The Avantone MixCubes are shielded, full-range mini reference monitors. Their design is inspired by the legacy of the 5C Sound Cubes used in virtually all-major studios for the last 25 years.Application: Active Recording / Mixdown MonitorsEngineering Objective: The Avantone Active Mixcubes are designed to be high-resolution, full-range powered mini-reference monitors for fixed or remote locations. The secondary engineering facet was to create a timeless design that compliments a single full-range transducer.Performance Objective: Studios primarily use 2-way & 3-way larger monitors designed to represent a wide range reference viewpoint at higher listening levels. However, in this newly developing age of High Definition Audio, there is still a need to also hear what your mix will sound like when played back over small ´´bass-challenged” systems such as televisions, clock radios, computers, car stereos, iPod docking stations, etc. It is important to make mixing judgments based partially on listening to reference monitors that will not impart tonal anomalies caused by crossovers or inferior full range drivers. Particular attention is always paid to the critical mid-range vocal/guitar/keyboard areas. This is where having a full-range monitor without a crossover is truly revealing. Ten months of R&D comparative listening & tweaking went into the voicing of the AVANTONE MixCubes. The result is a very smooth sounding, full range upgrade from the original 5C Sound Cubes. Listening tests reveal that the MixCubes have a smooth, more open, transparent top end response with extended bass while maintaining their basic original character.Cabinet Design: The original 5C Sound Cubes™ were made of ½” particleboard covered with a glue-on wood grain contact paper. We chose to use thicker, denser MDF board because of its high rigidity and inherent low-resonance characteristics. We started with a 165mm (6 1/2) sealed cube design with radiused edges. We then chose an elegant Polyurethane high gloss ´´RETRO-CREAM” finish. The originals had either screws or on later models plastic binding posts mounted on a recessed plastic cup. We upgraded to high-end nickel plated, machined solid metal binding posts (Dual banana spacing) mounted on a black anodized ,milled and silk-screened aluminum terminal plate. Next we added a 7mm thick neoprene pad embedded into the base of the cabinet to serve as a skid-resistant acoustic isolator. Additionally, for creative mounting situations, we recessed an industry standard 5/8”-27 mic stand mount into the base.Driver Design: The originals were a basic 5” stamped frame design. We designed a proprietary 5.25” die cast aluminum frame driver/cone assembly to exceed the performance of the originals. The mounting bezel is then polished for an elegant appearance. The paper cone, chosen for its musical character, is custom designed & crafted using the finest New Zealand pulp with mica fibers added for lighter weight & rigidity. The cloth surround is made in Japan to exacting uniform thickness tolerances. The Top Plate and T-Yoke of driver are made of Sumitomo 1008 low carbon steel enabling the highest modeled flux density in the gap. The magnets are Y- 40 GRADE (MIL-SPEC) yielding a 43oz. High Power-low distortion motor structure.Amplifier Design: We designed the amp module from the ground up to be a true professional-grade amplifier. It incorporates ´´overkill” concepts in component selection as well as safety. The result is a ´´no-compromise” amp with robust headroom characteristics that will rival the performance of much higher priced studio rack mount amps.
By many measures - commonsensical or statistical - the United States has not been more divided politically or economically in the last hundred years than it is now. How have we gone from the striking bipartisan cooperation and relative economic equality of the war years and post-war period to the extreme inequality and savage partisan divisions of today? In this sweeping look at American politics from the Depression to the present, Doug McAdam and Karina Kloos argue that party politics alone is not responsible for the mess we find ourselves in. Instead, it was the ongoing interaction of social movements and parties that, over time, pushed Democrats and Republicans toward their ideological margins, undermining the post-war consensus in the process. The Civil Rights struggle and the white backlash it provoked reintroduced the centrifugal force of social movements into American politics, ushering in an especially active and sustained period of movement/party dynamism, culminating in today´s tug of war between the Tea Party and Republican establishment for control of the GOP. In Deeply Divided, McAdam and Kloos depart from established explanations of the conservative turn in the United States and trace the roots of political polarization and economic inequality back to the shifting racial geography of American politics in the 1960s. Angered by Lyndon Johnson´s more aggressive embrace of civil rights reform in 1964, Southern Dixiecrats abandoned the Democrats for the first time in history, setting in motion a sustained regional realignment that would, in time, serve as the electoral foundation for a resurgent and increasingly more conservative Republican Party.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric Jason Martin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021433/bk_adbl_021433_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Civilization exists by geologic consent, subject to change without notice. The land beneath Yellowstone´s caldera is hot. Huffing and puffing. Moving, stretching, and bulging. Everything has a boiling point. Yellowstone has reached the point of no return.The Yellowstone Series, a new disaster thriller from critically acclaimed author Bobby Akart, takes the listener on a thrill ride as a cataclysmic event of extinction-level proportions ticks away like a time bomb, awaiting its moment. Millions of people visit the Yellowstone National Park every year, blissfully unaware they are on top of the greatest killer man has ever known - the Yellowstone supervolcano.Volcanoes are the Earth´s way of letting off steam. Deep beneath the surface of the planet, excess heat builds up, and it seeks a way to vent. Like an overcrowded bus on a sweltering summer day, the overheated magma stews in its own madness, eventually allowing pent-up frustrations to boil over until it releases its fury - its Inferno - upon the world above.Yellowstone is not an ordinary volcano. It is an extraordinary killer that will show itself in due time.The eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano will be more than a spectacle to grab our attention. It will be the end of the world as we know it.About the Yellowstone SeriesVolcanoes are the Earth´s way of letting off steam. While most people look at volcanic eruptions as natural disasters, the fact of the matter is without them, the Earth would explode. Deep beneath the surface of the planet, excess heat builds up, finding a way to vent. Like an overcrowded bus on a hot summer day, the overheated magma stews in its own madness, allowing pent-up frustrations to boil over, until it releases its fury - its hellfire - upon the world above.Yellowstone is the most potentially explosive, violent, deadly, active volcano on our planet, and scientists agree, a cata 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Abernathy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/128591/bk_acx0_128591_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
