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Axiom AX800A is the latest line array system product by Axiom Pro Audio Italy.
The AX800A is a compact lightweight powered line array element that combines superior sound quality with flexibility and ease of use in an organically styled moulded enclosure. It is designed for a wide range of general purpose indoor and outdoor live sound applications and many types of fixed installations. To fully extend low frequency response the AX800A is designed to be used with the complementary SW1800A subwoofer, a compact dual 18” hybrid manifolded bandpass design, in a recommended 4:1 ratio.
The high frequency range of the AX800A is reproduced by a low distortion titanium diaphragm compression driver with edgewound voice coil, loaded by an acoustic transmission line waveguide providing detailed and natural sounding high frequencies. The exceptionally lightweight high frequency diaphragm benefits from a very low mechanical resonance that is outside of the pass band, and therefore permits the implementation of a relatively low crossover point of 900Hz.
The two 8” woofers employed in the reproduction of the mid-bass range are equipped with very lightweight cones to ensure fast response at bass and mid-bass frequencies. They are loaded by a new aerodynamic transmission line design that results in clean mid-bass reproduction, natural cardioid behavior, and contributes towards vented cooling of the amplifier stage. The transmission line loading minimizes enclosure resonances and eliminates the “boxy” mid-bass sound commonly obtained from regular bass-reflex enclosures.
The AX800A is powered by a DA SERIES digital power module, a new generation of CLASS D power amplifier with SMPS. The innovative technology used for these amplifiers offers top-of-the-range performances, such as a superior sound definition at any audio frequency, very high dynamics even for low level signals, and very low distortion even at maximum power. The superior sound quality can be compared with top-of-the-range AB-class analog systems, while the DA module features higher dynamic range, very compact size, light weight, and efficiency above 90%.
Output power is optimised specifically to the drive units for efficient power transfer, with the low frequency section producing 900 watts while 200 watts is available for the high frequency compression driver.
Input and link connections are via balanced 3-pin XLR connectors, and a ground lift switch is provided for hum-free operation. Mains power is connected through a locking Neutrik PowerCON, and a Power Out connector allows mains power to be linked to additional AX800A cabinets.
The system processing is based on the CORE DSP platform designed by the PROEL R&D Laboratories using one of the most advanced SHARC DSP devices available for audio applications. It features 40bit, 96kHz floating point resolution and top-quality 24-bit AD/ DA converters for perfect signal integrity, dynamic range in excess of 110dB, and superior sonic performance. Thanks to its massive processing power, the CORE platform is capable of providing the most sophisticated algorithms for speaker processing, together with comprehensive remote control and networking capabilities.
The PRONET control software, working on a solid and reliable CANBUS based network protocol, provides an intuitive interface for the remote control of the whole audio system via the rear panel etherCON RJ45 connectors, with the possibility to equalise and delay individual devices, as well as setting driver protection parameters, and monitoring the status of the amplifier.
Four factory DSP presets are provided for when the AX800A cabinets are not connected to a network, and allow for rapid and simple setup: Standard, for general purpose use of arrays up to four cabinets; Long Throw, for longer arrays requiring additional projection over distance; Downfill / Single Box, for near field applications such as stage lip fills and underneath larger line arrays as downfills; and User, allowing custom parameters to be designed in PRONET and recalled for specific situations when off-line.