Might Bright: XtraFlex Duet2 Music Light

The Old Joke About Getting A Guitar Player to turn down by putting a chart in front of him could be due to the fact that charts can be pretty difficult to read in dim light. That’s why the Duet2 ($39 retail/$24 street) is a real lifesaver for those times when you have to follow the map to get through “Around Midnight” or some other chord-infested classic. Clipped onto the top of your music stand, the Duet’s twin gooseneck mounted LED heads can be exactly positioned to illuminate two pages of sheet music. You can also adjust the lighting intensity on each head via independent switches that select one or two LED operation. The highly flexible goosenecks coil tightly for stashing in a gig bag or guitar case, and the unit is powered by three AAA batteries or the included AC adapter. A companion product is the Pedal Board Light ($34 retail/street price N/A), which features one head with white LEDs and another head with red LEDs to provide subtle illumination of your stompboxes on
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KUDOS Compact. Very bright. Flexible heads let you put light where it’s needed.
CONCERNS Alligator-style clip should be padded on both contact points.
CONTACT Mighty Bright, (800) 922-3233; mightybright.com


Accusound Silver Studio Pro

The Silver Studio Pro ($69 Street) Offers superior signal conductivity via its dual electro- plated-silver copper conductors, and excellent immunity to RFI and EMI noise thanks to a braided copper shield in which the individual strands are electro-plated with 99.9 percent pure silver. The 12-foot cable we tested also has an audiophile-grade low-loss polypropylene insulator and a tough, braided outer jacket for durability and coiling ease. The rugged Amphenol connectors sport goldplated brass plugs, and the joints are silversoldered for extra strength. Accusound reportedly uses a proprietary winding process to control electromagnetic fields and phase distortion, and the capacitance is “tuned” to obtain a flat frequency response. Whatever is going on, the Silver Studio Pro is a sweet sounding cable that’s crisp and well balanced from top to bottom. We’ve used it quite a lot lately in our gear tests and found it lends a richness to overdriven tones and a touch of warmth to cleaner sounds, and just has a great sense of presentation that makes everything sound a little more detailed and open. A fine cable for a cool price.

KUDOS Excellent sonic detail. Nicely made.
CONTACT Accusound,(508) 894-0004; accusoundcablecompany.com