American Audio says their new XSP series of high-power professional speakers are versatile, rugged, and offer authentic concert sound. They are available in four flavors, with power ranging from 100W to 400W, and at prices that won’t gobble up your gear budget.
With built-in power amps, the XSP series allows you to build your bands PA as your needs change. For singles and duets needing just vocal reinforcement or amplification for an acoustic guitar, two XSP-8 XSP-10 speakers should provide the volume and sound needed for small to medium size venues. Add a keyboard, or start playing for bigger audiences, and you’ll want to move up to the 12A or 15A. Because each loudspeaker has it’s own amp, you can easily add to your house system and monitors.
According to American Audio’s National Sales Manager, Tom Freret, “We used sound engineers who design concert arrays to tune and engineer these speakers, we also consulted with end-users to find what they wanted in a speaker. The XSPs provide stunning, high-quality sound associated with speakers typically costing more than twice as much. For example, they feature Time Aligned Crossover and Phase Alignment, which give them great mid-range presence. This is something that’s missing in most affordable powered speakers.”
Another premium feature found on the two larger units, the XSP-12A and XSP-15A, are Neodymium components. These provide 6dB greater output than the magnetic structures typically found in speakers at comparable price points.
All four speakers in the series can be used as stand mounts, are flyable, and can be wall or truss mounted (using optional metal brackets). The ABS nylon fiber cabinet and full grille is heavy-duty enough to hold up to the rigors of set-up and tear-down.
The XSP-8A—8-inch, 2-way powered speaker with 100W built-in Bi-amplification system, Time Aligned Crossover, and XLR Mic/Line input with volume control. Frequency response is 20Hz to 20KHz. MSRP: $239.95.
The XSP-10A—10-inch, 2-way powered speaker with 200W built-in Bi-amplifier system, Time Aligned Electronic Crossover, and a 1-inch compression driver capable of extremely high efficiencies. Built-in mixer has 1 line input, 1 Mic input, treble and bass controls, and channel and master volume. MSRP: $279.95.
The XSP-12A—High-power 12-inch, 2-way powered speaker with 300W built-in Bi-amplifier system. The Neodymium components and the 1.75” compression driver. Time Aligned Electronic Crossover. Built-in mixer has 1 line input, 1 Mic input, treble and bass controls, and channel and master volume. XLR through output. MSRP: $419.95.
XSP-15A—High-powered 15-inch, 2-way powered speaker with a 400W built-in Bi-amp system. Neodymium components and the 1.75” compression driver, Time Aligned Electronic Crossover. Built-in mixer has 2 mic inputs plus 1 line input, treble and bass controls, channel and master volume. XLR through output. MSRP: $559.95.
Originally posted 2009-07-23 00:01:28.