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ACTIVE SPEAKER
ART 525A
RCF ART 525-A is 2 way active systems offering substantial power for a variety of
professional applications that include primary sound reinforcement and supplementary
fill for larger systems.
It integrate a digital high power 750 Watt amplifier, a complete electronic processor section
and premium RCF low distortion, high power transducers. The result is compact, light
weight, high power accurate systems, unique in there class for clarity and low distortion.
The total amplifier power is 750 watt: a 500 watt digital amplifier design is used to power
the low frequencies, the compression driver is powered from 250 watt of digital clear
power. The input section offers an jack/XLR input combo connector, a master volume
control and a useful XLR loop-through link guarantee the best versatility. The processor
section includes low noise active crossover, system equalization, transducer phase
alignment, limiter and protection functions.
The compression driver uses a 0.05 mm titanium dome featuring a vented suspension
and is powered from a massive high flux neodymium magnet and an edge wound 64
mm aluminium voice coil. This top class driver offers a high output, transparent midrange
sound and clarity in high frequencies reproduction.
The ART 525-A features a 15” inch woofer that, thanks to its 3.5” inside-outside aluminium
coil and a powerful magnetic structure guarantees a powerful bass reproduction.
All components are housed in a rigid polypropylene composite enclosure. The woofer is
protected by a powder coated, metal grille. The cabinet features four M10 threaded fly
points, a 35 mm pole mount adaptor, two side handles and a top handle

ACOUSTICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Frequency response: 45 - 20 Khz
Max SPL: 131 dB
DIGITAL POWER Coverage angle: 90° x 60°
Compression driver: neo 2”
Applications Woofer: neo 15”
ART 525-A is a milestone in ART series evolution. The careful acou-
INPUT SECTION
stic design, no compromise neodymium transducers and a powerful Input signal (Impedance): bal/unbal
digital amplifier make the newest ART models the preferred tool of Input connector: jack/xlr
Output signal connector: xlr
many professionals. Ideal in live sound and installed situations, it is
Input sensitivity: 0 dBu
remarkable for deep bass punch, clean midrange output and accurate Mic. input sensitivity: -
high frequencies. Offering the ultimate intelligibility in vocal and Re-
PROCESSOR SECTION
corded Music, incredibly lightweight, from live sound to playback, from Crossover frequencies: 1200 Hz
monitoring to fixed installation applications. Protections: DC / short cir.
Limiter: fast limiter
Master volume: yes
Features Music / Voice eq: -
• 750 Watt Digital Amplifier, 500 Watt Low Frequency and 250 Watt Remote control option: -
High Frequency Power
AMPLIFIER
• 131 dB max SPL Nominal power: 750 Watt
• Wide dispersion, 90 x 60 low distortion, constant directivity horn High frequencies: Digital 250 Watt
Low frequencies: Digital 500 Watt
• 15” high power neo. woofer, 89mm inside/outside aluminium coil Cooling: Convection
• 2” high frequency neo. driver titanium dome, 64 Mm voice coil
• Electronic equalization, phase alignment, limiter and protection PHYSICAL
Cabinet: Composite PP
• Mic/Line XLR and Jack input, XLR signal output Dimensions (HxWxD): 26.77” x 15.94” x 13.58” (680x405x345 mm)
• 2 side handles and 1 ergonomic top handle for easy Weight: 37.9 lbs. (17.2kg)
Hardware: 4 M10 flying points
transportation and positioning Handles: 2 side, 1 top
• Four M10 fly points and built in pole mount adaptor Pole Mount / Cap: yes
Colour: Antrhracyte gray
Response Beamwidth vs. Frequency
110 360
Horizontal Beamwidth (1/3 Octave)
330 Vertical Beamwidth (1/3 Octave)

300
100
270

Coverage Angle (Deg.)


