The newest Photosonix model with the most features. Top of the line, professional quality, with 100 easy to use relaxation, meditation, sleep, learning, energize, visualize, entertainment and specialty performance sessions. And room for downloading 100 more sessions. Also new in the session selections area are convenient search and find session categories and very easily adjustable thumbwheel volume and intensity controls. AudioStrobe* compatible, microphone input with volume control and much more. For more details and the list of the 50 built-in Nova Pro relaxation sessions see Nova Pro 100 and Nova Pro 100 Session library. * AudioStrobe is a registered trademark of Tamas labs.
With more sessions, more storage and more new features, the Nova Pro 100 is the latest in what Light&Sound Technology can offer. 100 relaxation, meditation, sleep, learning, energize, visualize, entertainment and specialty performance sessions and... room for 100 more. Downloadable, two user ready. It also includes Light/Sound Designer and the Fun&Games sessions for downloading with free Light/Sound Librarian software. Note: upgrades from Nova Pro and Galaxy Pro to Nova Pro 100 are available until March 31, 1999
The Nova Pro 100
Redefining the high end of Light&Sound technology, at an affordable price.
The top of the line, professional quality machine has 100 easy to use relaxation, meditation, sleep, learning, energizing, visualization, entertainment and specialty sessions.
Room for downloading up to 100 more sessions.
Sessions organized in categories for easier selection. Convenient thumbwheel adjustment of volume and intensity.
AudioStrobe* compatible, microphone input with volume control and much more.
Nova Pro 100 features:
100 Built-in sessions: Including the 50 Nova Pro sessions, the 10 quick mood change sessions from the Muse# and 40 new sessions.
How it works: Sessions are organized in 8 categories: relax, meditate, sleep, learn, energize, visualize, entertain and special.
Sessions are selected by selecting a category then a session within the category (so you don't have to wade through 100 sessions every time).
In any category, the selection process proceeds through the built-in sessions, then through any downloaded sessions in that category.
Download capability: room for 100 downloaded sessions (or a total of 1000 session segments).
How it works: Downloaded sessions are given a category at download time, a single download can be 1 to 25 sessions in any one category.
The downloaded session index is automatically reorganized to keep the sessions sorted in the intended categories, no matter what the order of download.
AudioStrobe compatible: AudioStrobe (licensed from Tamas Laboratories) is a registered Trademark of Tamas Laboratories in Germany, who holds the German patent on the technology.
How it works: Signals are recorded on a music CD at a high, inaudible frequency, to control the lights in a light/sound system.
An Audio Strobe decoder detects these signals and uses them to drive the lights of a light/sound system, absolutely in sync with the music. Audio Strobe CDs are available from MindCare Mind Body Care.
Just connect your CD player to the external input of the Nova Pro 100, and play the CD, with your headphones and glasses connected to the Nova Pro 100 normally, for an amazing AudioStrobe experience. For best results, do this while no session is running on the Nova Pro 100.
Session run time: A session may be run at 1/2 to 2 (in steps of 1/4) times its designed time. The 3 digit display can display up to 4 hours of run time; however, downloaded sessions may be designed to run much longer than this -- the maximum possible run time is over 100 days.
Pitch: The Nova Pro 100 pitch is extended two octaves at the low end, to 16 hertz (a total of 14 new pitches). The total pitch range is 16Hz to 960Hz, 6 octaves of the just scale, 7 notes/octave. Also, the pitch 2 relative to pitch 1 mode is extended to cover P1 minus 1 to 15 hertz, as well as the P1 plus 1 to 15 hertz provided on the Nova Pro. The low frequencies have a very powerful effect with the standard headphones, for even stronger effects you can use more expensive headphones. We have used the Sony MDR-V6, available at around $79.00, with good results .
Frequency range: Stimulation frequency is also extended downward by two octaves, from one hertz to 1/4 hertz. Three new frequencies, 3/4, 1/2 and 1/4 hertz (only three frequencies, but it is two octaves). Frequencies go in steps of 1/4 hertz through 2 hertz, 1/2 hertz through 10 hertz, 1 hertz through 20 hertz and 2 hertz through 42 hertz. The Schumann resonance at 7.83 hertz is also included.
