The Bosch LBC 3210/00 Line Array Indoor/Outdoor Light Gray Loudspeaker with its excellent directivity and high power output, can handle large (reverberant) indoor environments like airport departure lounges, train stations and congress venues. It is also suitable for outdoor use, for instance in railway stations or sports stadiums. Its full frequency range makes it ideal for speech as well as music reproduction.
A time- and labor-saving mounting method has been developed for the LBC 3210/00. The LBC 3210/00 can be mounted on a wall or directly onto a floor stand .
Range of Application
The LBC 3210/00 is part of the XLA 3200 (extended Listening Area) range of line array loudspeakers. Advanced filtering and positioning of the loudspeaker Drivers has resulted in greatly improved audio directivity. Each speaker driver produces a dedicated frequency range. The difference between a conventional column loudspeaker and this line array is noticeable in several ways. There is uniform sound distribution throughout the whole listening area not too loud at the front, not too quiet at the back. All relevant frequencies are present everywhere in the listening area. Greater coverage is achieved, so more people can be reached with speech and music with a higher intelligibility level. All these important features will give the experience of a very natural sound quality in the whole listening area.
The advanced filtering generates larger vertical opening angles for high frequencies, so there is less narrow ‘beaming’ of higher tones. Compared to conventional column loudspeakers, this line array has a more constant opening angle for all relevant frequencies. As an example, at 4 kHz the vertical opening angle is still 18°. Having more constant vertical opening angles makes installation easier, as the positioning of the loudspeakers is less critical because they cover a wider area. An excellent horizontal opening angle of 90° at 4 kHz means that a single loudspeaker can provide natural sound reproduction over an extensive listening area.
Suppressed Side Lobes
All conventional column loudspeakers produce a main lobe of sound, which is directed at listeners and a number of unwanted side lobes. The LBC 3210/00 has highly suppressed side lobes in the vertical plane, typically at least 10 dB from the 250 Hz octave band at 90°, resulting in a much clearer, less ‘colored’ sound, even when close to the loudspeakers. This gives the line array loudspeaker superb intelligibility of both speech and music.
Sound Reproduction The positioning and very high quality of the 4-inch drivers contribute significantly in making the LBC 3210/00 a very efficient line array. With a sound pressure level of 115 dB at 1 m at 60 W, loud and clear sound reproduction is possible even at considerable distances from the loudspeaker.
The high-quality loudspeaker drivers used in the LBC 3210/00 give excellent, natural sound reproduction of frequencies ranging from 190 Hz to 20 kHz. Together with the constant directivity this ensures that all important frequencies are heard in the listening area.
Emergency Compliant The loudspeakers ceramic terminal block, thermal fuse and heat-resistant, high-temperature wiring, ensure that, in the event of a fire, damage to the loudspeaker does not result in failure of the circuit to which it is connected. In this way, system integrity is maintained, ensuring loudspeakers in other areas within the same loudspeaker zone can still be used to inform people of the situation. The line arrays have provision for mounting the optional line/loudspeaker supervision board.
A three-way ceramic terminal block with screw connections suitable for loop-through wiring is located in a compartment at the base of the loudspeaker column. There is also a switch which allows the selection of nominal full power (60 W), half power (30 W) or quarter power (15 W). The compartment has knock-out slots for accommodating cables.