The Ikarray-12sp is an innovative 2-way self-powered bi-amping, full range line-array with 12"/ 1.4" neodym drivers, an internal 3.2 kW power amplifier module and the DSP loudspeaker management system with extensive features. The DSP has high computing power and all the standard controller functions.
The integrated amplifier and DSP blocks used are identical to the HDSP amplifiers and the VA-WLAN remote software. The Ikarray-12sp and Ikarray-12 are compatible and can operate together. They provide the same 100% performance, and the same control and monitoring software in a combined software network.
The Ikarray-12sp is a plug and play speaker. All required settings for different configurations are stored as factory presets in the internal memory. For best performance and reliability, simply select the corresponding preset on the Display for use as either, a stand-alone full-range speaker, or a top speaker with bass support, or a monitor on stage, or with multiple units flown in an array. There are still a number of other features, options and access settings available for the experienced technician and professional audio user.
On the back is a special built-in Display button and Encoder control wheel. It is possible to access almost all the parameters without PC control and the functions can be locked and password protected. The Display has a 2-stage dimmer and can also be switched off completely to prevent unwanted stray light on, or beside, stages. By pressing a key or the encoder, the Display activates again.
The active electronics are convection cooled by a large heatsink and are maintenance free. No dust or moisture can be sucked or drawn in, making the Ikarray-12sp ideal for permanent installations. The robust cooling fins are amply rounded and have no sharp edges.
Much emphasis has been placed on constant directivity and linear frequency response even outside the mid-axis. This has been achieved on the horizontal level with one 12-incher, single mounted to give a wide dispersion without restrictions such as those caused when two transducers are placed next to each other (d’appolito effect).
The vertically optimal coupling of the elements with each other is achieved by a narrow construction distance and splitting the acoustic centers into several virtual sound sources: A special Double-Twin Waveformer is coupled to the 1.4" tweeter, which segments the sound into 4 subranges. The Double-Twin Waveformer makes it possible to reduce the distances of the sound sources to a minimum and to optimize the crossover frequencies and coupling.
In comparison to many other arrays of this size, the Ikarray-12 has a warm sound with powerful low-mids that allow a low x-over. As a result, the Ikarray-12 can be used for many purposes without subwoofers. With completed dimensions of only 60.5 cm, the Ikarray-12 keeps within the advantageously trucking dimensions and is world-wide the narrowest in the 12"/1.4" class.
Used in the ground-stack position on the upright Paveosub-218, which has the same width, it exhibits an elegant silhouette and giving an optical unity.
The splaying between the individual Ikarray units is achieved by an innovative infinitely adjustable spindle mechanism. This enables more precise adjustment and optimization of acoustics than has been possible up to now with traditional locking-pin rigging systems. As an additional feature the fine adjustment of the mechanism can also be done under load.
For changing an angle between the elements the complicated unloading and de-rigging of the array become unnecessary. This saves a lot of time and makes work easier. Outriggers with adjustable feet can be mounted on the Rigging frame for ground stacking without subs. To create a sleek and discreet look, the line-array locking pin connection has been sunken into the loudspeaker body without extending parts.
A single unit can be directly mounted on a pole or tripod without a frame and can be adjusted. For this purpose, a pan-tilt box flange has been integrated into the floor of the box. For smaller venues with only one or two flying arrays, neither the larger rigging frame nor any other specialty parts are needed. For this purpose, the Ikarray-12 is equipped with the specially designed VA-flying tracks that click into the elegant Easy-fly mechanism – also used in the modular series.
The sum of its innovations and detail solutions make the Ikarray-12 a very scalable, universal, compact and powerful sound tool.
From one Ikarray-12sp up to three additional elements can be powered bi-amping, extremely economical. Woofer and tweeter have a resistance of 16 Ω.
