DAS Audio announced the launch of two new products earlier this year, the Vantec-20A and the Vantec-118A, which join the Vantec Series lineup of portable systems and have been making some real (pleasant sounding) noise in the market!
The Vantec-20A is an active curved source line array that incorporates an arsenal of hi-tech solutions designed to provide the versatility today’s sound hire professionals need. Whether stacked on the powered Vantec-118A companion subwoofer, flown in a compact array, or used alone on a speaker stand, the Vantec-20A can be used effectively in a sizable number of applications that include corporate A/V, mid-size sound reinforcement, and permanent installation.
Designed for use in arrays of up to five units, the Vantec-20A is ideal for applications that don´t require the power and long-throw characteristics of large line arrays. Fast and simple deployment are guaranteed thanks to the exclusive D.A.S. Click-LockTM rigging hardware, which enables the system to be securely stacked on, or flown from, the Vantec-118A. Individual units can be mounted on tripods with precise aiming possible, thanks to the variable angle pole mount that allows for up to 13.5º of up or down tilt.
The Vantec-20A employs the DAScontrol™ interface, which offers a quick and hassle-free setup of the systems in arrays and easy alignment with the Vantec-18A and Vantec-118A active bass systems without the need of external processing. Presets for array size and HF compensation for throw distances can be selected by way of DAScontrol™ and the LCD screen on the back of the cabinet. The powerful digital signal processing of the Vantec-20A includes Finite Impulse Response (FIR) filters providing linear phase response and precise impulse response, which in terms of performance, results in added clarity, defined attack and overall, a more natural sound. When the Vantec-20A is used individually, the DASlink™ APP can be used to stream music in high definition stereo and remotely monitor and control the system’s functions. Power is supplied by a cutting-edge 1500 Wpeak Class D amplifier in a bi-amplified configuration driving a single DAS12F4C loudspeaker and twin M-60 compression drivers.
The Vantec-118A is an active front-loaded bass system that has been designed specifically for use with the Vantec-20A curved source line array. Compact in size, the unit can be flown in arrays or linked together in ground stacks, thanks to the DAS Click-LockTM rigging system, which is compatible with the Vantec-20A.
The electronics package includes a 2000 Wpeak Class D amplifier and 24-bit high-end DSP for exceptional audio reproduction. A unique “Deep-Loud” EQ switch allows users to tailor the bass output to provide a low subwoofer type response using the “Deep” setting or a louder hard-hitting performance in the “Loud” setting. Controls on the rear panel manage gain, polarity, and a continually variable low-pass filter that ranges from 80 Hz to 125 Hz. The Vantec-118A is phase response coherent with the other Vantec Series active tops like the Vantec-20A—delivering precise alignment without the need of an external DSP.
As with all D.A.S. professional systems, the new Vantec products are manufactured using birch plywood and finished with the protective DAS ISO-flex coating. Optional accessories include rigging bumpers, transport dollies, protective covers, and locking pole mount.
If you haven’t had the chance to hear these new speakers in person yet, contact your local DAS dealer/rep for a demo!