Celestion has announced that the new PREMIUM PR:O MOVE 8 battery-powered loudspeaker from HK Audio incorporates three of the company’s Impulse Responses, including the Celestion Greenback, the Vintage 30 and the Celestion Blue.
MOVE 8, the latest model in HK Audio’s PREMIUM PR:O series, has a slot for two rechargeable batteries (included) that are either inserted simultaneously to extend the running time or inserted alternately to help ensure uninterrupted playback (“Hot Swap”). An optional external quick charger can be added to make uninterrupted battery operation possible.
The Celestion Impulse Responses are included on MOVE 8’s instrument channel, in which the tones of the Celestion Greenback, Celestion Vintage 30 and Celestion Blue can be activated. The accompanying MOVE 8 REMOTE App is available free of charge for iOS and Android devices. In addition to controlling the loudspeaker remotely, it offers a karaoke function with voice cancellation and pitch adjustment as well as modulation effects for the instrument channel. The app can be used to control all the channel settings (EQ, reverb, volume) as well as the master volume.
In addition, a 2-band EQ is available for channel 4 (Aux/Bluetooth), and the karaoke function can be activated for Bluetooth audio streaming and aux in, including Vocal Cancellation and Transpose. The integrated effects (chorus, tremolo, and flange) and the three Celestion cab simulations can be selected on channel 3 and used to optimize the sound of an electric guitar, for example. All EQ settings can also be stored and recalled.
“Celestion Impulse Responses have been growing steadily in the four years since their introduction to become the market leader in digital guitar tones,” says Ken Weller, Celestion Production Marketing Manager. “We’re extremely pleased to welcome HK Audio as a partner and congratulate them on the launch of the innovative MOVE 8.”
“The new MOVE 8 combines impressive acoustic performance with superb battery management and fascinating features that are truly unique in its class,” adds Rüdiger Forse, Senior Product Manager at HK AUDIO. “This combination makes it a real all-rounder for all musicians, DJs, speakers, music enthusiasts and audio professionals. With the PREMIUM PR:O MOVE 8, HK Audio has invented a new level of freedom in the use of mobile loudspeakers.”