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The 24 dB crossovers and the newly developed horns with unusually large apertures reduce the overlap between the bass and HF channels to conjure richly detailed, articulate mids. This high-fidelity audio performance has another invaluable practical advantage: the minimized distortion increases the effective maximum sound pressure level by several dB.

The new CONTOUR X series’ hard-wearing housings are built to withstand the rigors of the road and deliver years and years of reliable service on the touring circuit. The solid birch multiplex enclosures are certainly tough enough. Painstakingly crafted at the HK Audio joinery in St. Wendel, Germany, they come with an extremely rugged PU finish and a steel front grille treated with an anticorrosive coating. And with ingress protection that is compliant with IP44 regulations, CONTOUR X speakers are very good at keeping dirt and moisture at bay.

CX 8

Remarkably compact and versatile, the CX 8 comes with a dual-purpose housing tuned to deliver very persuasive performance for a variety of applications. This unit serves as an FOH speaker with astonishingly adult fullrange capability. It is no less impressive as a high-quality monitor on cramped stages and as an inconspicuous but loud front-fill on the front edge of the stage. With its excellent speech intelligibility, it is the perfect medium for public address and vocals. And with its exceptionally wide dynamic range, uniform phase response and richly detailed midrange, the CX 8 also renders acoustic instruments with gloriously natural-sounding response. A high-quality PU finish and a front grille with anticorrosive coating provide armor-like protection on the road. The Speakon Pin Assignment switch on the rear panel sets the input signal to 1 +/- or 2 +/-. This unit comes in right and left versions, and the combination of both with a CS 118 subwoofer gives you a great club system. Another advantage of the CX 8 is that it works wonderfully with and without a controller. It achieves the best audio results when paired with a Lab.Gruppen PLM+ power amp with a LAKE controller as well as with a Powersoft X-Series power amp. Applications: Distributed speech, music, audio and instrument reinforcement and monitoring; FOH top unit for smaller club gigs, front-fill

Facts & Features

 

  • Effective maximum sound pressure level while ultra-precise coverage of frequency spectrum and minimal distortion.

  • Solid birch multiplex construction for the demands on the road and long-lasting touring

  • Including a vast, praxis-oriented equipment

  • Many rigging and mounting options

  • Highly-integrative system and part of the new HK Audio rental portfolio

Technical Specifications

Power-handling nominal (RMS)    300 W
Power-handling, program    600 W
Power-handling, peak    1200 W
Nominal impedance    8 ohms
Max SPL    122 dB (E DIN EN 60268-21:2018-04)
Max SPL calculated    131 dB
Sensitivity 1W/1m    95 dB (100 Hz - 10 kHz), full space
Frequency response +/- 3 dB    76 Hz - 19 kHz
Frequency response -10 dB    65 Hz - 20 kHz
Low/Mid Speaker    1x 8" SICA neodymium with 2.4" voice coil
HF Driver    1" B&C with 1.4" voice coil
Horn characteristics    80° x 60°, rotatable
Connections    4x Speakon NL4
Special Features    Speakon pin assigment switch (1+/- / 2+/-)
Angles up    30° and 90°
Pole mount    HK AUDIO MonoTilt (3°)
Rigging points    4x M8
Handles    1x ergonomic handle
Enclosure    birch multiplex
Grille    steel front grill with anticorrosive coating, acoustic foam
Finish    PU coating
Optional accessories    Cover, flying frame TB-L, case
Dimensions (WxHxD)    25.5 x 42.5 x 27 cm
Weight    approx. 9.9 kg / 21.8 lbs

CX 12

With the benefit of its dual-purpose housing, the CX 12 can serve as both an FOH and a monitor speaker. This unit‘s hallmarks include extremely high maximum SPL and excellent speech intelligibility. The CX 12‘s high-frequency horn was optimized using the BEM (Boundary Element Method). Its phase response is uniform; its dynamic range astonishingly wide. All this adds up to a high-definition, strikingly transparent audio image with very precise directivity. What‘s more, multiple units are easily clustered. A high-quality PU finish and a front grille with anticorrosive coating provide armor-like protection on the road. The Speakon Pin Assignment switch on the rear panel sets the input signal to 1 +/- or 2 +/-. The CX 12‘s low-profile housing makes it the stage monitor of choice for demanding performers. It comes in left and right versions for symmetrical monitoring arrays. And if you wish set up a powerful two-way active system, we recommend that you pair this enclosure with HK AUDIO CS 118 or CS 218 subwoofers. It achieves the best audio results when paired with a Lab.Gruppen PLM+ power amp with a LAKE controller as well as with a Powersoft X-Series power amp. Applications: Fullrange sound reinforcement, near-field sound reinforcement with high SPL requirements, e.g. as an FOH top unit, front-fill, side-fill or drum-fill top unit and as a monitor on large stages

Facts & Features

 

  • Effective maximum sound pressure level while ultra-precise coverage of frequency spectrum and minimal distortion.