240
90 210
dB SPL

180

80 150

120

90
70
60

30

60 0
20 100 1000 10000 100 1000 10000
Frequency (Hz) Frequency (Hz)
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Directivity Index and Q Normalized Horizontal off-axis Response


100 20 5

18
0
16

14 -5
Directivity index Di, dB

Attenuation in dB

12
-10
Total Q

10 10

-15
8

6 -20
Horizontal ±10 degrees
Horizontal ±20 degrees
4
Horizontal ±30 degrees
-25 Horizontal ±40 degrees
2 Horizontal ±50 degrees
Horizontal ±60 degrees

1 0 -30
100 1000 10000 100 1000 10000
Frequency (Hz) Frequency (Hz)
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Normalized Vertical off-axis Response. Above the box Normalized Vertical off-axis Response. Below the box
5 5

0 0

-5 -5
Attenuation in dB

Attenuation in dB

-10 -10

-15 -15

-20 -20
Vertical +10 degrees Vertical -10 degrees
Vertical +20 degrees Vertical -20 degrees
Vertical +30 degrees Vertical -30 degrees
-25 Vertical +40 degrees -25 Vertical -40 degrees
Vertical +50 degrees Vertical -50 degrees
Vertical +60 degrees Vertical -60 degrees

-30 -30
100 1000 10000 100 1000 10000
Frequency (Hz) Frequency (Hz)
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Horizontal 1/3 Polar Plot
Horizontal 1/3 Octave Polars 0¡ 315 Horizontal 1/3 Octave Polars 0¡ 630 Horizontal 1/3 Octave Polars 0¡ 1250
250 500 1000
330¡ 200 330¡ 400 330¡ 800
30¡ 30¡ 30¡

300¡ 60¡ 300¡ 60¡ 300¡ 60¡

270¡ 90¡ 270¡ 90¡ 270¡ 90¡


0 -6 -12 -18 -24 -30 -36 -42 -48 -48 -42 -36 -30 -24 -18 -12 -6 0 0 -6 -12 -18 -24 -30 -36 -42 -48 -48 -42 -36 -30 -24 -18 -12 -6 0 0 -6 -12 -18 -24 -30 -36 -42 -48 -48 -42 -36 -30 -24 -18 -12 -6 0

240¡ 120¡ 240¡ 120¡ 240¡ 120¡

210¡ 150¡ 210¡ 150¡ 210¡ 150¡

180¡ 180¡ 180¡

Horizontal 1/3 Octave Polars 0¡ 2500 Horizontal 1/3 Octave Polars 0¡ 5000 Horizontal 1/3 Octave Polars 0¡ 10000
2000 4000 8000
330¡ 1600 330¡ 3150 330¡ 6300
30¡ 30¡ 30¡

300¡ 60¡ 300¡ 60¡ 300¡ 60¡

270¡ 90¡ 270¡ 90¡ 270¡ 90¡


0 -6 -12 -18 -24 -30 -36 -42 -48 -48 -42 -36 -30 -24 -18 -12 -6 0 0 -6 -12 -18 -24 -30 -36 -42 -48 -48 -42 -36 -30 -24 -18 -12 -6 0 0 -6 -12 -18 -24 -30 -36 -42 -48 -48 -42 -36 -30 -24 -18 -12 -6 0

240¡ 120¡ 240¡ 120¡ 240¡ 120¡

210¡ 150¡ 210¡ 150¡ 210¡ 150¡

180¡ 180¡ 180¡

Vertical 1/3 Polar Plot


Vertical 1/3 Octave Polars 90¡ 315 Vertical 1/3 Octave Polars 90¡ 630 Vertical 1/3 Octave Polars 90¡ 1250
250 500 1000
120¡ 200 120¡ 400 120¡ 800
60¡ 60¡ 60¡

