Passive Column Array Loudspeaker with 5 Mid Range Drivers for Speech Only Installation Applications
The VLS 5 is a 480-Watt passive column array loudspeaker ideally suited for challenging acoustic and architecturally sensitive spaces where speech reinforcement is required. Applications include airports, train stations, conference centers, houses of worship, stadium concourses, museums, theme parks and hotels. The vertically arrayed mid-range drivers provide high-intelligibility speech reproduction packaged in a slender and narrow profile, aesthetically refined, painted aluminum chassis that facilitates quick and easy installation, including ceiling mounting in long narrow corridors.
VLS 5’s design comprises 5 vertically arrayed 3.5″ mid-range drivers designed for pristine speech reproduction from 130 Hz – 15 kHz (-10 dB), with 116 dB peak SPL (1 m, Lo-Z). The UV and weather resistant aluminium
enclosure provides 130° horizontal x 45° vertical dispersion for targeted coverage.
Low-Z or Transformer Operation
A multi-position tamper-resistant rotary switch on the rear panel allows the choice of either the low-Z, or the 70 / 100 V operating modes, with available transformer taps at 100; 50; 25, and 12.5 Watts.
A right angled water tight cable gland is supplied with the VLS 5 for use in outdoor applications along with an input panel cover plate that can be secured to the cabinet using the four screws. Simply pass the wiring through the cable gland and make your connections on the provided barrier strip. A second strip is provided for linking additional loudspeakers in either low-Z, or 70 / 100 V distributed systems.
Attractive & Easy to Install
The stylish and durable extruded aluminium enclosure with stainless steel grille features a semi matt black paint finish that fits unobtrusively into even the most architecturally sensitive environments. Input is via a low insertion loss 100 W line transformer with multiple taps for 70 / 100 V line systems. A dedicated flying bracket, wall mount bracket, input panel cover plate, and weather resistant gland are all included for ease of installation. At only 8.2 kg (18.1 lbs), the VLS 5 is significantly lighter and easier to install than many competing products.
Utilising a pair of internally paralleled barrier strip connectors, the VLS 5 can either be connected to a low-Z amplifier, or used within a 70 / 100 V distributed system. The operation mode is easily selectable via rotary switch located on the rear of the enclosure.
The architecturally styled corrosion resistant extruded aluminium enclosure is finished in a semi matt black paint and is complemented by a stainless steel perforated grille. All VLS 5 mounting hardware is included and over-engineered for the ultimate in safety. Custom RAL colours are also available (additional cost and lead time).