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D.A.S. Audio Unveils Aero 40A Line Array

Incorporates DASnet monitoring system and software, an audio management application for D.A.S. powered cabinets and processors

By PSW Staff January 28, 2013

Front and back views of the new D.A.S. Audio Aero 40A line array; larger image below

D.A.S. Audio has introduced the Aero 40A 3-way line array that incorporates connectivity for remote monitoring and control.

The unique configuration of the Aero 40A employs a rear-loaded 12-inch transducer in a bass-horn configuration for low-end reproduction.

The mid-range is handled by a new 8-inch transducer/horn assembly developed specifically for the Aero 40A. The new BM-8905 horn integrates a phasing plug to enhance acoustic coupling between adjacent units.

High frequency reproduction relies on two D.A.S. M-75N compression drivers attached to a new BPS-2912 waveguide.

Powering the Aero 40A is a package of integrated electronics that includes the digital signal processing engine and a new 2,000-watt (4,000 watts peak) amplifier. The 3-channel, high-efficiency Class D design is equipped with a switch mode power supply (SMPS) and a comprehensive protection package for both the amplifier as well as the components.

Brick wall FIR filters have been used to provide optimum alignment between ways achieving highly uniform coverage all the way down to the crossover point.

Top-of-the-line AD/DA converters are employed allowing for significant improvements in dynamics, lower distortion and ultra-low noise levels.

Remote monitoring is provided by way of the DASnet monitoring system and software, an audio management application for D.A.S. powered cabinets and processors.

The DASnet software offers users instant and intuitive control over a range of parameters of a single cabinet or processor or a network of them.

Constructed using birch plywood and finished with the ISO-Flex black paint, the enclosure offers solid protection and durability.

Three individual assemblies comprising the high frequency waveguide, the horn device for the 8-inch mid-range and the carrier for the 12-inch woofer are made from injection molded aluminum and attached to the front of the cabinet.

A 2-piece injected aluminum heat sink housing the amplifier and related electronics is attached to the rear of the cabinet.

To provide both strength and resistance to corrosion, stainless steel is used for grilles and major parts of the new rigging system. The captive rigging system´s design provides ease-of-use, safe rigging and precise aiming. Using captive links and quick-release pins, the spring-loaded links remain positioned while rigging and prevent rattling during operation.


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