ASPECT SERIES ENGINEERING INFORMATION
Total system optimisationVery high SPLArrayable enclosureIntegral flywareRotatable mid-high sectionOptimised truck packVery compact enclosuresSeamless arrayability
Stadia and arenasTouring and festivalsRegional concert touringTheatre and CorporateDance clubs
The Aspect series is a range of high performancemodular loudspeaker enclosures designed for useacross a wide spectrum of sound reinforcementactivities, easily scaleable to specific acoustical andvenue requirements ranging from large scale indoor oroutdoor concerts to corporate events, theatre showsand nightclub applications.
The aim of any sound reinforcement system isto distribute sound evenly, with consistentfrequency response and in a predictable way,across all seats of an auditorium or listeningarea. An optimum method of attaining this goalis through the correct application of pointsource arrays to create a segment of a sphericalwavefront. Not only does this approach providean exceptionally well defined and coherentacoustic source, but it also allows forconsiderable flexibility when assembling arraysin both horizontal and vertical dimensions.In practice, the dispersion characteristics of atypical sound system are less than ideal becauseof the tendency for conventional high frequencyexponential horns to ‘beam’ with increasingfrequency. When arraying such horns,interference between adjacent sources is inevitabledue to the variable curvature of the wavefrontcaused by the horn's geometry, and this resultsin undesirable comb filtering effects.Turbosound engineers, through intensiveresearch and the subsequent implementation ofinnovative and patented Polyhorn™ designs,have identified and overcome these deficienciesand implemented solutions in the TurbosoundAspect series. Fundamental to the Polyhorn™designs—and applied in both high-mid and highfrequency bands—is the principle of dividing anexponential horn flare into a multiplicity oftapered waveguides. Doing so ensures that allpath lengths from the diaphragm surface tohorn mouth are identical, and consequentlyguarantees uniformity of phase of the wavefrontat the horn mouth. The Polyhorn™ designeffectively locates the acoustic centre wellbehind the motor system, forming a virtualpoint source whose radius coincides with thearray curvature without requiring an excessivelydeep enclosure.The
is a portable mid-high enclosuredesigned for flown and ground stacked touringapplications. It houses high frequency, high-midfrequency and low-mid frequency elementsarranged in a vertical orientation, and coveringthe frequency range from 100Hz to 20kHz.The top section of the enclosure is dedicated tohandling the high frequency band above 5kHz,being reproduced by two custom-designed HFdrivers loaded by a high frequency Polyhorn™device. The HF driver combines highlyinnovative patented design features to ensureexceptional high frequency performance andlong term reliability. High-mid frequencies from450Hz to 5kHz are handled by a proprietary 10”HMF drive unit on a further Polyhorn™ deviceoptimised for high-mid frequencies. Two 10”low-mid frequency drivers loaded withTurboMid™ devices cover the remainingfrequency range from 450Hz down to 100Hz.A key feature of the Polyhorn™ designs is thevery sharp cut-off at the edges of the coveragepattern, which all but eliminates the combfiltering effects commonly experienced betweenadjacent sources when arraying conventionalhorn designs. This makes it possible to achieveseamless arrayability in a very intuitive andpredictable fashion.Significant improvements in the individualdrivers' power handling, and a subsequentreduction in power compression, have alsobeen achieved through the use of high stability,high temperature neodymium magnet