Portable PA Speakers
Jul 11, 2012 11:06 AM, By Mark Johnson
The FBT Mitus 115A is a two-way, bi-amplified, bass-reflex design comprising a 15in. B&C neodymium woofer with 3in. voice coil and a 1in. exit B&C neodymium HF driver with 1.7in. voice coil mounted to an 80-degree horizontal x 50-degree vertical rotatable horn. The loudspeaker is powered by Class D built-in amplifiers and provides a frequency response of 46Hz to 20KHz. Digital signal processing provides eight EQ presets. The 5/8in. birch plywood enclosure includes eight M10 fly points and a 35mm speaker stand socket.
The Fishman SA220 Solo Performance System features a column array of six low/mid drivers and a soft dome tweeter. The enhanced low frequency response eliminated the need for an accessory subwoofer. The integrated two input mixer features three-band EQ,phantom power, independent reverb level with four digital reverb effects, and an effect loop. The system weighs 25lbs. without the stand.
Galaxy Audio pretty much created the small personal monitor market with their original Hot Spot. Its PA6SR includes a wireless receiver and a mic stand insert on the bottom of the unit, a molded-in yoke bracket points, with optional yoke bracket assembly mounting mounted to a wall or ceiling surface, or attached to a mic stand and angled in any direction. The speaker features a built-in compressor/limiter, -20dB pad switches on both XLR inputs, and a three-band EQ. The two-way system comprises a 6.5in. neodymium woofer and 1.5in. Neolite tweeter driven by a 170W Class D amplifier.
Billed as the “world’s fastest PA,” the mid/high section of the Soundcaddy One from HK Audio stores in the “caddy” for transport and uses pneumatics to lift the unit out. The caddy also houses the onboard subwoofer. The system also includes an integrated 4-channel mixer and 600W of Class D amplification. The frequency response is 42Hz to 18kHz, and the maximum SPL is 125dB. Coverage is 70-degrees horizontal by 15-degrees vertical, and the system weighs 63.9lbs.
The PRX612M from JBL Professional provides a maximum SPL of 134dB peak and features nine M10 points for rigging, EQ optimization for main or monitor applications, 2-channel Class D Crown amplification, DSP for crossover, dynamic limiting, component optimization, and system EQ. The poplar plywood enclosures feature a dual pole socket for tilt down or straight mounting. Nominal coverage is 90 degrees x 50 degrees, and the frequency range is 50Hz to 19.5kHz.
The KB1 from K-Array features the ability to store presets through PC control via an onboard four-input digital mixer and processor. The processing provides control of input levels, EQ, multi-effects, compressors, and output levels. In addition to the mixer the system comprises a 12in. subwoofer and the mid/high section incorporating eight 3.15in. drivers configured as a line source. The KB1 also provides variable vertical coverage.
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