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CDL12P ABS Constant Directivity Loudspeaker

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Description

The CDL that fits your venue AND your budget

The CDL12 loudspeakers impressed ears around the world when we introduced them, thanks in no small part to their unique, patent-pending driver design that fills venues with consistent, articulate speech and music reproduction without sacrificing consistent SPL. Now that same constant directivity performance is available in the new CDL12P, a lighter weight design ideal for touring bands and mobile DJs who want the same scalability and sonic performance in portable design.

What’s so great about constant directivity?

Like the CDL12, CDL12P is the result of years of research and development, combining the best attributes of point source and line array technology into a unique patent-pending design. Based on the Constant-Directivity Two-Way Loudspeaker System design presented at the 143rd AES Convention in New York by Hugh Sarvis and Don Keele, the CDL12P radiates a highly focused pattern with consistent SPL throughout the frequency response range, both on- and off-axis. The result is clear, articulate speech intelligibility and natural music reproduction.

A unique look with a unique result.

Each CDL12P consists of eight 2-inch drivers aligned in a segmented circular-arc high-frequency array centered in front of a 12-inch woofer. The output of the low-frequency driver travels from the same acoustic axis as the high-frequency array, so the dispersion pattern always radiates directly from the center of the CDL12P. This is true whether the CDL12P is used individually on a tripod speaker stand or as part of an acoustically-coupled vertical array with up to six enclosures. Because both the highs and lows emanate from the same point, they arrive at listeners’ ears at the exact same time—meaning the CDL12P powered loudspeakers don’t create any smearing in their crossover frequencies, ensuring better intelligibility throughout the frequency response range.

Symmetrical dispersion matters.

Traditional line array loudspeakers typically place a high-frequency horn on one side of the enclosure and a woofer on the other. To obtain a symmetrical image with those loudspeakers, you'd have to flip one over—something they aren't designed to do in the first place—and you'd still have phase issues. With the CDL12P, the eight 2-inch high-frequency drivers arc over a single 12-inch woofer, comparable to the coaxial driver configuration found on top studio monitors. The result is better sonic coherence across the entire venue. Regardless of how many CDL12Ps you stack, you're working with a shared acoustic axis—and non-turbulent sound propagating throughout the room.

Scalable vertical coverage.

The CDL12P’s hybrid point source/line array design delivers focused sound with consistent SPL coverage both on- or off-axis, making it an excellent choice for mobile and installed applications. Rigging CDL12P enclosures is made easier thanks to integrated pin-loaded rigging hardware. A dual-angle pole mount is provided, supporting the use of one or two enclosures when pole mounted on a tripod stand, or atop the companion CDL18s subwoofer, allowing the system to adapt to varying audience sizes. The CDL12P’s integrated PDA-1000 500W x 500W Class D power amplifier features onboard DSP presets to facilitate and simplify arrayed configurations

Now hear this.

The patent-pending Constant Directivity design of the PreSonus CDL12P delivers exceptional performance and versatile configuration options in a visually stunning, compact form factor. Superior phase coherence and controlled dispersion result in an articulate, natural listening experience, making the CDL12P an outstanding choice for both portable PA and installed sound applications. The result of years of research and development, the CDL12P combines the directivity of a point-source design with the scalable coverage of a line array to create a unique loudspeaker that provides the flexibility demanded by modern sound reproduction applications. Hear it now at your authorized PreSonus dealer.

Six-year warranty lets you rest easy.

Quality runs deep in our company culture, and we strive to build feature rich, the best sounding, and most reliable products available anywhere. We’re confident you’ll love the PreSonus CDL12P. By choosing PreSonus, you’re assured of robust, trouble-free performance—for six years. In the unlikely event you do experience an issue, you can count on us to make it right. This is our commitment to you.

Technical Specifications

Acoustic Performance

Configuration Active             2-way

Frequency Response (-3 dB) 48 Hz – 18 kHz

Nominal Coverage (-6 dB)    120° (H) x 15° (V) per enclosure

Maximum Peak SPL             130 dB

Crossover Frequency           420 Hz

Transducer

LF Transducer                    12” (2.5” voice coil)

HF Transducer                   8 x 2” (1” Voice Coil)

Amplifier

Type                                 Class D

Total Power Output            2000W Peak, 1000W Program (500W RMS)

LF Power                           1000W Peak, 500W Program (250W RMS)

HF Power                          1000W Peak, 500W Program (250W RMS)

Cooling                             Free air convection

Rated THD                        <0.05% (20 Hz - 20 kHz)

Dynamic Range                 119 dB (A-weighted)

Bandwidth                        20 Hz - 20 kHz

Mains Connection              Locking AC In and Out

Connections and Controls

Input Channels                 1 Line

Input Connector Types      1 XLR

Line Input Impedance       40 kΩ

Maximum Input               +4 dBu

Output Connector            Direct Line Out (XLR)

Controls 

Preset Select (Number of Arrayed Boxes)

HPF On/Off

PreSonus Subwoofer Configuration Preset (None, CDL18s, ULT18, AIR18s)

Indicators Signal, -3 dB, Limiter, Clip

Enclosure

Material                          15mm Polypropylene

Grille                              Powder-coated steel

Dimensions (HxWxD)      473 mm x 529 mm x 444.5 mm

Unit Weight                    28.6 kg

Safety

Amplifier Protection        Over-current, DC, over/under-voltage, over-temperature,

                                    high frequency

Transducer Protection     Limiter

Power

AC Power Input             90-260V~, 50-60 Hz

AC Power Consumption (1/8 Power) 4.2 Amps

Suspension Mounting

Rigging Points              Integrated Rigging (10:1 load)

Mounting                    Dual-position pole mount (0° and 7.5°) 35 mm

Optional Accessories

Rigging CDL12P Rigging Grid, CDL Rigging Extension Bar, CDL12P Rigging Sling

Other    CDL12-Tote Tote Bag

 

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