Building on the success of its VARI 2300 multipurpose powered loudspeakers, Harbinger has introduced the VARI 4000 series two-way loudspeakers. For demanding DJs, musicians, and audio event hosts, the VARI 4000 series combines 2,500 watts (peak) of Class D amplification with the company’s XR loudspeaker technology, with headroom and audio clarity throughout its extended frequency range.
The new VARI 4112 utilizes Harbinger’s custom XR 12-inch low-frequency driver to deliver up to 129 dB SPL. The VARI 4115 employs an XR 15-inch LF driver to crank out up to 130 dB SPL. Both models feature the company’s XR compression tweeter and offer an overall frequency response of from 35 Hz to 22 kHz.
A precision DSP crossover and full-bandwidth frequency management-including a seven-band EQ, knob-controlled treble and bass EQ, and a low-cut filter-ensure accurate, high fidelity sound. A built-in frequency response display on the loudspeaker’s color graphic LCD shows the frequency response curves that result from the current settings, and an iOS app lets users easily tune and customize systems from anywhere in the venue, using a Bluetooth wireless connection.
Ten preset voicings, which can be edited in the iOS app, instantly configure the sound-optimizing DSP for common applications, such as Standard use, Club, Live Band, Vocal Boost, and Floor Monitor/Wall. You also can create and save five custom presets. A transparent, dynamic DSP limiter provides system protection at maximum volume. In addition to controlling these DSP features, the iOS app accesses several other parameters, including which loudspeaker outputs left and right in a stereo pair.
Harbinger VARI 4000 series loudspeakers offer a variety of inputs, so some applications don’t require a mixer. Both the VARI 4112 and the VARI 4115 have three independent input channels and five simultaneous audio inputs. Channels 1 and 2 have two mic/guitar/line combo inputs, while Channel 3 features left and right 1/4-inch line inputs, a stereo 1/8-inch Aux input, and wireless Bluetooth audio input.
Users can utilize one or more pairs of VARI 4112s or VARI 4115s as a main stereo sound system but VARI 4000-series loudspeakers can serve as a wide stereo amplification system for keyboards and more by taking advantage of Harbinger’s Smart Stereo routing. Smart Stereo allows easy volume and tone control for two or more loudspeakers from the master unit or from the iOS app. It also lets you integrate Harbinger VARI 2318S 18-inch subwoofers with unified tuning and volume control from the master VARI 4000-series loudspeaker.
VARI 4000 series loudspeakers can be used in a free-standing system, as floor monitors, pole mounted, or flown using threaded fly points.