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Nova Elite ELC26

2 x 6,5” 2-veis hornmatet line array høyttaler

Nova Elite ELC26
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ELC26 er en to-veis line array høyttaler i et trapesformet chassis for faste installasjoner og mobilt bruk. Kabinettet er utstyrt med en 1 " HF driver ( 1,75 " voice coil) , som er montert på waveguide. Den nominelle dekning er 100° x 12°. MF / LF delen er utstyrt med to 6,5" høyttalere ( 2" voice coil), som er hornmatet. 6,5" elementene er montert bak hornet av den høyfrekvente delen ( koaksial konstruksjon). ELC26 kan flys ved å bruke EC1 flyramme.

ELC26 er kompatibel med nesten alle andre ELITE modeller inkludert ELITE subwoofere . ELC26 kan stackes på E18SUB subwoofer ved å bruke ESA1 adapterramme (ekstrautstyr ). Chassiset er laget av 15 mm kryssfiner ( bjørk ) og dekket med svart Polycoat© finish. Skapet er utstyrt med 2 gripehåndtak og en frontgrill med mørkt gjennomsiktig skum på baksiden. To Speakon kontakter ( NL4 ) er montert på baksiden av kabinettet for signalinngang (input ) og signal link. Ytelsen på ELC26 er 500 W ( RMS ), og impedanser på hele 16 ohm.

2 x 6,5” 2-way hornloaded, coaxial line-array speaker
The ELC26 is a two-way high performance line array speaker in a trapezoidal chassis for fixed installations and mobile use. The cabinet is equipped with one 1" HF driver (1.75” voice coil), which is mounted onto the waveguide. The nominal coverage is 100° x 12° (H x V). The MF/LF section is equipped with two high-performance 6.5" speaker (2” voice coils), which are hornloaded. The 6.5” transducers are contructed behind the horn of the high-frequency section (coaxial construction). The ELC26 can be flown by using the EC1 flyframe.

The ELC26 is compatible with almost all other ELITE models including ELITE subwoofers. The ELC26 can be stacked onto the E18SUB subwoofer by using the ESA1 adapter frame (option). The chassis is constructed from 15 mm plywood (birch) and covered with black PolyCoat© finish. The cabinet is equipped with two grip handles and one
front grill with transparent charcoal foam backing. Two speakon connectors (NL4) are mounted at the rear side of the chassis for signal input (input) and signal link (link).The power rating of the ELC26 is 500 W (RMS), the impedance is 16 ohms.

Features

  • HF compression driver (1.75” voice coil / PM4)
  • Physical tuntime-correction (coaxial construction)
  • Hornloaded system for long throw effect
  • Phase-plugs for more SPL (mid frequency range)
  • Very high SPL (130 dB SPL max. / 100 dB 1W/1m)
  • 100° x 12° nominal coverage
  • Passive fullrange operation
  • Integrated "QUICK LOCK" flyware
  • Durable NOVA PolyCoat© finish
  • Very compact construction (21 cm height only)


Amplifiers
The ELC26 speaker can be driven either by NOVA X, XPS or DXP series amplifiers with a digital speaker processor. The speaker can be driven also by other professional amplifiers with a maximum output power of 600 W (RMS) at 16 ohms.

Elite: The "Physically Corrected" System

Since the 90s, line array systems became more and more popular. Since then, the market offers an immense choice of different technologies by different manufacturers. Compared to conventional sound reinforcement systems, line array systems offer clear advantages at large-scaled events. The vertical arrangement of several loudspeakers in a row results in an increase of reach. This offers the possibility of straight sound reinforcement along defined listener´s surfaces. The existing line array technologies offer well horizontal dispersion and a front-to-back coverage. Different technologies are used to avoid interferences and holes in the defined field. But why do many line arrays sound so strange anyhow?

In spite of every effort, many manufacturers simply do not respect important laws of physics like:

  • Identical sound pressure level from 20 - 20.000 Hz
  • Precise and equable dispersion from 20 - 20.000 Hz
  • Correct signal-runtime from every component (each single woofer and high driver to each other inside of one line array cabinet)
  • Interferences and trouble-making „beam“ between two woofers inside of one line array cabinet
     

NOVAs engineering department has respected all this points. Due to the unique combination of innovative technologies ELITE speakers are so-called „physically corrected“. This results in a better functionality of a true line array system.

Ehorn Hornloaded Core-Technology


Line array systems are usually a combination of different technologies. The mid/high frequency range is covered by standard array cabinets. This enables high reach. But subwoofers are mostly based on direct reflecting or similar technologies. This results in different maximum reach and SPL between mid/high and sub/low frequency range. The solution for the same maximum reach along the whole frequency range: The ELITE family is completely based on NOVAs „EHORN“ technology. All models including subwoofers are fully horn-loaded.

ELITE systems offer the same SPL along the whole relevant frequency range from 20 - 20.000 Hz. The result is an equable increase of reach.

