WorxAudio TrueLine Loudspeakers Add Active Integration and Dante

October 6 2014, 09:00
WorxAudio Technologies, now a division of PreSonus Audio Electronics, announced that the company’s new TrueLine X2i-P/D, X3i-P/D, and X5i-P/D line array systems and X115i-P/D and X118i-P/D subwoofers will incorporate PreSonus Active Integration technology and PreSonus’ SL-Dante-SPK card. The TrueLine X2i-P/D, X3i-P/D, and X5i-P/D will be the first line arrays to offer Audinate’s Dante technology with PreSonus Active Integration.

All Active Integration loudspeakers feature a powerful CPU that enables many advanced functions and come with a USB Wi-Fi LAN module to connect to free SL Room Control software over a wireless network.

SL Room Control is an impressive system-configuration application for Mac OS X, Windows, and iPad that provides both individual and grouped speaker control and includes graphic and parametric EQ, notch filters, compressor, limiter, muting, soloing, and level control, in addition to performance monitoring (over temperature, click detection, and excursions).

A network-setup wizard quickly connects each speaker to the wireless network. Additional editing features are available exclusively to WorxAudio customers, including high- and lowpass filters with customizable filter selection and an eight-band parametric EQ with per-band filter selection.

The SL-Dante-SPK card houses a single Ethercon connection for Dante networking and control, providing audio networking capability without sacrificing remote-control capabilities. Dante offers a no hassle, self-configuring, true plug and play digital audio networking experience and is a total solution for transporting low-latency, uncompressed audio over standard Ethernet networks with sample-accurate synchronization, automatic device and channel discovery, and easy-to-use signal routing. The applications for this technology are many; it provides remote control of audio feeds from remote locations, as well as allowing users to create a complete audio system simply by running CAT5 cables rather than audio cables. This technology has extensible uses in integrating small and large audio networks.

The WorxAudio X2i-P/D is a self-powered, two-way, high efficiency, ultra-compact line array loudspeaker system that incorporates two modules, each of which has a medium format, 1-inch-exit compression driver that delivers clear, penetrating high frequencies over a predictable and controlled coverage area. These compression drivers are paired with dual, 8-inch, cone transducers that provide a rich, balanced sound and a frequency range from 45 Hz to 20 kHz (-10 dB).

Similar to the X2i-P/D, the X3i-P/D is a 3-module, all-in-one, compact system with extremely broad-160-degrees-horizontal dispersion and excellent music reproduction characteristics.
The X5i-P/D is a two-way, high efficiency, ultra-compact line array incorporating five modules in a single enclosure for a total of five one-inch-exit, compression high-frequency drivers and ten eight-inch cone transducers for low-frequency reproduction.

The WorxAudio X115i-P/D subwoofer utilizes a single direct radiating, 15-inch, 1,200W cone driver in a vented enclosure. The X118i-P/D utilizes a direct radiating 18-inch, 2,000W cone driver in a tuned enclosure. These designs offer maximum output with minimal distortion and a uniform, extended low-frequency response.

Hugh Sarvis, Managing Director for the PreSonus/WorxAudio loudspeaker division, commented, “Our new Dante-equipped enclosures bring a wealth of functionality to today’s audio professional. Dante’s digital audio networking technology enables the audio engineer to use a single CAT5 cable for both audio and data. Not only does this streamline system cabling, it also improves audio quality. Since audio and data are both in the digital domain, they are not subject to the signal degradation, interference, and other audible anomalies commonly encountered in long cable runs. This advancement in technology marks a dramatic step forward for both touring and installed sound professionals.”

Jim Mack, CEO of PreSonus, reflected on the new products, “These new Active Integration, Dante-equipped loudspeakers are a direct reflection of the benefits resulting from our company’s acquisition of WorxAudio. As one, unified company, we are able to introduce our electronics technology into WorxAudio’s proven loudspeaker designs. The end result is a win-win for audio professionals everywhere.”

More information about PreSonus SL Room Control here
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