Gear Reviews

Road Test: Shure SLX-D

30 May 2022

SLX-D is the perfect blend of features and price-point for our business, and I was pretty impressed with SLX-D’s performance straight away

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dearVR MIX: Spatial Headphone Compensation

3 May 2022

If you’re wearing headphones virtually non-stop, the dearVR MIX plug-in is great at allowing you to regain the sensation that you’re working in a room

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Road Test: Adamson S7

16 Mar 2022

The S7 system fitted our market perfectly. We felt that the S7 has noticeably more punch, clarity, and output compared to its nearest competitors for the size

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Road Test: Kiloview Cradle Series

3 Mar 2022

“I love the 1RU with its horizontal card mounting. As it can accommodate four cards, and an RD-300 can take nine inputs, that’s a whopping 36 channels of SRT decoding in, plus all the network and hardware outs.”

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Road Test: Bose VB1

8 Dec 2021

After gaining Microsoft Teams certification, the VB1 now sits high on our list of equipment recommendations. Bose have ticked all the boxes

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Road Test: Earthworks FMR500 FM FlexMic

3 Dec 2021

I have used the FMR FlexMics consistently for installations and they are my go-to choice

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The 2021 ‘Stick PA’ Market Roundup

30 Nov 2021

Our methodology for this Market Roundup is the same as for our CX Road Test reviews; real world opinions from professionals who have used the gear in the field

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JBL PRX ONE

30 Nov 2021

The JBL PRX ONE is a high-quality powered column PA. The design boffins at JBL have taken what they typically don’t like about stick PAs and addressed those issues one-by-one. Firstly, it looks professional and expensive; perfect for corporate. Secondly, the mixer and DSP are extensive and powerful. Thirdly, it’s spec’d well; capable of 130dB…

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JBL EON ONE MK2

30 Nov 2021

This is a stick PA that runs on a rechargeable battery that is ingeniously built into the speaker column, offering a six-hour run time. Highly portable at just 19kg for the whole package, the battery operation alone offers huge advantages to anyone running anything outdoors including buskers and wedding celebrants. Not having to find power…

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Yamaha STAGEPAS 1K

30 Nov 2021

Kim Churchill is a singer-songwriter who has released six albums and is signed to Canadian label Indica Records. With a thriving international career, Kim has performed at Glastonbury, Splendour in the Grass, Falls Festival, Montreal Jazz, and Telluride Blues. He has supported Milky Chance, Billy Bragg, Michael Franti, and Nahko and Medicine for the People.…

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LD Systems MAUI 28 G2

30 Nov 2021

Brent Riley is the Manager at QLD Sound and Lighting, and a FOH sound engineer with 20 years’ experience. Based on the Gold Coast, QLD Sound and Lighting provide full-service event production, along with an extensive retail sales arm. Our LD Systems MAUI 28 G2 is one of the mainstays of our dry hire business.…

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Bose L1 Pro32

30 Nov 2021

Dave Lee Coughran is a gigging musician in Perth, WA. As part of the Diamond Road band and Diamond Road acoustic duo, Dave sings and plays guitar at major corporate events, pubs, clubs, and hotels around the metro area. My duo performs with the Bose L1 Pro32 tower and the Sub2, the larger of the…

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