150¡ 30¡ 150¡ 30¡ 150¡ 30¡

180¡ 0¡ 180¡ 0¡ 180¡ 0¡


0 -6 -12 -18 -24 -30 -36 -42 -48 -48 -42 -36 -30 -24 -18 -12 -6 0 0 -6 -12 -18 -24 -30 -36 -42 -48 -48 -42 -36 -30 -24 -18 -12 -6 0 0 -6 -12 -18 -24 -30 -36 -42 -48 -48 -42 -36 -30 -24 -18 -12 -6 0

210¡ 330¡ 210¡ 330¡ 210¡ 330¡

240¡ 300¡ 240¡ 300¡ 240¡ 300¡

270¡ 270¡ 270¡

Vertical 1/3 Octave Polars 90¡ 2500 Vertical 1/3 Octave Polars 90¡ 5000 Vertical 1/3 Octave Polars 90¡ 10000
2000 4000 8000
120¡ 1600 120¡ 3150 120¡ 6300
60¡ 60¡ 60¡

150¡ 30¡ 150¡ 30¡ 150¡ 30¡

180¡ 0¡ 180¡ 0¡ 180¡ 0¡


0 -6 -12 -18 -24 -30 -36 -42 -48 -48 -42 -36 -30 -24 -18 -12 -6 0 0 -6 -12 -18 -24 -30 -36 -42 -48 -48 -42 -36 -30 -24 -18 -12 -6 0 0 -6 -12 -18 -24 -30 -36 -42 -48 -48 -42 -36 -30 -24 -18 -12 -6 0

210¡ 330¡ 210¡ 330¡ 210¡ 330¡

240¡ 300¡ 240¡ 300¡ 240¡ 300¡

270¡ 270¡ 270¡


CSI PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS FOR DESIGNERS, SPECIFIERS, AND CONSULTANTS (ALSO KNOWN AS “A&E SPECIFICATIONS”)
The following are “Part 2 Products” CSI-type specifications. It is assumed that “Part 1 General – Administrative and Procedures”
and “Part 3 Execution – Installation and Maintenance” are part of an overall audio system or project specification.
PART 2 PRODUCTS
2.01 Approved Manufacturer/Product
A. RCF, Via Raffaello 13, 42100 Mancasale, Reggio Emilia, Italy.
B. Model number: ART 525A

2.02 Design
Configuration Compact 2 way speaker
LF Sub-section 15” high power neo woofer, 89mm inside/outside aluminium coil
HF Sub-section 2” high frequency neo. driver titanium dome, 64 Mm voice coil

2.03 Acoustical Proprieties


Nominal dispersion angle: Horizontal: 90° - Vertical: 60°
Axial frequency range: 45Hz-20kHz

2.04 Physical Properties


Cabinet: Composite PP
Rigging inserts: 4 M10 fly points and built in pole mount adaptor
Color: Anthracyte gray
Grille: Custom perforated steel grille with open-cell poly fiber backing
Input Connectors: jack/xlr
Dimensions (H x W x D): 26.77” x 15.94” x 13.58” (680x405x345 mm)
Weight: 37.9 lbs. (17.2 kg)

2.05 Accessories
AC S260 Steel speaker floor stand with folding base end telescopic rod, tube Ø 35 mm
AC S140 Alluminium speaker floor stand with folding base end telescopic rod, tube Ø 35 mm
ART V-BR Bracket for mounting one ART speaker on the wall - vertical. Adjustable inclination. Colour black.
ART H-BR Bracket for mounting one ART speaker on the wall - horizontal. Adjustable inclination. Colour black.

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RCF SpA Italy:


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fax +39 0522 232 428


www.rcfaudio.com
e-mail: info@rcf.it
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RCF UK Sales Office:
Tel (UK Customers) 0844 745 1234
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RCF France Sales Office:
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tel. +33 6 07501800


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RCF Germany Sales Office:


tel. +49 2203 925370
e-mail: germany@rcf.it

RCF USA Inc.:


tel. +1 (603) 926 4604
e-mail: info@rcf-usa.com
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