SPL Runt Demonstration

Mar 18, 2004 12:00 PM, Editors

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Sound Physics Labs will host a loudspeaker demonstration of its new “Runt” at NSCA 2004, booth #2329.

The SPL-Runt is the latest loudspeaker innovation from SPL’s sound engineer/designer Thomas Danley. Half the size of its predecessor, the SPL-td1, the Runt was originally conceived and designed for down- and sidefill applications, but can handle a number of diverse tasks. Without tweaking or processing, the Runt can be used as the main P.A. for modestly sized installed or live sound venues, or as near-field monitors, sidefills or just set on top of a pole. Whether placed on its side or upright, the Runt's boundary-compliant design based upon Sound Physics Labs' Unity Summation Aperture allows the unit to be used directly on a physical boundary without "self-interference." This 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 even in "poor" acoustic environments.

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 a patented Unity Summation Aperture configuration. Sensitivity is 91 dB SPL @ 2.8W/1 m. The SPL-Runt boasts a frequency response of 65 to 20k Hz +/-3 dB, handles 400 watts of continuous power with a 90x55 (HxV) coverage pattern.

Weighing 65 pounds, the SPL-Runt measures 24x14x13 (HxDxW) inches 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.

For more information, visit www.soundphysics.com. For more new sound reinforcement products, visit mixonline.com/live_sound_products/index.htm.






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