Port Perry, Ontario (March 23, 2015)—The new S-Series sub-compact line array system from Adamson Systems Engineering will be introduced at Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt, Germany next month.
The new line array system consists of the S10 line array enclosure, S119 subwoofer, Blueprint AV and the E-rack; Adamson’s new unified rack solution.
The S10 is a 2-way, full range, sub-compact line array enclosure intended for mid-size arenas, theaters, churches and dance clubs, as well as outdoor festivals. It is loaded with two newly designed 10-degree ND10-LM Kevlar Neodymium low frequency drivers and an NH4TA2 1.5-degree exit high frequency compression driver mounted to a wave shaping sound chamber which reportedly produces a slightly curved wavefront with a nominal dispersion pattern of 110-degree x 10-degree (H x V). The compact solution—265/10.4 x 737/29 x 526/207 (mm/in)—weighs in at 27/60 (kg/lbs).
The chamber is said to offer increased vertical response and a max peak output of SPL 141.3 dB. The S10 enclosure sports Adamson’s patent-pending Controlled Summation Technology—a design method that brings the LF drivers as close together as possible, while symmetrically outwardly splaying them. The end result reportedly increases usable frequency range while decreasing summation at the crossover point, reducing interference. The LF drivers are also recessed behind the exit of the HF sound chamber, so as to not limit the size and shape. A small amount of delay aligns the lows to the high frequency energy, with some dynamic overlap control in place as well.
The S119 subwoofer is loaded with a lightweight, long excursion, 19-inch ND19 Kevlar Neodymium driver utilizing Adamson’s Advanced Cone Architecture and a 5-inch voice coil. It is mounted in a front-loaded enclosure.
The cabinets for both the S10 and S119 enclosures are constructed out of marine grade birch plywood, aircraft grade steel and aluminum and feature Speakon NL8 connectors. The S-Series utilizes Adamson’s new SlideLock Rigging System which allows angles to be set prior to lifting, which then fall into place when weight is taken. A stacking pin is also present to maintain proper enclosure angles when ground stacked. The S10 enclosure is also available as the S10i, utilizing a plated rigging system for permanent installation. The S10i’s slimmed down rigging reduces the weight and cost of the enclosure.
The S-Series is designed to be powered by the E-Rack, Adamson’s unified rack solution that interfaces with and powers the S Series as well as the full range of Adamson loudspeaker products.
The E-Rack incorporates Lab.gruppen amplification, combined with I/O and industry standard power connections, as well as a 20-port managed Ethernet switch to route dual-redundant Dante and control signal. E-Racks are sold in 8 channel or 12 channel configurations with Lab.gruppen’s PLM 12K44 amplifiers—one 12 channel E-Rack can power up to 24 S10 enclosures. A personal license for Adamson’s Blueprint AV software is included with each E-Rack.
Adamson Systems Engineering