FBT brings Myra on tour
FBT brings Myra on tour
The Myra 214L and Myra 218S form a new touring system from FBT
FBT has debuted a new touring system, comprising the Myra 214L biamped mid/high line array speaker and the Myra 218S dual 18-inch reflex subwoofer.
The 214L element houses a new coaxial 4-inch voice coil mid-frequency and 2.5-inch voice coil high-frequency driver pairing that FBT has developed in collaboration with B&C Speakers. This covers the 400Hz to 20kHz frequency range. The compression drivers’ combined output is loaded by a proprietary short path waveguide for low distortion and the ability to keep broadband directivity under control. An extended frequency response down to 42Hz negates the need for a flown subwoofer to accompany the Myra 214L in many applications, thanks to B&C 14-inch high-excursion drive units with 3-inch long-excursion voice coils.
The 214L cabinet is built in-house by FBT, employing premium Baltic birch and tour-ready, weather-resistant polyurea coating to withstand life on the road. An integrated four-point rigging system allows up to 20 cabinets to be flown with a splay angle from 0° to 8° in 1° increments.
The companion 218S subwoofer is packed with custom-designed, very long-excursion B&C drivers. It can be deployed in ground stacks or distributed cardioid sub arrays, delivering low-frequency energy down to 30Hz. The 218S cabinet is also constructed from Baltic plywood coated in polyurea, while eight ergonomically placed rubber-gripped aluminium bar handles and removable heavy-duty casters have been included in its design to make trucking and handling easier for engineers.
In other news, the Italian manufacturer has unveiled its Infinito system management suite designed to provide ‘seamless operation and ease-of-use’ of all FBT active loudspeakers, matrix processors and processing power amplifiers. The suite uses TCP/IP protocol based on the AES70 Open Control Architecture standard and operates over Ethernet. More than 100 DSP devices can be connected on the same TCP/IP network, while the status of all connected devices and the control of individual device parameters are all available in real-time, reportedly giving the user instant and accurate user feedback via the touch-orientated graphical interface.
FBT has also unveiled JMAxX, a new line set to take over from the FBTMaxX series. The range comprises the JMaxX 110A, JMaxX 112A and JMAxX 114A two-way active loudspeakers with 10-, 12- and 14-inch LF woofers, respectively.