SM Pro Audio announces a range of 500 series products to be showcased at NAMM 2013
Two years ago, the team at SM Pro Audio embarked on an extensive research & development program to design and launch a professional range of 500 series products.
At NAMM 2013, SM Pro Audio announces its new range of quality 500 series processors and power blocks. The new range provides unprecedented features, pristine audio output, and a standout high-end design.
There are also four new 500 series power sources, 3 in rack mount format and 1 in a portable block format.
SM Pro Audio announces the Tubebox – 500 series Tube Mic Pre-amp to be showcased at NAMM 2013
Tubebox—a single-slot 500-series tube microphone preamp that boasts pristine audio output, superior-quality high-end design, and a value price. The small but mighty device features a Class A tube preamplifier, switchable phantom power, phase invert, selectable -20dB pad, and a super fast in-line optical compressor. The front panel includes a TRS microphone input—a standout feature typically not found on 500-series preamps.
SM Pro Audio announces the MBC502 multi band optical compressor to be showcased at NAMM 2013
The MBC502 is a custom-designed, optical multi-band compressor in a dual-slot 500-series format. Each channel—low-frequency and high-frequency—offers control over level, compression amount, and attack and release times. Switches allow you to mute one of the compression channels so that the other can act as a filter, with the filter’s center frequency determined by the setting of the front panel Frequency selector knob. The VU meter displays the master output level, while gain reduction is shown on the LED meters.
SM Pro Audio announces the PEQ505 - 5 band parametric equalizer to be showcased at NAMM 2013
We know it’s hard to believe, but there really are five bands of fully parametric equalization packed into this dual-slot 500-series module!
Each of the PEQ505’s identical channels features continuously variable level, frequency, and bandwidth controls, an off/on switch, and a switch for selecting the channel’s frequency operation range (as labeled, divide by 10, and multiply by 10). The Master output includes a level control, bypass switch, and an LED level meter with peak indicator.
SM Pro Audio announces the Juiceblock 3 – 3 slot 500 series power block to be showcased at NAMM 2013
JuiceBlock3 is a portable, stand-alone power block designed to house up to three 500-series modules (3 x single-slot modules, or 1 x single-slot plus 1 x dual-slot module) in a vertical configuration. A 48V phantom power switch is mounted conveniently on the front of the block, and the back panel includes three slots of balanced XLR inputs and outputs, as well as unbalanced1/4” inputs and outputs.
SM Pro Audio announces the Juicerack 1 – single slot 500 series power rack to be showcased at NAMM 2013
JuiceRack1 is a single-slot power source for operating one 500-series module. The back panel includes both balanced XLR and unbalanced 1/4” inputs and outputs; a 48V phantom power switch is located on the front. JuiceRack1 is a half-rack format, and includes a connector that allows two units to be mounted into a single 1u 19” rack.
SM Pro Audio announces the Juicerack 3 – 3 slot 500 series power rack to be showcased at NAMM 2013
JuiceRack 3 is a 1u 19” 500-series power rack designed to house up to three single-slot 500-series modules in a horizontal configuration. A 48V phantom power switch is located on the back of the rack, which also features three slots of balanced XLR inputs and outputs and three slots of unbalanced 1/4” inputs and outputs.
SM Pro Audio announces the Juicerack 8 – 8 slot 500 series power rack to be showcased at NAMM 2013
JuiceRack 8 is a 19” rack-mount power source designed to house up to eight 500-series modules in a vertical configuration. The rear panel sports eight slots of balanced XLR inputs and outputs along with eight slots of unbalanced 1/4” inputs and outputs. A 48V phantom power switch is located on the front of the rack for easy access. Like the JuiceRack3, the JuiceRack8 boasts rugged, all-metal construction, is designed to be fully compatible with the 500-series format, and features the uniquely powerful and flexible onboard signal routing.
SM Pro Audio announces the MicThing Mini – 8 slot 500 series power rack to be showcased at NAMM 2013
Juicerack 8 is a 19” rack mount power source designed to house up to eight 500 series slots. The modules are inserted vertically. There is a 48V phantom power switch on the front of the block, and the back panel has 8 slots of XLR inputs and outputs, as well as unbalanced ¼” inputs and outputs. Its durable all metal construction is designed to be compatible with the API 500 series specification, but the real standout feature of this rack is its onboard flexible signal routing.
Active Speaker Starter Pack
With the Active Speaker Starter Pack we provide every home recording beginner a convenient set: As budget is limited and there is always the need to improve sound quality in the studio or bedroom our affordable set helps immediately.
The set comes with our passive monitor controller Nano Patch Plus with stereo I/O and mute button, with two speaker isolation pads and four 3 metres cables!
Availability: 2nd quarter 2012 / MRSP: 100 € (excl. VAT).
Blue Box: Blue Tooth / MP3 / FM Player
The Blue Box is a Bluetooth enabled wireless audio receiver, media player, and FM Radio. Don't be fooled by the Blue Box's compact size. With a host of input and output options this little beast packs serious punch. Built for toughness and reliability, the Blue Box will undoubtedly make a great addition to your audio equipment, equally useful in professional audio environments or around the home.
Availability: 2nd quarter 2012 / MRSP: 225 € (excl. VAT). For more information, please visit the Bluebox product page.
M-Patch V2: Passive Monitor Controller
The M-Patch V2 is a compact high quality passive attenuator and patch control device building on the success of the original and best selling M-Patch series of products.
The M-Patch V2 offers a pure passive attenuator designed to retain sonic clarity and offer the purest path from your audio source to your active monitors or amplifiers. The result is clearer audio with more dynamic detail.
One of the most notable changes we have made with the M-Patch V2 is the replaceable encoder socket. The M-Patch V2 now ships with 2 replaceable encoders, one being an extremely detailed 12-step encoder.
Availability: 2nd quarter 2012 / MRSP: 163 € (excl. VAT). For more information, please visit the M-Patch V2 product page.
TubeBox: System 500 compatible Mic Preamp
The TubeBox is an API lunchbox compatible version of our popular TC01 tube preamplifier circuit. API's well-designed and proven lunchbox system offers the TubeBox discrete backplane connectors providing all the necessary standardised power rails, grounds, I/O buses, and so on, in a reliable industry standard format.
The TubeBox circuit itself features a CLASS A tube preamplifier, selectable phantom power, phase reversal, adjustable -20dB PAD, and an in-line optical compressor. A standout feature is the front panel microphone input typically not found on other lunchbox compatible products.
Perfect for all applications where compact portable custom channel strips are a must the TubeBox is well equipped for multi-track recording, broadcast, video, and sound reinforcement applications.