Modular Point Source Array Modules
Associated 15 Inch Subwoofer
VA101-7 & VAX101-7 Series
VA101-15 & VAX101-15 Series
VA101-22 & VAX101-22 Series
VA15S & VAX15S Subwoofer
Users Manual
Point Source Array Modules
Introduction To VARIA
The VARIA loudspeaker family includes 3 fullrange array modules and a 15 inch subwoofer.
All have been designed to offer the ultimate in
versatility and performance.
When used as a stand alone loudspeaker each
array module is a powerful 10 inch loudspeaker
that can be easily mounted on a tripod stand or
pole mounted on the associated subwoofer.
All 3 models offer a wide range of horizontal
coverage options. A 90 degree waveguide is
standard but 60o and 120o are also available
along with revolutionary 60o to 90o and 120o
to 90o transitional waveguides.
The Varia VA / VAX101-7 is often referred to as
the long throw module since it features closely
controlled 7.5 degree vertical dispersion ideal
for many long throw applications. It is most
commonly used at the top of high power vertical
arrays.
The new transitional waveguides produce a
trapezoidal coverage pattern ideally suited
for many square and rectangular rooms and
often eliminate the need for additional side
or down fill loudspeakers. For more details
on these new and unique devices and a
complete listing of the horizontal coverage
patterns available please go to page 6 and to
page 21.
The VA / VAX101-15 with 15 degrees of vertical
coverage is considered to be a medium throw
module and is most often used in the center of
vertical arrays or in stand alone systems.
The VA / VAX15S is a powerful 15 inch
subwoofer that doubles as a mounting base
for floor mounted systems or as a suspension
platform for flown vertical arrays.
The VA / VAX101-22 has 22.5 degrees of vertical
coverage and is probably the most versatile of the
array modules. In vertical arrays it is used at the
bottom of the array to provide near field coverage,
Stood upright and mated with other modules, it
becomes a compact but powerful horizontal array.
Varia loudspeakers may be self powered with
a powerful built-in bi-amplifier equipped with
RHAON digital signal processing, control and
supervision or they may be a passive unit that
relies on external amplification and includes a
passive cross-over.
The VARIA Concept
The VARIA approach is based on the use of 3 different shape cabinets each having a vertical
coverage pattern that is complementary to the cabinet shape. Thus, the VA/VAX101-7 has 7.5º
sides and 7.5º vertical coverage. The -15 modules have 15o sides and provide 15o coverage and
the -22 modules have 22.5o sides.
The closely controlled vertical coverage allows the output of modules in "tight packed"vertical arrays" to sum coherently; thus three 15o modules provide 45o of vertical coverage, just as two 22.5
modules provide 45o of vertical coverage.
The 7.5, 15 and 22.5 waveguides are available with several different horizontal coverage patterns
to suit different applications. Please refer to pages 19, 21 and 23 for details.
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Point Source Array Modules
The VARIA Hardware Concept
The array modules have heavy metal side channels and each module is provided with 2 heavy
joining bars (one for each side) and associated quick release pins so it can easily be stacked with
similar modules For example , -7 modules with other -7 modules.
Joining unlike modules, for example joining -7 modules with -15 modules requires special joining
bars, called "biscuits". See list below.
Part Number
Used to Join
ICB-VA101-715
VA/VAX101-7 to VA/VAX101-15
ICB-VA101-722
VA/VAX101-7 to VA/VAX101-22
ICB-VA/101-1522
VA/VAX101-15 to VA/VAX101-22
The VA /VAX15S subwoofer uses the same technique, only it has 2 metal channels on each side
of the cabinet, one towards the rear and one towards the front. The two in the front channels are
hinged to allow the subwoofer to be used with either -7, -15 or -22
array modules. The connecting bars in the rear channels are simple single piece bars. Their
purpose is to help lock two subwoofers firmly together when they are stacked.
