CELESTION LAUNCH NEW FAMILY OF FULL-RANGE, COMPACT LINE ARRAY DRIVERS
Celestion, a pioneer in the development of professional loudspeakers for more than eighty years, is premiering three full-range drivers designed for use primarily with compact line arrays at Winter NAMM 2012.
Using their market-leading experience in the design of high performance, small-format professional audio drive units; Celestion has created an all-new range of three compact and lightweight
loudspeakers that are particularly suited to discreet, low-profile sound
Each model utilizes an efficient neodymium magnet assembly and features a stiff and light aluminium cone that remains rigid to higher frequencies in order to deliver a smoother response. All three drivers have been built using a lightweight glass-reinforced ABS chassis, designed for maximum free air movement, with a square mounting frame to facilitate close coupling of multiple units.
AN3510 is a 3.5”/88mm driver delivering 35-watt power handling and 86dB sensitivity, with a bandwidth of 125Hz to 20kHz. AN2775 is a 2.75”/70mm driver delivering 20-watt power handling and 82.5dB sensitivity, with a bandwidth of 190Hz to 20kHz, and AN2075 is a 2”/50mm driver delivering 20-watt power handling and 81dB sensitivity with a bandwidth of 200Hz to 20kHz.
In addition, each of these drivers has been optimized using Finite Element Analysis (FEA) techniques to give a wider dispersion characteristic than conventional loudspeakers of this size.
Using Celestion’s Compact Array Drivers, sound reinforcement systems designers are now able to build into their products some of the principal advantages offered by line array designs: a more even distribution of the acoustic signal and the ability to project sound over greater distances.