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Adamson Partners Embrace S-Series Line Array System
Adamson Systems Engineering has announced a number of S-Series Line Array partners worldwide. More than 20 professional sound companies have added the new sub-compact line array system to their inventory – which consists of the S10 line array enclosure and S119 subwoofer – since its debut in March.
“We are extremely pleased with the response to our new family of sub-compact line arrays,” explains James Oliver, Adamson’s director of marketing and sales. “Many of our partners tried out the beta versions of the S10 line array enclosure and S119 subwoofer and were so blown away they immediately placed orders to add the system to their inventory. I’m happy to announce that more than 20 companies now have the S-Series PA and have put them into immediate use.”
Canada-based L’Audi-C Sonorisation Inc., US-based Atomic Pro Audio, and France-based Lagoona, Ecouter Voir, MF Audio, SG Group, Concept, Sonoscene and Audiolite are now owners of the system. Belgium’s EML/PRG, Event Com, and Ampli have also invested in the S-Series. Sweden-based Soundforce and AMG Korea along with Fluge (Spain) have likewise joined the network. Netherland companies supporting the S-Series include Stagelight, Hoevenaars, RBS Audio, Production Partners and HRS.
“The size and the weight of the S10 vs the SPL is incredible,” explains Daniel Hardy, president of L’Audi-C Sonorisation Inc. “The phase is really coherent. The high frequency versus distance is so linear that it’s hard to believe it’s a two way box. The rigging is so simple that one guy can do it alone and the sound quality? It is excellent just like all the Adamson products we have bought in the past.”
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).
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 141.3dB) for such a compact enclosure, making it ideal for both live sound and install applications.
"I have been really impressed by these boxes. With their size and weight they easily adapt and fill a need,” adds George Perone, engineer, Atomic Pro Audio. “Being a ten inch compact line array with such a powerful HF driver gives us more bang for the buck than other eight inch counterparts, and they are very versatile – mains, down fill, front fill, side fill – you name it, these do it."
The companion S119 subwoofer is loaded with a light-weight, long excursion, 19” ND19 Kevlar Neodymium driver utilizing 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 S10 has the size, weight and footprint that you expect from a modern small line array, with the sound and the output power of a larger array system,” adds Patrick Demoustier, sound engineer, PRG/EML. “The S10 has so much detail, it’s incredible. I was blown away by about the natural sound and the detail of the mix during the first tour that I used it on.”
The S-Series is designed to be powered by the E-Rack, which 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. A personal license for Adamson’s Blueprint AV software is included with each E-Rack.
In picture: Adamson partners Patrick Demoustier, PRG/EML; Marc Mrosini, MPM Audio France; and George Perone, Atomic Pro Audio with the new S-Series.
28th May 2015
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