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january 2014

Reference-Level Audio
Sennheiser’s HD 800 is a dynamic, audiophile-quality headphone with an open, circumaural design in an updated body. Featuring an extremely large driver for improved low-frequency response, the HD 800 includes technology that allows it to overcome any potential resonances created by such large drivers in the highs.
More info: sennheiser.com

Magnifico Magnetico
Eastman Guitars has debuted the Schertler Magnetico AG6 acoustic soundhole pickup. The AG6 features active multi-coil technology with six separated coils and magnets with one preamp each.
More info: schertler.com

Yamaha’s MOXF series includes the latest MOTIF XF sounds, effects and the ability to add a flash board slot for further expandability options. The 88-key graded-hammer-action MOXF8 and 61-key semi-weighted-action MOXF6 come with 741MB Wave ROM, 3,977 waveforms and 128-note polyphony, with up to 1GB of flash board sample expansion.
More info: usa.yamaha.com

Low Punch
Sonor has launched its limited-edition Sunset kit featuring German beechwood, which produces a warm, balanced tone with low-frequency punch. Handmade in Germany, the kit features a transparent red over a birdseye maple veneer.
More info: sonor.com

Optimized Playback
Mackie’s MRmk3 Powered Studio Monitors are acoustically optimized to enhance the mixing, monitoring and multimedia experience in any home or project studio. Optimizing features include an enhanced waveguide system for a wider sweet spot and custom-tuned rear porting for smooth, extended bass response. The line includes the 8-inch MR8mk3, 6.5-inch MR6mk3 and 5.25-inch MR5mk3 studio monitors, and the MR10Smk3 studio subwoofer.
More info: mackie.com

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