Originally released in 2006, the DIVA Array Series, including three formats, today equips some of the major musical, theatrical and public institutions - both national and international - including the Philharmonie de Paris, La Gaîté Lyrique, the National Assembly of South Korea, the Beijing Stadium, the National Theatre of Brittany and the Seine Musicale, among many others.
For over twenty years, Amadeus has designed, built and marketed a wide range of electro-acoustical playback systems and very high-end signal processing equipment, bringing together high technology, style and emotion. Amadeus was founded in 1992 with the reunion between designer Bernard Byk and scientist Michel Deluc, and today Amadeus has become a reference brand for sound professionals.
Amadeus enjoys close ties with major musical and scientific institutions, both national and international. Its list of long-standing French clients includes IRCAM (Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique), Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Théâtre National de Marseille, Opéra de Lyon, Philharmonie de Paris, Cité de la Musique, la Gaîté Lyrique, among others.
From the onset, Amadeus has housed a scientific research and conceptualization department, led by Michel Deluc, dedicated to, among other things, the design of custom-made acoustical and electro-acoustical solutions for a wide range of clients, including theaters, opera houses, studios, musicians, producers, composers, multidisciplinary artists, research centers, and more…
The DIVA M² is not a simple evolution of the DIVA M speaker series created in 2006, it is a revolution, a total and radical reinvention. This new version raises the bar much higher. Its new design incorporates a dramatic collection of over one hundred major changes, compared to the previous model. The structure of the low, medium, high frequency transducers, the geometry of the cabinets, their internal and external structures, the active filtering design and more broadly all major acoustic, electro-acoustic, electronic and mechanical components have been completely rethought, reinvented.
The DIVA M² houses two neodymium diaphragm compression HF drivers, coaxially-mounted with a single acoustical output, and coupled to an individual proprietary waveguide. Its unique diffraction horn has been optimized to get a vertical dispersion of 10° and a horizontal dispersion of 100°. This type of load ensures a perfectly uniform coverage and en excellent spectral quality throughout the whole listening area.
The mechanical and acoustical design enables vertical arrays of up to twenty-four loudspeakers with vertical splay angles from 0° to 10° with resolution based on a logarithmic function.
The design of inter-element angles by a logarithm function has been an inherent part of the DIVA Series since its creation. This function induces a fineness and a coherence of pointing that no other system can claim – because it features a variable curvature rigging system based on a 'logarithmic structure' of inter-element angles (0°, 0.25°, 0.5°, 1°, 1.5°, 2°, 2.6°...) which helps cover a listening area in finer detail, especially the last rows of seats, far away from the front stage. Our long experience in the field of fixed installations in theaters, operas and other venues, has led us to maintain this differentiating mechanical bias.
The DIVA M²’s legitimacy stems from the prestigious legacy gained by Amadeus in the professional audio world over the last 25 years. Our users list includes the greatest sound engineers, mixers and producers in France and throughout the world.
Etienne Colin (‘The Artist’ Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, OSS 117 Soundtrack, Jacques Dutronc…)
Jeff Ginouves (Michel Petrucciani, Aldo Romano, Kellylee Evans…)
Steven Forward (Dee Dee Bridgewater, Depeche Mode, Paul Mc Cartney, Stevie Wonder…)
Olivier Lude (M, Vanessa Paradis, Johnny Hallyday…)
Andy Wallace (Prince, Bruce Springsteen, Nirvana, Paul McCartney…)
Michael Brauer (John Mayer, Coldplay…)
Chris Lord-Alge (David Bowie, Muse…)
Tony Maserati (Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Jason Mraz, James Brown, Mariah Carey, Notorious BIG, Black Eyed Peas, Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, Puff Daddy, Tupac Shakur…)
Tchad Blake (Arctic Monkeys, Peter Gabriel, The Black Keys, U2…)
Joe Chiccarelli (Kurt Elling, Elton John, Etta James, Jamie Cullum, Al Stewart…)
Manny Marroquin (Alicia Keys, Carlos Santana, Mariah Carey, Kanye West, Usher…)
Eddie Kramer (The Beatles, David Bowie, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Rob Chapman, Carlos Santana, Joe Cocker…)
Al Schmitt (Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Diana Krall, Tony Bennett, Madonna, Michael Jackson…)
Tom Elmhirst (U2, Arcade Fire, Beck, Adele, Michael Bublé, Haim, The Civil Wars)
Jimmy Douglass (Aretha Franklin, Hall & Oates, Roberta Flack, Donny Hathaway, Foreigner, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC…)
Jack Joseph Puig (Robbie Williams, The Rolling Stones, Mary J. Blige, Eric Clapton)
Andrew Scheps (Michael Jackson, Iggy Pop, Quincy Jones, Red Hot Chili Peppers…)
Alan Meyerson (Man of Steel, Gladiator, Inception, Batman: The Dark Knight...)
Dennis Thompson (Marcus Miller, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Alicia Keys, Missy Elliot, Jimmy Cliff…)
Frequency Range (±3dB) : 65 Hz - 22 kHz
Nominal Directivity (-6 dB) H x V : 100° x 10°
Maximum SPL (LF) : 130 dB
Maximum SPL (MHF) : 142 dB
Nominal Impedance (LF) : 16 Ω
Nominal Impedance (MHF) : 16 Ω
Component (LF) : 1 x 8’’ Neodymium Driver
Component (MF) : 1 x 3,5’’ Coaxial Compression Driver
Component (HF) : 1 x 1,75’’ Coaxial Compression Driver
Power Handling AES (LF) : 700 W
Power Handling AES (MHF) : 150 W
Power Handling PEAK (LF) : 1 200 W
Power Handling PEAK (MHF) : 1 000 W
Crossover Type : Active (FIR)
Crossover Frequency (LF, MHF) : 750 Hz
Crossover Slopes (LF, MHF) : 96 dB/Oct
Usable Frequency Range (±3dB) : 45 Hz - 225 Hz
Low Frequency Limit (‐10 dB) : 35 Hz
Sensitivity : 103 dB
Maximum SPL (LF) : 139 dB
Nominal Impedance (LF) : 4 Ω
Components (LF) : 2 x 12’’ Neodymium Driver
AES Power Handling : 2400 W
Program Power Handling : 4800 W
Peak Power Handling : 6800 W
Crossover Type : Active (IIR, or FIR)
Crossover Slopes : 24 dB/Oct (IIR LR4), or 48 dB/Oct Linear Phase (FIR)