L-Acoustics will unveil Syva, a new format, high-power speaker system which features six medium-frequency and three high-frequency speakers in a J-shaped progressive curvature format. The "groundbreaking" transducer arrangement (called ‘segment source’) produces an H/V 140° x 26° (+5/-21°) directivity pattern that is “optimised for exceptional surface coverage and 35 metres of throw”, says the company.
Syva is an aimed at the corporate events market, arts centres, houses of worship, home cinemas and lounge bars.
Syva can be accompanied by the Syva Low high power subwoofer or Syva Sub infra extension to achieve a 142dB max SPL. Its companion Syva Low enclosure features two K2-grade 12” drivers designed to provide low frequency contour and extended bandwidth down to 40Hz. Similarly Syva Sub features one KS28-grade 12” driver, to further extend the bandwidth of the system in the infrasound domain down to 27Hz. One LA4X amplified controller can drive up to four Syva enclosures.
Syva can be wall- or pole-mounted, as well as flown, or used alone with its baseplate. Alternatively, Syva can be rapidly mounted on top of Syva Low or Syva Sub using the AutoConnect plug-and-play audio and physical link.
“The introduction of Syva is a landmark for L-Acoustics,” says Stéphane Ecalle, director of marketing at L-Acoustics. “Syva is a new breed of sound system combining the benefits of line source technology with a plug-and-play approach, in a sleek design, tailor-made for places where elegance and discretion are paramount.”
The Syva system will be on display at the L-Acoustics booth at ISE in Amsterdam from 7-10 February and first orders are expected to be ship in early June 2017.