Faital goes large
Faital goes large
FaitalPro has added its XL ‘Xtra Large’ series
Exhibiting a sensitivity of 93–95dB SPL, FaitalPro has extended its XL ‘Xtra Large’ series with the addition of the 12XL1200 and 15XL1200 woofers. The 12- and 15-inch models are designed with an efficient venting system that promotes their use in compact, high-power subwoofer cabinets. While the 12XL1200 can operate within a volume of 25–27 litres, the 15XL1200 can operate in less than 50 litres. The neodymium magnet assembly creates high flux concentration, low power compression and notable heat dissipation, resulting in high levels of force factor and power handling capable of withstanding signals up to 1,400W AES power. The 100mm voice coil has been created to improve force transmission and thermal power handling. Positioned in the magnet circuit, the aluminium demodulating ring provides a further flux modulation reduction to minimise overall distortions when driven hard. Manufactured from a high-strength paper pulp, the curvilinear, waterproof-treated cones are designed to achieve the optimal linearity within their frequency range, while the cone surround made from a linen material has been designed to resist ageing and fatigue.
Designed for use in reflex direct radiation speakers with large cross-section tuning ports, bandpass configuration or folded transmission lines, FaitalPro has launched three new cone speakers in the FX600 series. The 12FX600, 15FX600 and 18FX600 woofers are dedicated to the reproduction of the lower frequencies with measured sensitivities of 97dB, 98dB and 99dB, respectively. With 700W of continuous AES power, the 12-, 15- and 18-inch woofers share a neodymium ring magnet assembly and an aluminium demodulation ring that is designed to work with a specific 3-inch copper ribbon wire voice coil. The magnet circuit incorporates a single external demodulation ring to improve flux modulation reduction and provide very low-level distortion when driven at high power levels. The 3-inch copper ribbon wire voice coil provides a higher density in the assembly resulting in improved motor strength, making them suitable for low-frequency reproduction in woofer and subwoofer configurations. Responding best to horn-loading enclosures with crossover settings up to 1/1.2kHz, the 12FX600 can be designed as an integral part of a two-way cabinet or three-way line array module.
Operating within a 700Hz to 20kHz frequency spectrum, the HF1440 is a new 1.4-inch compression driver that can be used as a high-power driver in any traditional application including two-way systems. Currently the largest voice coil in the FaitalPro catalogue, the neodymium magnet circuit uses a 3.4-inch coil with a ketone polymer diaphragm and can withstand up to 120W AES power. With a recorded efficiency of 109dB SPL, the HF1440 is designed to operate at a minimum crossover frequency of 700Hz. This allows it to extend to low frequencies where its performance can be readily matched with a woofer, promoting its use in either two-way configurations or a three-way system with a mid-range. The magnet assembly comprises neodymium with an innovative geometry that reportedly guarantees a high induction or flux density in the air gap at 2.2 Tesla. The 1.4-inch throat assembly can be paired to a LTH142 horn or WG141 waveguide.