Bose enters the Arena
Bose enters the Arena
The IP55-rated ArenaMatch DeltaQ modules come with nine coverage patterns
Bose Professional has added DeltaQ array technology into its ArenaMatch DeltaQ array loudspeakers. Designed to better match coverage towards the audience area, directivity (Q) is configured to enhance the consistency, vocal clarity and flexibility in outdoor installations such as sports stadiums and arenas. The IP55-rated ArenaMatch DeltaQ modules come with nine coverage patterns spanning 10°, 20° or 40° vertical coverage patterns. These can be swapped for 60°, 80° or 100° horizontal waveguides – even in already assembled arrays – when adjusting horizontal coverage and creating asymmetrical patterns.
ArenaMatch cabinets can be used for a customised outdoor solution, whereby 40° modules can be deployed for point source applications, while 10°, 20° and 40° modules can be adopted for line arrays. Incorporating the same EMB2S compression driver, a similar tonal balance and seamless zone-fill coverage is enhanced when combining ArenaMatch and ArenaMatch Utility loudspeakers.
Designed to interface with PowerMatch amplifiers, ControlSpace DSPs and ControlSpace Designer software – including Dante connectivity – ArenaMatch modules incorporate a 14-inch neodymium woofer together with six Bose EMB2S titanium-diaphragm neodymium compression drivers in each module. Weather-resistant features include a three-layer stainless steel grille, water-resistant woofer cone coating, a polyurethane exterior finish and a moulded input cover. Biamp capability, a passive crossover and 70/100V transformer inputs are included within the ArenaMatch modules, while M12 threaded inserts with internal steel link bars ensure adoption for accessory mounting hardware or custom array frames.
Designed for zone-fill coverage or high SPL foreground music, the ArenaMatch Utility series is housed in a more compact IP55-rated cabinet. The four models offer wide, even coverage via a constant-directivity, high-frequency horn that can be rotated for horizontal or vertical installation. The AMU208 module is the largest of this series operating within a 70Hz to 16kHz frequency response and capable of producing a maximum SPL of 126dB.
The ControlSpace EX processor range has been expanded for use in conferencing rooms. The EX-440C and EX-12AEC processors facilitate high-quality microphone integration in small-to-medium, standalone meeting rooms. Flexibility is enhanced with the addition of four mic/line analogue inputs, four analogue outputs, VoIP and PSTN, USB, Bose AmpLink output, eight-channel acoustic echo cancelling (AEC) and 16x16 Dante connectivity. Designed for more general-purpose applications, the EX-1280 single-rack-unit processor integrates 12 mic/line analogue inputs, eight analogue outputs, Bose AmpLink out and 64x64 Dante connectivity. The adoption of ControlSpace Designer software simplifies set up processes with drag-and-drop programming and conference-specific software tools.
Finally, Bose has added two accessories to its S1 Pro PA system. A play-through cover is available in multiple colours, while a pre-installed, rechargeable, lithium-ion battery pack and compatibility with the Bose Connect App for streaming Bluetooth audio to up to two S1 units have been added. Other accessories include the S1 Pro backpack and S1 slip cover.