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PL+S 2012: dBTechnologies unveils brand new Sigma speaker range and upgrades existing product lines

Daniel Gumble
PL+S 2012: dBTechnologies unveils brand new Sigma speaker range and upgrades existing product lines

Italian loudspeaker manufacturer dBTechnologies has taken to the Prolight + Sound exhibition floor to unveil an array of brand new and augmented products in Messe, Franfurt.

Exhibiting from Hall 8, Stand G70 – a booth space of no less than 780sq metres – the company is sharing the space with cousin brand RCF, where both brands will be demonstrating a range of their gear on an outdoor truck, with dBTechologies showcasing the new subwoofers from the professional range together with a sizeable DVA T12 system.

Among the company’s new offerings is the upgraded Opera DX line. Newly augmented with in-house developed digipro G2 power amps among a host of other additional features, the Opera DX is designed to offer tailored solutions for every sound reinforcement application.

The brand new Sigma speaker line has been developed to offer PA hire companies, musicians and DJs both optimised performance and portability. It is made from dBTechnologies’ H.E.T. (Hybrid Enclosure Technology) multi-plywood with a scratch-resistant coating and comprises three units: S115, S215 and S118 Sub. Inside each one is the digipro G2 power amp, which was developed specifically for use in very compact active systems, whilst the integrated digital sound processor has a variety of signal processing presets to help put the final touches to the sound.

dBTechnologies’ Cromo+ series is aimed at reinventing the entry-level speaker line specifications with enhanced digipack digital amplifiers providing maximum efficiency, and an integrated digital sound processor (DSP) ensuring optimum sound calibration of individual speaker components.

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Made up of four models, the smallest being the Cromo 8+ with 8” woofer and 300W, and now including the largest Cromo 15+ which offers a 15” woofer and 600W of compact digipack power, the range features compact multifunctional housing, asymmetrical CD horns and a mic input on XLR and jack sockets for added flexibility.

The company is has also launched two new subwoofers in the form of the Sub 28 D and the Sub 808 D. The SUB 28 D is an active 2 x 8” subwoofer engineered to provide low-end reinforcement for dBTechnologies’ L and K Series speakers, and due to its design and pole mountability, it can be used in extremely compact venues.

The Sub 808 D is an 800W 18” subwoofer, which can be combined with Cromo, Opera and FlexSys. With its built-in digital stereo x-over (DSP) and switchable cutoff frequency, phase reverse switch and integrated control features, it is designed to deliver a low-ranging bass foundation to provide low-end support for 12” and 15” speaker systems.

Finally, the L160 D compact active speaker succeeds the L160, exhibiting the benefits of two 5" phase-corrected loudspeakers, light-weight sound pressure levels, and improved digital technology.

The subwoofers are expected to be shipping in May and other new releases will be available later in the summer.

Tags: Live Sound, rcf, messe frankfurt, dbtechnologies, dva t12, opera dx, PL+S 2012, sigma speaker range

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