Shure Distribution announces new Work Pro NEO speakers12 December 2014
Spanish manufacturer WORK Pro has announced the availability of two new additions to its NEO range of installation loudspeakers. Supplementing the company’s existing pair of two-way NEO models and one subwoofer, the NEO 5 A ES and NEO 5 IP are “compact, stylish speakers” designed for installed sound applications, which can be used in low-impedance or 100V installations.
The NEO 5 A ES is an updated version of the existing NEO 5 A self-powered compact installation speaker with an added eco-friendly energy-saving mode which saves on power consumption. When not receiving audio signals, the speaker goes into shutdown mode, reducing its consumption to below 1W.
The NEO 5 IP, the NEO range’s two-way passive model, is rated IP65 on the industrial Ingress Protection scale, meaning it is dustproof and resistant to light water jets. As such, it is ideally suited to professional use in outdoor installations where wind and rain could be problematic for loudspeakers, such as on terraces, in restaurants, at hotels and in shopping centres.
Both the NEO 5 IP and NEO 5 A ES, distributed by Shure Distribution UK, are available in either black or white, and are supplied with the bespoke NEO mounting bracket, which allows the speakers to be flexibly positioned at any angle to maximise coverage.
“Our customers have been asking for a weather-resistant addition to the NEO range,” says Juan José Vila, VP, product and marketing, at WORK Pro, “and, similarly, a power-saving version of the speaker suits many installers, integrators and end users where speakers do not need to be constantly active. The new NEO 5 A ES and 5 IP address both of these needs.”