MOVE 8 – The innovative battery-powered speaker from HK AUDIO
HK AUDIO is expanding the PREMIUM PR:O series with the addition of the new MOVE 8, a high-performance, battery-powered loudspeaker.
“The new Move 8 combines impressive acoustic performance with superb battery management and fascinating features that are truly unique in its class”, says Rüdiger Forse, Senior Product Manager at HK AUDIO. “This combination makes it a real all-rounder for all musicians, DJs, speakers, music enthusiasts and audio professionals. With the PREMIUM PR:O MOVE 8, HK Audio has invented a new level of freedom in the use of mobile loudspeakers”.
In contrast to previous battery-powered speakers, the new MOVE 8 has a slot for two rechargeable batteries (both batteries are supplied with the speaker), which are either inserted simultaneously to extend the running time or inserted alternately to ensure uninterrupted playback (“Hot Swap”). Thanks to the external quick charger (optional accessory), endless, uninterrupted battery operation is possible.
On the input side, MOVE 8 has a well-equipped mixing console. The two mic/line channels with XLR and jack inputs and the special instrument channel each have their own bass and treble control and adjustable reverb. There is also an aux channel for playback devices, which offers audio streaming via Bluetooth 5.0. in addition to the stereo mini jack input.
Another special feature is the instrument channel, in which original CELESTION cabinet simulations (impulse response) of the most popular guitar speakers can be activated (includes: Celestion Greenback, Celestion V30, Celestion Blue). This makes MOVE 8 an active, battery-powered guitar speaker and the perfect partner for mobile guitar preamps.
Another extraordinary highlight is the MOVE 8 app, available free of charge for iOS and Android devices. This not only allows the speaker to be controlled remotely, it also offers a whole host of additional features such as a karaoke function with voice cancellation and pitch adjustment, as well as modulation effects for the instrument channel.
PREMIUM PR:O MOVE 8 is equipped with a combination of a highly efficient 60-watt Class D power amplifier, a super-efficient 8″ bass woofer and a 1″ tweeter horn. The sturdy, low-resonance wooden housing lays the foundation for a clear, uncoloured sound. The multifunctional housing design means it can be set up as a floor monitor, on a high stand or on a table.