Following on from the Stadia Series of loudspeakers (designed for permanent outdoor installation), Outline has announced the launch of a complimentary range at Integrated Systems Europe 2018 – the Arena Series.
Stadia Series products have already featured in major stadium installations at Ekaterinburg in Russia and the Italian Zaccheria Stadium; their combination of weather resistance and controlled power providing a perfect solution for the demands of large-scale sports venue audio. The Arena Series extends that family while also providing a down-scaled solution for smaller projects.
Featuring the same ‘OutSide’ Coating Technology, the 3-layer elastoplastic weatherproof protection as their larger siblings, Arena Series enclosures integrate into stadium installations with Stadia Series units, providing audio throughout areas not covered by the main system. They also provide extremely effective multi-purpose solutions in any application where high quality audio needs to be distributed around outdoor areas, such as theme parks, leisure facilities, tourist attractions and public spaces.
The Arena Series comprises 2 models, the 215 CX and the 212 CX. Both reproduce high-intelligibility full-range audio, the former from a 15inch LF transducer and a 15inch mid-low driver incorporating a co-axial 3inch diaphragm HF compression driver, mounted on Outline’s proprietary moulded waveguide. The 212 CX uses the same acoustic design but is fitted with 12inch LF driver and 12inch / 3inch co-axial transducer, providing a smaller and lighter option.
Both designs are configured as ‘two-and-a-half’ way systems both electrically and acoustically and both models deliver audio performance that approaches a 3-way design with extended low frequency. Better still, thanks to Outline’s exclusive internal crossover designs, both models can be driven by a single channel of amplification which adds cost-efficiency.
Outline also launched their new STSUB-215 at ISE. This is the the companion subwoofer for Stadia Series, featuring the same ‘OutSide’ weatherproofing system and extending the applicational usefulness of the Stadia Series still further. Finally, visitors to the Outline stand were able to visit ‘Newton Corner’, an area dedicated exclusively to demos of the new Newton processor.