L-Acoustics Launches Xi Series

L-Acoustics launches Xi Series: versatile coaxial speakers for all types of premium installations.

L-Acoustics announces the launch of the Xi Series, an extension to the X Series of coaxial speakers. Visitors to ISE 2024 will be able to see and hear the freshly launched X8i and X6i models in Hall 7 booth #7F150, Hall 2, #2G500, and Hall 8, Audio Demo Room #B4. The Xi Series is designed to meet the demands of every type of integration project that requires powerful, premium sound in a discrete format that can seamlessly blend into any room architecture.

The Xi Series offers a range of installation-focused coaxial enclosures with distinct formats, bandwidth and SPL specifically tailored for short throw applications. These enclosures provide pristine sound quality and discreet design, allowing them to integrate elegantly into venues requiring natural and powerful sound, says the maker.

“The Xi Series represents a significant leap forward in meeting the diverse demands of premium installations,” says Germain Simon, Director of Product Management at L-Acoustics. “The refined acoustic and physical design combines with a plethora of simple yet purposeful accessories to ensure premium professional audio can be created in any space.”

One of the key features of the Xi Series is its coaxial technology, which allows for a compact design and constant tonal balance over distance. This technology is designed to ensure smooth coverage for off-axis audiences, eliminates the need for a minimum listening distance and provides high feedback rejection. With a strong bandwidth-to-size ratio, the Xi Series boasts L-Vents to deliver clear low-frequency power and features a weather resistant IP55 rating, making it suitable for indoor and outdoor installations.

The X6i and X8i feature slender, streamlined designs that seamlessly integrate into high-end architectural settings while providing clear, studio-like sound. These passive loudspeakers boast a 1.5in neodymium compression driver coaxially loaded by a 6in or 8in low-frequency transducer in a bass reflex cabinet. The 90° axisymmetric directivity imparts a smooth tonal response, free of secondary lobes over the entire frequency range.

Both loudspeakers can be driven by two presets, allowing them to adapt to the acoustic needs of different projects and subwoofer coupling configurations. In their native presets, well suited for vocal reinforcement or when used alongside a subwoofer, the X6i boasts a maximum SPL of 123 dB and a frequency response down to 69 Hz, while the X8i features a maximum SPL of 129 dB and a frequency response down to 67 Hz. For standalone applications and close proximity listening experiences, the X6i_50 preset delivers full-range sound reproduction down to 54 Hz and produces a maximum SPL of 117 dB. The X8i_40 preset reaches 43 Hz, producing a maximum SPL of 123 dB. L-Acoustics says the combination of pristine yet powerful sound and elegant form make the X6i and X8i ideal for vocal or musical reinforcement in small theatres, live clubs, luxury and hospitality spaces, houses of worship, home and yacht, broadcast, and recording studios.

L-Acoustics says the Xi Series offers unparalleled versatility and performance for premium installations. With its elegant design, sound quality and adaptability to various acoustic needs, the Xi Series offers a concert-grade sound solution for any space, argues the maker. 

The X6i and X8i ship in April 2024.

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