• dBTechnologies VIO L1610 3-way line-array system

    Italian pro audio manufacturer dBTechnologies has launched a new member of the VIO family: a compact 3-way active line array system equipped with 2x10” woofers and 1 coaxial MF/LF compression driver.

    VIO L1610 is a three-way active line-array system, entirely equipped with neodymium components: 2x10" woofers (2.5” v.c.) as well as a coaxial neodymium component (4” v.c MF plus 2,5” v.c. HF compression driver) mounted on a waveguide.

    Each VIO L1610 is driven by a Digipro G4 Class-D amplifier module featuring 1600 W RMS. With regards to processing, the system takes advantage of a one-of-a-kind low latency processing resulting from its powerful DSP featuring linear phase FIR filters, says the company.

    There is a modular slot for expansion cards: as a default, VIO L1610 is equipped with dBTechnologies RD-Net card for real time remote control via Aurora Net software. Nevertheless, the system is ready for upgrades with Audinate Dante™ digital audio protocol as well as well as real time control purposes.

    As a support for networking purposes, each VIO L1610 cabinet is equipped with Near Field Communication (NFC) system and a frontal LED used to recognize each single module within the remote control software Aurora Net.

    On-board controls (2 rotary encoders) allows DSP presets for Speaker Coupling and High Frequency compensation.

    Moreover, the amp’s power supply is equipped with PFC (Power Factor Corrector) technology that helps with power fluctuations and allows a worldwide compatibility of the power supply (from 90V to 265V 50/60Hz) and limits power consumption. Furthermore, the PSU is 380V resistant, so the final amplifiers will be switched off in case of undesired strike of 380V current, saving them from any damage. Also, Digipro G4’s pre-amp module also features a floating audio input allowing a digital optical isolation.

    A technology of Digipro G4 amplifier is IPOS (Intelligent Power-On Sequence), a circuit that controls the sequence in which the main power supplies of all units within an array ramp up. As a result, each module is switched on in a different time frame, keeping the overall system’s inrush current low. The amp also allows users to run a test on electronics and transducers before, during and after use.

    Each VIO L1610 cabinet is enabled to any future firmware upgrades.

    VIO L1610 comes with VIO series’ 3-point rigging system. The 2 front links connect the modules. The back central rigging strand is equipped with a ring type link allowing user to set the relative splay angles ranging from 1° to 10° with a single pin.  Splay angles can be set directly in the dedicated transport cart DT-VIOL210L which houses 4 modules. While lifting up the array, the rigging strand will automatically block the preset angles.

    VIO compatibility
    Like the rest of members of the VIO family, VIO L1610 has been designed keeping in mind compatibility among VIO systems. It can be used as a downfill system below a VIO L212 array using the TF-VIO2 adaptor.

    Cabiner design
    Each VIO L1610’s wooden cabinet is coated with a black polyurea anti-scratch finish. The amp module is protected by a magnetic rubber raincover (included) designed to provide weatherproofing even when mounted in steep angle as downfill. Weight is 31.3 kg (69 lbs) overall weight, and side and rear handles are provided.

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