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InfoComm 2017: Bose to debut speakers and subwoofer

Bose Professional has announced its EdgeMax loudspeakers, MB210 compact subwoofer and Panaray MSA12X loudspeaker will all debut next week at InfoComm.

The EdgeMax EM90 and EM180 in-ceiling premium loudspeakers feature proprietary Bose PhaseGuide technology, which provides room-filling coverage while improving overall sound quality compared to conventional ceiling loudspeakers.

Designed for mounting near wall boundaries, EdgeMax loudspeakers project high-frequency sound throughout rooms up to 20m-wide using only perimeter mounting locations, and can effectively cover an area that would require up to four conventional conical-coverage models. EdgeMax loudspeakers are suited to retail, commercial, industrial, institutional and residential applications.

“The new EdgeMax in-ceiling premium loudspeakers really create a new category of loudspeakers,” stated Alan B. Shirley, product line manager installed loudspeakers for Bose Professional. “Combining the superior coverage patterns typical of larger surface-mount loudspeakers with the visually appealing aesthetics of in-ceiling loudspeakers – which are preferred by most architects, interior designers and system integrators – EdgeMax loudspeakers can provide superior audio quality and coverage while reducing the number of in-ceiling loudspeakers required, compared to conventional models.”

EdgeMax in-ceiling premium loudspeakers are available with two different horizontal coverage patterns. EdgeMax EM90 models provide nominal 90° horizontal coverage and are intended for in-ceiling mounting near room corners. EdgeMax EM180 models provide nominal 180° horizontal coverage and are intended for in-ceiling mounting near wall boundaries centred along target coverage zones.

The Panaray MSA12X modular steerable array loudspeaker has also been launched ahead of InfoComm. The self-powered Panaray MSA12X features a slim acoustic design with 12 full-range 2.25in transducers (with 75Hz – 14kHz response) in a columnar line array configuration, to provide consistent audio levels with strong vocal intelligibility and full-range music reinforcement in acoustically challenging spaces.

The MSA12X model includes 12 internal power amplifiers (50W per channel; total 600W rated power) and on-board DSP to allow digital control and beam steering of array vertical coverage patterns. Proprietary Articulated Array configuration allows wide, 160° horizontal coverage. Independent level and EQ control is supported for two separate beams per array, and on-board memory stores up to 10 user-selectable presets. The MSA12X features both Dante network connectivity and line-level analogue input.

The MSA12X is available in either black or white finish and is paintable. It is designed for use in houses of worship, auditoriums, museums, transportation facilities, lecture halls, conference facilities and theatres.

Lastly, Bose is also introducing the MB210 compact subwoofer, designed for background/foreground music and small sound-reinforcement systems that require low-frequency extension down to 37Hz. The MB210 subwoofer features two 10in high-excursion woofers, derived from the Bose Professional F1 portable powered subwoofer, in a compact Baltic-birch plywood enclosure optimised for fixed-installations. The MB210 is designed to complement Bose Professional FreeSpace, Panaray, and RoomMatch Utility loudspeaker models with additional bass impact.