DAS Aero 8A 8" Powered Line Array Module
D.A.S. Audio has expanded the highly successful Aero Series 2 range of line arrays with a new powered, ultra-compact unit ideal for small to medium applications. The Aero 8A was shown at the recentProLight & Soundshow inFrankfurt along with the LX-212A powered companion subwoofer.
The Aero 8A was designed to provide audio professionals with exceptional line array performance from an ultra-compact enclosure. Measuring only 24.5 x 52.6 x 35.5 cm (9.6 x 20.7 x 14 in), the easy to handle units can be configured into arrays that provide both power and predictability.
The unit is equipped with a 3rd generation Class D power amplifier and digital signal processing. The amplifier offers 250 W for the low frequency loudspeaker and 100 W for the high frequency driver. A two position HF EQ compensation switch which adjusts the high frequency response for arrays of 4 or 8 or more units is located on the rear panel.
Low frequency reproduction is handled by the D.A.S. 8MN, 8" low frequency transducer. The 8MN employs a 62 mm (2.5") voice coil and neodymium magnet motor assembly. High frequency reproduction relies on the new M-60N neodymium compression driver that features a50 mm copper-clad, aluminium flat-wire voice coil for high sensitivity, low distortion and extended frequency response. Each motor system is attached to the new BPS-191 waveguide-horn assembly.
The enclosure is manufactured using birch plywood protected with the durable Iso-Flex black paint. The Aero 8A´s 5º trapezoidal shape and rear located splay angle adjusters keep the front spacing between adjacent elements the same, providing the array with a "seamless" front baffle, for improved array performance. The captive rigging system splay angles range from 0º to 10º and can be adjusted in 1º increments allowing a wide range of column curvatures to be accomplished.