By Nigel Redmon • January 9, 2012 The new American Audio SenSeries line of loudspeakers American Audio has introduced the flexible, compact SenSeries loudspeakers, with models including Sense 8, Sense 12 and Sense 15 joined by Sense 15B and Sense 18B subwoofers. The SenSeries’ HF cabinets offer an asymmetric design allows for both front-of-house and monitor usage, along with a proprietary rotatable horn design with a wide-dispersion range. Each full-range loudspeaker has a 40-degree monitor cut, making them equally at home on the stage floor. “Even the most popular clubs and venues have characteristics that get in the way of achieving an ideal sound — whether it’s their sheer size, tricky room angles, or hard-to-reach nooks and crannies that stand in the way of audio perfection,” said Tom Freret, national sales manager for American Audio. “Our new SenSeries provides an ideal solution, with its incredibly flexible and compact German-engineered speakers. And no serious installation would be complete without matching subwoofers like those found in the SenSeries, which let the music be felt as much as it is heard.” The Sense 8 has an 8-inch American Audio PA850 woofer with a 50 mm voice coil and a 1-inch compression-driver tweeter with a 44 mm voice coil mounted on a 90- by 60-degree CD horn. It is capable of handling 175 watts continuous, 350 watts program and 700 watts peak power, and its recommended input power is 100–250 watts at 8 ohms. The Sense 8 measures 29.8 (l) x 17 (w) x 9 (h) inches and weighs 22 pounds. It carries an MSRP of $229.95. The Sense 12 has a 12-inch American Audio PA1575 woofer with a 75 mm voice coil and a 1-inch compression-driver tweeter with a 44 mm voice coil mounted on a 75- by 50-degree CD horn. It handles 350 watts continuous, 700 watts program and 1,400 watts peak power and has a recommended input power of 250–500 watts at 8 ohms. The Sense 12 measures 14 (l) x 25 (w) x 12.8 (h) inches and weighs 39.7 pounds. It carries an MSRP of $369.95. The largest of the SenSeries cabinets, the Sense 15 has a 15-inch American Audio PA1575 woofer with a 75 mm voice coil and a 1-inch compression-driver tweeter with a 44 mm voice coil mounted on a 75- by 50-degree CD horn. It’s capable of handling 400 watts continuous, 800 watts program and 1,600 watts peak power and has a recommended input power is 300–600 watts at 8 ohms. The Sense 15 measures 16.9 (l) x 26.7 (w) x 14.6 (h) inches and weighs 48.5 pounds. It carries an MSRP of $449.95. The Sense 15B subwoofer contains a 15-inch American Audio PA15000 woofer with a 100 mm voice coil, with power handling of 450 watts continuous, 900 watts program and 1,800 watts peak, and its recommended input power is 300–600 watts at 8 ohms. It measures 16.9 (l) x 21.7 (w) x 21.7 (h) inches and weighs 58.4 pounds. It carries an MSRP of $479.95. The Sense 18B subwoofer has an 18-inch American Audio PA 18000 woofer and can handle 600 watts continuous, 1,200 watts program and 2,400 watts peak power. Recommended input power is 400–800 watts at 8 ohms. The Sense 18B measures 20.5 (l) x 25.6 (w) x 23.6 (h) inches and weighs 72.8 pounds. It carries an MSRP of $599.95. Each full-range cabinet has heavy-duty M10 fly points and screws on all corners so they can be securely mounted or hung in any location and at every imaginable angle. SenSeries cabinets are protected on the front by powder-coated full metal grilles supported by shock-absorbing acoustic foam backing. They are finished in industrial-quality black structure paint. American Audio Comments Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Tagged with: Loudspeakers New Products Poll · all topics Subscribe to Live Sound International Live Sound International brings you information on a wide range of pro audio topics. Stay up-to-date, get expert tips, industry news, new products and technologies delivered. Discover how to make smart use of today’s sound technology, Subscribe Today!