ISE 2018: Amate Audio launching smart active compact speakers

ISE 2018 will see Amate Audio “publicly debut” Nítid, its latest high performance, ultra-compact active loudspeaker series.

This compact, smart active speaker series from the Barcelona-based manufacturer aggregates digital power amplification and system control technologies, with advanced electroacoustic design optimisation techniques, to achieve high levels of sonic quality, power, performance and versatility.

Nítid comprises compact line array, sub-bass, and column systems along with ultra low form-factor 2-way FOH and stage monitor point-source systems; all being shown on Amate Audio’s ISE booth X228.

Nítid utilises the proprietary high performance 110o x 11o aluminium long throw waveguide in the N208 line array, the 6” full-range custom carbon fibre cone driver in the N26, N36 and N46 column systems, and the company’s universal switching mode power supply. Integral ‘plug & play’ power and control technology includes optimised DSP presets for quick setup and system configuration, while rear mounted control panels feature SensitiveTouch weatherproof capacitive sensor keypad technology.

“Nítid marks our 45th anniversary, with a product series that is the culmination of our current development work in DSP, electroacoustic engineering and cabinet design,” said vice president and chief technical officer Joan Amate. “Nítid is a full range of systems providing lower profile, more portable full-scale solutions for small to mid-sized installation and live event production applications. Every model has been defined through a dynamic process of optimisation, calibration and configuration of components and form factor, to achieve best possible system performance. The result is exceptional signal reproduction and SPLs from more compact systems than was achievable before.”

Also on the company’s booth next week will be the latest models in the Xcellence series of point-source and compact line array systems. Principle among these is the X12CLA ultra-compact, portable constant curvature array, which includes the custom isophasic waveguide, class-D amplification and DSP system management, as well as Ethernet and Wi-Fi remote control via Amate Audio’s Windows or iPad based DSP Studio 2 software.