German pro audio giant HK Audio has rolled out a new series of high-performance speaker cabinets called Linear 5.
Distributed exclusively in the UK and Eire by John Hornby Skewes & Co. Ltd. and manufactured in Germany, the exceptionally versatile Linear 5 line is sure to delight ambitious musicians and DJs as well as discriminating hire companies.
No other system in the 1" class can match the sound pressure levels produced by these enclosures. The birch housing not only boasts superior acoustics – it is also far more durable, and tough enough to withstand the daily rigours of the road. Top-drawer features like this usually come at a steep price, but the Linear 5 line is surprisingly affordable.
Five powered Linear 5 models are available now (with passive counterparts to follow):
L5112FA (UK RRP £899.00)
This 12"/1" fullrange top delivers the most powerful bass performance in its class. Equipped with a switchable EQ, it may be deployed as a stand-alone cab, in stereo pairs, and as a satellite paired with a Linear 5 subwoofer.
L5112XA (UK RRP £899.00)
Engineered to deliver high sound pressure levels (135 dB MAX SPL peak), this 12"/1" model also sports a switchable filter. Its considerable range makes it an excellent choice as a top unit and in combination with the Linear Sub 2000 A. It also serves as an excellent monitor with a plenty of gain before feedback, with the rotatable 60° x 40° CD horn providing exemplary coverage and directivity.
L5115FA (UK RRP £959.00)
This powered 15" fullrange top delivers 1,000 watts as a stand-alone cabinet, making it the loudest reference speaker in its class. Like the L5 FA 112, it features an asymmetrical horn with an optimized coverage pattern that is wider up front and grows more directed with distance, thereby achieving greater range.
LSub1200A (UK RRP £999.00)
Compact, light and housed in a bass reflex enclosure, this sub is ideal for band PAs. Loaded with two 10" woofers and a remarkably effective 1,200 watt, Class-D power amp, it can also drive a connected passive L5 210 Sub.
LSub2000A (UK RRP £1,299.00)
A 1,200-watt powered subwoofer in a bandpass housing (sixth-order double bandpass), this unit features a 2.5" voice coil with advanced cooling technology and a dual spider suspension that keeps it perfectly centered for ultra precise tracking.
Linear 5 is also exceptionally versatile. For example, it takes just two L5 212FAs to set up a full-fledged, fullrange stereo system. Two stackable subwoofer models are available for applications demanding lower-ranging bass response, and the tops can also serve as delay line monitors (the XA model) and as speakers for decentralised sound reinforcement systems.
Linear 5 will be available in the UK from mid-April 2012, and will receive its exclusive unveiling at the PLASA Focus show in Leeds on 17th April 2012 at the JHS Booth at S-C12.
For more information, check out the respective websites.
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