PreSonus announces the Sceptre-series CoActual studio reference monitors with a new coaxial design and Fulcrum Acoustic technology.
The Sceptre series includes two models. The Sceptre S8 CoActual Studio Monitor combines an 8-inch low/mid-frequency driver and a 1-inch (25 mm), horn-loaded, high-frequency transducer into a single coaxial unit with aligned voice coils. The Sceptre S6 uses the same technology and design as the S8 but with a 6.5-inch low/mid-frequency driver. Both models have front-firing acoustic ports and host Fulcrum Acoustic DSP running TQ algorithms.
The systems are biamplified: Each transducer is powered by a 100W RMS, Class D power amp with an internal heat sink. All Sceptre-series monitors have a balanced XLR and ¼-inch TRS line-level inputs with A-taper level control.
The 32-bit, 96 kHz, dual-core, active floating-point DSP chip is used to manage horn reflection, linear time and amplitude anomalies correction, performance contouring, and dynamic and excursion limiting.
A four-position Acoustic Space switch controls a second-order shelving filter centered at 100 Hz, with four attenuation settings (no attenuation, –1.5 dB, –3 dB, and –6 dB) so that you can account for the boundary bass boost that occurs when the monitor is placed near a wall or corner. If you don’t want to roll of those lows, set it to 0 dB.
A High Pass switch sets the 12 dB/octave filter’s low-frequency cutoff to linear, 60 Hz, 80 Hz, or 100 Hz. A High-Frequency Driver Adjust switch adjusts the tweeter’s overall level to linear (0 dB), +1 dB, –1.5 dB, or –4 dB. The Sensitivity control ranges from +4 dBu to –10 dBV.
All Sceptre-series monitors offer RF shielding, current-output limiting, and over-temperature protection and have internal power supplies with IEC connectors and power switches with on/off LEDs. An amplifier “soft start” feature eliminates popping on power-up.
PreSonus Sceptre CoActual-series monitors are expected to be available in the first quarter of 2013. Full specifications are available on www.presonus.com/products/Sceptre.
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