Table of Contents
Introduction to VARIA
2
Stand Alone Applications 4
Ground Stacked & Pole Mounted Systems
4
Vertical Line Arrays6
Horizontal Arrays8
EASE Focus and RHAON
9
High Frequency Control Settings
10
Rear Panel Connections
11
Tech. Specs VA /VAX101-7, -15 -22 Array Modules 12
Dimensional Information14
Tech Specs VA / VAX15S Subwoofer
15
DSP Settings for VA /VAX101-7 & VA / VAX15S
16
DSP Settings for VA /VAX101-15 & VA / VAX15S
18
DSP Settings for VA /VAX101-22 & VA / VAX15S
20
Safety Warnings22
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Point Source Array Modules
VA/VAX101-7 Array Module
VA / VAX15S Subwoofer
“Stand Alone” Applications
VARIA array modules are equipped with dual Metric M10 attachment points top and bottom so they
can be easily flown using eye bolts. Multi-angle
pole sockets bottom mounted and side mounted
flying hardware add further to their versatility.
The associated 15-inch subwoofer has top and
bottom mounted M20 threaded pole sockets and
side mounted flying hardware allowing it to be
used as a base for array modules either with or
without a pole.
Multi-angle
pole socket
Threaded
adjustable
pole
Threaded 20 mm pole sockets on the subwoofers
and the multi-angle pole sockets on the full range
cabinets allow one or two of the full range array
modules to be pole mounted on the subwoofers.
Safety is always a consideration in any setup and
consideration must be given to the strength and
stability of the surface on which the ground stack
will be placed. Pole mounted stacks should be
limited to no more than 2 array modules.
Multiple full range array modules can also be
stacked on the ground or floor without a mounting
pole using one or more of the matching subwoofers as a base.
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VA/VAX101-7 Array Module
pole mounted on
VA/VAX15S 15” Subwoofer
Point Source Array Modules
Stand Alone Applications (cont)
The array modules and the subwoofers are joined together
with heavy-duty tie bars and quick-disconnect pins that
provide quick and easy assembly along with metal-to-metal
reliability. Ground stacks of this type can easily handle up
to 3 array modules and two subwoofers.
Assembling a ground stack is as easy as A,B,C.
A. First position the subwoofer and then set the next cabinet on top of it making sure the metal channels are aligned
See Figure 1.
Figure 1
B. Then remove the top quick disconnect pins from the bottom of the upper cabinet’s heavy metal channels and use
the knurled knobs to slide the connecting bars down into
place in the subwoofer.
C. Then insert the quick disconnect pins into the top of the
lower cabinet’s metal channels to secure the tie bars in
place and bind the cabinets together. See Figure 2.
D That is all, except to repeat the procedure if you have a
third cabinet to mount on top of the second one.
Figure 2
Be aware that if you are joining different array module
models together in an array you will need to use biscuits.
Please refer to page 3 for details.
Typical Ground Stacks
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Point Source Array Modules
Vertical Line Arrays
Most vertical line arrays are not assembled in a
straight line as their name implies. Instead they
are constructed in either a curved or a J shape
or a combination of both shapes to obtain the
proper sound coverage.
The shape of the array is typically determined
by the flying hardware and the splay between
the cabinets can easily be different than what is
optimum from an acoustical standpoint.
Typical Array Flown from Subwoofer
Sub
"-7"
"-7"
ICB-VA101-715
Biscuit
Std Conn. Bar
ICB-VA101-715
Biscuit
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The subwoofers can also be used as a platform
for flying the full range modules beneath them.
Up to 6 full range modules and two subwoofers
can easily and safely be flown in this fashion.
Please refer to page 3 for a list of connecting
bars.
VARIA also offers a choice of horizontal coverage patterns; 90º is standard, but 60º is offered
for when the audience are is long and narrow
and 120º for when a broader pattern is needed.
Please refer to pages 17, 19 and 21 for listings
of available coverage patterns.
Std Conn. Bar
Std Conn. Bar
The VARIA approach is based on the use of 3
different shape cabinets each having a vertical
coverage pattern that is complementary to the
cabinet shape. Thus, the VA/VAX101-7 has 7.5º
sides and 7.5º vertical coverage. As a long throw
cabinet, its normal position is at the top of multicabinet arrays.
