Designed for musicians and mobile DJs alike, Carvin’s new LS Series loudspeakers are designed for today’s club scene. The LS Series delivers 16-gauge perforated steel grilles; recessed steel handles; high-order , low-loss crossovers; Neutrik Speakon and quarter-inch connectors; multilayered, cross-laminated plywood construction; and Duratuff coverings.
With eight models to choose from, Carvin’s LS Series consists of three two-way systems (LS1002, LS1202, LS1502), three three-way systems (LS1503, LS1523, LS2153), and two sub-bass systems (LS1801, LS1802). With the exception of the LS1002, all LS Series loudspeakers are biampable.
The LS1002 features a 10-inch driver for low- and mid-frequency reproduction coupled with a titanium high-frequency driver. The enclosure can be used as a main, fill or monitor system. The LS1202—with its high-efficiency 12-inch driver for low- and mid-frequency reproduction and a 1-inch exit titanium high-frequency driver mounted to a 90 degree conical waveguide—is also a multipurpose two-way main/wedge monitor system. With a high-efficiency 15-inch driver for low- and mid-frequency reproduction and a 1-inch exit titanium high-frequency driver mounted to a 90 degree conical waveguide, the LS1502 is also a multipurpose main/wedge monitor system. All three models incorporate a 1 3/8-inch pole cup for use on a speaker stand or pole mounted on top of a subwoofer, such as the LS1801.
Carvin’s LS1503 is a three-way loudspeaker system (with a pole cup) that is designed as a front-of-house main system for small venues. It offers a 15-inch low-frequency driver, a 6-inch midrange driver and a 1-inch exit neodymium high-frequency driver mounted to a 90-by-60-degree constant-directivity horn lens. The LS1523 features dual high-efficiency 15-inch low frequency drivers, two 6-inch mid drivers and a 1-inch exit neodymium high frequency-driver mounted to a 90-by-60-degree constant-directivity horn lens. It is designed as a main system for small to medium-size venues.
The LS2153 is a compact, quasi–three-way loudspeaker system designed as a FOH main system for small to medium-size venues or for use as a sidefill monitor when high SPL and imaging is necessary onstage. The LS2153 features dual 15-inch drivers—one for low-frequency reproduction and one for low/mid-frequency reproduction—and a 1-inch exit high-frequency driver mounted to a 90-by-60-degree constant-directivity horn lens.
The LS Series offers a choice of two subwoofer systems: The LS1801 features a high-efficiency, high-capacity 18-inch low-frequency driver, and the LS1802 features dual high-efficiency, high-capacity 18-inch low-frequency drivers.
All LS Series loudspeaker enclosures utilize multilayered, cross-laminated plywood construction—providing rigid enclosure walls that reduce flex and sonic coloration caused by cabinet resonance. This plywood construction results in an enclosure designed to handle the rigors of the road.
The new Carvin LS Series loudspeaker systems range in price from $399 to $799. The entire LS Series product line is scheduled to ship by Q1 2007.