Bose Professional is now shipping its Panaray MSA12X modular steerable array loudspeaker. The self-powered Panaray MSA12X features a slim, unobtrusive acoustic design with 12 full-range 2.25-inch transducers in a columnar array configuration, to provide consistent audio levels with outstanding vocal intelligibility and full-range music reinforcement in acoustically challenging spaces.
The MSA12X includes 12 internal power amplifiers (50 watts per channel, total 600-watt rated power) and on-board DSP to allow digital control and beam steering of the array’s vertical coverage pattern. The proprietary Articulated ArrayTM configuration allows wide, 160-degree horizontal coverage. Independent level and EQ control is supported for two separate beams per array and on-board memory stores up to 10 user-selectable presets. The MSA12X features both Dante network connectivity and a line-level analog input.
The modular design allows up to three MSA12X units to be vertically arrayed to increase coverage distance and low-frequency pattern control. The slim, low-profile elegant enclosure mounts close to surfaces, blending in with the visual aesthetic of a space and its digital control eliminates protruding pitch brackets. An integrated mounting bracket allows up to 90-degrees of horizontal pivot away from surfaces.
The release of Bose Modeler software (version 6.10) features a new array placement function for the Panaray MSA12X, allowing designers to visualize and adjust location, size, beam type and steering patterns required for the installation space. Configuration data from Modeler is routed through ControlSpace Designer software for network upload to MSA12X modules. Designer also performs network management and diagnosis of MSA12X modules and offers steer/spread control for basic installations.