ISE 2018: Adamson Previews New Point Source Models from Acclaimed IS-Series
Adamson Systems Engineering will be at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2018 with a pair of new point source additions to its heralded IS-Series of install-focused loudspeaker products in Booth U270, Hall 15 and will be previewing the new models in a series of intimate and informative IS-Series demonstrations at the nearby De Balie theatre.
On display at the show are the latest additions to the IS-Series: the IS7p and IS10p. Like the existing IS-Series offerings – the IS7 and IS10 two-way, full-range line array cabinets and IS118 and IS119 subwoofers – the new point source models pack Adamson’s sophisticated tour-grade technology into a sleek package with rugged and unobtrusive rigging solutions, keeping the focus on the architecture in any given application.
The IS7p is a two-way point source cabinet with two ND7-LM16 7” Kevlar Low-Mid drivers (2x 16 Ω) and one NH3-8 1.4” exit compression driver (8 Ω). The IS10p is a two-way point source cabinet containing two ND10-LM 10” Kevlar Low-Mid drivers (2x 16 Ω) and again one NH3-8 1.4” exit compression driver (8 Ω).
Both loudspeakers feature newly designed waveguides, which have been refined through boundary element analysis (BEM) and incorporate the best aspects of 30 years of Adamson waveguide technology. The rotatable waveguides are available with nominal dispersion patterns of 70° x 40° or 100° x 50°, respectively, and ensure a smooth transition from on- to off-axis positions, delivering natural sound without diffraction or lobing. Depending on the application, their full-range capabilities can negate the need for a subwoofer and with their high SPL-to-size ratio, the IS7p and IS10p are remarkably efficient solutions.
The choices in dispersion pattern enable the IS7p and IS10p to be used as main systems or to supplement larger setups as fill cabinets in theaters, musicals and houses of worship as well as dance clubs, large meeting rooms, and arenas. The comprehensive rigging options mean the new models can be easily deployed for all of these applications, from main house systems to under-balcony and lip fills and beyond.
The cabinets feature marine-grade birch plywood and aircraft-grade aluminum and steel. The models come equipped with Speakon NL4 connectors (IS7p and IS10p) or barrier strips (IS7pb and IS10pb). A plate-and-screw rigging system is placed on four faces of the enclosure, with a multitude of accessories allowing the enclosure to be deployed seamlessly in a variety of applications.