FBT Announce New VERTUS CLA PA System
FBT have developed the new VERTUS Column Line Array (CLA) to put professional line array technology in a compact speaker column format, which is perfect for mobile DJs.
The VERTUS boasts a refined and functional design, with strong build and sound quality, which is able to satisfy the requirements of the most demanding DJs, musicians and installers. The CLA cylindrical wave provides precise forwardly projected sound, without the reverberation that is typical of traditional speaker systems, which usually direct unnecessary acoustic energy towards the ceilings and floors. The very thin and long form allows for the integration of the speaker column in any environment in a discrete and non-invasive way, perfect for wedding parties in elegant venues.
The VERTUS CLA is a light and compact modular line array system created for both mobile and fixed installations, and is comprised of two products:
- CLA 604A: a bi-amplified two-way active column speaker
- CLA 208SA: an active subwoofer
The CLA system provides high-level sound quality from 50Hz to 20kHz and long distance sound projection, giving better SPL distribution towards the audience. It also offers dynamic power performance from a tri-amplified system. All these features are housed within compact, lightweight and elegant casings.
The CLA604A is an extruded aluminum column speaker which is fitted with six 4” custom neodymium woofers and four neodymium dome tweeters, each coupled to a wave guide. Class D amplification (400W RMS for the woofers and 100W RMS for the tweeters) with switch mode power supply, DSP processor and four equalization presets, allows for appropriate sound in any condition. The modular design allows doubling-up CLA 604A modules to form a unified column with an absolute and coherent source.
The CLA 208SA is an active subwoofer with a pair of 8” drivers in a bass-reflex design, fitted in a birch ply enclosure. A Class D amplifier delivers 600W RMS and is matched with a switch mode power supply and a DSP processor with filtering functions, equalization and speaker protection. Created with the idea of extending the CLA 604A’s low frequency performance in live applications, the CLA 208SA also serves as the base support for the CLA 604A column speaker which can either be front mounted to the sub, or fixed upon the optional stand through the M20 socket on the top of the sub.
The internal XLR signal link system and Neutrik POWERCONN power supply, on both the sub and the satellite, allows for hiding wires and cables from open sight, preserving the system’s clean aesthetics.
VERTUS CLA is a true professional line array system that can satisfy any DJ looking for a compact PA solution that is easy to carry, modular and ready to use at a moment's notice. Look our for an in-depth review of the FBT VERTUS CLA system, written from a mobile DJ perspective, in the July/August edition of Pro Mobile.