Bose Professional Systems Division has expanded the RoomMatch range of array module loudspeakers with the new RoomMatch Utility RMU208 small-format sound-reinforcement loudspeaker.
The RMU208 is designed for use in foreground music, under-balcony, zone fill and vocal-range floor monitor applications.
The loudspeaker includes a single Bose EMB2 compression driver (with 2-inch voice coil) to provide mid/high-frequency voicing similar to the RoomMatch full-range array modules. The EMB2 driver has a patented phase plug that lowers distortion and allows the use of a lower crossover frequency to improve vocal sound quality.
Dual Bose LF8 8-inch woofers (with 2-inch, extended-excursion voice coils) provide full-range output down to 80 Hz (+/-3 dB), and a 90- by 60-degree constant-directivity high-frequency horn provides wide, even coverage, and may be rotated 90 degrees in the enclosure.
A quasi-3-way passive crossover with separate filters for each transducer provides uniform frequency and polar response; the 80 Hz to 16 kHHz frequency response and 125 dB maximum peak SPL allow for use in high-performance system designs. Long-term continuous power handling is 300 watts and peak power handling is 1,200 watts.
The enclosure is constructed of baltic birch plywood with a 2-part polyurethane coating to resist scratches and scuffs. The multi-angle cabinet design allows for flexible use in varied applications, and the system includes a U-bracket and four additional M8 threaded inserts on the enclosure’s rear surface provide additional mounting flexibility.
The RMU208 can be powered by Bose PowerMatch amplifiers or any professional amplifier with the appropriate power rating. It will be available through authorized Bose dealers beginning in October 2013.