Foothill Ranch, CA (April 26, 2004)–At Frankfurt Pro Light + Sound and NSCA 2004, Renkus-Heinz launched a new 3-way, high output line array that combines the company’s proprietary line array technology with its CoEntrant Waveguide Topology. The company claims its STLA/9 is the lightest “full size” self-powered line array module available. With 139 dB peak SPL broadband per module, the STLA/9 is designed for sizable sound reinforcement applications, but its self-powered version weighs in at under 200 pounds per cabinet.
The new internally tri-amplified cabinet builds on the company’s initial line array offering, the PN102/LA, and uses many of its technologies. The low frequencies are handled by two high powered 12″ woofers, whose horizontal spacing assures horizontal pattern control down to 200Hz.
Renkus-Heinz’s CoEntrant Driver Topology features in the mids and highs, which are now handled by two each of the newly developed CDT1.5 driver. The CoEntrant driver uses an advanced 6.5″ carbon fiber cone for the midrange, and a neodymium HF driver with a 2.5″ voice coil and titanium diaphragm.
The CDT1.5s are arranged vertically and each drives its own Isophasic Plane Wave Generator (IPWG) lens with Path Length Equalization Technology, feeding a common 90-degree waveguide. Forthcoming 60 degree and 120 degree inserts will increase dispersion options to further optimize the STLA for long-throw and / or nearfield applications.
Ralph Heinz, VP, Research & Development, comments: “We have had amazing reactions to the PN102/LA, our first foray into line array design. Based on that experience, and to meet customers’ demands for a very high power but reference quality system, we developed a unique Renkus-Heinz solution, combining two technologies with lightweight, high power amplification to build a new standard in high performance line array design.”
Renkus-Heinz (US Office)