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TANNOY VQNET 218 LIVE PROFESSIONAL TOURING 1200W ACTIVE SUBWOOFER

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TANNOY VQNET 218 LIVE PROFESSIONAL TOURING 1200W ACTIVE SUBWOOFER

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VNET 218DR LIVE
This direct radiating dual 18” subwoofer cabinet is designed to partner Tannoy’s VQ LIVE full range touring loudspeakers, the VNET 218DR LIVE is perfect for applications where increased headroom is required for high definition sound reinforcement at low and ultra low frequencies. Extending the frequency response of the system down to 31Hz makes the VNET 218DR LIVE ideal for effects in live music performances in a multitude of environments including open-air, arena and theatres as well as large dance club and concert sound applications. 
This subwoofer is capable of delivering deep and powerful bass at high sound pressure levels with extremely low distortion and power compression, while all the time maintaining a uniform frequency response throughout its dynamic range. The large port areas ensure minimal turbulence even at high output levels.
Features
This versatile, no compromise, all-purpose subwoofer is designed for the most demanding touring audio applications. The VNET 218DR LIVE provides exceptional output, high reliability and outstanding sonic performance providing low and VLF reproduction. With easy rigging and portability in mind the VNET 218DR LIVE is equipped with 16 x unobtrusive recessed carrying handles and 16 x 10mm flying inserts. The cabinet is fitted with 4 x nylon feet and 4 x pullback points and recessed points are provided on top for secure location of other cabinet feet for safe stacking. Each subwoofer cabinet also has 4 fixed wheel points on the rear (amp panel) side to allow for speedy transportation in and out of venues before being tipped forward into final stacking position.
The modular approach of amplifiers, processing, monitoring and drivers designed into each loudspeaker enables acoustic optimization for the speaker to perform as a unified whole. The intuitive VNET™ software, integrated processing, tuning control, performance diagnostics and protection produces an easy to deploy, exceptionally high performance networkable loudspeaker. System commissioning and ongoing network control, incorporating real time diagnostics of electronics and drive unit, are all managed by the exclusive VNET™ software package. Supplied with each unit, this intuitive Windows tool controls all critical install, commissioning and performance monitoring functions.
The VNET 218DR LIVE consists of twin 458mm (18.00”), high efficiency drive units producing 106dB/W, with a 100mm (4.00”) voice coil. The twin drivers are mounted in an immensely robust and heavily braced 500-litre cabinet, black which is constructed from 18mm (5/8”) multi-ply birch hardwood. This heavy-duty construction ensures it is able to survive the punishment that speaker systems are subjected to on the road and in touring environments, making them ideal for the rental sound market. Custom designed protective road covers are provided to offer a good degree of protection while in transit.
• 2 x 458mm (18.00”) bass units with 4" sandwich voice coil
• Triple aluminium demodulating rings for Ultra low distortion
• Double treated cone for water protection
• Deep, powerful bass performance
• VNET™ implementation – real-time diagnostic control
• High efficiency (>85%)
• Integrated castor wheels on back for easy transit
• Recessed foot locator points for stable stacking
• Rugged birch plywood construction
• Durable and protective covers for safe transit
• 16 x integral carrying handles for easy positioning
• Integral flying points
Network
Each VNET 218DR LIVE sub is fully VNET™ compliant. VNET™ supports free network topology so that the loudspeakers can be arranged in a daisy chain, linked in a star configuration or in any combination of both. Implementation of the network between nodes is via high quality rugged Neutrik Ethercon connectors, which are compatible with standard RJ45 plugs, and CAT5 cable. Each speaker has a unique address for auto-location on the network.
An RS485 interface is used for the serial data, with a twisted pair to send and receive information to a high number of nodes over very long distances. Operating a shared bus system, so that a single computer can control any node on that bus, also means that status information can be gathered from any of the devices. The RS-485 differential signal is very robust, while its noise immunity and long-distance capability ensure it is one of the most popular communications methods used in industry. Only data to control setup functions and ongoing system diagnostics is carried over the network.
Specifications
System Type Subwoofer - Direct Radiator
Frequency Response (+/-3dB) 1 31Hz - 600Hz
Frequency Range (-10dB) 1 24Hz - 1.5kHz
Rated Maximum SPL 2 137dB (average)
143dB (peak)
Driver Complement 2 x 458mm (18”) Bass driver
Crossover (DSP Generated) Variable low pass filter
Distortion
10% Full Power (28.3V) 2nd Harmonic 3rd Harmonic
40Hz 0.26%              0.92%
100Hz 0.29%                0.27%
1% Full Power (8.94V) 2nd Harmonic 3rd Harmonic
40Hz 0.13%             0.23%
100Hz 0.16%             0.19%
Notes 1. Average over stated bandwidth. Measured at 1 metre on axis.
2. Unweighted pink noise input, measured at 1 metre in half space
A full range of measurements, performance data, and Ease™ Data can be downloaded from www.tannoy.com
Tannoy operates a policy of continuous research and development. The introduction of new materials or manufacturing methods will always equal or exceed the published specifications, which Tannoy reserves the right to alter without prior
Construction
Enclosure 500 litres, 18mm (5/8”) birch plywood internally braced.
Finish Textured black or white paint (custom colours on request).
Powder coated steel grille
Connectors 1 x female XLR (input)
1 x male XLR (link)
1 x RJ45 (network in)
1x RJ45 (netwirk link)
1 x Neutrik Powercon
Controls & Indicators LED on front of cabinet behind grill. (wink indicator for locating & assigning)
Power LED (Blue)
Signal LED (Green)
Limit LED (Red)
User DSP - defeat switch
Power Switch
Fittings 16 x Recessed carrying handles 16 x M10 flying inserts. 4 x Pullback points 4 x Rubber feet
Dimensions 700mm(H) x 1050mm(W) x 850mm(D) 27.56“(H) x 41.34 ”(W) x 33.46”(D)
Weight 110kg (232lbs) net 120kg (275lbs) shipping
Electronics  
Efficiency >85% typically
Damping Factor 120 ref 8W
Distortion <0.05% @ 1kHz -3dB output (22kHz bandwidth)
Input Impedance 5.6kWunbalanced, 11.2kW balanced
Output Power (Programme) 2500W
Input Sensitivity 1.4V (+5.5dBu)
System Type Dual channel Class D (Bridged)
DSP system
Comms Facilities Firmware updatable and selected parameters editable
Communications Serial - RS485 Proprietary message format
Dynamic Range 112dB(A) typical
DSP 3rd generation SHARC
Sampling Frequency 96kHz 24 bit A/D-D/A word length
Format 1 IN - 1 OUT
PSU Specifications
Input Connector Locking Neutrik Powercon
Voltage Selection Automatic (115 / 230V, 45 - 65Hz)
Type High current, high freq. switch-mode
Efficiency >90% typical
Input voltage 100v / 115v / 230v nominal +/-10%
Mains fuse External
Fuse type T10AT
Other features Automatic soft-start

