Tannoy iQ 10, PowerDual iQ 10 iQ 10PC, PowerDual iQ 10 iQ 10C, PowerDual iQ 10 iQ 10P, iQ 10 User Manual

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iQ SERIES USER MANUAL

iQ 10, iQ 10P, iQ 10C AND iQ 10PC MODELS

CONTENTS

1.Introduction

2.Unpacking

3.Connectors/Cabling

4.Amplification & Power Handling

5.Operation

6.Equalisation

7.Arraying

8.Dimensions

9.Rigging & Suspension

General Safety Advice Skeletal Flying

SECUR – ET VPC Pole Clamp SECUR ET – VEB Eyebolt Suspension Truss

10.Performance Data

11.Technical Specifications

12.System Configuration & OEM Controllers

Bi-amp System Parameters (iQ 10 & iQ 10C) Passive System Parameters (iQ 10P & iQ 10PC)

13.Recommended Service Parts & Accessories

14.Warranty

15.Declaration of Conformity

1. Introduction

Thank You for purchasing Tannoy PowerDual™ iQ 10.

The iQ 10 has been designed for live and fixed installation music and speech sound reinforcement applications. They are specifically designed for use in venues, theatres, arenas and distributed systems in stadiums. The iQ 10 can be used both indoors and out due to its durable “skeletonised” plastic weatherproof enclosure.

The iQ 10 utilises a point source 10” PowerDual™ driver utilising the unique Funktion One Research engineered and patented Axhead™ technology, which provides a controlled 60° × 40° (H × V) dispersion, covering a frequency range from 180Hz to 18kHz. For low frequencies, the iQ 10 has been designed to operate in conjunction with the iQ 18B sub-woofer, where overall system balance is achieved by using the TDX1 or TDX2 system controller, with provision for the relevant cross-over frequencies, delays, gains, high and low pass filters and parametric EQ amongst other features.

Tannoy’s, iQ 10 is a weatherproof skeletal design suitable for use both indoors and out, where the compact and lightweight unit allows for flying into tight corners. The iQ 10 has two Speakon™ connectors for ease of installation. An optional plywood cabinet is also available to match the iQ 18B profile where they can be flown together using additional hardware for flying.

The iQ10 comes in 4 variants:-

iQ 10

-

Skeletal iQ 10 Configured for Bi amp operation.

iQ 10P

-

Skeletal iQ 10 with internal passive crossover.

iQ 10C -

iQ 10 Configured for Bi amp operation in plywood cabinet.

iQ 10PC -

iQ 10 with internal passive crossover in plywood cabinet.

2. Unpacking

Every Tannoy iQ10 is carefully tested and inspected before packing. After unpacking, please inspect your iQ10 for any damage sustained during transit. In the unlikely event of any damage, would you please notify your dealer immediately and retain your shipping carton, as your dealer may ask the faulty unit to be returned for inspection.

3. Connectors/Cabling

The iQ 10 is fitted with two 4-pole Speakon™ connectors. Speakon™ has the following advantages over EP and XLR type connectors: All terminations are solderless, making life easier at the time of installation or when field servicing is required. Contacts will accept 6 sq. mm wire with an outside diameter of up to 15 mm and a current rating of 30 Amps.

The pins of the Speakon™ sockets, marked input/output on the rear of the speaker, are paralleled within the enclosure.

Tannoy has adopted the following wiring standard for iQ 10: -

Mode Of Operation

Speakon Pin No.

Passive (iQ 10P, iQ 10PC)

Bi – Amp (iQ 10, iQ 10C)

1+

Full Range +

LF +

1-

Full Range -

LF -

2+

No Connectors

HF +

2-

No Connectors

HF -

For a worldwide list of Neutrik distributors see http://www.neutrik.com/

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Cable choice consists mainly of selecting the correct cross sectional area in relation to the cable length and the load impedance. A small cross sectional area would increase the cables series resistance, inducing power loss and response variations (damping factor).

