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Turbosound adds to the TA-500 Aspect product family

Turbosound TA-500DP Building on the success of the Aspect modular point-source loudspeaker system PLASA 07 and at major festivals and concert tours in summer 2007, the 123rd AES Convention sees Turbosound showing its TA-500DP self-powered, three-way, full-range loudspeaker with onboard, user-adjustable DSP on Booth #136 at New York’s Javits Center from October 5th to 8th.
Providing a fully integrated rigging system, TA-500t and TA-500tDP require the absolute minimum of external parts. Aspect system flybars are designed to offer both simplicity and flexibility, being available in 2-wide and 3-wide fixed angle configurations. They are designed with reference to international safety standards such as BGV C1, BS7905:2001, BS70906:2005, LOLER and ESTA, with a safety factor of 12:1.
The additions bring the TA-500 Aspect Wide series up to a total of seven self-powered and bi-amped/tri-amped products. The TA-500t is a trapezoidal, switchable bi-amp/tri-amp three-way enclosure containing a 1” HF driver on a Polyhorn device, a 10" MF driver on a Polyhorn device and a Turbo-loaded 15" LF driver, and covers the frequency range from 60Hz to 20kHz. All drive units employ neodymium magnets to keep the cabinet’s net weight to a manageable 57kgs (125.4lbs), and the TA-500t is supplied with a detachable, stackable wheelboard to aid handling and trucking. Its sharply defined 50°H x 25°V dispersion pattern focuses energy on audience areas with minimum overspill, and allows the creation of clusters with seamless arrayability.
The self-powered TA-500tDP cabinets, meanwhile, are fully networkable, allowing real-time control and monitoring of operating parameters with a PC and TurboDrive software over a BVNet network or even remotely over a VPN (virtual private network). Its integrated high-efficiency Class D amplifiers and on-board electronics provide convenience and consistent performance. Turbosound is among the first in the industry to use 96kHz DSP in self-powered Aspect products.
Additionally, Turbosound will feature its NuQ series of networkable self-powered loudspeakers which had been launched at prolight+sound show 2007 in Frankfurt, Germany.
Also being announced at AES is a change in distribution channel: effective as of October 1st 2007, American Music & Sound will have Turbosound join its family of brands. “Turbosound produces the most innovative loudspeaker systems on the market,“ comments Lynn Martin, President of American Music & Sound. “We are honoured to have them on board, and we look forward to spearheading Turbosound’s further push into the American market.”
“American Music & Sound is extremely well aligned to take Turbosound to the next level in the US,” says Turbosound’s new Managing Director, Simon Blackwood. “They have a number of complimentary product lines in their roster to leverage our brand and are in a perfect position to market our products through their existing channels. Also fantastic news for us is that Brad Stephens, who managed the Turbosound brand at previous distributor Sennheiser, is moving across to AM&S to continue his role as National Sales Manager and so maintain continuity with the company’s client base. Additionally, as part of this distribution change, management of the South American market returns to our direct control and we will be progressively appointing new territory exclusive partners in due course.”
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