VC115Si

40Hz LF Limit, High Power handling, High Efficiency
Low distortion, Low thermal compression
Laminar vents
Integrated locking feet
Designed with Cardioid Sub Arrays in mind

OVERVIEW

The RMS-Acoustics VC15S is a compact, high output subwoofer designed to extend the low frequency bandwidth of the variable curvature (VC) family of products. The VC15S is the recommended subwoofer for the VC system and well suited for use with the C coaxial series from RMS-Acoustics. Combinations of VC10 curvilinear source modules can be flown or stacked with VC15S subwoofers via the integrated rigging plates. The VC15S can be deployed in standard or cardioid configurations, with dedicated presets for each configuration, in flown, or stacked configurations.

VC115S features one high excursion, direct radiating 15‘‘ transducer mounted in a bass-reflex tuned enclosure. It operates from 40 Hz to 100 Hz when associated with VC10 and from 37 Hz to 70 Hz when used as a general ground support subwoofer. The cabinet is made of premium exterior grade Baltic birch plywood to ensure maximum acoustical and mechanical integrity. The VC15S features laminar vents that significantly reduce turbulence and port noise at high drive levels.

The VC15S subwoofer provides high impact, high sensitivity, low thermal compression and incredibly low distortion, even at the highest drive levels. These combined properties deliver the sonic qualities of precision and musicality.

The optimum processed loudspeaker solution for the RMS-Acoustics VC Family are Linea Research C and M series amplifiers, with proprietary presets provided by RMS-Acoustics.

SPECIFICATIONS

System Sensitivity (1w, 1m)^2 97dB Measured on LF band, average SPL over 300 to 1 kHz region. HF Sensitivity significantly higher
Maximum SPL Continuous (1m) 124dB  
Maximum SPL Peak (1m) 130dB  
Long Term Power Rating (IEC)^3 LF 800W, 1600W, 3200W (Continuous, Program, Peak)
Long Term Power Rating (AES)^4 LF 800W (3200W Peak), 2 hrs, 400W 100Hr
Maximum Input Voltage LF 80 V RMS (2 hrs), 140V Peak
Nominal Coverage Pattern   Omni directional, variable directivity with cardioid presets and custom modification
System Crossover   Proprietry DSP via Linea Research processing platform
Transducer Specifications SPKR-15-0006 LF Driver - 15” low frequency cone loudspeaker with 4” voice coil, shorting ring and high performance convective cooling technology
Impedance LF 8 Ohm
PHYSICAL:    
Input Connectors   Dual Neutrik NL4MP Connectors
Enclosure Materials   12 and 15mm Birch Hardwood Ply 1.3mm layers
Grille Materials   Cold Rolled Steel, Epoxy powder coat, Acoustically transparent black foam backing
Finishes   Black finish (Standard) Polurethane textured spray
    Additional Finishes available - See Options Below
Suspension and Mounting   Proprietary internal, captive rigging
Flown Array Maximum   10x VC10-15i or VC15-30i.  Number decreases by formula with VC115Si inclusion at top of array. Maximum Array weight 1300 Lb (590 kg)
Rigging Hardware VCRF1 Required Large Format Rigging Frame
  VCRF-EX VCRF1 Extension arm, facilitates high uptilt, downtilt, wide spaced rigging points
Dimensions   24.4” w x 23” d x 18.06” h  (620 mm x 584 mm x 459 mm)
Weight   70 Lbs (31.8 kg) Net
Finish Options   -X (Weatherized), -W (White), -C (Custom Color) Upcharge applies
Optional Accessories    
     
Free field, semi anechoic conditions.  To compare with half space measurements, add 6dB to maximum output specifications.
1. Full Space, 4pi conditions
2. Measured Maximum SPL, based on power compression observation of 3dB
3. IEC Shaped pink noise with 6dB Crest Factor
4. AES Standard AES2-2012, one decade pink noise with 6dB Crest factor within device’s applicable operating band, free air. Standard AES 2 hr rating are specific for low frequency transducers.