Following its UK launch at PLASA Focus Leeds, EM Acoustics will showcase HALO-B at the ABTT Theatre Show in London’s Alexandra Palace next week on Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th of June.
The third system in the HALO family is a medium format, 110° horizontal dispersion line array for indoor and outdoor sound reinforcement. As its name suggests, HALO-B sits between HALO-A and HALO-C in both physical size and overall system output. The system is ideally suited to live performance applications in theatres, concert halls and other performance venues.
HALO-B is a two-way reflex-loaded medium format line array element featuring a patent-pending proprietary HF emulation manifold which combines the energy of four 1-inch compression drivers into a plane-wave array. These are flanked by two 8-inch LF drivers in an optimally tuned, lightweight, ported enclosure. The bi-amplified design results in only a single crossover point, which in turn translates into reduced amplifier channel count and more efficient use of amplifier power.
Continuity of voicing is preserved across the entire HALO series, enabling HALO-B’s use as a companion system to either the large format HALO-A, or the compact HALO-C systems in addition to stand-alone main PA applications. HALO-B is matched with the ST-215 flyable dual 15-inch subwoofer and packaged with Dante-enabled DQ Series amplifiers or the flagship DQRack.
“HALO-B has surpassed our expectations,” said EM Acoustics operations director, Mike Wheeler. “The high frequency manifold technology that we developed for HALO-A performs even better than we expected in its scaled-down HALO-B implementation, and it’s an ideal size for so many applications, either on its own or accompanying something else – we feel HALO-B will be a really useful tool for rental companies looking for maximum ROI, and of course it’s also a great choice for fixed installation into performance venues of all types.”
For further information and/or a demo please visit www.emacoustics.co.uk or come and see the team on stand C1 at ABTT in Alexandra Palace next week.