  • Solid birch multiplex construction for the demands on the road and long-lasting touring

  • Including a vast, praxis-oriented equipment

  • Many rigging and mounting options

  • Highly-integrative system and part of the new HK Audio rental portfolio

Technical Specifications

Power-handling nominal (RMS)500 W

Power-handling, program1000 W

Power-handling, peak2000 W

Nominal impedance8 ohms

Max SPL127 dB (E DIN EN 60268-21:2018-04)

Max SPL calculated137 dB

Sensitivity 1W/1m99 dB (100 Hz - 10 kHz), full space

Frequency response +/- 3 dB70 Hz - 18 kHz

Frequency response -10 dB61 Hz - 19 kHz

Low/Mid Speaker1x 12" Beyma neodymium with 3" voice coil

HF Driver1.4" B&C with 3" voice coil

Horn characteristics75° x 55°, rotatable

Connections4x Speakon NL4

Special FeaturesSpeakon Pin Assigment Switch (1+/- / 2+/-)

Angles up35° and 55°

Pole mountHK Audio DuoTilt (3°, 7°)

Rigging points10x M10

Handles3x ergonomic handle

Enclosurebirch multiplex

Grillesteel front grill with anticorrosive coating, acoustic foam

FinishPU coating

Optional accessoriesCover, flying frame TB-XQ, case

Dimensions (WxHxD)37 x 67 x 32.5 cm

Weight22.8 kg / 50.3 lbs

CX 15

With the benefit of its dual-purpose housing, the CX 15 can serve as both an FOH and a monitor speaker. This unit‘s hallmarks include extremely high maximum SPL, excellent speech intelligibility and enhanced low-end frequency response. The CX 15‘s high-frequency horn was optimized using the BEM (Boundary Element Method). Its phase response is uniform; its dynamic range astonishingly wide. All this adds up to a high-definition audio image with very precise directivity. What‘s more, multiple units are easily clustered. A high-quality PU finish and a front grille with anticorrosive coating provide armor-like protection on the road. The Speakon Pin Assignment switch on the rear panel sets the input signal to 1 +/- or 2 +/-. The CX 15‘s low-profile housing makes it the stage monitor of choice for demanding performers. It comes in left and right versions for symmetrical monitoring arrays. And if you wish set up a powerful two-way active system, we recommend that you deploy this enclosure with HK AUDIO CS 118 or CS 218 subwoofers. It achieves the best audio results when paired with a Lab.Gruppen PLM+ power amp with a LAKE controller as well as with a Powersoft X-Series power amp. Applications: Fullrange sound reinforcement, near-field sound reinforcement with high SPL requirements, e.g. as an FOH top unit, front-fill, side-fill or drum-fill top unit and as a monitor on large stages

 

Technical Specifications

Power-handling nominal (RMS)700 W

Power-handling, program1400 W

Power-handling, peak2400 W

Nominal impedance8 ohms

Max SPL129 dB (E DIN EN 60268-21:2018-04)

Max SPL calculated138 dB

Sensitivity 1W/1m99 dB (100 Hz - 10 kHz), full space

Frequency response +/- 3 dB69 Hz - 18 kHz

Frequency response -10 dB55 Hz - 19 kHz

Low/Mid Speaker1x 15" B&C neodymium with 3.5" voice coil

HF Driver1.4" B&C with 3" voice coil

Horn characteristics75° x 55°, rotatable

Connections4x Speakon NL4

Special FeaturesSpeakon Pin Assignment Switch (1+/- / 2+/-)

Angles up35° and 55°

Pole mountHK Audio DuoTilt (3°, 7°)

Rigging points10x M10

Handles3x ergonomic handle

Enclosurebirch multiplex

Grillesteel front grill with anticorrosive coating, acoustic foam

FinishPU coating

Optional accessoriesCover, flying frame TB-XQ, case

Dimensions (WxHxD)45 x 75.5 x 39.5 cm

Weight29.1 kg / 64.2 lbs

Facts & Features

 

  • Effective maximum sound pressure level while ultra-precise coverage of frequency spectrum and minimal distortion.

