FBT Introduces New VERTUS CLA 406A And CLA 118SA

FBT introduces the VERTUS series, a new range of compact loudspeaker applications within both the live and fixed installation fields.

Sound is distributed in a uniform manner into the listening area, regardless of whether the application is indoors, outdoors or acoustically difficult in terms of reverberation. The cylindrical wave front of the CLA projects sound forwards, without the reverberant performance that is typical of conventional speakers which can excite environmental reflections, directing acoustic energy where it is not needed, especially towards the ceiling and floor. Even acoustic feedback such as that generated by microphones is rejected to a far greater extent than a conventional enclosure.

Finally, the columns narrow dimensions allow the discreet, unobtrusive integration of the column into any environment.

The cabinet of the CLA406A is constructed in birch plywood with internal metal bracing to ensure stability. The enclosure comprises four custom 165mm woofers and a 35mm large format Neodymium compression driver with 64mm voice coil for a frequency response that extends from 65Hz to 20KHz. The waveguide has a horizontal dispersion of 100° and 25° and a vertical low distortion thanks to the optimal load seen by the diaphragm of the driver. The height dimension of the waveguide allows vertical control throughout the operating range of the driver and enables the linking of the two systems in a consistent manner to beyond the 18KHz.

The CLA406A amplifier module has a die-cast aluminum with natural convection 600W for LF section and 300W for HF Class D switching power. DSP algorithms offer 8 presets.

The cabinet is equipped with two aluminum handles with rubber inserts and well 12 anchor points, all of which combine to make the system versatile. Via optional hardware it is possible to couple two CLA406A with angles of 0° – 10° – 20°, with the adjacent waveguides for long range or with a cabinet above the other for short-medium distance. Additional accessories are available for system suspension as well as flying the accompanying CLA118SA subwoofer.

The CLA 118SA is a subwoofer in birch plywood with a 460mm woofer from B&C in a bass reflex port with an extensive laminar airflow, minimizing turbulence and power compression. The Class-D, switching power amplifier module is constructed in die-cast aluminum with natural convection, and is rated at 1200W, delivering SPL of 133dB. Onboard DSP also offers functions such as filtering, equalization and protection.

When you need to extend the performance of the CLA406A, especially in live applications, the CLA118SA acts as a support and base for the CLA406A column that can be applied, via optional hardware, with M20 points positioned on the top of the sub.

VERTUS CLA 406A
600W + 300W
133 dB SPL
Active Column Line Array
2-way bi-amplified line array column system
4 x 165mm (6.5”)  custom woofer voice coil 38mm (1.5”)
B&C HF neodymium driver with 36mm (1.4”) exit and 64mm (2.5”) voice coil
Waveguide FBT large format with dispersion 100 ° H x 25 ° V
Frequency response from 65Hz to 20KHz
Amplifiers Class D 600Wrms for LF and HF 300Wrms with switching power supply
Processor DSP with 8 EQ presets
Control Panel with XLR input and link, volume, presets, filter-HP, ground-lift
Neutrik powerCON power IN and LINK connectors
12mm (1/2”) birch plywood with scratch-resistant coating.
12 attachment points above and below for the optional hardware that allows the installation of hanging or pair two CLA406A with angle of 0 ° – 10 ° – 20 ° in the vertical plane
Top side tilted 10 ° for the inclination of two columns without damaging gap between the waveguides for a wavefront consistent over the 18kHz
35mm (1.3/8”)  top hat for stand mount facility

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VERTUS CLA 118SA
Processed Active Subwoofer
1200W – 138 dB SPL
Active subwoofer in bass-reflex design
460mm (18”) B&C high excursion woofer with 75mm (3”) voice coil
Frequency response from 33Hz to 100Hz
1200W RMS Class D power amplifier with swittching mode power supply
Processor DSP with 8 presets, cardioid configuration, delay
Control Panel with XLR input and link, volume, presets, delay, phase 0 ° -180 °, ground-lift
Neutrik powerCON power IN and LINK connectors
15mm (5/8”) birch plywood with scratch-resistant coating Stackable
M20 (20mm) top mount speaker stand socket, two diecast aluminium carrying handles with rubber inserts
Optional 4 swivel-mount casters 80mm (3.15”) on request
Suitable for low frequency extension and reinforcement of the CLA406A array, especially for live performance

FBT

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