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CARVIN INTRODUCES LSx SERIES LOUDSPEAKERS

San Diego, CA – May 2008… Carvin, the name musicians everywhere look to for high quality guitars, basses, instrument amplifiers, recording equipment, and sound reinforcement (SR) products, proudly introduces the LSX Series loudspeaker systems. Designed to address a wide range of SR applications—from portable PA systems for mobile DJ’s and performing musicians through large venue sound systems—Carvin’s new LSx loudspeakers are the product of state-of-the-art design and engineering expertise, with the end result being world-class features and performance paired with exceptional value.

Consisting of 17 models—10 non-powered and 7 powered—the new LSx Series delivers the features performers and sound reinforcement professionals demand, including 18-guage steel grills, recessed steel handles, high order – low loss crossovers, plus Neutrik Speakon™ and quarter-inch connectors. Manufactured with pride in San Diego, CA USA, the LSx Series enclosures are built with 18mm multi-ply hardwood and finished with a multi-layered, catalyzed poly¬urethane Duratex™ finish designed to withstand the rigors of the road. Each enclosure is designed, tuned, and ported using LEAP™ software and measured with LMS™ software for optimum system performance.

Carvin’s LSx1002 is a 2-way Main/Monitor loudspeaker featuring a heavy-duty 10-inch woofer and a Mylar 1-inch HF driver. Designed to stand alone as a small full-range or medium speaking engagement SR loudspeaker, it includes a 1-3/8-inch pole cup for mounting in conjunction with the LSx1801 subwoofer for a three way extended low-end system.

The LSx1202 (passive) and LSx1202A (powered) loudspeaker systems are both 2-way designs that employ a heavy-duty 12-inch woofer paired with a Titanium 1-inch exit (1.5″ VC) HF driver. They can function as stand-alone systems or be coupled with the LSx1801 subwoofer. The LSx1202A incorporates 2 internal active bi-amped amplifiers (8Ω 300W / 600W LF; 50W / 100W HF) plus a 3-band EQ section. A 1-3/8-inch pole cup is included.

Carvin’s LSx1202M (passive) and LSx1202MA (powered) 2-way compact vertical monitors each employ a 12-inch woofer and 1-inch exit horn driver to provide crystal clear vocal reproduction and plenty of low-end for a wide range of monitoring applications. They feature a 30-degree tilt that is ideal for near-field monitoring. The LSx1202MA incorporates 2 internal active bi-amped amplifiers (8Ω 300W / 600W LF; 50W / 100W HF) plus a 3-band EQ section.

The LSx1502 (passive) and LSx1502A (powered) 2-way Main systems each employ a heavy-duty 15-inch woofer paired with a Titanium 1-inch exit (1.5″ VC) HF driver. They can function as a stand-alone system or can be coupled with the LSx1801 subwoofer. Ideal for countless applications, they include a 1-3/8-inch pole cup. The LSx1502A incorporates 2 internal active bi-amped amplifiers (8Ω 300W / 600W LF; 50W / 100W HF) plus a 3-band EQ section.

Carvin’s LSx1502M (passive) and LSx1502MA (powered) 2-way compact vertical monitors each employ a heavy-duty 15-inch woofer paired with a Titanium 1-inch exit (1.5″ VC) HF driver to provide crystal clear vocal reproduction and plenty of low-end for a wide range of monitoring applications. They feature a 30-degree tilt that is ideal for near-field monitoring. The LSx1502MA incorporates 2 internal active bi-amped amplifiers (8Ω 300W / 600W LF; 50W / 100W HF) plus a 3-band EQ section.

The LSx1503 (passive) and LSx1503A (powered) are 3-way, bass-reflex enclosures with a heavy-duty 15-inch woofer, a 6-inch MF driver, and a Titanium 1-inch exit HF driver and are designed to stand alone as a full range SR loudspeaker or be coupled with the LSx1801 subwoofer. The LSx1503A incorporates 2 internal active bi-amped amplifiers (8Ω 300W / 600W LF; 75W / 150W MF; 50W / 100W HF) plus a 3-band EQ section.

Carvin’s LSx2153 is a 3-way design featuring dual 15-inch woofers and a Titanium 1-inch exit (1.5″ VC) HF driver. Great for permanent and portable applications, the LSx2153 is our smallest dual 15-inch enclosure.

The LSx1523 (passive) and LSx1523A are 3-way designs featuring dual 15-inch woofers, dual vertically-aligned 6-inch mid drivers, and a Titanium 1-inch exit (1.5-inch VC) HF driver. Designed for superior mid-frequency throw, they make a great stand-alone SR system. The LSx1523A features 900W of internal active tri-amped power (4Ω 700W / 1400W LF; 120W / 260W MF, and 80W / 160W HF @ 8Ω) plus a 3-band EQ section.

Carvin’s LSx1801 (passive) and LSx1801A (powered) subwoofers feature a single 18-inch woofer with a 4-inch voice coil in a bass reflex design. Featuring an internal crossover with bypass, they make the ideal sub bass complement to numerous enclosures in the LSX Series. The LSx1801A incorporates 700W of active power plus an 18 db/octave low cut filter.

The LSx1802 is the “monster? of the LSX Series. This subwoofer employs a bass reflex design using dual 18-inch woofers with 4-inch voice coils. Featuring an internal crossover with bypass, the LSx1802 is an ideal choice for large venues such as arenas, performing arts theaters, and houses of worship.

Carson Kiesel, President of Carvin Corporation, commented on the company’s new LSx Series, “The new LSx Series combine first-rate components, high order – low-loss crossovers for smooth, natural frequency response from the transducers, and robust construction designed to provide years of trouble-free operation. With 17 models that address a wide range of sound reinforcement applications, I’m confident musicians, DJs and sound reinforcement pros will find much to like.?
The new Carvin LSx Series loudspeaker systems range in price from $179.99 to $799.99. The entire LSx Series is available now.

About Carvin
Since its launch in 1946, Carvin has specialized in building and selling high quality musical instrument products direct to the consumer. The company’s innovative factory-direct approach has grown from a catalog mail order service into a large-scale manufacturing / retail business with a strong Internet presence. Today, Carvin customers can instantly purchase everything from customized, handcrafted instruments to tour-ready professional audio systems. With more than 60 years of achievement, Carvin continues to grow its relationship with musicians worldwide by offering an extensive range of guitars, basses, instrument amps, recording, and P.A. products. To order, visit us online at www.carvin.com or call 800-854-2235.

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