AUDIOFOCUS’ new Carys column PA system makes its world debut at ISE 2022 in Barcelona (May 10-13, 2022).

Designed for medium throw corporate AV and live sound applications as well as fixed installation, the Carys C6 passive column loudspeaker is the first in its class to be equipped with a 6.5” AMT (Air Motion Transformer) HF driver, dual 6” LMH and triple 6” LF transducers, allowing it to achieve a high SPL of 135.5dB in a compact format. Carys C6 is also the first product to benefit from a specially engineered horn and waveguide, giving broad, smooth horizontal coverage and tight vertical pattern control with a H/V of 120° (+5°/-20°).

The accompanying Carys C15LS is a combined LF/Sub incorporating a 15” neodymium LF transducer with Tetracoil technology, providing an SPL of 137dB and lower distortion than comparable subs. Both Carys C15LS and C6 are naturally cardioid designs, permitting them to be placed close to walls or in corners without compromising audio performance. Tuned full range cardioid vents also allow increased gain before feedback when used to reinforce headset and lavalier mics.

Carys C6 can be mounted on top of a partner C15LS, with plug n’ play amplification and audio connection enabling a user to rapidly deploy a full range PA system without additional amplifiers or cabling. Alternative wall or rigging bar mounting options and recessed PowerCon, Ethercon and XLR connections at both ends allow Carys C6 to adapt to the needs of diverse venues.

“Our vision with Carys is to offer the kind of linearity, ultra-low distortion and precise directivity you would expect from a premium line array system, but in a compact, simple package that can be discreetly installed in a historic venue or quickly set up for a Paris catwalk show,” explains AUDIOFOCUS managing director, Ann Leroy. “To achieve our ambitions, we made our biggest investment in R&D to date and incorporated multiple leading-edge proprietary technologies. We also put a lot of energy into making Carys an elegant, timeless design that will not look out of place at a red-carpet awards ceremony or product launch.”

Like all its touring and installation loudspeakers, Carys C6 and C15LS are built at AUDIOFOCUS’ manufacturing facility in Belgium.