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NEXT-proaudio introduces Matrix Series
NEXT-proaudio has focused on installed and small portable sound solutions with a passive column array series addition to its catalogue.
The Matrix passive column arrays are composed of closely-spaced state-of-the-art, 3” neodymium transducers housed in a stylish and yet sturdy aluminium and wood chassis designed to be the ultimate column speaker system in architectural integration, comprising two models, Matrix M8 (8x3”) and Matrix M3 (3x3”).
These speaker arrays have been developed in order to offer the highest intelligibility at high SPL and wider frequency response while providing constant beam-width over a user selectable vertical coverage. This accurate beam control extends up to 10kHz, well beyond the benchmark of 4kHz of traditional single-driver loudspeakers. To control the lower frequencies better, the Tuned Dipolar Technology was developed by NEXT-proaudio engineers to provide much more consistent low frequency pattern control than other similar size systems.
A user selectable music or vocal mode switch is incorporated to allow quick and easy system optimisation. Music mode provides a flat,balanced frequency response, while vocal mode adds a mid-range presence for enhanced speech intelligibility.
NEXT Matrix column arrays are able to focus the acoustical energy where it is needed, the listening area, leading to significant improvements to speech intelligibility and musical clarity even in critical acoustic environments.
For even greater versatility, the vertical dispersion pattern can be switched for wide or narrow coverage.
Small conventional column loudspeakers arrays provide no significant vertical directivity control at lower frequencies due to their physical size. To control the lower frequencies better, the tuned dipolar technology was developed to provide more consistent low frequency pattern control than other similar size systems. This can be useful in reducing the stimulation of resonant room modes at low frequencies. The heart of the NEXT Matrix column arrays is the internal processing board. This proprietary special circuitry takes care of the array optimisation and allows the user to easily adjust the system behaviour to meet the application requirements. For an architectural integrated installation, a 16mm cavity in the back of the speaker provides ample space for hidden speaker wiring, even when the speaker is mounted flat against a wall. The removable input screw connector offers reliable,easier and more efficient wiring. A variety of accessories is available to provide linking, hanging, and wall or pole mounting. For high-impedance (100V) operation, an optional multi tap transformer is available.
This series suits permanent installations, bars, clubs, restaurants, speech reinforcement, transportation halls and houses of worship as well as critical environment Auditoriums.
The official presentation will be at ISE Amsterdam on the NEXT-proaudio's booth.
30th January 2018
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