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AiRAY : Line Array.

High Output 3-way Bi-Amplified Line Array System

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Exceptionally compact, 2x 12”, 3-way high output system with a high power handling of 2000 W

  • The AiRAY is a fully integrated compact 2x 12” / 3-way line array system, designed for wide varieties of applications where high output, even coverage and outstanding intelligibility is required. The AiRAY unique package brings together the high output of a large system with the flexibility of a compact system creating a new category in large reinforcement systems.


Main Features

  • 2x 12”, 3-way high output system
  • Exceptionally compact
  • Frequency range: 50 Hz – 22 kHz
  • High power handling of 2000 W
  • Variable horizontal coverage of 90°, 120° or asymmetrical 105°
  • Superior sound with linear phase response
  • Vertical curving 0°,0.5°, 1°, 2°, 2.5°,3° to 8° in 1°-steps
  • Integrated 3 point rigging system for flown or ground stacked arrays compatible to ViRAY, SC2-F and SCV-F 
  • Multiplex enclosure with Polyurea coating for extreme durability and water protection
  • System integration with LINUS RACKs

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Overview

AiRAY Uncovered

From epic stadium shows to arena tours, rock and roll clubs to intimate theatre settings, mega-churches to large corporate events, AiRAY will deliver, and some. CODA’s flagship is a three-way, full range line array system, but with a seriously cool twist.

AiRAY is different. It’s louder and prouder than any conventional large-format system, and vastly more accurate sonically, yet its shell is one you’d ordinarily associate with a way more compact system. AiRAY is unique: it cannot be pigeon-holed due to its uber-intelligent proprietary technologies, so this box literally creates a new category in large-scale reinforcement, delivering a genuinely unique audio experience.

And that is because AiRAY tells the truth. Ever been at a concert, and the front of house engineer has lost his show? Perhaps he’s driven that gain a little too hard, trying to overcome a tricky frequency, and his compensating has caused you to pull that disapproving squinty-eye face? The slight distortion was okay at first, but now it’s unbearable. That literally cannot happen with AiRAY. And that’s all down to what’s under the hood.

AiRAY is fitted out with the best of the best in CODA’s advanced technologies: the DDP-Driver (Dual Diaphragm Planar wave driver), the AiCOUPLER, award-winning sensor controlled subwoofers, and linear phase DSP processing.

So what does this mean? A few things, actually.

Because AiRAY can be rigged by one person, you can take a conventional dual 12” line array system spec, and halve everything. AiRAY is half the size, half the weight, takes half the setup time, takes up half the space, and uses half the amplifier channels and multicore cables as any conventional system, yet it retains its full output and bandwidth.

And because AiRAY shares the same system components as ViRAY (SC2-F low extension and SCV-F flyable sub, for example), costs for touring or installs is vastly reduced.

At the heart of AiRAY are its two super-smart 6” DDP drivers. In a nutshell, they improve directivity and efficiency massively: rather than your double 12″ lows, 6.5” midrange speakers, and compression drivers for the highs, CODA’s mids and highs are captured in one small transducer, which allows for 12-15 dB more headroom than a standard system.

Also, each DDP driver is a two-way coaxial system with two concentric ring diaphragms instead of domes, where all pieces of the diaphragm are very close to the voice coil. So when the voice coil moves, the diaphragm moves as a piston, because the wavelength is larger than the diaphragm itself; and that means it can constantly accept the wavelengths without any distortion. In other words, it delivers the purest audio you can get. And because there are two diaphragms on the ring (one inside the voice coil, one outside), it’s actually larger than a dome. The higher frequencies are produced from one diaphragm, and for the lows, both diaphragms are working in phase.

Talking of low-end, the AiRAY has double 12” neodymium cone drivers with 4” coils. They’re long excursion drivers with high flux linear motors, which means they’re extremely efficient, and provide ultra-low distortion, with reduced power compression. The carbon fibre diaphragm minimises the moving mass, and improves cone stiffness and internal damping, which results in high sensitivity, and pristine sonic clarity.

Then there is the AiCOUPLER, which basically sums all the energy from the transducers into a large mutual horn. This occupies the entire front of the cabinet, which means there is no phase destructions, and users will get a perfectly coherent and uniform wavefront, power response, and directivity over a wide frequency range.

The large waveguide for the two DDP drivers means perfect acoustical loading can be achieved right down to 350 Hz, along with supreme horizontal pattern control in the mids and highs.

The two 12” cone drivers are symmetrically loaded to the AiCOUPLER using optimised slots to increase the distance between their acoustical centres. This means there is consistent coverage down to 250 Hz, and additional sensitivity of 6 dB over 200 Hz. At the rear, the two cone drivers are port loaded, to extend the low range of the system down to 50 Hz.

The two DDP drivers work from 350 Hz all the way to 22 kHz, while the double 12” drivers work from 50 Hz to 700 Hz. And in the 350-700 Hz range, all the drivers work together, which dramatically increases the maximum SPL of this unique system.

