PreSonus says their new AIR full-range systems, with 1,200W of Class D/Class AB power and enhanced digital tuning functions, provide rich, extended low-end with natural high-frequency extension in an enclosure that will fit in the back seat of a small car.
The AIR series includes the AIR10, AIR12, and AIR15 sporting 10-, 12-, and 15-inch low-frequency transducers. The three full-range models are driven by an amplification system that combines the strengths of a Class D with a Class A/B amplifier. The Class D amp provides 500 watts (continuous ) for commanding low end while a 200W (continuous) Class A/B amplifier powers the high-frequency driver.
Complimenting the full-range boxes, the 1,200W AIR15s and AIR18s active subs add detailed bottom end all the way down to 35 Hz. The AIR subwoofers can be used with virtually any full-range loudspeaker, thanks to their variable lowpass filter. Optimized presets for the AIR10, AIR12, and AIR15 make it easy to dial-in a three-way AIR system without an external crossover.
With the on-board presets, you can tweak the AIR full-range loudspeakers’ response for use as front-of-house mains, as monitor wedges, for music playback, for enhanced low end, and for improved speech intelligibility. Additional presets optimize the speakers for stand, bracket, or flown and treble and bass controls are compensate for room anomalies..
AIR subwoofers have DSP presets for normal front-of-house use and for extended low end, as well as presets 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’ molded plastic, multi-angle enclosure sports nonskid 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 presets; versatile mounting options; flexible inputs with onboard mixing; and other professional features, PreSonus AIR-series loudspeakers are an excellent choice for both mobile and installed sound.
AIR-series loudspeakers are available now 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.