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.
The Nova Pro 100
Redefining the high
end of Light&Sound technology,
at an affordable price.
of the line, professional quality machine has 100 easy
to use relaxation, meditation, sleep, learning,
energizing, visualization, entertainment and specialty
Room for downloading
up to 100 more sessions.
Sessions organized in
categories for easier selection.
Convenient thumbwheel adjustment of volume and intensity.
compatible, microphone input with volume control and
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 (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. 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.
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
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
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
·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
·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
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
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. 1 year warranty.
220 AC adapter Note: The
Nova Pro 100 is also available with 220AC Adapter.