Hybrid Curvature array
- 12” and 15” models with coaxial drivers from Beyma
- 21” Subwoofer with 4.0” Quattro voice coil from Beyma
- EVO-Fold waveguide
- Integral side plate rigging
- Premium Baltic birch construction
- EASE .gll files for download
- FIR presets for download
- Versatile with comprehensive hardware accessories
The science behind the new WLA-1 Hybrid Curvature Array is intense.
With 12” and 15” full-range elements and a breath-taking 21” subwoofer, the new WLA-1 system has been engineered by IAG’s International R&D team to be highly versatile – making it perfect for touring and fixed installations.
The drivers inside are very special. Designed and Engineered by Wharfedale Pro UK and manufactured in Europe by Beyma, the full-range WLA-112 and WLA-115 elements use a coaxial design in combination with the exclusive incredible EVO-Fold high frequency waveguide. This design provides consistent dispersion coverage on both the horizontal and vertical planes with the sound radiating from one, singular and coherent, source. Together with the dedicated FIR presets library a flatter phase front is granted allowing outstanding audio quality performance.
This highly engineered solution combats issues that traditional constant curvature two way systems suffer from due to physical spacing between the drive units.
Meanwhile, the WLA-121SUB uses a 21” Beyma driver with a 4.0” Quattro voice coil which results in the most extreme, but controllable flying subwoofer in the Wharfedale Pro line up.
The WLA-1 system can easily be configured in 3 different ways. As a sub-top pole mount, as a flown array with the optional Common Fly Frame, or as a Horizontal system with the optional WLA-1 Link hardware. Such versatility allows for users to deploy the system for multiple activities.
WLA-1 is a unique Hybrid Curvature Array. The science behind its development has been intense, but this extreme engineering results in an extra-ordinary system with massive lows, consistent coverage and phase coherence.
- 12″ Coaxial Beyma driver
- 450 W Continuous
- 900 W Programme
- 1800 W Peak
- 4.0″ LF voice coil
- 2.87″ HF voice coil
- 139 dB System Peak SPL
- 15″ Coaxial Beyma driver
- 500 W Continuous
- 1000 W Programme
- 2000 W Peak
- 4.0″ LF voice coil
- 2.87″ HF voice coil
- 141 dB System Peak SPL
- 21″ Beyma driver
- 1600 W Continuous
- 3200 W Programme
- 6400 W Peak
- 4.0″ Quattro LF voice coil (4 layers)
- 147 dB System Peak SPL
COAXIAL FULL RANGE
The 12” and 15” elements use coaxial drivers from Beyma – which are manufactured in Europe.
This coaxial design gives consistent coverage on both Horizontal and Vertical planes – while competitive traditional constant curvature two way systems do not have consistent coverage in one axis at least by design.
WLA-1 coaxial design gives consistent coverage and is unique.
WLA-1 System gives constant coverage on both Horizontal and Vertical planes
Competitive traditional constant curvature two way systems do not have consistent coverage in one axis at least by design.
HYBRID CURVATURE ARRAY
With a traditional Constant Curvature Array….Arrays of 6 elements or more are simply not practical.
With the WLA-1 Hybrid Curvature design, arrays of up to 6 elements can be configured.
EVO-Fold reduces the usual phase issues that traditional constant curvature line arrays have due to them having the drive units physically some distance apart in the array. One specially-designed coaxial mid-high frequency driver is loaded to a unique EVO-Fold horn. The EVO-Fold horn combines a unique folded and manifold design. The most advanced FEM technology has been used to create this.
The high-mid energy exits produce a uniphasic sound in the widest range of frequencies. And visually, the detail of the EVO-Fold waveguide is a work of art.
21". Yes - Really!
The 21″ subwoofer driver is manufactured by Beyma in Europe.
Extreme features… for extreme (and controllable) sub sound pressure levels.
Configure vertically and deploy as a ‘traditional’ flying array.
The optional WLA-1 Common Fly Frame ensures stability and that flying is easy.
Configure on the ground.
The optional SP-4 pole easily connects the 21″ sub to the tops. Dual angle 35 mm pole sockets in the full range elements makes angle adjustments safe and easy.
Configure a horizontal flying array.
The optional WLA-1 Link hardware connects three elements of either WLA-112 or WLA-115 to create a 3 unit horizontal array with 60 V x 100 H dispersion
EASE FOCUS SUPPORT
WLA-1 Series have gll files available for EASE FOCUS 3.
TALK ABOUT ANGLES
WLA-1 introduces a new Hybrid concept giving variable angles of 0, 5, 10 and 15 degrees.
Easily adjusted using the integral rigging brackets.
Optional Common FLY FRAME
Configure the system how you like with the WLA-1 Common Fly Frame.
Subs at the top ? WLA-115’s or WLA-112’s. The Common Fly Frame supports all the different models in the WLA-1 series.
