Iconyx Compact


Iconyx Compact

Big Performance, Small Package

Iconyx Compact puts the flexibility and directivity of Iconyx into a size that can disappear into most any space. The combination of 3-inch, full-range drivers and a state-of-the art 12-channel amplifier, along with Renkus-Heinz’ world leading experience in beam-steering arrays, leads to stellar performance never before seen in such a small array.

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Full RHAON II beam-steering and modular flexibility make Iconyx Compact the ideal choice for tough acoustic environments where traditional Iconyx is too big. All without sacrificing the stellar audio quality that Renkus-Heinz Iconyx is known for.

Product FAQs

Iconyx has been a flagship product since 2006. Its latest fifth generation, which launched in 2013, features a coaxial 4-inch woofer with a triple tweeter for precise steering and high-fidelity sound, and it has been installed in thousands of prestigious places. However, Renkus-Heinz recognized a need for a smaller footprint with similar features for installations where the size of the product is a winning factor. Iconyx Compact was the answer. Utilizing 3-inch full-range drivers, it puts the flexibility and directivity of the original ICONYX series into a package with a nearly 40% smaller footprint. The Compact Series can now be applied to challenging spaces where even the ICONYX Series is too large. The main difference between the two would be the lowest frequency range and precision in steering. The Iconyx Compact is equally as good as the Iconyx for simple venues. When multi-layer audience or extremely challenging room acoustics are presented – the Iconyx Gen5 would still be a first choice. The broadband sound pressure level capabilities between the two are almost identical.

The Iconyx Compact Series or Directivity Control Series are our best recommendation. These loudspeakers put the flexibility and directivity into a size that can disappear into almost any venue. However, all of our digitally steerable solutions can be custom-painted and some even flush-mounted to the wall, depending on your space. 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.

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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