclosures.

  • Mix & match enclosure types offer same balanced sonic characteristics and high-end aesthetics as other AcousticDesign loudspeakers. 

  • Easy-to-install with built-in high pass satellite outputs, snap-fit magnetic grills, and easy, repeatable wall-mounting system.

For more information or to schedule a demo, call 815-271-3000 or email sales@audiobiz.com

Shure's Twin:Plex - The Next Stage in Sound

Shure has introduced the Twinplex series lavalier microphones and headsets. The sub-miniature wearable microphones for theater, presentation and broadcasting applications feature a new dual-diaphragm design.

The Shure Twinplex series consists of four lavalier microphones (TL45, TL46, TL47, TL48) and one headset microphone (TL53). Each of the new products is available in different colors. Some offer a choice of connectors. The microphones feature a new design with two parallel diaphragms, which Shure says is the most complex condenser capsule that the company has ever produced. According to Shure, the design delivers “bigger low frequencies and a smoother top end”. The compact form factor is achieved by placing the circuit board between the two diaphragms. For sweat resistance, the mics feature a micro-molded frequency response cap with a super-hydrophobic coating, which Shure claims offers ten times the sweat resistance of uncoated caps. The Twinplex series microphones also come with newly developed cables designed for exceptional durability and flexibility.

Shure TL45

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The TL45 lavalier mic is designed for theater applications and includes interchangeable caps. It is available in four colors and comes with a LEMO connector.

The high-sensitivity TL46 delivers additional volume and a high signal-to-noise ratio. The TL46 comes in four colors and with a choice of LEMO or MTQG connectors. The caps are interchangeable.

Shure TL46

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Shure TL47

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Shure advertises the TL47 as a universal option for many different applications. This model offers the most connector choices to accommodate a wide variety of body-worn transmitters (LEMO, MTQG, MDOT, XLR, or none). The TL47 features interchangeable caps and can be ordered in four colors.

Shure TL48

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The frequency response of the TL48 offers a mid-range boost designed for capturing dialogue in film and TV applications. This model has a fixed, non-interchangeable cap. The TL48 comes in three colors and with a choice of connectors (LEMO, MTQG, MDOT, XLR, or none).

Shure TH53

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The TH53 headset microphone features a Twinplex capsule mounted on an ultralight headset frame. Shure says that the frame’s clutch system allows for quick adjustments and mounting of the microphone on either side. The TH53 offers a choice of three colors and four connector options (LEMO, MTQG, MDOT, or none).

For more information or to schedule a demo, call 815-271-3000 or email sales@audiobiz.com









DN-700C Network CD / Media Player with Digital Audio Output and RS-232c

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The DN-700C is designed to be fully functional as a broadcast/professional installation quality network CD and media player with the option of multiple audio sources.

Housed in a 1RU rack-mountable chassis, the DN-700C Network Media / CD Player’s core features are focused on true audio source versatility and immediate access to pro performance and high-quality audio at the touch of a button. Complete with a front USB port for mass storage devices and iPod® playback offers connectivity to the latest sources of music files including .wav, .mp3, .wma, .aiff, .m4a & .aac, as well as a slot-loading CD mechanism for playback of mp3 CDs and CD-DA (.cda).

The DN-700C can be controlled using a variety of remote control interfaces for varying install and broadcast situations. From IR remote control, parallel (GPIO), RS-232c serial control and even control via a network with the built–in Web-GUI. This improved web-based interface allows a user full control of the DN-700C, from setup menus to transport control and even hot start playback– even from mobile browsers. This provides complete access to a player located in remote areas or when the installation is not always easily accessible.

The front panel is designed for convenient use in professional installation and broadcast environments where ease of access to the audio source and transport controls is imperative, and further includes; five front panel hot start buttons that provide direct access to specific audio files, cue to audio, program playback and a bright OLED display with ‘end monitor’ and ‘finish mode’ features to signal the end of the audio track.

Denon Professional’s Product Manager Software is included with the DN-700C for  single point control of multiple players from a PC/Mac over the network. Complete with full access to the Web Remote as well as unique power on/off capabilities that allow power on and power off sequences to be programmed remotely for single units or multiple units in groups.

For more information or to schedule a demo, call 815-271-3000 or email sales@audiobiz.com

DigitaLinx IP - IPEX5001 Auto-Switching Wall Plate, features AV over IP, HDMI, VGA, and 4K

IPEX5001-WP-W -Auto-Switching Wall Plate, features AV over IP, HDMI, VGA, and 4K

The Digitalinx IP IPEX5001-WP-W transmits HDMI or VGA video and audio over a 1 gigabit network infrastructure using JPEG2000 encoding with a variable data rate at an average of 250 Mbps with peak values up to 850Mbps. The IPEX5001-WP-W supports video signals up to 4K at 60 Hz 4:2:0 / 8 bit color with HDR10, HDCP 2.2 and multichannel audio support. An analog audio input port embeds analog audio with the video content, such as a DVI video source. An analog audio output port de-embeds stereo 2 channel audio from the HDMI content, while still passing stereo 2 channel audio to the HDMI output. The HDMI and VGA inputs on the IPEX5001-WP-W are auto switching and follow the last in / first out method and must be physically connected / disconnected to engage the auto switch.

