The Prolight + Sound 2010 show has seen the launch of several new products. Adamson are continuing the trend with their new Eklipsa series of horizontal arrays as well as the expansion of the M Series family of floor monitors.
Eklipsa 12 and Eklipsa 15
The Eklipsa array is available in both a 12” bi-amped version and a 15” bi-amped version. Both of these unique arrays boast Adamson’s Advanced Cone Architecture together with Adamson’s patented High Frequency Wave Shaping technology. Both of Adamson’s proprietary, ND12, 12” neodymium low-mid transducer and ND15, 15” neodymium low-mid transducer, feature a progressive Kevlar cone geometry that reduces modal behaviour, providing an improved and linearized pass-band throughout the vocal range. The High Frequency Wave Shaping sound chambers insure a uniform wave front that does not interfere with the adjacent enclosures in the array. Each waveguide is loaded with a 4” diaphragm neodymium compression driver allowing for extremely high output.
Eklipsa offers a very tight 18 degree x 60 degree horn pattern. And though the primary implementation of the product is aimed at horizontal arrays, multiple cabinets can be flown in a vertical array to further enhance Eklipsa’s flexibility. Additional hardware is required to build a vertical array. The Eklipsa series targets touring companies, theatres, nightclubs and live performance venues that do not require the longer throw of a line source system.
Extreme accuracy with tight pattern control is ideal for indoor venues such as houses of worship, where various non ideal surfaces such as large glass windows and hard walls, can cause reflection issues. In clubs and theatres, low ceiling height or missing hanging points can be a bother when trying to fly a vertical line array. The Eklipsa solves these problems.
For outdoor applications, the Eklipsa is well suited for sports arenas and stadiums. Its high SPL and tight dispersion will deliver a new level of intelligibility to the sport venue application.
The M212 is the latest addition to the M-Series family. Loaded with 2 x ND12, 12” neodymium low-mid transducers, each featuring Adamson’s Advanced Cone Architecture, the twin 12 monitor is paired with a 65-degree conical waveguide loaded with a 3” diaphragm compression driver. The M212 is a bi-amped cabinet weighing in at a mere 74 lbs. The M-Series is dedicated to demanding performance and with extremely high SPL requirements.