Coda ViRAY Compact 3-Way Symmetrical Line Array System

The ViRAY is a compact 3-way symmetrical line array module, designed for small to medium venues where high fidelity sound and outstanding intelligibility is required.

Coda ViRAY Compact 3-Way Symmetrical Line Array System

Up to 24 units can be arrayed to achieve extreme high levels needed for larger venues. The built-in passive crossover allows multiple modules to be driven with a single channel of the C10 amplifier (up to 6 enclosures resulting in 2.66 Ohm amplifier load). Bi-amplification is possible as well and is internally configurable.

An optional sensor controlled SCV-F can be added for increased low frequency response. The integrated rigging system allows quick and easy flying or ground stacking. Arrays may be built straight or curved in various angular to obtain the desired vertical coverage.

The Coda EASE Focus simulation software allows calculating the perfect curving setup for every application. When used together with the SCV-F the ViRAY line array gives audio companies a flexible system for a wide range of applications from the smallest venue to a concert-level sound.

Features

  • Unique 8" coaxial mid/high planar wave driver
  • Dual 8" neodymium ultra low distortion cone drivers
  • ViCOUPLER unites all transducers to perfom as a single source
  • High power handling of 600 W
  • Variable horizontal coverage of 120° or 80° or 100° asymmetrical (40°+60°)
  • Vertical curving 0° to 10° variable in 1° steps
  • Superior sound
  • Integrated rigging system for flown or ground stacked arrays
  • Multiplex enclosure with Polyurea coating for extreme durability and water protection
  • Subwoofer extension with the SCV-F
  • System integration with the RC racks

Dual Diaphragm Planar-wave-driver (DDP)

Coda Dual Diaphragm Planar-wave-driver

At the heart of the ViRAY is the new developed 8" dual diaphragm planar-wave-driver.

The driver is in fact a 2-way coaxial system employing two concentric annular ring diaphragms. Each driver covers a smaller frequency range for increased power handling, high dynamic and extremely low distortion.

The larger annular midrange diaphragm covers the frequency range 600 - 6.500 Hz with a smooth, linear response. The extended diaphragm excursion of max. + / - 0,8 mm results in high output and increased power handling up to 1300 W peak.

The ultra light annular diaphragm for the high range offers exceptional transient response with very high efficiency from 6 to 22 kHz.

This distinctive new transducer was engineered to radiate a true coherent planar wave front form a rectangular piston without internal diffraction for superior dispersion control and high fidelity sound.

The patented design is a result of extensive, dedicated research and development providing dramatic improvement in dynamic response, clarity and transparency.

Low Frequency

The cabinet contains two 8" neodymium ultra low distortion cone drivers covering the range 55 Hz – 600 Hz. The double 8" long excursion drivers contain high flux linear motors with triple demodulation rings for ultra low distortion and increased power handling. The carbon fibre diaphragms minimise the moving mass while improving cone stiffness and internal damping to achieve high sensitivity and outstanding clarity.

ViCOUPLER

All ViRAY drivers are loaded to a common ViCOUPLER which combines the energy produced from all transducers to perform as a single source, without phase destruction achieving a coherent and uniform wavefront. In fact the ViCOUPLER determines the horizontal on-axis and off-axis frequency response.

The ViCOUPLER technology integrates 3 main functions:

  • Waveguide for the Mid/High planar wave driver
  • Large plane screen panel to avoid backwards reflections
  • Phase plug for the 8” drivers for optimized loading

Conventional Design

In conventional designs a backward sound wave from the mid/high range reflects to the cone of the low frequency drivers.

The interference between the direct radiating and reflected waves produce comb filter response.

ViRAY with ViCOUPLER

The ViCOUPLER ensures that sound is reflected in a coherent manner because the dimension of the reflective surface is large compared to the wavelength. In fact a ViCOUPLER loaded array performs as a single waveguide mounted in a large, flat baffle (screen) without diffractions.

