Amate Audio is launching the X102FD, a high output point source active 2x 10” system for medium and smaller size application environments. Capable of power and performance far in excess of its compact form factor, in these applications, a single pair of cabinets will outperform two strings of 4x 8” line array elements. In any application, fewer X102FD systems will always be required than with other cabinets. Weighing just 32 kilograms, the cabinets can be deployed and rigged by just one or two people; without the infrastructure, man-hours and effort required to fly a line array.
Truly a multifunctional system, the X102FD can be deployed both vertically and horizontally, due to its rotatable horn with a simple “no tools required” pull, turn and release mechanism. In vertical FOH applications, the horn provides 80° x 60° (HxV) dispersion (in its default position). In the horizontal plane — for applications such as front fills within a large-scale line array system, or close to the ceiling hanging in an auditorium — quick rotation of the horn maintains the same dispersion. Likewise, 60° x 80° (HxV) coverage can be obtained in either plane.
An electro-acoustic and electronic systems design, the X102FD cabinet incorporates an internal geometry with 2x 10” drivers in a symmetrical V-formation, with a centrally mounted 1.4” neodymium HF driver and “pull & turn” aluminium rotatable horn. Other features include custom designed polyurethane LF phase plugs, and the fabrication of the bass-reflex ports behind the speaker baffle to further reduce the dimensions of the enclosure.
The X102FD introduces a further iteration of the “next generation” Active+ integrated power and control platform. Delivering up to 3000 watts of two-way continuous power, it enables the X102FD to continuously output up to 136 decibels sound pressure level, while Active+ system presets with advanced FIR filters configure and 0º phase-align the cabinet in a matter of seconds.
Ergonomic carrying handles integrated within the rear panel of the cabinet make handling of the system possible by a single person. Rigging accessories include a flying bar, pole mount and an accessory for rigging one cabinet on top of or (if flown) below another — in the vertical position. “Tour proof” construction is of reinforced Baltic plywood with weather resistant Polyurea coating and integrated protective rubber profiles. Also featured are integrated rigging points and pole mount socket.