  • Solid birch multiplex construction for the demands on the road and long-lasting touring

  • Including a vast, praxis-oriented equipment

  • Many rigging and mounting options

  • Highly-integrative system and part of the new HK Audio rental portfolio

CS 118

This compact, direct-radiating enclosure is loaded with a high-performance 18“ subwoofer. Remarkably efficient and able to handle a great deal of power, this unit‘s unusually expansive dynamic headroom ranges down to the lowest frequencies. Multiple subwoofers—for example, in cardioid setups—are very easy to connect via the four Speakon NL4 ports, two in back and two more up front. The C-SUB 118 may be assigned to one of these two thru busses using the Pin Assignment switch. Lab.Gruppen PLM+ and Powersoft X series high-performance power amps are recommended for use with the CS 118. Special filter sets are also available for these controller-driven amps if you wish to configure cardioid or end-fire setups. The birch multiplex housing is covered in a PU finish; the solid steel front grille has been treated with an anticorrosive and is powder-coated. Caps keep dirt and moisture out of the Speakon inputs. The C-Sub 118 comes with everything it takes to keep this system up and running smoothly for a very long time to come in the challenging rental business. Applications: Subwoofer or sub-low unit for CONTOUR X Series speakers and COSMO line array systems

Facts & Features

 

  • Power Capacity RMS/program/peak: 1600/3200 watts
  • Sensitivity 1W@1m (Half Space): 91 dB (30Hz - 100 Hz)
  • Max. SPL peak (Half Space): 121 dB
  • Frequency response +/-3 dB: 35 Hz – 120 Hz

Technical Specifications

Power-handling nominal (RMS)1600 W

Power-handling, program3200 W

Nominal impedance8 ohms

Max SPL121 dB (E DIN EN 60268-21:2018-04)

Max SPL calculated135 dB

Sensitivity 1W/1m91 dB (30 Hz - 100 Hz), full space

Frequency response +/- 3 dB35 Hz - 120 Hz

Frequency response -10 dB31 Hz - 120 Hz

LF Speaker1x 18" Beyma neodymium with 4" voice coil

Connections4x Speakon NL4

Pole mount1x M20

Handles4x HK Audio MultiGrip

Enclosurebirch multiplex

Grillesteel front grill with anticorrosive coating, acoustic foam

FinishPU coating

Optional accessoriescover, caster board

Dimensions (WxHxD)60 x 61 x 78 cm

Weight47.5 kg / 104.7 lbs

 

CS 218

The CS 218 and CS 118 subwoofers‘ characteristics, phases and dimensions are matched so they can easily be combined to configure subwoofer clusters that deliver excellent audio performance. Like the smaller CS 118, the CS 218 s dimensions are tailored for a perfect fit on standard pallets and truck beds. The CS 218 is also equipped with same four Speakon NL4 connectors as the CS 118. The Pin Assignment switch serves to assign the C-SUB 218 to one of the two speaker busses. LAB.Gruppen PLM+ and Powersoft X series high-performance power amps are recommended for use with the CS 218. Special filter sets are also available for these controller-driven amps if you wish to configure cardioid or end-fire setups. The CS 218 shares the same robust DNA as the CS 118: The tough, rugged hardware ensures these speakers will retain their value even after years of intensive use. Applications: Subwoofer or sub-low unit for CONTOUR X Series speakers and COSMO line array systems
 

Technical Specifications

Power-handling nominal (RMS)3000 W

Power-handling, program6000 W

Nominal impedance4 ohms

Max SPL127 dB (nach E DIN EN 60268-21:2018-04)

Max SPL calculated140 dB

Sensitivity 1W/1m93 dB (30 Hz - 100 Hz), full space

Frequency response +/- 3 dB27 Hz - 100 Hz

Frequency response -10 dB25 Hz - 100 Hz

LF Speaker2x 18" B&C neodymium with 4" voice coil

Connections4x Speakon NL4

Pole mount2x M20

Handles8x HK Audio MultiGrip

Enclosurebirch multiplex

Grillesteel front grill with anticorrosive coating, acoustic foam

FinishPU coating

Optional accessoriescover, caster board

Dimensions (WxHxD)120 x 60 x 78 cm

Weight84 kg / 185.2 lbs

Fact and Features:

  • Power Capacity RMS/program/peak: 3000/6000 watts
  • Sensitivity 1W@1m (Half Space): 93 dB (30Hz - 100 Hz)
  • Max. SPL peak (Half Space): 127 dB
  • Frequency response +/-3 dB: 27 Hz – 100 Hz