Carvin LM Series Loudspeakers Now Shipping
Carvin announces that its LM Series loudspeakers are now shipping. Featuring four available models in both powered and non-powered configurations with a choice of 12- or 15" LF drivers, the LM Series loudspeakers are two-way designs that utilize finely tuned, time-aligned enclosures-ensuring both high and low frequency program arrives simultaneously, the company says. Designed with premium components housed in lightweight, rugged ABS injection-molded enclosures that maintain their appearance through years of torturous use, Carvin's new LM Series loudspeakers are aimed at performing musicians and mobile DJs.
Both powered and non-powered versions share many characteristics. The LM Series loudspeakers are voiced for both front-of-house mains and monitor applications. Additionally, the LM Series enclosure facilitates both vertical and horizontal orientation, making them versatile. For use as PA mains, a convenient pole cup for mounting the loudspeakers on industry-standard speaker stands or pole mounted on top of a subwoofer are provided. The LM Series enclosures also include suspension points-making them a great choice for clubs and other venues that want to hang the loudspeakers for a more permanent installation. For use as a floor monitor, the LM enclosure can lie on its side, and the cabinet's design facilitates a built-in 30-degree angle for aiming the sound right at the performer.
Offering premium components, the LM Series feature lightweight, high-efficiency neodymium drivers and a wide dispersion, asymmetrical high-frequency horn for maximum coverage. Both powered and non-powered models are available with either 12 or 15" neodymium low-frequency woofers, coupled with a 1.5" neodymium high-frequency driver and an asymmetrical wide dispersion horn. Neodymium drivers produce higher SPL levels than equivalent ceramic magnet drivers while reducing weight by more than half.
To ensure broad coverage throughout the listening space, the asymmetrical wide dispersion horn found in the LM Series loudspeakers provide wide 90-degree horizontal coverage-enabling music and dialog to be heard clearly whether the listener is on or off axis, the company says. Similarly, sound emanates 30-degrees upward and 45-degrees downward-enabling program material to be heard clearly in the front rows as well as the back. The LM Series includes dual Neutrik combination XLR - quarter-inch "combo" jacks.
The self-powered LM12A and LM15A are both bi-amplified-having separate power amps each for the HF and LF sections-resulting in greater clarity of sound, as the high and low sections each have dedicated power sources. In addition to the XLR balanced inputs that typically receive their signals from the master outputs of a mixer, one can also connect a Lo-Z microphone here or a Hi-Z mic via the adjacent quarter-inch input. There are even attenuation controls to help match the signal strength. Additionally, users will appreciate the XLR balanced out/ hru connector that makes it easy to daisy-chain multiple enclosures for those bigger jobs.
For direct connections that bypass an audio mixer, both the LM12A and LM15A feature two additional inputs-one for instruments (with a level control), and a third input with its own level control that can accommodate left and right outputs from CD players and other portable music sources. To help users get just the sound they're looking for, the LM Series active models also include three-band EQ with mid sweep, as well as a separate instrument EQ on Channel 2.