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by Sarah Jane Thomson

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Barely a year after the launch of the company's VQ Series, Tannoy have announced a new raft of additions to the range in the form of three new PSW horn formats and a new 15” subwoofer module. The three horn enclosures have been designed to cater for a range of typical applications and offer some industry standard dispersion patterns, namely 40 degree (conical), 60 x 40 and 90 x 50 degree (in vertical position). These VQ MH (mid/high) horn enclosures can be used in conjunction with the existing VQ products such as the VQ MB, as well as the new VS 15DR sub enclosure, or connected and flown in pairs or larger, tightly packed arrays to offer class-leading full range, wide dispersion coverage.

The new 40 deg conical and 60 x 40 horn formats will also be made availabe in the VQ DF down-firing enclosures, to add further flexibility to the existing VQ 85DF (80 x 50 degree dispersion).

Tannoy's Director of Business Development Graham Hendry had this to say about the new phase of VQ:

“After launching the VQ Series at last year’s show, we always planned to expand the range of tools available to the systems designer. This new phase of VQ comes in the form of three new PSW™ (Point Source Waveguide – patent pending) horn formats and a new 15” sub module. The three horn enclosures have been designed to cater for a wide range of typical applications and offer some industry standard dispersion patterns, namely 40 degree (conical), 60 x 40 and 90 x 50 degree (in vertical position).

The modular design approach allows the system designer to create seamless and very predictable arrays which are ‘tight packed’ to avoid any unsightly spaces between cabinets; or they can be used singly as part of large distributed systems.

The new VS 15DR provides an alternative solution to the existing VQ MB (mid-bass) module, in this case utilising a single direct radiating 15” driver which delivers a different level of low frequency performance. Multiple bass enclosures can be stacked together to improve vertical pattern control at low frequencies. There will also be new DF ‘down-firing’ enclosures with 40x40 and  60x40 degree dispersion patterns, to accompany the existing VQ 85DF and further expand the range of tools available within the VQ Series.

With the addition of these new VQ products along with the relevant flying hardware, it is now possible to design and install arrayed configurations comprising of multiple MH (mid-high) horns, bass enclosures and down-firing elements – ideal for applications such as large sports arenas and stadia.”

The New VQ Series Products:

VQ 40MH
VQ 64MH
VQ 95MH
VQ 40DF
VQ 64DF
VS 15DR

VNET (active DSP, networkable) versions of these products are also planned - more details available soon.