ORLANDO - InfoComm stand #469 -- L-ACOUSTICS' tiny new 5XT ultra-compact coaxial enclosure has already made a big splash in the market, having recently been awarded "Best Loudspeaker for the Staging Market" by Rental & Staging Systems at InfoComm 2013.
With the first units now shipping, the 5XT--the newest and smallest member of L-ACOUSTICS' popular XT coaxial series--is based on a two-way passive design with a nominal impedance of 16 ohms. The compact system contains a one-inch diaphragm compression driver coaxially loaded by a five-inch low-mid frequency transducer mounted in a bass-reflex tuned enclosure.
The 5XT cabinet is made of premium-grade Baltic birch plywood to ensure maximum acoustical and mechanical integrity. A 3/8-inch microphone stand insert and two M8 inserts for the ETR5 flying bracket are integrated into the cabinet. The 5XT enclosure operates over a frequency range of 95 Hz to 20 kHz.
Photo: Half a dozen L-ACOUSTICS 5XT enclosures shown at InfoComm 2013 in a range of endless architectural RAL color options
The coaxial transducer arrangement produces a 110-degree axi-symmetric directivity output along with a smooth tonal response free of secondary lobes over the entire frequency range. Its design makes the 5XT perfectly suited to various distributed applications, as a main or fill system.
Power and processing for the 5XT is delivered by the LA4/LA8 and the forthcoming LA4X amplified controller, each of which ensures linearization, protection and optimization for the loudspeaker system in its different operating modes.
"The introduction of the 5XT responds to our rental agents' and system integrators' requests for a coaxial product with an even more compact footprint than the current 8XT/8XTi models," says L-ACOUSTICS Marketing Director Stéphane Ecalle. "With the 5XT, our clients are offered a discreet and high SPL solution for both rentals and fixed installations such as front-fills, under balconies, distributed systems and surround speakers. Market segments will cover congress centers, hotels, lounges, bars, AV rooms, theaters and more."
Prior to InfoComm, the 5XT had also been presented with LDI 2012's sole Debuting Product Award in the category of Sound.
For more details on the 5XT, visit www.l-acoustics.com/products-5xt-120.html.
L-ACOUSTICS is a leading innovator and manufacturer of high-performance loudspeakers, amplifiers and signal processing devices for touring and installed sound markets. Known around the globe for pioneering and championing the modern line array loudspeaker concept with V-DOSC, the company has received numerous accolades for its K1, KUDO, KARA, KIVA, ARCS, XT coaxial loudspeaker systems and SB line of subwoofer enclosures, all powered and processed with the LA4 and LA8 amplified controllers in fulfillment of a "total system approach." Product distribution and customer service for the USA is handled by L-ACOUSTICS' subsidiary in Oxnard, California.
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