Active 3-Way Line Array Module
The RCF HDL 30-A is a compact bi-amped 2-way active touring system for medium to large events, both indoors and outdoors. It features two 10-inch woofers and an impressive 4-inch titanium compression driver. The time coherent waveguide is the result of in-depth research and design. HDL30-A is the first line array in a composite cabinet with zero-degree phase and ultra-linear amplitude response.
The built-in 2200 watt class-D amplifier delivers excellent playback clarity and up to 137 decibels SPL max. The RCF HDL30 -A features state of the art RCF transducers with neodymium magnets. Considering its acoustical power, it has a remarkably low weight for easy handling and flying.
- 2200W Two Way Amplifier
- 137 dB Max SPL
- 48 kHz, 32 bit DSP processing
- 1.4" Titanium Compression Driver, 4.0" voice coil
- 2 x 10" Neodymium Woofers, 2.5" voice coil
- Exclusive FiRPHASE technology on-board
- RDNet Control and Management
- 680 Hz Crossover Point
NETWORKED CONTROL AND MUCH MORE RDNet is a robust management network and control platform for small, medium and large arena-sized sound systems, as well as complex and extended installations. Based on a proprietary network protocol, RDNet provides intuitive control and monitoring of every connected device/object in the RCF audio system. Each device has DSP to address specific presets or modifications of parameters to single or groups of objects. A network user can change level, delay, EQ (linear phase FiR as well) and other settings, including advanced subwoofer configurations. RDNet is not only designed for loudspeakers?you can control parameters and routing of multiple RCF devices, such as digital matrixes or amplifiers.
The custom 4 PATH designed waveguide allows a precise coverage of 100 x 15 degrees, while also delivering an excellent, linear high-frequency response. The unique shape of the four ducts forming the guide creates an ideal isophasic load from 680 Hz to the highest audible frequencies.
Powerful Class D Amplifier
RCF`s Class-D power amplifier technology packs huge performance operating with high efficiency into a lightweight solution. HDL amplifiers deliver a ultra-fast attack, realistic transient response, and impressive audio performance. The amplifier features a solid machined aluminium structure which not only stabilises the amplifier during transportation but also helps the fan-less heat dissipation. All the HDL amplifiers present SMPS power supply section to produce maximum output and minimum weight.
Neodynium RCF Precision Transducers
High Frequencies - Superior compression driver with extreme precision in high frequency reproduction.
- High-performance RCF ND940
- 4.0-inch diaphragm titanium compression driver
- 1.4-inch exit throat
- 680 Hz Crossover Point
Low Frequencies - High power woofers. Very high efficient and controlled bass reproduction.
- 2 X 2.5?voice coil neodymium 10? woofers
- Low frequencies handling down to 50 Hz
- Water resistant fibre doped cone
- Polycotton M-roll surround
- Hypervented magnetic structure
Revolutionary Rigging Concept
The high strength enclosure in composite polypropylene has a revolutionary new rigging concept inspired by its big brother: the RCF HDL-50A. Compared to its acoustical power, it has a remarkably low weight for easy handling and flying. The integrated mechanics are both fast and reconfigurable, allowing the system engineer to create J-shaped and spiral arrays starting with 0.2° angles. The hardware is designed for an easy and fast setup. The angle can be adjusted before to hang the system, on the ground, and slip automatically into the correct position when pulling up the array. Up to 20 HDL 30 -A modules can be fastened on a single flybar.
SUB 9006-ASThe SUB 9006-AS is one of the most powerful 2x18” subwoofers in the field of live sound. Featuring two high-power hyper-vented 18” neodymium woofers with 4.0” inside-outside voice coils, this cabinet delivers a serious amount of low frequencies. Powered by a 7200 W digital amplifier, the SUB 9006-AS can perform in the most demanding situations. The housing of the SUB 9006-AS matches the RCF D-Line HDL50-A and HDL10-A array systems, enabling to build stacked systems in a perfect combination.
RCF S.p.A. is a widely recognized Italian manufacturer of high performance audio products including power amplifiers, loudspeakers, digital mixers and digital signal processors (DSP).
RCF is an Italian audio products manufacturer founded in 1949. The first products sold were microphones and electroacoustic transducers (loudspeakers).
In the late ’60, concert sound was going electric, and many loudspeaker pioneers were searching for high-powered devices to use in their designs.
RCF was one of the first European OEM suppliers for international brands, thanks to the experience built on high power transducers.
After few years, thanks to the in-depth know-how in loudspeaker technology, RCF begin to develop and produce sound reinforcement systems under the same brand.
The introduction of the ART Series, in 1996, has established RCF among the few global manufacturers of active loudspeakers.
The TT+ High Definition - Touring and Theater series equipped with DSP, introduced in 2004, and the RDNet Networked Management technology, let RCF a full recognition in the professional audio market.
