New Artec Series
Second generation loudspeaker systems in both active and passive configurations
D.A.S. Audio, is pleased to announce the introduction of the second generation Artec series loudspeakers. Available in both powered and passive configurations, the new Artec series loudspeakers encompass ten models designed to address a wide range of sound reinforcement applications.
The most notable differences with the second generation Artec series loudspeakers is the inclusion of five self-powered models: the Artec 506A, 526A, 508A, 510A, and S15A subwoofer. Featuring Class D, 720 W peak power amplifiers in all models except the Artec S15A (which has a Class D, 2000 W peak, the new Artec series powered loudspeakers deliver the proven point source performance Artec loudspeakers have long been recognized for while eliminating the necessity of external power amplification.
The passive Artec series models include the Artec 506, 526, 508, 510, and S15 subwoofer. The new series includes a wide range of transducer complements designed to address most any sound reinforcement application. The Artec 506 / 506A utilizes a 6-inch LF transducer with a 1-inch HF compression driver while the Artec 526 / 526A uses two 6-inch LF transducers and a 1-inch HF compression driver. The Artec 508 / 508A include an 8-inch LF transducer with a 1-inch HF compression driver. These three models each have a HF horn dispersion pattern of 80 degrees x 80 degrees. The Artec 510 / 510A employs a 10-inch LF transducer mated with a 1-inch HF compression driver and its HF horn dispersion pattern is 110 degrees x 50 degrees. The new Artec series S15A (powered) and S15 (passive) subwoofers employ a single 15-inch LF loudspeakers.
Whether powered or passive, these robust, versatile Artec series loudspeaker systems employ Birch plywood enclosures that are heavily braced for cabinet rigidity and are painted with a black polyurethane finish designed to resist the scrapes and scratches commonly encountered in everyday use. The passive Artec series models provide two NL4 Speakon® connectors. The Artec 506A, 526A, 508A, and 510A provide female XLR inputs, a male loop thru XLR connector, and a male IEC AC input. The S15A subwoofer provides two female XLR inputs, two male XLR loop thru connectors, a PowerCon AC input and a PowerCon AC output.
The new DAS Audio Artec series loudspeakers are designed for use in both portable and fixed sound reinforcement applications. With a wide range of accessories, including C-clamps for truss mounting, U-brackets for surface mount applications, rigging kits, facilities for pole mounting and more, the new Artec series loudspeakers make a great choice for everything from portable PA to the most elegant nightclub installations.
The new Artec products are scheduled to be available in Q4 2012.