Ambisonic Sound Technologies to Release Modular Line Array Loudspeaker Series

Ambisonic Sound Technologies to Release Modular Line Array Loudspeaker Series

The modular MA series loudspeakers from Ambisonic Sound Technologies will allow a sound system designer to deliver true line-array performance in an articulating arrangement, according to the company.

  • The MA series consists of modular articulating line-array loudspeakers that use true coaxially aligned midrange and PMRD tweeter drivers to create pro audiophile performance in a flexible, modular option. The series includes the MA1600 compact line-array module and the MA1216, a high-impact, high-efficiency subwoofer, to produce a full-range solution for professional installations and live events.

“In addition to our STX Series of single-box solutions, we wanted to offer a more flexible option for those installations where greater speaker articulation was needed, but where high-quality sound was still a priority," said founder and CEO Jeffrey Coombs. "The MA series delivers on those requirements.”

The MA1600 Compact Line Array Module utilizes the company’s Planar Magnetic Ribbon Design (PMRD) drivers and a high-power 6.5-inch custom, neodymium-magnet driven, Kevlar/paper mid-woofer. The true coaxial configuration of these drivers, along with their unique Waveguides, creates a wide, 110-degree horizontal coverage. The ability to install a line array, with a recommended minimum of four boxes that can be articulated from 0 to 8 degrees in 1-degree increments, improves front-to-back audience coverage to within +/- 2dB.

The companion MA1216 compact subwoofer module’s long-excursion driver and dual-layered voice coil extends low frequencies down to 34Hz. Up to 24 line-array modules or 12 subwoofer modules can be flown in a single hang using the integrated rigging, while still providing a seven-to-one safety factor.Ambisonic Sound Technology offers the MA1216 Subwoofer to match and complement the low frequencies of the modular line array loudspeaker. The single, long-excursion, high-powered 12-inch driver provides plenty of output from the bass reflex enclosure and includes a dual-layered 4-inch voice coil. The 1216 can be flown with the MA1600 and articulated to match. Up to 12 modules can be flown in a single hang with an ability to create either an in-fire array or a cardioid pattern.

These speakers will be available in black or white enclosures. Pricing and specific availability have not yet been announced.

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