• Line array element for mid-low, mid and high frequency reproduction
  • Industry standard for sound reinforcement of all kinds and dimensions
  • Enormous SPL in spite of its small form factor
  • Optimal coupling of array elements up to the highest frequencies
  • Shape designed for maximum sturdiness and minimum diffraction
  • Equipped with a 3″ compression driver coupled with a D.P.R.W.G. wave guide
  • Four high-efficiency woofers: two band-pass loaded and two reflex high-pass loaded
  • Three-way enclosure designed for bi-amping
  • 90° horizontal coverage
  • High consistency and high efficiency as a result of the very precise cabinet design
  • High-precision rigging hardware
  • Ideal for arena tours, stadia, theatres, indoor sports venues and more

The C.D.H. 483 Hi-Pack is the Butterfly system’s element for mid-low, mid and high frequency reproduction. Weighing just 34 kg. the cabinet has an unmistakable shape which brings to mind the butterfly from which it takes its name, thanks to the triangular opening in the upper and lower “sides”. This original design solution favours the optimum coupling of array elements up to the highest frequencies, keeping the distance between the sources as short as possible and at the same time providing them with a continuous loading ‘baffle’.

The high frequency section of the Butterfly system is equipped with a 3” (1.41” throat) compression driver coupled with a D.P.R.W.G. (Double Parabolic Reflective Wave Guide) device geometrically based entirely on precise mathematic calculations to take a circular planar (flat) wavefront emitted by the source at its input (e.g. that of a compression driver) and transforming it into a rectangular planar wavefront at its output, keeping signal paths identical from every emission point of the source. The rectangular planar wavefront thus obtained can be loaded by an appropriate horn or waveguide to ensure the necessary coverage.

Four high-efficiency 8” mid woofers: two band-pass loaded (110 – 400 Hz) and two reflex high-pass (110 – 1250 Hz) loaded by the sides of a waveguide with a 90° dispersion angle are connected in parallel without any type of passive crossover, so can both be powered using one amplifier.

Butterfly & Mantas steel main frame

Butterfly & Mantas back or front extension frame

Assembly kit (2 x V 1099 and 2 x V 1100) to rig Butterfly or Mantas to the aluminium frame FRM1-AL630

Pair of adjustable feet for ground stacking (2 pieces kit)

V 556
Butterfly – main frame side connection bar

V 568
Butterfly – main frame rear connection bar

V 531
Butterfly side connection bar

V 530 A-B
Butterfly couple of splay connection bars, starting 0°, step 0.5°

V 554 A-B
Butterfly couple of splay connection bars, starting 0.25°, step 0.5°

V 552-553
Butterfly side connection bar with two- position anchor shackle for steel pull-back rope

V 557
EXTENSION-FRAME connection bar with anchor shackle for steel pull-back rope

Flight case for two Butterfly enclosures

Flight case for three Butterfly enclosures

Butterfly – Mantas main frame case to house mechanical parts and two main frames with extensions

FREQUENCY RESPONSE (-10 dB) 80 Hz – 18 kHz
Vertical: Depending on array configuration
IMPEDANCE Low/Mid: 4 Ω (min 3.5 Ω)
High: 8 Ω (min 8.3 Ω)
POWER – WAES Low/Mid: 800 (3200 peak)
High: 120 (480 peak)
MAX SHORT-TERM SPL @ 1 m, free-field* 143 dB SPL
LOUDSPEAKERS AND LOADING Low: 2 x 8″ bandpass loaded NdFeB woofers
Mid: 2 x 8″ bandpass partially horn-loaded mid woofers
High: 1 x 3″ diaphragm NdFeB compression driver loaded by a D.P.R.W.G.
WEIGHT – SINGLE UNIT 35 kg (77.2 lb)
DIMENSIONS Height: 240 mm (9 7/16″)
Width: 752 mm (29 19/32″)
Depth: 600 mm (23 5/8″)
* calculated using +10 dB crest-factor signal