PreSonus is shipping
its new StudioLive™ AI-series Active Integration Loudspeakers, the first
active loudspeakers that deliver studio-monitor accuracy onstage. The
new line includes the full-range StudioLive
312AI, 315AI, and
328AI and the StudioLive 18sAI subwoofer. All models are available immediately.
A key component of
the StudioLive AI's design is its use of Active Integration technology.
Active Integration combines wireless and wired networking and
communications with powerful DSP to create a unified
speakers incorporate Fulcrum Acoustics' TQ™ Temporal Equalization
algorithms. Taking advantage of Active Integration's ample DSP, TQ
employs multiple, fully addressable Finite Impulse Response
(FIR) filters to eliminate horn reflections and to correct linear time
and amplitude anomalies in coaxial systems. Collaborating with Fulcrum
Acoustics' co-founder, Dave Gunness, PreSonus software designers
incorporated custom TQ algorithms with dynamics processing,
FFT tools, and performance monitoring into the onboard DSP. The result
is a PA system with remarkably clear, coherent, studio-quality sound.
powered, 3-way loudspeaker relies on a custom-designed, CoActual™ 8-inch
coaxial speaker with a 1.75-inch titanium compression driver to
reproduce the mid and high frequencies. Triamplified,
Class D power amplifiers in each model deliver a combined 2,000 watts
The StudioLive 312AI
comes equipped with a 12-inch ferrite speaker to handle low-frequency
reproduction, while the 315AI employs a 15-inch woofer, and the
StudioLive 328AI features dual 8-inch ferrite speakers,
enabling it to deliver high-powered performance in a noticeably
streamlined and compact enclosure.
system has a combo XLR/TRS line input and an XLR microphone input with
an XMAX™ Class A mic preamplifier and 12V phantom power, as well as an
XLR audio throughput. The full-range speaker systems
are pole-mountable and have ergonomic side handles, interlocking
stacking, and M10 fly points. All enclosures are of lightweight plywood
Three operation modes
allow the user to choose DSP presets for their application, such as MP3
playback, live performance, or stage monitoring. Users can also create a
custom preset using SL Room Control and
store it onboard for use later.
In addition to the
full-range, 3-way systems, PreSonus is offering the StudioLive 18sAI, a
powered, 18-inch, ferrite subwoofer designed to complement the
full-range StudioLive AI speakers while still being
flexible enough to work with other powered loudspeakers. A 1,000W
amplifier powers the subwoofer. The StudioLive 18sAI offers stereo line
inputs (XLR/¼-inch combo) and full-range stereo line outputs (XLR) with a
switchable, low-cut crossover.
AI-series loudspeakers include an Ethernet port and a USB port with a
Wi-Fi module to connect to SL Room Control software over a wireless
network. Expected to be available in Spring 2014, SL
Room Control is a speaker-management application for Mac OS X®, Windows®,
and iPad that provides both individual and grouped speaker control and
includes a 31-band graphic EQ and an 8-band parametric EQ,
muting, soloing, and level control, in addition to performance
monitoring (over temperature, click detection, and excursions). A
network-setup wizard will be included.
for the AI-series speakers include a mountable Sub Dolly to make hauling
the 18sAI subwoofer easy and a pull-tested Sub Pole to mount a
full-range system atop the 18sAI. An M10 Kit, which
contains four M10 eyebolts, lets you fly any full-range model in a
permanent installation. Protective covers for the 312AI, 328AI, 315AI,
and 18sAI are also available.
prices are expected to be $1,399.95 for the StudioLive 312AI, $1,499.95
for the StudioLive 328AI, $1,599.95 for the StudioLive 315AI, and
$1,299.95 for the StudioLive 18sAI subwoofer. All models
are available immediately. For more information visit