HDL 20-A, Array Speaker Cabinet from RCF in the HDL series.

Prestacor 06/01/2012

RCF HDL 20-A : Prestacor's user review

«  A test! This is a very good compromise. »

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Value For Money : Excellent
I listened to a comprehensive HDL-20 with eight per side and eight sub 4PRO8006 (two under each cluster and four in the center stack) (photo - 05).

The system has the ability to be easily exploitable.
The line array enclosure that is easy to use with several push buttons on the back to choose the configuration of each speaker (photo - 01). It is the same for the fastening system, three point hitch, including the rear with a bracket to choose the curvature of each dish (photo - 02).

The control was placed at 22 meters from the sound system (photo - 03). Listening was done at about 40 meters (photo - 04).

First test with Rebecca Pidgeon: Grand Mother.
The voice is there, the sound is clear and it is strong. I can not find it lacked clarity. In short, it starts well.
For those familiar with such, so the sound was dynamic without real aggressiveness, that for this type of music it is quite far from usual (Hi-Fi and HR).

Second test, Pink Floyd: Money.
The stereo image is there, I'm still 40 meters between the two lines. The sound is powerful and widely followed by the sub even if I find that a lack of serious choulla from the level of heads. It is indeed impressive to have so much juice at that distance, I have my tester spl, we 106 dB in the daytime. Big potato (photo 04).

Last Test, Deadmau5: Where are my keys. (I know AC has nothing to do, but knowing that it will serve as material for the live concert that evening in the mail had to test it, it's not Deplus dégelasse like her ^ ^).
It's big sound, dry in the midrange but no aggression, at least I really like the record (the sound is horrible on eg ST215), a serious enough ample. While the sound is easy to produce (there are not too many harmonic), but it's still impressive, even if these boxes are not where I'll buy, I confess that m ' have still more and I find them cheap (quality / good price).

I also approached the system during the various plays, sound and power is always so clear (I have not tested before the heads, they were high, but I did not see the interest obviously in by I twisted an ear drum ...). In all this it's amazing power because the system is small enough in the end!

Anecdote: When you first listen, there was the HDL-20, the bass was there, certainly there are 16 HP to 25 cm per side, but still (photo - 06), knowing that there had the high-pass enabled on all heads except the bottom two in each cluster.

Finally: We must remember that this system had its power and ease of use (plug & play) will appeal to many people. It is designed for small and medium structure and I think FCR stand there a product that will do a lot of noise because it is affordable!

You should know that a big head costing € 2100 TTC and a sub around € 3500 incl. This means that the price / quality ratio is excellent and I truly believe that FCR will sell like hotcakes these boxes!