D.A.S. Audio Road 12A and 15A1 March 2011
What is it?A pair of compact two-way stage monitors intended as replacements for the SM and SML series enclosures. DetailsThe series comprises the Road 12A (12”) and Road 15A (15”) two-way powered stage monitors. Their compact proportions and low-profile design are said to help eliminate the visual obstruction between audience and performer as well as making the enclosures easy to handle. Both models incorporate built-in Class D power amplifiers – delivering 550W to the low-frequency drivers and 220W for the upper frequencies – plus switch mode power supplies. Onboard digital processing includes FIR filters for constant phase response, and two EQ presets – Monitor and Main – are included, giving the enclosures greater versatility. HF reproduction is provided by M-75N neodymium compression drivers said to combine high sensitivity and low distortion from a pure titanium diaphragm and 75mm copper-clad, aluminium flat-wire voice coil. Each motor system has a copper shorting ring surrounding the pole piece designed to reduce distortion induced by eddy currents with the added benefit of increasing very high frequency output by reducing the inductive rise of the voice coil. The driver is attached to a new 40º x 60º (H x V) horn providing controlled dispersion. Road series speakers are manufactured from birch plywood finished with durable Iso-Flex paint. The connectors are located underneath the front part of the monitor, protected from breakage and accidental disconnection.