Behringer EUROLIVE ELX42 - Ultra-Compact 2 x 4" Line Array Speaker
BEHRINGER, a world leader in highest-quality passive and active loudspeakers, now brings its extreme value proposition to the vertical line-array marketplace with its new ELX Series loudspeakers. Now small to medium sized venues, such as houses of worship, community centers, nightclubs, as well as rental and touring applications can enjoy truly professional-grade performance for a fraction of the cost of competing systems.
What's a Line-Array?
Although line array systems have been around for more than 50 years, they have only come into prominence over the past few years, mainly due to their use in large-scale concert venues. Vertical line-arrays are created by stacking or suspending identical loudspeaker cabinets so the LF (Low-Frequency) and HF (High-Frequency) drivers, are placed in exact vertical alignment with each other. This enables them to work together to send sound waves much further than a single driver could. The configuration is designed so that you end up with a column each of LF and HF drivers.
By using specially designed waveguides or horns, horizontal sound dispersion can be very wide, while keeping the vertical alignment extremely tight. The resulting sound is smoother, with much more even dispersion than that of traditional horn-loaded loudspeaker systems.
Highest Quality Sound
BEHRINGER ELX Series loudspeakers provide amazingly brilliant sound, with rich and deep low-end, smear-free mids and sparkling highs. Capable of generating extremely high sound pressure levels, ELX loudspeakers utilize only the highest-quality components and are constructed of void-free birch plywood. The handmade enclosures are then finished with a special black or white DuraCoat finish, recognized by many as the toughest finish on the market.
Let's face it; the transducers (woofers and tweeters) are the only part of a sound system you actually hear, so they don't cut any corners. While some of Behringer's competitors are content to buy off-the-shelf transducers and plug them into their boxes, they custom-design and build Behringer's transducers from scratch. This enables us to control the quality, and frankly, make better components, such as the Kevlar-coned, neodymium LF and HF compression drivers they deploy in each and every ELX Series enclosure.
By their very nature, vertical line-arrays are ideal when it comes to system scalability. This allows a venue to custom-tailor a system specifically to meet their needs. Should requirements change, more enclosures and amplifiers can be added to expand the system. Specially designed flying hardware allows for multiple subs and mid/high packs to be flown in each array.
To Fly or Not to Fly
Venues with high ceilings, such as sports arenas, concert halls and large churches, etc., often prefer to "fly" the sound system. By suspending the speaker array high above the audience, floor space is maximized and nothing comes between the audience and the performance. Rigging points are integrated into all ELX Series enclosures for use with dedicated flying kits, which they generously over-engineer for the utmost in safety. All of Behringer's line-arrays offer variable curvature for custom-tailoring the sound coverage to your specific venue. Alternately, the ELX system can be stacked in front of the performance area, if you have the available floor space.
The ELX42 is an ultra-compact dual 4" line-array system with a power handling capacity of 550-Watts per enclosure. The neodymium LF drivers feature special deformation-resistant Kevlar cones that provide bulletproof bass and superbly accurate midrange. HF duties are handled by a waveguide-mounted 1" neodymium compression driver with a broad dispersion pattern of 120 degrees x 10 degrees (H x V). The ELX42 enclosure weighs just 21 lbs. (9.6 kg).
When performance, features and affordability come together you get value. BEHRINGER has consistently led the industry in providing tremendous value, what they refer to as "more bang for your buck!" They are excited to offer this new premium-grade loudspeaker line at an unheard of price, and they back them up with a comprehensive warranty program. Once you try BEHRINGER, you'll buy BEHRINGER every time.
- Ultra-compact, high-performance, professional line array speaker for front of house, side fill, or delay line use
- Lightweight 2 x 4" Kevlar-coned Neodymium low frequency drivers with 1 x 1.35" Titanium domed compression drivers
- Incredible acoustic output (Max SPL 134 db HF / 129 db LF) perfect for medium to large format performance venues
- High power handling (275 W RMS / 550 W Program / 1100 W Peak)
- Extra wide coverage field with 120 degrees H x 10 degrees V degree dispersion
- Easy grip ergonomic handle design for hassle free handling
- Intuitive and simple to use rigging for up to 12 units with a 12:1 load factor
- Tour ready impact resistant 18 AWG perforated grille
- Void-free 15 mm Baltic Birch ply with a nearly indestructible DuraCoat finish
- Ground stacking capability for flexible installation options
- High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life