ShowMatch SM5 DeltaQ Array loudspeaker

ShowMatch SM5 DeltaQ Array loudspeaker

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Bose Professional ShowMatch DeltaQ SM5 full-range array modules provide 5° nominal vertical coverage with included field-changeable waveguides offering choice of 70° or 100° horizontal coverage with optional accessory 55° waveguides.  Replace single waveguide panel to form horizontal asymmetrical patterns.   The 2-way module requires external power amplifiers (2- channels) and DSP to provide full-range response from 59 – 18,000 Hz with peak array output of up to 145 dB.


DeltaQ technology is the next-generation array design that allows “Q” (directivity) to vary with each module in the array for more consistent coverage over wide frequency range, reduced array weight and cost, and outstanding vocal clarity. Arrays can cover large vertical angles with fewer boxes.

Changeable waveguides –includes both 70°and 100°waveguides to adjust horizontal coverage. Largest-in-class size provides superior coverage control and vocal clarity. Change single panel for asymmetrical patterns. Optional 55°waveguides for SM5.

Compact, portable enclosure –Versatile design allows both fixed install and portable applications, from small clubs and houses of worship to the largest performing arts centers and AV productions.

Tour-sound output level –4x Bose Professional EMB2S compression drivers, improved with more HF output, and 2x 8-inch neodymium high-power woofers allow array output up to 145 dB SPL.

3-point “quick pin” rigging -Fast, easy setup with up to 24 full-range modules and 10:1 safety factor.

Removable side rigging-guard/handles –provides rigging guard and hand holds for portable applications. Easily removed for permanent installs for reduced width and cleaner visual appearance.

Rigging overlap angle adjustment -only on SM5 modules, coverage overlap or “splay” can be adjusted from 0 to 5°, in 1°increments, to provide long throw distance and high SPL.


  • Theaters
  • Houses of worship
  • Auditoriums
  • Performing arts venues
  • Arenas



Technical Summary

Frequency Response (-3 dB)
69 Hz - 16 kHz

Frequency Range (-10 dB)
 59 Hz - 18 kHz

Nominal Coverage Pattern (H x V)
 70° H x 5° V (includes waveguides for 100° H x 5° V)

Long-Term Power Handling
Low Frequency: 450 W (1800 W peak)
High Frequency: 100 W (400 W peak)

Nominal Impedance
Low Frequency: 8 Ω
High Frequency: 6 Ω

Sensitivity (SPL / 1 W @ 1 m)
Low Frequency: 94 dB
High Frequency: 107 dB

Maximum SPL @ 1 m
Low Frequency: 121 dB
High Frequency:127 dB

Calculated Maximum SPL @ 1 m, peak
Low Frequency: 127 dB
High Frequency:133 dB

Mechanical Diagrams

Front View

Top View

Side View

Rear View

Bottom View

Product Codes



ShowMatch Array frame
ShowMatch Array frame
ShowMatch Sub-Module transition kit
ShowMatch Sub-Module transition kit
ShowMatch Array Pullback Bracket
ShowMatch Array Pullback Bracket
ShowMatch Quick Pin Kit
ShowMatch Quick Pin Kit
ShowMatch T-Bar Array Frame
ShowMatch T-Bar Array Frame
ShowMatch Array frame multipoint bracket
ShowMatch Array frame multipoint bracket
ShowMatch waveguide for SM5
ShowMatch waveguide for SM5