Building upon the proven commercial success of its flagship QFlex self-powered steerable array system, VLS Series offers AV contractors and consultants an alternative solution in the shape of a passive device offering balance of performance andcost, when active beam-steering may neither be required nor affordable.
With transducer technology adapted from QFlex, coupled with an innovative new passive crossovernetwork design, VLS Series is the first Tannoy product to incorporate FAST (Focussed Asymmetrical Shaping Technology), delivering unique acoustic performance benefits not previously seen across a full range of passive column loudspeakers. Central to this is its asymmetrical vertical dispersion, gently shaping the acoustic coverage towards the lower quadrant of the vertical axis. By the nature of a typical application, an ideal column loudspeaker should be biased in the vertical plane, towards the audience and away from reflective surfaces above (like ceilings) which are detrimental to intelligibility. FAST also facilitates quicker, easier installation with less need for tilting or specific concern for optimal mounting height.
This performance is packaged in a slender and narrow profile, aesthetically refined, powder-coated aluminium chassis with curvilinear aluminium grille; ensuring a sleek aesthetic and ultra-discrete appearance. Each model is available in either black or white as standard, though custom RAL finishes are available at additional cost and lead-time.
The VLS 7 is a passive column array loudspeaker with a complement of 7 x 3.5” (89 mm) LF transducers mounted in a vertical array, designed for speech-only applications.
The device is IP65 rated for dust and water ingress, salt spray and UV resistant and subject to rigorous high/low operational temperature and humidity testing – making VLS 7 suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Mounting is made easy via supplied flying and mounting brackets.
VLS 7 is also now an EN-54 compliant loudspeaker – this comes as standard and is not an optional variant. No specific specification is required to meet the requirements of EN-54.
Specification and design is aided by the use of Ease Focus v2.0 software, a generic, intuitive and easy to use three-dimensional acoustic simulation software. The software and relevant tutorials are free to download from the Tannoy website.Like the other 2 models in the range, VLS 7 can be ordered in either black or white as standard, with custom RAL finishes available.