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Bose Professional ShowMatch DeltaQ Array Loudspeakers Nominated for TEC Award

Bose Professional announces that its ShowMatch DeltaQ Array Loudspeaker system has been nominated for a Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement in the Sound Reinforcement Loudspeakers category. The 33rd annual TEC Awards will be presented Saturday, January 27, 2018, at The NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. Voting is now open and will continue through December 31.

"For over three decades, the TEC Awards has been one of the industry's most prestigious honors for professional audio and sound production. It is highly validating to have our ShowMatch DeltaQ line array system nominated by our peers in the industry and recognized in this manner," states David Scheirman, director, global concert and rental business, Bose Professional. "ShowMatch systems are being embraced by rental sound companies as well as live-performance venues. We look forward to the ongoing support for ShowMatch from rental, staging, and concert sound professionals as we prepare for the 2018 NAMM Show."

Founded in 1985, the Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards is the foremost program recognizing the achievements of audio professionals. Presented annually by the TEC Foundation for Excellence in Audio, the TEC Awards recognizes the individuals, companies, and technical innovations behind the sound of recordings, live performances, films, television, video games, and other media. TEC Awards nominations are made by a panel of industry professionals and voted upon by members of various professional organizations and audio industry websites.

ShowMatch DeltaQ array loudspeakers are designed for both installation and portable applications, with field-changeable waveguides that help provide the best possible sound quality throughout the audience area. ShowMatch DeltaQ arrays provide significant advantages over conventional line array loudspeakers. DeltaQ array technology improves sound quality and vocal clarity by providing selectable coverage patterns that direct more sound energy to the audience by allowing directivity, or "Q," to vary with each array module. Traditional line arrays typically have significantly less pattern control.

ShowMatch array loudspeakers are available with 5°, 10°, or 20° vertical coverage with class-leading versatility that allows J-array, constant-curvature, or DeltaQ array configurations. Conventional line arrays can require up to twice the box count compared to DeltaQ arrays to achieve comparable vertical coverage. DeltaQ arrays can improve sight lines, reduce rigging weight, and lower system costs.

ShowMatch DeltaQ array loudspeakers provide the highest full-range output for their size class, with 145dB peak array output levels generated from four Bose EMB2S neodymium compression drivers and two 8" neodymium woofers with more usable low-frequency output in smaller arrays. ShowMatch modules ship with 70° and 100° waveguides, with optional 55° and 120° kits available. Compact, road-ready enclosures with removable side caps optimize design for both installed and portable applications -- from small clubs and houses of worship, to the largest performing arts centers and concert-sound amphitheaters. Integrated rigging allows up to 24-box arrays.


(17 November 2017)

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