HK Audio has announced Polar 12, an active full-range columnar PA system intended for use by musicians, entertainers and DJs, and for presentations, in schools and in audiovisual applications.

HK Audio Polar 12Big brother to the Polar 10 model, Polar 12 comprises a subwoofer and two columnar elements. The birch-ply subwoofer’s enclosure is acoustically shaped and sized to deliver opitmum audio results in combination with a specially developed 12-inch long-excursion woofer. Driven by a muscular 2kW power amplifier, this combination delivers an full bass response even at SPLs.

The midrange/HF column comes in two sections for easy transportation. The top section is loaded with six high-performance 3-inch neodymium midrange drivers and a low-distortion, 1-inch constant directivity horn, performing from 35Hz up to 20kHz. Tuned to project a 120° throw pattern and engineered to impede feedback, it gives users freedom of choice when it comes to positioning the PA in venues. Placed behind the speaker or performer, it can also serve as a stage monitor to take the place of wedges in many scenarios.

Setting Polar 12 on a raised stage is not a problem, as it can still be aimed at the correct height by simply leaving the column’s bottom section – which is a spacer – out of the stack.

The systm’s four-channel mixer offers two mic/line channels, one instrument channel, and one aux channel for music players. Polar 12 can also render audio streams wirelessly via Bluetooth 5.0. The mixer’s settings can be stored in five presets, to be accessed later as the situation requires. The system comes with a padded gig bag for the columnar elements and a padded cover to protect the subwoofer in transit.

‘Like its popular brother, Polar 10, the new Polar 12 PA system combines outstanding audio quality with easy handling, and offers features that until today were found only on far pricier systems,’ says HK Audio Senior Product Manager, Rüdiger Forse. ‘While Polar 10 suits all typical applications for column systems well, Polar 12 excels in situations where high-powered bass is needed for continuous operation, even when levels spike. The unique subwoofer design and high power amping deliver the extra low-end that bass enthusiasts love so much. With Polar 12, you can get the party started and keep it going all night long.’

Polar 12 is expected to ship in Q3 2020.


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