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dBTechnologies Grows Their Top-Range Line Array Family with VIO L208

1/27/2018 8:37 PM

VIO Line Array and Sub Systems:

High performance active 2-way line array system:

  • Class-D 900W RMS Amp
  • 2x8” neodymium woofers and 1x1.4” neodymium driver
  • Up to 133.5 dB SPL
  • Designed for optimized acoustic and mechanical compatibility with VIO L210
  • New acoustic design featuring all-in-one phase plug and HF horn front panel
  • Waveguide design enhancing HF projection over the distance
  • Low-latency processing thanks to powerful DSP with linear-phase FIR filters
  • Extremely precise horizontal and vertical coverage (100° x 10°)
  • Fully compatible with the new Aurora Net software
  • DSP Presets for maximum acoustic customization
  • Built-in flying hardware allowing fast & easy set up and flying operations
  • Wooden box finished with scratch-resistant polyurea coating
  • Weighs less than 40lbs

dBTechnologies is pleased to release several new products this year at the 2018 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. Among these is the newest member of the VIO family, VIO L208. Offering lighter and faster rigging elements, unique acoustic design and a combination of long throw and detailed audio performance, the VIO L208 is both a powerful and compact stand-alone line array system as well as a fully compatible down-fill for VIO L210 and VIO L208 hybrid systems, completed by VIO S Active subwoofers.

VIO L208 is a 2-way active line array system equipped with 2X8” neodymium woofers and 1X1.4” neodymium compression driver (2.5” voice coil). The transducers are positioned behind an all-in-one panel which acts as a phase-plug and a HF horn. The waveguide behind this panel contributes to the creation of a cylindrical wavefront, much to the advantage of hi-frequency throw distance. Each module of VIO L208 is driven by a Class-D Digipro G3 900W amp module with auto-range PSU. Thanks to the advanced sound processing of FIR filters, VIO L208 performs clearly and perfectly. The pre-amp module is also equipped with a digital optical isolation, guaranteeing interference-free input signal.

Just like the larger VIO L210 system, VIO 208’s lightweight wooden enclosure comes with a built-in rigging system made for simplicity and speed: a back central rigging strand allows users to set the relative splay angles directly in the dedicated transport cart DT-VIOL208, which is able to house four modules plus one flying bar. While lifting up the array, the rigging strand will automatically block the systems at the preset angles with no need of heavy lifting.

The dedicated 3-point flying frame DRK 208 allows users to set a precise inclination of the array and is prepared to carry an optional inclinometer laser pointer. When not in use, the flybar can be easily stored in the transport cart.

VIO L208 features on-board presets allowing users to process the system manually. Any preset can be easily changed remotely with the new state-of-the-art Aurora Net control software from dBTechnologies.

Visit dBTechnologies at NAMM 2018 at the American Music and Sound Booth #11110, as well as the inaugural AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium.

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Accompanying image:  Stage Stack of dBTechnologies VIO L208 Line Array System at NAMM 2018 

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