• Adamson launches CS-Series of powered loudspeakers

    Adamson Systems Engineering has officially launched its CS-Series, bringing performance of Adamson’s sub-compact S-Series loudspeakers into the network with onboard amplification and DSP, plus Milan-ready AVB connectivity. Rounding out the series are a suite of CS rack-mounted systems and a dedicated CS software solution.

    The CS-Series loudspeaker offerings are available as standalone products or as an upgrade to existing S-Series enclosures. Their Milan-ready AVB architecture boasts built-in network redundancy contained in a single cable to relay audio and control signal.

    “The CS-Series is the product of years of engineering and innovation, and we’re proud to now offer this sophisticated solution with simple, straightforward operation and the audio performance the industry has come to expect from Adamson,” begins Brian Fraser, Head of Product and Technology. “The CS-Series offers networked audio with precise control and monitoring of each individual enclosure to maximize performance. We’ve spent the time and resources to ensure reliability and redundancy in order to provide bulletproof operation in any configuration or application.”

    The new CS-Series is comprised of: the ultra-compact CS7 two-way, full-range array enclosure; CS7p point-source enclosure; and companion CS118 subwoofer, along with the sub-compact CS10 two-way, full-range array enclosure; CS10n narrow-dispersion array enclosure; CS10p point-source cabinet; and companion CS119 subwoofer.

    CS-Series loudspeakers feature the same form factors as their S-Series counterparts, and, according to Adamson, "their fully compatible sonic signatures are uniform with the S-Series and IS-Series, ensuring scalable configurations".

    Meanwhile, the CS Upgrade Kit allows any existing S-Series cabinets to be converted to CS models in minutes by removing four screws, connecting the CS Jackplate with the provided wiring connectors, and switching the front grille.

    Also included are four rack-mounted products designed to provide the necessary tools to get the highest level of performance out of the CS-Series. The CS Gateway is a 16 x 16 matrix with 16 channels of DSP, containing dual-LAN, Milan-ready AVB, AES/EBU, and analog connections. The NDS is a network and analog patch bay that allows users to send redundant audio and control to CS loudspeakers on a single network cable. The PDS reportedly ensures that all CS-Series systems receive ample power, regardless of region, and also allows the user to monitor consumption data, both per power output as well as overall draw. The CS Bridge is designed to replace existing network infrastructure in Adamson's E-Rack, allowing users to seamlessly integrate the CS-Series into their existing inventories by converting dual-LAN, Milan-ready AVB signal to AES/EBU, while also offering six channels of DSP per unit.

    Finally, Adamson’s new CS software enhances the user’s ability to design, deploy, control, and monitor systems in mobile and installed environments with a user interface that moves from design and simulation through to patch, control, metering, optimization, and diagnostics.

    “The response we’ve had to the CS-Series from some Adamson Network partners involved in early field testing has been outstanding,” notes Jochen Sommer, Adamson’s Director of Operations, EMEA. “This is the future of intelligent loudspeaker design. From initial system design to deployment and tuning, the CS-Series offers top-tier performance with an incredibly simple workflow. The work our engineering team put into the DSP and amplifier technology has been widely praised, and of course, the products sound phenomenal.”
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