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MANTAS OUTLINEARRAY: SIZE DOESN’T MATTER.

MANTAS is the most recent Vertical Line Array

element designed by Outline (in 2009). Thanks to

the great experience accumulated with Butterfly

- the Outline system with the same fundamental

components and characteristics - MANTAS offers

leading edge performance from a cabinet that is

extraordinarily compact and light-weight. Its topgrade

components - two 8-inch mid-woofers with

Neodymium magnets and a 3-inch compression

driver loaded with the well-known D.P.R.W.G. -

ensure absolutely insignificant distortion levels and

greater reliability.

BOLD DESIGN. UNMISTAKABLY “OUTLINE”.

Even if it might not seem an essential aspect in electroacoustics,

creating lines with an eye-catching design is an

inevitable requisite for Outline. MANTAS - following Italianmade

products’ rightful acclaim in the aesthetic field - therefore

also has BOLD GROUNDBREAKING lines. In fact, there’s nothing

else like it on the market. As usual, it is sure to be a “source of

inspiration” for competitors (both large and small).

D.P.R.W.G. WAVEGUIDE: FUNDAMENTAL HF SECTION

Octave Smooth: 1/3

+180

+150

+120

+90

Mantas

+3 : -3 dB

-3 : -6 dB

Vertical Beamwidth

-6 : -9 dB

-9 : -12 dB

< -12 dB

The section for reproducing the high frequencies on the MANTAS

is entrusted to a compression driver with a 3” diaphragm

loaded with a D.P.R.W.G. (Double Parabolic Reflective Wave

Guide), a well-known Outline international patent, already used

successfully on the Butterfly system.

Angle [°]

+60

+30

+0

-30

-60

-90

-120

The result of three years’ research and trials, the D.P.R.W.G. is

a truly original device, the design of which is based solely on

mathematical calculations. It has the task of transforming the

circular plane waves emitted by the source at its entrance into

rectangular plane waves at its output, keeping identical paths

from all the source’s emission points.

-150

-180

200 500 1k 2k 5k 10k 20k

Frequency [Hz]

Further information can be found in the White Paper by Guido

Noselli (www.outline.it).


A

OVL

+4dBu

SIGNAL

INPUT

96kHz SAMPLING

B

STORE

RECALL

PRESET

CHANNEL

SELECT PARAMETER

X

LOUDSPEAKER MANAGER

Y

Z

X

ADJUST

Y

Z

LIMIT

-6dB

LIMIT

-6dB

LIMIT

-6dB

LIMIT

-6dB

LIMIT

-6dB

MUTE MUTE MUTE MUTE MUTE MUTE

1 2 3 4 5 6

LIMIT

-6dB

MAINS

MAINS

CAUTION! RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK: DO NOT OPEN

CAUTION! RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK: DO NOT OPEN

RS232

OUT6

ANALOG INPUTS/ LINK OUTPUTS

XLR : 1=GND 2=IN+ 3=IN-

DIGITAL INPUT (OPTIONAL)

XLR AES/EBU : 1=GND 2=IN+ 3=IN-

POWER OUTPUTS

(1+ PARALLEL 2+) = POSITIVE

(1- PARALLEL 2- ) = NEGATIVE

ANALOG INPUTS/ LINK OUTPUTS

XLR : 1=GND 2=IN+ 3=IN-

DIGITAL INPUT (OPTIONAL)

XLR AES/EBU : 1=GND 2=IN+ 3=IN-

POWER OUTPUTS

(1+ PARALLEL 2+) = POSITIVE

(1- PARALLEL 2- ) = NEGATIVE

TECHNOLOGY

TECHNOLOGY

OUT5

1

0

9

1

0

9

2

8

2

8

3

7

3

7

4

6

4

6

1

0

5

9

1

0

5

9

8

8

2

2

OUT4

3

7

RS 485

DATA PORT

AES/EBU ANALOG

3

7

5

RS 485

DATA PORT

AES/EBU ANALOG

4

6

4

6

5

OUT3

ANALOG CH2 IN

OR AES/EBU

ANALOG CH2 IN

OR AES/EBU

OUT2

TURN

TURN

TO

TO

OUT1

TURN

OUT2

OUT1

ANALOG CH2 OUT LINK ON OFF

ANALOG CH1 OUT ANALOG CH1 IN

TURN

OUT2

OUT1

ANALOG CH2 OUT LINK ON OFF

ANALOG CH1 OUT ANALOG CH1 IN

TO

TO

INB

INA

COMPATIBILE WITH BUTTERFLY, 120° DISPERSION

Mantas

Horizontal Beamwidth

MANTAS is a reference

Octave Smooth: 1/3

+3 : -3 dB -3 : -6 dB -6 : -9 dB -9 : -12 dB < -12 dB

point in its category

+180

(compact VLA) for medium-sized

applications.

