A Ray of sound
A Ray of sound
The B70TC has been designed for the sound reinforcement of longilineal spaces such as corridors, shopping centres and railway platforms
Based on Active Audio’s experience in the field of directivity control in loudspeaker arrays, the Ray-On B70TC sound bar has been developed to focus on the directivity control of loudspeaker alignments in the horizontal plane. More specifically, the B70TC has been designed for the sound reinforcement of longilineal spaces such as corridors, shopping centres, railway platforms, underground platforms and meeting rooms, and reportedly provides excellent intelligibility in reverberant and noisy spaces. It also allows users to limit the noise pollution in adjacent areas, such as residential areas close to stations, screens within a museum and conference spaces in open-plan offices. The B70TC operates in 8Ω and 70V/100V mode and is compliant with EN 54-24. The operating angle is 500Hz to 2kHz (at –6dB) with a longitudinal plan of 40° and transverse plan of 180°. The maximum SPL is 97dB at 2m and the bandwidth at –10dB is 120Hz to 18kHz. The dimensions are 706mm x 128mm x 117mm (HxWxD).
The manufacturer is also redesigning products in its Ray-On and Ray-On+ (Dante-enabled) series. Measuring 10cm taller than their predecessors, the R60 becomes the R70, the R100 becomes the R110 and the R200 becomes the R210. Measuring 10cm smaller than their forerunners, the R80+ becomes the R70+, the R120+ becomes the R110+ and the R230+ becomes the R210+. The electro-acoustic elements of the speakers have stayed the same but the connections and ease of installation have been improved. Active Audio also reports that it will be easier to transform a passive Ray-On into an active Ray-On+ thanks to the fact that they are now the same size. Suitable for indoor or outdoor use, compliant with EN 54-24 standards and the availability of a wide choice of connectivity (8Ω/70V line/amplified) reportedly makes Ray-On column loudspeakers suitable for houses of worship, conference rooms, airports, railway stations, shopping centres and recreational parks.