The IPEX5001-WP-W supports PoE power and can be powered remotely via PoE network switch eliminating the need for a nearby power outlet. The RS232 port relays commands from the IPEXCB controller and operates in a pass through mode to control a third party device such as a TV display or HDMI switcher. The USB host port connection is for connecting USB host devices such as a computer that is USB 2.0 Full Speed compliant up to 12Mbps that can communicate with client side devices connected to the decoder. USB routing follows the video route by default however USB communication can be free routed via API. The IPEX5001-WP-W features a built in IR receiver built in on the plate, IR follows the video route or can be routed freely via API command.

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Features and Benefits

  • Encode & extend audio / video, USB, IR, RS232, and power over category cable and IP network up to 100m

  • 2 gang wall plate format compatible with 5000 series DigitalinxIP systems

  • HDMI and VGA/A input auto switching

  • Supports resolutions up to 4K, HDR10, and multi-channel Audio

  • HDCP 2.2 compliant

  • Extend USB2.0 full speed up to 12Mbps

  • Dual power option, PoE or DC power input

  • Mix and match wall plate and standard IPEX5001 encoders throughout a 5000 system system

Applications

  • Audio, video, and control distribution and routing

  • Features and Benefits

    • Encode & extend audio / video, USB, IR, RS232, and power over category cable and IP network up to 100m

    • 2 gang wall plate format compatible with 5000 series DigitalinxIP systems

    • HDMI and VGA/A input auto switching

    • Supports resolutions up to 4K, HDR10, and multi-channel Audio

    • HDCP 2.2 compliant

    • Extend USB2.0 full speed up to 12Mbps

    • Dual power option, PoE or DC power input

    • Mix and match wall plate and standard IPEX5001 encoders throughout a 5000 system system

    Applications

    • Audio, video, and control distribution and routing

    • Collaboration, education, boardrooms, video wall, digital signage, AV over IP

    • Enterprise AV routing and managementCollaboration, education, boardrooms, video wall, digital signage, AV over IP

  • Enterprise AV routing and management

For more information or to schedule a demo, call 815-271-3000 or email sales@audiobiz.com



Shure's Microflex Complete and Microflex Complete Wireless Now Available!


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Microflex Complete WirelessDigital Conference System

The Microflex Complete Wireless system combines a fully-featured discussion system with wireless freedom for government, corporate, or educational facilities. It speeds setup in dynamic meeting spaces or at temporary meetings in hotels and conference centers. With no cable limitations, Microflex Complete Wireless is ideal for use in rooms with flexible seating or architectural significance.

Automatic Interference Detection and Avoidance technology delivers reliable RF transmission even in the most congested RF environments, and robust AES-128 encryption provides enhanced privacy. Each wireless conferencing unit is powered by a smart Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery, and a single access point can control up to 125 wireless units without additional software or licenses.

Features

  • RELIABLE WIRELESS PERFORMANCE

    • Automatic Frequency Coordination for quick and easy setup

    • Uses global 2.4/5 GHz spectrum including DFS channels to maximize available spectrum

    • Built-in RF spectrum manager constantly monitors available channel quality

    • Automatic Interference Detection and Avoidance resolves potential transmission problems in congested RF environments

    • High spectral efficiency allows up to 125 units on one WLAN channel

  • EASY SETUP AND OPERATION

    • MXCWAPT Access Point mounts on wall, ceiling, or stand, and connects with one cable for audio, power, and control

    • Each conference unit can be configured as Chairman, Delegate, Listener, or Ambient role

    • Smart Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery lasts over 11 hours, recharges in under 4 hours

    • Embedded browser-based interface allows remote monitoring and control by chairman or technician

    • Speak/request list can be projected on video display without additional software

    • Integrated NFC card technology in each conference unit allows participants to be identified by name instead of seat number, regardless of where they sit

  • BEST-IN-CLASS AUDIO PERFORMANCE

    • Proprietary Shure audio codec for natural, intelligible sound quality

    • Automatic Gain Control for consistent speech levels for each talker

    • Support for Automatic, FIFO (First-In/First-Off), and Manual microphone operating modes

    • Gooseneck microphones include interchangeable Microflex cartridges and CommShield Technology for robust RF noise immunity

    • Robust AES-128 audio encryption for enhanced privacy

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The Microflex Complete digital conference system is ideal for any group that holds formal meetings -- from small city councils to corporate boardrooms to multi-lingual international conferences with thousands of participants. It gives you complete control over audio, the agenda, voting, support documents, information display, and interpretation, making even large conferences efficient and productive.