+150

+120

But it was not only conceived

as an object in its

+90

+60

own right: it has the great

+30

advantage of being compatible

with Butterfly. In

+0

-30

fact, it has the same flying

-60

points and can be used

-90

along with the Butterfly

-120

system (flown below it)

-150

as an element able to give

-180

200 500 1k 2k 5k 10k 20k wider horizontal coverage

Frequency [Hz]

(120°) for FRONT-FILL and

DOWN-FILL applications.

Numerous rental companies worldwide benefit from the “Butterfly-Mantas” combination to

ensure even sound distribution for their audiences, no matter how large they are.

Angle [°]

ASTONISHING HEADROOM - ULTRA LOW DISTORTION

A VLA formed by MANTAS elements reproduces music in a transparent and extremely dynamic

manner, enabling even the tiniest sonic details to be heard and with absolute respect for the

speed of the transient response. The headroom is sure to surprise, above all when considering

the cabinet’s dimensions and the “featherlight” weight of each single element.

2 x SUBTECH218-SP

6 x MANTAS

FROM MIXER

1 x CABLA

1 x GENIUS26

2 x T FIVE

G

enius26

Genius26

Made in Italy PATENTED

-Series

“WARNING

To reduce The Risk of Fire

or Electric Shock, do not

Expose this Apparatus

to Rain or Moisture”

CLASS2

WIRING

LOCK

LOCK

Made in Italy PATENTED

-Series

“WARNING

To reduce The Risk of Fire

or Electric Shock, do not

Expose this Apparatus

to Rain or Moisture”

CLASS2

WIRING

LOCK

LOCK


ON-BOARD PRECISION HARDWARE

1

11

12

2

10

3

4

5

The mechanics of the MANTAS flying

system is identical to that of the BUTTERFLY

system and offers the necessary precision for

the adjustments foreseen with a resolution of

0.25° per step between the elements, in spite

of the capacity being over-sized compared to

the load handled. VLA set-up in the field is a

job that takes just a few minutes and does not

require any physical strain.

9

7

6

The system’s main frame was also designed for

“stacked” use: this practical function is useful in all

cases in which it is decided to install the VLA on the

floor (e.g. on stages) rather then fly it. Using the V616

stabilizer feet, it is also possible to aim the stacked

VLA at the audience with the necessary inclination.

The dimensions and materials used enabled the

system to obtain certification, according to the strictest

international norms, for flying up to 32 elements in an

array, which is almost eight metres high. Regarding the

aiming of individual elements, compared to all the line

arrays currently on the market, the flying system features

unbeatable adjustment precision, not to mention the load it

is able to carry and the compactness that enables it to be an

integral part of each element.

8

ID DESCRIPTION CODE ID DESCRIPTION CODE

1 Extension Frame A EXTFRM-BFLY-I

2 Central (254 mm) support bar for A EXTFRM-BFLY-I A BAR-254

3 Central (332 mm) support bar for A EXTFRM-BFLY-I A BAR-332

4 Back connection bar to Frame A V568

5 0.5° STEP - 0° START back connection bar A V530A-B

6 0.5° STEP - 0.25° START back connection bar A V554A-B

7 Side connection bar A V531

8 Loudspeaker side connection bar for rope A V552-553

9 Extension Frame side connection bar for rope A V557

10 MANTAS O MANTAS

11 Side connection bar to Frame A V556

12 Central Mainframe Bfly A MFR-BFLY-I

12 MANTAS WITH 4 AMPLIFIERS...

MANTAS is used in biamp format. The channels of the amplifiers

will power the 8-inch mid woofer (LF-MF section) and the 3-inch

compression driver (HF section) separately. MANTAS clearly

has a good COST:EFFICIENCY RATIO. With just four amplifiers,

twelve elements (6+6 in stereo) can be correctly powered: this

type of set-up ensures exciting SPL for a large audience. Outline

recommends the use of its “T Five” amplifiers and Genius 26

processors (or units with similar characteristics).

dB

10

5

0

-5

-10

-15

-20

-25

-30

Frequency response

Mantas - single element response

On Axis

45° Horizontal Off Axis

-35

MANTAS - Single element frequency response

-40

60 Hz 100 200 500 1K 2K 5K 10K 20K


OPENARRAY 3D SIMULATION SOFTWARE

OPENARRAY is the avant-garde control and 3D simulation software,

written by Outline’s R&D team.

It’s a three dimensional software program that can predict the

results expected from either a live performance or an installation

of a wide range of Outline products, including all the Line Arrays

and subwoofers models as well Outline’s most popular point

source systems. The result is a ‘tool’ able to guide PA system engineers

through correct set-up procedure from an acoustic and

mechanical point of view while fully respecting safety norms.

OPENARRAY greatly facilitates installation, setting and aiming of

Line Array elements: the risk of poor results is thus drastically

reduced. The technology behind OPENARRAY is based on a GL

platform and features incredibly fast rendering time from input of

data to final design.

