Cerwin Vega P-Series Powered Speakers
Cerwin Vega has been making speakers for almost every application for decades. My very first pair of DJ speakers were Cerwin Vega 12's that my Dad passed down to me from the 70's. They thumped for another 20 years before I replaced them. Cerwin Vega has announced the new P-series Active (powered) PA speaker lineup that packs huge power while still being Portable for Mobile DJ use.
The P-Series come in two separate models with one being dubbed the P1500X which is a powered 2-way 1500watt, 15-inch woofer setup to handle the wide frequency ranges; while the P1800X is a single 2000watt, 18-inch subwoofer enclosure for deep and rich bass. Given the Cerwin Vega track record, I'm sure these speakers will be very durable and will last for a very long time. They are made from the right materials and they look easy enough to move from gig to gig. We'll be sure to get a set into the Lab for a full out HD-Video review, but for now check out the press release and more information at the Cerwin Vega website link below.
Cerwin Vega P-Series
CERWIN-VEGA! UNVEILS P-SERIES
Powerful, portable speaker system with legendary Cerwin-Vega! Bass
Cerwin-Vega!® introduces its new P-Series professional PA system, which delivers a new standard in power and bass punch, suited for any sound reinforcement application, from live performances to public speeches. The P-Series family includes two active speaker products: the P1500X and the P1800SX.
The heart of the P-Series is the P1500X, a two-way, bi-amped, full-range bass-reflex speaker. It employs a 15-inch woofer and high-frequency compression driver, powered by a custom Class-D amp. With a rating of 1500W, the P1500X is the most powerful PA product in its price class. A proprietary hemi-conical horn provides enhanced sound clarity over an even and wide coverage area. A built-in mixer with I/O connections allows for simple and fast setup, while enhanced EQ, VEGA BASS boost and high-pass filters enable exact tuning and exceptional performance for any event. The P1500X is a versatile product that can be used as a single speaker for a small venue, set in pairs for a larger venue needing more coverage and SPL, or side mounted as a floor monitor for a band.
The P1500X’s lightweight, robust polymer enclosure includes a two position pole cup with an adjustable mounting point, as well as comfortable ergonomic handles. These features provide users with versatility and comfort. Built-in rigging points and remote volume port make the P1500X ideal for suspended installation.
The muscle of the P-Series is the P1800SX, a powered subwoofer, employing an 18-inch woofer with a custom 2000W Class-D amp. The large woofer and amplifier are enclosed in a hardwood cabinet, the combination of which provides a high level of bass punch and extreme low end response, both Cerwin-Vega! trademarks. Like the P1500X, the P1800SX has frequency-shaping controls, a VEGA BASS boost, and a high-pass filter switch (as a built-in crossover). This ensures that the user has the right amount of bass for a particular venue. While designed for use with the P1500X, the P1800SX can be used for bottom-end extension with competitive products. Additionally, the THRU and MIX output options allow for system expandability and fast daisy-chain connections between components.
The P-Series launches September 2012 with the suggested list price for a P-1500X at $1199 USD and the P-1800SX is at $1499 USD.
Kareem Julien (AKA DJ Blaze) has been a hip-hop, R&B, Reggae, and Club DJ since 1993. DJ Blaze has reviewed over 100 pieces of DJ Equipment and continues to provide the DJ community with high quality DJ gear reviews and updates related to DJ equipment and DJ culture.
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