SoundTube Adds Pendant Dante Network-Enabled Speakers to Line

July 4 2017, 03:00
An industry first, SoundTube added three pendant speakers to its Dante-enabled line of installed speaker products. The IPD-RS62-EZ and IPD-RS82-EZ use SoundTube’s BroadBeam Ring high-frequency dispersion technology for clear, understandable messaging and music over a wide area, even off-axis from the speakers. The high-power IPD-HP82-EZ uses a BroadBeam HP compression driver with waveguide for use in rooms with extra high ceilings.

SoundTube Entertainment develops and manufactures speakers for installed sound applications. The company pioneered the pendant speaker and today offers the industry's broadest selection of pendant speakers using its own patented BroadBeam technology, that ensures the best possible dispersion of high frequencies in multiple applications. SoundTube, part of MSE Audio, which also includes the Soundsphere, SolidDrive, Rockustics, Phase Technology and Induction Dynamics brands, has pioneered the advantages of networked speakers and currently markets one of the most extensive portfolios of Dante-enabled speakers for commercial installation.

Applications for IPD pendants include any facility with high or open ceilings, such as houses of worship, schools, hotels and meeting spaces, bars, and restaurants. With digital signals plus power sent directly to the speakers via standard category cable, SoundTube’s Dante speakers do not require amplifiers or D/A converters, and they are interoperable with a host of other products operating on Audinate's Dante platform worldwide. They may be used with SoundTube’s ST-Net Switch, offering up to 40 watts PoE to each speaker, or with standard PoE or PoE+ switches.

The IPD-HP82-EZ and IPD-RS82-EZ models are Dante-addressable coaxial pendant speaker with one 8.0 inch (203 mm) high power coaxial driver, the first with a BroadBeamHP compression driver technology for long throw and smooth directivity, while the RS model features BroadBeam Ring technology for consistently smooth high frequency. SoundTube also introduced a smaller open-ceiling coaxial pendant model, IPD-RS62-EZ, using one 6.5 inch (165 mm) coaxial driver with BroadBeam Ring. The enclosures are constructed of injection molded ABS with glasber reinforcement for lasting durability in indoor or outdoor applications, featuring also an aluminum grille with protective powder coated finish.

Configuration and zoning of the speakers are accomplished via software and all models include hanging hardware with galvanized steel cables and hanging bracket for fast, easy and secure installation. Units may be hung or mounted direct-to-conduit via locking cover plate. All three speakers will be available in a black or white (paintable) finish. Availability is planned for Q4 2017. /
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