ISE 2017 Best of Show winners14 February 2017
NewBay’s ISE 2017 Best of Show Awards for PSNEurope were given to Bose Professional, MC2 Audio and Yamaha Pro Audio.
Bose Professional won for its ShowMatch DeltaQ array loudspeakers, which feature field-changeable waveguides. DeltaQ array technology improves sound quality and vocal clarity by providing selectable coverage patterns that direct more sound energy to the audience by allowing directivity, or “Q,” to vary with each array module. The loudspeakers are available with 5-degree, 10-degree or 20-degree vertical coverage with class-leading versatility that allows J-array, constant-curvature, or DeltaQ array configurations.
MC2 Audio was recognised for its Delta Series Processing and Network Audio Amplification, which combines new technology power amplification with the highest definition of XTA DSP. Powerful processing features such as FIR filtering and Dante Networking work alongside unique enhancements including 4 local + 4 aux DSP channels, meaning a single Delta DSP amplifier can control a stereo 4-way system with no external processing.
Yamaha was awarded for its ultra-compact loudspeaker, the VXS1ML. A major innovation is the marrying of a brand new, specifically-developed large diameter voice coil and ultra-compact 1.5″ full-range driver, which deliver a frequency response of 180Hz ~ 20kHz and uniform dispersion of 170 degrees, both horizontally and vertically.
Karl Christmas (pictured), senior product specialist at Yamaha, says: “The ISE this year has been one of the busiest trade fairs that we’ve exhibited at for quite some time. Winning the PSNE Best of Show for the VXS1ML was icing on the cake for the whole Yamaha team.”
Picture: First: (L-R) Akira Mochimaru, general manager of Bose Pro, and Saskia Geers, marketing support specialist. Second: Waring Hayes, technical brand manager for MC2 Audio