TT+ AUDIO’s new GTX Line Array System begins with a forward-thinking external amplifier concept and adds innovations in electronics, transducer design, cabling and rigging hardware. The result is a line array system that addresses the full range of challenges faced by touring sound professionals and large-venue system installers while offering ground-breaking performance and sound quality.
Unlike other TT+ AUDIO products, the new GTX system separates the power amplification from the loudspeaker enclosure, moving it to newly designed touring racks, each with up to three XPS 16K 4-channel DSP amplifiers and including AC power, signal routing and network connections. One rugged, waterproof power connector provides streamlined cabling from the rack to system modules. This augmented philosophy in power management seamlessly integrates self- and externally-powered TT+ modules via the RDNet management platform for hassle-free management of hybrid systems.
TT+ AUDIO’s newly developed Precision TransducersTM incorporate advanced motor structures, multi-layer voice coils, and oversized magnets for high performance and extreme power handling. Proprietary waveguides provide precision coverage for the wide-range compression drivers. The GTS subwoofer, designed for extremely fast acceleration, boasts two 48 cm (19″) cone drivers, each with a safe peak-to-peak piston moving mass excursion of 56 mm (2.2”). The XPS 16K amplifier delivers 16,000 watts of low-distortion continuous power with massive dynamic headroom and features proprietary loudspeaker performance-shaping algorithms.
GTX models include the GTX 12 three-way line array module, GTX 10 two-way line array module, and GTS 29 high-performance subwoofer. Enclosures are constructed from waterproof birch plywood and coated with a long-lasting polyurea finish. Optimized rigging hardware offers touring and installation crews fast, efficient setup when suspended or stacked, with anti-rattle locks and a unique captive hinge bar mechanism that slips into position when set in tension or compression mode.
TT+ AUDIO’s RDNet management platform, now in version 5.0, comes with the new design, modeling, and simulation platform Shape D3D. Users can define a 3D representation of a venue and use multiple virtual microphones or check IR-modeled measurements of simulated system response; RDNet then imports data from Shape D3D to generate control and provide full configuration details to the system.
Alessandro Manini, R&D Director of TT+ AUDIO, commented, “Our new GTX Line Array System is the culmination of 70 years of experience providing loudspeaker systems to the world’s top sound companies. Our target is to leverage this experience to address the full range of challenges faced by touring sound professionals and large-venue system installers. Starting from a no-compromises philosophy, we spent the last two years testing and refining the GTX System in both indoor and outdoor venues to find the perfect mix of power and sound clarity for all types of events. We are very proud of the final result. It’s an audio system that speaks for itself.”