System Solutions

AiRAY 16-0-0

SYSTEM COMPONENTS: 

 

16x AiRAY

04x M-RACK

02x FR-AR Set

AiRAY 16-0-8

SYSTEM COMPONENTS:

 

16x AiRAY

08x SCP-F

02x T-RACK

02x FR-AR Set

AiRAY 24-8-16

SYSTEM COMPONENTS:

 

24x AiRAY

08x SC2-F

16x SCP-F

04x T-RACK

04x FR-AR Set

 

AiRAY 32-20-24-8

SYSTEM COMPONENTS:

32x AiRAY
08x ViRAY (2-way-active)
20x SC2-F
24x SCP-F (cardioid mode)
06x T-RACK
02x M-RACK
04x FR-AR Set

Rigging Examples

AiRAY Flown Example 1

  • 6x AiRAY
  • 2x SC2-F
  • 1x FR-AR
  • 1x AR-LINK

AiRAY Flown Example 2

  • 12x AiRAY
  • 8x SC2-F
  • 2x FR-AR

AiRAY Flown Example 3

  • 7x AiRAY
  • 2x SC2-F
  • 3x FR-AR

AiRAY Flown Example 4

  • 8x AiRAY
  • 3x ViRay
  • 2x VR-AR Link

Ground Stacked AiRAY Example 1

  • 3x AiRAY
  • 1x AGA

Ground Stacked AiRAY Example 2

  • 4x AiRAY
  • 1x DOT-AR
  • 4x TILT-AR

Specification

Type: High Output 3-way Bi-Amplified Line Array System
Frequency response: 50 Hz – 22 kHz (-6 dB)
Power handling AES / peak (passive):  Bi-amplified only
Low AES / peak: 2000 W / 8000 W
Mid / High AES / peak: 300 W / 2600 W
Sensitivity low 1W / 1m: 103 dB
Sensitivity mid / high 1W / 1m: 114 dB
Maximum peak SPL*
Low: 143 dB
Mid / High: 148 dB
Amplification, cabinets per amplifier:
LINUS14D Optimum / Maximum: 4/6
Dispersion horizontal: 90°, 120° or asymmetrical 105°
Dispersion vertical: Array dependent: 0°, 0.5°, 1°, 2°, 2.5°, 3° to 8° in 1°-steps
Components:
Low frequency: 2x 12″ neodymium, water resistant cones, 4″ (101.6 mm) voice coil, 1000 W (AES) each
Mid/High frequency: 2x 6″ DDP (Double Diaphragm Planar-wave-drivers)
Mid: 3.5″ (90 mm) voice coil, 150 W (AES) each
High: 1.75″ (44.4 mm) voice coil, 80 W (AES) each
Crossover point: 400 Hz bi-amp, 6300 Hz passive
Input connectors: 2x Neutrik™: 1x NLT4M + 1x Link cable NLT4FX
Nominal impedance LF / MF+HF: 8 Ohm (1+/1-) / 16 Ohm (2+/2-)
Enclosure material: Birch plywood
Finish: Polyurea coating
Suspension: Flying hardware integrated
IP rating (IEC 60529): IP54
Weather protection options: Standard IP55: IP55 (Amphenol connectors)
MG1 (Marine Grade 1): IP55
Dimensions (WxHxD): 674 x 356 x 555 mm / 26.54 x 14.02 x 21.85″
(674 x 400 x 555 mm / 26.54 x 15.75 x 21.85″ incl. hardware)
Net weight: 40 kg / 88.18 lbs

* Measured with pink noice 6 dB crest factor. Half-space loading.

Accessories

  • FR-AR SET

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    Frame incl. EXBAR-AR and ADS for flying or ground stacking AiRAY, ViRAY, SC2-F and SCV-F

  • FR-AR

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    Frame for flying or ground stacking AiRAY, ViRAY, SC2-F and SCV-F

  • FRT-AR SET

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    Compact T-frame incl. EXBAR-AR and ads for flying AiRAY and ViRAY

  • FRT-AR

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    Compact T-Frame for flying AiRAY and ViRAY

  • EXBAR-AR

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    Extension bar for FR-AR frame

  • ADS

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    Single pickpoint adapter incl. shackle for FR-AR frame

  • SH-VR

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    Shackle for FR-AR and FR-VR

  • LP-AR

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    Laser plate for FR-AR and FR-TR frame

  • AR-LINK

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    Enables connection of up to 8 AiRAY with SC2-F or SCV-F

  • AGA

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    AiRAY / SCV-F ground stack adapter

  • SA-AR

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    Splay adapter for AiRAY

  • VR-AR-LINK

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    Enables rear connection of ViRAY below AiRAY

  • TARGET PLATE

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    Rigging accessory for line array frames

  • DOT-AR

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    Transport and rigging dolly for 4 AiRAY

  • CO-AR-4

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    Protection cover for 4 AiRAY

  • LID DOT AR

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    Transportation lid for DOT-AR dolly

  • AICOUPLER-120

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    120° waveguide set for AiRAY

  • FC-FR AR

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    Flight case for up to 2 x FR-AR frames

  • VARIO CLAMP

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    General truss clamp for AiRAY, ViRAY, N-RAY, TiRAY, APS, N-APS frames and extension bar

  • CAL16SPY-25

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    16-pol (8ch.) loudspeaker multicore cable with LKS 19 m to 4x NL4 connectors, 16 x 4mm² – 25m

  • CAL8SPY-25

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    8-pol (4ch.) loudspeaker cable with NL8 to 2x NL4 connectors, 8 x 4mm² – 25m

  • CAL16SPY-2

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    Cable splitter LKS19 to 4 x NL4C

Downloads

FileAction
AiRAY Data Sheet (English)Download 
AiRAY Datenblatt (Deutsch)Download 
AiRAY GLL file for EASE and EASE Focus 3 (AiRAY 90°, SC2-F)Download 
Loading Capacity Calculation (AiRAY, ViRAY, SCV-F, SC2-F)Download 
AiRAY CAD Drawing 2DDownload 
AiRAY CAD Drawing 3DDownload 
AiRAY Accessories - DrawingsDownload 

 

CODA Audio Weather Protection Download 

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