SOMMER CABLE at the prolight+sound 2014 – Review


At this year’s prolight+sound SOMMER CABLE once again presented their product portfolio at a large booth. On an area greater than 100 sqm one could see many products and ideas around the topics of cables and lines, connectors and connection technology, signal processing as well as mechanical solutions for mobile and permanent installations.

The focus of attention lay on the novelties from our in-house brand CARDINAL DVM:
as of now the popular DVM 120 series is broadened by the single-channel model versions DVM-120-DIS and DVM-120-DISH. Owing to their transformers from Swedish premium maker LUNDAHL, these high-quality DI boxes offer excellent audio specs in a very compact and solid housing. Already the standard DVM-120-DIS DI box can meet the highest requirements due to very low distortions, a high headroom and an almost ideal frequency response. The high-Z version DVM-120-DISH with an input impedance of 580 kOhms (!) is perfect for musicians or technicians with very high demands. Especially in the field of acoustic music or with vintage electronic sound machines this box can put its merits in the balance – while checking it out quite a few users were baffled at hitherto unknown sounds.

All new in our portfolio are installation loudspeakers – once again from CARDINAL DVM. With only three models the compact series covers most application purposes in the installation sector.


The following models are available:
• DVM-SP06C: 6.5“ Flushmount ceiling speaker in a low-impedance and 100 V version
• DVM-SP0501: 5.25“/1“ Heavy-duty compact speaker in a low-impedance (16 ohms) and 100 V version
• DVM-SP4601: Large sound column with four 6.5“ low/mid drivers plus HF unit
The DVM-SP4601 is perfectly suitable for large rooms like e.g. school auditoriums, churches or lecturing halls, where it produces a very high SPL with an outstanding speech intelligibility.

Personal statement from Peter Rieck on the fair:
For us the prolight+sound has been the most important tradeshow in awhile both for the musical sector and also in the field of professional event engineering. This can be seen quite clearly in the large number of visitors at our booth and the many expert talks we conducted. We are highly satisfied with this year’s fair. Our new products received a very positive feedback and the visitors took our new V6 catalogue back home in piles. We are already looking forward to next year’s fair.