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Eminence introduces new Pro Audio transducers for 2014

At Winter NAMM 2014 Eminence launched several Pro Audio loudspeakers and compression drivers. All new transducers will aLso be showcased at Prolight + Sound show 2014, Frankfurt, Germany.
Eminence takes the weight out, but leaves the performance in with the addition of a lighter weight version of their popular Delta Pro 12A, the Delta Pro 12-450A. Utilising a 56 oz. ferrite magnet, the 375 watt Delta Pro 12-450A is recommended as a woofer or mid/bass in vented enclosures, and also makes a suitable replacement in many portable PA cabinets, including Mackie’s popular SRM450 Series loudspeakers (version1). The Delta Pro 12-450A also features a 2.5” voice coil and a usable frequency range of 44 Hz to 4.0 kHz.
“For smaller PA cabinets, choosing the right loudspeaker will often come down to weight.” said Tom James, Eminence Product Design Manager. “While our popular Delta Pro 12 works well in many of these designs, we realized the 80 oz. magnet made the overall weight heavier than desired. The Delta Pro 12-450A still delivers exceptional performance, but with a significant weight savings.”
The Kappa Pro series reaches a new low with the Kappa Pro 10LF, a low frequency enhanced version of the popular Kappa Pro 10. With the low frequency content of modern music demanding more from the low end than in the past, the Kappa Pro 10LF excels with its high-BL, strong twin-reinforced cone, and high excursion suspension. Its high power handling capability (600 watts continuous, 1200 watts music program power) and its parameter set allow it to work in very compact vented or horn loaded bass guitar or subwoofer enclosures.
“This 10” will help end users meet the demand for tons of low bass while taking up just a tiny amount of space.” said Jerry McNutt, Design Engineer at Eminence. “The 105 oz. ceramic magnet allows it to offer these outstanding attributes at a very reasonable price point.”
The Kappa Pro 15 model is now available in 16 ohm, and is recommended for professional audio in a vented mid-bass or bass enclosure, and is also suitable for bass guitar. A 4 ohm version of the Kappa Pro 15LF-2, the Kappa Pro 15LFC is a long throw, low frequency woofer recommended for pro audio in a vented bass enclosure.
Eminence packs a lot of power into tight spaces with the addition of three high power, shallow cast frame Professional Series models designed to provide high output in tight fitting horn loaded applications, including EAW’s popular KF Series cabinets – the LA10850, LA12850 and LA15850.
At a mere 4.5” deep, the LA10850 is a 10” high power midrange driver featuring a 3” voice coil, powerful ceramic motor assembly, and inverted dust cap for close placement to phase plugs used in many horn loaded designs. Rated at 350 watts, the LA10850 can also be used in small conventional vented enclosures when you need a high power mid/bass driver, or in very compact sealed enclosures when a true high power midrange driver is needed.
Providing clean low mids and tight punchy bass, the 800 watt 12” LA12850’s shallow cast frame and T/S parameter set will allow it to work in ultra-compact vented systems and allow very tight packaging in line arrays or other systems where overall depth is limited. Measuring less than 5” deep, the LA12850’s super stiff paper cone is driven by a 4” voice coil and a powerful vented ceramic motor assembly. “The LA12850 can be horn loaded in designs without close fitting phase plugs as the LA12850’s cap is not inverted.” said Jerry McNutt, Design Engineer at Eminence. “Not a problem for most modern bass horn designs.”
Delta Pro 12-450A
Delta Pro 12-450A
Kappa Pro 10LF
Kappa Pro 10LF
The LA15850 is Eminence’s most compact 15” cast frame Professional Series model. Its 4” voice coil and inverted dust cap make it the perfect replacement in the EAW 850 cabinet’s bass section. At only 5.5” deep, the LA15850 can also be used in small conventional vented enclosures when you need a great high power mid/bass driver. “These LA models are the shallowest depth, high power models in our entire product line.” said McNutt. “They’re designed to help you fit it into very tight spaces like in line array boxes.”

Compression drivers

Expanding on the success of the compression driver PSD:2002, the 85 watt PSD:2013 features a 1” throat and offers a smoother frequency response through an improved voice coil design, reducing moving mass and increasing high frequency extension. The PSD:2013 is available in both 8 and 16 ohm impedances, and screw-on and bolt-on formats.
“It can be argued that the PSD:2002 compression driver, and all of its OEM variations, have been loaded in more PA cabinets and enjoyed by more people over the years than any other compression driver in the world.” says Matt Marcum, Design Engineer at Eminence. “With that in mind, we knew we should begin this venture with the mature and historical reliability of the dome we’ve all appreciated at some point. Then we applied every improvement we could discover in order to yield the most value possible from this device.”
With a sensitivity rating of over 108 dB, the PSD:2013 also features a 2” voice coil, 34 oz. ferrite magnet, and has a usable frequency range of 1.5 kHz to 20 kHz.
With a 100 watt continuous AES power rating, the PSD:3014 features a 1.4” throat, 3” voice coil and a recommended minimum crossover frequency of 800 Hz.
“Sporting the same family resemblance of the PSD:3006, you would be hard pressed to find a compression driver that reliably plays as low and as loud as the PSD:3014,” says Matt Marcum, Design Engineer at Eminence. “It’s a large, robust, and well-made device which offers the most bang for the buck that I’m aware of.”
The PSD:3014 is available in both 8 and 16 ohm impedances in bolt-on format.
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