Posted in news on March 30, 2017 1:32 pm EDT

Maker of Pro Sound Reinforcement Technology Announces Loudspeaker Innovations

Clair Brothers debuts the C12 and C8 line array products, the newest addition to its One Series line, as well as an S2-System point source package at Prolight + Sound 2017.











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By Church Designer Staff

Representatives for Clair Brothers, makers of professional sound reinforcement technology and loudspeaker systems, announce several unique design innovations ready for Prolight + Sound 2017, April 4-7 in Frankfurt, Germany.

Clair Brothers started with the C15 large format line array cabinet, and now the company announces the launch of the C12 and C8 line array products, featuring new mid/high technology. The C12 and C8 are reportedly available with Clair True Fit Technology horizontal waveguides custom tailored for any specific venue.

According to the company's release, “Clair Brothers works with architects and consultants to define speaker positions and coverage requirements within a facility, taking into account all spatial characteristics and any acoustical challenges. Clair engineers then employ proprietary 3D design methods and use progressive azimuth technology to geometrically optimize a waveguide designed exactly to that room’s requirements.”

Clair Brothers works with architects and consultants to define speaker positions and coverage requirements within a facility....

The custom waveguide is precision-machined using Baltic birch plywood -- a key ingredient in all Clair Brothers products; the result is a unique C12 or C8 loudspeaker array that can provide smooth, even coverage. True Fit Technology is designed to achieve maximum coverage for audience areas and minimizes architectural reflection and anomalies in both modern or classic buildings, according to the company.

The C12 and C8 also feature a new transducer technology for reducing weight and amplifier channel requirements. These features allow the line array to be digitally beam-steered in the vertical plane with F.I.R. processing. The C12, a double 12-inch format line array, and the C8, a double 8-inch line array, both can be ordered with a variety of horizontal waveguide patterns. Standard factory waveguides will be 90 degrees and 120 degrees, but a range of waveguides between 60 degrees and 140 degrees are also available.

“We’re continuing the trend of a growing portfolio loaded with strong high-performance products following last year’s debut of so many others,” confirms Josh Sadd, vice president and chief engineer for Clair Brothers.

At PL+S this year, the company will also launch the newest addition to its One Series line – The 1.5AM+ – the active (self-powered) version of the 1.5AM monitor.

Sadd says, “It features a similar amplifier module to the 1AM+ made for Clair by Powersoft. And like the 1AM+, the 1.5AM+ allows the user to power a passive 1.5AM with a slave output. Just connect it by cable to a non-powered 1.5AM and power the pair. Very unique.”

A stackable point source PA that is equally at home in portable and installed applications, Clair Brothers also introduces a point source package called the S2-System. Offering its advanced coaxial technology, similar to that found in the One Series stage monitors, Clair Brothers S2-CX is a 15-inch coax containing a 15-inch speaker and 1.5AM horn. The S2-Sub is a 21-inch format available powered or non-powered with a high power Powersoft amp module.

Products will be exhibited in Booth 3.1, E37. All products are available for purchase.




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