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Outline Mini-COM.P.A.S.S. Line Array Covers Indonesia’s Ballroom 89

New self-powered array ans subwoofers helps tame venue's problematic acoustics

By PSW Staff April 15, 2014

L-R: Pastor Andreas Rahardjo and Rudy Winarto

Outline’s Indonesian distributor Melodia Sound & Lighting Systems recently supplied a Mini-COM.P.A.S.S. line array to Surabaya’s Ciputra World mall for its new fourth-floor ballroom.

The system, which is self-powered and driven by Outline’s iMode technology, comprises twelve Mini-COM.P.A.S.S. iMode elements and four DBS 18-2 iMode SP subwoofers, and covers an area of 700 square meters that had been plagued with problematic acoustics.

The key feature of the Mini-COM.P.A.S.S. system—enabling users to direct the sound exactly where it’s required—was integral to deciding to install the product.  “The Ballroom 89 management chose this system after considering many other brands,” states Rudy Winarto, owner and MD of Melodia Sound and Light. “The first reason that led my client to choose Outline rather than the valid competitors was the adjustable directivity factor. I think that in the sound reinforcement sector there is no field of application in which this special ability doesn’t ensure dramatic benefits to the sound’s quality.

“Secondly, the system’s response at Ballroom 89 makes vocals more crystal clear, warm and in the face—even in the last row of seats—than I’ve ever heard before.”

Mini-COM.P.A.S.S.) is a self-powered, bi-amped line array with two 1.75-inch compression drivers and four 5-inch mid-woofers. It’s equipped with a pair of proprietary Outline Double Parabolic Reflective Wave Guides (D.P.R.W.G.), a technology the company first patented for its Butterfly line-source elements.

Due to the adjustable horizontal directivity, the coverage angle can be set between 60 to 150 degrees in steps of 15 degrees, offering 16 combinations of horizontal coverage (including asymmetrical ones) to direct sonic energy where needed. The movable “wings” help in avoiding wall reflections and make other changes to coverage. Built-in sensors inform iMode’s DSP as to the positions of each cabinet’s wings, allowing automatic corrections to on-axis response.

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