Pro Audio Technology, the California-based supplier of high-output home theater loudspeakers and DSP loudspeaker controllers, announced two new series of loudspeakers consisting of three new models – S-12sm, SR-12ai, and SR-212ai. The new speakers were designed to reproduce the unrestricted dynamics and power of the commercial cinema experience but in a more compact form factor ideal for home theater environments. The S and SR Series all feature enhanced cosmetics and more discreet enclosures.
"Listeners will recognize PRO’s signature sound and thrilling dynamics like never before," the company states. The new S and SR Series loudspeakers replace existing PRO models: S-12sm replaces SCRS-12sm, S-12ai replaces SCRS-12ai, and S-212ai replaces SCRS-212ai.
Featuring the latest in professional-grade speaker components, the S and SR Series models employ a new 1.7-inch Ultra-Purity high frequency compression driver mounted on an elliptical wide coverage horn, providing improved dispersion of high- frequency energy and higher dynamic range. The resulting sound is described as "clean, pure and coherent, with no trace of compression driver harshness."
Designed for placement behind an acoustically transparent screen, the S-12sm and SR-12ai both feature a 12-inch 1,400W, long-throw woofer with 4-inch voice coil. However, the SR-12ai is encased in a slim 7-inch enclosure ideal for installations where space is limited. Likewise, the SR-212ai offers a shallow enclosure but packs dual 12-inch long-throw woofers for added punch in larger systems.
Combined with PRO’s DSP Loudspeaker Controllers, the new S and SR Series loudspeaker models employ proprietary digital signal processing for high-resolution frequency response contouring, dynamics processing and critical time alignment. With each new S and SR Series model and for the first time, PRO is providing system designers extensive engineering data, including EASE complex polar data, and complete 360-degree on- and off-axis response measurements. Having access to this expanded data allows integrators to accurately model the acoustic performance of a system during the system design process.
“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,” says 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.”
PRO’s new S and SR Series loudspeakers will begin shipping late July 2019, and will be on display at CEDIA Expo in booth #SR-6, September 10 – 14, 2019. Interested dealers can contact their Pro Audio Technology rep or distributor directly for pricing.