LF: 1 x 12" Neodym woofer with 3" voice coil
HF: 1 x 1,4" Neodym compression driver with 3" voice coil on double-twin waveformer
49 Hz - 18.5 kHz (- 10 dB)
62 Hz - 17 kHz (+/- 3 dB)
Coverage range (h x v)
100° x 6°
Powerhandling (AES / Program / Peak)
LF: 400 W / 800 W / 1.600 W
HF: 110 W / 220 W / 440 W
Sensitivity 1 W/1 m
LF: 98 dB SPL
HF: 111 dB SPL
Sound pressure at (AES / Program / Peak)
130 dB SPL / 133 dB SPL / 136 dB SPL
2 x NEUTRIK NL4 IN/OUT 1+/- (4-pole looped-through)
Polyurea coating in RAL 9005
Dimensions / Weight
325 (H) x 605 (W) x 520 mm (D) / 31,9 kg
3rd Generation Class D
Power output CH1
2.400 W/4 Ω, 1.580 W/8 Ω, 800 W/16 Ω
Power output CH2
800 W/4 Ω, 450 W/8 Ω, 200 W/16 Ω
LF: 32 db, HF: 26 db
>120 db (A-rated, 20 - 20.000 Hz, 8 Ω)
>1.000 (8 Ω, 1 kHz)
THD+N < 0,05 % (20 - 20.000 Hz, 8 Ω)
Start-up current limiting (soft start)
Protection circuit on and off transients
Under and over voltage protection
DC protection of outputs
Input limiter, peak limiter
Temperature monitoring of the heatsink and transistors
Intelligent and regulated switching power supply with automatic voltage detection
Switching between 120/230 V 50/60 Hz, worldwide use
Voltage range: from 85 - 268 V
64 bit, 96 kHz sample rate
Controllable units about software
Up to 128 self-powered loudspeaker and HDSP-Amplifiers in one network
Dynamic range input
Input level Nominal / Maximal
+ 6 dBu / + 23 db
0 - max. 0,5 ms
2 input mixers allow flexible routing to each output
20 parametric EQ filters per path
each filter can be set as Bell, Shelving, Notch, or Allpass Filter
Butterworth, Bessel, Linkwitz-Riley
Per input and output
0 up to 800 ms (max. 275 m delay) in each input for the user
0 up to 17 ms (max. 6 m delay) per output for time alignment between the acoustic centers
Infinitely adjustable from 0° - 180°
English, German, France, Spain
Software update via Ethernet
Realtime monitoring for PC and MAC
Impedance measurement -monitoring of the connected drivers per output stage channel
Temperaturmessung der EndstufensektionTemperature measurement of the power amplifier section
Gruppenbildung zum gleichzeitigen Einstellen aller zusammengefassten LautsprechertypenGroup building for simultaneous setting of all combined speaker types
Dimmung und Abschaltung des DisplaysDimming and switching off the display
Standby-Schaltung des EndstufenmodulsStandby circuit of the power amplifier module
Passwortschutz mit Abstufung: Werkseinstellung / User-Ebene / KomplettschutzPassword protection with gradation: Factory setting / user level / complete protection
Ikarray-12 transport and rain cover
Item no. 501201000
Transport and rain cover for four Ikarray-12 in Groundstacking, stable Cordura fabric with padding, all handles and connections are cut.
Item no. 501204000
Dolly for transport of up to 4 x Ikarray-12, with mounting mechanics and braked 100 mm castors.
Item no. 501205000
Stackboard for the installation of up to 4 x Ikarray-12 on a Paveosub-218, with fixing mechanism.
Item no. 401201001
Frame for suspending the Ikarray-12 line array system. Can also be used in groundstacking.
Outriggers for rigging frame
Item no. 401201101
Two Outriggers for proper leveling and aligning the rigging frame for ground stacking without subwoofers.
Item no. 987001008
Device for precise positioning of line arrays. The set consists of a display module and two sensor modules with a resolution of 0.01° within an angle of +/- 40°.
Digital dual axis angle protractor
Item no. 999936000
Digital dual axis angle protractor with a resolution of 0.01°. The device has an audible signal when the desired inclination. By magnetic feet at the 4 corners, the unit can be mounted either at the rigging frame or directly on the front grille of the loadspeaker.
Item no. 409991001
Tool-free flight-mechanics for clicking and exact alignment of the speaker in the horizontal and vertical axis. Removable recording for example the self-lock clamp included.
Carrying bag for Easyfly-Mechanics
Item no. 509992000
Carrying bag for up to two Easyfly-Mechanics with attached truss clamp plus accessory compartment for e.g. two safetys with single studs.
Chain fastener for flight-mechanics
Item no. 409992001
For mounting the Easyfly mechanics, LA-Stick 4x4 flight mechanics and the flight and tripod mechanics of the Ikarray-8 Line Array by chains on very high ceilings, where mounting with heavy-duty anchors is not possible.
Item no. 999950731
Loudspeakers can be flown by one person with the self-lock clamp. The clamp hooks directly into the truss and can be easily tightened. Load capacity 250 kg.
speakON cable 0.5/1/3/6/10/15/20/30 m
Item no. 80440XXX1
Speaker cables in various lengths with Neutrik plug NL4FX. 4 x 4 sq mm, each wire 224 x 0.15 copper, diameter 11 mm, weight 273 g / m. Assembled with some pressed ferrules for maximum contact area and minimal contact resistance.
Item no. 999654669
Adapter to connect two speaker cables.
XLR signal cable 0,5/3/6/10/15/20/30/50 m
Item no. 80205XXX5
XLR signal cable in different lengths with Neutrik connectors NC3FXX-B and B-NC3MXX, black housing and gold-plated contacts. Large wire diameter of 2 x 0,5 sq mm with 28 x 0.15 sq mm copper per core, 100 % shielding due to dense copper spiral turner and metallised fleece.
powerCON TRUE1 3/6/10/15/20/30/50 m
Item no. 80325XXX3
Titanex H07RN-F 3 x 2.5 sq mm cable in various lengths.The special jacket surface assumes little dirt and is easy to clean. Even cold nor flexible. Assembled with some pressed ferrules for maximum contact area and minimal contact resistance. With Neutrik powerCON TRUE1 - NAC3FX-W and NAC3MX-W device connectors.
powerCON TRUE1-Schuko 3/6/10/15/20/30/50 m
Item no. 80325XXX2
Titanex H07RN-F 3 x 2.5 sq mm cable in various lengths.The special jacket surface assumes little dirt and is easy to clean. Even cold nor flexible. Assembled with some pressed ferrules for maximum contact area and minimal contact resistance. With Neutrik powerCON TRUE1 - NAC3FX-W and Schuko device connectors.