Renkus-Heinz Stretches Iconyx Compact Series Steerable Columns to Bring Intelligible Sound to Larger Spaces

December 7 2020, 00:55
California-based loudspeaker manufacturer Renkus-Heinz continues undeterred in its effort to lead the industry towards networked, digitally steerable, and fully integrated Reference Point Array sound reinforcement systems. The company now announced two new products in its latest Iconyx Compact Series: the Iconyx Compact 36/3-RN and the 48/3-RN. The two tallest solutions bring the benefits of the Iconyx family into an impressively compact and architecturally friendly package.

Introduced already in 2020, and currently with four base models, the new Renkus-Heinz Iconyx Compact speaker family puts the flexibility and directivity of the Iconyx digitally steerable concept into a size that can almost disappear into any space. The combination of 3 inch, full-range drivers and a state-of-the art 12-channel amplifier, along with the company's extensive experience in beam-steering arrays, allowed Renkus-Heinz to optimize performance and directivity in a much compact solution, ideal for spaces where even the classic Iconyx arrays might be too large. 

The addition of the ICC 36/3 and ICC 48/3 models completes the portfolio in the new Iconyx Compact Series, which opens up more opportunities for integrators in the house of worship, corporate, transportation, education, and government markets. The very narrow profile blends into nearly any environment, while the exceptional control of directivity can help with the most challenging acoustics, making the exceptional performance of beam-steered line arrays available to even the most architecturally sensitive spaces. 

"The ICC 36/3 is three meters (10 feet) in length and the ICC 48/3 is four meters (13 feet) in length, all while remaining in the same ultra-compact footprint," says Ralph Heinz, Chief Technical Officer at Renkus-Heinz. "This design allows the 36/3 and 48/3 to provide significantly more low frequency control, an important consideration for applications where reverberation times peak at low frequencies. In addition, the longer columns will project coherent, highly intelligible sound for longer distances, negating the need for labor intensive distributed systems in many applications."

Both the ICC 36/3 and ICC 48/3, which offer 36 and 48 channels respectively, are constructed based on the same 3" full-range, high sensitivity, treated paper cone drivers. These feature an amplifier and DSP channel for each driver. The new products also offer full RHAON II beam-steering with the latest U.R.G.O beam algorithms, a movable acoustic center, multiple beam opening angles and high-pass filtering of individual beams. That means all of the fidelity and musicality expected of a Renkus-Heinz product – just found in a footprint 40 percent smaller than the classic Iconyx.
All models in the Iconyx Compact series are available with analog and AES outputs, including loop-out connectors, with the RD1 models adding Dante digital network audio. All are also available in white and black standard, with custom color matching as an option. The included wall-mount brackets make mounting easy and connections become nearly invisible behind the arrays.
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