Portable PAs Technology Showcase
Feb 14, 2011 12:00 PM, By Mark Johnson
The ELX112P 12in. Live X powered loudspeaker from Electro-Voice weighs 51.5lbs. and features and asymmetrical wood enclosure. Its maximum SPL is 132dB, and the frequency response is 50Hz to 20kHz. The system offers two XLR/TRS combo jacks and one stereo RCA for inputs.
The ProMaxX 12A from FBT USA features eight DSP EQ presets with a frequency response of 48Hz to 20kHz and a peak SPL of 133dB. Its coverage is 90 degrees horizontal by 60 degrees vertical, and its net weight is 34.8lbs. The polypropylene cabinet allows monitor angles of 12, 40, or 55 degrees.
The Galaxy Audio AS-TV10 provides the ability to run up to 6 hours on battery power and includes slots for options such as CD/MP3 player and a wireless transmitter and receiver. Inputs include XLR, RCA, 1/4in., and 1/8in.
JBL Professional's EON 515XT features a maximum SPL of 132dB and a frequency range of 39Hz to 20kHz with coverage of 100 degrees horizontal by 60 degrees vertical. The EON 515XT also features an onboard 3-channel mixer and integrated M10 rigging points. It weighs 32.5lbs.
Mackie's TH-12A features a user-adjustable three-band contour EQ with a sweepable mid-frequency. The driver complement consists of 12in. low frequency and 1in. compression high driver. Its net weight is 25.5lbs.
The GSR12 active sound-reinforcement speaker from M-Audio (now owned by Avid) comprises 12in. LF and 1.3in. HF drivers. The system features four EQ presets with a frequency range of 55Hz to 20kHz in the normal setting. The unit's coverage is 90 degrees horizontal by 60 degrees vertical with a maximum SPL of 127dB. In addition to the pole pocket, five integrated M-10 rigging points are located on the cabinet. Its net weight is 31lbs.
The Meyer Sound UPQ-1P provides 100-degrees-horizontal-by-60-degrees-vertical coverage and an operating frequency range of 55Hz to 18kHz. Its peak output SPL is 136dB. A 2-channel Class AB/H amplifier powers an 15in. LF cone driver and a 1.5 exit compression HF driver, and rigging options include array plate and mounting yoke.
The MA-808 from Mipro features Class AB (HF) and Class D (LF) amplifiers driving a 1.5in. titanium compression driver and a 10in. woofer, respectively. The system includes slots for up to four diversity UHF receivers, and digital master volume control allows for remote control of the main level.
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