Today, at the opening of the Prolight + Sound conference, L-Acoustics announced the launch of the X Series, a new line of coaxial speakers for the installation and rental markets.
The three new enclosures in the X Series family represent the most recent engineering innovations at L-Acoustics and directly benefit from the research and development that led to the launch of K2 last year.
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 per cent weight reduction. Used as a stage monitor, the X Series offers low latency monitor presets and a seven per cent lower profile. In installation applications the X Series comes with a complete range of flexible rigging accessories and a RAL custom colour programme, improved radiation control, low frequency performance, and pristine sound for short throw applications.
Christophe Combet, head of acoustic and instrumentation at L-Acoustics, said: “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. We optimised the design, ergonomics, acoustical performance and weight. We used new carpentry techniques to optimise internal volumes, maximise bass and eliminate vibrations, designing a new, aerodynamic form with a slender, low profile that gives a profound feeling of power.”
“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."
X Series comes as an addition to the ultra-compact fill 5XT launched in 2013, and it will ship in Q4 2015.