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InfoComm08 Mackie/TAPCO Show Preview

Published: Tue June 17, 2008  News Feed

InfoComm is the largest tradeshow of the professional audiovisual industry, where integrators and professionals from the global AV market come together to witness how the industry is solving communication challenges, improving the education process and finding innovative new ways to inspire audiences.

Mackie and TAPCO are proud to be a part of this excellent event. In fact, They're coming to the show with exciting and powerful new updates to the TT System32:

TT System32: A Fully-Realized Digital Dream Rig

Did you know that the DS3232 acts as a digital splitter when integrated with two properly outfitted TT24s? Here is how to create the mother-of-all digital live systems:

  • Start with a DS3232 on-stage.
  • Route the ultra-light Cat-5 cable into a U100 Network Card on a TT24 to be used for monitors.
  • Use the TT Control Software (with soon-to-be-released update) to easily split and route every input and send it out from a second monitor U100 Card.
  • Use a Cat-5 cable (up to 300 feet!) to send these unaffected signals to the U100 Card on the FOH TT24.

View Hookup Diagram

There you have it. A ridiculously simple (and extremely affordable) digital live system that is immensely powerful, portable and completely Mackie.

Updating to TT Software v1.7 also greatly expands the routing options for the TT24 by enabling full I/O routing. Also, pre/post DSP inserts on every channel provide access points for the LP48 Card.

The all-new LP48 Loudspeaker Processing Card*

Mackie’s LP48 Loudspeaker Processing Card is a powerful expansion option for the TT24 Digital Live Console, adding world-class speaker and EQ processing to the TT24’s already generous DSP capabilities. Designed by Dolby Laboratories, creators of the acclaimed Dolby® Lake® Processor, the LP48 incorporates Dolby’s renowned Ideal Graphic EQ™ and Mesa Parametric EQ™.

User configurable processing allows for three modes including: EQ mode with 10 insertable EQ modules, Split mode with 5 EQ modules and 2x4 loudspeaker processing, and a full-on 4x8 Loudspeaker Processing Mode. The Dolby Lake Controller interface is controlled using the TT Control Software, allowing unparalleled at-a-glance control over anything hitting your loudspeakers.

The LP48 is set to be available late July.

*The LP48 Card is sold separately from the TT System32.

As cool as these are, they're not the only thing Mackie plan on bringing to the show:

SRMv2 Series Active Loudspeakers - Ultra-efficient Class-D Fast Recovery™amplifiers feed the lightweight neodymium woofer and all-new compression driver, offering more power, punch and clarity than ever before. Proven performance. Superior quality. SRMv2.

Check out the Mackie Re-ACTIVE-ator Videos!

PPM Series Professional Powered Mixers - All the right tools for the job. Two ridiculously robust power amps, integrated 32-bit effects, dual graphic EQ and in-line compression ensure that you have everything you need, and then some.

FRS Series Lightweight Stereo Power Amplifiers
An innovative resonant switching power supply effortlessly pumps out super-efficient power, without the weight. Legendary Fast Recovery™ technology allows consistent punch and clarity, even when budget concerns force you to push the specs to the limit.

Check out the MixBusters FRS-2800 Extreme Performance Video!

402-VLZ3 & 802-VLZ3 Ultra-Compact Mixers
Lack of deskspace need not mean a lack of features. All VLZ3 mixers deliver pristine signal via XDR2 preamps, premium EQ and modern mix bus architecture for the best-sounding, ultra-compact, pro mixer on the planet.

Check out the MixBusters 802-VLZ3 Mixer Destruction Video!

TAPCO Mix10fxP Powered Effects Mixer - Finally, a powered mixer with power! The Tapco Mix10fxP powered, 10-channel lightweight mixer delivers 1000 watts of total power (500W + 500W) with a more efficient, cooler-running Class-D amplifier design. It is a perfect match for our Series 69 passive loudspeakers, enabling a completely affordable TAPCO system.

  • Availability: September

TAPCO TH-18s Active Subwoofer - Feel it in your chest, not your wallet. 500 watts of efficient Class-D power pushing an 18“ active-design woofer with ultimate clarity and punch. Stereo I/O and pass-through offer tremendous system flexibility. A perfect match for a pair of TH-15As. Lots of low end, with an equally low price. 

  • Availability: September
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