VARIA also recognizes that in many cases a
trapezoidal pattern is needed; one wider in the
front of the room and narrower in the rear and
"-15"
offers waveguides that transition smoothly from
"-22" 60º to 90º and from 90º to 120º.
"-15"
Subwoofers aren’t ignored either and the VA/
VAX15S subwoofer that served as a base for
ground stacked arrays can also be used as a
suspension platform for flown arrays
Point Source Array Modules
Assembling Vertical Line Arrays
1. Attach the RHANG101LA Flybar to the top cabinet
using the quick release pins. Note the bridle construction
which allows you to move the suspension bar laterally
and adjust the array’s tilt (aiming angle). Move the bridle
toward the rear of the cabinets for more tilt.
If you are using a VA / VAX15S subwoofer as a suspension platform, you will also need to remove the four feet
from the sub to allow it and the top array module to fit
snugly together.
2. Attach the lifting device (chain hoist, fork lift, etc) you
will use to raise the cabinet into position to the flybar.
One commonly used arrangement is shackles and a
sling.
3 Raise the cabinet high enough to let you roll or slide
the next cabinet into position beneath it and lower the
first cabinet into position over the second cabinet and
use the quick release pins and joining bars to lock the
two cabinets together. Move the joining bars from the
upper cabinet down into the lower cabinet.
5. Repeat the procedure until the array is complete and
then lift (hoist) the array into position and secure it. Note
that you will need to use special connecting bars called
biscuits to join two unlike array modules, such as the 7.5
degree -7 and the 15 degree -15 modules.
Transitional wave guides are also available to assist in
shaping the array's horizontal coverage to fit the audience area without introducing discontinuities between
the array modules.
Transitional
Coverage Balloon
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Point Source Array Modules
Assembling Vertical Line Arrays (continued)
1
2
3
One of the situations you may run into is you want to use a number
of 7.5 degree modules at the top of a tall vertical array , but the 7.5
degree tilt provided when two -7 modules are tight packed provides to
much tilt.
Fortunately, the VA101-7's connecting bar is hinged and allows you
to vary the aiming angle from 7.5 degrees down to 0 degrees in half
degree steps.
The assembly procedure is the same as the one outlined on the previous page. The difference is in the adjustable connecting bar. One end
of it is on a swivel and the bar has more location holes than the normal
connecting bar. See drawing below. This allows you to raise and lower
the rear of the cabinet to change its aiming angle.
1. Decide what aiming angle you need and from the chart on the metal
channel determine which numbered hole location you should use.
2. Remove the quick disconnect pin that is holding the hinged connecting bar in position and use the knurled knob to move the bar down
to that location and insert the quick disconnect pin into the bar to lock
it in position.
3. Move the next VA101-7 loudspeaker module into place, remove
its top quick disconnect pin and then lower the upper cabinet(s) into
position. Use the chart on the metal channel to to pick the correct lettered insertion Location to use. You may want to physically lift the rear
of the lower cabinet to help with the alignment.
0° = A1
1.5° = B1
3.0° = C1
4.5° = A3
6.0° = B3
7.5° = C3
5. Insert the quick disconnect pin and continue adding cabinets.
A
B
C
VA101-7
metal channel
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Hinged connecting bar
Point Source Array Modules
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for future expansion of ground
stacking instructions
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Point Source Array Modules
Horizontal Arrays
The skillful design, complementary cabinet angles and
tightly controlled dispersion that allow the sonic outputs of VARIA array modules to be smoothly mixed
to obtain the desired coverage perform just as well in
horizontal arrays as they do in vertical line arrays.
R-HANG-VA101H
Joining two VA101-22 22.5º modules together in a
horizontal array or cluster produces a seamless 45º
horizontal pattern; use three 22.5º modules for 67.5º
of horizontal coverage and 4 for 90º. Or use 6 VA10122 modules for 135º of horizontal coverage.
