L-Acoustics previews compact coaxial enclosure and sub

AUTHOR: Inavate

L-Acoustics previewed its 5XT ultra-compact coaxial enclosure and SB15m compact subwoofer at InfoComm 2012.

The 5XT is based on a two-way passive design with a nominal impedance of 16 ohms. The compact system contains a one-inch diaphragm compression driver coaxially loaded by a five-inch low-mid frequency transducer mounted in a bass-reflex tuned enclosure.

A 3/8-inch microphone stand insert and two M8 inserts for the ETR5 flying bracket are integrated into the Baltic birch plywood cabinet. The 5XT enclosure operates over a frequency range of 90 Hz to 20 kHz.

The coaxial transducer arrangement produces a 100-degree axi-symmetric directivity output along with a smooth tonal response free of secondary lobes over the entire frequency range. Its design makes the 5XT suitable to various distributed applications, as a main or fill system.

L’Acoustics also previewed its SB15m Compact Subwoofer, recommended for use with KIVA and XT series enclosures. The unit extends the operating frequency range of these systems down to 40 Hz.

The SB15m features a single 15-inch driver in a bass reflex tuned enclosure to provide impact, sensitivity, low thermal compression and reduced distortion. The vent features a progressive profile allowing laminar airflow and reduced turbulence noise even at the highest operating levels.

The SB15m cabinet is also made of Baltic birch plywood with a pole-mount socket integrated in to the top. This allows one XT enclosure or two KIVA to be mounted directly above. SB15m subwoofers can be flown or ground-stacked as a standalone vertical array or within an SB15m/KIVA array.