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Shure’s: BLX Wireless Systems

Shure’s: BLX Wireless Systems

| July 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Shure, founded in 1925 and renowned for its microphones and audio electronics, including products that, like the SM58 vocal microphone, have become veritable legends, has not slowed its aggressive pace of product innovation, coming up with exciting new launches at seemingly every trade show. Shure unveiled one of its newest introductions—BLX Wireless Systems—at January’s NAMM […]

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Fargen’s Olde 800 MKII Guitar Amplifier

Fargen’s Olde 800 MKII Guitar Amplifier

| June 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Although Fargen Amplification has been operating for about 15 years, the manufacturer of guitar and bass amplifiers, effect pedals and accessories really only burst onto The Music & Sound Retailer’s radar screen this year, not only because the company rolled out the much-publicized John Lennon Signature Series amplifier line but also because, after 15 years […]

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Lanikai’s • UkeSB USB-Equipped Ukulele

Lanikai’s • UkeSB USB-Equipped Ukulele

| May 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Enthusiasm for, and excitement about, various types of instruments tends to wax and wane, sometimes owing to larger music industry trends, sometimes attributable to a new technological innovation, and sometimes because other factors conspire to bring a particular product to the fore. There probably has been no bigger craze in the music products space over […]

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PRS Guitars’

PRS Guitars’

| April 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

2-Channel Custom Amplifier PRS Guitars, based in Stevensville MD and in business since 1985, has become known over the past nearly three decades—by retailers and players alike—for building some very cool, great-sounding electric, acoustic and bass guitars, as well as boutique-style guitar amplifiers. It’s renowned for its Private Stock guitar department and, in a similar […]

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Beyerdynamic’s TG 1000 Digital Wireless System

Beyerdynamic’s TG 1000 Digital Wireless System

| March 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Dan Ferrisi If you have any connection to the audio products industry, you’re almost guaranteed to be familiar with beyerdynamic, the family-owned audio equipment manufacturer, founded in 1924 and based in Heilbronn, Germany, that’s known for its headphones, microphones, wireless systems and more. Here in the United States, beyerdynamic products are distributed by American […]

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Asterope’s Premium Cables

Asterope’s Premium Cables

| February 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Dan Ferrisi In the music products industry, there are iconic, universally known brands that, in many cases, gain the lion’s share of the attention, both from trade journalists and, in some instances, even from the retail community. And, given the size and strength of, say, the electric guitar or drum markets, items that fall […]

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JBL’s PRX400 Passive Portable Speaker Series

JBL’s PRX400 Passive Portable Speaker Series

| January 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Dan Ferrisi One of the companies I’ve followed from the beginning of my career (with sister publication Sound & Communications) right up to the present here at The Music & Sound Retailer is JBL. The company’s clearly always been associated with innovative technology and high quality, covering a wide range of market segments. Although […]

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Under The Hood

Under The Hood

| December 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Dan Ferrisi Over the last three decades, HK Audio has built a solid reputation in the European market as a designer of sound reinforcement in stadiums and arenas; installation audio; compact PAs; and more. Recently, though, HK Audio engineers thought the time was right to push sound reinforcement to a new level. The existing […]

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Sennheiser’s  Evolution 900 Series

Sennheiser’s Evolution 900 Series

| November 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Michelle Loeb As recently as 1998, one could be excused for not associating Sennheiser with MI-style microphones. Today, however, the two are quite synonymous, thanks in part to the launch of the company’s evolution 900 series, which hit the market in 2003 in an effort to “complete the Sennheiser wired microphone portfolio,” explained Robb […]

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Chauvet’s Freedom Series

Chauvet’s Freedom Series

| October 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Dan Ferrisi The word “freedom” is among the most powerful in the English language, calling to mind philosophical principles of liberty and the very human desire to be unchained; however, less lofty but just as meaningful, it also refers to the idea of mobility and being able to roam about without having to be […]

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