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Dec. 26th Newsletter | Mackie, Orban, Audessence, Denon, EV, Holiday Sale and more

Mackie VLZ4 Series Mixers Reinvents The Classics

Mackie LogoIntroducing the all-new Mackie VLZ4 line of analog compact mixers, that now include Mackie’s acclaimed Onyx mic preamps and deliver the ultimate in high-headroom, low-noise mixer design. The eight new VLZ4 models directly replace the previous VLZ3 generation models. With 25 years of continuous improvement in its wake, the comprehensive VLZ4 line includes models ranging from the affordable desktop 402VLZ4 to a choice of 4-bus effects mixers perfect for live sound work.


The inclusion of Onyx mic preamps offers a notable performance improvement over previous generations. In addition, VLZ4 features other key technologies that emphasize the broadcast-quality performance of the mixers, including custom op-amps and class-leading negative summing bus architecture. For maximum signal integrity, from every input to every output, VLZ4 is designed for the highest headroom and lowest noise possible. Plus, features like a solid steel wraparound chassis and grime-resistant sealed rotary pots ensure that VLZ4 is “Built-Like-A-Tank” and more than ready for the road.

The new VLZ4 mixers also deliver a new high-contrast, ergonomic work surface that’s great for low-light applications like clubs and studios. The bold new knobs and fader caps sit against a cockpit-inspired work surface with a black powder-coat finish providing the contrast needed for easy control identification.

For more information on Mackie, contact us at info@daleproaudio.com or call 888.462.7828.

Orban Optimod 8600FM - The New Clear Starts Here!

Orban Audio LogoOPTIMOD-FM 8600 ($9342) is Orban's flagship processor. Featuring versatile five-band and two-band processing for both analog FM transmission and digital media, the 8600 provides the industry's most consistent sound, track-to-track and source-to-source. This consistency allows you to create a sonic signature for your station with the assurance that your signature will stay locked in, uniquely branding your sound.

8600FMDramatically improved peak limiter technology decreases distortion while increasing transient punch and high frequency power handling capacity. Compared to the FM-channel peak limiter in OPTIMOD-FM 8500, the new peak limiter typically provides 2.5 to 3 dB more power at high frequencies, which minimizes audible HF loss caused by pre-emphasis limiting. Drums and percussion cut through the mix. Highs are airy. "Problem material" that used to cause audible distortion is handled cleanly.

While this design offers about the same loudness as 8500 processing, its main goal is to make FM analog broadcasts more competitive with the cleanliness, punch, and open high frequencies of the digital media against which FM analog transmissions now battle. The FM loudness wars represent 20th-century thinking; in the 21st century, the new competition is digital media. Thanks to its fresh, crisp sound, the 8600 helps level the playing field between analog FM and its ever more aggressive digital-only competitors.

For more information on Orban, contact us at info@daleproaudio.com or call 888.462.7828.

Dale Welcomes Audessence - Radio Processors that Break Price Barriers!

Audessence LogoAudessence designs, manufactures and sells trouble-free audio processing and radio products to make life easier for broadcast professionals. Whether you are just starting out with a brand new station, or a seasoned pro with years of experience already under your belt, you'll love the features and ease of use Audessence offers. Every audio product Audessence ships is also tested with program material to make sure it will work instantly out of the box and will sound every bit as good as it should.

PodBlasterThe PodBlaster ($1140) is an entry-level digital audio processor that provides professional level control at a breakthrough price point. Desiged for podcasters, broadcast studios, news booths and program production applications, the PodBlaster can also be used for dual ('main' and 'guest') microphone processing. Analogue and digital inputs and outputs, GUI set-up via USB and no fewer than nine pre-set audio profiles along with 'Easy-Mode' GUI make for easy set-up for exactly the right results, even for beginners.

ALPS-2Adding comprehensive front-panel control features, the ALPS-2 audio leveler ($2749) is ideally suited to dynamic operating environments, such as outside broadcasts, where instant local adjustment of sound parameters may be required. A front-panel jog-wheel and LCD display provide intuitive simplicty with gain-reduction metering giving direct feedback to the user.

For more information on Audessence, contact us at info@daleproaudio.com or call 888.462.7828.

Electro-Voice ZLX Series - The Nation's Best Selling Powered PA Speaker

Electro-Voice LogoElectro-Voice's ZLX combines decades of proven pro-audio engineering know-how with a bold new look and user-friendly features that give you an extraordinary amount of control over your sound – all with the renowned EV quality and reliability that pros trust.

ZLXPowered 12-inch ($399) and 15-inch ($499) two-way versions are perfect for use as either mains or monitors, and provide a high quality, lightweight solution for musicians, DJs, and performers looking for more from a portable loudspeaker.

