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Clair Brothers Introduces New 10SPOT Hybrid Loudspeaker At Prolight + Sound 

Combines company's Curved Array Technology with its proprietary One Series coaxial horn technology.

By PSW Staff April 12, 2018

The new 10SPOT hybrid loudspeaker from Clair Brothers.

At the 2018 Prolight + Sound show, Clair Brothers (hall 3.1, booth E37) has introduced the 10SPOT, a hybrid loudspeaker combining the company’s Curved Array Technology with its proprietary One Series coaxial horn technology to provide articulate speech and full-range music reinforcement.

The unique form factor of the 10SPOT occupies minimal visual space while covering listening areas in a very coherent manner. Typical applications include distributed systems, under balcony and delay fill.

The coaxial horn arrangement provides constant curvature in the vertical plane with progressive divergence in the horizontal plane, resulting in a directivity pattern of 90 degrees at the top and 135 degrees at the bottom, across a 45-degree vertical coverage angle.

The 10-inch woofer as well as the 1-inch-exit (2.5-inch voice coil) compression driver both load into the unique combination of two overlaid horns. This approach is designed to solve the problem of horn shadowing that can occur with coaxial designs.

The high-mid frequencies of the woofer join with the high-frequency horn as it extends toward the mouth. Low-frequency ports flank the horn on both sides, offering a stated low-frequency extension to -10 at 70 Hz that works on its own as well as with a variety of companion subwoofers. (Stated frequency response is 90 Hz to 20 kHz, +/- 2 dB.)

Based on its physical design and dispersion characteristics, the 10SPOT is particularly suited for installation near ceiling-to-wall intersections in spaces such as hotel/club bar areas, performing arts centers, houses of worship, arenas and auditoriums, nightclubs, cruise ship venues and A/V systems support. The cabinet is outfitted with four integral M10 mounting points, each with 1.5 thread, which are the attachment points for an installation mounting bracket.

Housed in a Baltic birch enclosure with black polyurea coating, the 10SPOT measures 16.5 x 16.5 x 15.5 inches (H x W x D) and weighs 35 pounds. Options and accessories include a top mount tilt bracket, yoke style mount bracket, custom rigging, with custom colors also available.

The 10SPOT will begin shipping in Summer 2018.

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