With around 50,000 of the original StudioLive mixers sold already, the StudioLive 32.4.2AI is the flagship model in the new AI series of PreSonus mixers (with 24 and 16 channel models shipping later this year) and it retains the same surface-driven functionality that made the first generation StudioLive mixers famous – but with even more processing power, enhanced workflow features and Active Integration technology.
The StudioLive AI series Active Integration PA loudspeakers are designed to deliver "studio-monitor accuracy" onstage, and are equipped with complete wireless or wired remote control and monitoring via an iPad or laptop.
Designed in conjunction with Fulcrum Acoustics’ co-founder Dave Gunness, the full-range AI-series speakers are available in three configurations – 312AI, 328AI and 315AI. Each version shares the same custom-designed CoActual eight-inch coaxial speaker with 1.75-inch titanium compression driver to reproduce the mid and high frequencies, with tri-amplified, Class D power amplifiers delivering a combined 2,000 Watts of power.
The 312AI features a 12-inch ferrite LF driver, the 328AI has dual eight-inch LF drivers, and the 315AI offers a 15-inch LF driver for extended low end response. Additionally, the 1,000-Watt StudioLive 18sAI powered sub is designed to complement the full-range StudioLive AI speakers, while still being flexible enough to work with other powered loudspeakers.
All StudioLive AI-series speakers are equipped with custom Fulcrum Acoustics TQ Temporal Equalization algorithms to prevent horn reflections and fix linear time and amplitude anomalies. PreSonus software designers have incorporated these TQ algorithms with dynamics processing, FFT tools and performance monitoring into the unit’s onboard DSP.
Source’s director of distributed brands, Howard Jones, commented: “The imminent arrival in the UK of the new generation of PreSonus StudioLive products made PLASA a really compelling show choice for us this year. We’ve had outstanding success in recent years with the original range of StudioLive digital mixers, so we couldn’t miss this opportunity to showcase PreSonus’ increasing commitment to developing revolutionary technology for the live sound market. We’re hugely excited about being able to offer a complete integrated StudioLive mixer and loudspeaker system, and we’re sure the UK market will warmly embrace these new products.”
All of the above products will begin shipping in Q4 of this year.
PLASA London 2013 runs from October 6th – 9th at London’s ExCel Centre.
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