AVANTE Audio to demonstrate new ‘mini’ line array and PA at InfoComm 2023

Professional audio manufacturer AVANTE Audio is preparing to showcase three exciting new products at the 2023 InfoComm trade show in Orlando, FL.

Launched earlier this year, the new and approved Imperio Pro ‘mini’ line array is a unique modular system that is incredibly compact, extremely versatile and, most importantly, sounds fantastic.

It comprises the IMP205 array module alongside the new IMP118 sub-cabinet, which will be available in Summer 2023.

Both active speaker enclosures can be combined in multiples and deployed in a variety of different configurations to create PA systems suitable for everything from small indoor parties and conferences to large outdoor events and concerts.

In addition, also on display will be AVANTE Audio’s new AS8 ACDC, which will also begin shipping in the summer. This easily portable battery-powered column PA system is perfect for acoustic solo performers, small bands, mobile entertainers and any situation where amplified music is needed but power isn’t available.

Intended for easy transportation and very fast setup, the Imperio Pro IMP205 is a lightweight, high-output active line array element that can be utilised in a variety of different configurations – both ground-stacked and flown – to cover a wide range of applications and audience sizes.

Combining high-quality neodymium components with Class-D digital amplifier modules and advanced 32-bit internal signal processing, it delivers unrivalled audio fidelity and deployment flexibility for a speaker of its size.

Measuring just 12.8-inches by 7.3-inches by 8.8-inches (324mm by 184.8mm by 224mm), this compact array module packs in a pair of 5-inch neodymium low-mid transducers alongside six 1.75-inch IDVAT (Inverted Dome Vertical Array Technology) high-frequency drivers.

This configuration allows the unit to deliver a broad frequency response of 100Hz – 20kHz with a wide horizontal dispersion angle of 100⁰. The unit’s internal Class D 2-way amplifier has a PFC switching power supply. It is rated at 440W RMS (1700W peak), which allows it to deliver an impressive maximum output of 128dB (single box measured on Axis at 1m).

Designed specifically for use alongside IMP205s, the brand-new Imperio Pro IMP118 active sub-bass speaker features a high-power 18-inch driver with a 4-inch voice coil driven by a 2400W RMS Class-D amplifier.

Offering inbuilt DSP for customisable crossover frequencies and selectable coverage patterns (omni, cardioid, or end fire), this attractive new sub offers powerful and punchy low-frequency reproduction from an easily portable cabinet.

Constructed from 10-ply 15mm birch with a black polyurea finish and powder-coated steel grille, the road-ready cabinet is fitted with a pair of recessed handles, interlocking skid feet, rubber rear feet and convenient in-built EZ-Stacking hardware to allow multiple cabinets to be securely locked together when positioned on top of one another.

Perfectly portable, the new AS8 ACDC is a self-contained active column PA system which features Bluetooth 5.0+® connectivity, an onboard mixer and an internal rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery.

The system consists of an active sub enclosure, loaded with an eight-inch neodymium subwoofer, which has a three-channel mixer built into its top panel.

The sub also features a SAM (Secure Array Mount) socket which allows the two speaker columns to lock securely to the sub and to one another without risk of being toppled over.

One column is loaded with six precision-aligned 2.75-inch neodymium drivers while the other serves as a spacer to lift the speaker column up to optimal height. The audio signal for the speaker column is passed through the spacer, eliminating the need for a speaker cable and ensuring a neat and tidy setup.

An efficient 250W RMS (1000W peak) Class D 2-way amplifier with a switching power design is built into the sub, which delivers a maximum output SPL of 116dB.

The mixer features two channels with combination XLR/jack inputs, which are switchable between mic and line level, alongside a flexible third channel.

This offers a choice between a single mono or stereo pair of one-quarter-inch jack inputs, a 1/8” stereo jack input, or wireless connection via Bluetooth. Each channel has a dedicated level control and individual level controls for low and high frequencies.

Bluetooth can also be used to wirelessly link two AS8 ACDC systems to create a stereo pair. The internal battery allows for between four and five hours of standalone operation, with useful LEDs located on the rear panel to provide a visual indication of the battery’s charge status.

“Everyone who has heard the new Imperio Pro IMP205 line array elements paired with the Imperio Pro IMP118 sub so far has been blown away,” commented AVANTE Audio’s Product Engineer Tony Mirador.

“The audio output and sonic clarity they deliver from such compact and easily portable enclosures really does have to be heard to be believed. So, we’re looking forward to showcasing these exciting new products to systems integrators and other audio professionals at this year’s InfoComm.

“We’ll also be showcasing the AS8 ACDC, which is an extremely versatile portable PA system that has everything a solo artist, small group or mobile entertainer needs to take their show on the road and perform absolutely anywhere!”

InfoComm is the largest professional audiovisual trade show in North America. This year it will take place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, from Wednesday 14th June-Friday 16th June. Avante Audio’s new products will be showcased on the booth of its parent company, the ADJ Group, which will be #5745 in the main hall.