technical specifications LR16
Production Partner 4/2004: '...a fully flat wavefront within the compact and light array module LR16, which results in a perfect vertical projection characteristic...'

Production Partner LR16 test/review (2Mb)
The LR14 and the LR16 are the main components of The Ribbon line-array systems. For more information on the line-arrays and The Ribbon Network, click here

  • RBN601 ribbon HF driver with exceptional intelligibility and “throw”
  • Special mid-tapering for smooth off-axis response (no lobes)
  • Maximum attainable “gain-before-feedback”
  • Extended bass response, usable down to 51Hz.
  • SIS pre-wired for very high damping and further reduced distortion (with ALC)
  • Revolvable horn provides for versatile multiapplication system: Vertical line-array or horizontal stand-alone
  • Durotect™ scratch-resistant coating
  The LR16 is an active 2-way line-source loudspeaker system. It is a true line-array system, to be used as vertical array, either in stacked or flown configuration, for both portable and permanent installations. Loaded with the RBN601 ribbon driver on a “morpher” wave-guide (92% frontal radiation), the system features real-90 dispersion with seamless coverage, due to the ribbon’s all-natural cylindrical (Isophasic) wavefront. Its transient response caters for an amazing intelligibility and throw.
The compact size, combined with the easy and accurate flying system, makes the system quick to set-up.

Special attention in the design was paid to creating a versatile (and therefore economic) system; The system can be scaled from (part of) a large-scale long-throw arena system to an ultra-compact single cabinet system, with its revolvable wave-guide.
Furthermore, its lowest usable frequency is 51Hz., making the system real full-range in most applications.

The SIS pre-wiring ensures complete cable/connector compensation between the LR16 and ALC. Typical applications for the LR16 include main system for theatre, A/V, PA or front-, in- and side-fill system.

In applications where extended bass response is required, the LR16 can be combined with the LR16B bass module or a BF362 deep-sub system.

For full system performance, we recommend using the LR16 in combination with an ALC 2 (or ALC 4) amplifier/controller. Driven by the ALC, the LR16 delivers maximum sound quality with inaudible (power and excursion) protection (SDP circuit).

  technical specifications   physical specifications
Frequency Response  
+/- 3 dB   70 Hz-20.000 Hz
+/- 10 dB   51 Hz -
Sensitivity (SPL 1W/M)   LF 97 dB
    HF 105 dB
Sensitivity nominal   LF 99 dB, HF 105 dB
    (200 Hz. - 10 kHz.)
Nominal Impedance   LF 8 ohms
    HF 8 ohms
Maximum RMS power   LF 560W/HF 70W
Maximum peak power   LF 1600W
    HF 1000W
SPL program/peak (nom.)   LF 126/131 dB
    HF 123/135 dB
Dispersion H x V (array)   90° x depending
    on array length
and shape
Dispersion H x V (single)   90° x 40° @4 kHz.,
    vertical use,
    revolved horn
System 2-way, full-range
Filtering   active (passive optional,
    in vertical use)
Drivers LF   2 x AMB8 8", vented
Driver HF   1 x RBN601 6" ribbon driver
Cross-over frequency   1200 Hz
Connectors   2 x Speakon NL8 input/link
Physical dimensions   mm              inches
Height   228/167        8.9/6.5
Width   774              30.5
Depth   434              17.1
Weight (approx.)   29 kg           (63.9 lb)
Warranty   6 years limited
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