When sound waves from the mid/high range gather to the flat surface, it generates a coherent sound field providing uniform power response and directivity control over a wide frequency range.

Diagram: Conventional DesignConventional Design

Diagram: ViRAY with ViCOUPLERViRAY with ViCOUPLER

ViCOUPLER (80 Degrees)ViCOUPLER (80°)

Phase-Plug-Loaded Cone Drivers

Precision phase plugs are integrated into the ViCOUPLER to ensure acoustically coherent coupling of the low range providing perfectly consistent coverage down to 350Hz. This optimizes the horizontal directivity and maximizes the system efficiency.

Horizontal Dispersion

To maximise precise coverage, and therefore maximise application results, user selectable horizontal coverage of 120° / 80° or asymmetrical 100° (60°+ 40°) or (40°+ 60°) are available, allowing for very accurate audience coverage, reduced possibility of reflections, all resulting in outstanding system intelligibility.

Diagram : Horizontal Dispersion

For extended sub response the SCV-F Subwoofer, which utilises Coda Audio’s award winning Sensor Control technology, turns the two elements into one remarkable system. The SCV-F can be flown in curved arrays allowing full system flown applications to be completely coherent in all respects. SCV-F may be used in Omni or Cardioid formats.

System solution

The ViRAY is designed to work exclusively with dedicated Coda Audio RC racks as an integrated solution for DSP control, amplification, network remote control and diagnostic. The integrated solution ensures optimal performance and protection.

Options

Additional colours and weather protection options are available on request.

Application

Designed for medium size touring and installation applications the ViRAY is perfectly suited for theaters, clubs, houses of worship, corporate events and touring. Dedicated hardware allows the ViRAY to be used as a down-fill with AIRLINE LA12.

Coda 4x ViRAY in FC-VR Case4x ViRAY in FC-VR Case

Specification

Type: Compact 3-way line array module
Application: Minimal 1, maximal 24 units line array
Frequency response: 55 Hz - 22 kHz (-3 dB)
Power handling
Low AES / peak: 600 / 2400 W
Mid AES / peak: 150 / 1300 W
High AES / peak: 80 / 400 W
Sensitivity low 1 W / 1 m: 99 dB
Sensitivity mid/high 1 W/1 m: 112 dB
Max. SPL peak low (+6dB): 133 dB
Max. SPL peak mid/high (+6dB): 142 dB
Dispersion horizontal: 120°, 80° or 100° (60° + 40° or 40° + 60°)
Vertical: Array dependent, 0°-10° in 1°-steps
Components
Low frequency: 2x 8" neodymium, water resistant cones 2" (50.8 mm) voice coil, 300 W (AES) each
Mid/High frequency: 8" coaxial neodymium Planar-wave-driver
Mid: 3.5" (90 mm) voice coil, 150 W (AES)
Hi: 1.75" (44.4 mm) voice coil, 80 W (AES)
Crossover point: 600 Hz passive or bi-amp (internal connector), 6.300 Hz passive
Input connectors: 2 x Neutrik™ NL4
Nominal impedance LF / MF+ HF: 16 Ohm (1+/1-) / 16 Ohm (+2/-2)
3-way passive: 16 Ohm (2+/2-)
Enclosure shape: Horizontal trapezoid 2x 5°
Enclosure material: Baltic birch
Finish: Polyurea coating (water resistant)
Flying hardware: Integrated
Dimensions (WxHxD): 674 x 242 x 362
Net weight: 25.5 kg

System Performance

Array Horizontal Coverage Vertical Coverage Peak Output (+6dB)
1xViRAY 120° or 80° 12° 133 dB
2x ViRAY 120° or 80° 0 - 10° adjustable 139 dB
4x ViRAY 120° or 80° 0 - 40° adjustable 145 dB
8x ViRAY 120° or 80° 0 - 80° adjustable 151 dB

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