Yamaha Launches New VXL1-16P PoE/Dante Powered Loudspeakers

Yamaha has launched its new VXL1-16P Dante-enabled, Power over Ethernet (PoE) loudspeaker, which is designed to bring high quality, easily installed and controlled sound to conference room, boardroom and other meeting spaces in the corporate installation market.

In recent years IT technology and networking has seen rapid adoption by the professional AV market, with numerous audio products now supporting these technologies. PoE allows power to be supplied over a Cat5e (or higher) Ethernet cable, meaning only a single cable is needed for power, control and audio distribution.

Launched at InfoComm2018, the VXL1-16P is a slim (5.4cm/2.1inch wide) line array loudspeaker, optimised to deliver high quality audio into rooms that demand vocal clarity from a stylish design, but where space is limited.

The VXL1-16P receives audio via a Dante network, with power supplied from a PoE compliant L2 switch, such as the new Yamaha SWR2311P-10G, which can supply both PoE and Dante audio/control signals.

Equipped with sixteen 3.75 cm/1.5 inch full-range drivers, the VXL1-16P reduces vertical dispersion, ensuring that clear sound is delivered to the back of the room, but with wide horizontal coverage. The slimline chassis allows easy installation, even in locations with limited space, without impacting on a room’s appearance. Available in white or black, it can be easily repainted to an alternative colour, if required.

The VXL1-16P’s Dante/PoE provision means that an entire speaker system can be constructed as a network, allowing existing IT infrastructure to be effectively used. Simple wiring via LAN cables, easy installation and no need for a power amplifier contribute to the flexibility and visual elegance of installation. Speakers can also be remotely controlled from Yamaha’s ProVisionaire Touch custom control panel for iPad, via a Wi-Fi network.

Dedicated mounting hardware is included, with a wide range of options also available. These include WMB-L1B/ WMB-L1W wall mount brackets, with adjustable vertical and horizontal angles, the HCB-L1B horizontal coupling bracket (for providing higher SPL with a narrower, horizontal dispersion) and the PA-L1B pole-mounting option.

“We are confident that the VXL1-16P and SWR2311P-10G will contribute to smoother, more efficient system design and setup, as well as improved operating ease and comfort for increasingly demanding conference system installations,” says Yoshi Tsugawa, Yamaha Pro Audio Division General Manager. “At Yamaha we are always open to feedback from the field and ready to respond to the market, so that our users benefit from sound systems that truly satisfy their needs.”

InfoComm2018 is taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Nevada, US, from June 6th - 8th. Yamaha is exhibiting on Booths C1346 (North Hall) and N113 (Grand Lobby).