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DAS Debuts Vantec-20A Line Array, 118A Sub

New speakers augment the company’s Vantec Series of portable systems.

Valencia, Spain (February 16, 2018)—DAS Audio has added the Vantec-20A and Vantec-118A to its Vantec Series of portable systems.

The Vantec-20A is an active curved source line array that can be stacked on the powered Vantec-118A companion subwoofer, flown in a compact array, or used alone on a speaker stand. Designed for use in arrays of up to five units, the Vantec-20A is intended for applications that don’t require the power and long-throw characteristics of large line arrays. Sporting DAS Click-Lock rigging hardware, individual units can be mounted on tripods with aiming possible due to a variable angle pole mount that allows for up to 13.5º of up or down tilt.

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The Vantec-20A employs the DAScontrol interface, which offers setup of the systems in arrays and alignment with the Vantec-18A and Vantec-118A active bass systems without the need of external processing. Presets for array size and HF compensation for throw distances can be selected by way of DAScontrol and the LCD screen on the back of the cabinet. The digital signal processing of the Vantec-20A includes Finite Impulse Response (FIR) filters providing linear phase response and impulse response.

When the Vantec-20A is used individually, the DASlink app can be used to stream music in high-definition stereo and remotely monitor and control the system’s functions. Power is supplied by a 1500 W peak Class D amplifier in a bi-amplified configuration driving a single DAS12F4C loudspeaker and twin M-60 compression drivers.

Meanwhile, the Vantec-118A is an active front-loaded bass system that has been designed specifically for use with the Vantec-20A curved source line array. The unit can be flown in arrays or linked together in ground stacks using the DAS Click-Lock rigging system, compatible with the Vantec-20A.

The electronics package includes a 2000 W peak Class D amplifier and 24-bit high-end DSP. A “Deep-Loud” EQ switch allows users to tailor the bass output and controls on the rear panel manage gain, polarity, and a continually variable low-pass filter that ranges from 80 Hz to 125 Hz. The Vantec-118A is phase response coherent with the other Vantec Series active tops like the Vantec-20A.