Prolight + Sound: Amadeus launches PMX D Series speakers

Amadeus has announced the availability of its new PMX D Series self-powered active speakers at Prolight + Sound (Hall 3 Level 1 Booth B15) in Frankfurt this week.

The new speaker design features built-in 24/96 DSP, and analogue, AES3 and Dante inputs. With three different models, containing 8, 12 or 15-inch coaxial drivers, the PMX D Series is best-suited for sound reinforcement applications in concert halls, auditoriums, conference rooms and theatres. Designed to be included within fixed or long-lasting installations, each PMX speaker system can also be used in touring applications as a stage monitor.

Each system contains a coaxial neodymium transducer which provides uniform angular coverage and high acoustical load, optimised to reduce distortion and coloration at all input levels.

Michel Deluc, Amadeus’ director of research & development, said, "We were among the first manufacturers of electro-acoustical equipment to look into audio transfers over Internet Protocol. We are committed to minimising latency as well as unnecessary AD/DA conversions that impact signal quality.”

The PMX 8 D system hosts a coaxial driver with 8-inch, and 1-inch tweeter with compression driver. The PMX 12 D and PMX 15 D systems host a coaxial driver with 12-inch, or 15-inch woofer respectively, and 2-inch tweeter with compression driver. Each system is bi-amplified using two high resonance digital amplifiers, delivering 400 Watts under 8 ohms for the PMX 8 D, and 1500W (LF) + 400W (HF) for the PMX 12 D and PMX 15 D systems, while each speaker channel is controlled by a 64-bit digital processing unit capable of a 118 dB dynamic range.

The PMX D Series also incorporates a newly refined Dante I/O section, offering options for full integration with leading third-party networking. Audio signals are selectable from one channel of analogue, two channels of AES3 digital, and two dual redundant Dante networked digital inputs. Input signals are individually selectable for each channel.

PMX D speakers ship with a black (water-soluble) paint finish but are also available in several different standard colours, whilst the cabinet and the acoustical fabric covering the front grill is also available in different colours. Additionally, every PMX D Series speaker can also be ordered in a "made-to-measure" finish, based on registered or non-registered colours and/or materials.

The new PMX D Series is now available from licensed Amadeus distributors and dealers throughout Europe and Asia.