PRIMER FOR THE SPIRAL POLITIC (POST-WAR EDITION)1: FACTION PARADOX. Era: Non-specific. Technology: Post-linear (subtle), time-active. Even before the outbreak of the ´War in Heaven´, Faction Paradox was regarded as the most unpredictable (and opportunistic) of the time-active powers. Aware of the precarious nature of history - but under no obligation to protect it - while the other Great Houses were still attempting to uphold a ´´universal order”, the Faction was following its own, far more ambiguous, protocols. Ruthless, secretive and at times difficult to understand, it’s hardly surprising that the Faction should have eventually found itself under siege from its rival powers.... Written by Lawrence Miles. Directed by Nigel Fairs. Post Production and Music by Nigel Fairs. Produced by Bill Baggs. Suzanne Proctor (Cousin Justine), Ellis Pike (Godfather Morlock), Caroline Burns-Cook (Lolita), Emma Kilbey (Cousin Eliza & Godmother Quelch), Nigel Fairs (Lord Ruthven & General Kine), Linda Bartram (The Voice). A full-cast audio drama. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Suzanne Proctor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbvp/000008/bk_bbvp_000008_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The R80 features a custom 6.8-inch Air Motion Transformer (AMT) tweeter that responds to the subtlest waveforms and the highest frequencies. This allows you to hear the ´´air” and the greater sense of space that is characteristic of audiophile recordings. The R series’ transparent and highly accurate sound makes them ideal for use in both commercial and home recording studios as well as broadcast and post-production environments.Features- 2-way active AMT design provides articulate high-frequency response and wide stereo imaging- Custom-designed, 6.8-inch, AMT ribbon tweeter responds to the subtlest waveforms and the highest frequencies- 8-inch Kevlar LF driver provides transparent mid- and low-frequency reproduction for clean sound and punchy bass- Balanced XLR and ¼-inch TRS plus unbalanced RCA inputs provide flexibility for seamless integration into any environment- Acoustic Space settings (Linear, -1.5 dB, -3 dB, -6 dB) compensate for room placement- Biamped 150W RMS (LF = 100W, HF = 50W), Class D power amplifier with switching power supply- RF interference, output current limiting, over temperature, turn-on/off transient, and subsonic filter protection- Energy Conservation Mode (with enable/disable) lowers standby power to - External mains fuse- Internal power supply with IEC connector
This bundle contains the basic information you need to understand the organic process known as mеnораuѕе, considered ´´a nаturаl phase in еvеrу mature woman´s lіfе that marks the end of her fertile, reproductive years, and the start of a new stage in which we no longer need to worry about menstrual cramps, PMS, birth control, and other female inconveniences.” While some women consider it a blessing, others do not because it can affect our physical and mental functions negatively but only if not properly treated.Apart from helping our females listeners improve their lives, the purpose of this book is to expose the ignorance of what we consider the most common menopause myths of all times, believed by many despite the fact of being based on erroneous (and even absurd) beliefs.Myth 1: Menopause is an illness: Certainly not! Menopause is a natural phase in life that affects all women in their 40s and 50s. It is not an illness or disease. Myth 2: Menopause is the end of a woman´s productive life: This is completely false! Actually, a large percentage of the 50 million North American women currently facing menopause and post-menopause are active, productive workers.Myth 3: Menopause means ´´the end is near”: Totally wrong! According to the US Census, average female life expectancy is presently around 80, with many women living in their 80s and 90s. Therefore, when women reach menopause, they often still have several decades of life ahead of them. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Becky Boyd, Berna Vermont. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/126204/bk_acx0_126204_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Do you have no idea how to get traffic to your blog? You have a blog and are active on social media. You post often - okay, most of the time.... To be really honest, you haven’t posted anything worthwhile in a long time. It’s just so hard to keep a consistent flow of content going on a daily or weekly basis. You found inspiration today and created a masterpiece, but there is no way you can repeat that weekly. You need some sort of strategy to make it work. This is what this book is all about: giving you a plan not only to create your content but also to automate the publishing. By the end of this content creation strategy guide, you will know the best way to: Plan for great content Create quality content Use scheduling tools to automate your publishing and make engagement easy Use content scheduling Use content automation Use content writing tips 1. Language: English. Narrator: Luke Hannafin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/117629/bk_acx0_117629_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Oscar-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss has spent nearly five decades on the stage and silver screen. However, through his longtime interest in political and social activism, Dreyfuss has emerged as a leading voice in the area of civic engagement and active citizenship, earning posts at St. Antony´s College, the University of Oxford, and the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles ACLU Foundation. Just what are the responsibilities of citizens in a democratic society? Are civic roles in government and everyday life inherent, or do they need to be formally taught? Finally, what are the consequences of letting civic accountability wane? Michael Kramer is a veteran political journalist, formerly serving as chief political correspondent for Time magazine and political editor of New York Magazine. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Kramer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/nsty/000118/sp_nsty_000118_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Cathee is an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She has suffered from severe post-traumatic stress disorder for several years. During a vacation with her four year old daughter to Topeka, Kansas, she meets Garrett, a widowed therapist. He hopes Cathee will let him help her work through her issues, but her past has come back to haunt her. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Olsen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/006131/bk_acx0_006131_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.