Pro Audio Technology packs extra punch in the cinema with updated loudspeakers
Pro Audio Technology (PRO) has announced two series of loudspeakers consisting of three new models to enhance the sound of home cinema.
The S and SR Series loudspeakers consist of the S-12sm, SR-12ai and SR-212ai. They have been designed to reproduce the unrestricted dynamics and power found in a commercial cinema environment but in a more compact form factor ideal for home theatre environments.
PRO has replaced previous models, enhancing the cosmetics to make them more discreet. The S-12sm replaces SCRS-12sm, the S-12ai replaces SCRS-12ai, and the S-212ai replaces the SCRS-212ai.
The new models feature a new 1.7-in Ultra-Purity high frequency compression driver mounted on an oval shaped horn, allowing good dispersion and dynamic range of sound.
Designed to be positioned behind an acoustically transparent screen, the S-12sm and SR-12ai both feature a 12-in 1,400W, long-throw woofer with four-in voice coil. However, the SR-12ai is encased in a slim seven-in enclosure designed for installations with limited space. Likewise, the SR-212ai offers a shallow enclosure but packs dual 12-in long-throw woofers for extra power in larger systems.
“The S and SR Series are a rebirth of some of PRO’s most popular speaker models, with substantial improvements to both the acoustics and cosmetics,” said Paul Hales, president and product designer of Pro Audio Technology.
“These are by far the finest loudspeakers we have ever produced and we’re publishing extensive laboratory measurements to prove it. Despite their modest size, the new models provide class-leading accuracy, resolution of fine detail and dynamic expression. I am confident our customers will be floored by their performance and enhanced appearance.”
Shipping will begin towards the end of July. The models will be on display at CEDIA Expo in booth number SR-6.