Wharfedale Pro has announced the immediate availability of its new SIGMA SERIES of passive loudspeakers – specifically engineered for fixed installations.
With their unobtrusive design, the new SIGMA SERIES is designed for installations where audio quality, rigging options and discreet cosmetics are critical. The range initially consists of four two-way models (the 8in SIGMA-8, 10in SIGMA-10, 12in SIGMA-12 and 15in SIGMA-15) and an 18in subwoofer (SIGMA-18B). All units are available in both black or white finishes.
Each speaker features the latest proprietary Wharfedale Pro driver technology. By using a curvilinear, double-roll surround system for the LF driver, Wharfedale says its engineers have ensured stability for low through to mid-range frequencies. The HF compression driver has a 44mm diaphragm utilising a solid aluminium rear plate which assists heat dissipation in demanding environments.
Constructed from up to 18mm of MDF, the height and overall size of the cabinet has been reduced thanks to a newly developed angled-corner port system. These ports have been individually tuned to maximise low end punch.
“We previewed the SIGMA series to our distributors during Prolight + Sound and received very positive reactions.” said a Wharfedale Pro spokesperson. “Our engineers had researched the market and listened to many installers' requests. The result is SIGMA, which offers the installer an MDF alternative in a category and at a price point which historically has been forced towards plastics.”
The cabinets of the 10in, 12in and 15in models offer dual-angle pole mount sockets, and all the two-way models have comprehensive rigging options as a result of 5 x M8 points. For physical protection, the SIGMAs are coated in chip resistant Rhino Rock paint.