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Adamson S-Series Makes Debut At Prolight + Sound
Adamson Systems Engineering has introduced the S-Series at Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt, Germany. The new sub-compact line array system consists of the S10 line array enclosure, S119 subwoofer, Blueprint AV and the E-rack; Adamson’s new unified rack solution.
The S10 is a two-way, full range, sub-compact line array enclosure ideal for mid-size arenas, theatres, churches and dance clubs, as well as outdoor festivals. It is loaded with two newly designed 10” ND10-LM Kevlar Neodymium low frequency drivers and an NH4TA2 1.5” exit high frequency compression driver mounted to a wave shaping sound chamber which produces a slightly curved wavefront with a nominal dispersion pattern of 110° x 10° (H x V). The compact solution – 265/10.4 x 737/29 x 526/207 (mm/in) – weighs in at a mere 27/60 (kg/lbs).
Due to extensive boundary element testing, the chamber exhibits increased vertical response with minimal sacrifice of high frequency energy in the far field. The S10 offers tremendous output (max peak SPL 141.3 dB) for such a compact enclosure.
The overall sonic characteristic of the S10 enclosure is amazingly clean due to Adamson’s patent-pending Controlled Summation Technology – a design method that brings the LF drivers as close together as possible, while symmetrically outwardly splaying them. The end result increases usable frequency range while decreasing summation at the crossover point, reducing interference. The LF drivers are also recessed behind the exit of the HF sound chamber, so as to not limit the size and shape. A small amount of delay aligns the lows to the high frequency energy, with some dynamic overlap control in place as well to diminish any remaining noticeable interference.
The companion S119 subwoofer is loaded with a lightweight, long excursion, 19” ND19 Kevlar Neodymium driver utilising Adamson’s Advanced Cone Architecture and a 5” voice coil for exceptional power handling. It is mounted in an ultra-efficient front-loaded enclosure, designed to reproduce clean, musical low frequency information.
The cabinets for both the S10 and S119 enclosures are constructed out of marine grade birch plywood, aircraft grade steel and aluminium and feature Speakon NL8 connectors. The S-Series utilises Adamson’s new SlideLock rigging system which allows angles to be set prior to lifting, which then fall into place when weight is taken. A stacking pin is also present to maintain proper enclosure angles when ground stacked. The S10 enclosure is also available as the S10i, utilising a plated rigging system for permanent installation. The S10i’s slimmed down rigging reduces the weight and cost of the enclosure.
The S-Series is designed to be powered by the E-Rack, Adamson’s unified rack solution that interfaces with and powers the S Series as well as the full range of Adamson loudspeaker products.
The E-Rack incorporates Lab.gruppen amplification, combined with versatile I/O and industry standard power connections, as well as a 20 port managed Ethernet switch to route dual-redundant Dante and control signal. E-Racks are sold in eight channel or 12 channel configurations with Lab.gruppen’s PLM 12K44 amplifiers – one 12 channel E-Rack can power up to 24 S10 enclosures. A personal license for Adamson’s Blueprint AVTM software is included with each E-Rack.
S-Series accessories include the S10 Support Frame, S10 Extended Beam, S10 Underhang (to adapt S10 to fly as an underhang with either the E15 or E12), S10 dolly, S10 4up cover and dolly stacking legs (also used to increase or decrease tilt in either the E15 or E12 dolly).
The new S-Series can be seen at Prolight + Sound, Hall 8 – Stand 50.
17th April 2015
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