Tannoy VLS 15 Passive Column Array Loudspeaker
Part # VLS 15 EN54
Model # VLS 15

The VLS 15 is a passive column array loudspeaker with a complement of 7 × 3.5” (89 mm) LF transducers mounted in vertical array with an assembly of densely spaced 8 × 1” (25 mm) HF transducers mounted co-axially over a section of the LF.

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The VLS Series is the first Tannoy product to incorporate FAST™ (Focussed Asymmetrical Shaping Technology), delivering unique acoustic performance benefits including asymmetrical vertical dispersion, gently shaping the coverage towards the lower quadrant of the vertical axis. The VLS 15 packages this performance in a slender and narrow profile, aesthetically refined, powder-coated aluminium chassis with curved aluminium grille; ensuring a sleek and ultra-discrete appearance.

The VLS 15 is also now an EN-54 compliant loudspeaker - this comes as standard and is not an optional variant. No specific specification is required to meet the requirements of EN-54.

The device is IP65 rated for dust and water ingress, salt spray and UV resistant and subject to rigorous high/low operational temperature and humidity testing – making the VLS 15 suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Mounting is made easy via supplied flying and mounting brackets. Specification and design is aided by the use of Ease Focus v2.0 software, a generic, intuitive, and easy to use three-dimensional acoustic simulation software. The software and relevant tutorials are free to download from the Tannoy website.

Like the other two models in the range, the VLS 15 can be ordered in either black or white as standard, with custom RAL finishes available.

Features

Features

  • 7 x 3.5" (89 mm) LF driver array, 8 x 1" (25 mm) HF driver array
  • FAST (Focussed Asymmetrical Shaping Technology) delivers improved intelligibility in typical listening plane and greater flexibility in mounting location
  • Asymmetrical vertical dispersion: 6 degrees / -22 degrees (-8 degree bias)
  • Highly consistent coverage pattern
  • Peak output 120 dB
  • IP65 rated for water and dust ingress protection
  • EN-54 compliant device
  • Easy to install, mounting brackets included
  • Easily accessible transformer tapping switch
  • Available in black or white
Specification
Frequency Response (-3 dB) 150 Hz - 30 kHz
Frequency Range (-10 dB) 110 Hz - 35 kHz
System Sensitivity (1W @ 1m) 91 dB
Horizontal Dispersion (-6 dB) 130 degrees horizontal
Vertical Dispersion (-6 dB) + 6 degrees / - 22 degrees (-8 degree bias)
Driver Complement 7 x 3.5” (89 mm) woofers
8 x 1” (25 mm) metal dome tweeters
Crossover Passive network utilising Focussed Asymmetrical Shaping Technology (FAST)
Directivity Factor (Q) 9.1 averaged 1 kHz to 10 kHz
Directivity Index (DI) 9.6 averaged 1 kHz to 10 kHz
Rated Maximum SPL 114 dB (average), 120 dB (peak)
Power Handling 200W (average), 400W (programme), 800W (peak)
Recommended Amplifier Power 600W @ 8 ohms
Nominal Impedance 12 ohms
Transformer Taps (via rear rorary switch)
70V 150W / 75W / 37.5W / 19W / 9.5W / 5W / Low Z operation
100V 150W / 75W / 37.5W / 19W / 9.5W / Low Z operation
Distortion 10% full power (15.5V)
250 Hz 2nd Harmonic : 1.60%
3d Harmonic : 0 .91%
1 kHz 2nd Harmonic : 0.14%
3d Harmonic : 0.15%
10 kHz 2nd Harmonic : 0.63%
3d Harmonic : 0.26%
Distortion 1% full power (4.2V)
250 Hz 2nd Harmonic : 0.57%
3d Harmonic : 0.43%
1 kHz 2nd Harmonic : 0.06%
3d Harmonic : 0.06%
10 kHz 2nd Harmonic : 0.21%
3d Harmonic : 0.14%
Construction
Enclosure Aluminium extrusion
Finish Paint Ral 9003 (white) & Ral 9004 (black) Custom RAL colours available
Connectors Barrier strip
Fittings Flying bracket, wall mount bracket, input panel cover plate and gland
Physical
Dimensions (H x W x D) 32.1" (816.5 mm) x 4.8" (121 mm) x 5.7" (146 mm)
Net Weight (ea) 23.1 lbs (10.5 kg)
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