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Expanded VQ Series Offers Complete Versatility in Compact Form
Tannoy's VQ Series has recently benefited from a welcome expansion to the range, maximising the potential of the product and making it a truly capable and modular high SPL sound reinforcement loudspeaker system.
Initially launched last year, VQ Series is a range of revolutionary loudspeakers designed for any application where precise directional control, outstanding sonic performance, and high SPL's are critical issues; such as large corporate AV systems, stadiums, large dance clubs, live concert halls, theatres, houses of worship and open-air venues. Utilising precision engineering and design, the VQ series can produce enough power and clarity to be used individually, maintaining your building's aesthetics, unlike line array solutions.
Originally developed with the house of worship market in mind, VQ has since found itself perfectly suited for a wide range of applications - having already enjoyed high profile installations in large capacity nightclubs like Es Paradis in Ibiza and Obsessions in Romania; as well as sports venues such as Selland Arena in California and Coop Arena in Sweden. The product is already a big hit within its intended market in mega-churches throughout the U.S. and the wider House of Worship sector across the world, and has even started to appear in school music halls and arts theatres, underlining its versatility and universal appeal.
After introducing the VQ Series with 2 full-range devices (VQ 60 and VQ 100) at last year's Prolight+Sound show in Frankfurt, Tannoy always intended to expand the range of tools available to the systems designer. This new phase of VQ product comes in the form of three new PSW horn formats and a new 15" sub module.
The three new horn formats are available in VQ MH (mid-high) enclosures which have been designed to cater for a wide range of typical applications using some industry standard dispersion patterns, namely 40 degree (conical), 60 x 40 and 90 x 50 degree (in vertical position). The modular trapezoidal cabinet of the VQ 40MH, VQ 64MH and VQ 95MH allows the system designer to create seamless and very predictable arrays which are ‘tight packed' to avoid any unsightly spaces between cabinets; or alternatively they can be used singly as part of large distributed systems.
Also part of the expanded range, the new VS 15DR provides an alternative solution to the existing VQ MB (Mid-Bass) module, in this case utilising a single direct radiating 15" driver which delivers a different level of low frequency performance. While the VQ MB offers efficient LF reinforcement with its uniquely designed 2 x 12" configuration, its effective frequency response is limited to around 100Hz (hence Mid-Bass) so separate larger format subwoofer enclosures are required to augment this where desirable. The VS 15DR offers a versatile alternative solution for applications where improved subwoofer performance is required (beyond the capabilities of the VQ MB) without resorting to full scale ground-stacked subwoofer enclosures, such as in school theatres or smaller performance spaces or nightclubs where clean, crisp and punchy sound is desired without necessarily driving at very high SPLs. Multiple bass enclosures can also be flown together (coupled vertically) to improve vertical pattern control at low frequencies.
Finally, to complete the expanded VQ Series, two new VQ DF ‘down-firing' enclosures with 40x40 and 60x40 degree dispersion patterns have been introduced, to accompany the existing VQ 85DF and further expand the range of tools available within the VQ Series. Both passive and VNET (active, onboard DSP, networkable) versions of all of these new VQ Series products are available, to suit the requirements of any application.
With the addition of these new VQ products along with the relevant flying hardware, it is now possible to design and install large scale tightly packed clustered configurations comprising of multiple MH horns, bass enclosures and down-firing elements - ideal for high SPL, long throw applications such as large sports arenas and stadia.
In picture: the new VS15DR
5th August 2009
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