Meet the latest additions to the Turbosound TA-500 family of professional point source loudspeakers, the TA-500t and TA-500tDP touring enclosures.
These two new products are aimed specifically at regional, national, and theatre touring applications, taking advantage of the fully integrated Aspect Wide rigging system.
Aspect Wide system flybars are available in two-wide and three-wide fixed angle configurations. They are designed with reference to international safety standards such as BGV C1, BS7905:2001, BS70906:2005, LOLER, and ESTA, with a safety factor of 12:1.
The new additions bring the TA-500 Aspect Wide series up to a total of seven self-powered and bi-amped/tri-amped products, providing a multitude of practical solutions for both flown and ground stacked touring; downfill and infill use; as well as for fixed installations, and including the TA-500H horizontal enclosure version suitable for limited ceiling height venues.
The TA-500t is a trapezoidal, switchable bi-amp/tri-amp three-way enclosure containing a 1” HF driver on a Polyhorn™ device, a 10" MF driver on a Polyhorn™ device and a Turbo-loaded 15" LF driver, and covers the frequency range from 60Hz to 20kHz. All drive units employ neodymium magnets to keep the cabinet’s net weight to a very manageable 57kgs (125.4lbs), and the TA-500t is supplied with a detachable, stackable wheelboard to aid handling and trucking. Its sharply defined 50°H x 25°V dispersion pattern focuses energy on audience areas with minimum overspill, and allows the creation of clusters with seamless arrayability.
The self-powered TA-500tDP cabinets, meanwhile, are fully networkable, allowing real-time control and monitoring of operating parameters with a PC and TurboDrive™ software over a BVNet network or even remotely over a VPN (virtual private network). Its integrated high-efficiency Class D amplifiers and on-board electronics provide a new level of convenience and consistent performance. Turbosound is among the first in the industry to use class-leading 96kHz DSP in self-powered Aspect Wide products.