Assembly is a snap. Stand the cabinets on end, use
the joining bars to tie them together and then attach
R-Hang bars to the array and hoist it into place. Use
a single RHANG-VA101H bar for two cabinets,two
for 3 to 5 cabinet horizontal arrays and more for even
larger horizontal arrays.
Note that the RHANG-VA101H flying hardware
accommodates only the 22.5 degree VA / VAX101-22
You should not attempt to use it with the other Varia
array modules.
Warning:
The actual rigging of loudspeakers suspended from a
truss or from a ceiling is a serious undertaking that is
beyond the scope of this document. It should be done
only by qualified and experienced professionals using
only load rated hardware.
We strongly recommend that you have your design
reviewed and approved by a licensed structural engineer who can also verify the suitability of the building
attachment points.
Renkus-Heinz is not responsible for any non
Renkus-Heinz products or for any misuse of
Renkus-Heinz products.
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Typical Horizontal Array
Point Source Array Modules
Simulation Software
EASE and EASE Focus II
Simulation Software
Varia101 GLL data in EASE and
EASE Focus II simulation software
tools allows you and system
designers to quickly and accurately
predict the performance of individual
Varia loudspeakers and of Varia
arrays in various settings.
Simply define the audience areas,
position the loudspeaker or array,
add or remove cabinets and adjust
its height, location and aiming angle
until you achieve the desired results in the simulation. It is a lot easier and faster than doing it by
the "cut and try” method in the field.
All self-powered Varia loudspeakers are equipped with RHAON, the
first practical system to combine
individual loudspeaker control and
supervision of self-powered loudspeaker systems with digital audio
distribution. RHAON puts you in total
control of:
– A powerful DSP inside each Varia
loudspeaker that includes eight bands
of parametric EQ, high and low frequency shelving filters, input level control, muting and up to
340 ms of delay.
– Monitoring of each loudspeakers critical operating parameters such as signal clipping,
amplifier output voltage and current and temperature with automatic alert functions.
– Real time digital audio distribution over standard Ethernet networks using proven CobraNet
technology to deliver multiple channels of high quality digital audio over a CAT 5 cable.
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Point Source Array Modules
Rear Panel Connections & Controls
VAX101 Connections
Screw Terminal Strip
Inputs
Looping In & Out
Neutrik 4-Pin Speakon Connectors
Array Module High Frequency Control
Not all setups are identical and neither are all
rooms. That is why the VAX series non-powered array modules include a rear mounted high frequency
level control.
The high frequency level control allows you to adjust
the high frequency output of each array module to
compensate for:
1. the increased loss of high frequency
energy from air loss over distance
2. the increased coupling between array
modules at low frequencies
3. different room sizes and acoustics
They allow you to maintain the proper High/Mid/Low
frequency balance throughout the listening area.
As a general rule use “Flat” when working with a
single cabinet, plus 6 when using 2 cabinets in a
small array and plus 9 in arrays having 3 or more
cabinets.
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High Frequency Level Control
Point Source Array Modules
RHAON Empowered VARIA Array Module Connections
Power LED
Thermal LED
Primary Analog Input
XLR female
Looping Analog
Output
XLR male­­­
Secondary
Analog input &
Looping Output
Signal & Overdrive
LED Status Indicators
Input Pad &
LED Indicator
Fault Detect
Push Button
Volume Controls
Fault Relay
Mute Buttons
AC Power
On/Off Switch
Primary & Secondary
Ethernet (CobraNet) Inputs
RJ-45 female
AC Line Voltage
Selector
AC Line Fuse
IEC Power
Connector
The input panel shown is for the PF2-500R digital bi-amplifier used in the VA101-7-52R
The PF1-500R single channel amplifier used with the VA / VAX15S subwoofer input panel is identical
except for having only 1 mute switch and status LED. For more detailed information, please refer to
the Renkus-Heinz RHAON User’s Manual.
VAX15S subwoofers are shipped wired for fully passive operation using the internal crossover. The
crossover can be bypassed by removing the connector plate from the cabinet and changing several
internal connections. For detailed instructions, please refer to the Renkus-Heinz Loudspeaker User’s
Manual, form RH508.
