New JBL Intellivox HP-DS170 is a Self-Powered, Outdoor-Rated Column Speaker with Built-In DSP
JBL by HARMAN is continuing its commitment to providing maximum intelligibility for any environment by expanding the popular Intellivox beam shaping loudspeaker series with the new HP-DS170 column array. Announced at InfoComm 2016, the new HP-DS170 has been designed for use in even the most challenging of acoustic environments. With built-in amplification, onboard Digital Signal Processing (DSP) and Digital Directivity Synthesis (DDS) technology, the high-output column array offers the same advanced features of the HP DS370 at a lower size and price point. The HP-DS170 is a rugged, IP55-rated indoor/outdoor speaker delivering excellent sound quality, intelligibility and pattern control.
The Intellivox DS170 is ideally suited for reverberant environments where improved speech intelligibility is required. A single Intellivox DS170 is capable of maintaining an even sound pressure level of 106dB across an audience area of up to 30 meters (100 feet) in length. The unit’s custom-designed 6.5-inch loudspeakers offer higher output than standard Intellivox systems and are powered by a built-in multichannel class D amplifier. The HP-DS170 also features a switched mode power supply and surveillance features to ensure years of reliable operation.
“The new HP-DS170 now joins the Intellivox family as the smaller counterpart to the HP-DS370,” says Keith Caggiano, Theatre and Performance Solutions Manager for HARMAN Professional Solutions. “This fills out our high power segment by providing a shorter acoustic length and more affordable cost for spaces where the HP-DS370 is more than is required.” With powerful built-in DSP processing, amplification and reliable RS-485 connectivity, the DS170 integrates easily into new and existing Intellivox installations.
As with all DDS-based Intellivox solutions, the HP-DS170 offers advanced vertical beam shaping to control the audio in environments with complex acoustic challenges. DDS beam shaping technology allows for a room-specific coverage pattern that offers continuous near-field to far-field SPL and frequency response without the use of multiple beams. With DDS, users can have coverage tailor-made to their space, focusing the sound exactly where it is needed. Integrators can adjust the beam shape and make other setting changes for the Intellivox HP-DS170 using HARMAN’s WinControl software, which offers user-friendly control of the beam steering parameters, audio processing and surveillance features.
With a slim and unobtrusive design, the Intellivox HP-DS170 integrates easily in even the most architecturally sensitive environments. An IP55 rating, superior algorithms, musicality and superb speech intelligibility make this an ideal product for challenging indoor and outdoor sound reinforcement and public address applications.
The JBL Intellivox HP-DS170 is expected to ship in July 2016.