Renkus-Heinz VA or VAX101i-7

Modular Point Source Line Array

VARIAi’s fully modular design enables cabinets to be easily configured as flown vertical arrays, powerful horizontal arrays, or ground stacked systems. With a range of vertical and horizontal dispersion angles and Renkus-Heinz’s unique Transitional WaveGuides, VARIAi’s highly configurable enclosures and ingenious hardware make it easy to custom design an


VARIA101i Array Modules are built around a high power 10" Low Frequency woofer coupled with either one or two neodymium High Frequency Compression Drivers. These audiophile quality components coupled with Renkus-Heinz unique Tuned Conic Diverter WaveGuide, ensure the optimum sound quality and arrayability.

7.5º VARIAi cabinets employ concealed flying hardware to hang and array like traditional line arrays, 15º and 22.5º cabinets are fixed curvature and must be tight pack arrayed.

VA101i cabinets are self-powered with integral PF2-500R DSP and CobraNet enabled amp modules. VAX101i enclosures require external amplification and DSP processing.

The VA101i-7 is designed using a single 10-inch Low Frequency Woofer and two 1-inch High Frequency Compression Drivers. Available in 60º, 90º, and 120º standard configurations, as well as with 60º/90º and 90/120º transitional WaveGuide options. The VA101i-7 is arrayable from 0º to 7.5º in 1.5º steps.

The VAX101i-7 is a passive version of the same system.





District Six Fine Arts Center – Versatile Sound for a Versatile Auditorium

Roebuck, SC | November, 2014 - "VARIA was an ideal choice for this venue because its variable coverage pattern enabled us to use fewer boxes to achieve the same coverage. The result was a reduction in both cost and weight, as well as improved sightlines." - David Clyburn, Musicraft



Greater Faith Gets VARIA

New Albany, IN | February, 2013 - The Church of the Greater Faith is an active and forward-thinking Pentecostal congregation that has been growing by leaps and bounds, thanks in no small part to their contemporary approach to worship. Indeed, Greater Faith's rapid growth has been a source of both joy and challenges, and as their numbers have swelled, their modest 700-seat sanctuary now hosts two Sunday morning services, with a third service added in the afternoon.



Landmark Oakland Church Gets VARIA

Oakland, CA | February, 2014 - "Typical line arrays would only provide the right directivity in one plane. The client wanted a line array system that would provide the output and headroom for the sound they create, and VARIA fit the bill perfectly." - Rocky Giannetta, Layer 8, Inc.


Long Beach Arena’s Pacific Ballroom is Covered by Renkus-Heinz

Long Beach, CA | February, 2014 - "The IC2 delivers such even sound pressure level from front to back. When we did the demo, it was set up at the far end of the arena and shot down the long way. You could walk the whole space, cover the floor, and keep it a solid 98 db SPL from one side to the other." - Andy Batwinas, Electrosonics



Premiere Southern California Live Music Venue Steps it Up with VARIA

Long Beach, CA | December, 2013 - "We couldn't be happier with the new VARIA system. Our customer base noticed immediately. It's loud, clear, and clean, without blowing people away. Thanks to the new VARIA system, we are now known as the premiere live music venue in Southern California." -- Mike Neufeld, Owner, The Gaslamp





Technical Information

1.0V for RPO

LF 99dB (1W/1m)
HF 113dB (1W/1m)
Freq. Response:All Models80Hz to 18kHz (+/- 3dB)
Max SPL:VA101i-7/x-R
LF 126dB peak @ 1 meter

LF 134dB peak @ 1 meter
LF 140dB peak @ 1 meter (4 cabinets)
HF 138dB peak @ 1 meter
Vert. Coverage:All Models7.5° (15° and 22.5° variants available)
Horiz. Coverage:All Models101i-7/6-R 60°
101i-7/9-R 90°
101i-7/12-R 120°
Power Rating:VA101i-7/x-R
See PF2-500R Internal Power Amplifier Specifications

LF 250W AES @ 8 ohms (recommended amplifier power 625W @ 8 ohms)
HF 100W AES @ 16 ohms (recommended amplifier power 250W @ 16 ohms)
Transducers:All ModelsLF 10" Woofer SSL10-4
HF 2x 1" exit, 1.75" VC, Compression Drivers SSD1750-TN-8
See PF2-500R Internal Power Amplifier Specifications

2x NL4 Speakon (looping) LF 1+/1- HF 2+/2-, Barrier Strip
Options:All ModelsWR Weather Resistant Treatment
Enclosure:All Models3/4" (19 mm) Multiply Birch Construction
Perforated metal grille
Finish:All ModelsBlack or White Paint as Standard
Custom Color Paint available as cost option
Dimensions:All Models24 3/8" W x 12 15/16" H x 14 7/8" D
(618.5 mm x 328.7 mm x 378.3 mm)
Weight:All Models73 Lbs (33.1 kg) Net without MPS rigging connector
77 Lbs (34.9 kg) Net with MPS rigging connector