HK goes forward with Move 8
HK goes forward with Move 8
Move 8 can be deployed as a floor monitor or on a stand or table
HK Audio has extended the Premium PR:O series of loudspeakers with the addition of a high-performance, battery-powered version. Equipped with a 60W Class-D power amplifier, 8-inch bass woofer and 1-inch tweeter horn, the low-resonance MDF wooden cabinet can be deployed as a floor monitor or on a stand or table. The portable 8.5kg cabinet comes with an integrated handle and operates within a 65Hz – 18kHz frequency range (±3dB).
Move 8 has a slot for two rechargeable batteries, which are either inserted simultaneously to extend the running time or inserted alternately to ensure hot swappable uninterrupted playback. Allowing up to 11 hours of continuous operation, an optional external quick charger provides uninterrupted battery operation. A rear panel four-channel mixer includes microphone, line signals and instrument XLR and jack inputs, with a useful two-band EQ and reverb for each channel. The instrument channels come with their own bass and treble control, together with adjustable reverb.
Added for playback devices, an aux channel offers audio streaming via Bluetooth 5.0, in addition to the stereo mini-jack input. The instrument channel activates original Celestion cabinet simulations (impulse response) of the most popular guitar speakers, including the Greenback, V30 and Blue, promoting itself as a partner for mobile guitar preamps. The Move 8 App promotes remote control functionality together with additional features such as a karaoke function with voice cancellation and pitch adjustment and modulation effects for the instrument channel.
The German innovator has revealed a series of powered PA speakers featuring moulded plastic enclosures. Complemented by the Sonar 115 Sub D subwoofer, the Sonar 110 Xi, 112 Xi and 115 Xi full-range models integrate a 24-bit DSP controller with colour display. The rear panel connections include two mic lines and a single aux channel together with a three-band EQ on each channel. All settings for the Sonar Xi models can be remotely controlled from a Sonar Remote App; signals can also be streamed wirelessly via Bluetooth 5.0 via the aux channel when using two Sonar speakers. The 115 Sub D subwoofer also features a 24-bit DSP controller with a display for configuring crossover frequency, polarity and delay, together with other parameters and two presets for cardioid operation when using two subwoofers.
A network-compatible system subwoofer has been added as part of the Elements family. The E 115 Sub D system subwoofer comprises a 15-inch woofer and a 900W power amplifier that is capable of driving up to three E 835 mid/high units. A new integrated digital controller provides detailed processing of the audio characteristics in both the bass and the mid-high frequency range. In addition to providing full networking capability of several Elements stacks or Linear 7 speaker models, the HK Audio DSP Control Software allows networks to be controlled from the mix position, including volume and line adjustment in addition to full parametric 10-band EQ, tunable high- and low-pass filters, delay times, limiters and other parameters. When connected to a Linear Sub 1500 A via the cardioid output of the Elements E 115 Sub D, the cardioid bass function can focus forward bass radiation with rear bass attenuation of approximately 30dB.