Its intuitive user interface allows meeting participants to easily control their microphone, vote, view the agenda, and select interpretation channels. Integrated NFC card technology allows meeting participants to be identified by name without additional software or feature licenses.

With a selection of portable, flush-mount, and modular conference units, Microflex Complete fits into any room design. Industry-standard Shure Microflex® gooseneck microphones (available with single or dual flexible sections) include CommShield® Technology for RF immunity and interchangeable microphone elements for excellent sound quality.

Features

  • INTUITIVE OPERATION

    • Portable, flush-mount, and modular units are easy to integrate into any room design

    • Integrated NFC card technology in each conference unit allows participants to be identified by name instead of seat number, regardless of where they sit

    • Control the system with tablet or PC through web browser interface or an external room control system

  • BEST-IN-CLASS AUDIO PERFORMANCE

    • Proprietary Shure audio codec for natural, intelligible sound quality

    • Automatic Gain Control for consistent speech levels for each talker

    • Support for Automatic, FIFO (First-In/First-Off), and Manual microphone operating modes

    • Gooseneck microphones include interchangeable Microflex cartridges and CommShield Technology for robust RF noise immunity

  • MAXIMUM SCALABILITY

    • Expandable up to 3,800 participants and 31 interpretation channels (with additional equipment)

    • Cable Redundancy provides improved reliability so all conference units continue to operate in the event of a cable failure

    • Optional SW6000 conference management software enables you to configure, manage, and personalize all aspects of a conference, including participant roles, voting, agenda, interpretation, information display, recording/archiving, and more

For more information or to schedule a demo, call 815-271-3000 or email sales@audiobiz.com


Link Spotlight: Introducing "Shawn's Box" (Hybrid Power + Data)

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What Makes "Shawn's Box" Unique? 
(Hybrid Power + Data)

"Shawn's Box," as we affectionately call it, was designed collaboratively by Shawn McLoughlin (Audio Biz) and RJ Kenny (Link) to address the practical needs of the Audio Engineer or LD who requires power, data, and a couple of coms or tie lines between FOH and the stage. Often, we find ourselves relying on volunteers or local stage crews to run cables and make complex connections. Shawn’s Box makes it simple and ensures a reliable connection every time.

Leveraging the LKG 24/2E10 connector and Eurocable CVS LK2CAT6SF 12/3 AD2, this hybrid solution provides a unique combination of 20A 12/3 shielded power, two CAT6, and two 110 ohms shielded digital pairs that can be used for transporting a wide range of digital audio and lighting protocols, coms, and power in a single connection. Also perfect for educational or portable church applications, Shawn's Box is available in a 2U 19” rack-mount or drop-box configuration.

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Shawn’s box - Front View

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LKG 24E10 Connector + eurocable

  • Compatible with Shawn's Box

  • Based on the MIL-C-5015 and VG 95234 standards, IP68 when mated

  • Ruggedized Rubber Locking Ring

  • High-quality CAT6 Gigabit contacts

  • Transport SF/UTP CAT6 signals 90 meters

  • Guaranteed for 2000 coupling operations

For more information or to schedule a demo, call 815-271-3000 or email sales@audiobiz.com

ALLEN & HEATH DEBUTS RANGE OF DANTE INSTALLATION I/O AND CARDS

Allen & Heath unveils a host of new Dante enabled products at the ISE Show, including unique portable and wall-mount I/O solutions for installation, and two new Dante option cards. All of Allen & Heath’s latest Dante releases are AES67 compatible and Dante Domain Manager ready.

The DT168 provides 16 mic preamps and 8 line outputs in a convenient stage box form factor. Ideal for portable applications thanks to its rubber bumpers and handle, DT168 can be deployed on stage or used as a drop-in expander.

The DT164-W provides 16 mic preamps and 4 line outputs in a versatile wall-mount design for permanent installation. The reversible mounting frame allows for in-wall or on-wall mounting. The unit also fits in a standard 12x12” NEMA box or equivalent, or mounted in a floor pocket for stage use. The IEC mains power inlet can be replaced with a gland module and screw terminals for fixed installation, and a DC 12V backup supply is also provided.

Both DT168 and DT164-W offer Allen & Heath’s acclaimed preamps, complete with 96kHz converters for best-in-class sound quality over Dante, plus Primary and Secondary ports for daisy-chain or redundancy through secure EtherCon connectors. Both new products are compatible with Allen & Heath’s DM and CDM MixRack / MainFrames, and with SQ series mixers.

