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Capturing The True Essence Of Sound New!

From Lewitt Audio's Pure Tube Microphone to Sennheiser's Profile USB Microphone, these studio microphones offer precise audio quality to the users and deliver crisp, clear sound. read more

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Photo Feature: Studio Showcase New!

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Articles September - October 2023

Mastering The Art Of Sound With Donal Whelan New!

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Articles September - October 2023

Nx Audio Celebrates Two Decades Of Pro Audio Journey New!

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Articles September - October 2023

Mumbai Studio Explores New Verticals With Genelec Monitors New!

The combination of Genelec Smart Active Monitors and digital audio interface delivered an ideal monitoring solution for BOING Recording Studios. read more

Articles September - October 2023

IRAA Awards 2023: Jury Reflections New!

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Articles September - October 2023

Gray Spark Audio Opens New Studio For Academy Students New!

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Articles September - October 2023

Firdaus Studio: Building A Sonic Paradise For Recording Artists New!

The Firdaus Studio by A.R. Rahman stands as a beacon of innovation in the music production industry. PALM Expo Magazine explores the making of the musical maestro's magnus opus in the recording landscape. read more

Articles September - October 2023

Naveen Deshpande Elevates Stand-Up Comedy with Bespoke Lighting Designs New!

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Avante Audio Launches Imperio Series, Modular ‘Mini’ Array System

AVANTE Audio has announced the expansion of its portfolio of professional audio products with the launch of the new Imperio Series. A unique ‘mini’ line array system, Imperio is reportedly ideal for installation in small-to-mid-size venues as well as for production companies looking for a flexible active speaker system that can be deployed in various configurations to suit a wide variety of different applications.

The Imperio system consists of three active speaker cabinets alongside a range of accessories and a variety of hardware that allows for both flying and ground-stacking. The Imperio is a versatile array module loaded with a pair of small woofers alongside six high frequency drivers, the Imperio Sub is a powerful sub bass enclosure featuring a single woofer and a built-in crossover and the Imperio SUB210 is a dual woofer model that can be deployed either vertically or horizontally. All three-feature internal Class D amplification and can be used together in multiple combinations to build systems suitable for a wide range of different purposes.

“Following the success of AVANTE’s debut active speaker cabinet range, the Achromic Series, which never fails to impress when I demo it to customers, I’m very excited that we are expanding the range with the introduction of the new Imperio Series,” states Chuck Green, Director of Sales for AVANTE Audio.

Designed to offer the ultimate combination of audio clarity, portability and flexibility, the Imperio features two 4.75” Neodymium woofers each with a 1-inch voice coil. These are paired with an array of six 1.75” IDVAT (Inverted Dome Vertical Array Technology) HF drivers to deliver a wide frequency response of 150Hz – 20KHz and an impressive maximum output SPL of 117dB (single box measured on Axis @ 1m).

Boasting a robust ABS plastic construction, finished with a heavy duty 1.0mm steel grille, the Imperio has a sleek and distinctive design. With a narrow dispersion angle of 90-degrees x 15-degrees, the cabinet is designed to be deployed in a vertical array configuration. It is fitted with in-built rigging hardware that allows up to eight units to be linked together with selectable splay angles of 0, 4, 8 or 12-degrees between cabinets.

The matching Imperio Sub has been rigorously designed and tested to perfectly match the Imperio, providing enhanced low frequency reproduction. It features a 10” woofer with a 2.5” voice coil and a 6th Order Bandpass design, allowing for a punchy maximum SPL of 123dB.

Housed in a solid plywood cabinet with a sleek black finish, the Imperio Sub’s speaker cone is protected by a thick 1.2mm steel grille. It is fitted with convenient handles on either side as well as an M20 screw pole mount socket. With relatively small dimensions of 13.8” x 18.3” x 20.7” / 300mm x 465mm x 526mm (L x D x H) and a manageable weight of 49.6 lbs. / 22.5kgs., it is equally suited to temporary event production as it is to permanent venue installation.

For larger venues or applications that require increased bass, the Imperio SUB210 offers a dual 10” woofer configuration each with a 2.5” voice coil. Powered by a Class D digital amplifier delivering 700 watts RMS (1400 watts peak), this model also features a 6th Order Bandpass design and offers an increased maximum SPL of 124dB.

As with the other sub model, the Imperio SUB210 features an internal crossover that can be switched to 90Hz or 120Hz and is also phase switchable (0/180). It is fitted with XLR and powerCON inputs and outputs together with a volume control dial and status LEDs for Power and Signal/Clip. Featuring a flexible design that allows it to be used vertically or horizontally, the robust plywood cabinet is fitted with two M20 Screw Pole Mounts.

In addition to the standard black finish, all of the Imperio Series speaker cabinets and rigging accessories are also available in white. Ideal for houses of worship and any other venue with a white or light color scheme, the white Imperio models feature both white cabinets and white grilles for a distinctively different look.


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