Both models include an LCD display and unique single-knob DSP control with presets, as well as input level meters and independent amplifier control. A custom built 1000-W Class D Amplifier offers best-in-class sound, and a lightweight super-durable composite construction with a unique hi/lo grip design allows for effortless pole-mounting and portability.

For more information on Electro-Voice, contact us at info@daleproaudio.com or call 888.462.7828.

New Media Players from Denon Professional

Denon LogoDenon Professional continues to provide contractors and broadcasters with reliable, feature-packed tools for media playback. Here's a look at their newest offerings that are now shipping:

DN-700CThe Denon DN-700C ($899) is designed to be fully functional as a Broadcast/Professional Installation quality network CD and media player with the option of multiple audio sources. Housed in a 1RU rack-mountable chassis, the DN-700C Network Media / CD Player’s core features are focused on true audio source versatility and immediate access to pro performance and high-quality audio at the touch of a button. A front panel USB port for mass storage devices and iPod® playback allows connectivity to the latest sources of music files including .wav, .mp3, .wma, .aiff, .m4a & .aac formats, and a slot-loading CD mechanism provides playback of mp3 CDs and CD-DA (.cda).

DN-501CIntroducing the DN-501C, ($649) a broadcast–grade CD/USB/Media Player, further bolstering the 500-series – the new face of workhorse, affordable A/V products for professional installation by Denon Professional. Conveniently tooled in a space- saving 1 RU chassis, the DN-501C further emphasizes Denon Pro’s commitment to providing professional feature-rich installation products, at affordable prices, to the contracting industry. With a bright, highly visible OLED display, a slot-in CD Data drive and USB port for media playback, and pitch and master key control, the 501C lends itself to a myriad of applications from FOH sound, to broadcast, to fitness/dance and beyond.

Now available at an incredible price, the DN-C640 ($529) is, at its heart, a full featured, rack-mounted network CD player. With a combination of flexible file formats, network control, and comprehensive inputs and outputs, this machine takes the “CD player” concept to new heights.
Denon DN-C640Not only can the DN-C640 decode a host of compressed and uncompressed digital audio files from CD or DVD data discs, it gives the end-user the unique ability to stream any of those files from a server or computer, as long as it is accessible via a network. Any application from background music, to meeting recording playback, to small radio stations will benefit greatly from this unique feature.

Dale is offering the DN-C640 at the deeply discounted price of $529, but don't wait long as supplies are limited!

For more information on Denon Professional, please contact us at info@daleproaudio.com or call 888.462.7828.

Dale's Holiday 2013 Sale Ending Soon!

Black Friday DealsSave 10% sitewide through December 31st on orders over $100! 
Enter coupon code holiday2013 at checkout to claim your 10% savings*.  

We've also got incredible savings on products from Sound Ideas, Beesneez, Black Lion Audio, Sennheiser, and much more.

Save an additional 10% off incredibly discounted gear in our Clearance section using coupon code holiday2013! Inventory is very limited so act now to before these deals are gone!

Click HERE to view all of the Holiday 2013 deals!

*****Coupon code expires December 31st, 2013. Discount available on purchases through www.daleproaudio.com. Please note that certain restrictions apply, not all offers can be combined, and not all products are eligible for the blackfriday2013 coupon. That means that some of the brands we love (such as BAE, Sound Devices, Lectrosonics, Neumann, Apogee, among others) are not eligible for the 10% discount.

Dale and InMusic keep giving away gear - Free Stuff Friday continues!

Free Stuff FridayWhat could be better than paying NOTHING for some really cool professional audio gear?! Dale Pro Audio has partnered with inMusic to give away one item every 2 weeks, to create an event we're calling: FREE STUFF FRIDAY!

Our last contest ended December 20th, and we gave away an M-Audio Keystation 49es! Our current contest runs through January 3rd, 2014 and one lucky winner will receive a copy of Reggaeton Instrumento Virtual!

There's no purchase necessary to enter this contest, making a purchase does not increase your odds of winning, and all you need to do is enter to win on our Facebook page.

For more information on Free Stuff Friday, contact us at info@daleproaudio.com or call 888.462.7828.

Dale's Holiday Hours for New Years Day 2014

Dale Pro AudioIn observance of New Years, Dale's offices and warehouse will be closed Wednesday, January 1st 2014. We will re-open Thursday January 2nd.
In-stock orders placed after 3:00 pm Tuesday December 31st will be processed on Thursday January 2nd..

On behalf of the entire Dale Pro Audio organization, we'd like to wish all of our customers and vendors a wonderful and safe holiday and new year.

Dale Pro Audio | Phone: 888.462.7828 | Fax: 212.475.1169 | Email: info@daleproaudio.com

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