Studiomaster and Carlsbro are promoting top end products that exemplify both brands’ heritage of innovative development, quality and unrivalled value for money.
Venture is Studiomaster’s premier foray into the ultra-light, compact PA product class and represents outstanding performance at a remarkably competitive price point. Director of R&D, Paul Belcher, states, “The performance and quality of the Venture Series matches any 1000 watt compact PA speaker currently available. We engaged in a long testing programme in developing the final design, and the resultant performance of the range has far exceeded our original design objectives. The sound quality is exceptional for a compact, lightweight cabinet.”
The Venture Series comprises 12 inch and 15 inch 2-way cabinets, and a matched 18 inch sub; available in both 1000 watt active and passive models. Offering best-in-class power to weight specifications, the 12 and 15 inch active cabinets weighing just 18 and 21.5 kg, respectively. The Class-D bi-amplified active cabs deliver a total of 600 watts rms power to the bass and HF drivers, with a peak system power rating of 1000 watts. All principal components – drivers, cabinet and integrated electronics – were designed specifically and matched meticulously for the Venture project. The resultant performance and sound quality has exceeded design expectations, with a smooth frequency response and highly accurate crossover points, and the ability to deliver that sound quality at high SPLs, in excess of 130dB. The industrial grade 9-ply cabinets are internally braced and finished in wear-resistant black textured coating, with a steel front grille. A 60° rear bevel enables the 12 and 15 inch cabinets to also be used as stage monitors.
The active cabinets feature a 2-channel rear panel mixer section; one channel with balanced XLR mic and ¼ inch jack line inputs and the other with balanced XLR and stereo phono line level inputs. An XLR LINK line level output enables connection of additional speaker cabinets. There are master level and channel level controls, and green power-on and red peak LEDs. The 18SA sub features a balanced XLR input, a 100Hz hi pass filtered XLR output (to the mid/high cab) and XLR LINK output. Pole mount and M10 hanging fixings, Speakon NL4 connectors throughout and fully recessed professional carry handles are featured.
Studiomaster Starlight ML is a major innovative product, providing the ultimate portable performance solution for solo performers or small groups. Starlight uniquely combines FOH, stage monitors and lighting in a single pair of cabinets. Comprising “left” and “right” stand or pole mountable, 2-way 12 inch or 15 inch cabinets, Starlight ML combines 250 watt self powered FOH reinforcement and a 50 watt powered side mounted monitor driver within each cabinet. Each cabinet features a rear panel mounted 2-channel mixer with one balanced XLR mic and line inputs, and one with balanced XLR and stereo phono inputs. There is a 3-band EQ and a separate monitor level control and input for a foldback signal from a mixing console. Each cabinet also incorporates a recessed side slot housing six high-power LEDs with dispersion lenses. The in-built lighting controller features 13 programs, including seven static colours, fade to colour change, sound to light; brightness and speed are also adjustable. Supplied as matched pairs of cabinets, the LEDs and monitors are angled inward towards the stage position.