Portable PA Speakers
Jul 11, 2012 11:06 AM, By Mark Johnson
The M-Audio GSR10 two-way 250W active sound reinforcement speaker comprises a 1in. high-frequency Titanium compression driver and 10in. low-frequency driver with 2.5in. voice coil driven by Class D amplification. Four EQ presets are provided for normal, hi-fi, DJ, and voice applications. Interlocking fixtures allow for the stacking of two speakers on top of each other, and the angled cabinet provides for use as a floor monitor. The cabinet includes integrated M10 fly points and a 1.4in. pole mount.
Mackie incorporates driver technology from EAW and horn technology from Martin Audio for the HD1221 high-definition powered loudspeaker. The 15mm birch ply cabinet includes 12 integrated M10 points for rigging, is pole mountable, and features a 60-degree angle for floor monitor applications. A three-position voicing mode switch provides EQ options. Frequency response is 55Hz to 20kHz, and the coverage is 90 degrees x 50 degrees. Maximum calculated SPL is 133dB.
The Meyer Sound UPJ-1P Compact VariO loudspeaker features a rotatable 80-degree x 50-degree horn and a 10in. low-frequency cone driver in a birch enclosure. A 2-channel Class AB/Bridged amplifier provides a maximum SPL of 128dB. Aluminum end plates with integral M-8 threaded points allow for rigging or attachment of third-party and Meyer Quick-Fly rigging options.
The MA-303 miniature portable wireless system from MiPro accepts up to two wireless receivers that are compatible with all MiPro handheld and bodypack transmitters. The system can operate via AC or rechargeable lithium battery with a four LED battery strength indicator. A 3.5mm line-in provides for use with external sources such as MP3, iPod of CD players. Also available is an optional USB music player and recorder.
The PVXp 15 from Peavey Electronics incorporates a 15in. low-frequency driver mounted in a molded polypropylene enclosure that includes integrated pole mount, fly points, and an angled side. A module bay allows for the use of expansion modules for additional functionality. LEDs indicate signal presence, DDT compression, and speaker protection active.
QSC Audio’s KW152 features a 15in. low-frequency cone transducer and a 1.75in. diaphragm compression high driver. Coverage is 60 degrees axisymmetric, and maximum peak SPL is 133dB. Additional features include Tilt-Direct pole cup mounting system that provides a 7.5-degree downward tilt, and DSP for excursion limiting and extended low-frequency response.
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