Turbosound has announced the TA-500 wide dispersion loudspeaker, a new addition to the Aspect series of modular point source sound-reinforcement enclosures. The UK manufacturer, distributed in North America by Sennheiser, has simultaneously introduced the TSB-118, a high-efficiency bandpass subwoofer designed for use with TA-500 Aspect enclosures, as well as larger QLight models.
The TA-500 is a three-way, full-range (60 Hz to 18 kHz) enclosure that incorporates patented Polyhorn designs to provide wider dispersion characteristics of 50 degH x 25 degV, suiting it to regional and theatre tours and fixed installations. The speaker complement comprises a Turbo-loaded 15-inch LF driver, a single 10-inch mid driver on a MF Polyhorn and a single HF driver on an HF Polyhorn.
The similarity of the TA-500 driver complement with the longer-throw Aspect TA-880 products results in similar voicing characteristics that allow easy integration of these models in any venue. The TA-500 is initially available in a fixed install/ground stacked variant, with additional models being added to the range later in the year.
In addition to the TA-500, the Aspect product range also encompasses the TA-890 touring and TA-880 fixed install variants plus high/mid and low/mid downfills, supported by double 15-inch TA-890L and double 18-inch TSW-218 bass cabinets.
The new TSB-118 single 18-inch bandpass subwoofer employs a single 600W RMS 18-inch driver in a bandpass-designed enclosure and was developed both for installation and portable sound use. Tuned to provide a frequency response of 35 to 150 Hz, the TSB-118 is a perfect complement to Aspect- and TCS-Series enclosures as well as larger QLight models such as the TQ-315 and TQ-445. The cabinet comes with stacking feet and a pole holder as standard, with an optional wheelboard for portable use.