15-in LF cone, vented; 1-in exit compression driver, horn-loaded.

VFR159i Passive Two-Way Enclosure

PRODUCT INFORMATION

The new VFR “i” revision brings the VF concept more fully into the EAW product line. VFR “i” Series black versions provide side handles and a handle designed into the rear of the cabinet. An installation only white version comes without handles or a pole mount cup.

The VFR159i two-way, full range loudspeaker system includes a direct-radiating, vented, 15-in LF cone transducer and a 1-in exit / 1.75-in voice coil HF compression driver loaded with a large, square, user-rotatable 90×60 or 60×45 coverage pattern horn built on the classic MK Series horns. These horns deliver exceptional high frequency dispersion, and their square shape lets users “rotate the enclosure around the horn” to maintain directivity in a horizontal configuration. The standard horn is field replaceable with an optional 60×45 horn. This change incorporates a passive filter adjustment to maintain consistent acoustic response and smooth beamwidth throughout the crossover region.

Because VF Series full range systems (VFR/VFM) use HF sections similar to those developed for the MK Series, EAW engineers could employ the same revolutionary “beamwidth-matching” internal passive crossover/filter networks that set the MK Series apart from all other two-way systems. If powered by an EAW-specified amplifier or via a UX Series digital signal processor, the VFR159i can enjoy the benefits of EAW Focusing, a technology that eliminates the anomalies inherent in the time domain of any loudspeaker.

The VFR159i black version includes traditional portable features such as a pole-mount cup, parallel NL4 4-terminal connector, barrier strip connector, an optional transformer and handles that accept accessory covers for permanent installation. The white, installation-only versions omit handles and the pole-mount cup but include NL4 connector, barrier strip connector, an optional transformer, and multiple mounting points. The new design leaves the enclosure sides completely smooth and attractive. Optional rigging hardware is available for preconfigured arrays with VFS sub bass systems.

Six year warranty.
  • Two-way, full range loudspeakers
  • Beamwidth-matching crossover point
  • Large, user-rotatable horn for optimized pattern control
  • Easy lift handles (Black version only)

CONFIGURATION

Subsystem:

Transducer: LF 1x 15-in cone; HF 1x 1-in exit, 1.75-in voice coil compression driver

Loading: LF Vented; HF Horn-loaded

Operating Mode:

Amplifier Channels: Single-amp LF/HF

External Signal Processing: High pass filter

PERFORMANCE

Operating Range (-10 dB, Hz)

54 – 20k

Axial Sensitivity (1W @ 1m, dB SPL)

Full Range Passive: 98

Power Handling / Impedance (Watts @ Ohms)

Full Range Passive: 600 @ 8

Calculated Maximum Output Peak (dB SPL)

Full Range Passive: 132

Calculated Maximum Output Long Term (dB SPL)

Full Range Passive: 126

Nominal Coverage (degrees)

Horizontal: 90

Vertical: 60

Subsystems

LF: 15-in cone, vented

HF: 1-in exit compression driver, horn-loaded

Powering

Full range

ORDERING DATA

Versions

VFR159i Black 2041015-90

VFR159i White 2041030-90

Eye Bolt Forged Shoulder M10 X 1.5 X 37mm
0029818
Flybar Black, FB5VSK
2038319
U-Bracket White, UBKT-V15U
2039032-90
U-Bracket Black, UBKT-V15U
2038546-90
60X45 Replacement Horn, HK64VFR
0033364
Transformer Kit, ACC-TXVFR
2039034

Dimensions (inches/millimeters)

Height: 28.3/720

Width (front): 20.1/511

Width (rear): 10.7/272

Depth: 18.3/464

Trap. Angle (degrees per side): 15

Weights (pounds/kilogram)

Net (approx.): 60/27.2

Shipping (approx.): 75/34.2