Hybrid PB15/A UB USB and Bluetooth Speaker
The Hybrid PB15 is a brand new release from Viva Afrika, and is another cost effective addition to this leading South African tech company’s proprietary range of pro audio.
This new PB15 is an active, self powered unit which also includes both an SD slot and Bluetooth wireless capabilities for playback without having to connect the speaker to any other system.
An active loudspeaker is a speaker unit with a built in crossover which splits the frequency band of the audio signal, usually between low/mid and highs (2-way speaker).
Conventionally an active loudspeaker will also have built in amplifiers to drive the two split signals. This means the speaker (or speakers) can be connected directly to a mixer or mixing desk without the need for further amplification.
The benefits of active, powered loudspeakers are several;
- Easier to transport – it’s way easier to carry just a set of speakers than it is to carry two speakers and and amp (or amps).
- Perfectly matched sound – the amplifier inside an active loudspeaker is optimised for the matching speaker in the cabinet.
- Minimises chances of blowing the speaker – because the amplifier is built-in it has been matched to the capabilities of the loudspeaker
- Split signal means dedicated power driven to each component
- The crossover point is optimised to get the maximum out of a speaker and the amplification
The new Hybrid PB15/A UB USB can handle a total of 340 watts (AES) – 300 watts for the LF driver and 40 watts for the HF driver. The 1.75″ voice coil on the LF driver has a titanium diaphragm. The amplifier pushes out 150 watts RMS.
Features include Bass and treble controls. Aside from the conventional Neutrik XLR connections and microphone input the Hybrid PB15/A UB USB has it’s own built-in media player. This media player can play back audio from no less than three different sources;
- Simply plug in an SD card
- Plug any USB device
- Connect your Bluetooth device for wireless playback
This is perfect for so many applications, not the least just the basic one of testing your setup when doing a mobile installation.
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Expect to pay: R 2,375