- by George Petersen
in New Gear
The 5,000-watt TRC400A is a compact powerful column array sound system, featuring twice the components as the company's TC200A system. The TRC400A includes four TRx3903 columns and two TRx3018A powered subs. The broad coverage of this system is increased over the TRC200A up to 200 feet wide by 200 feet deep, covering up to 50% more people.
With Carvin's CDD™ line array technology, the person in the front is not blasted with sound and the person in the rear hears crystal clear. The CDD technology makes the system ideal for both delicate acoustic performances, with clarity and the power and punch for bands in a concert setting. This system is compact enough to fit in a midsize hatchback vehicle, but at 5.000 watts it's designed for full band and DJ performances. The system can be set up in just a few minutes, and it can be expanded in the future to a 10,000 watt TRC600A system, or half can be used as TRC200A system for smaller events.
The system's Carvin's CDD™ technology offers smooth linear phase response with uniform projection from the front to the back of the venue. As you get close to the array, the level is clean and friendly while the rear is loud and clear. The CDD™ technology eliminates the excessive "front row blare" and feedback caused by having to turn up conventional systems to reach the back of the event.
TRx3903 Column Array Speaker
The TRx3903 provide wide coverage and a high output-to-size ratio in an ultra-compact column array element. Each column element consists of nine 3-inch high performance drivers with a 120-degree horizontal coverage. The technology used in TRx3903 produces a smooth linear phase response from 160 Hz to 18k Hz. For optimum performance, two column elements arrayed vertically per side with subs will evenly cover an area with high intelligibility and consistent SPLs. The TRx3903's slim 5-inch width, along with integrated top and bottom pole mounts make setup quick and visually unobtrusive. The columns are designed to be used with a subwoofer at all times.
TRx3018A Powered Subwoofer
The TRx3018A is an active 2500W, X-Drive DSP-processed subwoofer with an additional amplifier output for running a top main cabinet. The high power, cast frame 18-inch woofer features deep bass performance. Optimized presets for several Carvin cabinets are factory programmed for simple connect, select-and-play setup. The 2,500W active X-Drive DSP processed module provides a 1,500W bridged amplifier for the internal 18-inch subwoofer and an additional 1,000W amplifier output for external main cabinets. Onboard X-Drive DSP processing maximizes performance output and protection using up to 48 dB/oct crossover filters, parametric EQ, alignment delay and limiters. An Enhanced Bass setting lowers the cabinet’s frequency response by another 15 Hz, boosting the 35 - 50 Hz response. The DSP will control the output to keep this added response within the limits of the speaker.
The TRC400A system comes complete with cables, speaker interconnect poles and carry bag. Made in the USA. Price is $4,499.
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