Dawn Introduces Powered Speaker Line with Wide Dispersion

July 21, 2014 by Mobile Beat

Aiming to “redefine wide dispersion” in the performance of portable, powered loudspeakers, Dawn Acoustic Waveguide Speaker-grill removed-300dpiDawn Pro Audio today announced a new speaker line employing original acoustic waveguide technology to achieve notably even sound dispersion over a 180-degree listening area. The speakers use separate waveguides for directing mid and high frequency sound and a tri-amped Class D amplifier for optimal performance from all drivers.

The new top-of-the-line Dawn AW4 features four drivers in 3-way configuration and 1000-watt Class D amp. A smaller, battery-powered version, the Dawn AW3, features three drivers in 3-way design and a 40W linear amp. Both models use the same Dawn-designed waveguides and incorporate 3-channel mixers with mic/line-in, 1/8”, and Bluetooth aux inputs on the rear panel. The new line is being shown for the first time at InfoComm2014, Booth C10746.

“We believe the AW Series will redefine wide dispersion in loudspeaker design,” said Matt Thornton, Dawns’ director of sales and marketing and a former audio engineer. “These speakers deliver a remarkably even and consistent sound, a premium sound, across the audible spectrum. The sound and volume level listeners hear at a given distance is the same as much a 90 degrees off-axis from the front of the speaker. As a result the audio – music, PA, effects – sounds better for everyone in the audience. In many cases, a single speaker can cover the same area as two traditional dispersion speakers.”

The distinctive design features of both models are upward-firing mid and high range drivers, with each driver directed toward a different waveguide. The AW4 also includes two front firing low-range drivers; the AW3, one. Dawn also introduced the AW1, a 1000-watt powered subwooferwith a 12-inch driver, as a companion for the AW4.

Both the AW4 and AW3 include Dawn Pro Audio’s exclusive “System Link” technology, which enables an input to any one speaker to be played through all speakers in the system.

About Dawn Pro Audio

Dawn Pro Audio designs and manufactures loudspeakers incorporating state of the art technology for portability, ease of use and exceptional audio fidelity…at a cost-effective price. A popular brand in the audio industry for nearly four decades, Dawn Pro Audio was acquired in 2013 by the Hanser Music Group, the musical instruments manufacturer based in Hebron, Ky. Dawn products are sold through specialty dealers and professional AV installers as well as directly through the company’s online store at www.dawnproaudio.com.

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