Want to envelop your entire audience in a gorgeous panorama of sound? The CDL12 will make it happen. PreSonus describes this hybrid point source/line array speaker as “wide peripheral vision for your ears,” and at Sweetwater, we agree! Its eight 2″ drivers disperse high frequencies at an astonishing 120 degrees horizontally, and if that’s not enough, then you can build a 6-speaker array of CDL12s for symmetrical 120-degree x 120-degree dispersion. Experience a thunderous low-end thump, thanks to this speaker’s 12″ woofer, while 1,000 watts of Class D power exhibit remarkable headroom, explosive SPLs, and incredible dynamics. The CDL12 features built-in Dante connectivity, along with an impressive range of mounting options.
The CDL12’s patent-pending design combines the best of point source and line array technology. It houses eight 2″ drivers that are aligned in a segmented circular-arc high-frequency array. These transducers are centered around a single 12″ woofer. The output from these state-of-the-art drivers travels on the same acoustic axis, ensuring that the pattern always radiates from the center of the CDL12. And when you stack multiple enclosures, the entire array maintains consistent center-to-center spacing among all the high- and low-frequency drivers, creating a seamless transition from one cabinet to the next. It also minimizes comb filtering, maintaining a controlled 120-degree horizontal coverage pattern, while the vertical coverage is expanded by 20 degrees per speaker. That means a 6-speaker array of CDL12s delivers unprecedented dispersion of up to 120 degrees vertically and 120 degrees horizontally!
Whether you’re using it alone or in an array, setting up the CDL12 is a breeze, thanks to its onboard presets on the rear panel. If you’re building a larger array, then you simply connect each speaker to a standard LAN network and take command with Worx Control software running on your Mac or PC. With Worx Control, you benefit from speaker-management tools like compression, limiting, 800ms of delay, an 8-band EQ, and more. Performance monitoring indicators display temperature and signal levels remotely. You can use Worx Control to manage your speakers individually or as a group.
The CDL12 boasts built-in Dante connectivity — a feature not found on many speakers in this class. Besides giving you near-zero latency and effortless synchronization, this multichannel digital media networking technology is compatible with an endless range of equipment, making it easy to integrate the CDL12 into just about any installed sound environment. And it does it over a single locking Ethernet connection!
PreSonus CDL12 Features:
- 8 x 2″ drivers disperse high frequencies at an astonishing 120 degrees horizontally
- 6 speakers can be arrayed for symmetrical 120-degree x 120-degree dispersion
- 12″ woofer yields a thunderous low-end thump
- 1,000 watts of Class D power exhibit remarkable headroom, explosive SPLs, and incredible dynamics
- Onboard array presets for easy deployment
- Take command of large arrays with Worx Control software
- Speaker-management tools include compression, limiting, 800ms of delay, an 8-band EQ, and more
- Built-in Dante connectivity gives you near-zero latency and synchronization
- Boasts an impressive range of mounting options