Ecox The Physically Runtime-Correction
Typical problems of line array systems are phasing and lost of linear tuning. The most critical range in any music signal is in the mid and high frequencies. Many line arrays sound really strange if the listener walks from the left to the right side in front of the system / direct field. Due to the positioning of the woofers inside a cabinet, line arrays typically induce a so-called „phasing“ effect. Measured in the centre of field, most systems work correctly, because the signal-runtimes of each component (woofers and drivers) are the same. But measured outside of the centre of field, the different signal-runtimes effect in phasing and loss of linear tuning.

NOVAs „ECOX“ technology enables a so-called „physically corrected“ runtime. Due to the very special coaxial construction of all ELITE line array modules and horn-loaded speakers, the signal-runtime between every woofer and high driver is absolutely the same. Both, mid and high signals, arrive the listeners´ ears exactly in the same moment. This results in the so-called „NOVA ZERO-phasing“ and makes sure a linear tuning at any point inside the whole field. If the listener walks from the left to the right side in front of the system / direct field, the audio quality and linearity is equal everywhere.

ELITE systems offer a very accurate dispersion in the whole field along the whole frequency range.

Eplug for Higher Mid-SPL


NOVAs engineers have developed the so-called „EPLUG“ for higher sound pressure at the important frequency range between 500 Hz and 2.000 Hz.
This technology is based on an especially calculated phase plug, which works onto the woofer of the mid frequencies. The EPLUG compresses the air molecules between membran and phase plug. This results in much higher sound pressure. Based on this technology,

ELITE speakers deliver more sound pressure in this important range. It enables the use of even a 15" speaker without lost of the important mid frequencies. The crossover frequency between mid speaker and high driver can be set much higher then usually.

PM 4 Polymer Diaphragm
The new PM 4 diaphragm is a high tech polymer never used in the audio field before. It is the result of research in new materials, confers a superb sonic response, strength, stability and resistance beyond requirements of the professional applications.

The sound performance is more natural compared to plastic materials commonly used, therefore, the subjective feeling of the sound has been improved doing it more attractive, interesting and accurate for all the sound engineers and users that have tested it. The performance that can be obtained is just superb. The PM 4 diaphragms delivers an accurate and natural HF response, easy set-up in terms of EQ and filtering thanks to the frequency response behavior and incomparable reliability of this exclusive product.

ELITE line array modules and mid/high cabinets are equipped with the PM 4 diaphragm and offer:

  • High Power Handling Capabilities (70 W AES each single component)
  • Tonal Accuracy and natural Sound
  • High Sensitivity (109 dB)
  • Linear Frequency response
     

Ewave for "time-corrected" Wave front
Since the line array has come into vogue, countless designs revolving around to achieve the correct time behavior at high frequencies.

It was mostly about trying a variety of single phasing lines to achieve the desired time response. With the skillful interpretation also leads to the target in relation to time. The most "adventurous" diversions are often the reason for higher distortions. As in our NOVA AT2 line array element (ATLAS series), we go a different way. We make the waveguide as small as possible and prefer to put in yet another driver.

We divide the waveguide of each driver in just two phasing lines. The results are also a real-time behavior but at lower distortion. The positive experiences in the development of our ATLAS systems are fully invested in the ELITE development.

Technical Data

Article number: # 26106
System Type: 2 x 6,5", two-way, horn-loaded, coaxial, line array
Frequency Range (-10 dB): 70 Hz - 20 kHz
Frequency Response (±3 dB): 80 Hz - 18 kHz
Coverage Pattern: 100° x 12° nominal
HF Horn: Advanced Waveguide for less distortion
Crossover Modes: Passive
Crossover Frequency: 1.35 kHz
Power Rating Passive: 500 W / 1.000 W / 2.000 W
(Continuous** / Program / Peak): Bi-Amped LF: n/a (passive)
  Bi-Amped MF: n/a (passive)
  Bi-Amped HF: n/a (passive)
Maximum SPL***: 130 dB SPL peak
System Sensitivity (1w/1m): 100 dB SPL
LF Driver 2 x NOVA 6/250EL-8, 2” voice coil woofer
LF Nominal Impedance: 16 ohms (passive)
MF Driver: n/a
MF Nominal Impedance: n/a
HF Driver: 1 x NOVA TPM4-1750, 1.75 in. voice coil compression driver (PM4 technology)
HF Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms (passive)
Active Tunings: n/a (passive)
Enclosure: Fullrange, 15 mm, plywood (multilayer)
Suspension / Mounting: Integrated flyware including pins, aluminium / stainless steel
Transport: 2 x integrated handles
Finish: Black NOVA PolyCoat© finish
Grille: Powder coated, black, perforated steel with acoustic
  transparent charcoal foam backing, NOVA logo
Input Connectors: 2 x Neutrik© Speakon© NL4
  1+/1- (2+/2- linked from input to output)
Dimensions (W x H x D): 476 mm x 210 mm x 375 mm
Net Weight: 18 kg
Optional Accessories: ESA1: Stacking adapter for E18SUB (Art. no.: # 26119)
  EC1: Flying frame (Article number: # 26110)
  ACS2: Set of 4 stand for EC1 (Article number: # 30153)