July 24, 2012
| by Rachel Cericola
There’s big sound and there’s the kind of sound that towers over you – literally. Pro Audio Technology just announced the SCR-3215sm Loudspeaker, which measures a mere 7 feet tall.
Of course, that space isn’t filled with dead air. The company promises to use every inch, packing in a pair of 15-inch, 1400-watt woofers that boast a low frequency sensitivity of 102dB with just one watt of input power.
Weighing in at a total of 350 pounds, this four-way reference speaker is designed to be placed behind an acoustically transparent screen and crank out theater-quality sound. In fact, it promises the same type of technology used in professional movie theaters.
This beast also has a mid/high frequency assembly with a 41-pound ultra high-output compression driver. A 7-inch carbon fiber diaphragm promises the best vocals possible. Upper-mid and high frequencies are taken care of by a coaxial compression driver with an annular polymer diaphragm, boasting sounds beyond 30kHz.
Designed for large or very large rooms, other SCR-3215sm features include a 30-pound motor system, four-inch voice coils, a large format 18-by-22-inch horn, and a maximum output of >130dB.
“I designed my first loudspeaker when I was 16 and have never stopped looking for ways to improve speaker technology,” said Paul Hales, founder of Pro Audio Technology. “The 3215 loudspeaker started as a laboratory experiment to see how far we could push the limits of audio performance, and now it’s a reality with orders already in place. Our dealers can’t wait to let customers hear them in person.”
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.