[caption id="attachment_12439" align="alignright" width="300" caption="*** The D.A.S. Audio Action Series ***"][/caption]Valencia, Spain – Winter NAMM booth# 7101 Arena … D.A.S. Audio, recognized globally as a leading manufacturer of loudspeaker systems for the most demanding sound reinforcement applications, is pleased to announce the introduction of the new Action Series loudspeakers. Available in both active and passive designs, the new Action Series includes a comprehensive collection of models including floor monitors, free standing loudspeakers, and subwoofers that re-define versatility for today’s musicians and DJ’s, and they make an equally compelling choice for small A/V and presentation systems.
The new D.A.S. Action Series loudspeaker line includes six models—in both active and passive configurations. These include a dedicated 12-inch floor monitor (the Action M12 and powered Action M12A) as well as the Action 12 and powered Action 12A. These 2-way, compact models are comprised of a 12-inch LF transducer and a 1-inch HF driver. The Action 12A and M12A are driven by integrated 500 watt RMS power amps with a peak power handling capacity of 1000 watts. The Action 12 and Action 12A each have a frequency range that extends from 50 Hz to 20 kHz. The Action M 12’s frequency response ranges from 63 Hz – 20 kHz while the M 12A’s frequency response extends from 60 Hz – 20 kHz.
Of particular note, the Action 12 and Action 12A, plus the larger Action 15 and Action 15A models are unique in that they have an asymmetric enclosure design that facilitates their use as both floor monitors or as free standing PA loudspeakers. The Action 15 and powered Action 15A models are 2-way designs that encompass a 15-inch LF transducer paired with a 1-inch HF compression driver. The Action 15 has a frequency range from 47 Hz - 20 kHz while the Action 15A extends from 45 Hz – 20 kHz. The amplifier in the Action 15A provides 500 watts continuous power and a peak rating of 1000 watts. For added versatility, the Action M12, Action M12A, Action 15, and Action 15A all include pole mounting cups for easy and convenient ‘speaker on a stick’ applications.
For those seeking a portable PA speaker for larger venues, the D.A.S. Audio Action 215 and Action 215A (powered) loudspeakers are just the ticket. Comprised of dual 15-inch LF transducers mated with a 1.5-inch HF compression driver, the Action 215 and 215A deliver robust performance ideal for both music and spoken word applications. Frequency response for the Action 215 and Action 215A is 47 Hz – 20 kHz and 45 Hz – 20 kHz respectively.
No loudspeaker line is complete without that low frequency ‘oomph’ that can only be provided by a dedicated subwoofer. Here too, the D.A.S. Audio Action Series excels. The Action Series product line includes the single 18-inch Action 18 and the powered Action 18A, along with dual 18-inch models—the Action 218 and powered Action 218A. The Action 18 and Action 18A subwoofers include pole cups for convenient pole mounting of ‘top boxes’ such as the Action 12, Action 12A, Action 15, or Action 15A—making these two subwoofers an exceptional choice for portable PA use where quick, easy setup and robust sound quality are critical concerns. The powered Action 18A is driven by a 750 watt continuous / 1500 watt peak integrated power amplifier.
For larger PA applications, the D.A.S. Audio Action 218 and Action 218A make an outstanding choice. With dual 18-inch LF transducers, these sub bass systems provide low end muscle that can be clearly felt. The powered Action 218A is driven by an integrated 1250 watts continuous / 2500 watts peak power amplifier. The frequency range for the Action 218 and Action 218A is 29 Hz – 160 Hz and 35 Hz – 160 Hz respectively.
The two-way amps used in the Action Series powered loudspeakers have an EQ boost-flat switch, level control, mic/line switch, a logo on-off switch, and 3 status LEDs for limit, signal present, and power on. The amps used in the subwoofers include a 100-160 Hz variable low pass filter, stereo outputs that can be switched between 2 modes, satellite x-over high pass filter or an all pass loop-thru output, a deep-loud EQ switch, a polarity inversion switch , LED on-off switch, level control, and 3 status LEDs for limit, signal present, and power on.
Robert Giner, D.A.S. Audio’s Director of Marketing commented on the new Action Series loudspeakers, “The Action Series is specifically designed for musicians, DJ’s and smaller AV applications. With built-in rigging points for safe and simple flying, rugged, Baltic Birch plywood enclosures, these loudspeakers deliver a high level of speech intelligibility, excellent music reproduction characteristics, and the versatility to deliver solid performance. Their rich feature set and the optionally available accessories enable these loudspeakers to function in a wide range of capacities—making the Action Series a first-rate value. I’m confident these loudspeakers will leave a favorable impression on prospective customers.”
Pricing for the D.A.S. Audio Action Series loudspeakers has not yet been determined, but will be available during Winter NAMM at the company’s booth: 7101 Arena. The Action Series product line will become available shortly after the show. For more information, contact D.A.S. Audio USA at (305) 436-0521.
About D.A.S. Audio
Celebrating 40 years of innovation, Valencia, Spain-based D.A.S. Audio is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of loudspeaker systems, power amplification, signal processing, and related components. D.A.S. Audio products are found on tour with the world’s greatest performing artists and installed in many of the most prestigious facilities. For additional information about D.A.S. Audio, visit the company online at www.dasaudio.com.