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PreSonus Studio Live 328AI Monitor   

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The StudioLive 328AI is built around the 8-inch CoActual driver that is responsible for the high- and mid-frequency reproduction. It provides complet...Read More

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Incredible floor monitor or full-range speaker.

The StudioLive 328AI is built around the 8-inch CoActual driver that is responsible for the high- and mid-frequency reproduction. It provides complete networking, remote control, and DSP customization features thanks to Active Integration and SL Room Control. It is a 3-way, 2,000W enclosure with a 90x 60 dispersion.

Because of its distinctive dual 8-inch woofers and quad-amped design, the 328AI provides the highest fidelity in the StudioLive AI series lineup. Its compact size also makes it great for highly mobile applications and low ceiling installs. But it' the 328AI' ability to provide amazing vocal clarity that makes it shine for contractor installs and as a floor (wedge) monitor.

It features the accuracy of huge studio monitors, but driven with extremely high power, plus sophisticated networking and iPad control. Your live mixes never sounded this good.

A word about Presonus™ radical coaxial design
Multi-way, non-coaxial speaker designs have long been the way to go in speaker applications. But they suffer from the changing relationship between the listener and the speaker elements: When you move around in the coverage area, the sound is inconsistent. Even more troublesome, the crossover point between the drivers can sometimes be audible.

The asymmetrical dispersion patterns from two separate sources have vexed audio engineers for decades. Coaxial systems solve this by having the drivers on the same axis, thus providing a single point source for a consistent acoustic center. This results in symmetry of response on both the horizontal and vertical axis, at any given angle. The crossover transition is seamless (inaudible) at all angles.

All of which make coaxial speakers great, in theory”yet very few companies have been able to successfully deliver the full potential of coaxial speaker technology. That' because coaxial designs are fiendishly difficult to get right. The challenges are complex and, to date, impossible to solve with acoustic design alone. Making it work at high sound-pressure levels is especially difficult.

Fortunately, a company called Fulcrum Acoustic developed a solution based on a sophisticated combination of driver design and signal processing. This eventually led to the creation of both the PreSonus StudioLive AI-series.

Active integration (read this!)
Active Integration incorporates communications, wireless networking, and huge amounts of DSP into a specialized, custom chip. Essentially, we™ve put a computer into these speakers, with enough processing power to handle not only the specialized TQ algorithms for tuning the coaxial system to near-perfection but also providing extensive remote control over system performance, EQ, and much more.

To be specific, PreSonus Active Integration products employ cutting-edge OMAP 5 multi-core ARM 350 MHz Cortex-A processors ” a whole computer on a chip. These 32-bit, 96 kHz multi-stream CPUs include an operating system, wireless and 100 Mb Ethernet communications, USB 2.0 and 1.1, and lavish amounts of RAM.

StudioLive AI-series loudspeakers are the first speakers to employ PreSonus' proprietary Active Integration technology. This is the same technology at the heart of every StudioLive AI-series mixer, including the new RM32AI and RM16AI. But the current lineup of AI products in only beginning.

Since StudioLive AI speakers have more DSP than a rack-mounted speaker-management system, you don™t need any external processing devices. It' all built in, including graphic and parametric EQs, a delay, and a limiter, all of which can be controlled wirelessly. Furthermore, the networking and communications features make Active Integration products incredibly convenient to use.

The StudioLive AI loudspeaker' Active Integration DSP gives these groundbreaking new PA speakers studio-monitor accuracy. They also offer wireless and wired control of all setup, tuning, and monitoring functions, using free SL Room Control software for Mac, Windows, and iPad, making these controls extremely convenient to use.

FEATURES
  • Coaxial design
  • 2000 of watts class D power
  • Full range respons
  • Wireless control of EQ, delay and much more

End your search for the perfect wedge floor monitor or full-range system. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS

Studio Live 328AI Monitor

  • Mac
    Mac OS X 10.8 or 10.9 (32- or 64-bit)
    Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GHz
    4 GB RAM (more recommended)

    Windows
    Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8 (32- or 64-bit)
    Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GHz
    4 GB RAM (more recommended)

    Mac and Windows Systems
    Ethernet port or wireless connection required
    Wireless router required
    Monitor with at least 1280x768 resolution
    Apple iPad
    iPad 2
    ‹iOS 7.0.1 or higher
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5.0

Big step up from QSC KW series

By FasterThanILook

from Dallas, TX

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about PreSonus Studio Live 328AI Monitor:

    328AI tops and the 18sAI sub make a fantastic PA for small to mid-sized rooms with our acoustic band. Sound quality really is comparable to studio monitors - just LOUDER! So amazingly crisp and natural-sounding. Ability to tune them via Wi-fi is also valuable. We use them as tops in our main PA and also as wedges when PA is already provided - great for monitor duty. Best speakers I've ever owned - my QSC KW122s sounded boxy side-by-side.

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