“DT168 and DT164-W respond to requests from consultants and integrators for Dante connectivity that breaks out of the conventional rackmount format,” commented Allen & Heath Installation Product Manager, Martijn Verkerk. “Whether it’s I/O in the walls and floors or portable units that can be quickly deployed wherever needed, users can now benefit from Allen & Heath audio quality and Dante flexibility throughout the facility.”

Also new are two ‘super’ Dante cards for the Allen & Heath flagship dLive system, offering 64x64 and 128x128 channels respectively of 96kHz Dante audio (switchable to 48kHz). A first at this price point, these powerful options respond to user demand for a high channel count, high sample rate Dante solution in recording, virtual soundcheck and digital split applications.

For more information please call 815-271-3000 or email sales@audiobiz.com

DRUM MASTERY 2019 – THE SHURE DRUM CONTEST

It's time for drummers to get the glory they deserve.

Drummers are foundational to a band as they are the rhythm keepers tucked away behind their kits. But playing the drums has always been about more than simply keeping the beat. It’s an attitude. A commitment. A way of life.

Shure wants to recognize the rhythm heroes and talented percussionists out there, so we’re calling on musicians from 44 countries* around the globe to enter DRUM MASTERY 2019 – The Shure Drum Contest .

This competition aims to shine a spotlight on creative drumming by musicians committed to their craft. Do you have a unique playing style? Or are you simply an amazing performer? We want to show the world why you’re a master of the drums. All you have to do is submit a video of you playing solo and demonstrating your skills without any musical accompaniment.

See official rules for complete entry details.

You've Seen Everything. Now Hear Everything. Introducing MV88+ Video Kit

The MOTIV MV88+ Video Kit is a premium Digital Stereo Condenser Microphone. Your new mobile recording rig directly connects to any Apple device via a Lightning connector, or via USB-C to select *additional devices. The MV88+ has all you need to capture great content right out of the box. The included phone mount is also compatible with your existing set-up, allowing to connect to any tripod with a ¼”- 20 (or ¼ camera tripod) connector.

The free ShurePlus MOTIV audio & video Apps enable recording control, and the ability to save and share your content in multiple formats. Apps include real-time audio control, including five built-in DSP preset modes (Speech, Singing, Flat, Acoustic Instrument, Loud), microphone gain, stereo width, and high-quality 24-bit /48 kHz recording.

The MV88+ Video Kit is the perfect high-fidelity solution for mobile capture of all variations: live performance, field recording, interviewing, audio for video and vocal and instrument recording.

*For device compatibility please visit Shure.com/MOTIVcompatibility Features & Benefits

• Built-In Headphone Output for real-time monitoring o Monitor mix lets you customize what you hear in your headphones

• Seamless compatibility with Shure MOTIV Audio & Video Applications (iOS & Android versions)

• Multiple stereo width and polar pattern options for ultimate flexibility • Included industry leading Manfrotto PIXI mini tripod

• Included Lightning cable, USB-C cable, phone clamp, shoe-mount mic clip, & neoprene roll-up bag to keep all your accessories in one place

• The included phone mount is also compatible with your existing set-up, allowing you to connect to any tripod with a connector.

• Apple MFi (Made for iPhone/iPod/iPad) Certified for direct connection to any iOS device without the need for any additional adapters or connection kits

• Compatibility with lightning-equipped iOS devices and additional devices - please check www.shure.com/MOTIVCompatibility for details

• Allows for phone charging while mic is in use (requires USB-A cable and Apple USB3 camera adapter)- iOS users only Users will no longer need to buy multiple devices to film a high-quality piece of video content one day, and then an audio interview or field recording the next. With the MV88+, users will have a superior microphone with superior accessories, and therefore everything they need to ‘go create’, right out of the box. Windscreen Shared windscreen with standard MV88 and + model Additional custom furry from Rycote available for added wind protection (AMV88-FUR) MOTIV MV88+ Included Accessories

• Windscreen – AMV-88WS • Phone Clamp • Shoe mount Mic Clip

• [Phone clamp/mic clip combo available as AMV-PC] • Lightning cable 15 in/38cm – AMV-LTG15

• USB-C Cable 15 in/38cm – AMV-USBC15 • Manfrotto PIXI mini tripod [cannot be purchased separately from Shure). • Roll-up bag (included)- [not available separately] [Phone clamp/mic clip combo available as AMV-PC] NOT INCLUDED BUT COMPATIBLE • Rycote Furry windjammer – AMV88-FUR • Long lightning cable 40in/1m – AMV-LTG

For more information or to purchase call 815-271-3000