New JBL Dance Club Series

New from JBL Professional – Marquis Series Dance Club Series

EAR is proud to announce JBL’s new dance club series speaker systems. With over 30 years of experience as a JBL reseller, EAR can provide award winner sales and support for your new system. And great professional advice and pricing!

Models in the JBL Marquis Dance Club Series include the following:

  • MD1 ultrahigh-frequency module (2 x JBL Selenium ST400 super tweeters)
  • MD2 horn-loaded 8-inch mid-high-frequency module (2 x 2169H Differential Drive® mid-frequency transducers and one 2453H-SL compression driver, 90-degree horizontal coverage and up 20-degree and down 30-degree vertical coverage
  • MD3 horn-loaded low-frequency module (2 x 2265H Differential Drive lowfrequency transducers)
  • MD46 4-way quad-amplified full-range system (2 x 2265H 15-inch woofers, CMCD- 82H mid-frequency driver, 2432H compression driver and two ST400 super tweeters; 60 x 40-degree coverage pattern)
  • MD49 4-way quad-amplified full-range system (2 x 2265H 15-inch woofers, CMCD- 82H mid-frequency driver, 2432H compression driver and two ST400 super tweeters; 90 x 50-degree coverage pattern)
  • MD52 2-way full-range system (12-inch 262H Differential Drive woofer, 2408H-1 compression driver operating into a 90 x 50-degree Progressive Transition™ horn)
  • MD55 2-way full-range system (15-inch 265H Differential Drive woofer, 2408H-1 compression driver operating into a 90 x 50-degree Progressive Transition horn)
  • MD7 subwoofer (2 x 18-inch 2269H Differential Drive subwoofers with four- inch, dual-voice-coil, dual-gap Vented Gap Cooling drivers)

The MD1, MD2, MD3 and MD7 ultra-high, mid-high-frequency, low-frequency and subwoofer modules can be combined to create a complete 5-way loudspeaker system that delivers extended high-frequency, high-frequency, midrange, bass and sub-bass capability, with frequency response down to 20Hz and the ability to effortlessly deliver high volume levels in large spaces. The MD1 provides frequency response from 8kHz to beyond 20kHz, the MD2 handles frequencies from 300Hz to 20kHz, while the MD3 provides frequency response from 80Hz to 300Hz and the subwoofer is capable of generating bass down to 20Hz (-10 dB). The JBL Marquis Dance Club Series MD46, MD49, MD52 and MD55 are standalone, full-range loudspeakers that can be used in a variety of room sizes and applications.

The systems feature a distinctive grille design and system appearance, making them suitable for the interior décor of highdesign club environments.

Contact an EAR product specialist today for complete system and pricing details. We can save you time, money and your piece of mind! 800-473-6914 or use our contact form.

Apple – End of Logic Pro?

Apple Moving Toward Release of Logic Pro X?

MacRumors recently reported that Apple may soon be releasing an “app” version of their music/audio authoring product Logic. Many people see this trend by Apple to be similar to the changes with their video  editing product Final Cut Pro. While many new and part time editors applauded the new price point and ease of use – professional users cried foul! As Apple grows into a much larger and consumer centric company their product mix and focus is moving away from the smaller professional user base and to the larger consumer products world.

iPads are becoming the device of choice for control and capture

EAR has many professional users loyal to the Apple platform staying with their hardware and moving to alternate professional hardware. Adobe, Avid (Digidesign) and many other companies are moving quickly to offer “cross-grade” or trade up opportunities for existing Apple Logic and Final Cut Pro users.

More about the MacRumor article:

Japanese site Macotakara reports that Apple may be finishing up work on a new version of its Logic professional audio software, with the new version being named Logic Pro X. According to a rough English translation provided alongside the original Japanese-language report, a source familiar with the status of the project appears to report that the news comes from a source involved in a “customer interview” with Apple’s Logic team.

The report indicates that Apple will be discontinuing the Soundtrack Pro component of Logic Studio with the update, which would mirror the move taken with the release of Final Cut Pro X earlier this year. Soundtrack Pro 3 had been offered with both Final Cut Studio and Logic Studio, but is no longer included as part of the Final Cut Pro X application set.

