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PreSonus® CDL12 Constant Directivity Sound Reinforcement Loudspeaker

The result of years of research and development, the PreSonus CDL12 combines the best attributes of point source and line array technology into a unique patent-pending design. You get clear, articulate speech intelligibility and natural music reproduction thanks to its highly focused pattern with consistent SPL throughout the frequency response range, both on- and off-axis.

Each CDL12 consists of eight 2-inch drivers aligned in a segmented circular-arc high-frequency array centered in front of a 12-inch woofer. Because the output of the low-frequency driver travels from the same acoustic axis as the high-frequency array, the pattern always radiates from the center. This is true whether the CDL12 is used individually or as part of an acoustically coupled vertical array with up to six enclosures. This unique design avoids the near-field anomalies that can interfere with the sound quality of a traditional line array by creating a far-field response almost as soon as the sound is projected from the center of the enclosure.

Integrated pin-loaded rigging hardware makes create an array fast and easy. A dual-angle pole mount is also provided, supporting the use of one or two enclosures when pole mounted on a tripod stand, or atop the companion CDL18s subwoofer. For suspended applications, up to five CDL12 enclosures can be flown beneath one or two CDL18s subwoofers. When flown without a subwoofer, six CDL12 loudspeakers can be arrayed to create a truly symmetric 120˚ x 120˚ design.

Features
  • Continuous-directivity constant curve array with eight 2-inch cone drivers disperses sound 120° horizontally
  • 15˚ vertical directivity can be extended from 30˚ up to 90˚ with additional arrayable CDL12s
  • 12-inch, long-throw LF transducer with 2.5-inch voice coil
  • Low 420 Hz crossover point minimizes comb filtering and enhances line array intelligibility
  • 500 x 500 watts Class D power for high SPLs and lightning-fast transient response
  • High-pass filter
  • Remote control via Worx Control software for macOS and Windows, including compression, polarity invert, limiting, delay, 8-band EQ and preset selection
  • 35 mm pole socket with 7.5˚ downward tilt for use with up to two CDL12 on a tripod or atop PreSonus® CDL18s subwoofer
  • Integrated flyware to create an array of up to six CDL12s
  • Signal, -3 dB, Limiter Protection, and Clip Monitoring
  • Rugged enclosure and tour-grade, 1.2 mm steel grille
  • Six-year Warranty
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The result of years of research and development, the PreSonus CDL12 combines the best attributes of point source and line array technology into a unique patent-pending design. You get clear, articulate speech intelligibility and natural music reproduction thanks to its highly focused pattern with consistent SPL throughout the frequency response range, both on- and off-axis.

Each CDL12 consists of eight 2-inch drivers aligned in a segmented circular-arc high-frequency array centered in front of a 12-inch woofer. Because the output of the low-frequency driver travels from the same acoustic axis as the high-frequency array, the pattern always radiates from the center. This is true whether the CDL12 is used individually or as part of an acoustically coupled vertical array with up to six enclosures. This unique design avoids the near-field anomalies that can interfere with the sound quality of a traditional line array by creating a far-field response almost as soon as the sound is projected from the center of the enclosure.

Integrated pin-loaded rigging hardware makes create an array fast and easy. A dual-angle pole mount is also provided, supporting the use of one or two enclosures when pole mounted on a tripod stand, or atop the companion CDL18s subwoofer. For suspended applications, up to five CDL12 enclosures can be flown beneath one or two CDL18s subwoofers. When flown without a subwoofer, six CDL12 loudspeakers can be arrayed to create a truly symmetric 120˚ x 120˚ design.

Features
  • Continuous-directivity constant curve array with eight 2-inch cone drivers disperses sound 120° horizontally
  • 15˚ vertical directivity can be extended from 30˚ up to 90˚ with additional arrayable CDL12s
  • 12-inch, long-throw LF transducer with 2.5-inch voice coil
  • Low 420 Hz crossover point minimizes comb filtering and enhances line array intelligibility
  • 500 x 500 watts Class D power for high SPLs and lightning-fast transient response
  • High-pass filter
  • Remote control via Worx Control software for macOS and Windows, including compression, polarity invert, limiting, delay, 8-band EQ and preset selection
  • 35 mm pole socket with 7.5˚ downward tilt for use with up to two CDL12 on a tripod or atop PreSonus® CDL18s subwoofer
  • Integrated flyware to create an array of up to six CDL12s
  • Signal, -3 dB, Limiter Protection, and Clip Monitoring
  • Rugged enclosure and tour-grade, 1.2 mm steel grille
  • Six-year Warranty
Highlights & specs
The CDL12’s Constant Directivity Design

The eight 2-inch high-frequency drivers arc over a single 12-inch woofer are comparable to the coaxial driver configuration found in professional studio monitors. The result is better sonic coherence across the entire venue.

The CDL12’s Constant Directivity Design
More About the CDL12’s HF Driver Array

The 2-inch cones’ fast transient response is matched for high- and mid-range reproduction. This is enhanced by setting the internal crossover to 420 Hz, so the CDL12 reproduces audio seamlessly, with no gaps at the heart of the musical range. This also minimizes comb filtering between 12-inch bass drivers in an array for a smooth low-mid response.

More About the CDL12’s HF Driver Array
CDL12 Power Amplification

Each 2-inch speaker in the high-frequency driver array has a 1-inch voice coil, and the entire array is driven by a 500W Class D amplifier. Because the power is shared across eight voice coils, power compression is reduced, resulting in an efficient design and a flatter phase response for less fatiguing listening and a refined, balanced sound.

CDL12 Power Amplification
Worx Control Software

Worx Control software provides CDL-series management tools, including compression, limiting, and 800 ms of delay. An eight-band EQ with individually selectable filter types compensates for room anomalies. Speakers can be grouped and managed individually or together. Performance monitoring indicators monitor temperature and signal levels.

Worx Control Software
CDL-series Rigging Accessories

CDL loudspeakers and rigging hardware are rated for a 10:1 load. The CDL Rigging Grid is required for flown installations. The CDL Rigging Extension Bar provides tilt control. The CDL Rigging Sling is required with 4 or more CDL loudspeakers in a vertical array and when using the CDL Rigging Extension Bar with a tilt of 12˚ or greater.

CDL-series Rigging Accessories
Dante® Spoken Here

The locking Ethernet connection on the CDL12’s integrated PDA-1000 power amplifier also provides audio networking capability via Dante. Dante’s multi-channel digital media networking technology delivers near-zero latency and synchronization and has been adopted by many pro-audio manufacturers, facilitating the CDL12 loudspeaker’s interoperability with a wide range of equipment.

Dante® Spoken Here
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PreSonus® CDL12 Constant Directivity Sound Reinforcement Loudspeaker
$2,199.99 $1,599.99
 

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