Innovox Audio has selected Powersoft amplification modules for use in its Flex Synergy modular audiovisual loudspeakers and HLA family of hybrid line arrays, according to Innovox founder Chris Oswood. Innovox, which specialises in loudspeakers for visual display support applications as well as houses of worship and small to midsize theatres and auditoriums, went with Powersoft D-Cell 504 and DigiMod modules for their products due to their superior sound quality, compact form factor, and advanced DSP integration. The modules help Innovox realise their loudspeaker design goals, enabling their products to consume as little space as possible while delivering clear, powerful audio in a range of environments.
“The capabilities of Powersoft amplifiers are well-synergised with our design priorities at Innovox,” said Chris. “Sound quality is the key determining factor when choosing an amplifier for Innovox loudspeakers, and Powersoft amplification modules excel in that department. Their compact footprint also helps us minimise package size for power delivered, which allows integrators to obtain optimal functional placement with our HLA family loudspeakers in any architectural environment and enables us pack in all the amplification required to power our Flex Synergy systems within the unit itself.”
Scalable Audio for the Screen
Innovox’s Flex Synergy system is a modular corporate audiovisual solution that allows a customisable array of components, including Innovox’s compact ribbon high-frequency drivers, low frequency drivers, and mini-subwoofers, to be combined into a frame-like apparatus. The frame can be attached to a media screen and is sized to fit; applications have included media walls and screens upwards of 30ft in width. Powersoft D-Cell 504 modules are installed within the frame for a completely self-contained audio delivery package and are technician accessible via a removable front grill without de-installation. “Speech intelligibility is of critical importance in these applications, as often they are related to video conferencing solutions, and Powersoft amplification combines perfectly with our proprietary speaker design to allow listeners to decode the complex information presented,” said Chris.
The HLA family of loudspeakers covers Innovox’s theatre, auditorium, and houses of worship markets, the largest environments for which the company designs loudspeakers. Here the high output and clarity of Powersoft’s Digimod amplifiers is critical to the success of Innovox’s designs. As with the Flex Synergy line, intelligibility of speech remains a key concern for Chris and the Innovox team. The HLA family utilizes Innovox’s own innovative loudspeaker technology, featuring arrays of their ribbon high frequency drivers and compact midrange drivers, further refined by the DSP embedded within their Powersoft modules.
Refined Out of the Box
Powersoft’s Armonía software provides Innovox with additional tools for maximising the performance of their speakers with speech applications in mind. “Armonía is a powerful and flexible platform that enables us to ensure that our speakers are optimised for speech delivery out of the box. The ability to pre-load our custom presets into the Powersoft DSP before delivering the speakers ensures excellent performance and intelligibility even for smaller installations that may not have access to a dedicated expert to tune the system on-site,” Chris explains. “Our integrators are extremely pleased that thanks to Powersoft DSP they are able to guarantee their clients that our speakers will perform well in any environment without additional tuning.
Customised for Excellence
All of Innovox’s loudspeaker lines are built to order, allowing the company to select the perfect module based on the application and project budget. “With the HLA family we use the Digimod 3004 most frequently, with DSP 4 and DSP D depending on performance requirements,” Chris added. Innovox can also build their units as passive loudspeakers for use with Powersoft rack amplifiers, preloading the rack amps with the exact Armonía presets they use on the Powersoft modules to ensure the same plug-and-play performance. “The form factor and DSP are amazing assets of Powersoft amplification, but ultimately it all comes down to the sound quality,” said Chris. “Powersoft truly excels in that department, making it a cut above any other manufacturer on the market and enabling Innovox loudspeakers to perform to their full potential.”