Next-proaudio has announced a new Passive Column Array series to serve permanent installation, bars, clubs and restaurants, speech reinforcement, transportation halls, houses of worship and auditoria.

Next-proaudio Matrix passive column arrays

The Matrix passive column arrays use closely-spaced state of the art, 3-inch neodymium transducers housed in a stylish and yet sturdy aluminium/wood chassis designed for architectural integration. The range presently comprises two models, Matrix M8 (8x3-inch) and Matrix M3 (3x3-inch).

These speaker arrays have been developed in order to offer the highest intelligibility at high SPL and wider frequency response while providing constant beam-width over a user selectable vertical coverage. This accurate beam control extends up to 10kHz, – beyond the benchmark of 4kHz of traditional single-driver loudspeakers. To better control the lower frequencies, the Tuned Dipolar Technology was developed by Next-proaudio engineers to provide much more consistent low frequency pattern control than other similar size systems.

A user selectable music/vocal mode switch allows quick and easy system optimisation. Music mode provides a flat, balanced frequency response, while Vocal mode adds a mid-range presence for enhanced speech intelligibility.

Matrix column arrays are able to focus the acoustical energy where it is needed, the listening area, leading to significant improvements to speech intelligibility and musical clarity even in critical acoustic environments. For greater versatility, the vertical dispersion pattern can be switched for Wide or Narrow coverage.

To better control the lower frequencies, the Tuned Dipolar Technology was developed to provide more consistent low frequency pattern control than other similar size systems. This can be useful in reducing the stimulation of resonant room modes at low frequencies. The heart of the Next Matrix column arrays is the internal processing board. This proprietary circuitry takes care of the array optimisation and allows users to adjust the system behaviour to meet the application requirements. For an architectural integrated installation, a 16mm cavity in the rear of the speaker provides space for hidden speaker wiring, even when the speaker is mounted flat against a wall. Removable Input screw connector offers reliable, easy and efficient wiring. A variety of accessories is available to provide linking, hanging, and wall or pole mounting. For high-impedance (100V) operation, an optional multi-tap transformer is available.

More: www.next-proaudio.com/series/matrix

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