Dakota Audio FA501

Large Format Overhead Array Speaker

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The Dakota Audio FA-501 Directional Audio array is the larger version (36 inches square) of the FA-602.
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The Dakota Audio FA-501 Directional Audio array is the larger version (36 inches square) of the FA-602. The FA-501 directs the audio signal straight down (as compared to the FA-602's focused audio signal that projects to the side at a fifteen degree angle). The FA-501 produces a circular sound pattern enabling a variety of mounting postions from horizontally overhead to mounting vertically on a wall or under a grating in the floor - these units have been installed in every configuration possible.

The FA-501's full range sound capability is unmatched in the directional audio industry. It is frequently used where sound quality and control is paramount. The FA-501 is used in the Country Music Hall of Fame, Stax Museum of American Soul Music, several museums within the Smithsonian Institution, The National Constitution Center, The Corvette Museum, The Newseum, and in countless retail and digital signage applications.

This speaker is commonly installed in conjunction with retail digital signage, in sports bars, and in the majority of the museums in the world. (over 75% of the museums in North America alone) The FA-501 is covered by Dakota Audio's five (5) year warranty with product registration, and if purchasing an evaluation unit, is eligible for Dakota Audio's industry shattering 90 day money back guarantee.


  • Digital Signage
  • Trade Show Booths
  • Healthcare
  • Museum Exhibits
  • Waiting Areas
  • Education
  • Supermarkets
  • Retail
  • Libraries


  • Easily adjustable for both mounting height and patten width
  • Built-in amplifier w/ volume control and two-position gain switch
  • Transformer isolated line level input supports both balanced or unbalanced audio
  • Built-in equalizer with the preset adjustments to the audio frequency response for the program material

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  • 16-18 Volt AC or 24 Volt DC power
  • Aluminum construction, with non-reflective black powder coat finish
  • Includes a snap-on fabric grill cover, in black or white


  • Dimensions: 3" x 36" x 36" (76mm x 915mm x 915mm)
  • Weight: 37 lbs (16.7 kg)
  • Grill Cover: Flame retardant fabric covers available in: black or white
  • Mounting Height: Approximately: 8' (2.5m) -14' (4m)
  • Coverage Pattern: Adjustable from very tight (less than a meter) to three meters (10 feet)
  • Frequency Response: Full Range - from ~200HZ - ~5KHZ
  • Power: 16-18 VAC or 24 VDC, 15 watts (transformer included)
  • Input: Line level balanced or unbalanced - Screw terminals and 1/8" mini jack
  • Amplification: Built in amplifier with volume control and two position gain control
  • Maximum Output Level: 90 dBA (internally limited for safety)
  • Options: Custom covers, Cables, Weatherproofing, built in Media Player

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