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FBT introduces new compact line array

The bi-amplified design is called the Vertus CS 1000

Designed for live performers and installers, FBT has announced a new modular Vertus CS 1000 compact line array.

A T, the Vertus CS 1000 comprises a long excursion 12” bass reflex subwoofer and a passive mounted satellite, linked via a Neutrik Speakon connector, equipped with six full-range neodymium 3” drivers.

Onboard the subwoofer is a Class-D, two channel amplifier, complete with switch-mode power supply, delivering 600W RMS to the subwoofer and 400W RMS to the satellite, both of which are housed in birch plywood enclosures.

A storage compartment is provided within the subwoofer enclosure to securely house both the satellite speaker and its supplied mounting pole for storage and transport, while a dedicated locking system holds all of the equipment in place.

The mounting pole arrangement, which is comprised of three sections, allows users to alter the height of the satellite to suit their requirements, while a custom joint provides continuous vertical adjustment to ensure precise coverage in every venue.

The slim proportions of the satellite facilitates a wide horizontal dispersion of 110 degrees, while the precision placement of the six 3” drivers to form a J-array creates a vertical dispersion of 30 degrees.

If more power is called for, two Vertus CS1000 systems can be deployed in a dual configuration. By stacking the two subwoofers and locking the two satellites together end-to-end, with optional hardware, the maximum SPL of the overall system is raised by 6dB. Coverage is also extended – although the horizontal dispersion remains consistent, vertical dispersion increases to 40 degrees.

Weighing just 25kg, the VERTUS CS1000 will deliver 129dB continuous across 40Hz-20kHz and comes with a built-in DSP offering eight presets. Control Panel features include master volume, presets, satellite volume, HPF, and LED status.