PreSonus CDL12P Constant-Directivity Loudspeaker a Great Solution for Bands, DJs, and Small Venues

Despite a second wave of lockdowns taking place around the world, PreSonus are being positive by annoucing their latest loudspeaker for live music venues and bands and DJs.  

Baton Rouge, Louisiana—October 2020… PreSonus®’ new CDL12P full-range, constant-directivity, powered sound-reinforcement loudspeaker combines the best attributes of point source and line array technology to provide the flexibility demanded by modern sound-reinforcement applications. Its unique, patent-pending, constant-directivity design enables it to radiate a highly focused pattern with consistent SPL throughout the frequency-response range, both on- and off-axis. The result is clear, articulate speech intelligibility and natural music reproduction.

The CDL12P is portable and can be used alone, in tandem with a subwoofer, or in an array, making it a great choice for touring bands and mobile DJs, as well as for fixed installs in small and midsize venues that don’t need a networkable loudspeaker. The original Dante-enabled CDL12 is recommended for venues that require a networkable constant-directivity loudspeaker.

Each CDL12P consists of eight 2-inch drivers aligned in a segmented circular-arc high-frequency array centered in front of a 12-inch woofer. The outputs of the low-frequency driver and the high-frequency array travel on the same acoustic axis, as with a coaxial studio monitor. Because the highs and lows emanate from the same point, they arrive at listeners’ ears at the exact same time, so the CDL12P doesn’t create any smearing in the crossover frequencies, ensuring better intelligibility throughout the frequency-response range and better sonic coherence across the entire venue. A low, 420 Hz crossover frequency minimizes comb filtering. Regardless of how many CDL12Ps you stack (up to six total), you get focused sound with consistent SPL coverage both on- and off-axis. Each CDL12P delivers 120° horizontal by 15° vertical dispersion, so six enclosures rigged together form a 120° x 90° coverage pattern.

The CDL12P’s integrated 500x500W Class D power amplifier features onboard DSP presets to facilitate and simplify arrayed configurations. The integrated DSP offers a high-pass filter; a limiter; tuning for use with PreSonus CDL18s, AIR18s, and ULT18 subwoofers; and controls for the number of enclosures used. A dual-angle pole mount is provided, supporting the use of one or two enclosures when pole-mounted on a tripod stand, or atop the companion CDL18s, ULT18, or AIR18s subwoofer, allowing the system to adapt to varying audience sizes. Heavy-duty aluminum rigging with integrated pin-loaded hardware rated for a 10:1 load ensures a safe solution for flown installations.

The CDL12P comes with a six-year warranty, so in the unlikely event you experience an issue, you can count on PreSonus to make it right. It’s available now at your favorite PreSonus dealer for a U.S. price of $999.95. For more information visit www.presonus.com/products/CDL12P.

 

 

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