• Yamaha launches VXH Series pendant speakers

    Yamaha’s new VXH series combines high quality music reproduction with exceptional design, bringing enhanced audio to a wide range of commercial spaces where pendant speakers are the preferred solution, says the company.

    Sound in many larger retail, hospitality, entertainment and corporate premises can be a challenge with conventional surface mount or in-ceiling speakers. Pendant speakers are often a better solution, delivering more localised sound to reduce the issues of reverberation, unwanted reflections and the resulting lower-quality audio, which speakers located further away from the listener can cause.

    Suitable for high, open structure and sloped ceilings, the VXH series comprises two 2-way coaxial models, the VXH6 and VXH8, designed for background music and voice reproduction.

    Featuring a 120º dispersion pattern, the 6.5-inch VXH6 has a power handling of 75W and is designed for use where the speakers are to be suspended at a relatively low level. The eight-inch VXH8 has a narrower dispersion pattern of 75º and a higher power output of 90W, for higher suspended positions.

    Weighing 5.7kg and 7.2kg respectively, the VXH6 and VXH8 support high and low impedance connections, while the speaker wattage can be switched after installation, thanks to a tap selector.

    VXH series speakers are IP45-rated for use in a wide range of environments, including outdoors*, and are supplied with a Gripple suspension hardware and wire kit for easy, safe height adjustment during installation.
    The enclosures feature a low impact design, the compact circular shape making them less visibly intrusive from below. Both models are supplied in either black or white finish, the magnetic speaker grille has a contoured profile and is paintable to match any interior décor.

    Both models feature a 1" soft dome tweeter, 8 ohm impedance, 4-pin Euroblock connector and protection circuitry. VXH8 has a sensitivity of 94 dB 1W/1m which results in a calculated SPL of 114 dB, while VXH6 does 93 dB 1W/1m and 112 dB SPL. Despite being a commercial audio product, the large volume that pendants allow result in relatively deep bass (55 Hz @ -10 dB for the VXH8, 57 Hz for the VXH8)

    Both models can be used for a range of spaces, from the high open structure ceilings of warehouse stores and distribution centres, to spaces with sloped ceilings like amusement facilities, gymnastic halls and design-conscious environments like clothing stores, larger restaurants and more.

    “We are very pleased to announce the addition of VXH series speakers to our acclaimed Commercial Installation Solutions lineup,” says Thomas Hemery, General Manager, Yamaha Pro Audio Marketing and Sales Department.
    “Over the years we have progressively expanded our speaker ranges to satisfy a wide variety of applications and aesthetics. Although we have received very positive reviews for our extensive lineup of products, high quality pendant speakers have always been a much-requested addition.

    “The VXH series fills a gap in our range that means Yamaha speakers can be used in system designs for large spaces and open structures with high or sloped ceilings, which have been difficult to satisfy in the past.”
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