HOPS8 coaxial now shipping from Coda
German manufacturer Coda Audio is now shipping its HOPS8 (High Output Point Sources) dual 8-inch coaxial system, while the Linus-C range of amplifiers is also now available.
Incorporating Coda mobile suspension (CMS), the 450W RMS (AES) rated HOPS8 provides 100-degree conical symmetrical dispersion and a sensitivity rating of 98dB @ 1W/1m. Measuring 230 x 540 x 270 mm and weighing 12kg, the birch plywood construction is finished with a water resistant polyuria black coating, which can be weatherproofed in various colours upon request.
The 8-inch /1.75-inch coaxial driver covers a 60Hz to 1,500Hz frequency range for which two aluminium shorting rings reduce inter-modulation distortion, minimise induction variation and reduce thermal compression. The high frequency driver containing a 1.75-inch annular diaphragm provides transient response from 1kHz to 20kHz. The design aligns the acoustical centres of the transducers to produce a single point source to create a coherent wave front without hot spots. HOPS8 can operate with a dedicated Linus5-C or Linus10-C amplifier, further providing DSP control, network remote control and diagnostics in addition to amplification. It can also be used for mobile applications, whereas HOPS8i with integral M6 flying points has been designed for permanent installations.
Meanwhile, the Linus-C range of four-channel loudspeaker management amplifiers is available in 5,000W (5-C) and 10,000W (10-C) RMS power configurations. Integrating 4-in/4-out DSP, networking and class D amplification, both models come with four balanced analogue inputs and are based upon SMPS power supplies with Linus-C Core Sharc floating-point DSP at 96kHz. Linus C-Core includes IIR and phase linear FIR filters together with frequency dependent limiters for increased system headroom within the 2U height rack mountable packages. LiNET-C can transmit digital audio over a standard Cat-5 cable, for which up to four digital audio signals can be sent to each amplifier, buffered and sent to the next unit via the LiNET-C link out for daisy chaining. The signal routing inside the Linus-C can be done remotely or using the encoder on the front panel. The Ethernet-based Linus Live provides a GUI when managing and configuring the tuning and control.