Tannoy: VSX Series
Pioneering UK loudspeaker manufacturer Tannoy has revealed its new VSX Series line of subwoofer devices. Developed to augment the recently launched VX Series and VXP Series line of full-range sound reinforcement loudspeakers, the new VSX Series initially comprises of five passive enclosures, with powered versions promised to follow later in the year.
Developed from the ground up, VSX Series is precision engineered to deliver high impact, low and ultra-low frequency reinforcement in a compact format. Powerful and versatile performers in either installed sound or portable/live PA applications, VSX Series is ideal for providing high definition, extended low-end response for Tannoy’s wide range of installation loudspeaker systems.
The new range comprises of five passive models - three of which are band-pass configuration: VSX 8.2BP, VSX 10BP and VSX 12.2BP and two direct-radiating devices: VSX 15DR and VSX 18DR. All models feature a compact volume and footprint relative to their driver complement and performance capabilities, with each one optimised for maximum efficiency. This makes VSX Series well suited for applications where deep and powerful bass output has to be packed into dimensionally tight spaces.
Additionally, VSX Series heralds the introduction of Tannoy’s EMT (Excursion Management Technology) on the VSX 8.2BP, VSX 10BP and VSX 12.2BP, which optimises tonal balance and harmonic output through precisely engineered enclosure geometry and innovative transducer design; delivering well-defined low frequency reinforcement at high sound pressure levels, with extremely low distortion and power compression, while maintaining a uniform frequency response throughout the device’s dynamic range.
All models boast a rugged and durable birch ply enclosure, with ergonomic Integrip carry handles and integrated, recessed termination panels with NL4 speakON and barrier strip connections for ease-of-install (speakON connectors are angled and recessed into the cabinet, allowing for flush-mounting to a wall, floor or ceiling irrespective of connection).
VSX Series subwoofers can easily be coupled with VX Series and VXP Series for portable PA applications thanks to an integrated pole-mount recess and the optional VTH pole mount, eliminating the need for tripods. All enclosures are available in a black or white durable paint finish, with Weather Protected (WP) optional specification available on the VSX 15DR and VSX 18DR - featuring Line-X coating, weatherised transducers, Airnet-lined grilles and stainless steel fixings and hardware.
Tannoy will be supporting the launch of the new range with the introduction of a new software tool to facilitate the design of cardioid, steered and end-fire subwoofer arrays using its range of subwoofers - including the new VSX models. This will be made available to download for free from the Tannoy website.
VSX Series is shipping in Q3 2012.
• Five band-pass and direct-radiating configurations to cover multitude of applications
• New band-pass designs featuring EMT, for higher output, lower distortion and greater reliability
• New lower profile cabinet designs, packing more performance into less space
• Recessed Integrip handles for ease of handling
• Recessed termination panels for flush mounting of connectors and flexible installation positioning
• Multiple flying points for overhead installation applications
• Recessed pole-mount locations for use in portable PA applications
• Weather protected options on selected models
• Custom colour finishes available for aesthetic integration