Review of Bose RoomMatch Array Module

The release of RoomMatch marked a a bold step by Bose into the pro AV space with a product suited to fixed installations.

Boasting new transducers, RoomMatch array modules are designed to provide high audio fidelity and feature Bose’s proprietary waveguide technology that initially offers five vertical and four horizontal waveguide patterns to provide customised coverage for virtually any room dimension. Avoiding wall reflections and seams between modules bring consistent tonal balance across audience area and unique audio quality from seat to seat – regardless of size or shape. The modules are designed to form Progressive Directivity Arrays, a new class of curvilinear arrays in which the directivity of each module may be varied to optimise coverage for a specific room. Typically, modules at the top of arrays use high directivity for long-throw coverage with module directivity progressing to lower DI at the bottom for short-throw coverage.

Why did you choose this product?

I chose this product for the high flexibility it gives me when it comes to permanent installations. It gives me a wide range of coverage angles and I can use it to create specific coverage through both horizontal and vertical angles. This is the best stand-alone feature of this product. With a normal line array I don’t have good control when it comes to horizontal coverage. The RoomMatch is a very good system for special room acoustic environments. I did a great course in room acoustics in the United States in 1985. They said that a good sound system is when the direct-to-diffuse ratio in every point of the room is the same. RoomMatch is a tool that enables this perfect situation.

What did you like about it?

We have many different angles for coverage and the adjustment is very precise. It also has an amplifier system that is very easy to handle. RoomMatch in combination with acoustic modeling creates a very nice situation for a consultant where they can have very high assurance that the system is going to perform as he expects it to. It’s nearly the same as a medium-sized line array system.

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