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Briere Production Group orders d&b audiotechnik XSL systems

| Chris Briere |

The SL-Series. Let’s talk about X.

The XSL System has arrived. The smallest sibling of the SL-Series family of line arrays. The only modern line array systems that can offer full broadband directivity control.

XSL gives you more of the innovative engineering solutions the SL-Series is renowned for: speech intelligibility, low frequency extension and headroom, unparalleled broadband output, and an impressive cardioid dispersion pattern over the entire operating frequency range.

The XSL8/12 is a mobile specific line array module purposefully designed for small to medium scale sound reinforcement. It can also supplement GSL and KSL Systems as fill and delay. Up to twenty-four / twenty-two cabinets in compression or tension mode from XSL Flying frames and up top twelve cabinets from the smaller XSL Mounting frames can be flown in vertical columns to produce an 80° constant directivity dispersion pattern in the horizontal plane. The XSL8 houses two 8” neodymium forward facing LF drivers, two side firing 6.5” neodymium LF drivers, one horn-loaded 6.5” MF driver, and two 1” exit HF compression drivers with 2” voice coils mounted to a dedicated wave shaping device.  Due to the patented arrangement of the front and side firing LF drivers, in combination with their specific processing functions, seamless directivity is maintained from 60 Hz to above 18 kHz. Further expanding flexibility and catering for applications where smaller arrays are used and ArrayProcessing is not required, the XSL8 includes the option to link two cabinets in Line or Arc modeSL-Series’ flying hardware comes with a patented workflow with integrated tension and compression rigging modes, allowing for splay angles between cabinets to be set from 0° to 14° in 1° increments. The loudspeakers are driven actively by two channels of an appropriate d&b amplifier, which provides dedicated processing functions for the front LF and passively crossed-over side LF and MF/HF sections. This component geometry allows the cabinet to produce a perfectly symmetrical dispersion pattern.