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Clair Brothers to Debut Breakthrough Innovations at PL+S

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FRANKFURT - Clair Brothers is set to debut several new design innovations at Prolight + Sound 2017 at Booth 3.1, E37. Look for the launch of the C12 and C8 line array products, and the launch of the newest addition to the One Series line: the 1.5AM+ – the active (self-powered) version of the 1.5AM monitor. Clair Brothers is also introducing a stackable point source PA package called the S2-System. The PL+S trade show runs April 4-7 in Frankfurt.

Clair Brothers, American trailblazers of professional sound reinforcement technology and manufacturers of the industry’s premier loudspeaker systems, is about to rock your world with several unique design innovations at Prolight + Sound 2017 at Booth 3.1, E37.

Following the evolution and success Clair Brothers started with the C15 large format line array cabinet, the company is excited to officially announce the launch of the C12 and C8 line array products; products featuring the next evolutionary step in new mid/high technology. If you’re an installation consultant, this is a dream coming true: The C12 and C8 are available with Clair True Fit Technology horizontal waveguides custom tailored for any specific venue.

How is this done? Clair Brothers works with architects and consultants to define speaker positions and coverage requirements within a facility, taking into account all spatial characteristics and any acoustical challenges. Clair engineers then employ proprietary 3D design methods and use progressive azimuth technology to geometrically optimize a waveguide designed exactly to that room’s requirements.

The custom waveguide is precision-machined using Baltic birch plywood - a key ingredient in all Clair Brothers products; the result is a totally unique C12 or C8 loudspeaker array that naturally provides smooth, even coverage. True Fit Technology achieves maximum coverage for audience areas and minimizes architectural reflection and anomalies in both, modern or classic buildings.

The C12 and C8 also feature a new transducer technology that offers two solid benefits. One is significant weight reduction, the other a reduction in amplifier channel requirements. Good news: These new features come with zero technical trade-offs. In fact, these features enhance the ability for the line array to be digitally beam-steered in the vertical plane with F.I.R. processing. The C12, a double 12-inch format line array, and the C8, a double 8-inch line array, share the benefit that both can be ordered with a variety of horizontal waveguide patterns. Standard factory waveguides will be 90º and 120º, but a range of waveguides between 60º and 140º are also available.

“We’re continuing the trend of a growing portfolio loaded with strong high-performance products following last year’s debut of so many others,” confirms Josh Sadd, vice president and chief engineer for Clair Brothers.

The successful line of One Series 12-and 15-inch coaxial stage monitors raised the bar with the introduction of the powered monitor with the 1AM+, the amplified sister of the 1AM monitor. At PL+S this year, Clair Brothers is at it again. Witness the launch of the newest addition to the One Series line – The 1.5AM+ – the active (self-powered) version of the 1.5AM monitor.

Says Sadd, “It features a similar amplifier module to the 1AM+ made for Clair by Powersoft. Like the 1AM+, the 1.5AM+ allows the user to power a passive 1.5AM with a slave output. Just connect it by cable to a non-powered 1.5AM and power the pair. Very unique!”

If you’ve ever fantasized about a stackable point source PA that is equally at home in portable and installed applications, Clair Brothers has you covered. Offering its advanced coaxial technology, similar to that found in the One Series stage monitors, Clair Brothers introduces a point source package called the S2-System. The S2-CX is a 15-inch coax containing a 15-inch speaker and 1.5AM horn. The S2-Sub is a 21-inch format available powered or non-powered with a high power Powersoft amp module.

All products are available for purchase.