Turbosound has announced the introduction of the TA-500, wide dispersion loudspeaker, a significant new addition to the award-winning Aspect series of modular point source sound reinforcement enclosures. The UK manufacturer, which is distributed in North America by Sennheiser, has simultaneously introduced the TSB-118, a high efficiency bandpass subwoofer designed for use with TA-500 Aspect enclosures, as well as larger QLight models.
The TA-500 is a three-way, full-range (60Hz to 18kHz) enclosure that incorporates patented Polyhorn designs to provide wider dispersion characteristics of 50 deg H x 25 deg V, making it ideally suited to regional and theatre tours and fixed installations. The speaker complement comprises a Turbo-loaded 15" LF driver, a single 10" mid driver on a MF Polyhorn and a single HF driver on an HF Polyhorn.
The similarity of the TA-500 driver complement with the longer-throw Aspect TA-880 products results in similar voicing characteristics that allow easy integration of these models in any venue. The TA-500 is initially available in a fixed install/ground stacked variant, with additional models being added to the range later in the year.
The introduction of the new TA-500 further highlights the flexibility of the Aspect product range, which also encompasses TA-890 touring and TA-880 fixed install variants plus high/mid and low/mid downfills, supported by double 15" TA-890L and double 18" TSW-218 bass cabinets.
The new TSB-118 single 18" bandpass subwoofer employs a single 600W RMS 18" driver in a bandpass designed enclosure and was developed both for installation and portable sound use. Tuned to provide a frequency response of 35Hz to 150Hz, the TSB-118 is a suitable compliment to Aspect and TCS Series enclosures as well as larger QLight models such as the TQ-315 and TQ-445. The cabinet comes with stacking feet and a pole holder as standard, with an optional wheelboard for portable use.