‘AiRAY axis is an ecosystem built to give our customers more control’
Europe - Coda Audio has announced the launch of its CiRAY compact full-range, dual 10” line-array system. As the third element of Coda’s VCA ‘family’, alongside ViRAY (dual 8”) and the flagship AiRAY (dual 12”), CiRAY has been developed by Coda to ‘deliver ultimate flexibility for rental companies and complete a full spectrum of line-array products for installation’.
As well as building further on Coda’s patented technologies to offer an ultra-light, ultra-compact standalone system, CiRAY can also work seamlessly with its ‘siblings’ for optimum mix and match configuration to obtain the best sonic and logistical outcomes for a host live and installed applications.
The VCA range shares Coda Audio’s technologies, including the Dual Diaphragm Planar Wave Driver (DDP), Coupler technology and FS-FIR Filters, with CiRAY also benefitting from the addition of Coda’s latest Dynamic Airflow Cooling (DAC).
From a setup point of view CiRAY is one of the quickest and most efficient systems now available. The ultra-light, ultra-compact loudspeakers are transportable as a six-pack on a specially designed dolly with covers and LID technology for efficient truck storage.
An overall hang of 12 loudspeakers (2 x 6) can be set up in minutes by just a single operator, with all cabinets set for their relative angles to drop into place once lifted. Three cabinets can be powered from just one channel of Codas Linus14 DSP amplifier - thus only one amplifier is required for a full hang of 12 using an industry standard power amp cable.
CiRAY utilises the same Coupler technology as the rest of the VCA family, giving horizontal dispersion control down to 200 Hz with coverage options of 60°, 90°, and 120°. CiRAY comes with the added advantage of easy access, using Coda’s Quick Release grille and the ability to change horizontal dispersion instantly by means of CODA’s proprietary Instafit Magnetic Couplers.
Completing the VCA range with CiRAY reflects CODA’s recognition of its customers’ need for flexibility, longevity and return on investment. Instead of the traditional (and expensive) route of creating separate systems for designated applications, Coda Audio seeks to embed compatibility in its ranges, allowing in this case one family of loudspeakers to comfortably cater for audiences of a few hundred to tens of thousands.
David Webster, global sales and marketing director at Coda Audio comments: “Whether it’s an arena tour, a one-off stadium gig, a festival, a theatre installation, or any other setting for that matter, clients can mix and match the VCA family, including a range of bass extensions and subwoofers, to best suit the task at hand.
“Unlike fixed format systems the ViRAY, CiRAY, AiRAY axis is an ecosystem built to give our customers more control. Our innovative approach strips away the headaches of fixed formats - all of these loudspeakers hang together and boast the same form factor to fit the frame, removing worries about how to fly different hardware.
“The elements of the VCA range can be set up for the exact throw required, and our coupler technology allows coverage to be tailored precisely to suit the venue and audience - perfect for rental companies and installers. A series of ingenious accessories has been designed for the VCA range, to protect, transport and setup systems safely and efficiently. Ultimately, the addition of CiRAY to our line-array family places unrivalled flexibility in the hands of our customers.”

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