The Hotel and Event Production Services division of AVI-SPL recently added 52 of the RCF TT052a active two-way loudspeakers to its rental department portfolio.
Citing compact size and performance, the TT052a is a good solution for the division’s truck pack case, as they can easily fit six units plus pole mounts and other necessary audio gear in a 22.6-inch by 30-inch solution package.
“Six units is the magic number for our gigs,” notes AVI-SPL director of audio Mario Rivera at AVI-SPL’s Tampa, FL office. It meets the needs of their Event Production Services division, as the AVI-SPL philosophy is to work with clients to identify the best ways to design, implement and manage their messages.
“We were looking for something that sounded great, aesthetically was compact and clean and versatile” notes Wallace L. Johnson, VP of operations.
“I’ve been a fan of RCF for quite some time,” notes Rivera, commenting on his familiarity of the brand dating back to the 1980s. While in the DJ and nightclub scene at that time, “I noticed venues using a lot of speaker products with RCF drivers,” recognizing the higher end component and quality.
The ultra compact size (19.4”x5.9”x7.5”) of the TT052a lends itself to most of what AVI-SPL’s Hotel and Event Production Services division does – conferences and breakout room sessions. While many of those sessions are simply talking heads, “we wanted something where program material sounded good without needing to add a subwoofer,” says Rivera.
The TT052a is an active wide-dispersion design with two 5-inch woofers coupled with a 1-inch neodymium compression driver powered by a 300 watt class D amplifier. Frequency response is 65 Hz-20 kHz.
The wide angle 90-degree conical pattern fits audience coverage in a variety of situations. Onboard DSP offers a soft limiter, equalization adjustment, as well as thermal, excursion and RMS protection.
AVI-SPL integrates the TT052a in a number of ways, as they can be used for lip fill, center fill, laid on their side or on stands. There is also a pipe clamp option available for truss mounting.
In addition, “aesthetically they look nice. Our customers appreciate that,” says Rivera observes.