PreSonus Ships Compact, Lightweight AIR Loudspeakers

October 4, 2016 by Robert Lindquist

presonus-air18s-backIf you’re thinking about purchasing new loudspeakers, the new AIR Series from PreSonus deserves a spot on your shopping list. The series includes three full-range loudspeakers and two subwoofers.

The AIR10, AIR12, and AIR15 full-range boxes sport 10-, 12-, and 15-inch low-frequency transducers, respectively, driven by an amplification system that combines Class D and Class A/B amp designs. A Class D amp fuels the low-frequency driver with 500 continuous watts of efficient, clean power. A 200W (continuous), Class A/B amplifier drives the top-end.

The 1,200W AIR15s and AIR18s active subs add punch all the way down to 35 Hz. The subs can be used with virtually any full-range loudspeaker, thanks to their variable lowpass filter. Optimized presets on the full-range boxes make it easy to dial in a three-way AIR system without an external crossover. Treble and bass controls compensate for room anomalies and location presets optimize performance for stand mounting.

With their “best of both worlds” power-amp presonus-air15-frontconfiguration; 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,  should be an excellent choice for both mobile sound.

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.

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Robert Lindquist has been involved in the DJ profession since 1967, when he built a make-shift sound system from spare parts in order to provide music for a birthday party. From that point on, he supplemented his day-jobs in radio, TV and advertising by DJ’ing in clubs and for weddings and corporate events. In 1987, he was encouraged to share his DJ experience in writing, which led to the release of “Spinnin’” at the initial DJ Times Expo in Atlantic City.Recognizing the need for a publication dedicated to Mobile DJs, he created Mobile Beat “The DJ magazine” in 1990. In addition to still being a sound tech and DJ/MC for weddings, he is a producer of video content writes for several audio publications and blogs. He is also a partner in Las Vegas based Level 11 Media, which maintains several Web sites and digital publications for musicians and touring sound engineers and is an IMDb listed actor and voice talent.


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