InfoComm 2012: Tannoy unveils new VSX Series installation subwoofers

Loudspeaker manufacturer Tannoy has unveiled its new VSX Series line of subwoofer devices at InfoComm 2012.

Developed to augment the recently launched VX Series and VXP Series line of full-range sound reinforcement loudspeakers, the new VSX Series is comprised of five passive enclosures, with powered versions set to follow later this year.

The VSX Series is designed to provide high impact, low and ultra-low frequency reinforcement in a compact format across a range of installed sound or portable/live PA applications.

Comprised of five passive models – three in band-pass configuration (VSX 8.2BP, VSX 10BP and VSX 12.2BP) and two direct-radiating devices (VSX 15DR and VSX 18DR) – all items in the new range feature a compact volume and footprint relative to their driver complement and performance capabilities.

Furthermore, the VSX Series marks the introduction of Tannoy’s EMT (Excursion Management Technology) on the VSX 8.2BP, VSX 10BP and VSX 12.2BP, which is designed to optimise tonal balance and harmonic output to deliver well-defined low frequency reinforcement at high sound pressure levels with low distortion and power compression, while maintaining a uniform frequency response throughout the device’s range.

All models come with a birch ply enclosure with Integrip carry handles and integrated, recessed termination panels with NL4 speakON and barrier strip connections for ease-of-install (speakON connectors are angled and recessed into the cabinet, allowing for flush-mounting to a wall, floor or ceiling irrespective of connection).

VSX Series subwoofers can be coupled with VX Series and VXP Series for portable PA applications via an integrated pole-mount recess and the optional VTH pole mount, eliminating the need for tripods. All enclosures are available in a black or white durable paint finish, with Weather Protected (WP) optional specification available on the VSX 15DR and VSX 18DR – featuring Line-X coating, weatherised transducers, Airnet-lined grilles and stainless steel fixings and hardware.

Tannoy will be supporting the launch of the new range with the introduction of a new software tool to facilitate the design of cardioid, steered and end-fire subwoofer arrays using its range of subwoofers – including the new VSX models. This will be made available to download for free from the Tannoy website.

VSX Series is shipping in Q3 2012.

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