Continuing our long-term relationship of beta testing new Void Acoustics products, then not being able to let go of them after falling in love with the sound, we have recently added a pair of the latest revision of the coaxial Air Vantage fibreglass horn in traditional Void red, as well as no less than six of the thunderous new single 21" ported horn, the Nexus XL, in silver to match our custom Incubus Carbon System and Stasys X Air stock.
These products have done us proud at BoomTown and in the rigorous testing environment of Croatia's Outlook & Dimensions Festivals, where the Vantage effortlessly filled Noah's Ballroom with that signature sound we know and love, and the Nexus XL provided immense low end power as a centre fill sub array for the Void stage.
The dual role speaker is equally at home when used with subs for monitoring duties or as a stand alone mid top with sub enclosures in a main speaker system. The same attributes that make it eminently suitable as a DJ monitor, such as true point source transmission and a smooth frequency response, also shine when it comes to filling a dance oor with high SPL and accurate sound.
Particular attention was paid when designing its internal crossover to achieve the best possible phase response, which has allowed for prolonged listening periods at very high SPLs with the minimum of fatigue. Venues with low ceilings are also a prime candidate for Air Vantage, as its diminutive vertical dimensions and tight pattern control allow for close mounting to a ceiling.
Configuration: 1 x 12”- 1 x 1.5”coax
Frequency Range: ±3dB 140Hz - 20kHz
Max Output: 133 dB cont 139 dB peak
Power Handling: 500 Watts RMS
Dispersion: @-6dB points 70°H x 40°V
Dimensions: 415 x 718 x 660mm (16.3” x 28.3” x 26”)
Net Weight: 23.5kg (51.8lbs)
This new low frequency enclosure expands upon the 5 resonant chamber theory as used in the ever popular Stasys X; a dual 18” low frequency enclosure which has been the backbone of many Void Acoustics installations around the world. Refining the design principle yet further has led to previously unimagined levels of performance. Transient response and articulation were two of the main design criteria to be addressed first. The use of a large transducer has provided very high levels of efficiency and an extended low frequency response, but a high moving mass can also lead to degradation in speed and articulation.
Strengthening materials have been woven into the cone to provide superior strength whilst lowering the moving mass considerably. A new dual layer coil arrangement has also been deployed to increase both power handling and efficiency whilst lowering the total moving mass to that of a transducer with a much smaller shift. Both these measures have allowed the design to provide the transient response and delivery required for modern styles of music, yet retain the efficiency and extended low frequency response that only a very large transducer can provide.
Configuration: 1 x 21”LF
Frequency Range: ±3dB 30 Hz - 250 Hz
Max Output: 135 dB cont 139 dB peak
Power Handling: 2000 Watts RMS
Dispersion: @-6dB points Array Dependent
Dimensions: 738 x 738 x 860mm (29” x 29” x33.9”)
Net Weight: 90kg (198.4lbs)