The ICLive X series brings a new level of flexibility for integrators, contractors, and production/rental houses alike to provide the best solution for any application. The ICLive X series is a complete system, designed from the ground up, consisting of three freely combinable, steerable-array modules, the ICLX, ICLXL, ICLLX and a matching subwoofer, the ICLX-118S. New for the ICLive X Series is Renkus-Heinz’s exclusive Acoustic Source Multiplier (ASM) waveguide. The ASM allows the HF section to be coaxially mounted in front of the LF section. The coaxial driver arrangement delivers a consistent and symmetrical array of both high frequencies and low frequencies along the entire length of the array, allowing the freedom to choose any acoustic center available. In addition, the ASM reduces inter-driver spacing to it’s absolute minimum, insuring gradient-lobe free performance to very high frequencies.
The culmination of over a decade of experience in steerable line arrays, the ICLive X series is the latest evolution of the medium-format, steerable line array. The ICLive X module can be arrayed up to 12 tall or can be used in combination with the ICLive XL/LX, allowing taller, more directional arrays to be constructed for surprisingly reasonable cost.
The ICLX, ICLXL and ICLLX array modules connect with a simple and nearly invisible, metal-to-metal array system. For permanent installation, they are assembled with flat-head bolts. For portable applications, the bolts are simply replaced with quick-release pins, allowing one cabinet version to serve in both install and production markets without compromise in either.
RHAON II beam-steering and control via Ethernet are standard, and Dante audio-over-Ethernet is available as an option. Digital beam steering puts ICLive X’s substantial output where it belongs: on the audience, and way from walls and ceilings. The ICLive X series benefits from the full range of RHAON II beam-steering including conventional and uni-beams, moveable beam centers and multiple beams, each individually adjustable for aiming, opening angle and level.
Iconyx transparent technology controls sound with the most advanced, intelligent DSP. Multi-channel Class D digital amplifiers with integral DSP engines control every single array element with programmable precision. High-current audiophile output stages power each individual lightweight, efficient transducer in the Iconyx array.
In addition to beam-steering, the onboard DSP provides 12 total filters of parametric EQ (eight fully parametric, high and low shelf & high and low pass filters) as well as up to 170 milliseconds of delay. Each array module has two Ethernet connections which can be used as a two-port switch, making “daisy-chaining” possible. Dante units can be configured as either switched, or redundant network operation. (Daisy-chaining is not possible in redundant mode.)
ICLive X is the most versatile, high-powered, steerable line array on the market and it’s extreme flexibility makes it suitable for nearly any live sound application.
The ICLive Series takes the control and flexibility of the ICONYX Series and scales it up to a higher output product. The ICLive has been on the market for many years, being deployed in higher output applications, both in installation and live sound. In a single ICLive module, the components are five 6.5-inch woofers and three 1-inch compression drivers loaded with the horn. It is an asymmetrical design, where a high-frequency section sits on top of the cabinet. To extend the output and pattern control, the limitation has always been a maximum of two ICLive modules connected together plus an additional low-mid extension module either at the top or bottom.
ICLive X is the next generation. It brings ultimate flexibility in a complete system, consisting of three freely combinable, steerable array modules (ICLX, ICLXL, and ICLLX) and a matching subwoofer. It is a remarkable step forward to the acoustical performance of the loudspeakers; compression drivers loaded with newly designed ASM waveguide are put coaxially in front of the 8-inch woofers. Now the scalability is almost unlimited with up to 12 modules working in one array.
The two ICLXL and ICLLX modules are an option for install applications where low-frequency control is needed rather than overall SPL output.
It is our most versatile, high-powered line array, suitable for nearly any live sound application. The X stands for X-over, a cross-over between point-source, vertical array, and beam steering product. One size fits all.
While all spaces are not created equal, and we’d want to work with you to find the right fit—the ICONYX, ICLive or ICLive X Series are likely your best options as they’re designed to put sound where you want it in larger spaces. The decision is always made based on a few factors, like the type of application (speech, video playback and live performance to name few) or possible position of loudspeakers within the space. Our detailed specification listed on our website helps you to make an informed decision on your own. Nevertheless, we love to be part of your projects. Altogether our team brings more than 100 years of experience—please fill out our loudspeaker recommendation form and we can meet with you to go over your unique space and needs to find the right loudspeaker for you.
The best starting point for such an application would be the ICLive or ICLive X series, which are truly high-output loudspeakers (with coverage consistent along the entire 30m distance, with even 105 dbA SPL) and can be mounted flat on the sides of the video wall and steered electronically. That would make the loudspeaker system disappear and be better protected against the weather. Our self-powered steerable loudspeaker has a set of features that are extremely useful in such applications, like digital Dante input, advanced system health monitoring over a network, or even redundancy within one array. Renkus-Heinz products can be weatherized into IP55.
For low-ceiling applications, the ideal starting point would be the ICLive X Series—a single ICLX module featuring two 8-inch woofers and 6 compression drivers start to be directional above 750 Hz. However, putting it close to the ceiling will result in the acoustical mirror that will virtually extend low frequency (only!) to twice the size. It will not have an impact on mid-high-frequency energy where directionality allow for steering it away from the ceiling, delivering direct audio to the listeners.
Another example could be the ICLLX. The ICLLX is twice as high as the ICLX, and it is equipped with four 8-inch woofer and a high-frequency section at the bottom. The critical point is always to keep the high-frequency section at least 1ft/30cm above listeners.
Beam steering loudspeakers are capable of reaching more than 105 dBA SPL at the desired distance. For example, when using the ICLive X Series, it would just be a matter of the number of modules defining the array. It is always recommended to decide on the right size of the system using our propriety RHAON software or third-party EASE. Our application team will help you with any questions about the right system size to meet the requirements.
Beam steerable loudspeakers in principle should generate vertically narrow beams of sound. That helps to deliver direct sound to the audience without bouncing it around the room, ceiling, floor or upper parts of the side walls. The position of such a loudspeaker in relation to the listener is one of the most critical factors. The recommended mounting height from the finished floor to the bottom of the loudspeaker is between 1.6 m to 2.5 m. Higher mounting position will lead to wider vertical dispersion needed, and that can result in compromised energy distribution. Think of the light laser—it is impossible to put light on the entire audience when pointing down, there is going to be a hot-spot only. There are other technical aspects, such as acoustical side-lobes produced as a by-product to the main lobe, to consider. The higher the mounting, the more aggressive down-steering needed, the more vertical coverage needed–that will lead to less directional beams.
Digital beam steering allows integrators to focus the sound where it is needed––on the audience. Vertically, sound beams are narrow—almost like a laser—and when you direct them to where they need to be, the sound avoids unwanted reflections from the ceiling, floor, or upper parts of sidewalls. This drastically reduces long reverberation tail or eliminates echoes in spaces that might have architecturally challenging elements.
Short answer, absolutely! We can direct beams coming from the same loudspeaker to different sections of a multi-level audience due to the complex mathematical algorithms. It is possible to superimpose audience specific settings to generate a separated coverage beam which can be directed into different places in the room. There are some limitations to this approach, so fill out our loudspeaker recommendation form and our applications team will work with you to figure out if this approach is right for your space.
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