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EV (Electro-Voice) introduced of compact line-array loudspeakers to the EV professional loudspeakers product line at this year's NAMM. Based on the X-Line line-array system, the compact XLC line-array system was designed to meet the challenges of difficult acoustical environments, namely, performing arts venues, houses-of-worship, and sports facilities where a traditional line array is too large. These new units excel in pattern control and predictability, and are easy to install in a variety of system designs.

The introduction of the XLC compact line-array system expands EV's commitment to professional sound contractors and designers. Furthermore, the XLC compact line-array system meets and exceeds the demands of a wide variety of applications. The popularity of line-array systems is due to the response and pattern control possible when the array is well executed. And this is precisely what the EV XLC delivers: unprecedented performance matched with easy installation, particularly in difficult or problematic acoustical environments.

In collaboration with leading consultants and customers, EV engineers have defined a new compact line-array system, the XLC. The compact system comprises three components, XLC 127 main, XLC 124 down fill, and the XLC 118 sub cabinet. The XLC 127 is a 3-way design that utilizes a 12" vented LF, 2 x 6.5" MF transducers on a 120-degree horizontal waveguide, and 2 x HF transducers that combine through a new vertical plan wave generator to a 120-degree waveguide. The system can be used in tri-amp mode, or bi-amp two-way using the sophisticated internal passive MF to HF network. The XLC 124 down fill provides critical under-array coverage. The XLC 124 is a 3-way system using XLC components with the exception of a single HF transducer on a 120-degree x 40-degree waveguide. Solid sub bass extension is provided by the 18"-loaded XLC 118.

Combined with an advanced integrated rigging system with all necessary rigging hardware on the cabinet, one-man installations are a reality. The XLC compact line-array system also comes complete with XLC aiming software, which enables the user to determine appropriate array configurations, splay angles, and other critical information. Additionally, the software interface is designed to give the user quick and intuitive access to a variety of modeling functions. Ideal for applications ranging from performing arts venues to houses-of-worship, to sports facilities, the XLC offers the user a solid audio solution for difficult acoustical environments.

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