The VN1000 is built around four boxes: a pair of Ventis 108A's and a pair of Subline 112SA's, bundled together with a pair of variable-height connecting poles. This makes for a powerful full-range mobile PA system that also offers the added flexibility to be broken down into smaller setups if that’s what a particular event or situation requires.
The Ventis 108A is an extraordinary active speaker featuring a 8"” low frequency woofer and a 1” B&C high frequency compression driver arranged in a vertical configuration. It’s a great sounding, solid box made out of 15mm birch ply finished in a scratch-resistant paint and features a full-face grille. At just 13.3kg, it’s incredibly easy to move around using the integrated handle on the back. It also features a number of M10 suspension points, so it’s perfect for permanent installation, as well as a 35mm top-hat underneath for mounting on the included sub pole or a standalone tripod.
Around the back you’ll find the amp module that almost spans the entire width of the cabinet and offers 700W RMS of low frequency amplification and 200W RMS of high frequency. As with the rest of the Ventis range, the LF is Class D while the HF is Class H/AB.
Power is delivered by a powerCON TRUE1 connector and an AC loop out is also included so you can daisy-chain the power for another cabinet.
Input-wise, the Ventis 108A offers a single XLR / ¼-inch jack combi socket that can accept both a LINE or MIC level signal and a pair of RCA phono connections to allow, for example, an external MP3 player to be directly connected. Both inputs have a dedicated level control, which means that a mic and background music source can be connected and mixed without the need for a separate mixer. An XLR output socket is also provided to allow the audio signal to loop out to another cabinet.
The built-in DSP – accessed via a large backlit LCD display and corresponding turn-and-push control dial – allows you to fine-tune the sound to your own liking. It also allows you to dial-in a delay (0-10 metres), which is very useful for conference work, as well as a Hi-Pass filter. This means that you can either run the box full-range, so it’s useful as a discreet cabinet for wedding ceremonies or speeches, or allow it to concentrate all of its power on the hi/mid frequencies when you have the sub connected.
The Subline 112SA active cabinet has been called "a work of genius" in reviews (promobile) The band-pass design of its predecessor, the 12SA, has been updated to a more traditional bass-reflex configuration, resulting in a smaller and lighter cabinet. Some would argue that a front-firing box like this really needs to be a lot bigger, with chunky drivers, in order to get really low, but that’s certainly not the case with the amazing 112SA.
The 112SA is built around a 12” woofer with a 2.5” coil, offering a huge amount of punch and high SPL from an incredibly compact design. The amp module offers 700W RMS and has a built-in DSP with eight different pre-sets. You also get an 8-step delay control and a Phase push button.
Two XLR input sockets (a stereo pair) are provided alongside corresponding outputs and a push button to activate or bypass the variable High Pass filter. This means that, for smaller gigs, you can run the VN1000 as a 3-box system with your mixer connected to a single sub feeding the two top boxes in stereo.
Looks wise, the sub matches the 108A perfectly, with its birch-ply cabinet finished in the same scratch-resistant paint and full-face grille. Two ergonomic handles on the side make it easy to lift and, at just 23kg, it really IS an easy lift!
The VN1000 is perfect for, conference work, ceremonies, speeches and events
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