The new little 5XT ultra-compact coaxial enclosure has made a big splash in the market, having been awarded “Best Loudspeaker for the Staging Market” by Rental and Staging Systems at Infocomm 2013. The first units are being shipped now.
The newest and smallest member of L-ACOUSTICS’ XT coaxial series, the 5XT is based on a two-way passive design with a nominal impedance of 16 ohms. The compact system contains a one-inch diaphragm compression driver coaxially loaded by a five-inch low-mid frequency transducer mounted in a bass-reflex tuned enclosure.
The 5XT cabinet is made of premium-grade Baltic birch plywood to ensure maximum acoustical and mechanical integrity. A 3/8-inch microphone stand insert and two M8 inserts for the ETR5 flying bracket are integrated into the cabinet. The 5XT enclosure operates over a frequency range of 95 Hz to 20 kHz.
The coaxial transducer arrangement produces a 110-degree axi-symmetric directivity output along with a smooth tonal response free of secondary lobes over the entire frequency range. Its design makes the 5XT perfectly suited to various distributed applications, as a main or fill system.
Power and processing for the 5XT is delivered by the LA4/LA8 and the forthcoming LA4X amplified controller, each of which ensures linearization, protection and optimization for the loudspeaker system in its different operating modes.
“The introduction of 5XT responds to our rental agents’ and system integrators’ requests for a coaxial product with an even more compact footprint than the current 8XT/8XTi models,” says L-ACOUSTICS Marketing Director Stéphane Ecalle. “With the 5XT, our clients will be offered a discreet and high SPL solution for both rentals and fixed installation such as front-fills, under balconies, distributed systems and surround speakers. Market segments will cover congress centers, hotels, lounges, bars, AV rooms, theaters, etc.”
The 5XT has already been awarded the LDI 2012's sole Debuting Product Award in the category of Sound.