FBT appoints Streetwise Sales as NY Metro Representatives

Italian Speaker Imports, the exclusive US distributor for FBT, has appointed Streetwise Sales as their representatives for the Metro NY territory.

Designed, engineered, and manufactured in Italy since 1963, FBT speakers are known around the world for being among the best in class. They offer a full range of loudspeaker options to suit any situation, from most demanding live productions to simple background music applications… along with everything in between.

Created as a no-compromise choice for both live performers and installers, the VERTUS CS1000 compact line array combines maximum performance with a modular, scalable approach. Its lightweight but sturdy construction blended with FBT’s distinctive engineering and elegance has delivered a system that can be deployed on stage within minutes, or discreetly integrated into the most delicate of decors to provide high-quality sound and controlled directivity.

A bi-amplified design, the system comprises a long excursion 12” bass reflex subwoofer and a passive mounted satellite, linked via a Neutrik SPEAKON connector and equipped with six full-range neodymium 3” drivers. Onboard the subwoofer is a Class-D, two channel amplifier, complete with switch-mode power supply, delivering 600W RMS to the subwoofer and 400W RMS to the satellite, both of which are housed in birch plywood enclosures. For ease of use, a storage compartment is provided within the subwoofer enclosure to securely house both the satellite speaker and its supplied mounting pole for storage and transport. A dedicated locking system holds all of the equipment in place.

StageMaxX 12Ma features a 12” B&C loudspeaker custom made for FBT and coaxially mounted with a B&C 1” exit throat compression driver. The coaxial configuration allows perfect alignment of the acoustic centers of the transducers, guaranteeing symmetry of dispersion and improving focus of the stereo image in Left-Right configuration. Bi-amplification design with high dynamic Class D amplifiers delivering 400W + 100W RMS through a switch mode power supply.

Digital Signal Processor with 4 factory equalization presets provides simple and efficient EQ adjustment to optimize the acoustical response for different applications. The FOH preset allows the use in suspended installation as well as ‘drum fill’ applications. StageMaxX features two lateral M10 rigging points and wall mounting bracket for different applications (optional accessories). 3 frontal status LED indicators to control ON OFF limiter and protection state.

Three ergonomic integrated carrying handles, one frontally placed to easily drag and move the monitor on stage and the  replaceable Teflon feet ensure sliding on stage with minimal wear.

A true line array system encompassing advanced technology and refined Italian engineering – these are the principles behind MUSE, a new sound reinforcement solution from FBT that redefines the modern line array in terms of power, size, light weight, flexibility and ease of use. True modularity means that MUSE is ready for any application, from a small installation using two enclosures to a large outdoor concert deploying 16 speakers per hang.

Each modular MUSE element comprises two 250mm (10”) custom-designed woofers with 64mm high excursion voice coils and two custom B&C HF compression drivers with 25mm (1”) throat. The waveguide, optimised via a series of simulations using BEM finite elements to eliminate distortion, boasts a horizontal dispersion of 90°. It has been designed to present an optimum load to the driver’s diaphragm at 800Hz, thereby allowing the propagation of an acoustic wave in the horizontal field up to 18kHz. The resulting enclosure can contend with even the most challenging of physical environments, delivering an ideal cylindrical source, while the acoustic configuration of the central horn offers a particularly linear and symmetric horizontal dispersion.

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