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American DJ CPX 8A 2-Way Active Speaker

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Product Price $149.99
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The powerful CPX Series of active speakers from American Audio was designed to take on the rigors of the road and sound great every time you plug the...Click To Read More About This Product

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Active PA speakers for active musicians.

The powerful CPX Series of active speakers from American Audio was designed to take on the rigors of the road and sound great every time you plug them in. The CPX 8A is a 200W, 2-Way active speaker with an 8" woofer and a high efficiency Class D amplifier. It features a time aligned crossover, 5x M8 rigging points and is stand mountable. The front grill is made from an attractive heavy duty steel.

The CPX Series is perfect for mobile entertainers, rental houses and production companies. It's also great for installations where great affordable sound is required. Each model is designed to deliver great sound whether you are micing your band, using them as a side-fill or floor monitor, DJing your weekly gig, or installing them at your house of worship, club, lounge, or bar. The CPX series is great solution for updated or adding to existing installations.

FEATURES
2-way speaker with high efficiency Class D amplifier
200W built-in bi-amplifier
Time aligned electronic crossover
5 M8 rigging points
Stand mountable
Heavy-duty steel grill
Ergonomic handles
Power and clip LED indicators
XLR and RCA inputs
XLR and TRS throughputs
Clipping and Thermal Protection

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SPECIFICATIONS
Crossover:
Low Pass: 2nd order filter 2.7KHz
Low Cut: 2nd order filter 30Hz

Channel Equalizer:
Bass: 100Hz +/- 12dB
Treble: 10KHz +/- 12dB

Specifications:
S/N Ratio: Line 100dB, Mic 80dB
Frequency Response: 30 Hz - 18 kHz
Nominal Coverage: 90º x 60º
Low Frequency: 8" (210mm), 2" (50mm) Voice Coil
High Frequency: 25mm Voice Coil, 1"(25mm) Throat
Input Sensitivity: 0.5V
Output Sensitivity: 93dB(1m/1w)
Max. SPL: 112dB
Balanced Input Impedance: Line 20K?, Mic 3.6K?
Unbalanced Input Impedance: Line 10K?, Mic 1.8KO
Multi Voltage Switch: AC 115V/60Hz or 230V/50Hz
Dimensions (LxWxH): 11.75" x 10.5" x 18"/ 295 x 265 x 452mm
Weight: 31 lbs. / 14 kgs.
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American DJCPX 8A 2-Way Active Speaker
 
4.3

(based on 4 reviews)

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Pros

  • Durable (4)
  • Good audio (4)
  • Compact (3)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

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  • Performances (3)
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5.0

Great Speaker

By Bert

from Cleveland Ohio

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Performances

    Comments about American DJ CPX 8A 2-Way Active Speaker:

    What a surprise. The CPX 8A is built like a tank, not flexy like some of the others. Great sound and very loud for it's size. I can't believe the price.

     
    4.0

    Does the Job!

    By AL

    from Spring Hill Florida

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    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Bulky/Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Mobile DJ

    Comments about American DJ CPX 8A 2-Way Active Speaker:

    I use this speaker for ceremonies and cocktail hour during weddings. It has loads of inputs and outputs and easily works with an iPad and a wireless or wired mic. The sound is actually quite good with some decent low end for an 8. It is built like a tank which makes it the heavier than some 12 inch speakers. The build is great but it is so heavy to be so small. It gets quite a bit of use and has not let me down.I used 2 of them with a Behringer B1200D 12 inch sub for a small gig (50 people) and they worked great. (was good to leave my big EVs home) For the price and the many ways it can be used, you really can't go wrong. Perfect as a utility speaker or monitor.

     
    5.0

    CPX 8A 2-Way Active Speaker - Excellent buy.

    By EW

    from Florida

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    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Performances

      Comments about American DJ CPX 8A 2-Way Active Speaker:

      Great self-powered speaker with good wide range response and good combo of controls. Very rugged.

       
      3.0

      Good value, but unfortunately two have required repair.

      By Chris Rockett

      from Milford, CT

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      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Durable

      Cons

      • Unreliable

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about American DJ CPX 8A 2-Way Active Speaker:

      I wanted some 8" speakers to hang from the ceiling in my basement rehearsal space. The ceilings aren't very high, so even 10" speakers would hang too low. I have another pair of CPX10A (10") powered speakers from American Audio and I have had a good experience with those, using them once per month at a restaurant gig for vocals and horns. My experience with the CPX10's made me confident to buy the 8's. I used them in the basement about once or twice a month for rehearsals or live vocals at my house parties and then about 8-9 months after buying them (from M.F. and another vendor) the power supply went haywire on one of them, and then the other one started having a bad rattle in the woofer at low frequencies. I contend that I did not over stress these things - we play mostly jazz and some classic rock and have never maxed out their volume. Fortunately, American DJ seems to have a no-questions asked policy for repairs under warranty (i.e. still within a year of having bought them) so I have sent both in and they were repaired free of charge. I must compliment ADJ on their service. However, I had to pay the shipping to get them out there, and obviously I lost the use of the speakers for a few weeks. In summary, I think these are physically very well made (solid fiber-reinforced polymer cabinet), aesthetically attractive, and sound decent for their price. I would like to believe that I just got very unlucky and received defective ones and granted, I did buy B-stock, but you are a professional I'm afraid I could not recommend these as reliable enough for a critical gig. Strange, though, that the CPX10's have been quite reliable, with no problems for over a year now. Since both of my 8's will have been worked on (the amp was replaced in one and presumably the woofer replaced in the other) hopefully they'll be reliable for years to come and I can write an follow-up review in a couple years.

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