Harman brands showcasing new products at PLASA Focus Leeds

Harman UK distributor Sound Technology will demonstrate new products from JBL Professional, Crown and Soundcraft – plus Harman’s Connected PA system – on its stand N-A11 at PLASA Focus Leeds, which opens tomorrow.

The company’s Connected PA concept, which was first announced at the NAMM Show in January and received its European debut at ISE, will be shown to UK customers for the first time at the Royal Armouries Museum.

The recently-released Soundcraft Ui24 forms the heart of the Connected PA ecosystem, together with JBL PRX800 loudspeakers, microphones & mic adaptors from AKG and dbx’s Di1 direct box. The Connected PA App then brings the system together.

Soundcraft has recently released v6.3 software for the Vi Series which adds Harman’s vMix automated microphone mixing, and the ability to control input channel processing from the master Vistonics screen. Visitors to the show will be able to try v6.3 on the Vi2000 console (pictured, above).

Soundcraft has also announced a firmware update which doubles the processing capability of the Si Impact console from 40 to 80 channels. The update is being released alongside two new Mini Stageboxes, the 32i and 16i, which provide 32 and 16 remote Studer mic preamps respectively.

Crown’s CDi DriveCore installation amplifiers (pictured, below) – which use Harman’s DriveCore technology – will also be on display at the show. The multichannel amplifiers include DSP, low and high impedance outputs and the option of BLU link digital inputs, providing simplified wiring when used with BSS Soundweb and other BLU link-enabled devices.

Announced at Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt last month, the JBL EON ONE Pro is a portable personal linear-array PA system that features Bluetooth audio, an eight-channel mixer and a rechargeable lithium battery that lasts six hours. The system is designed for gigging musicians and DJs, educators, fitness studios, corporate environments and more.