The German Audio Standard
Richly varied speaker range, rugged wood housings—built to take a pounding and keep on sounding
The numbers tell the story: With more than 150,000 units sold over the last ten years, PREMIUM PR:O D-series is a synonym forpremium-quality speakers made in Germany. Featuring low-resonance wood enclosures and available in a remarkable variety of passive and powered versions, PREMIUM PR:O sets the standard for roadworthy multifunctional speakers. As often as these solid performers feature in touring bands, DJs, and presenters‘ backlines, they are surely Europe’s favorite choice of modular sound system. And the news gets even better for buyers on a tight budget: PREMIUM PR:O D-Series is the most affordable product line to sport the made-in-Germany seal of quality.
State-of-the-art features, robust hardware, amazing audio performance—everything about the new powered fullrange models is a selling point. These DSP-controlled speakers are the perfect match for the road-tested, active PR:O 210 SUB A and PR:O 18 SUB A subwoofers. Gig-ability galore, excellent speech clarity, intuitive plug-and-play operability—all the highlights and hallmarks that users have come to expect from the PREMIUM PR:O family are built into these new releases. HK Audio offers the KEY RACK 1.12 to power passive models. This state-of-the-art amp is phenomenally easy to handle and comes with handy features such as tablet/PC remote control.
Facts & Features:
- Low-resonance, rugged wood enclosures
- Huge range of passive and active models
- DSP-controlled fullrange models
- Great match for powered subwoofers
- Outstanding gig-ability
- Plug-and-play operability
- Made-in-Germany quality
PREMIUM PR:O active cabinets
There are seven powered PREMIUM PR:O models in the so-called D-Series: five DSP-based fullrange, 1,200-watt speakers and the PR:O 210 SUB A and PR:O 18 SUB A subwoofers. Courtesy of their modular design, these enclosures may be mixed and matched freely for standalone use, in 2.1 setups, and as half stacks and full stacks to meet the most diverse demands. Outstanding German craftsmanship, a five-year warranty, rugged resonance-resistant wood cabinets, first-rate components, custom-designed speakers – all this puts the ’premium’ in PREMIUM PR:O.
The new DSP-based fullrange models impress on every level thanks to their freshly developed preamps and the latest generation of ultra-efficient, 1,200-watt class-D amplifiers with bi-amping. These technological innovations mean the active PREMIUM PR:O D-models are clearly a class above their predecessors in every respect, offering optimized bass response, while the DSP features – like EQ presets, tone controls and an FIR crossover – effortlessly help you overcome any acoustic challenges in a live music environment. While on the inside the cabinets are making use of high-end and complex technologies, they remain extremely simple and intuitive to operate thanks to the PREMIUM PR:O “plug and play” philosophy.
Key features of the D models
1,200-watt class-D bi-amping
High-performance power amps for high SPL and a transparent sonic image
DSP with “plug & play”
State of the art DSP features and no complex menus result in intuitive operation
Flat and Boost presets for use either with subwoofers or as a standalone unit for a powerful low end
Music and Speech control for adjusting the characteristics of the sound
FIR crossover filtering
Transparent, high-fidelity midrange for excellent speech intelligibility
Stellar fullrange performance
Muscular bass response and a Boost function for standalone applications
Modular design principle
Lots of combination options for different applications
Rugged, roadworthy housing tuned for high SPL and a powerful bass response
Custom designed loudspeakers
Specially developed speaker components for outstanding performance
Ready to fly
M8 rigging points for easy installation
Made in Germany with a 5 year warranty
High quality standards for reliability and durability
PREMIUM PR:O passive cabinets
The PREMIUM PR:O series of passive cabinets consists of six fullrange models:
the PR:O 8, PR:O 10 X, PR:O 12, PR:O 12 M, PR:O 15, and PR:O 15 X, and two subwoofers, the PR:O 210 S and the PR:O 18 S. Constructed the tried-and-true way with real wood and featuring a classic timeless design, these cabinets offer made-in-Germany quality and deliver excellent live music performance. Equipped with M8 rigging points, the fullrange models are easy to fly and therefore suitable even for acoustically challenging custom installations. They also render speech with amazing clarity.
HK Audio also offers the option of choice for powering the passive models, the Key Rack 1.12. This advanced amplification solution is phenomenally easy to handle, especially via tablet or PC remote control.
The Key Rack 1.12 comes in a lightweight soft case that stands two rack units tall. It is equipped with the groundbreaking IPD 1200 (2 x 600W @ 4Ω) amp made by Swedish specialists Lab.gruppen. With the IPD 1200 controller amp and the factory-included LoadLibrary of presets, it is an astonishingly efficient, turnkey power pack for driving passive versions of PREMIUM PR:O cabs.