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Point Source Array Modules
VA101-x-52R & VAX101-x Array Modules Technical Specifications
Sensitivity
VA101-x-52R: 1.0 V for RPO
VAX101-x: 96 dB (1W/1m)
Freq. Range: 60 Hz to 20 kHz
Max SPL: 126 dB peak @ 1 meter
HF Driver: VA / VAX 101-7 & VA / VAX101-15 (2)
VA / VAX101-22 (1)
1” HF driver, RH model SSD1750-TN
75 W RMS, 150 W Pgm
Woofers:
VA101-R: 10” woofer; RH SSL10-7-4,
250 W RMS @ 4 Ohms, 500 W Pgm
VAX101: 10” woofer; RH SSL10-7,
250 W RMS @ 8 Ohms, 500 W Pgm
Finish: Black, white; custom colors optional
Pwr. Rating: 500 W @ 4 Ohms
Horiz. Dispersion: 90° standard, 60°, 120°, transitional 60° to 90° &
90° to 120 °available
Vert. Dispersion: 7.5 º, 15° and 22.5° models available
Controls: Level, Mute, 10 dB Input Pad
Connectors: Looping 4-pin Neutrik Speakon
Terminal strips.
Dimensions: 23 3/4” W x 13” H x 15” D,
(60.3 cm x 33 cm x 38 cm)
Weights : VAX101-7: VA101-7-52R: VAX101-15: VA101-15-63R: VAX101-22: VA101-22-52R: 64 Lbs
68 Lbs
59 Lbs 63 Lbs
63.5 Lbs
67.5 Lbs (29 .0kg)
(30.8 kg)
(26.8 kg)
(28.6 kg)
(28.8 kg)
(30.6 kg)
Enclosure: Multi-ply hardwood
Perforated steel grille
Hardware: 4 point universal mounting hardware
Multi-angle pole socket
Side mounted flying hardware
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Point Source Array Modules
PF2-500 Digital Amplifier Technical Specifications
Output Power: LF: 500 W RMS @ 4 Ohms
HF: 100 W RMS @ 4 Ohms
Freq. Resp: +0.0, -.5 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
THD Distortion: < 0.02% typical
Hum & Noise: <100 dB (A weighted)
Damping: >100
Input: 10K Ohm balanced differential
Sensitivity: 1.0 V for RPO
CMR: 74 dB
Input Connectors CobraNet; Dual RJ45 connectors;
accept Cat 5 copper cable.
Analog Looping XLR; female in, male
out, (pin 1 chassis, pin 2 +, pin 3 -)
Phoenix connectors
Controls: evel, Mute, 10 dB Input Pad
Pwr. Connector: IEC Power connector
Power Input: Switchable, 115 or 230 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Power 5 A @ 120 V, 2.5 A @ 240 V
Idle current: 400 ma @120 V;
200 ma @ 240 V
Max inrush current: 1 A
Digital Format: 16, 20 or 24 bit PCM
48 or 96 kHz sample rate
Selectable network latency
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Point Source Array Modules
VA101 & VAX101 Dimensional Drawings
VA101-22-52R
VAX101-22
Top View
15”
23 3/4”
VA101-15-52R
VAX101-15
13”
15”
Front View
VA101-22-52R
VAX101-22
End Views
Bottom View
VA15S-R & VAX15S Dimensional Drawing
Metric M10 Attachment Points
(typical for 8)
22 1/2”
Treaded Pole Socket
6 1/8”
23 3/4 “
19”
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Point Source Array Modules
VA15SR & VAX15S Technical Specifications
VA15S-5R: 115 V AC or 230V AC
VAX15S: 800 W Pgm @ 8 Ohms
Connectors:
VA15S-5: See PF1-500R amplifier
below
VAX15S: Screw terminals,
Looping 4-pin Neutrik
Speakon connectors
Sensitivity
VA15S: 1.0 V for RPO
VAX15S: 97 dB (1W/1m)
Max SPL
VA15S: 127 dB peak
VAX15S: 129 dB peak
Freq. Resp: 40 Hz to 120 Hz
LF Driver: VA15S: 15” woofer with ceramic magnet,
model SSL15-14; 400 W RMS
@ 4 Ohms, 800 W Pgm
VAX15S: 15” woofer with
ceramic magnet,
model SSL15-17; 400 W RMS @
8 Ohms, 800 W Pgm
Enclosure: 13-ply hardwood,
Perforated metal grille
Finish: Black or white; custom color optional
Hardware: 8-point univ. mtg. hdw.