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EAR has been an Apple reseller since 1989. We have a full staff of Apple certified product and support specialists. Call today for help or great pricing with professional discounts!

Archive Solution For Audio and Video

Holy Cow!  Cache-A receives NAB Blue Ribbon award

Direct Update from the world’s most popular backup technology… We have a lot of respect for Creative Cow’s peer-to-peer support community for digital media professionals. So we are extremely pleased to hear that Cache-A received a Creative Cow Magazine Blue Ribbon Award for the category, Archive. We were very pleased that the award was picked by the Creative Cow Community  (reported by Bob Zelin, one of the most knowledgeable contributors to The Cow’s Forums).

Here’s what Bob says:

“How can you beat Cache-A? They dropped their price on the 800GB Prime-Cache LTO-4 while introducing the new, cost-effective 1500GB LTO-5-based Prime- Cache5, and they still offer the smartest LTO Archive products on the market…”

Cache-A’s mission is to make archiving easy by including all of the required hardware and software to provide a complete solution right out of the box. Archiving to us means not only, preserving the assets of digital media professionals, but providing easy access to that content at any stage in their file based workflows.

We are honored to receive Creative Cow’s Blue Ribbon Award for Archive and would like to share our professional pride with all involved in our industry. Thanks for the support.

For more details and special pricing contact one of EAR’s product specialist today! 800-473-6914 (Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm MST) or via our contact form.

1989 This Day In EAR history – Apple Reseller

This Day in EAR Company History

Aug 20th 1989, This Day In EAR history – Becoming an Apple Reseller

Over 20 years ago the process of becoming an Apple reseller was very different from today. The folks in Cupertino California were still a small upstart company, a rebel by the fledgling PC world standards. Our clients were already accepting Apple as a more creative and engaging tool than the more popular Windows desktop box.

What could you do with a Macintosh computer in 1989? Not much! With the “SE” model representing a bold new compact form factor for the computer world, musicians and home enthusiasts appreciated Apple’s graphics friendly OS and hardware.

EAR was selling MIDI based editing products and (hold on to your hat) tapeless digital audio editing! Of course this seems bizarre to  consider today – but at the end of the 1980’s tape still ruled the production world. Editing on an 8″ monochrome computer screen seemed to be from a far off planet!

The early years of computer editing were a “wait and see” process. Wait for the screen to refresh, wait for the cursor to catch up to that thing… what do you call it? Oh yeah a “mouse!”. EAR’s first digital audio editing systems sold were manufactured by Dyaxis*, one of hundreds of now extinct professional audio companies that pioneered the very powerful products we’ve grown used to today.

Fast forward to 2011 – EAR represents hundreds of both professional audio and video products lines – and yes Apple!  Our show rooms and manufacturer selections reflect the very best of contemporary technology and an appreciation for the  product lines and companies that have brought us to the amazing technology we enjoy today!

To find out more about EAR and our products and services – contact one of our product specialists today at 800-473-6914 or via our website contact form.

*Dyaxis was purchased later by Studer

This Day In EAR History July 1995

This day in EAR history… July 10th 1995

16 Years ago this month, we developed this advertisement (below) to convey a very simple message. “We can never be sure what new audio/video technology is right around the corner, but if it is useful and affordable, EAR will lead the way in enabling the technology and offering it immediately to our customers”.

As you can see, the “Symulator” concept ad was about a future hand-held device that could control audio and video transports and also be a tool for editing and displaying sound and picture. Sound familiar?

No, we didn’t invent the IPad but we did create quite a stir with some overseas companies who didn’t quite understand the “what-if?” nature of the ad and began calling us to find out how we developed this amazing device!

It was a bit of a challenge trying to explain to them that this “product” was only an example of some future idea and not something that was currently available! We were busy taking calls for weeks!

Today you can buy a number of products that bring amazing functionality to your palm. Most recently the iPad. Checkout out our coming events for personal factory visits or a personal demonstration.