Las Vegas, NV (June 26, 2008)–At InfoComm, Renkus-Heinz introduced IC Live, a new product line that applies the company’s Iconyx Digitally Steerable Array technology to live event production.
Renkus-Heinz president Harro Heinz remarked, “IC Live meets the needs of PA rental companies, with high output steerable array configurations and a versatile hardware system that is optimized for portable applications.”
With the interlocking hardware system, IC Live can be assembled in four array configurations from two components: the full-range IC Live array module and the ICL215S subwoofer. The IC Live module incorporates five neodymium 6.5-inch cone woofers and three neodymium compression drivers on purpose-designed waveguides. A multichannel DSP/amplifier controls each transducer individually. Signal processing shapes the array’s output and steers it in the desired direction.
IC Live arrays produce narrow vertical beams of 30, 25 and 20 degrees that reportedly can be steered up or down by up to 30 degrees at .01 degree resolution. Horizontal dispersion is a wide 150 degrees. Onboard memory stores up to seven combinations of beamwidths and aiming angles for instant recall via rear-panel pushbuttons. For higher SPL and an extra octave of beam steering in the lower midrange, two IC Live modules can be arrayed “horn to horn.”
The ICL215S is a dual 15-inch bandpass subwoofer; a single ICL215S can be used as the base for one IC Live; a pair provides support for a two-module array. IC Live arrays can also be suspended using Aeroquip hardware.
IC Live systems are available with Connect/Control/Supervise networking over standard Ethernet via RHAON, the Renkus-Heinz Audio Operations Network. RHAON delivers audio signals via CobraNet, AES/EBU digital or analog inputs. System operators can use a networked computer for real-time control of system and room tuning functions such as 12 parametric EQ filters, 340 milliseconds of delay and dynamics processing.