Outline introduces smaller and lighter GTO family member
Italian manufacturer Outline celebrated its 40th anniversary by unveiling the all-new GTO C-12 line source array. The GTO C-12 contains dual high-power 12-inch LF drivers, four 6.5-inch midrange units and two 3-inch throat compression drivers. It incorporates Outline’s V-Power concept and patented DPRWG Wave Guide, and uses what the manufacturer describes as ‘the most advanced transducer technology available’.
The footprint of the new C-12 is exactly the same as all the other modules in the GTO range, reportedly allowing full mechanical compatibility with GTO, GTO-SUB, GTO-LOW and GTO-DF in terms of rigging, flying hardware and wheelboards. The system also provides 12 adjustment settings in the angle between connected GTO C-12 cabinets.
The GTO C-12 cabinet is 21.6 per cent smaller in the vertical plane than the GTO, whereas the overall cabinet weight is down by 30 per cent. The use of a special aluminium alloy for the integral rigging hardware, originally developed by Outline for GTO, contributes to this weight saving.
Outline’s design team are developing a new lightweight flybar for GTO C-12 that allow up to 12 GTO C-12 cabinets to be flown from a single 1-tonne flying point whilst staying within standard Safe Working Load restrictions.
Thanks to the common-voicing approach, the GTO C-12 can, of course, be freely deployed with GTO systems for side hangs or delays, or supplemented with other Outline products when used as a main system.
GTO C-12 is fully compatible with the Outline GTO-SUB, DBS 18-2 and LAB 21 HS subwoofers. Outline can also supply suitable DSP controller presets for any combination of GTO C-12 and Outline subwoofers.