Category Archives: Speakers

Bose L1 Cylindrical Radiator Loudspeaker Now Available With ToneMatch Presets For Taylor Guitars

Bose Corporation has introduced a new set of ToneMatch™ presets customized for Taylor® Guitars. Available with the Bose® L1™ Cylindrical Radiator® loudspeaker, these presets are designed to give owners of Taylor’s Expression System® guitars the ability to deliver truer, more natural guitar sound to listening audiences of up to several hundred people, with little change in tone or level.

Recognizing the challenges acoustic players face when trying to amplify their guitar, engineers from Bose and Taylor worked together to develop the ToneMatch presets. The result is a system that offers acoustic players a way to maintain their Taylor tone while playing amplified. The ToneMatch series includes presets for a number of Taylor body shapes, including Dreadnought, Grand Concert, Grand Auditorium and Jumbo, each with a setting specific to fingerpicking and strumming.

The L1 Cylindrical Radiator loudspeaker is the result of a decade of research and development into the improvement of live amplified sound. It projects sound evenly across the stage and into the audience, maintaining uniquely consistent sound levels for both performers and audience members. The L1 loudspeaker mimics the acoustical qualities of a natural, all-acoustic unamplified performance. It allows musicians to hear themselves and each other, improving the quality of their performance and the players’ enjoyment, with a compact system that can be set up in minutes.

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Bose L1 Cylindrical Radiator Loudspeaker

Bose L1 Cylindrical Radiator Loudspeaker

Samson Introduces The db300 Series Of Two-Way Loudspeakers

Samson has introduced the dB300 line of portable, 2-way loudspeakers. The line features both active and passive versions of the loudspeaker, suitable for a variety of applications, maximizing performance and versatility.

The dB300 (passive) has a power handling capacity of 300 Watts RMS and features a custom designed 12-inch driver with 3-inch voice coil, a 1.75 inch titanium compression driver with a 1-inch exit, parallel Speakon™ and 1/4-inch connectors.

The dB300a (active) amplifier section produces 300 Watts RMS total power and the same driver and horn combination as the passive version along with balanced microphone and line level inputs with 2-band EQ.

Maximizing flexibility through design, the dB300 series is also designed to perform as near or far field stage monitors and includes pole mounts and integrated M6 fly points for a variety of applications.

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Samson db300 Two-Way Loudspeakers

Posted in Speakers, Technology

Genelec Launches Range Of Slot-Wall Mounts For 8000 Series Speakers

Genelec has launched a range of so-called ‘slot-wall’ mounts for its 8000 range of speaker systems.

The mounts, co-designed with König & Meyer, are ideal for display walls usedin stores and demo facilities as well as studios, post production houses and are proving increasingly popular in residential locations.

Quickly fixed to the rear of the 8020A & 8030A series speaker using the existing mounting holes, and the the bottom of the 8040A & 8050A, they make hanging a speaker a breeze. They also leave the user free to reposition the speakers very easily without touching the underlying wall with new fixings.

Available this autumn.

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Genelec Slot-Wall Mounts For 8000 Series Speakers

Posted in Recording, Speakers

HK Audio Introduces The L.U.C.A.S. Smart Live Sound Speaker System

With the new L.U.C.A.S SMART system, HK AUDIO introduces the most compact representative of the entire L.U.C.A.S product line.

Despite a system weight of only 30 kg, L.U.C.A.S Smart delivers over 400 remarkable watts of power. The subwoofer is fed by a 250-watt PWM digital power amp and employs the same 10″ speaker that has already proven itself in high-end touring systems. The subwoofer also houses the two 80-watt power amps for the satellite speakers, each of which is equipped with a 6.5″ woofer and 1″ dome tweeter. Thanks to their especially wide and even coverage pattern, the pair of satellites deliver the kind of precise sonic experience usually associated with good studio monitors. Vocals especially benefit from this system’s ability to render fine details.

L.U.C.A.S SMART has connections for a dynamic microphone and a stereophonic signal source such as a CD, DVD or MP3 player, together with individual gain controls, so this smart, compact system can be used on its own without an external mixer. As with all L.U.C.A.S systems, SMART also features the HK AUDIO MicroTilt™ integral stand mount adapter. With its tilt angle of 10″, the speakers can be aligned optimally towards the audience. Ceiling reflections, so often the cause of phase problems, can be avoided for greater clarity and focus.

Accessories are available as an option. Anyone wanting to make it even easier than it already is to move L.U.C.A.S SMART from point A to point B will find the L.U.C.A.S SMART Roller Bag a convenient means of packing and rolling the system to its destination. For the less nomadic, wall mounts are available for the satellites to facilitate fixed installation of the system.

L.U.C.A.S SMART is immediately available.

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HK Audio L.U.C.A.S. Smart Live Sound Speaker System

Posted in Audio, Live Sound, Speakers