L-Acoustics is showcasing two new systems at InfoComm 2013 – the 5XT ultra-compact coaxial enclosure and SB15m compact subwoofer. The smallest member of the XT coaxial series, the 5XT is based on a two-way passive design with a nominal impedance of 16 ohms. The compact system contains a 1in diaphragm compression driver coaxially loaded by a 5in low-mid frequency transducer mounted in a bass-reflex tuned enclosure.
The 5XT cabinet is made of premium-grade Baltic birch plywood to ensure maximum acoustical and mechanical integrity. A 3/8in microphone stand insert and two M8 inserts for the ETR5 flying bracket are integrated into the cabinet. The 5XT enclosure operates over a frequency range of 95 Hz to 20 kHz.
The coaxial transducer arrangement produces a 110º axisymmetric directivity output along with a smooth tonal response free of secondary lobes over the entire frequency range. Its design makes the 5XT suited to various distributed applications, as a main or fill system.
Power and processing for the 5XT is delivered by the LA4/LA8 and the forthcoming LA4X amplified controller, each of which ensures linearisation, protection and optimisation for the loudspeaker system in its different operating modes.
Recommended for use with L-ACOUSTICS’ KIVA and XT series enclosures – including the 5XT – the new SB15m extends the operating frequency range of these systems down to 40 Hz.
The SB15m features a single 15in driver in a bass reflex tuned enclosure to provide impact, sensitivity, low thermal compression and reduced distortion. The vent features a progressive profile allowing laminar airflow and reduced turbulence noise even at the highest operating levels. These combined properties contribute to the sonic qualities of the SB15m in terms of precision and musicality.
The SB15m cabinet is likewise made of premium-grade Baltic birch plywood to ensure maximum acoustical and mechanical integrity. A pole-mount socket is integrated into the top of the SB15m cabinet allowing one XT enclosure or two KIVA to be mounted directly above. SB15m subwoofers can be flown or ground-stacked as a standalone vertical array or within a KIVA/SB15m array.
Like the 5XT, the SB15m is powered and processed by the LA4/LA8 and the forthcoming LA4X amplified controller, each of which ensures linearisation, protection and optimisation for the loudspeaker system in its different operating modes, including cardioid.