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ISE 2013: Tannoy introduces new flagship QFlex 64

The QFlex 64 is now the largest model in the range, with 64 individual drivers each with its own amplification channel and DSP, in a 5.5 metre high column enclosure.

Tannoy has launched a new flagship digital beam steering loudspeaker array at ISE, the QFlex 64. The QFlex 64 is now the largest model in the range, with 64 individual drivers each with its own amplification channel and DSP, in a 5.5 metre high column enclosure. Tannoy reports that this new model offers greater low frequency directivity control (down to 110 Hz), increased effective range and throw, and greatly improved headroom and SPL. “The ability of any steerable column to control directivity vs. frequency is proportional to its length. Our new QFlex 64 is nearly twice as long as the existing QFlex 48 model. As a result, what a QFlex 48 can do at 200 Hz, a QFlex 64 will be able to achieve down at 110 Hz,” explained Philippe Robineau, Tannoy’s director of engineering. “Of course, in environments with challenging acoustics, having effective beam control down to 150 Hz is important to achieve exceptional levels of intelligibility, especially in spaces with particularly high RT60.” QFlex 64 also benefits from a new feature update, which applies across the entire QFlex range, providing two on-board steering presets. This will allow users to quickly reconfigure an installed QFlex column to an alternative coverage pattern with the flick of a remote switch (or via 3rd party control such as AMX or Crestron). Mark Copeland, product manager for Tannoy, commented: “This new flagship model has the most advanced feature set and performance capabilities of any product Tannoy has ever produced. Moreso, its development has been driven specifically by market demand, to meet the needs of specific installation requirements of some of our key customers – further highlighting Tannoy’s continuing commitment to give our customer the ‘best-in-class’ products that technology will allow.” www.tannoy.com

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