Imagine your dream system! You can configure a WLA-1 series rig to suit your needs! Here’s three ideas !
|Design||Hybrid Curvature Array||Hybrid Curvature Array||Subwoofer|
|System Type||12″ coaxial passive||15″ coaxial passive||21″ Subwoofer|
|Frequency Response (+/-3 dB)||55 Hz – 20 KHz||42 Hz – 20 KHz||25 Hz – 100Hz|
|Frequency Range (- 10 dB)||35 Hz – 25 KHz||25 Hz – 25 KHz||18 Hz – 125 Hz|
|Sensitivity 2.83 V/1 m||101||102||103 dB*|
|Calculated Maximum SPL @ 1 m||133 dB||135 dB||141 dB*|
|System Peak SPL||139 dB**||141 dB**||147 dB**|
|System Rated Impedance||8 Ω||8 Ω||4 Ω|
|*||level at 1 m under half space conditions using pink noise with crest factor 2, with dedicated preset.|
|**||level at 1 m under free field conditions using pink noise with crest factor 4, with dedicated preset.||level at 1 m under free field conditions using pink noise with crest factor 4, with dedicated preset.||level at 1 m under half space conditions using pink noise with crest factor 4, with dedicated preset.|
|Low Frequency Transducer|
|Size||312 mm / 12”||388 mm / 15”||545 mm / 21″|
|Voice Coil Size||101.6 mm / 4.0”||101.6 mm / 4.0”||101.6 mm / 4.0″ QUATTRO (4 layers)|
|LF Frame Material||Aluminium||Aluminium||Aluminium|
|High Frequency Transducer|
|HF Driver Type||Compression Driver||Compression Driver||/|
|Coil Size (mm / inches)||72.2 mm / 2.87″||72.2 mm / 2.87″||/|
|Exit Size (mm / inches)||38.1mm / 1.5″||38.1mm / 1.5″||/|
|Diaphragm Material||Composite titanium / polyester||Composite titanium / polyester||/|
|Nominal Coverage (HxV)||100° x 20°||100° x 20°||/|
|Copper Demodulating rings in both LF and HF units||Copper Demodulating rings in both LF and HF units||Aluminium demodulating ring|
|Waterproof LF cone||Waterproof LF cone||Waterproof LF cone|
|Shared High performing Ferrite magnet system design||Shared High performing Ferrite magnet system design||Malt Cross® TCS|
|System Continuous Power (W)||450||500||1600|
|System Programme Power (W)||900||1000||3200|
|System Peak Power (W)||1800||2000||6400|
|Crossover Frequency||1.2 KHz||1.2 KHz||100 Hz|
|Recommended HPF = BW 18 dB/oct.||30 Hz||25 Hz||20 Hz|
|Input Connector||2 x speakON compatible||2 x speakON compatible||2 x speakON compatible|
|Rigging & Hardware:||3 points for rigging||3 points for rigging||3 points for rigging|
|Vertical Splay angle range:||0°- 5° – 10° – 15°||0°- 5° – 10° – 15°||/|
|Horizontal Splay angle||15°||15°||/|
|Optional Accessories||WLA-1 Common Fly Frame||WLA-1 Common Fly Frame||WLA-1 Common Fly Frame|
|Optional Accessories||WLA-1 Link||WLA-1 Link||–|
|Stand pole:||Dual Angle +7.5° / -7.5°||Dual Angle +7.5° / -7.5°||M20 Pole mount|
|Handles:||2 side / 2 back||2 side / 2 back||2 side （4 pcs)|
|Enclosure Material and finish||15 mm plywood / Rhino Rock||15 mm plywood / Rhino Rock||18 mm plywood / Rhino Rock|
|Colour||Black paint||Black paint||Black paint|
|Grille Material & Finish||Powder coated perforated steel||Powder coated perforated steel||Powder coated perforated steel|
|Dimensions – Unpacked:|
|Height Front||332 mm / 13.1″||408 mm / 16.1″||820 mm / 32.3″|
|Height Rear||246.4 mm / 9.7″||302 mm / 11.8″||/|
|Width||566 mm / 22.3″||566 mm / 23.4″||566 mm / 23.4″|
|Depth||465 mm / 18.3″||543 mm / 16.5″||760 mm / 29.9″|
|Dimensions – Packed:|
|Height||661 mm / 26.0″||661 mm / 26.0″||895 mm / 35.2″|
|Width Front||550 mm / 21.7″||630 mm / 24.8″||656 mm / 25.8″|
|Width Rear||550 mm / 21.7″||630 mm / 24.8″||/|
|Depth||410 mm / 16.7″||490 mm / 19.3″||850 mm / 33.5″|
|Net Weight||29.4 Kg||34.5 Kg||70.5 Kg|
|Gross Weight||31.8 Kg||37.5 Kg||76.5 Kg|
WLA-1 Series Media
(External link to OneDrive library)