Since 2017, all DSP active speakers incorporate FiRPHASE technology, which allows achieving a 0° linear phase playback.
RCF is the first audio manufacturer to have a complete catalogue of 0° phase-compatible sound systems including line arrays.
Octave: The difference between two frequencies where one is twice the other. For example, 200 Hz is an octave higher than 100 Hz. 400 Hz is one octave higher than 200 Hz.
Optical Digital Cable: Fiber optic cable that transfers digital audio signals as light pulses.
Outcue/Outq/Out-Point: These words all refer to the final few seconds of audio signifying the conclusion of the production.
Package: A completed and fully edited audio piece.
Passive: Not active. A passive crossover uses no external power and results in insertion loss. A passive speaker is one without internal amplification.
Phase: Time relationship between signals; it’s all relative.
Power Output: A measure, usually in watts, of how much energy is modulated by a component.
Preamplifier: A control and switching component that may include equalization functions. The preamp comes in the signal chain before the amplifiers.
Pre Outs: Connectors that provide a line-level output of the internal preamp or surround processor.
Pre Outs/Main Ins: Connectors on a receiver that provide an interruptible signal loop between the output of the internal preamp or surround processor portion of the receiver and the input of the amplifier portion of the receiver.
Pre/Pro: A combination preamp and surround processor.
Processors: Anything that processes an incoming signal in some way. Surround processors, for example, can decode a Dolby Digital signal to send to an amp so you can hear it.
Pulse Code Modulation: (PCM) a way to convert sound or analog information to binary information (0s and 1s) by taking samples of the sound and record the resulting number as binary information. Used on all CDs, DVD-Audio, and just about every other digital audio format. It can sometimes be found on DVD-Video.
Q-and-A: Question and answer session.
Receiver: Any component that receives, or tunes, broadcast signals, be it NTSC, HDTV, DBS, or AM/FM radio. Typically refers to the single component that includes a preamp, surround processor, multichannel amplifier, and AM/FM tuner.
Reverberation: The reflections of sound within a closed space.
RF: Radio Frequency. Television signals are modulated onto RF signals and are then demodulated by your television’s tuner. VCRs and DBS receivers often include channel 3 or 4 modulators, allowing the output signal to be tuned by the television on those channels. Also, laser discs used an RF signal for modulating Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtracks on some movies. This requires an RF demodulator (usually referred to as an AC3-RF demodulator) before or in the surround processor to decode the signal.
RMS: Root Mean Square or the square root of the arithmetic mean (average) of the square’s set of values. A reasonably accurate method of describing an amplifier`s power output.
SACD: Super Audio CD. Enhanced audio format with up to six channels of high-resolution audio encoded using DSD. Requires an SACD player. Multichannel also requires a controller with six-channel analog or proprietary digital inputs for full playback.
Sampling Frequency: How often a digital sample is taken of an analog wave. The more samples taken, the more accurate the recording will be. You need to sample at a minimum of twice the highest frequency you want to capture. For example, the 44.1-kilohertz sampling rate of a CD cannot record sounds higher than 22.05 kilohertz.
Scener: A radio report in which the announcer is recorded at the same time and place as the background sound of an event.
Sensitivity: A measurement (in dB) of the sound-pressure level over a specified frequency range created by a speaker driven by 1 watt (2.83V at 8 ohms) of power with a microphone placed 1 meter away.
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: A comparison of the signal level relative to the noise level. Larger numbers are better.
Simultaneous Interpretation: This system allows attendees to hear the meeting in their own language.
Sound Bite: A portion of audio of someone speaking.
Sound field: The total acoustical characteristics of a space, such as ambience number, timing, and relative level of reflections; ratio of direct to reflected sound RT-60 time etc.
Soundstage: The area between two speakers that appears to the listener to be occupied by sonic images. Like a real stage, a soundstage should have width, depth, and height.
Speaker: A component that converts electrical energy into acoustical energy.
SPL: Sound-Pressure Level. Measured in dB.
Subwoofer: A speaker designed to reproduce very low bass frequencies, usually those below about 80 Hz.
THX: Certification program for home theater equipment. Uses some proprietary features, but mostly assures a base quality level for a given room size. (See THX select or Ultra.) Is compatible with any and all soundtrack formats. Stands for either Tom Holman’s eXperiment, after the engineer who drafted the original standard, or is named after the company’s founder George Lucas first movie, THX 1138. Nobody agrees on which.
THX select: Certification program for speakers and receivers that assures a base level of quality and performance when played in a room that’s between 2,000 and 3,000 cubic feet.
User-Generated Content (UGC): Text, photos, video or audio supplied by the customers of a company.
Voicer: A radio report without background audio taken from a scene or otherwise.
Wrap: A radio report containing both the reporter and an actuality.