Professional loudspeaker designer and manufacturer Outline is to launch its latest concept at prolight+sound 2018. Following an evolutionary path from its influential Butterfly design, the new Superfly compact line-source enclosure sets new standards in performance for a loudspeaker of its size.
Weighing under 38kg (83.8 lb) per module yet with prodigious acoustic potential and class-leading dispersion control, Superfly integrates perfectly within the existing Outline portfolio and can be readily paired with any of its subwoofer designs.
Superfly also redefines the low-frequency performance expectations of compact line-array loudspeakers. The LF extension from the individually driven dual 10in drivers is below 50Hz and for many applications Superfly’s ultra-wide bandwidth and clarity makes it the ideal solution without the need for additional subwoofers. However, when used with any Outline subwoofers its full acoustic potential is realised.
Powered by the company’s own DSP-equipped X8 amplifiers, Superfly-based systems are flexible, powerful, predictable, quick and easy to deploy and convenient to transport, contributing vital operational efficiencies to any live sound scenario.
Visitors to the show will be able to hear Superfly for themselves in the pl+s Live Sound Arena. Real-world demos are scheduled for 11:20, 13:20 and 15:20 every day.
Superfly is already proving a big hit on the road with UK partner Capital Sound Hire Ltd. Chosen for the current Australian Pink Floyd tour, which is in Europe until May then returns to the UK in November, FOH Trevor Gilligan described it as “perfect”.
Outline will also devote considerable booth space to its patent-pending Newton processor. Newton is an FPGA-based processing platform designed as the management and control core for audio networks in touring, broadcast and fixed installation applications. It provides management of sophisticated audio systems by combining multi-format channel routing with simultaneous standards conversion and digital signal synchronisation.
The system topology is provided by very high-quality FPGA-based SSRC and ASRC (Synchronous/Asynchronous Sample Rate Conversion) with outstanding dynamic range and ultra-low distortion. The unit supports up to 15 clock source options and a virtually unlimited number of filters using Outline’s patent-pending, proprietary WFIR filtering technology, supporting Raised Cosine Filtering Technology, plus independent, internal, dual-redundant universal AC mains supplies fitted as standard.