NEXT-proaudio has focused on installed and small portable sound solutions with a Passive Column Array series additions 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 aluminum / wood chassis designed to be the ultimate column speaker system in architectural integration, comprising two models, MATRIX M8 (8×3”) and MATRIX M3 (3×3”).
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 better control the lower frequencies, the Tuned Dipolar Technologywas developed by NEXT-proaudio engineers to provide much more consistent low frequency pattern control than other similar size systems.
A user selectable Music / Vocal mode switch is incorporated to allow quick and easy system optimization. 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 incritical 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 better control the lower frequencies, theTuned DipolarTechnology 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 optimization and allows the user to easily adjustthe system behavior to meet theapplication requirements. For an architectural integrated installation, a 16mmcavity in the back of the speaker provides ample spaceforhidden speaker wiring, even when thespeaker ismounted flat against a wall.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 can fit permanent installation, Bars, Clubs and Restaurants, Speech reinforcement, Transportation halls, Houses of worship as well as Critical environments Auditoriums.
The oficial presentation will be at ISE Amsterdam on the NEXT-proaudio´s booth.
For more information: www.next-proaudio.com/series/matrix