PRESONUS CDL ‘POINT SOURCE ARRAY’ — AV.technology
The team at Presonus and Worx Audio have released two new active loudspeakers — the CDL12 hybrid point source array, and CDL18S subwoofer. The CDL models were designed in the USA by Hugh Sarvis of Worx Audio and Don Keele, inventor of CBT technology. Presonus says the CDL12 combines directivity of a point-source design with the scalable coverage of a line array to create a unique loudspeaker that provides the flexibility demanded by modern sound reproduction applications.
The unique CDL12 incorporates eight two-inch high frequency drivers positioned array-style down the middle, in front of a single 12-inch woofer with a 2.5-inch voice coil. The Class D amp provides 500W RMS of power with a crossover at 420Hz. Nominal coverage is 120° x 20°. Onboard DSP presets cover compression, limiting, delay and eight-band EQ. The locking Ethernet connection on the CDL12’s integrated power amplifier also provides audio networking capability via Dante.
The CDL18S subwoofer has a single 18-inch LF transducer with a four-inch voice coil. Class D amplification provides 2000W peak/500W RMS. The sub is also Dante enabled for network access and the integrated pole mount lets you sit up to two CDL12 boxes on top of it for use as a portable system.