IBC: Big changes for TC Electronic Clarity X

TC Electronic has announced a number of changes to its Clarity X multi-format monitoring system at the annual IBC show in Amsterdam, where it is exhibiting on the HHB Communications stand.

It has been revealed that the company plans to release a new MADI version of the system in response to user request.

At the same time, TC Electronic is changing the Clarity X pricing structure to a license-based concept that decreases the starting price point significantly from $7,000 to $4,200. A number of features are now available as optional licenses. For instance, 7.1 surround is optional, but Clarity X will still run 5.1 surround as default, and AES channel 9-16 also becomes optional along with other selected features.

Another request from audio professionals has been support for 96 kHz. This is now becoming a reality with a new, free software update that also includes multiple sweetspots, dose meter for headphones and SPL on headphones. It also introduces an improved speaker calibration process as well as improved SPL calculation.

The software update and MADI version of Clarity X is available October 2015.