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PreSonus ships AIR loudspeakers for mobile and installed systems

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 13:19

PreSonus AIR15

PreSonus is now shipping its compact, lightweight AIR-series active loudspeakers, which provide a rich, extended low-end and natural high-frequency extension in an enclosure that will easily fit in the back seat of a small car. Backed by 1,200W of Class D/Class AB power and enhanced with easy-to-use digital tuning functions, AIR full-range systems give you all the power and tools you need for both mobile and installed sound.

The series includes three full-range loudspeakers and two subwoofers. The AIR10, AIR12, and AIR15 full-range systems feature 10-, 12-, and 15-inch low-frequency transducers, respectively. All three full-range models are driven by a distinctive amplification system that uses the combined strengths of both Class D and Class A/B amplifier designs. A Class D amplifier drives the low-frequency driver, providing 500 continuous watts of efficient, clean power for commanding low end. A 200W (continuous), Class A/B amplifier powers the high-frequency driver, delivering a natural, "AIR-y" high end.

The 1,200W AIR15s and AIR18s active subwoofers provide detailed bottom end all the way down to 35 Hz. Although designed to complement the AIR-series full-range loudspeakers, AIR-series subwoofers can be used with virtually any full-range loudspeaker, thanks to their variable lowpass filter. Optimized pre-sets for the AIR10, AIR12, and AIR15 make it easy to dial in your three-way AIR system without an external crossover.

Easy-to-use pre-sets let you customize the AIR full-range loudspeakers’ response for use as front-of-house mains, as monitor wedges, for music playback (e.g., for DJs), for enhanced low end and a warmer sound, and for improved speech intelligibility. Use the treble and bass controls to compensate for room anomalies. Location pre-sets optimize performance for stand and bracket mounting, as well as flown installations.

AIR subwoofers have DSP pre-sets for normal front-of-house use and for extended low end, as well as pre-sets to quickly configure a cardioid array (end-fire or ground-stacked). Polarity reverse and a variable alignment delay are also provided to configure more complicated subwoofer arrays or to align the subwoofer to your full-range system.

The full-range speakers’ moulded plastic, multi-angle enclosure sports non-skid rubber feet on the bottom for upright front-of-house use and on one side for stage monitor applications. AIR subwoofers offer a rugged, yet remarkably lightweight, tour-grade birch enclosure.

With their “best of both worlds” power-amp configuration; clear, natural sound with articulate and detailed high end; carefully programmed DSP pre-sets; versatile mounting options; flexible inputs with on-board mixing; and other professional features, PreSonus AIR-series loudspeakers are an excellent choice for both mobile and installed sound.

AIR-series loudspeakers are available immediately at PreSonus dealers. U.S. MAP/street prices are: AIR10 $499.95; AIR12 $599.95; AIR15 $699.95; AIR15s $799.95; and AIR18s $999.95. For more information, please visit