dBTechnologies Expands VIO Line Array Family

Several new products debut at The NAMM Show including VIO L208 2-way active line array driven by a Class-D Digipro G3 amp module and FIR filters.

dBTechnologies has released several new products this year at the 2018 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. Among these is the newest member of the VIO family, VIO L208.

Offering lighter and faster rigging elements, unique acoustic design and a combination of long throw and detailed audio performance, the VIO L208 is both a powerful and compact stand-alone line array system as well as a fully compatible down-fill for VIO L210 and VIO L208 hybrid systems, completed by VIO S Active subwoofers.

VIO L208 is a 2-way active line array equipped with 2X8-inch neodymium woofers and 1X1.4-inch neodymium compression driver (2.5-inch voice coil). The transducers are positioned behind an all-in-one panel which acts as a phase-plug and a HF horn. The waveguide behind this panel contributes to the creation of a cylindrical wavefront, much to the advantage of hi-frequency throw distance.

VIOL208 line array on display at NAMM 2018

Each module of VIO L208 is driven by a Class-D Digipro G3 900 watt amp module with auto-range PSU. Thanks to the advanced sound processing of FIR filters, VIO L208 performs clearly and perfectly. The pre-amp module is also equipped with a digital optical isolation, guaranteeing interference-free input signal.

Just like the larger VIO L210 system, VIO 208’s lightweight wooden enclosure comes with a built-in rigging system made for simplicity and speed: a back central rigging strand allows users to set the relative splay angles directly in the dedicated transport cart DT-VIOL208, which is able to house four modules plus one flying bar. While lifting up the array, the rigging strand will automatically block the systems at the preset angles with no need of heavy lifting.

The dedicated 3-point flying frame DRK 208 allows users to set a precise inclination of the array and is prepared to carry an optional inclinometer laser pointer. When not in use, the flybar can be easily stored in the transport cart.

VIO L208 features onboard presets allowing users to process the system manually. Any preset can be easily changed remotely with the new Aurora Net control software from dBTechnologies.

Visit dBTechnologies at NAMM 2018 at the American Music and Sound Booth #11110, as well as the inaugural [email protected] Pro Sound Symposium.


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