(Metric M10 threads)
Threaded pole socket
Integral flying hardware
Optional: Heavy duty wheels
Controls: Level, mute
Dimensions: 19” H x 23 3/4” W
x 22 1/2” D
(48.3 cm x 60.3 cm
x 56.5 cm)
Weight
VA15S-5R: 114 Lbs (51.7 Kg) net
VAX15S: 112 Lbs (50.8 Kg) net
PF1-500R Digital Amplifier
Output Power:
Freq. Resp:
THD Distortion:
Hum & Noise:
Damping:
500 W RMS @ 4 Ohms
+0.0, -.5 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
< 0.02% typical
<100 dB (A weighted)
>100
Input: 10K Ohm balanced differential
Sensitivity: 1.0 V for RPO
CMR: 74 dB
Controls: Level, Mute, 10 dB input pad
Power Connector: IEC Power connector
Power: Switchable, 115 or 230 V AC,
50/60 Hz
5 A @ 120 V, 2.5 A @ 240 V
Idle current:
400 ma @120 V
200 ma @ 240 V
Max inrush current: 1 A
Input
Connectors: CobraNet; dual RJ45 connectors;
Digital Format:
accept Cat 5 copper cable.
;
Analog: Phoenix connectors
Looping XLR; female in, male out
Protection:
(pin 1 chassis, pin 2 +, pin 3 -)
16. 20 or 24 bit PCM; 48 or
96 kHz sample rate
selectable Network Latency.
Soft & Peak Limiting
Excursion Control & Thermal
Regulation
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AMP GAIN
OUTPUT DELAY
POLARITY
CROSSOVER
CENTER FREQUENCY
TYPE
SLOPE
EQ #1
CENTER FREQUENCY
Bandwidth
BOOST/CUT
EQ #2
CENTER FREQUENCY
Bandwidth
BOOST/CUT
EQ #3
CENTER FREQUENCY
Bandwidth
BOOST/CUT
EQ #4
CENTER FREQUENCY
Bandwidth
BOOST/CUT
VAX101-7
2.7 kHz
.3
-2 dB
4.5 kHz
.6
+2 dB
13 kHz
.7
+9 dB
570 Hz
0.4
-3.0 dB
1 kHz
0.4
-4.0 dB
NONE
NONE
NONE
1.7 kHz HP
LINKWITZ-RILEY
24 dB/ Oct
1.5 kHz
.3
3 dB
1.6 kHz LP
LINKWITZ-RILEY
24 dB/ Oct
-11 dB
NONE
NORMAL
HF
125 Hz
0.4
4.0 dB
60 Hz HP
BUTTERWORTH
24 dB/ Oct
0 dB
0.530mS
NORMAL
LF
WIRED AS BI-AMP
NONE
NONE
NONE
Point Source Array Modules
VAX101-7 & VAX15S DSP Settings
Suggested DSP settings for VAX101-7 line array modules and their companion VAX15S
subwoofer combinations appear below and on the next page.
Note that these would not apply to self-powered VA101-7 modules with their built-in DSP.
Point Source Array Modules
NOTES:
1. The EQ settings shown are for a single array module and may need “fine tuning” in multi cabinet
arrays.
2. When the VAX101-7 is being used with a VAX15S subwoofer the VAX101-7 should be delayed
2.7 ms.
