FBT VERTUS CS1000 Now Shipping
The much-anticipated new VERTUS CS1000 active PA system from FBT is now on demo and available to buy from DJ retailers across the UK and Ireland. Thanks to its unique compact design that allows the top column speaker to sit inside the sub enclosure for transport, this system is ideally suited to mobile DJs.
With a bi-amplified design, the VERTUS CS1000 comprises a long excursion 12” bass reflex subwoofer and a passive mounted satellite, linked via a Neutrik SPEAKON connector, equipped with six full-range neodymium 3” drivers. Onboard the subwoofer is a Class-D, two-channel amplifier, complete with switch-mode power supply, delivering 600W RMS to the subwoofer and 400W RMS to the satellite, both of which are housed in birch plywood enclosures. The storage compartment provided within the subwoofer enclosure can securely house both the satellite speaker and its supplied mounting pole for storage and transport, with a dedicated locking system holding all of the equipment in place.
Comprising three sections, the mounting pole allows users to alter the height of the satellite to suit their requirements, while a custom joint provides continuous vertical adjustment to ensure precise coverage in every venue. The slim proportions of the satellite facilitate a wide horizontal dispersion of 110°, while the precision placement of the six 3” drivers to form a J-array creates a vertical dispersion of 30° (+10° / -20°).
If more power is called for, two VERTUS CS1000 systems can be deployed in a dual configuration to form a totally coherent and much more powerful option. By stacking the two subwoofers and locking the two satellites together end-to-end (via optional hardware), the maximum SPL of the overall system is raised by 6dB. Coverage is also extended - although the horizontal dispersion remains consistent, vertical dispersion increases to 40° (+20° / -20°).
Weighing just 25.9 kg, the VERTUS CS1000 will deliver 129dB continuous across 40Hz-20kHz and comes with a built-in DSP offering eight presets. Control panel features include master volume, presets, satellite volume, HPF, and status LEDs.
The Vertus CS1000 system is available now with a SSP of £1,319.00. I detailed review can be found in Issue 80 (November/December 2016) of Pro Mobile magazine.