RCF has announced the introduction of the NX 985-A, a new three-way active loudspeaker equipped with the company’s transducers and a two-channel amplifier stated to deliver 2100 watts that’s designed to produce coherent 100 x 60-degree coverage with stated maximum SPL of 138 dB.
It includes a 1.75-inch neodymium compression driver working with a constant directivity waveguide, an 8-inch cone midrange (2.5-inch voice coil) on a phase-coherent waveguide, and a 15-inch woofer. Also onboard are the company’s proprietary Bass Motion Control (BMC) technology and FiRPHASE processing.
BMC replaces high-pass filters that normally protect the woofer motion from becoming destructive, but they can change the phase behavior. It works by creating a map of the dynamic behavior of the woofer to generate a custom algorithm that only limits over-excursions.
The two-channel NX 9 class-D amplifier is stated to be 50 percent more powerful than previous models, able to manage extreme sound pressure levels with a fast attack, realistic transient response, and low heat loss. The input circuit has a new low distortion design with an advanced safety limiter that’s designed to maintain the character of the input signal at all levels. All NX 9 amplifiers are designed according to EN62368-1 for added safety and are equipped with a switch-mode power supply that provides high efficiency with minimum weight.
The rugged all-plywood cabinet is designed to be easy to carry via ergonomic side handles and secure to install using the dedicated M10 rigging points and accessories. It can also be coupled for improved coverage. From the cabinet to the final texture and the protective grille, NX 985-A is designed for rugged use on the road as well as for fixed installations.
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