At the opening of the Prolight + Sound conference, L-Acoustics announced the launch of the X Series, a new line of coaxial speakers for the installation and rental markets. The three new enclosures in the X Series family—X8, X12 and X15—represent the most recent engineering innovations at L-Acoustics and directly benefit from the research and development breakthroughs that led to the launch of K2 last year.
The X Series comes as an addition to the ultra-compact 5XT fill launched in 2013 and will ship in Q4 of 2015.
X Series improvements include high-excursion neodymium drivers, ellipsoid directivity, laminar vented ports and up to 30 percent weight reduction. Used as a stage monitor, the X Series offers low latency monitor presets and a 7-percent lower profile. In installation applications the X Series comes with a complete range of flexible rigging accessories and a RAL custom color program. With improved radiation control and low frequency performance, the X Series is a true point-source system, boasting pristine sound for short throw applications.
The X8 is the live monitor of the X Series. X8 promises pristine sound with the L-Acoustics signature, a high SPL and extended bandwidth for operation at FOH position or in control rooms. Its wide conical directivity pattern is said to impart a sense of spatialization, with no minimum listening distance.
The X12 can cover multiple applications in rental and installation. An ellipsoid directivity of 90x60 degrees makes it adaptable to FOH applications. The X12 comes with a complete range of rigging accessories and RAL color program for maximum application versatility and seamless integration. Other features include low weight and optimized ergonomics for easy handling and a passive design for effective amplified controller management.
The X15 Reference Stage Monitor promises exceptional power in beamwidth and acoustic isolation, with a stated 40x60-degree directivity. Low in profile, light in weight and rugged in build, the X15 has integrated risers allowing it to go from 35 to 55 degrees for maximum versatility.
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