RCF HDL30-A Now Shipping

by Naomi Crews
in New Gear

RCF announced that its HDL30-A, the latest addition to its HDL family of line array products, is now shipping. The HDL30-A is a compact bi-amped 2-way active touring system for indoor and outdoor, medium-to-large events. It features two 10-inch woofers and a 4-inch titanium compression driver. The time coherent waveguide is the result of in-depth research and design. RCF says HDL 30-A is the first line array in a composite cabinet with zero-degree phase and ultra-linear amplitude response. The built-in 2200W class-D amplifier promises playback clarity and 137 dB SPL max. The unit also features RCF transducers with neodymium magnets. Considering the speaker's acoustical power, it has an impressively low weight for easy handling and flying.

More details from RCF (www.rcf.it):

RCF continues to expand the HDL family of line array products with the HDL30-A. With a family of products that now ranges from the active, dual 6” two-way HDL6-A to the active, three-way dual 12” HDL50-A, RCF has rounded out a family of line array solutions to meet the needs of any size live event production or any performing arts installation need.

The HDL30-A is positioned to deliver a new starndard in pro audio production. High powered, lightweight, easy to array offering full-range frequency response down to 50 Hz, linear response and zero-degree phase the HDL30-A becomes the ideal solution for touring, event production and installation.

A compact, 2200-watt bi-amped two-way cabinet, the HDL30-A features two neodymium 10” woofers coupled with a 4” voice coil high-frequency compression driver mounted on a time coherent 100°x15° 4PATH waveguide.
RCF has specifically matched each component for optimal performance. Not only in engineering design, RCF actually manufactues the cabinet and transducers. This process allows for matching the transducers for better clarity and performance. Crossover point for the high-frequency driver is 680 Hz, with woofers offering response down to 50 Hz while achieving SPL levels up to 137 dB.

RCF engineering puts a new perspective on linearity with the introduction of FiRPHASE technology into the cabinet’s DSP. FiRPHASE is a proprietary and advanced FIR filtering technology that optimizes dynamics, amplitude and phase patterns ensuring transparent sound and absolute clarity.

The HDL30-A also includes RCF’s RDNet onboard. The proprietarty remote-controlled DSP gives real-time control and monitoring from the front-of-house location. RDNet allows for continuous monitoring the entire system and individual components, provides for system configurations including design of array angles with the built-in inclinometer, set EQs as well as adjust gain and delay settings.

For production and touring, hardware is designed for an easy and fast setup. Array angle pointes can be adjusted prior to hanging the system while the cabinets are still on the ground and slip automatically into the correct position when pulling up the array. At just 55 pounds, cartage costs and rigging time is significantly reduced. Up to 20 HDL30-A can be flown on a single flybar.

Considering its acoustical power, its performance and its cost, the HDL30-A provides one of the most effective price-to-performance ratios in the industry today.

Let’s look at the features:
• 2200W Peak Power
• 137 dB Max SPL
• 100° x 15° Coverage
• 1.4” Titanium Compression Driver, 4.0” voice coil
• 2 x 10” Neodymium Woofers, 2.5” voice coil
• Exclusive FiRPHASE technology plus RDNet Control and Management
• 11.54” x 27.76” x 19.76” – 55 lbs.
The RCF HDL30-A is now shipping. For more information: www.rcf.it/en_US/professional-speaker-systems/d-line/hdl-30-a

RCF USA Inc. is a wholly owned Edison, New Jersey–based branch of The RCF Group, a privately held Italian conglomerate.