Behringer introduces live speaker flagship range
Behringer has launched the all-new iQ Series networked loudspeaker line as its flagship range in the live speaker segment. Boasting a combination of networking and signal processing technologies from Klark Teknik, acoustic design by Turbosound and built around Behringer’s iNuke Class-D amplifiers, the range comprise the full range iQ15, iQ12, iQ10 and iQ8 cabinets and the iQ18S and iQ15S powered subwoofers.
The manufacturer insists that the series is affordable enough to be used in smaller venues such as theatres, schools and houses of worship, yet powerful enough for festival stages, dance clubs and corporate convention centre applications.
Key to its appeal is the incorporation of Klark Teknik DSP power. This provides system control and driver protection in addition to controlling a phase/time-correction crossover, EQ, noise gate and automatic feedback eliminator. Meanwhile iNuke amplifiers bring the power up to 2,500W.
Users of Behringer mixers incorporating Ultranet can now route digital audio across a network of connected speakers using a Cat-5 cable. Set up and adjustments can be completed using the LCD display on the speaker or remotely using a computer and the brand’s free software download.
In related news, the manufacturer has also introduced its most powerful iNuke Series amps yet: the iNuke12000 and iNuke12000DSP, boasting a total of 12,000W at 6,000W per channel at 2-ohms or 3,000W at 4-ohms.
Weighing less than 8kg each, the amplifiers employ Class-D technology and come with built-in DSP and 24 bit/96kHz converters to ensure the signal integrity with an broad dynamic range. All iNuke DSP models can be set up, controlled and monitored via the front panel USB connector.
The front panel controls and indicators provide users with the most vital information at a glance, and both channels feature positive-detent gain controls with signal LEDs that light when a signal is present, as well as clip LEDs to indicate when the signal is distorted.
Lastly, Behringer recently partnered with Image Line to release the CMD DJ controllers. The full-featured set of Midi controllers comprise the CMD MM-1 mixer module, CMD DV-1 digital vinyl control module, LC-1 live control module, CMD PL-1 platter control module and the CMD DC-1 drum control, all of which now come with Image Line's Deckadance software.