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Adamson: Project Energia Beta II begins

Adamson previewed the next phase of the company’s Project Energia at Prolight + Sound this year, writes Erica Basnicki.

Adamson previewed the next phase of the company’s Project Energia at Prolight + Sound this year. The company is in the early stages of Beta II, which will see a Class D amplifier module shock-mounted to the inside of the hub of the e-Capsule – the centre of the E15 line source system launched in July 2011. Brock Adamson told PSNEurope: “The scope of Energia is far greater than just the E15 system. Energia is the future of our technology at Adamson, and it will be scaled into our products throughout the range.” On display at Frankfurt was Adamson’s red-hot master Ground Control system. The unit features a built in UPS – which will slave multiple distribution panels – and will provide advanced diagnostics on angular data of every enclosure, voltage and current monitoring, voice coil temperature, amp temperature, and individual band control in every cabinet. A new subwoofer – the T18 (pictured with Brock) – is also part of the Beta II roll-out. A prototype was also on display in Frankfurt, and the company is promising more products to come: “We are scheduled to release two additional loudspeakers in Beta II with power, ground control and distribution over the next six months,” said Adamson. “The response to our sneak peak of this technology at Frankfurt was received with incredible enthusiasm to say the least.” Adamson Systems Engineering began the ‘semi-secret’ roll-out of the Project Energia initiative last summer, with beta-testing in Europe, the USA and Asia.

The design was conceived after years spent analysing what Adamson describes as “the inefficiencies found in sound reinforcement and with performance venue optimisation”. Beta II field-testing with clients will begin in May.