DAS' Vantec Portable PA Series
New York, NY (January 9, 2014)—D.A.S. will introduce its new Vantec series of portable systems at NAMM. Based around four models available in both powered and passive configurations, the Vantec series incorporates 12-inch, 15-inch powered two-way systems, a double 15-inch powered three-way system employing a "dual-band" configuration and a single 18-inch powered subwoofer system.
The Vantec series is equipped with the new "F" series loudspeakers; the new M-28 compression driver features a FEM (Finite Element Modeling) optimized motor, phase-plug and diaphragm. Attached to the D.A.S. designed CD-horn, the assembly provides dispersion with 90-degree by 50-degree coverage angles.
The Vantec 12A is a 12" biamplified system powered by a two-channel amp providing 1500 W continuous of power. Performance-wise, the cabinet reportedly offers a frequency response of 60 Hz- 20 kHz and a maximum peak SPL of 135 dB. Meanwhile, the Vantec 15A, equipped with a 15" "F" series woofer, offers a 45 Hz -20 kHz frequency range. The Vantec 215A is equipped with twin 15F woofers for applications requiring higher SPL overall and more bass response, such as mobile DJ systems. The three-channel amplifier is said to offer 750 W continuous per channel for a total power of 2,250 W continuous. The Vantec 215A operates in a "dual-band" configuration where each loudspeaker operates in a specific frequency range.
The Vantec series includes a single 18" subwoofer, the Vantec 18A, powered by a Class D amplifier with switch mode power supply, digital signal processing and a 2000 W peak power rating. The amplifier sports a EQ switch which allows the user to select a "Deep" sub-bass response or a "Loud" bass response. The system includes two balanced inputs with stereo filtered output connections for satellite systems. The variable crossover ranges from 80 Hz-125 Hz and can be defeated to offer stereo “loop thru” connections. A gain control and polarity reverse feature increase user control over the system.
Digital Finite Impulse Response (FIR) filters are used in the signal processing of the powered Vantec systems. Users can select configurations from a range of voicing, filter and EQ modes, and gain control by way of a rotary-knob interface and LCD screen on the rear of the cabinet. The Vantec series also offers Bluetooth technology which allows users to wirelessly stream music from any Bluetooth enabled device.