OPENARRAY also has the ability to import DXF files, thus giving

engineers a head start to final deployment of the intended system.

This, and many other features, makes OPENARRAY one of

the most exclusive product on the international scenario.

FIG. N° 1 FIG. N° 2

FIG. N° 3

FIG. N° 1 - MULTI-LEVEL INDOOR SPORTS ARENA

Sound reinforcement design for a multi-level indoor sports arena by means

of the use of a centre cluster with 4 VLA (vertical line array) systems.

Openarray 3D can import DXF files (the standard format for CAD-type files),

even those regarding considerably complex venue layouts. The software

enables to view the predicted SPL (sound pressure level) for each individual

frequency. It also allows to check the frequency response selected at any

point in the listening zone.

FIG. N° 4

FIG. N° 5 - MECHANICS, WEIGHTS, ANGLES

An accurate prediction of the angle between the elements, even if they are

a combination of Mantas and Low-packs, greatly facilitates “aiming” at the

audience. Riggers are thus provided with all the geometric and mechanical

data necessary for carrying out their work perfectly, without worrying about

committing any serious mistakes. A diagram is created for each array, with

all the parameters for flying according to limits set by international safety

norms for suspended loads.

FIG. N° 2 - LOCATION > ROTATION > AIMING > MIRRORING

As in the example of the theatre shown in the illustration, Openarray 3D

allows to position the VLA, rotate it on its vertical axis, aim it at the audience

and, lastly, using the “Mirror” function, perfectly clone the other channel’s

settings.

FIG. N° 3 - MULTI-ARRAY SYSTEM WITH “PHASOR SUMMATION”

As in the example of the arena shown in the illustration, Openarray 3D shows

the different arrival times of the sound (delay) fed out by the various VLA in

the point selected (in this case the signals are correlated).

FIG. N° 4 - SUBWOOFERS IN CARDIOID CONFIGURATION

Openarray 3D also ensures accurate simulations regarding “cardioid”

configurations of enclosures used to reproduce low frequencies. The

example in the illustration shows the SPL produced by 16 subwoofers in the

aforementioned configuration at a frequency of 50 Hz.

FIG. N° 5


MANTAS

NUMBER OF SPEAKERS

LOW/MID

HIGH

OPERATING CONFIGURATION

ENCLOSURE

FINISH

CONNECTORS

RIGGING HARDWARE

MAX DEGREE CABINET COUPLING

MAX FLYABLE ELEMENTS

FREQUENCY RANGE (+/- 3dB)

NOMINAL COVERAGE ANGLE -6dB

Horizontal

Vertical

NOMINAL IMPEDANCE

Low/mid

High

INPUT POWER RATING

(AES-Standard)

High-pass filtered low/mid

High

CALCULATED MAX SPL - 1m

(Single Unit - full space)

Low/mid

High (8 kHz)

SINGLE UNIT DIMENSIONS

Front Height

Rear Height

Width

Depth

Net Weight (Including flying hardware)

3

2 x 8” NdFeB bandpass loaded woofers

1 x 3” Diaphragm NdFeB, DPRWG (Double Parabolic

Reflective Wave Guide) loaded compression driver

Biamped, 2 sections

High impact exterior grade shaped composite plywood

Textured scratchproof fire-retardant black paint

2 x Neutrik NL4

Integrated high-load flying hardware and handles

7.5° with 0.25° standard minimum increment

32 - Height 7.76 m (25.46 ft) - Weight 768 kg (1693 lb)

90 Hz ÷ 18 kHz

120°

Depending on array height and curvature

8 ohm (min. 6.4 ohm)

8 ohm (min. 8.4 ohm)

Continuous WRMS

400 1,600

110 440

Continuous

123 133

128 138

Calculated W peak + 6dB

Calculated +10dB Peak

mm/kg

inches/pounds

240 9.45

186 7.3

752 29.6

521 20.5

24 52.9

WEIGHT-DIMENSIONS:SPL RATIO

MANTAS weighs just 24 kilograms (52.9 pounds) and measures 24 x 75.2

x 52.1cm (9.4 x 29.6 x 20.5 inches), i.e. the same footprint as a Butterfly

system (including hardware). Each individual element can give a peak

SPL of 138dB.

SIDE VIEW

TOP VIEW

3.75°

240

FRONT VIEW

521

REAR VIEW

700

724

675

752

OUTLINE ITALY

Tel.: ++39 030 35.81.341

Fax ++39 030 35.80.431

mail to: info@outline.it

www.outline.it

OUTLINE NORTH AMERICA LLC

Tel.: 516 249 0013

Fax: 516 249 8870

Mob.: ++1 917 873 3602

mail to: na_sales@outline.it

COPYRIGHT © OUTLINE - OUTLINE reserves the right to change specifications without notice.

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