dBTechnologies released several new products at the 2018 NAMM show. Among these is the newest member of the Vio family, Vio L208. Offering lighter and faster rigging elements, unique acoustic design and a combination of long throw and detailed audio performance, the Vio L208 can be a compact stand-alone line array system as well as a fully compatible down-fill for Vio L210 and Vio L208 hybrid systems, completed by Vio S active subwoofers.
Vio L208 is a two-way active line array system equipped with two eight-inch neodymium woofers and a 1.4-inch neodymium compression driver. The transducers are positioned behind an all-in-one panel which acts as a phase-plug and a HF horn. The waveguide behind this panel contributes to the creation of a cylindrical wavefront, which aids high-frequency throw distance. Each module of Vio L208 is driven by a Class D Digipro G3 900W amp module with auto-range PSU. The pre-amp module is also equipped with a digital optical isolation, guaranteeing interference-free input signal.
Just like the larger Vio L210 system, Vio 208’s lightweight wooden enclosure comes with a built-in rigging system made for simplicity and speed: a back central rigging strand allows users to set the relative splay angles directly in the dedicated transport cart DT-Vio L208, which is able to house four modules plus one flying bar. While lifting up the array, the rigging strand will automatically block the systems at the preset angles with no need of heavy lifting.
The dedicated three-point flying frame DRK 208 allows users to set a precise inclination of the array and is prepared to carry an optional inclinometer laser pointer. When not in use, the flybar can be easily stored in the transport cart.
Vio L208 features on-board presets allowing users to process the system manually. Any preset can be easily changed remotely with the new state-of-the-art Aurora Net control software from dBTechnologies.