PreSonus Air12 Two-Way Active Loudspeaker (Single)

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AED1,789.00

The PreSonus Air12 active PA speaker is compact and lightweight, but it produces extended lows and natural-sounding highs. A 12" woofer and 1.35" tweeter are powered by 1,200 watts delivered by an innovative Class D/Class AB hybrid amplifier. The Class D efficiently drives the Air12's low end, while the Class AB yields smooth, natural high-frequency response. Built-in presets for front of house, wedge placement, music playback, enhanced low end, and improved speech intelligibility make common applications a piece of cake, and onboard EQ controls tailor the Air12 to your room. Appreciated by Sweetwater's mobile DJs and installation engineers, the PreSonus Air12 active PA speaker delivers excellent performance in a modestly-sized package.

  • Ultra-lightweight 1,200W 2-way active PA loudspeaker
  • Onboard mixer with 2 XLR/TRS combo inputs and stereo 1/8" input
  • Class D efficiently drives the 12" low-frequency driver
  • Class AB powers the 1.35" high-frequency driver for smooth, natural-sounding highs
  • Convenient performance presets for front of house, wedge placement, music playback, enhanced low end, and improved speech intelligibility
  • Onboard EQ controls tailor the sound to your room
  • Location presets optimize performance for stand and bracket mounting and flown installations
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Technical Specification

  • Type: 2-Way Loudspeaker
  • Powered: Yes
  • Power Configuration: Bi-amped
  • LF Driver Size: 12" Woofer
  • HF Driver Size: 1.35" Compression Driver
  • LF Driver Power Amp: 900W Continuous Class D
  • HF Driver Power Amp: 300W Continuous Class AB
  • Total Power: 1200W Class D/Class AB
  • Inputs: 2 x XLR-1/4" combo, 1 x 1/8" (aux in)
  • Outputs: 1 x XLR (mix out)
  • Signal Processing: EQ (HF, LF), Performance Presets (DJ, FOH, Monitor, Speech, Enhance)
  • Frequency Range: 48Hz-20khz (-10 dB)
  • Crossover Frequency: 1.6 kHz
  • Maximum Peak SPL: 123 dB SPL
  • Horizontal Coverage Angle: 90 Degrees
  • Vertical Coverage Angle: 60 Degrees
  • Enclosure Material: Rugged Molded Plastic
  • Mounting Options: Stand pole-mountable (1.37" socket), Suspend with M10 rigging points, Wall mount
  • Weight: 17kg
  • Warranty: 1 year

What Is In The Box

  • PreSonus AIR12
  • Power Cord

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Manufacture Description

The best of two worlds.

Each type of power amplifier has advantages and disadvantages. By employing different amplifier types for each driver, AIR12 loudspeakers use the respective strengths of Class D and Class A/B amplifiers to provide optimal response throughout the speaker’s frequency range. A 500W (continuous), Class D amplifier powers the 12-inch low-frequency driver, providing efficient, clean power for gut-shaking low end when you need it. A 200W (continuous), Class AB amplifier powers the 1.35-inch high-frequency driver, delivering a natural sounding, "AIR-y" high end. The combination can deliver up to 123 dB SPL of sweet, clear sound between 51 Hz and 20 kHz.

Versatile mounting for a variety of applications.

The AIR12’s molded plastic cabinet can be mounted in several ways, providing tremendous versatility. The multi-angle enclosure sports nonskid rubber feet on the bottom for upright front-of-house use and nonskid rubber feet on one side for stage monitor applications. Rig the speaker using M10 fly points or ground-stack it for portable applications. Mount it on a tripod or atop an AIR-series subwoofer using an optional sub pole. The integrated dual-position pole mount lets you aim the speaker level or at a 7.5˚ downward tilt. And the AIR12 is easy to transport, thanks to its top-mounted handle.

You’ll be floored.

If you place a loudspeaker against a hard surface such as a wall or floor, the low frequencies emitted from the rear of the enclosure propagate back into the room. This effect, called “half-space loading,” can increase the output of bass frequencies by as much as 6 dB, and it is an unavoidable issue with floor monitors. Most PA speakers in this class simply roll off excess low frequencies with a highpass filter—a half-baked compensation for half-space loading. In contrast, AIR-series full-range loudspeakers offer a Monitor preset that uses DSP to retune the speaker to both compensate for bass buildup and maintain a tight mid-bass response, while suppressing problematic frequencies to reduce feedback.

Flexible inputs.

AIR-series full-range loudspeakers offer a choice of inputs so you can use them with a variety of sources. You get two combo XLR mic/TRS line inputs, each with a Class A microphone preamplifier and independent gain control. A stereo 1/8” connection admits signals from smartphones, tablets, and other consumer audio devices. These signals can be combined with the AIR12’s internal mixer, and a balanced XLR Mix output lets you send pass the signals to other AIR-series loudspeakers.

A sweet-sounding solution.

With their “best of both worlds” power-amp configuration, carefully programmed DSP presets, versatile mounting options, flexible inputs with onboard mixing, and other professional features, PreSonus AIR-series loudspeakers are an excellent choice for both mobile and installed sound. You’ll love their easy transportability and their affordability. But the best thing about AIR-series loudspeakers is their clear, natural, “AIR-y” sound. Don’t just take our word for it, though. Check out AIR-series loudspeakers at your favorite PreSonus dealer.

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