Coda Audio introduces first ‘truly compact’ three-way line array in ViRAY18 October 2012
Coda Audio has launched its first compact three-way line array, the ViRAY with DDP Dual Diaphragm Plannar-wave-driver technology.
With a maximum hang of 24 cabinets, ViRAY’s compact, high output enclosures can be used as single units and in multiple arrays, maximising the efficiency of the product and allowing it to be installed FOH or as a sidefill / infill system.
ViRAY incorporates Coda’s all new DDP Dual Diaphragm Planar-wave-driver Technology. This patented double diaphragm transducer technology is the result of the company’s research and development, which has resulted in an improved dynamic response, clarity and transparency. It balances with two 8in neodymium ultra low distortion cone drivers for the LF section, which feature high flux linear motors with triple demodulation rings, reducing ultra low distortion and providing increased power handling.
All ViRAY drivers are loaded to a common ViCOUPLER, which combines the energy produced from all transducers allowing them to perform as a single source, without phase destruction, thus achieving a coherent and uniform wavefront. What’s more, the ViCOUPLER determines the horizontal on-axis and off-axis frequency response.
The ViCOUPLER technology integrates three main functions: Waveguide for the Mid/High planar wave driver; large plane screen panel to avoid backwards reflections; phase plug for the 8in drivers for optimised loading. It unites all elements to form a complete entity with complete balance.
ViRAY also features a user-selectable horizontal dispersion pattern of 120° / 80° or asymmetrical 100° (60°+ 40°) or (40°+ 60°). It has a frequency response of 55Hz – 22kHz and, for extended bass response, and an optional SCV-F, which utilises Coda Audio’s award winning Sensor Control technology to turn the two elements into one unified system. SCV-F may be used in Omni or Cardioid formats and can be flown in curved arrays, allowing full system flown applications to be completely coherent in all respects.
ViRAY can also be fully integrated with Coda Audio’s RC Power/DSP management racks, making it a truly complete system. It can be used in passive or bi-amp configurations, with six ViRAY elements run from one amplifier channel in passive mode and maximum engineer control available in bi-amp mode.