**** Photo: The Vantec series ****
Valencia, Spain – NAMM Booth# 7101 (Arena)…
D.A.S. launches the new Vantec series of portable systems. The Vantec series is comprised of 4 models available in both powered and passive configurations. The completely new series incorporates 12″, 15″ powered two-way systems, a double 15″ powered three-way system employing a “dual-band” configuration and a single 18″ powered subwoofer system.
The Vantec series is equipped with the new “F” series loudspeakers, developed by D.A.S. to provide exceptional performance and reliability. The new M-28 compression driver features a FEM (Finite Element Modeling) optimized motor, phase-plug and diaphragm. Attached to the D.A.S. designed CD-horn, the assembly provides brilliant high frequency reproduction and optimum control of dispersion with 90º x 50º coverage angles.
The Vantec 12A is a 12″ biamplified system powered by a two-channel amp providing 1500 Wcontinuous of power. Performance-wise, the cabinet offers a frequency response of 60 Hz- 20 kHz and a maximum peak SPL of 135 dB. For those needing wider frequency response, especially in the lower frequencies, the Vantec 15A equipped with a 15″ “F” series woofer offers a 45 Hz -20 kHz frequency range. The Vantec 215A is equipped with twin 15F woofers for applications requiring higher SPL overall and a more powerful bass response, such as mobile DJ systems. The three channel amplifier offers 750 Wcontinuous per channel for a total power of 2,250 Wcontinuous. The Vantec 215A operates in a “dual-band” configuration where each loudspeaker operates in a specific frequency range.
The Vantec series includes a single 18″ subwoofer, the Vantec 18A, powered by a Class D amplifier with switch mode power supply, digital signal processing and a 2000 Wpeak power rating. The amplifier has a unique EQ switch which allows the user to select a “Deep” sub-bass response or a “Loud” bass response. The system includes two balanced inputs with stereo filtered output connections for satellite systems. The variable crossover ranges from 80 Hz-125 Hz and can be defeated to offer stereo “loop thru” connections. A gain control and polarity reverse feature increase user control over the system.
Signal processing for the Vantec series is accomplished by way of a powerful DSP providing unparalleled control over critical signal parameters. Digital Finite Impulse Response (FIR) filters are used in the signal processing of the powered Vantec systems. Users can select configurations from a wide range of voicing, filter and EQ modes, and gain control by way of a rotary-knob interface and LCD screen on the rear of the cabinet. The Vantec series also offers Bluetooth technology which allows users to wirelessly stream music from any Bluetooth enabled device.
Cabinet construction is consistent with the D.A.S. pro systems standards, using Birch plywood, a robust build and the durable ISO-flex coating for years of service. Both the 12″ and the 15″ two-way systems have dual angle pole mount sockets (0º, 10º) as well as angled side panels allowing the systems to double as stage monitors. Rigging points, ergonomic handles with rubber inserts and a rugged front grille provide for a wide range of use in both portable applications as well as fixed installations.
About D.A.S. Audio
Headquartered in Valencia, Spain, D.A.S. Audio is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of loudspeaker systems, power amplification, signal processing, and related components. D.A.S. Audio products can be found on tour with the world’s greatest performing artists and installed in many of the most prestigious facilities. For additional information about the company, visit them online at