Three new major product ranges from the Turbosound stable are making their European debut at Frankfurt prolight+sound from 12th to 15th March, aimed at both the live sound and fixed installation markets.
Flex Array is a medium-scale professional sound reinforcement system that combines elements of Turbosound‘s patented point-source system with well proven line-array technology, resulting in a truly versatile, one-box-fits-all loudspeaker product suitable for a huge variety of venue types. By simply changing the orientation of the cabinet, one enclosure type is capable of being used in either line-array or point-source configurations. The ability to rotate the mid/high waveguide within the enclosure gives additional flexibility of use from only one type of box.
The all-new Flex Array system has been designed from the ground up, resulting from a three-year development cycle closely related to the development of the Polyhorn™, and utilises Turbosound‘s patent pending Dendritic horn, which produces a line source element with superior directional qualities together with trademark Turbosound clarity and definition. All neodymium drive units ensure that weight is kept to a minimum for easy trucking and handling.
Flex Array is fully arrayable with flywear integrated into the box for rapid setup with no external parts, or can be used with external yokes and brackets for semi-permanent and fixed installations. The bandpass low frequency cabinet utilises a high power neodymium 18” drive unit and can either be flown with mid/highs, or ground stacked. Digitally self-powered versions with integrated lightweight Class D amplifier modules are also available, making Flex Array products ideal for the corporate market as well as for live sound applications.
Meanwhile, the new TCS series of sound contracting loudspeakers is positioned as a comprehensive enhancement to Turbosound‘s existing TCS Compact range. The series offers a range of contractor-friendly variants including 90°H x 60°V or 60°H x 40°V horn patterns in the same enclosure, IP54 weather resistant specification and multiple rigging points.
Most TCS cabinets in the range feature a double-trapezoidal form for tighter, neater-looking flown clusters, including two single 15” bass cabinets configured to fly tidily and conveniently with either 12” or 15” based mid-highs.
The TCS series is designed to cover a variety of fixed install applications from houses of worship, through music venues, sports and transport facilities, themed environments, to theatres and clubs, and comprises: an ultra-compact passive 2-way; 12” and 15” passive 2-way designs; a bi-amped 3-way incorporating Turbosound signature cone midrange; two arrayable front loaded 15” bass cabinets, as well as ground stacked reflex and horn-loaded 2 x 18” bass cabinets. These make up an impressive eight-product range, each with IP54 weather-resistant option for outdoor use, which together with the available horn options provides over 20 possible models, making the TCS series an extremely versatile choice. All models — with the exception of the TCS-61/106 — are available as self-powered options.
Catering for the style-led areas of the fixed install market, the new Impact series, builds on the great success of the Impact 50 and Impact 80 since their launch over a decade ago. Now in elegantly styled, paintable, injection moulded enclosures with IP54 weather resistance, the Impact series loudspeakers are perfectly suited to fixed installations in cafés, bars, houses of worship — particularly sensitive locations, where the audio system needs to be as unobtrusive as possible — and leisure facilities, as well as for corporate events.
The series boasts a very neat and practical mounting solution: a wall bracket with integrated electrical connections for extremely fast and easy installation, allowing brackets to be sited and fixed prior to the loudspeakers being on-site. The Impact 55T and Impact 65T both feature internal muti-tapped line transformers for use with 70 volt line and 100 volt line distributed systems in larger commercial installations.
All the new Turbosound product lines can be seen on Stand 8.0 A42 at prolight+sound.
Allyson Dias, Turbosound
Tel: +44 1403 711447
Sarah James, Gasoline Media
Tel: +44 1372 471472
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