dBTechnologies has introduced VIO, a large-format, active line array platform promising new technology and ‘exceptional’ performance.
Equipped with polyurea-coated 18mm multiplex wood enclosures and amplifier rain covers, VIO’s line array modules are designed to be sturdy, lightweight and ready for all types of events including outdoor festivals and concerts. An integrated 3-point rigging system offers precise adjustments and one-person setup while VIO’s specially designed transport carts speed system load-in/load-out.
VIO’s L210 full-range line array module features two high-power 10in woofers with 2.5in voice coils and a 1.4in compression driver with a 3in voice coil. The L210 boasts a unique acoustic design with aluminum LF phase plugs and a newly-designed HF waveguide.
VIO’s S318 subwoofer is a low-frequency module with three 18in woofers in a compact enclosure. Two of the S318’s woofers are half horn-loaded and one is front loaded, and they feature mechanically-aligned voice coils for LF phase response. A software adjustment converts three S318s (one facing rearward) into a high-output, cardioid-pattern subwoofer system for greater LF control and throw distance.
A 900W Digipro Class D amplifier with advanced 56-bit FIR filters powers the L210 to a full 135dB SPL. Three of these amplifiers allow the S318 to reach 143dB SPL. Optically-isolated digital inputs are optimised for a clean, noise free system, and integrated RDNet software provides real-time networked system control and monitoring.
Sales and marketing Director Giovanni Barbieri notes: “VIO is a large-format, high-performance powered line array system that embodies the best of dBTechnologies’ expertise. Our R&D group combined advanced DSP features with specially designed transducers to create a high-performance line array that can be quickly adapted to the most challenging acoustic environments. VIO is attractive, rugged and lightweight with smart, 3-point rigging, user-friendly software and dedicated transport carts making it an attractive business solution for growing pro audio companies and rental providers.”