Active or Powered loudspeakers from Studiomaster Professional are extremely popular with Indian pro audio users. Products ranging from the premium OP series, the beloved B series and the mighty Sub series have carved out a special place in the inventory of many PA hirers, touring and rental companies, and houses of worship etc. in India.
To strengthen its offerings further, Studiomaster Professional has introduced the Clio 154 – a high-performance 2-way bi-amplified 400W (RMS) active loudspeaker. Here, we’re taking an in-depth look at this affordable powered loudspeaker. We’ll also share key reasons as to why the Clio series is among one of the best powered loudspeakers in India.
The 2-way loudspeaker integrates a custom-designed 15” mid-bass woofer with a 3″ voice coil and a high-frequency 1″ exit compression driver with a 1.75” voice coil. The result of this combination is a tight bass puch, detailed mid presence and clear high frequency output. The specially-designed HF flare weaved into the design not only ensures amazing clarity and detail but also an even dispersion of upto 90° horizontally and 60° vertically. This delivers a wide coverage area and long throw distance, making it ideal for outdoor sound reinforcement usage.
Integrating a bi-amplified design, the Clio 154 active loudspeaker is further optimized to deliver a frequency response between 40Hz-20kHz and a max SPL of 128dB. The 2-way bi-amplified design means that the loudspeakers are highly efficient and that the amplifiers are optimized to harness the full potential of the high-performance LF and HF transducers. The integrated independent HF and LF soft clip limiter circuits ensure distortion-free sound and optimal speaker protection against damages due to transient peaks and overdrive.
At the heart of the Clio 154 is a 400W (RMS) digital class D amplifier that is carefully-engineered for maximum efficiency and punch. The main benefit of the class D amplifier is its high efficiency of nearly 90% in comparison to its closest analog rival, the Class AB amplifier which has an efficiency of roughly 50-70%. Key benefits of class D amplification is as follows:
The integration of the class D amplification also lets the loudspeaker harness the full benefits of Digital Signal Processing (DSP). Thanks to this, users can quickly change the loudspeaker’s tone using easy DSP sound presets such as flat, speech, music, live, and club. These presets come in handy especially in spaces with different acoustical requirements.
One of the standout features of the Clio 154 loudspeaker is the built-in USB/SD card MP3 media player with playback control and Bluetooth for wireless streaming from compatible devices such as smartphones, tablets, and laptops etc. This media player comes in handy for quick music playback, sound check during setup or any other listening requirement.
The powered loudspeaker from Studiomaster Professional also sports multiple wired input options including a stereo RCA, XLR-Jack (line) and a switchable XLR-Jack (mic/line) with individual level control. There is also an XLR out for linking additional loudspeakers. It is like almost a compact mixer has been integrated on the back of this powered loudspeaker. The integration of a media player and a multi-input mixer makes the Clio 154 a standalone PA setup ideal for a variety of outdoor and mobile applications.
Apart from delivering remarkable sound, the Clio 154 boasts of stunning good looks and pleasing aesthetics. It is possibly one of the best looking loudspeakers from an Indian professional brand. The loudspeaker is housed in a durable and rugged plastic moulded enclosure with a wood grain finish that delivers a classy look and optimal scratch-resistance.
The Trapezoidal-shaped cabinet of the loudspeaker delivers easy array and sonic accuracy with a wider coverage area. The unique angled-shape of the Clio 154 makes the loudspeaker useful for both FOH and floor monitoring applications. The integrated mounting socket on the bottom panel allows seamless installation on standard wall/pole mounts and speaker stands. The mounting socket also integrates a tightening nut to secure the speaker to the pole of the mount. The speaker sports 3 ergonomically-shaped carry handles, two on the side panel and one on the top panel. These easy carry handles coupled with a lightweight design thanks to the class D amplifier helps in easy transportation.
Packed with abundant features, the Clio 154 powered loudspeaker is one of the best class D amplification powered loudspeakers currently available in India. Thanks to cost-effective pricing, the loudspeakers are ideal for a myriad of live, touring, installation, and other mobile applications. Featuring a long throw and a lightweight design, the Clio 154 active loudspeaker is specially suited for mobile PA and outdoor applications. Backed with Studiomaster Professional’s reliable and pan-India after-sales support network, the loudspeaker is truly a great value proposition!
The Clio 154 high-quality 2-way bi-amplified 400W (RMS) active loudspeaker is readily available at authorised Studiomaster Professional dealers across India. For more information, you could email us on firstname.lastname@example.org, message us via WhatsApp on +91-8879028079 or visit www.studiomasterprofessional.com.
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