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NEWS New super-charged li-ion battery T he TYC-2S is a new high power, 130Wh Li-ion battery, distributed in Europe by Ianiro International. Developed by T&Y, the V-mount battery is ruggedly built and comes complete with a protective carry case. Like most current professional models, the TYC-2S features a d-tap out to power essential accessories, such as sound recording equipment or on-camera lighting. The products long life (with over 500 cycles), intelligent circuit control protection and 4-step LED charge indicator make it an ideal broadcast system. Accompanying the battery is TYC-2S a new dual charger, capable of re-charging two V-mount batteries at the same time as outputting 50W from its standard XLR port. The system is very lightweight at only 1.4kg, making it an excellent choice for use on location. High capacity batteries still carry premium pricing despite the fact that V-mount batteries are no longer restricted to broadcast use. DSLRs and small cameras are nowadays being accessorized with a multitude of electrical components so a reliable, durable 130Wh battery at this price will be very welcome in the market. Said Nick Allen-Miles of Ianiro International. The battery and dual charger each retail for under £129 excluding Vat, making them amongst the most competitively priced products on the market. www.ianirouk.com Adding to the sound roster C astleford-based The Chairworks, the north of England’s largest residential recording studio complex, has bought two more Prism Sound ADA-8XR multi-channel AD/DA converters to add to its growing roster of the units. “We’ve got six now,” comments Studio Manager Ryan Jarvis. “We have 32 in 64 out, and everyone who comes here uses them and comments that Prism Sound are the best converters they’ve ever heard.” Rio scores big with DPA microphones The Chairworks has invested heavily in its facilities recently and is proud of the fact that its 96 channels of immaculate Prism Sound ADA-8XR conversion help artists to capture their performances perfectly through a large selection of first class microphones and vintage pre-amps. Recent credits include ex Beautiful South members Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbot’s What Have We Become, Skindred’s Kill the Power, British Steam Power, and even the entire Grimethorpe Brass Band. W www.prismsound.com hen Spanish tenor and conductor Plácido Domingo took to the stage for the Concert in Rio, honoring the close of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, television audiences received a crystal clear sound thanks to DPA Microphones d:dicate Recording Microphones. With the entire world watching, Grammy® Award- winner Jesse Lewis, audio producer for the live international broadcast of the concert, knew he needed reliable microphones for the broadcast of the performance, which was aired live from the massive arena. He turned to DPA Microphones for its range of d:dicate mics, including the 4006 Omnidirectional, 4011 Cardioid and 4041 Large Diaphragm solutions. www.dpamicrophones.com 12 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 92 AUGUST 2014 TV-BAY092AUG14.indd 12 08/08/2014 15:23