（CORE MF – HF array）（Studiomaster CORE）
SCC Audio, Milton Keynes, Bucks., UK., 24 October 2022. The new Studiomaster CORE is a highly versatile, self-powered hi-mid top and sub stack for high efficiency portable sound reinforcement applications, including in larger ‘medium size’ size venues, where wider constant frequency coverage is required. To achieve this wider coverage, CORE employs a constant curve array hi-mid cabinet, together with a powerful self-powered, active sub.
Constant curvature arrays are an increasingly popular solution for efficiently providing wide and consistent, high quality coverage in venues where a full-blown line array would be overkill and point source systems just not enough. Constant curvature arrays are fundamentally different from line arrays, in that they provide wider coverage rather than longer throw and increasingly narrow coverage. The precision curvature of the CORE hi-mid cabinet effectively emulates a three element fixed curvature array, producing a highly accurate super-wide 100° horizontal signal and 70° vertical coverage; extending to the outer reaches of an auditorium, right down to the front of the stage.
In contrast with other portable constant curve array systems, CORE is especially purposed for full-scale musical performance, with two variants – CORE 121 and CORE 151 – respectively having 5” and 8” MF drivers; rather than the 2” drivers more usually deployed in this product class. In the CORE 121 these are matched 9x 1” dome HF drivers and 12x 1” dome tweeters in the CORE 151. This gives the two CORE curvature arrays a highly accurate frequency response across the complete MF and HF spectrum (from 200 to 1800 Hz + 5dB), and throughout the 100° (H) x 70° (V) coverage.
All this high resolution, high transparency mid and high frequency, requires substantial low-end support. This is delivered at output levels of up to 128 dB by a lightweight, highly compact reflex sub; with a 12 LF on the CORE 121 and 15” LF driver on the CORE 151. The sub provides the CORE system with integrated bi- amplification power – 300 W (HF-MF) / 700 W (LF) in the CORE 121 and 400 W (HF-MF) / 700 W (LF) in the CORE 151 – in addition to onboard DSP and an integrated 4-channel mixer.
The mixer module and connector panel is mounted at a convenient angle for ease of use and provides 2x mic/line, a hi-z instrument and stereo line level inputs, Bluetooth® wireless audio connectivity, selectable link outputs and an independent sub level. DSP processing includes presets for DJ, Music or Vocal applications and provides access to 3-band EQ, limiter, output delay, master volume and channel metering. Power and audio signals are transmitted from the sub to the curve array via the adjustable air-suspension speaker pole and a unique top hat connector, eliminating external cabling.
（Studiomaster CORE sub） （CORE cable free top hat connector）
With the unique hybrid performance characteristics of a constant curvature array cabinet, Studiomaster CORE series systems provide an efficient and powerful, high quality portable sound reinforcement solution for a wide range of performance, playback and presentation applications in venues, and especially where there is a need for wide and even quality coverage throughout.
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Studiomaster is among the most famous brand names in pro audio – the British company credited with pioneering the development of modern, affordable PA systems, throughout the 1980s and 90s, making the first high powered, pro audio power amps and practical live mixing desks, and going on to effectively create two more highly successful product classes, with the first home recording mixers and portable powered mixers. Today the company’s catalogue of loudspeaker systems, analogue and digital audio mixers, and accessories is extensive, covering everything from portable PA systems and self powered, DSP controlled sound reinforcement, to both compact and large-scale audio installation loudspeaker series, for all manner of music venues and commercial AV applications.