Published On February 9, 2018 | Live Sound, News

Adamson highlighted a new pair of point source additions to its IS-Series at the ISE show in Amsterdam.

“The response to our IS-Series throughout Europe has been tremendous, and ISE is the perfect opportunity to preview these new point source models,” says Adamson’s Sales Director, EMEA, Jasper Ravesteijn. “We want to offer integrators an advance look at these products so they can experience their performance in a real-world environment and work them into their specifications for upcoming projects.”

Like the existing IS-Series offerings, the new point source models pack Adamson’s sophisticated tour-grade technology into a sleek package with rugged and unobtrusive rigging solutions.

The IS7p is a two-way point source cabinet with two ND7-LM16 seven-inch Kevlar Low-Mid drivers (2 x 16Ω) and one NH3-8 1.4-inch exit compression driver (8Ω). The IS10p is a two-way point source cabinet containing two ND10-LM 10-inch Kevlar Low-Mid drivers (2 x 16Ω) and again one NH3-8 1.4-inch exit compression driver (8Ω).

Both loudspeakers feature newly designed waveguides, which have been refined through boundary element analysis (BEM) and incorporate the best aspects of 30 years of Adamson waveguide technology. The rotatable waveguides are available with nominal dispersion patterns of 70° x 40° or 100° x 50°, respectively, and ensure a smooth transition from on- to off-axis positions, delivering natural sound without diffraction or lobing. Depending on the application, their full-range capabilities can negate the need for a subwoofer, and with their high SPL-to-size ratio, the IS7p and IS10p are impressively efficient.

The choices in dispersion pattern enable the IS7p and IS10p to be used as main systems or to supplement larger setups as fill cabinets in theatres, musicals, and houses of worship as well as dance clubs, large meeting rooms, and arenas. The comprehensive rigging options mean the new models can be easily deployed for all of these applications, from main house systems to under-balcony and lip fills and beyond.

The cabinets feature marine-grade birch plywood and aircraft-grade aluminium and steel. The models come equipped with Speakon NL4 connectors (IS7p and IS10p) or barrier strips (IS7pb and IS10pb). A plate-and-screw rigging system is placed on four faces of the enclosure, with a multitude of accessories allowing the enclosure to be deployed seamlessly in a variety of applications.

The IS7p and IS10p will be available in June 2018.

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