Radian New Apex Series
Radian Audio Engineering will showcase the company's new Apex Series of compact stage monitors at InfoComm 08.
The Apex 1200 and the Apex 1500, two compact, low profile, two-way floor monitors for live performance and installed sound applications, are the newest additions to Radian Audio's stage monitors and were launched in January 2008.
The Apex 1200 features Radian's t American-made 12-inch coaxial speaker with a 2-inch compression driver, offering a 90-degree conical dispersion. Power handling is 500 Watts RMS with a frequency response of 55 Hz - 17 kHz and a sensitivity of 99 dB. The enclosure is 12.5" x 14.5" x 21.5" (317 x 368 x 546 mm) and weighs 56 lb (25.4 kg).
According to Radian Audio, the Apex 1500 houses a 15-inch coaxial speaker in an enclosure engineered to be almost half the size of conventional stage monitors without sacrificing performance. Also incorporating a 2-inch compression driver and generating a 90-degree conical dispersion, the Apex 1500 offers a power handling of 500 Watts RMS, a frequency response of 45 Hz - 18 kHz and a sensitivity of 102 dB. The enclosure measures 14.75" x 17.5" x 22.75" (374 x 445 x 578 mm) and weighs 66 lbs (29.9 kg).
We're told that by utilizing coaxial drivers Radian Audio has been able to engineer the two new Apex wedges with front baffles that are 40 percent smaller than most conventional floor monitors. The cabinets apparently minimize audience sightline interference while the compact form factor drastically reduces the onstage footprint. Constructed from 13-ply 3/4-inch Baltic birch with a sturdy steel front grille, both enclosures incorporates a built-in carrying handle plus a hidden cable management system that prevents accidental damage to the twin NL-4 connectors.
The Apex 1200 and Apex 1500 are both outfitted as standard for passive or bi-amp operation. Apex monitors are available in scratch-resistant, waterproof Duradian finish or in a permanent installation version for contractors in black or white. Manufactured entirely in the USA, the Apex floor monitors have a five-year warranty.
For more information, visit their web site at www.radianaudio.com.
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