[caption id="attachment_49824" align="alignright" width="300" caption="** Photo: Grund Audio Design GT-SF242R **"][/caption]Council Bluffs, IA – October 2013… Grund Audio Design, a pioneering manufacturer of loudspeaker and signal processing products for the audio professional, is pleased to introduce the new GT-SF242R Front Fill / Side Fill loudspeaker. Designed specifically for front fill and side fill applications, the new GT-SF242R offers greater versatility in terms of placement and positioning when compared to the typical use of point source loudspeakers for such purposes.
Measuring 36.25 x 15 x 14.625 inches (width / height / depth), the Grund Audio Design GT-SF242R is a 2-way loudspeaker design that features dual 12-inch transducers and a 2-inch compression driver for the high frequencies. Of particular note, the high frequency driver is coupled with an 80- x 50-degree horn on a rotatable conversion plate that enables one to optimize dispersion depending upon the physical placement of the loudspeaker enclosure. This innovative design is accomplished by having the horn mounted to a larger rectangular plate that does the physical moving. Equally notable, the rotation of the horn physically changes the porting of the box, as the vent holes move to accommodate the horn’s position. The end result is a front and side fill loudspeaker system that offers extraordinary coverage—regardless of its physical orientation.
Designed specifically for front and side fill applications, the new GT-SF242R ships with an innovative 6-inch fly track on both the top and underside of the enclosure that enables multifaceted positioning. This hardware enables the loudspeaker to be used in multiples for line source hanging and, in addition to being flown in a horizontal orientation, the GT-SF242R can also be flown vertically from the ends of the enclosure.
The new Grund Audio Design GT-SF242R’s enclosure is constructed from 13-ply Baltic Birch. The enclosure is covered in a durable polyurethane enamel finish (black or white) and includes a perforated, powder coated steel grill with a high transmission ratio that is backed by a splash mesh to protect the transducers. The loudspeaker’s frequency range extends from 40 Hz – 18 kHz. The GT-SF242R uses an internal crossover and can readily be bi-amped.
Frank Grund, President of Grund Audio Design, commented on the company’s new GT-SF242R Front Fill / Side Fill loudspeaker, “The GT-SF242R is unique in the fact that this loudspeaker is specifically designed for front fill and side fill applications. The transducer compliment delivers full frequency performance and the rotatable 80- x 50-degree horn enables this system to be positioned without compromise. In addition to its ability to be flown vertically or horizontally, there’s also a ‘pullback’ point that enables one to adjust the angle of the loudspeaker. The end result is a loudspeaker that delivers exceptional vocal performance and first-rate control. I’m confident sound reinforcement professionals will find this new loudspeaker system an outstanding choice for everything from live concerts to theatrical performances and more.”
The Grund Audio Design GT-SF242R is available now. Suggested MSRP is $1,899.
About Grund Audio Design
A division of Grundorf Corporation, Grund Audio Design has been producing and wholesaling engineered sound reinforcement products since 1984. Customers include touring sound companies, music stores and fixed installations such as churches and theaters. The company also serves as a turnkey OEM producer for a number of significant audio manufacturers. Its parent company, Grundorf Corporation, is an internationally recognized producer of customized, high-durability touring/mobile cases, racks, and accessories. For additional information, visit the company online at www.GrundAudio.com.