Making a debut at ISE 2015 will be the first model of the ALX-Series of digitally steerable column loudspeakers that can be integrated into existing networks using Dante connectivity.
The series currently consists of the ALX-8, which can be cascaded in up to six units in horizontal and vertical configurations. The speaker sports a heavy-duty aluminium enclosure with a slim design, and features Dante audio input and output, multi-beam technology for horizontal and vertical beam control, strong SPL, IP networking and analogue and digital inputs. As the speakers make use of Dante connectivity, no audio signal conversion is necessary, allowing the audio to remain in the digital domain.
Also to be showcased is the ALM-Series, which consists of a family of active two-way column speakers. All have the ability to set column elevation, focus distance, focus elevation and opening angle parameters to determine the beam of each speaker.
Three models of different lengths (from 1,100mm to 3,300mm) are available, starting with a model with 10 3.5in drivers for low/mid-range frequencies and two ribbon HF drivers, ranging up to a 24 3.5in drivers model with four ribbon HF drivers.
A separate digital amplifier with its own digital signal processor drives each of these components and a noise gate, limiter, delay and 10-band parametric equaliser are available for audio signal processing.
All columns can be connected via a Cat5 cable for audio and network data handling, with the setup carried out using Windows software within a network.