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D.A.S. Audio Unveils Action Series Of Active & Passive Loudspeakers

By Nigel Redmon January 6, 2012

The new D.A.S. Audio Action Series of loudspeakers (larger image below)

D.A.S. Audio has announced the introduction of the new Action Series of loudspeakers, which will be on display at the upcoming NAMM 2012 Show at booth 7101.

The new D.A.S. Action Series loudspeaker line includes six models, including a dedicated 12-inch floor monitor (the Action M12 and powered Action M12A) as well as the Action 12 and powered Action 12A.  These 2-way, compact models are comprised of a 12-inch LF transducer and a 1-inch HF driver.

The Action 12A and M12A are driven by integrated 500 watt RMS power amps with a peak power handling capacity of 1000 watts. The Action 12 and Action 12A each have a frequency range that extends from 50 Hz to 20 kHz. The Action M 12’s frequency response ranges from 63 Hz – 20 kHz while the M 12A’s frequency response extends from 60 Hz – 20 kHz.

Both the Action 12 and Action 12A plus the larger Action 15 and Action 15A models offer an asymmetric enclosure design that facilitates their use as both floor monitors or as free standing PA loudspeakers.

Also part of the new series, the Action 15 and powered Action 15A models are 2-way designs that encompass a 15-inch LF transducer paired with a 1-inch HF compression driver. The Action 15 has a frequency range from 47 Hz – 20 kHz while the Action 15A extends from 45 Hz – 20 kHz.

The amplifier in the Action 15A provides 500 watts continuous power and a peak rating of 1000 watts.

For added versatility, the Action M12, Action M12A, Action 15, and Action 15A all include pole mounting cups for easy and convenient ‘speaker on a stick’ applications.

The Action 215 and Action 215A (powered) loudspeakers are comprised of dual 15-inch LF transducers mated with a 1.5-inch HF compression driver. Frequency response for the Action 215 and Action 215A is 47 Hz – 20 kHz and 45 Hz – 20 kHz respectively.

In addition, the series includes the single 18-inch Action 18 and the powered Action 18A, along with dual 18-inch models—the Action 218 and powered Action 218A. The Action 18 and Action 18A subwoofers include pole cups for convenient pole mounting of ‘top boxes’ such as the Action 12, Action 12A, Action 15, or Action 15A.. The powered Action 18A is driven by a 750-watt continuous/ 1500-watt peak integrated power amplifier.

Finally, the 218 and Action 218A offer dual 18-inch LF transducers, with the powered Action 218A driven by an integrated 1250-watt continuous / 2500-watt peak power amplifier. The frequency range for the Action 218 and Action 218A is 29 Hz – 160 Hz and 35 Hz – 160 Hz respectively.

The 2-way amps used in the Action Series powered loudspeakers have an EQ boost-flat switch, level control, mic/line switch, a logo on-off switch, and 3 status LEDs for limit, signal present, and power on.

The amps used in the subwoofers include a 100-160 Hz variable low pass filter, stereo outputs that can be switched between 2 modes, satellite x-over high pass filter or an all pass loop-thru output, a deep-loud EQ switch, a polarity inversion switch , LED on-off switch, level control, and 3 status LEDs for limit, signal present, and power on.

Robert Giner, D.A.S. Audio director of marketing, notes “The Action Series is specifically designed for musicians, DJs and smaller AV applications. With built-in rigging points for safe and simple flying, rugged, Baltic Birch plywood enclosures, these loudspeakers deliver a high level of speech intelligibility, excellent music reproduction characteristics, and the versatility to deliver solid performance.

“Their rich feature set and the optionally available accessories enable these loudspeakers to function in a wide range of capacities—making the Action Series a first-rate value. I’m confident these loudspeakers will leave a favorable impression on prospective customers.”


D.A.S. Audio


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