Connectors should be wired with a minimum of 2.5 sq. mm (12 gauge) cable. This will be perfectly satisfactory under normal conditions. In the case of very long cable runs the wire size should exceed this, refer to the following table for guidance: -

 

CABLE RUN

 

 

C.S.A. OF EACH

 

CABLE

% POWER LOSS

% POWER LOSS

 

 

 

 

 

(m)

 

 

CONDUCTOR (mm)

 

RESISTANCE

INTO 8LOAD

INTO 4LOAD

10

 

2.5

 

0.14

1.7

3.5

 

 

 

4.0

 

0.09

1.1

2.2

 

 

 

6.0

 

0.06

0.73

1.5

25

 

2.5

 

0.35

4.3

8.6

 

 

 

4.0

 

0.22

2.7

5.4

 

 

 

6.0

 

0.14

1.8

3.6

50

 

2.5

 

0.69

8.6

17.0

 

 

 

4.0

 

0.43

5.4

11.0

 

 

 

6.0

 

0.29

3.6

7.2

100

 

2.5

 

1.38

17.0

35.0

 

 

 

4.0

 

0.86

11.0

22.0

 

 

 

6.0

 

0.58

7.2

14.0

4. Amplification & Power Handling

As with all professional loudspeaker systems, the power handling is a function of voice coil thermal capacity. Care should be taken to avoid running the amplifier into clip (clipping is the end result of overdriving any amplifier). Damage to the loudspeaker will be sustained if the amplifier is driven into clip for any extended period of time. Headroom of at least 3dB should be allowed. When evaluating an amplifier, it is important to take into account its behaviour under low impedance load conditions. A loudspeaker system is highly reactive and with transient signals it can require more current than the nominal impedance would indicate.

Generally, a higher power amplifier running free of distortion will do less damage to the loudspeaker than a lower power amplifier continually clipping. It is also worth remembering that a high powered amplifier running at less than 90% of output power generally sounds a lot better than a lower power amplifier running at 100%. An amplifier with insufficient drive capability will not allow the full performance of the loudspeaker to be realised.

It is important when using different manufacturers amplifiers in a single installation that they have very closely matched gains, the variation should be less than +/- 0.5dB. This precaution is important to the overall system balance when only a single compressor/limiter or active crossover is being used with multiple cabinets; it is therefore recommended that the same amplifiers be used throughout.

5. Operation

For optimal performance, the iQ 10 has been designed to operate in conjunction with the Tannoy TDX1 & TDX2 System Controllers, and iQ 18B bass unit for extended bass performance. The TDX controllers have been factory preset to provide the recommended eq, crossover points, and overall system balance. Please refer to the TDX1 & TDX2 manual for operation.

If you intend using an alternative loudspeaker management system (e.g. BSS™, KlarkTeknik™, XTA™ etc) please refer to section 12 of this manual.

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6. Equalisation

Over equalisation can reduce system headroom, and introduce phase distortion resulting in greater problems than cures. If equalisation is required then it should be applied gently and smoothly. Violent equalisation will be detrimental to the overall sound quality.

7. Arraying

Comb filtering is a phenomenon, which cannot be cured by equalisation. Small alterations to loudspeaker positions can have the effect of minimising problematic combing frequencies. Arrays should be constructed so that the individual coverage patters of each loudspeaker combine with minimal overlap. The design of the iQ 10C cabinet greatly simplifies the creation of effective arrays, allowing seamless wide (120 degree) horizontal coverage using two loudspeakers without the need for tedious experimentation.

By placing the iQ 10C cabinets as shown in the diagram below, minimal dispersion pattern overlap is achieved, guaranteeing an extraordinarily smooth transition.

It is also possible to stack the cabinets vertically using the above method, say for use in a central cluster, where greater vertical dispersion is required.

8.

40°

.

6

8. Dimensions

IQ 10 & iQ 10P

7

iQ 10C & iQ 10PC

540.0

680.0

508.0

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