Big stadium act launched by Outline10 February 2015
ISE 2015 is the global launch event for the new large-scale permanent installation Stadia100 LA range, aimed at venues such as sports stadiums.
Outline claims the new loudspeakers are an entirely original design, capable of delivering up to 149dB with a peak input power handling of 8kW, and coupled with highly accurate directional control over long distances.
Construction and finishing techniques developed specifically for long-term outdoor installation have also been used in the Stadia100 LA, notably Outline’s own outSIDE tough and waterproof elastoplastic coating.
Giorgio Biffi, CEO of Outline said: “ISE is the most important European event for the installation and contracting industry so it’s the perfect place to launch Stadia100 LA. We are very excited about this product because it represents so much of what Outline is about – producing genuinely innovative products created from a clear understanding of the needs of the market.”
Also on show is the iP48 iMode digital loudspeaker processor. Packing four inputs and eight outputs into a single unit of rackspace, the iP48 features WFIR (Warped Frequency Finite Impulse Response) filtering technology. The company claimed the technology produces a consistently more natural and lifelike audio response by distributing the frequency resolution over a semi-logarithmic scale.
Outline iP48 also offers Raised Cosine Filters. Compared to traditionally implemented parametric functions these deliver improved transfer curve shaping, controlling intervention frequency bandwidth more precisely while maintaining minimum-phase response.
All onboard audio I/O can operate in either analogue or digital (AES/EBU) and connection via standard Ethernet protocol allows total system control via PC web browser, as well as Mac OS X and iOS devices.