TOA showcases speakers for challenging environments at ISE11 February 2015
The HX-7 Variable Dispersion Loudspeaker from TOA, responds to the need for a more compact high-performance speaker for auditoriums, challenging houses of worship and sports venues. Like its smaller sibling, the HX-5, TOA claims that the HX-7’s variable configuration (vertical angle adjustment of between 15º and 45º) allows it to be deployed in places where many fixed configuration speakers cannot.
The 2 x 5in LF + 1in waveguide-loaded HF driver (x4) complement featured by the HX-7 is said to deliver higher SPL and power handling, as well as extended low frequency response. A matching 15in high-powered subwoofer (FB-150) completes the HX-7 solution. Optional hardware for flying, wall/ceiling or stand mounting is also available. A black or white finish, as well as ‘WP’ outdoor versions, are available.
Also featured by TOA on its ISE stand is the company’s new Q-HA-1000Y long range slim array speaker which is said to be able to spread sound over 600m – compared with a conventional speaker which can cover only 300m.
Although designed for applications where this long range sound transport is required – such as airports, skiing locations, factories, public squares, leisure parks – the new system also aims to ease intelligibility under extreme situations.
While sound from conventional speaker overlaps and interferes with the output of other speakers, according to TOA, the Q-HA-1000Y uses array technology with horn speaker units to
ensure high speech intelligibility. The sound is said to be soft nearby the speaker and clear even far away. The company says that its coverage means that the number of speakers deployed can be reduced.