Modular Point Source Line Array
In a world of speakers designed to be everything for everyone, Varia is as unique as you need it to be. Designed to be the most flexible and versatile loudspeakers ever created, Varia’s highly configurable enclosures and innovative hardware make it easy to custom-design an array for every application.
Varia’s fully modular design enables cabinets to be easily configured as flown vertical arrays, powerful horizontal arrays, or ground stacked systems. With a range of vertical and horizontal dispersion angles and Renkus-Heinz’s unique transitional waveguides, Varia’s highly configurable enclosures and ingenious hardware make it easy to custom design a system for every application.
Varia VA101 (self-powered) and VAX101 (externally powered) cabinets are available in 7.5°, 15° and 22.5° enclosures, making them ideally suited for long vertical arrays or tightly packed horizontal configurations. Multiple waveguides include 60, 90, and 120 degree patterns, as well as proprietary progressive waveguides that can transition from 60° to 90° and 90° to 120° seamlessly within each cabinet. Matching VA/VAX15S 15-inch subwoofers can be flown alongside, behind, or at the top of the array, in standard or cardioid pattern. The result is a system that can be configured to deliver coverage for the most challenging spaces.
Each self-powered VA101 enclosure is equipped with a powerful, audiophile quality Class D digital biamplifier, delivering 500 Watts RMS to its woofer and 250 Watts RMS to its high-frequency drivers. Each amplifier features integrated RHAON (Renkus-Heinz Audio Operation Network) electronics with highly flexible input configurations for the most powerful digital signal processing available.
Varia integrates the highest quality components, powerful mid and low-frequency woofers, and lightweight neodymium Compression Drivers, all coupled to the industry’s most advanced cabinet and waveguide designs. Whether in permanent installations, on tour, or in rental inventories, Varia delivers the sound and performance you’ve come to expect from Renkus-Heinz.
Singapore | December, 2016 - "Complete coverage from the stall to the upper balcony level is achieved with only five cabinets per array. For this venue, the VARIAi triumphs over a traditional line array, both sonically and visually." - Chua Cong Wei, Electro-Acoustics Systems Pte Ltd
Greenwich, CT | August, 2016 - "We chose VARIAi because a primary consideration was a high-quality, tight line array that would keep the sound off the walls and on the audience." Curtis Kasefang, Theatre Consultants Collaborative (TCC) Raleigh, North CarolinaRead More
Bay St. Louis, Mississippi | March, 2016 - "VARIAi fit perfectly in the original speaker cluster position. The narrow vertical dispersion prevented splashing on the rest of the platform, and the horizontal dispersion let me use one cabinet where I would otherwise have to use several." - Eric Ross, Engineered Lighting and SoundRead More
New Delhi, India | September, 2015 - "We have worked with Renkus-Heinz on similar projects in the past, with excellent results, and we were confident that their technology was ideally suited for this type of a challenge. Their VARIA technology enabled us to design a system that would provide very precise coverage to only the audience areas, while minimizing the sound to areas that would generate problematic reflections." - Vipul Vaghela, BAPSRead More
Homestead, FL | February, 2015 - "When they walked in, their jaws dropped. They had dealt with poor coverage for so many years, it was amazing to them – to have every corner of the room covered perfectly, and how the PA cuts off right at the platform's edge. They could not believe how much clearer it sounded. VARIA's modular design enabled us to create a system with the power of a line array, but with the pattern control to cover the room very nicely." - Robert Bernecker, SEFI ConsultingRead More
Roebuck, SC | November, 2014 - "VARIA was an ideal choice for this venue because its variable coverage pattern enabled us to use fewer boxes to achieve the same coverage. The result was a reduction in both cost and weight, as well as improved sightlines." - David Clyburn, MusicraftRead More
Jackson, MS | October, 2014 - "The VARIA system was the best option to achieve the versatility we needed. VARIA's modular design gave us a lot of flexibility in terms of system placement and configuration. And VARIA's range of vertical and horizontal dispersion angles, together with its transitional waveguides, enabled us to custom configure a system that easily addressed the multiple challenges we had to deal with in the hall." - Philip Boyd, Academic TechnologiesRead More
Los Angeles, CA | May, 2014 - Occidental College is known as one of America's oldest liberal arts colleges, with a stellar alumni list that includes President Barack Obama, actors Ben Affleck and Joanna Gleason, animator/filmmaker Terry Gilliam, athlete-turned-politician Jack Kemp, and many more.Read More
Chattanooga, TN | March, 2014 - "We set up a demo, and it was just night and day. With the VARIA array, we were able to taper the coverage and focus the sound on the seating area, without hitting all those walls and reflective surfaces." - Tracy Miller, DB Technologies.Read More
Long Beach, CA | February, 2014 - "The IC2 delivers such even sound pressure level from front to back. When we did the demo, it was set up at the far end of the arena and shot down the long way. You could walk the whole space, cover the floor, and keep it a solid 98 db SPL from one side to the other." - Andy Batwinas, ElectrosonicsRead More
Oakland, CA | February, 2014 - "Typical line arrays would only provide the right directivity in one plane. The client wanted a line array system that would provide the output and headroom for the sound they create, and VARIA fit the bill perfectly." - Rocky Giannetta, Layer 8, Inc.Read More
Long Beach, CA | December, 2013 - "We couldn't be happier with the new VARIA system. Our customer base noticed immediately. It's loud, clear, and clean, without blowing people away. Thanks to the new VARIA system, we are now known as the premiere live music venue in Southern California." -- Mike Neufeld, Owner, The GaslampRead More
Cartersville, GA | October, 2013 - "Being able to select among several boxes with different coverage patterns, and particularly being able to choose transitional boxes in between the fixed ones, makes a tremendous difference in designing a system. It's almost as if every box is custom, but you don't have to wait six weeks or pay top dollar." - Kent Morris, Principal, Cornerstone Media Group.Read More
Cherryville, PA | September, 2013 - From their 80-acre campus in this close-knit eastern Pennsylvania town, Bethany Wesleyan Church combines an inspirational, contemporary worship style with a broad mix of community programs.Read More
Cleveland, OH | August, 2013 - Roots run deep at Olivet Institutional Baptist Church, a cornerstone of Cleveland community and worship since 1931. Over the years, the church’s pulpit has played host to such luminaries as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, Vice President Al Gore, and TV talk show host Oprah Winfrey.Read More
Oostende, Belgium | August, 2013 - In the Belgian coastal city of Oostende, one of the city's classic architectural gems has been given a new lease on life with the first European installation of the new VARIA system, designed by TTAS and our French distributor, FACE.Read More
Hoover, Alabama | June, 2013 - For more than 25 years, the Comedy Club Stardome has built a reputation as one of the most respected comedy showcases, not just in the state but in the entire Southeast. The club's stage has hosted some of the biggest names in comedy, including Margaret Cho, Craig Ferguson, Lewis CK, Sinbad, and Pauly Shore, as well as a regular roster of new and innovative talent.Read More