Duty cycle, Phase: Duty cycle control from 1/8 to 7/8 in steps of 1/8 is provided. There are six selectable phasing relationships between the four stimulation channels (two eyes, two ears) in the pulsed tones. Light phase is also controllable in the binaural beat modes.
Tone selection: There are 7 sound tones, utilizing the two frequencies F1 and F2 and pitches P1 and P2.
·PFr, pulsed frequency. Pitch P1 is pulsed at frequency F1. The pulsed tones provide a beep beep sound at the selected frequency F1 while the lights are blinking at the F1 rate.
·PSu, pulsed surf. A surf sound is pulsed at frequency F1.
·PCh, a pulsed chord with controllable chord separation from a minor third to a full octave.
·bb, binaural beats sends different pitches to two ears (pitch P1 to the left ear, Pitch P1 plus frequency F1 to the right ear) and the sound source direction detection mechanism in your auditory system picks up the difference frequency F1, while the lights blink at the F1 rate.
·bbS, binaural beats with surf, a soothing surf sound is the background for binaural beats.
·dbb, in dual binaural beats there are four tone generators running at once, the left ear receives pitches P1 and P2 mixed together, the right ear receives pitch (P1+F1) mixed with pitch (P2+F2). This gives two binaural beat ranges at the same time, and provides for monaural beat possibilities.
·dSb, dual monaural beats, Monaural beats occur when two closely spaced pitches are mixed in the same ear, beats are heard at the difference of the pitches. The dual monaural beat tone, new and unique to the Nova Pro 100 , sends P1 and P1+F1 to the left ear, creating monaural beats at F1, and P2 and P2+F2 to the right ear, creating monaural beats at F2. In addition, the left eye lights blink at the F1 rate, the right eye lights at the F2 rate, for a true dual stimulation frequency experience.
Two user ports: ports for two simultaneous users (Headphone/glasses combinations are available at a special price for the second user). The drive circuitry handles the second user with no degradation from one user performance.
Four system control choices. The Nova Pro 100 synthesized stimulation can be controlled by a selected built-in session or downloaded session, manually from the keyboard, or remotely via a COM port connection from a computer. When the system is in manual mode it accepts commands from both the keyboard and the COM port.
Ramps (gradual changes in frequency and pitch -- yes, we ramp pitch) can now be commanded in the manual mode, from the keyboard or the COM port. Specify a ramp time (up to 10 minutes), specify the target frequencies and pitches (two of each in the dual binaural beat and dual monaural beat tones), and command the ramp to start. The frequency and pitch display follows the ramp to three digit accuracy or to 1/8 hertz as it progresses.
Microphone input with volume control is provided for voiceover during a session. A balanced input amplifier with 1% resistors for noise cancellation accepts dynamic mikes, or electret mikes with their own power source, with 1/8 inch mono connectors. We have used the Radio Shack 33-2001A dynamic mike, and the 33-1060 electret mike with good results.
Gentle on/gentle off, sessions start with a gradual volume and intensity ramp up to selected levels, and end with a gentle ramp down to off.
Battery saving Automatic shutdown with user disable is provided.
Personal Preference Program setting capability.
Remaining Session time display.
Session pause feature.
Sine wave sound with pitch ramping.
Programming capability, full user programming capability from a PC computer.
Thumbwheel controls, the system provides convenient thumbwheel potentiometer control of sound volume and light intensity, the same volume and intensity for each of the two users.
New glasses drive circuit provides positive control over the current through the glasses, four circuits for the right and left sides for the two pairs of glasses, with 1% resistors for current matching. The Nova Pro 100 glasses polarity is "CG" (for common ground).
The Nova Pro feature of providing a constant voltage charging circuit to protect the battery is continued on the Nova Pro 100. The AC adapter can be connected permanently without damaging the battery. The AC adapter input is protected against voltage reversal (if an adapter with negative tip is connected accidentally), and against a short time accidental connection of a higher voltage adapter up to 26 volts. A 9 volt AC Adapter with 300 milliamperes of current capacity, positive inside 2.1 mm connector is provided. A 2.5 mm connector will also work, and a higher current rating is OK. Higher voltage adapters connected to the Nova Pro 100 for a long time however, will overheat the input regulator and may eventually burn it out.
