NEXT-proaudio now shipping Matrix Series of passive column arrays

NEXT proaudio Matrix

Initially launched at ISE 2018, Next Matrix is now shipping and ready for delivery. The Matrix Series of passive column arrays is being aimed at installed and small, portable applications.

The Matrix Series features a chassis of aluminium and wood, and the cabinets are designed for architectural integration as well as portable solutions.

The Matrix Series comprises two models: The Matrix M8 (8x3-in)  and the Matrix M3 (3x3-in), which house eight and three 3-in neodymium transducers respectively. Built to offer high intelligibility at high SPL and wider frequency response while providing constant beam-width over a user selectable vertical coverage, the Matrix columns provide beam control that can extend up to 10kHz.

In addition, to better control the lower frequencies, the Tuned Dipolar Technologywas developed by NEXT-proaudio engineers can provide more consistent low frequency pattern control than other similar size systems. This can be a very important advantage to reduce the stimulation of resonant room modes at low frequencies.

A user selectable Music/Vocal mode switch is incorporated to allow quick system optimisation. Music mode is intended to give a flat,balanced frequency response, while Vocal mode adds a mid-range presence to enhance speech intelligibility.

The Matrix Series 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 even greater versatility, another choice presented to users is the ability to switch the vertical dispersion pattern between wide or narrow coverage.

This series is being aimed at permanent installation, bars, clubs and restaurants, speech reinforcement, transport, houses of worship, auditoriums as well as portable solutions.