A new tool that combines the ease of point source clusters with the level and frequency distribution of line arrays, delivering signature d&b sonic quality in an augmented format. One that delivers exponentially more flexibility in both physical setup and acoustic control.

The A-Series combines the best elements of existing d&b system technology to create an entirely new loudspeaker concept. Bending the rules of what a sound system can do, while maintaining the familiar d&b focus on directivity and system unity.

In short, the A-Series is a unification of technologies that sits comfortably in the gap once filled with compromises. This approach to sound reinforcement comes from a different angle.

Augmented arrays.

The A-Series establishes a new concept: the augmented array.

Arrays of up to four A-Series loudspeakers adapt precisely to venue shapes in fine increments using variable splay angles. Broad distribution is achieved either horizontally or vertically with a minimal number of loudspeakers. Coherent high frequency dispersion is maintained through sophisticated waveguide design, any way it's splayed.

Adjust.

In keeping with the spirit of new concepts, the A-Series includes a new acoustic refinement approach: Midrange Directivity Control.

This function uses fewer amplifier channels than ArrayProcessing, while keeping midrange directivity symmetrical at every possible splay angle. Simply designate each loudspeaker within an augmented array as either an ‘In’ for inner cabinets, or ‘Out’ for outer cabinets. Midrange Directivity Control ensures that the critical vocal range is crystal clear. A simple click and it’s set.

Adapt.

1/8 A single AL90 cabinet.
2/8 Two horizontally arrayed AL90 cabinets.
3/8 Horizontal array of three AL90 cabinets.
4/8 Horizontal array of four Ali60 cabinets with AL flying adapter.
5/8 A single ALi90 cabinet.
6/8 Two vertically arrayed ALi90 cabinets with AL flying frame.
7/8 Vertical array of four Ali60 cabinets with AL flying frame.
8/8 Vertical array of four Ali60 cabinets with AL flying frame.

The A-Series provides the exact coverage required. Variable splay angles between adjacent cabinets can be set in the range from 20° to 40° in 5° increments. Whether the coverage is narrow or broad, arrays are horizontal or vertical: sound is directed only to where it should be and no further.

Products

AL60

Medium format 2-way augmented array loudspeaker

  • Components 2 x 10" LF driver, 1 x 1.4” exit compression driver with 3" coil
  • Dispersion 60° x 30°
  • SPLmax 139 dB
  • Weight 23 kg / 51 lb
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ALi60

Installation specific medium format 2-way augmented array loudspeaker

  • Components 2 x 10" LF driver, 1 x 1.4” exit compression driver with 3" coil
  • Dispersion 60° x 30°
  • SPLmax 139 dB
  • Weight 22 kg / 48.5 lb
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AL90

Medium format 2-way augmented array loudspeaker

  • Components 2 x 10" LF driver, 1 x 1.4” exit compression driver with 3" coil
  • Dispersion 90° x 30°
  • SPLmax 139 dB
  • Weight 23 kg / 51 lb
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Ali90

Installation specific medium format 2-way augmented array loudspeaker

  • Components 2 x 10" LF driver, 1 x 1.4” exit compression driver with 3" coil
  • Dispersion 90° x 30°
  • SPLmax 139 dB
  • Weight 22 kg / 48.5 lb
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Application examples

The d&b fixation on broadband directivity ensures the A-Series accurately reproduces any material, from a keynote speech to an energizing live performance. Corporate events scale in size, so does the A-Series.

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The A-Series provides ample vertical coverage while being able to hang unobtrusively out of view. Flexible vertical splay covers more of the audience, using fewer cabinets. Or use each augmented array loudspeaker as a single point source.

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A single rigging point keeps the compact array up and away from hands in the air. Strong vertical directivity prevents unwanted reflections from low ceilings and directs the music onto the dance floor.

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First, the words must arrive at the ears. Done so with clarity, then they can go straight to the heart.

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Normally an awkward audience layout to cover, the large vertical coverage requirement isn’t a problem: the A-Series covers wider areas with vertical splay that spans a range of 50° to 150° degrees, and with more SPL than a point source system.

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Is a club only as good as its sound?
It is an important aspect of course, which the A-Series fully embraces with its advanced waveguide, bipole driver arrangement and the d&b fixation on constant directivity.

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