ISE 2017: L-Acoustics launching Syva system

L-Acoustics will unveil Syva, a new high-power speaker system featuring six medium-frequency and three high-frequency speakers in a J-shaped progressive curvature format.

The ‘groundbreaking’ new 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, the company says.

Syva is ideal for corporate events, fashion and trade shows, as well as sound reinforcement in amphitheatres and performing arts centres. L-Acoustics predicts that the modern, sleek design will also make it an attractive option for houses of worship and intimate settings such as home cinemas or lounge bars.

The speakers can be accompanied by the Syva Low high-power subwoofer or Syva Sub infra extension to achieve a 142 dB max SPL. The Syva Low enclosure offers two K2-grade 12” drivers designed to provide low frequency contour and extended bandwidth down to 40 Hz. Similarly, Syva Sub is equipped with one KS28-grade 12” driver to further extend the bandwidth of the system in the infrasound domain down to 27 Hz. 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. A RAL colour programme allows Syva to blend into any architecture.

“The introduction of Syva is a landmark for L-Acoustics,” said 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 (#7-X220) at ISE in Amsterdam from 7-10 February 2017, and first orders are expected to start shipping in early June 2017.