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Presonus StudioLive 18sAI StudioLive Series 18" Active Integration Subwoofer  From Presonus

StudioLive Series 18" Active Integration Subwoofer

Presonus

$1,399.95

Retail:  $1,599.95

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Manufacturer's Description from Presonus

Perfect for contractors and anyone who needs a system with powerful low end, the StudioLive 18sAI active PA subwoofer features a powered 18-inch, ferrite driver that will deliver the bottom you need with an accuracy usually found only in studio monitors.

The StudioLive™ 18sAI’s Active Integration 32-bit, 96 kHz DSP gives these groundbreaking new subwoofers studio-monitor accuracy and delivers wireless and wired control of all setup, tuning, and monitoring functions, using free SL Room Control software for Mac®, Windows®, and iPad®.

Although it is designed to complement the full-range StudioLive AI speakers, the StudioLive 18sAI is flexible enough to work with other powered loudspeakers. An adjustable (0, 2, or 4 feet) alignment delay allows the subwoofer to be placed in different positions relative to a full-range speaker system and correctly combine with them. When used with a StudioLive 312AI, 315AI, or 328AI, the StudioLive 18sAI forms a true four-way system.
How low can you get

With the StudioLive 18sAI, you can get pretty darned low! And it delivers those low frequencies with plenty of muscle, thanks to its 1,000 watts (bridged), Class D power amplifier.

Connections are straightforward, with stereo line inputs (XLR/¼-inch combo) and full-range, switchable stereo/summed-mono line outputs (XLR).

The lightweight plywood enclosure includes ergonomic side handles, an integrated pole insert, and interlocking stacking provisions for use with a full-range system such as those in the StudioLive AI series. Options include a mountable Sub Dolly and pull-tested Sub Pole to mount a full-range system atop the 18sAI.

These features are important but what makes the StudioLive 18sAI special is its amazing accuracy and control features—the result of PreSonus Active Integration technology. The future is Active Integration

Products that sense each other, interact and work together via wireless and wired communication, feature 32-bit floating-point DSP and seamlessly integrated software, and run on CPUs far more powerful than competitors’ current audio products—PreSonus has realized this dream with its new Active Integration technology.

Active Integration incorporates communications, wireless networking, and huge amounts of DSP into a specialized, custom chip. Essentially, we’ve put a computer into these speakers, with enough processing power to handle not only the specialized TQ algorithms for tuning the coaxial system to near-perfection but also providing extensive remote control over system performance, EQ, and much more.


You’re in control—here, there, and everywhere
Every Active Integration product—including StudioLive AI-series speakers—includes both wired and wireless communications. The included USB Wi-Fi LAN adapter enables wireless networking. Wired communications are provided via an installed option card with an Ethercon port that connects to your Ethernet-based LAN network.

The master control center resides in SL Room Control, a rich, easy-to-use, system configuration software application for Mac®, Windows®, and iPad that offers individual or group control of all StudioLive AI-series speakers on the network. SL Room Control gives you control over most onboard controls and lets you monitor key performance indicators.

With SL Room Control, you can full configure, tune, and monitor networked StudioLive AI PA speakers from anywhere in the venue on a laptop or iPad!


The divine interface
Active Integration doesn’t stop at the remote control. Swap out your StudioLive loudspeaker’s Ethercon control card for the StudioLive Dante upgrade, and you can ditch those analog cables.

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About Manufacturer

PreSonus Corporation, a developer of audio technologies for the professional and semi-professional digital audio markets, was founded in 1995 and presently has an active distribution network in place that reaches over 20 million audio consumers. PreSonus also manages a high traffic website, www.presonus.com that is experiencing over 100,000 hits per month. The Company has released 18 professional audio products that have shipped to over 41 countries. Presonus has received the Electronic Musician Magazine Editor's Choice Award for four different products. The Company's products have also been nominated several times for MIX Magazine's Technical Excellence in Creativity Awards (TEC). In all, over 150,000 PreSonus products are in use around the world. The Company's primary objective is to leverage its research and development ability, intellectual property portfolio, expertise in manufacturing, well respected brand, and established distribution channels to continue swift growth in revenue and profitability. PreSonus has exhibited consistent growth of an average of 48.6% per year over the past six years and predicts continued double digit growth rates for the next three years. PreSonus was founded on the precept of research and development in new technologies and discovery and exploitation of emerging multi-media markets. The Company has passed the 'proof of concept' stage and is presently utilizing its proprietary designs and patents to expand product offerings. PreSonus has extensive relationships in the music, technology, Internet, manufacturing and consumer electronics industries as well as a highly respected professional audio brand - PreSonus Audio Electronics. Competencies necessary to promote and support digital audio technology include qualified personnel in research, engineering, manufacturing, music and marketing as well as direct experience with branding and business development. PreSonus has developed a talented staff and exceptional reputation and is poised to take advantage of the burgeoning digital audio and digital media consumer markets.

Specifications

  • 18-inch transducer with 1,000 watts, Class D amplifier
  • Active Integration 32-bit, 96 kHz DSP with variable crossover, dynamic limiting, and excursion limiting
  • Wireless networking with free SL Room Control software for Mac®, Windows®, and iPad® enables complete setup, tuning, and monitoring
  • Stereo line inputs (XLR-¼” combo) and switchable stereo/summed-mono line outputs (XLR)
  • Alignment delay (switchable: 0, 2, or 4 feet) enables subwoofer to be placed in different positions relative to a full-range speaker system
  • Integrated pole inserts and interlocking stacking provisions
  • Active Integration 32-bit, 96 kHz DSP with more processing power than three rack speaker processors
  • Wireless or wired networking with SL Room Control for complete setup, tuning, and monitoring from anywhere in your venue
  • Network Setup Wizard automatically detects each speaker and allows you to quickly connect to your wireless router network
  • Remote control over Maximum SPL/output level, high-pass filter, onboard operational modes, performance monitoring, mute, speaker delay, polarity, and variable crossover
  • Variable low-pass filter
  • Visually display room layout on a laptop or iPad
  • Edit, save, recall, and share speaker-setup parameters
  • Universal Switch mode power supply with power-factor correction
    Comfortable, ergonomic handles
  • Ships with Ethernet connection for wired control; optional Dante card
  • Optional mountable Sub Dolly and pull-tested Sub Pole to mount a full-range system atop the 18sAI