VAX15S
WIRED AS ACTIVE
AMP GAIN
OUTPUT DELAY
POLARITY
CROSSOVER
CENTER FREQUENCY
TYPE
SLOPE
0 dB
NONE
NORMAL
40 Hz HP
BUTTERWORTH
24 dB/ Oct
80 Hz LP
BUTTERWORTH
18 dB/ Oct
Model Number & Horizontal Coverage Cross Reference
VA101-7-52 Series
VAX101-7 Series
VA101-7/6-52R: 60o H
VA101-7/9-52R: 90o H
VA101-7/12-52R: 120o H
VAX101-7/6: 60o H
VA101-7/69-52R: 60o to 90o H
(Transitional)
VA101-7/912-52R: 90o to 120o H
(Transitional)
VAX101-7/69: 60o to 90o H
(Transitional)
VAX101-7/912: 90o to 120o H
(Transitional)
VAX101-7/9: 90o H
VAX101-7/12: 120o H
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AMP GAIN
OUTPUT DELAY
POLARITY
CROSSOVER
CENTER FREQUENCY
TYPE
SLOPE
EQ #1
CENTER FREQUENCY
Bandwidth
BOOST/CUT
EQ #2
CENTER FREQUENCY
Bandwidth
BOOST/CUT
EQ #3
CENTER FREQUENCY
Bandwidth
BOOST/CUT
EQ #4
CENTER FREQUENCY
Bandwidth
BOOST/CUT
VAX101-15
2.2 kHz
.250
-3 dB
3.2 kHz
.7
-3.0 dB
13 kHz
.7
+9 dB
520 Hz
0.4
-1.5 dB
1.1 kHz
.5
-4.0 dB
1.8 kHz
.3
2.0 dB
1.7 kHz HP
LINKWITZ-RILEY
24 dB/ Oct
1.7 kHz
.3
3 dB
1.7 kHz LP
LINKWITZ-RILEY
24 dB/ Oct
-11 dB
NONE
NORMAL
125 Hz
0.4
4.0 dB
60 Hz HP
BUTTERWORTH
24 dB/ Oct
0 dB
0.530mS
NORMAL
WIRED AS BI-AMP
LF
HF
NONE
NONE
NONE
Point Source Array Modules
VAX101-5 & VAX15S DSP Settings
Suggested DSP settings for VAX101-15 line array modules and their companion VAX15S
subwoofer combinations appear below and on the next page.
Note that these would not apply to self-powered VA101-15 modules with their built-in DSP.
Point Source Array Modules
NOTES:
1. The EQ settings shown are for a single array module and may need “fine tuning” in multi cabinet
arrays.
2. When the VAX101-15 is being used with a VAX15S subwoofer the VAX101-15 should be
delayed 2.7 ms.
VAX15S USED IN AN ACTIVE SYSTEM
AMP GAIN
OUTPUT DELAY
POLARITY
CROSSOVER
CENTER FREQUENCY
TYPE
SLOPE
0 dB
NONE
NORMAL
40 Hz HP
BUTTERWORTH
24 dB/ Oct
80 Hz LP
BUTTERWORTH
18 dB/ Oct
Model Number & Horizontal Coverage Cross Reference
VA101-15-52 Series
VAX101-15 Series
VA101-15/6-52R: 60o H
VA101-15/9-52R: 90o H
VA101-15/12-52R: 120o H
VAX101-15/6: 60o H
VAX101-15/9: 90o H
VA101-15/69-52R: 60o to 90o H
(Transitional)
VA101-15/912-52R: 90o to 120o H
(Transitional)
VAX101-15/69: 60o to 90o Hl
(Transitional)
VAX101-15/912: 90o to 120o H
(Transitional)
VAX101-15/12: 120o H
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AMP GAIN
OUTPUT DELAY
POLARITY
CROSSOVER
CENTER FREQUENCY
TYPE
SLOPE
EQ #1
CENTER FREQUENCY
Bandwidth
BOOST/CUT
EQ #2
CENTER FREQUENCY
Bandwidth
BOOST/CUT
EQ #3
CENTER FREQUENCY
Bandwidth
BOOST/CUT
EQ #4
CENTER FREQUENCY
Bandwidth
BOOST/CUT
VAX101-22
2.6 kHz
.4
-4 dB
4.7 kHz
.35
-1.5 dB
13 kHz
.7
+9 dB
520 Hz
0.4
-1.5 dB
1.1 kHz
.5
-4.0 dB
1.8 kHz
.3
2.0 dB
1.6 kHz HP
LINKWITZ-RILEY
24 dB/ Oct
1.7 kHz
.3
4 dB
1.7 kHz LP
LINKWITZ-RILEY
24 dB/ Oct
-7.5 dB
NONE
NORMAL
125 Hz
0.4
4.0 dB
60 Hz HP
BUTTERWORTH
24 dB/ Oct
0 dB
0.530mS
NORMAL
WIRED AS BI-AMP
LF
HF
NONE
NONE
NONE
Point Source Array Modules
VAX101-22 & VAX15S DSP Settings
Suggested DSP settings for VAX101-22 line array modules and their companion VAX15S
subwoofer combinations appear below and on the next page.
