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PL+S 2017: Amadeus unveils Diva speakers

Amadeus reveals the new DIVA M2 array speakers at Prolight & Sound – the culmination of over 25-years of research and development in live and installed sound, says the company.

The DIVA M2 is the newest middle format line source system of the Amadeus DIVA Series. The system has a 3-way enclosure, bi- amplified design, with two active drivers.

Gaetan Byk, marketing manager at Amadeus elaborates: “The DIVA M2 is not a simple evolution of the DIVA M speaker series created in 2006, it is a revolution, a total and radical reinvention. This new version raises the bar much higher. Its new design incorporates a dramatic collection of over one hundred major changes, compared to the previous model.”

He adds: “The structure of the low, medium, high frequency transducers, the geometry of the cabinets, their internal and external structures, the active filtering design and more broadly all major acoustic, electro-acoustic, electronic and mechanical components have been completely rethought, reinvented.”

The enclosure features one direct radiating 8’’ neodymium LF transducer, mounted in a bass-reflex enclosure, and two neodymium diaphragm compression HF drivers, coaxially-mounted with a single acoustical output, and coupled to an individual proprietary waveguide. Its unique diffraction horn has been optimised to get a vertical dispersion of 10° and a horizontal dispersion of 100°.

The mechanical and acoustical design enables vertical arrays of up to twenty-four loudspeakers with vertical splay angles from 0° to 10° with resolution based on a logarithmic function.

It also offers a HF (High Frequency) ensemble tweeter featuring two voice coils, each with its own magnet assembly and its own specialised phasing plug – which transforms the circular planar wavefront emitted by a compression driver into a rectangular planar wavefront.