BUTTERFLY

Industry standard for sound reinforcement of all kinds and dimensions

PRODUCT CODE
O1-GTO0234

Overview

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Line array element for mid-low, mid and high frequency reproduction
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Industry standard for sound reinforcement of all kinds and dimensions
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Enormous SPL in spite of its small form factor
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Optimal coupling of array elements up to the highest frequencies
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Equipped with a 3″ compression driver coupled with a D.P.R.W.G. wave guide
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90° horizontal coverage

Description

The C.D.H. 483 Hi-Pack is the Butterfly system’s element for mid-low, mid and high frequency reproduction. Weighing just 34 kg. the cabinet has an unmistakable shape which brings to mind the butterfly from which it takes its name, thanks to the triangular opening in the upper and lower “sides”. This original design solution favours the optimum coupling of array elements up to the highest frequencies, keeping the distance between the sources as short as possible and at the same time providing them with a continuous loading ‘baffle’.

The high frequency section of the Butterfly system is equipped with a 3” (1.41” throat) compression driver coupled with a D.P.R.W.G. (Double Parabolic Reflective Wave Guide) device geometrically based entirely on precise mathematic calculations to take a circular planar (flat) wavefront emitted by the source at its input (e.g. that of a compression driver) and transforming it into a rectangular planar wavefront at its output, keeping signal paths identical from every emission point of the source. The rectangular planar wavefront thus obtained can be loaded by an appropriate horn or waveguide to ensure the necessary coverage.

Four high-efficiency 8” mid woofers: two band-pass loaded (110 – 400 Hz) and two reflex high-pass (110 – 1250 Hz) loaded by the sides of a waveguide with a 90° dispersion angle are connected in parallel without any type of passive crossover, so can both be powered using one amplifier.

Performance

FREQUENCY RESPONSE (-10 dB) 80 Hz – 18 kHz
AVERAGE DISPERSION Horizontal: 90°
Vertical: Depending on array configuration
IMPEDANCE Low/Mid: 4 Ω (min 3.5 Ω)
High: 8 Ω (min 8.3 Ω)
POWER – WAES Low/Mid: 800 (3200 peak)
High: 120 (480 peak)
MAX SHORT-TERM SPL @ 1 m, free-field* 143 dB SPL
LOUDSPEAKERS AND LOADING Low: 2 x 8″ bandpass loaded NdFeB woofers
Mid: 2 x 8″ bandpass partially horn-loaded mid woofers
High: 1 x 3″ diaphragm NdFeB compression driver loaded by a D.P.R.W.G.

Physical

WEIGHT – SINGLE UNIT 35 kg (77.2 lb)
DIMENSIONS Height: 240 mm (9 7/16″)
Width: 752 mm (29 19/32″)
Depth: 600 mm (23 5/8″)

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