Bose Professional recently demonstrated the company's ShowMatch DeltaQ array loudspeakers in the UK, showcasing the new technology which offers the ability to build a range of different configurations, along with the traditional j-array or constant curvature.
DeltaQ originates from the ability to change directivity or “Q” for each array module. When combined in an array, acoustic energy is highly focused and can be matched to audience areas more accurately, unlike traditional line arrays, which typically have significantly less pattern control.
ShowMatch full-range loudspeakers will be available in three models (5/10/20-degree vertical) and feature a compact two-way design, including four improved Bose EMB2S compression drivers and two proprietary Bose eight-inch neodymium woofers. Each model ships with two sets of field-changeable horizontal waveguides for narrow or wide pattern control. The arrays are capable of generating a maximum SPL of up to 145 dB.
Speaking at a launch event in the UK last month, which is part of a global tour, Fuat Koro, Bose Professional’s global sales & marketing director, says the company believes the DeltaQ is the next generation of array technology.
“We do believe that we offer a value proposition that is different than perhaps a traditional approach to live music or fixed install – in this case we give designers, consultants and system integrators an additional level of flexibility whether it comes to coverage control, the consistent tonal balance or being able to vary the coverage independent of SPL,” he says.
The loudspeakers are scheduled to begin shipping to dealers in November 2016.