PreSonus has introduced the new CDL12P a full-range, constant-directivity loudspeaker that combines point source and line array technology in a package intended to provide added flexibility demanded by modern sound-reinforcement applications. The patent-pending technology is designed to enable it to radiate a very focused pattern with consistent SPL throughout the frequency-response range, both on- and off-axis.
The CDL12P is portable and can be used alone, in tandem with a subwoofer, or in an array in portable small-to-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.
The CDL12P is loaded with 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, and because the highs and lows emanate from the same point, they are intended to arrive at listeners’ ears at the same time, helping to eliminate smearing in the crossover region, with a 420 Hz crossover frequency utilized to help minimizs comb filtering. Stated dispersion is 120 degrees horizontal by 15 degrees vertical, so six enclosures rigged together form a 120- x 90-degree coverage pattern.
An integrated 500- x 500-watt Class D power amplifier includes onboard DSP presets to facilitate and simplify arrayed configurations. The integrated DSP offers a high-pass filter and limiter as well as 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. Aluminum rigging with integrated pin-loaded hardware is rated for a 10:1 load.
The CDL12P comes with a six-year warranty and is available now at PreSonus dealers for a U.S. price of $999.95. Go here for more specifics.