 

NEW FOR 2010 - VNET 218DR LIVE

This direct radiating dual 18” subwoofer cabinet is designed to partner Tannoy’s VQ LIVE full range touring loudspeakers, the VNET 218DR LIVE is perfect for applications where increased headroom is required for high definition sound reinforcement at low and ultra low frequencies. Extending the frequency response of the system down to 31Hz makes the VNET 218DR LIVE ideal for effects in live music performances in a multitude of environments including open-air, arena and theatres as well as large dance club and concert sound applications. 

This subwoofer is capable of delivering deep and powerful bass at high sound pressure levels with extremely low distortion and power compression, while all the time maintaining a uniform frequency response throughout its dynamic range. The large port areas ensure minimal turbulence even at high output levels.

Features

This versatile, no compromise, all-purpose subwoofer is designed for the most demanding touring audio applications. The VNET 218DR LIVE provides exceptional output, high reliability and outstanding sonic performance providing low and VLF reproduction. With easy rigging and portability in mind the VNET 218DR LIVE is equipped with 16 x unobtrusive recessed carrying handles and 16 x 10mm flying inserts. The cabinet is fitted with 4 x nylon feet and 4 x pullback points and recessed points are provided on top for secure location of other cabinet feet for safe stacking. Each subwoofer cabinet also has 4 fixed wheel points on the rear (amp panel) side to allow for speedy transportation in and out of venues before being tipped forward into final stacking position.

The modular approach of amplifiers, processing, monitoring and drivers designed into each loudspeaker enables acoustic optimization for the speaker to perform as a unified whole. The intuitive VNET™ software, integrated processing, tuning control, performance diagnostics and protection produces an easy to deploy, exceptionally high performance networkable loudspeaker. System commissioning and ongoing network control, incorporating real time diagnostics of electronics and drive unit, are all managed by the exclusive VNET™ software package. Supplied with each unit, this intuitive Windows tool controls all critical install, commissioning and performance monitoring functions.

The VNET 218DR LIVE consists of twin 458mm (18.00”), high efficiency drive units producing 106dB/W, with a 100mm (4.00”) voice coil. The twin drivers are mounted in an immensely robust and heavily braced 500-litre cabinet, black which is constructed from 18mm (5/8”) multi-ply birch hardwood. This heavy-duty construction ensures it is able to survive the punishment that speaker systems are subjected to on the road and in touring environments, making them ideal for the rental sound market. Custom designed protective road covers are provided to offer a good degree of protection while in transit.

