Sound Physics Labs Offers “The Runt”

Dec 19, 2003 12:00 PM, Editors


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The SPL-Runt is the latest loudspeaker innovation from Sound Physics Labs' sound engineer/designer Thomas Danley. Half the size of its predecessor, the SPL-td1, the Runt was originally conceived and designed for down- and side-fill applications, but can be used as the main P.A. for moderately sized installed or live sound venues, or as near-field monitors.

Whether placed on its side or upright, the Runt's boundary-compliant design based upon Sound Physics Labs' patented Unity Summation Aperture allows the unit to be used directly on a physical boundary without "self-interference," which results in a significant improvement in gain before feedback when used in boundary-compliant situations. With excellent pattern control, the SPL-Runt delivers fully intelligible sound or clear and articulate concert-level music.

The cabinet houses two 8-inch-high excursion drivers and a 1-inch high-frequency compression driver, all driving a common Baltic birch horn in the Unity Summation Aperture configuration. Sensitivity is 91 dB SPL @ 2.8W/1m. The SPL-Runt boasts a frequency response of 65 to 20k Hz, +/-3 dB, handles 400 watts of continuous power with a 90x55 coverage pattern.

Weighing 65 pounds, the SPL-Runt measures 24x14x13 inches (HxDxW) and is constructed of 13-ply Baltic Birch on a 30-degree trapezoid angle with two NLA connectors. Fittings include pole cup and two handles. Standard finish is either a black or white-catalyzed Line-X texture coat.

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