HK Audio launches the new PREMIUM PR:0 D2 family
HK Audio is delighted to unveil PREMIUM PR:O D2, the next step in the evolution of the class-leading, made-in-Germany PREMIUM PR:O family of loudspeakers.
The PREMIUM PR:O D2 series consists of five DSP-controlled full-range and multifunctional speakers (the PR:O 110 XD2, PR:O 112 FD2, PR:O 112 XD2, PR:O 115 FD2 and PR:O 115 XD2), as well as the PR:O 210 Sub D2 and PR:O 118 Sub D2 subwoofers. The PR:O D2 series uses premium components and state-of-the-art DSP electronics with advanced FIR filtering for intuitive and practical operation, and their low-resonance wooden cabinets for powerful bass reproduction offer a maximum sound pressure of up to 132 dB.
In line with the modular principle, the speakers can be combined flexibly for the most varied of requirements, from standalone, 2.1 and monitor setups to full-stack applications. These combination options make PREMIUM PR:O D2 suitable for a wide range of installations where excellent speech intelligibility and transparent reproduction is required. All PR:O D2 speakers can be used together with PREMIUM PR:O legacy speakers.
The PREMIUM PR:O D2 lineup has been given a thorough design overhaul. Sturdy metal front grilles not only adds to the visual appeal, but also give the speakers the necessary protection during operation. The new MultiGrip handles make handling the speakers a breeze in any position and also facilitate professional rigging using the familiar HK Audio tilt brackets.
The PR:O 110 XD2, PR:O 112 XD2 and PR:O 115 XD2 are genuine all-rounders that can be used as satellites, compact full-range speakers or low-profile stage monitors. Their well-balanced frequency response ensures low feedback and means they can be adapted to various applications using the Music/Speech controller. With 1,200 watts of power and powerful DSP, these are powerful and flexible pro audio tools, with safe and comfortable handling guaranteed thanks to HK Audio’s MultiGrips.
The PR:O 112 FD2 and PR:O 115 FD2 are active full-range speakers in the classic 12″/1″ and 15”/1” formats, and offer a well-balanced sound pattern, excellent speech intelligibility and generous amounts of SPL. Both are ideal as a satellite in combination with the PR:O 118 SUB D2 bass, although the PR:O 115 FD2’s extended low-mid and bass reproduction – thanks to its 15” speaker – make it well-suited for standalone use without an additional subwoofer. Both feature 1,200 watts of power and powerful DSP, and the MultiGrips allow for easy handling and professional rigging using the optionally available HK Audio TB-45N or TB-45NQ tilt brackets.
The PR:O 118 SUB D2 and PR:O 210 SUB D2 subwoofers, meanwhile offer deep and powerful low-end in the 1×18” and 2×10” woofer formats. Both feature stereo preamps and corresponding outputs, meaning they can be used in many diverse applications.
Rüdiger Forse, HK Audio’s Senior Product Manager, said: “PREMIUM PR:O has been the German audio standard for decades now, with over 200,000 speakers sold – and now D2 takes the family to a whole new level! With improved performance, features and looks, the D2 series is the perfect reliable road partner for musicians and audio engineers everywhere.”
PREMIUM PR:O D2 is in stores in summer 2020. For more information, and for full technical specifications on each of the individual speakers, visit hkaudio.com
HK Audio PREMIUM PR:O D2: key facts & features:
- 1,200-watt Class D bi-amping
- Powerful DSP electronics with intuitive Plug ’n’ Play operation via preset selector
- Tone controller for quick adjustment of the sound characteristics (music/speech)
- FIR crossover with a slope of 48 dB per octave for better vertical dispersion
- Custom-designed speaker
- 90° x 55° CD horn for wide dispersion and optimal sound
- HK Audio MultiGrips, significantly improved handling in any position
- New rigging option for the PR:O 112 FD2, 115 FD2 and 115 XD2 tops by fitting the TB-45N/TB-45NQ tilt brackets
- Sturdy metal front grille with black acoustic foam backing
- Low-resonance wooden cabinet for powerful bass reproduction and a maximum sound pressure of up to 132 dB
- 5-year warranty (after registration)
- Made in Germany (except PR:O 118 SUB D2)