This year, ISE celebrated its 10th birthday at Amsterdam’s RAI exhibtion centre. Attendance was up by 8% on last year, as a record 44,151 attendees and close to 900 exhibitors packed the show’s 12 halls from January 29-31.
Adamson launched its Point Concentric Series of passive, coaxial loudspeakers. There are five models, ranging from the double five-inch PC5 up to the single 12-inch PC12. The PC5 and [single six-inch] PC6 are designed for a variety of applications, including under balcony, stair fill, or as a stand-alone cabinet; and both have a 70-degree conical pattern.
Both cabinets also include standard M10 fly points in four locations as well as rear omni-mount points; and threaded pole-mount hardware or barrier strips can be installed on request at no extra charge. Adamson states that both the PC5 and PC6 are designed to produce high-resolution, linear audio throughout their bandwidth.
The eight-inch PC8, 10-inch PC10 and PC12 also offer optional vertical yokes for extra versatility, and ship with standard pole-mount hardware.
Meyer Sound demonstrated CAL (Column Array Loudspeaker) at ISE using an iPad interface driven by the D-Mitri digital platform on an AVB (Audio Video Bridging) network.
In addition, the manufacturer launched Galileo Callisto, its new signal processing and loudspeaker management system designed to make array calibration far easier and quicker. Features include a new U-shaping filter which allows users to adjust gain, width and slope; delay integration to ensure a coherent summation when combining different loudspeaker elements; and simultaneous application of high- and low-pass filters in the output processing.
Also on display were the UPJ-1XP, UPJunior-XP VariO, and UPM-1XP loudspeakers; as well as the UMS-1XP subwoofer.
L-Acoustics introduced its lightweight, two-way, ARCS II loudspeaker, the next generation of the manufacturer’s popular ARCS enclosure.
Improved features over its predecessor include K grade transducers (which are said to provide an increased SPL of 140dB); a lower weight of just 50kg; and a brand new front grille which makes the box far more durable.
Positionable either horizontally or vertically, ARCS II is suited to medium-throw FOH applications thanks to its high SPL capabilities, low frequency response, and improved stereo imaging.