Augmented Audio

November 15, 2013 by Aaron Burger

Now DJs, clubs and entertainers can play music from virtually any mobile-friendly device they choose—from Bluetooth- enabled mobile phones and tablets, to MP3 players and SD cards. American Audio has introduced the ELS15 BT, a lightweight, multi-functional 15-inch active speaker that features both Bluetooth and a built-in MP3 player.

The ELS15 BT, lets you play music from Bluetooth-enabled mobile devices wirelessly, or utilize the unit’s built-in MP3 player with USB and SD Card inputs. Great for bars, nightclubs, cocktail music and pre-recorded party mixes, the speaker also provides plenty of output power for small and mid-size events that call for set-it-and-forget-it music playback.

The speaker comes with its own 21-input ADJ AUD RC remote to control its rear-panel playback section from anywhere in the venue. For manual operation, the MP3 panel has 6 function buttons and a crystal-clear blue LCD screen that’s easy to read in low-light conditions. Additionalmb152_023 connections include XLR and 1/4″ mic inputs, XLR and RCA line inputs, and XLR and 1/4″ line outputs.

The ELS15 BT’s bi-amplified system provides separate high- frequency and low-frequency power to the speaker for maximum efficiency. One amp powers the 1-inch titanium driver, while the other powers the 15-inch woofer with 33 ounce magnet. A time-aligned electronic crossover ensures that the full range of frequencies are delivered clearly. It has built-in treble, bass and volume controls, plus it comes with 11 convenient EQ presets. Extremely portable and lightweight, it measures 18.5″ x 14.75″ x 27.75″ and weighs only 39.5 lbs.

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