Mini-COM.P.A.S.S. is a self powered bi-amped loudspeaker cabinet that can be used as stand alone or part of a vertical line array. The cabinet utilises two D.P.R.W.G. wave guides developed by OUTLINE for the ‘Butterfly’ line array against all its contemporaries. This ultra compact loudspeaker system which weights in at only 23 kg has 2 x 1.75” compression drivers and 4 x 5” mid woofers. Mini-COM.P.A.S.S. is the only compact VLA with variable, asymmetrical horizontal directivity.
Steps of 15 degrees can be set between 60 to 150 degrees manually, thus allowing the operator to direct energy where it is required. There are sixteen possible combinations of horizontal coverage (including asymmetric ones) which can be exploited according to the audience and acoustic properties of the environment in which the sound has to be reinforced. For example, in acoustically difficult venues, it is very useful to avoid reflections from walls. Because the sound only goes directly where it’s needed. Moving the “wings” of the Mini-COM.P.A.S.S. in sixteen possible ways means changing the acoustic radiation conditions each time. No problem – at this point an ingenious but simple sensor-based recognition apparatus comes into play, “informing” the DSP of the position of the “wings”, and on-axis response is automatically corrected in real time.
Mini-COM.P.A.S.S. is equipped with Outline iMode Technology – the next step in self-powered loudspeaker development, processing and control. It’s a truly ‘Intelligent’ Platform for advanced loudspeaker control. In addition to utilizing a powerful switching amplifier, the system provides complete and accurate loudspeaker control and reporting of all system parameters within each component, and across the entire system as a whole. Through the use of advanced digital signal processing (DSP) and a built-in web server, users can control the sound system via dedicated iPad app. With standard IP-based communication, the iMode platform is truly future-proof, controllable via tablet, smartphone, and any devices ‘of tomorrow’. iMode operates on a Linux operating system with an Outline-customized kernel. Chosen for its extreme stability and compatibility, the operating system provides a robust foundation for iMode’s advanced functions(further information available at www.outlineimode.com)
- Self-powered system equipped with Outline’s iMode Technology
- “Plug and play” use
- Outstanding sound quality (192 kHz, 24-bit A/D and D/A conversion)
- Analog and Digital (AES/EBU) I/O
- Internal two-port Ethernet switch to reduce the need for external networking hardware
- D.P.R.W.G. Wave Guides
- Adjustable directivity from 60° to 150°, by 16 different combinations of horizontal dispersion
- Unequalled versatility: the system is adaptable to suit any possible situation, according to the audience to be covered
- Controllable via iPad
- Very high SPL (4 modules): 141 dB @ 1 m (peak)