|Outline presents Eidos 265 LA|
|Monday, 02 April 2012 00:00|
Trade success beyond all expectations for the most compact array ever manufactured by the Italian company
Flero (Brescia), 2nd April 2012 – Judging by the continually increasing orders, the latest version of the compact VLA launched by Outline at Germany’s ProLight+Sound trade expo aroused considerable interest. Resulting in a tradeshow success that exceeded all expectations.
The Flero manufacturer states that this successful launch is, in part, due to the interesting performance/price ratio, but also to the “plug & play” package offered – 8 Eidos 265 LA + 2 Flysub 15 + two T5-DSP amplifiers – culminating in a tailor-made solution for medium and small rental firms.
Outline describes it as “punching above its weight”: its compact size to performance ratio means it is able to compete at the top end of the market category, and backed up with the figures to prove it. Eidos 265 LA uses two 6.5” loudspeakers and a compression driver with a 2.5” diaphragm (1.41” throat) loaded with a (100° horizontal dispersion) waveguide. The aforementioned package also has a dedicated subwoofer (Flysub 15 - with a long-excursion 15” woofer), which is also brand-new and equipped with the same rigging hardware, enabling both flying and stacking applications.
“When designing this product we stayed true to our goals of innovation, sturdiness, reliability and accurate reproduction for which we are recognized by the world’s major rental firms. This system’s field of application ranges from live work to permanent installations. It’s extremely easy to handle and equally simple to install in a theatre or conference room, but above all, thanks to its factory presets, can be up and running in a matter of a few minutes, without any additional work”, comments Outline Loudspeaker systems Designer Francesco Simeoni.
“The only difference that distinguishes it from its big brothers, such as the Mantas and Butterfly, is the size of audience it’s able to cover - based on its maximum SPL. We’re proud to say – even when compared with key competitors equipped with larger diameter transducers within this market sector – this system can easily compete and give the user incredible results from its diminutive size”, concludes Simeoni.
The rigging hardware for flying the Eidos 265 LA, as well as that for the Flysub 15, is manufactured without any compromises. The combination of the material used – a special aluminium alloy – and a series of treatments which include mechanical and chemical, ensure the structure has incredible rigidity (500 HV). Outline explains that this latter factor is decisive for contributing to maintaining efficient operation as well as excellent resistance to stress, corrosion and abrasion through time.
In fact, the rigging hardware used within the system can facilitate installations of up to 16 cabinets in a vertical line array, or set-ups including Flysub 15 subwoofers (for example: two Flysub 15 and eight Eidos 265 LA).
However, the dispersion characteristics of the Eidos 265 LA also enable just a few elements to be used with wider splay angles (up to 10° between elements).
For filtering the signals fed to the LF and HF sections, Eidos 265 LA has an on-board passive crossover manufactured with top grade components (coils with very low resistance and metallized polypropylene capacitors). Further processing is handled by the DSP in the Outline T5 power amplifier: the aim is to optimize electro-acoustic performance and ensure ample safety margins for the utmost reliability of the entire system.
A video on the Eidos 265 LA can be downloaded from Outline’s YouTube Channel (link).
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