Note that these would not apply to self-powered VA101-22 modules with their built-in DSP.
Point Source Array Modules
NOTES:
1. The EQ settings shown are for a single array module and may need “fine tuning” in multi cabinet
arrays.
2. When the VAX101-22 is being used with a VAX15S subwoofer the VAX101-22 should be
delayed 2.7 ms.
VAX15S
WIRED AS ACTIVE
AMP GAIN
OUTPUT DELAY
POLARITY
CROSSOVER
CENTER FREQUENCY
TYPE
SLOPE
0 dB
NONE
NORMAL
40 Hz HP
BUTTERWORTH
24 dB/ Oct
80 Hz LP
BUTTERWORTH
18 dB/ Oct
Model Number & Horizontal Coverage Cross Reference
VA101-22-52 Series
VAX101-22 Series
VA101-22/6-52R: 60o H
VA101-22/9-52R: 90o H
VA101-22/12-52R: 120o H
VAX101-22/6: 60o H
VAX101-22/9: 90o H
VA101-22/69-52R: 60o to 90o H
(Transitional)
VA101-22/912-52R: 90o to 120o H
(Transitional)
VAX101-22/69: 60o to 90o Hl
(Transitional)
VAX101-22/912: 90o to 120o H
(Transitional)
VAX101-22/12: 120o H
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
1. Read these instructions.
2. Keep these instructions.
3. Heed all warnings.
4. Follow all instructions.
5. Do not use this apparatus near water.
6. Clean only with dry cloth.
7. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions
8. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus
(including amplifiers) that produce heat.
9. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two
blades with one wider than the other. A grounding type plug has two blades and a third grounding
prong. The wide blade or the third prong is provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit
into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10. Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
11. Make sure the power cord remains readily accessible at all times.
12. Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
13. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.
14. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has
been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or
objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not
operate normally, or has been dropped.
Graphic Symbols
The lightning flash with arrowhead
symbol, within an equilateral
triangle, is intended to alert the
user to the presence of uninsulated
“Dangerous Voltage” within the
product’s enclosure that may be of
sufficient magnitude to constitute a
risk of electric shock to humans.
The exclamation point, within
an equilateral triangle is
intended to alert the users to the
presence of important operating
and maintenance (servicing)
instructions in the literature
accompanying the product.
“WARNING - TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS
APPARATUS TO RAIN OR MOISTURE”
“CAUTION: THESE SERVICING INSTRUCTIONS ARE FOR USE BY QUALIFIED SERVICE
PERSONNEL ONLY. TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT PERFORM ANY
SERVICING OTHER THAN THAT CONTAINED IN THE OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS UNLESS
YOU ARE QUALIFIED TO DO SO”.
Renkus-Heinz, Inc., 19201 Cook Street, Foothill Ranch, CA 92610-3501, USA
Tel: 949-588-9997 • Fax: 949-588-9514 • Sales@renkus-heinz.com • www.renkus-heinz.com
RH 773 Rev A
April 2013