Blaze Audio, the Yardley, Penn.-based, manufacturer of professional audio solutions for the commercial and performance install markets, introduced the Constant Directivity Device (CDD) Series loudspeakers. With a compact form factor designed to minimize line-of-sight considerations, the CDD Series is comprised of three models: the CDD528-BA Bi-Amped, the CDD528-P self-powered model and the CDD523.
With 180-degree symmetrical horizontal pattern control, the CDD528 loudspeakers offers patent pending mid-high frequency gain shading. This provides a smooth and controlled 45-degree vertical pattern from 420Hz to 18kHz, says the company. The loudspeakers also incorporate four five-inch low-frequency drivers with tightly designed acoustic centers that minimize comb-filtering, with a frequency response down to 54Hz.
According to Blaze Audio, the CDD528-BA makes it suitable for permanent installations. These comprise performing arts venues, theaters and houses of worship. With a compact form factor that minimizes both transportation and line-of-sight considerations, the CDD528-P is also suitable as a portable PA solution.
CDD Series Loudspeaker Features
The Blaze Audio CDD523 incorporates three vertically mounted two-inch mid-high frequency drivers and two five-inch low-frequency drivers. It also comes with tightly designed acoustic centers that minimize comb-filtering with a frequency response down to 65Hz. The CDD523 provides a smooth and controlled 15-degree vertical pattern from 520Hz to 18kHz. It also includes wide 160-degree symmetrical horizontal pattern control. With its compact form factor that minimizes both transportation and line-of-sight considerations, the CDD523 is suitable for front fill or under balcony applications or as a compact loudspeaker system.
Hugh Sarvis, Blaze Audio’s director of loudspeakers, says, “The new CDD Series features a compact form factor that minimizes both transportation and line-of-sight considerations. Equally important, with its Bi-Amped design for system integration with Blaze amplifiers, the CDD528 makes a compelling choice for permanent installations such as performing arts venues, commercial theaters and houses of worship. Furthermore, with the two-position stand-mount and M10 rigging brackets, these loudspeakers provide considerable flexibility for placement purposes. I have every confidence that AV integrators and performing musicians will find much to like.”
Availability of the new Blaze Audio CDD loudspeakers are as follows:
- The CDD528-BA and CDD523-PAS are available now.
- The CDD528-P is expected to ship early Q1 of 2024.
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