PreSonus in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is shipping its new ULT Series active loudspeakers: the LT12 ($999.95 street) and ULT15 ($1,099.95 street) full-range systems and the ULT18 subwoofer ($1,299.95 street). These loudspeakers were designed for both mobile use and permanent installations by PreSonus’ WorxAudio commercial loudspeaker division.
The full-range ULT12 and ULT15 feature PreSonus’ proprietary, rotatable Pivot X110 horn and a proprietary, 12- or 15-inch low-frequency driver with a 2.5-inch voice coil. Both speakers are bi-amplified and driven by a 1,300-watt (peak) Class-D amplifier. The ULT12 is said to generate up to 132dB SPL, and the ULT15 is said to deliver up to 136dB SPL.
PreSonus’ proprietary Pivot X110 constant-directivity, rotatable horn combines ultra-wide horizontal coverage (110 degrees) for broad coverage with focused vertical dispersion (50 degrees) for superior throw. The result is a loudspeaker that can fill the room without introducing early reflections that muddy the sound. In addition, the Pivot X110 horn’s large size (11x11 inches) enables it to control the dispersion pattern lower in the frequency range than smaller conventional horns, so it maintains more consistent gain on- and off-axis, ensuring that the audience at the sides has the same listening experience as those in front.
Because the Pivot X110 horn can be rotated 90 degrees, the ULT12 or ULT15 enclosure can be mounted in a horizontal configuration while still maintaining its 110x50-degree coverage pattern. Along with its compact size, this makes ULT loudspeakers an ideal center-channel speaker for an L/C/R system or an under-balcony fill. Rotating the Pivot X110 horn can also help fix front-of-house issues in tall, narrow venues by minimizing early reflections and providing more directed coverage. Add the ULT’s multi-angle enclosure and presets for live performance, floor monitor use, and music playback, and you have an extremely versatile loudspeaker that is equally at home at front-of-house and as a stage monitor.
PreSonus ULT18 subwoofer
The ULT Series offers two combo XLR and ¼-inch TRS inputs: a mic/line input with PreSonus’ XMAX mic preamp and a line-level-only input. The inputs have independent level control, allowing up to two audio sources to be mixed internally and summed to a balanced XLR output for "daisy-chaining" multiple units. A separate direct output for the line input channel provides additional flexibility.
The ULT18 subwoofer is driven by 2,000W (peak) Class-D power and uses a direct radiating, ported enclosure. A proprietary, 18-inch, low-frequency transducer with a 4-inch voice coil provides 7 mm of driver travel before over-excursion to push more air and bring more “thump.” A variable lowpass filter allows users to customize the crossover transition between the ULT18 and your full range loudspeakers. With a rugged, tour-grade enclosure and stereo combo XLR and ¼” inputs with direct outputs, the ULT18 is equipped for a variety of mobile and install applications.
All ULT loudspeakers feature lightweight, Baltic birch enclosures with a powder-coated steel grille, ergonomic handles, a locking IEC power connector, and a defeatable front panel power-indicator LED. The ULT12 and ULT15 have multi-angle enclosures for use as mains or monitor wedges.
Find further information at www.presonus.com/products/ult-loudspeakers.