What you get: System unit, stimulation glasses, Pro headphones, AC adapter, computer cable, Light/Sound Designer, Fun&Games sessions on disc with free Light/Sound Librarian software, stereo cord, manual, in plastic carrying case with a fitted protective foam insert. 30 day money back guarantee*, 1 year warranty. (* Restocking charge may apply)
220 AC adapter Note: The Nova Pro 100 is also available with 220AC Adapter (the Continental European version only). Ordering with this AC Adapter will add $5.00 to your cost. When ordering without an AC Adapter $5.00 will be deducted from your cost (you will need to purchase a 9V 300-500mA "positive inside" adapter).
Shipping cost: UPS Ground $8.00, 2nd Day $16.00, overnight $32.00 (in the USA). PO Boxes and Canada add $5.00 . Air mail outside the USA: Europe $50.00, South America $60.00, Australia, New Zealand, the Far East and Russia $65.00.
Express mail add $10.00.
Standard Price Combinations:
Nova Pro 100 with Red or Green glasses $399.00
Nova Pro 100 with TruWhite˘ or CoolBlue˘ glasses $439.00
Note: the Nova Pro 100 glasses are the "CG" polarity see All about Photosonix Stimulation Glasses
Red or Green glasses/Headphones combination $55.00
TruWhite˘ or CoolBlue˘ glasses/headphones combination $110.00
Accessories and replacements:
Red or green glasses $35.00
TruWhite or CoolBlue glasses $99.00
Stereo Cord $3.00
110 AC Adapter $10.00
220 AC Adapter (Continental European version only) $15.00
Software and additional sessions
The following titles of additional sessions are available on disc for downloading:
Light/Sound designer software Windows (3.1 and 95) PC based session design software. Light and Sound Designer is a great tool for looking up sessions, changing and/or designing new sessions for downloading into the Nova Pro 100, Nova Pro, Muse Sharp and the Pro Tutor. When you want to know what segments have what parameters (or steal session ideas) the software includes the 50 Nova Pro and the 30 Muse# built in sessions. The session parameters can be seen displayed on the screen and adjusted with a touch of a button. Easy to use and change areas of sessions you enjoy, eliminate areas that don't work for you. You can do this with either the spreadsheet screen or the graphics screen. The "new and improved" personal sessions can than be downloaded into your system. Light/Sound Designer is extremely accurate in the presentation of the session segments and very intuitive to use.
Light/Sound Designer $39.00 (+SH). Note: L/S designer is included with the Nova Pro 100 and the Pro Tutor Pro.
Additional session libraries: All come on a 3.5 inch floppy
Fun&Games: 15 additional very entertaining sessions with free Librarian available for downloading. Librarian helps you choose block or specific sessions for downloading and allows you to print out the names of the sessions you currently have downloaded.
Fun&Games $29.00 (+SH). Note: Fun&Games is included free of charge with a purchase of the Nova Pro, Nova Pro 100 and the Muse#.
Relaxation/Sleep: 15 Relaxation and sleep oriented sessions with free Librarian software included. Relaxation/Sleep $29.00 (+SH).
Meditation/Creativity: 15 Meditation and creativity oriented sessions with free Librarian software. Meditation/Creativity $29.00 (+SH)
Learning: 15 Learning oriented sessions with free Librarian software. Learning $29.00 (+SH). Note: The Learning sessions library is included free of charge with a purchase of the Pro Tutor Pro.
Muse# sessions disc: Includes the 30 sessions from the Muse# and free Librarian software.
For Nova Pro and Pro Tutor owners. Muse# sessions disc $39.00 (+SH). Note: The Muse Sharp session library is included with Light/Sound Designer.
Halcyon sessions disc: Includes the 30 sessions from the Halcyon and free Librarian software. For Nova Pro, Nova Pro 100, Muse# and Pro Tutor owners. Halcyon sessions disc $39.00 (+SH)
Short mood change sessions: Includes the 10 short mood sessions from the Muse# , the Halcyon and the Nova Pro 100 with free Librarian software. For Nova Pro owners. Short Mood sessions disc $29.00 (+SH).
Last but not least, Nova Pro 100, Nova Pro, Muse# and Pro Tutor owners: you can also download sessions from this web site to your hard disc. Any Photosonix disc with Librarian or Light/Sound Designer software can then download to your Light/Sound system.