Having unveiled the IS7 and accompanying IS118 subwoofer at this year’s Pro Light+Sound exhibition, Adamson Systems Engineering has added larger siblings in the form of the IS10 and IS119 to its installation loudspeaker series. Incorporating an exterior design specifically developed for the architectural market, the manufacturer is offering architects and designers touring standard cabinets that blend into the aesthetics of the venue. Finished in standard white and black with other RAL colours available, IS cabinets comprise of marine-grade birch plywood with aircraft-grade steel. Equipped with NL4 connectors and screw terminals. The cabinets are further equipped with a recessed plate-and-screw rigging solution in the interior of the rear rigging fins facilitating ease of installation.
The full-range IS10 is a two-way line array cabinet containing two ND10-LM, 10-inch Kevlar neodymium drivers with an NH4TA2, 1.4-inch exit compression driver. A critically optimised waveguide produces a slightly curved wavefront with a nominal dispersion pattern of 110° x 10° (H x V). The waveguide’s efficiency provides increased vertical dispersion without sacrificing HF presence in the far field, whilst the Controlled Summation Technology (CST) further eliminates the low-mid lobing normally associated with two-way line source systems.
The companion IS119 subwoofer is loaded with a long excursion 19-inch ND19 kevlar neodymium driver utilising Adamson’s Advanced Cone Architecture with a 5-inch voice coil. Mounted in a front-loaded enclosure, the IS119 has been designed to reproduce clean, musical low-frequency information. The grille profile of the IS119 has been replicated in the rear of the cabinet, allowing for cardioid deployments that appear visually identical from the audience’s perspective.