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!

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

ASU Chooses EAR for Katzin Hall

Arizona State University Chooses EAR for Katzin Hall Upgrade

When Arizona State University decided to upgrade the audio recording system in prestigious Katzin Concert Hall to  meet latest standards for digital recording, they turned to EAR Professional Audio/Video.  It was necessary for the installation to occur on a tight schedule,since Katzin is one of the most used performance halls in the complex.

This 350-seat theater opens into a beautiful fountain courtyard and houses a nine-foot a Hamburg Steinway, an American Steinway, and a Bösendorfer Imperial grand piano. Primarily used for solo and chamber music recitals, the hall provides a warm acoustical atmosphere with a maple-paneled stage, multi-faceted walls, and an acoustically engineered billowed ceiling. This environment required a high performance, unobtrusive, yet flexible state of the art microphone solution. ASU turned to John Gibson at EAR to design the new system realizing they needed professional results and flexibility for future plans.

Schoeps CMXY Compact=

Schoeps CMXY Compact Stereo Microphone

EAR installed a Schoeps CM X/Y series stereo microphone in addition to a pair of Schoeps CCM compact sub-cardioid microphones to achieve the results.  These microphones are compact in size, and provide highly precise sound reproduction with very balanced off axis response characteristics that will help recreate the live performance experience of Katzin hall on recordings.

Plans are in the works to upgrade the hall’s acoustics and possibly add automated broadcast quality HD camera systems . The ASU Music building complex has ongoing demands for video and audio  recordings in all four performance venues.  Media management is a strong part of their future and EAR looks forward to the opportunity to help provide an integrated solution that further compliments this first phase of production quality enhancement at ASU.

EAR is proud to help Arizona State and many other national and local professional audio and video venues with new systems and upgrades to existing facilities.

Pro Tools|HD Native Upgrades

Trade in your legacy hardware – Pro Tools|HD Native Upgrades

If this seems like a special offer out of the way-back machine, you are correct. This special originally ran at the first of this year (2011) and has been extended through June. It’s a great chance to trade in your aging Pro Tools hardware for cash credit! This may be the last chance to get some trade in bucks out of your old Digidesign gear. NOTE: See the new products as the factory road show May 12th, register now.

Pro Tools|HD Native Exchange
With this two-part promotion, customers who own any legacy PCI-based system, including Pro Tools 3, Pro Tools|24, Pro Tools|24 Mix family, or Pro Tools|HD PCI systems, now have a money-saving opportunity to work on today’s high-performance PCIe-based desktop computers by exchanging their existing system to a Pro Tools|HD Native PCIe core system at 54% off. Owners of legacy Pro Tools PCI-based systems also have the option of using their existing PCI cards with a supported Magma PCIe-to-PCIx chassis. Alternatively, owners of Mbox (any) and 00x family products can upgrade to Pro Tools|HD Native and HD OMNI or HD I/O and save up to 16%.  – Call an EAR product specialist for special pro pricing and save on sales tax too!

Gain Savings and Control with the Pro Tools+Mbox Pro and Artist Control Bundle
With the Pro Tools + Mbox Pro and Artist Control bundle promotion, customers get the best-sounding FireWire interface on the market, the industry’s leading music and audio production software, and the hottest small-format control surface—all bundled together at savings of $266 (USD, versus cost of purchasing separately). For customers looking to get better sound and control of their mixes, there’s never been a better time to act!

Call an EAR product specialist for special pro pricing and save on sales tax too! EAR has been the Southwests most experienced Avid/Digidesign reseller since 1990. Great advice, pricing and people.