NAMM 2020: dBTechnologies debuts VIO C series
Monday, 20 January 2020
dbtvioc-series-namm20201VIO C offers flexible coverage options as well as powerful acoustic performance
USA - dBTechnologies launched VIO C, a “complete series of two-way active line-source speakers for the widest range of venues and applications”, at NAMM 2020.
Designed to create horizontal or vertical line-source arrays and featuring a simple yet rapid rigging system, VIO C offers flexible coverage options as well as powerful acoustic performance.
The series encompasses three enclosures housing premium neodymium components. The whole series is equipped with latest generation 1600 W RMS Class D Amp module Digipro G4 driving a powerful DSP and allowing each system to deliver impressive SPL (139 dB for VIO C12, 140 dB for VIO C15, and 141 dB for VIO C212).
As a default, VIO C are equipped with dBTechnologies RDNet card for real time monitoring and remote control via Aurora Net software. The preamplifier is ready for future upgrades with Audinate Dante card.
When matching companion cabinets, users can easily set up scalable horizontal clusters, adapting the VIO C to the venue and application in use. Thus, a four-cabinet side-by-side configuration delivers a 90° horizontal dispersion, an eight-cabinet cluster reaches a 180° horizontal angle and so forth, up to a 360° coverage with a 16-cabinet set up.
Infrared ports are placed on top and both sides of each cabinet so that the speakers can recognise the size and configuration of the system when linked together horizontally or vertically.
VIO C12 and VIO C15 models can also be coupled vertically, simply by turning a speaker upside down and placing it on the top of a companion speaker. The infrared ports placed on the top of the cabinets allow the two speakers to communicate and to be processed as a single unit, manageable via the on-board display or via Aurora Net software. This way, users can easily set up double-line clusters (up to 32 elements) and modify the vertical dispersion pattern via digital steering.
Finally, VIO C12 and VIO C15 design also allow creation of up to four-module constant curvature arrays.
Enclosures are made of plywood reinforced by a black polyurea finish. A removable rain cover is included in each cabinet which is also equipped with two side and two back handles easing transport and setup.
(Jim Evans)

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