 

• 2 x 458mm (18.00”) bass units with 4" sandwich voice coil

• Triple aluminium demodulating rings for Ultra low distortion

• Double treated cone for water protection

• Deep, powerful bass performance

• VNET™ implementation – real-time diagnostic control

• High efficiency (>85%)

• Integrated castor wheels on back for easy transit

• Recessed foot locator points for stable stacking

• Rugged birch plywood construction

• Durable and protective covers for safe transit

• 16 x integral carrying handles for easy positioning

• Integral flying points

 

Network

Each VNET 218DR LIVE sub is fully VNET™ compliant. VNET™ supports free network topology so that the loudspeakers can be arranged in a daisy chain, linked in a star configuration or in any combination of both. Implementation of the network between nodes is via high quality rugged Neutrik Ethercon connectors, which are compatible with standard RJ45 plugs, and CAT5 cable. Each speaker has a unique address for auto-location on the network.

An RS485 interface is used for the serial data, with a twisted pair to send and receive information to a high number of nodes over very long distances. Operating a shared bus system, so that a single computer can control any node on that bus, also means that status information can be gathered from any of the devices. The RS-485 differential signal is very robust, while its noise immunity and long-distance capability ensure it is one of the most popular communications methods used in industry. Only data to control setup functions and ongoing system diagnostics is carried over the network.

 

Specifications

  • System Type Subwoofer - Direct Radiator
  • Frequency Response (+/-3dB) 1 31Hz - 600Hz
  • Frequency Range (-10dB) 1 24Hz - 1.5kHz
  • Rated Maximum SPL 2 137dB (average)143dB (peak)
  • Driver Complement 2 x 458mm (18”) Bass driver
  • Crossover (DSP Generated) Variable low pass filter
  • Distortion
  • 10% Full Power (28.3V) 2nd Harmonic 3rd Harmonic
  • 40Hz 0.26%              0.92%
  • 100Hz 0.29%                0.27%
  • 1% Full Power (8.94V) 2nd Harmonic 3rd Harmonic
  • 40Hz 0.13%             0.23%
  • 100Hz 0.16%             0.19%
  • Notes 1. Average over stated bandwidth. Measured at 1 metre on axis.
  • 2. Unweighted pink noise input, measured at 1 metre in half space
  • A full range of measurements, performance data, and Ease™ Data can be downloaded from www.tannoy.com
  • Tannoy operates a policy of continuous research and development. The introduction of new materials or manufacturing methods will always equal or exceed the published specifications, which Tannoy reserves the right to alter without prior
  • Construction
  • Enclosure 500 litres, 18mm (5/8”) birch plywood internally braced.
  • Finish Textured black or white paint (custom colours on request).
  • Powder coated steel grille
  • Connectors 1 x female XLR (input)
  • 1 x male XLR (link)
  • 1 x RJ45 (network in)
  • 1x RJ45 (netwirk link)
  • 1 x Neutrik Powercon
  • Controls & Indicators LED on front of cabinet behind grill. (wink indicator for locating & assigning)
  • Power LED (Blue)
  • Signal LED (Green)
  • Limit LED (Red)
  • User DSP - defeat switch
  • Power Switch
  • Fittings 16 x Recessed carrying handles 16 x M10 flying inserts. 4 x Pullback points 4 x Rubber feet
  • Dimensions 700mm(H) x 1050mm(W) x 850mm(D) 27.56“(H) x 41.34 ”(W) x 33.46”(D)
  • Weight 110kg (232lbs) net 120kg (275lbs) shipping
  • Electronics  
  • Efficiency >85% typically
  • Damping Factor 120 ref 8W
  • Distortion <0.05% @ 1kHz -3dB output (22kHz bandwidth)
  • Input Impedance 5.6kWunbalanced, 11.2kW balanced
  • Output Power (Programme) 2500W
  • Input Sensitivity 1.4V (+5.5dBu)
  • System Type Dual channel Class D (Bridged)
  • DSP system
  • Comms Facilities Firmware updatable and selected parameters editable
  • Communications Serial - RS485 Proprietary message format
  • Dynamic Range 112dB(A) typical
  • DSP 3rd generation SHARC
  • Sampling Frequency 96kHz 24 bit A/D-D/A word length
  • Format 1 IN - 1 OUT
  • PSU Specifications
  • Input Connector Locking Neutrik Powercon
  • Voltage Selection Automatic (115 / 230V, 45 - 65Hz)
  • Type High current, high freq. switch-mode
  • Efficiency >90% typical
  • Input voltage 100v / 115v / 230v nominal +/-10%
  • Mains fuse External
  • Fuse type T10AT
  • Other features Automatic soft-start

 

 

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RRP: £4,798.98 Our Price: £4,564.08

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Manufacturer TANNOY
Manufacturer Code VQNET218

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