Recanati, Italy (April 19, 2007)–FBT has entered the world of line-array systems with its Modus systems. The Modus family consists of two line-array enclosures, the Modus 15 (15-degree vertical coverage) and the Modus 40 (40-degree vertical coverage) and a band pass subwoofer, the Modus Sub.
The concept behind the Modus 15 and 40 systems is the grouping of 8×8-inch, custom-designed B&C woofers and 8 x1.7-inch custom-designed B&C HF drivers, all loaded into single enclosures. This design concept omits disruptions in the upper-mid frequencies, reportedly allowing for improved evenness and coherence of the wave front through the waveguide, modeling a cylindrical wave that’s totally free of multiple paths. The Modus Sub with 2×15-inch LF woofers, offers a stated frequency response to 38 Hz., 141 dB max SPL and short-term power handling of 3,200w @ 4 ohms.
The subwoofer can be suspended or stacked, and provides a system for use where extreme low-frequency sound is required. Although the maximum performance is obtained when suspending the array modules, it is also possible to ground-stack the Modus 15 and 40 with an optional stand base, or to overlap one Modus 15 to the subwoofer.