L-Acoustics announces that its new X Series, first unveiled in April at Prolight + Sound in Germany, will make its official North American debut at InfoComm 2015.
A new line of coaxial speakers for the installation and rental markets, the three new enclosures in the X Series family—X8, X12 and X15—represent the most recent engineering at L-Acoustics and directly benefit from the research and development that led to the launch of K2 last year.
InfoComm attendees can listen to the X Series in audio demo room 103A on Tuesday, June 16 at 11am, 1pm and 3pm, or Wednesday, June 17 through Friday, June 19 at 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm. The X Series will also be shown on L-Acoustics’ stand, 879.
The new X Series responds to the demands of the industry’s top sound designers.
Improvements include high-excursion neodymium drivers, ellipsoid directivity, laminar vented ports and up to 30 percent weight reduction. Used as a stage monitor, the X Series offers low latency monitor presets and a seven percent lower profile. In installation applications the X Series comes with a complete range of flexible rigging accessories and a RAL custom color program. With improved radiation control and low frequency performance, the X Series is a true point-source system, boasting pristine sound for short throw applications.
“The challenge in creating the X Series was to bring all of the experience we gained in designing the K2 to bear on a new series of reference coaxials,” explains Christophe Combet, head of acoustic and instrumentation at L-Acoustics. “We optimized the design, ergonomics, acoustical performance and weight. We used new carpentry techniques to optimize internal volumes, maximize bass and eliminate vibrations, designing a new, aerodynamic form with a slender, low profile that gives a profound feeling of power.”
X8 – Live Monitor: The X8 is the live monitor of the X series. X8 delivers sound with the L-Acoustics signature, a high SPL and extended bandwidth for operation at front of house position or in control rooms. Its wide conical directivity pattern imparts a sense of spatialization, with no minimum listening distance.
X12 – Multipurpose: The X12 can cover multiple applications in rental and installation. An ellipsoid directivity of 90° x 60° makes it adaptable to front of house application. The X12 comes with a complete range of rigging accessories and RAL color program for versatility and integration. Other features include low weight and optimized ergonomics for easy handling and a passive design for effective amplified controller management.
X15 – Reference Stage Monitor: The X15 is the powerhouse of the series, with beamwidth and acoustic isolation. Its narrow, 40° x 60° directivity gives it immunity to feedback, making it perfect for the stage. Low in profile, light in weight and rugged in build, the X15 boasts integrated risers allowing it to go from 35° to 55° for versatility.
“The X Series is the result of an intense R&D process, fully based on feedback from the professionals of the industry and from our own field experience,” continues Combet. “We look forward to working with our installation and rental partners worldwide on the launch later this year.”
The X Series comes as an addition to the ultra-compact 5XT fill launched in 2013 and will ship in Q4 of 2015.