PreSonus Introduces the ULT10 Long-Throw Loudspeaker

by Michael Eddy
The PreSonus ULT10 Long-Throw Loudspeaker
The PreSonus ULT10 Long-Throw Loudspeaker
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PreSonus is now shipping the ULT10, the newest model in the company’s ULT line of active loudspeakers. ULT full-range loudspeakers are designed with a wide horizontal dispersion and with a focused vertical dispersion for a long-throw. The design is to provide even coverage throughout the space, enabling the audience to hear clearly wherever they are. Designed for both rental applications as well as permanent installations, the ULT10 joins the ULT12 and ULT15 full-range systems and the ULT18 subwoofer in the line.

Further information from PreSonus (www.presonus.com/)

The ULT10 features PreSonus’ proprietary, rotatable Pivot X110 horn and a proprietary, 10-inch, low-frequency driver with a 2.5-inch voice coil. The system is biamped and driven by a powerful 1,300W (peak) Class D amplifier, generating up to 130 dB SPL, and boasts a frequency response of 60 Hz to 18 kHz (-3 dB).

PreSonus’ proprietary Pivot X110 constant-directivity, rotatable horn combines ultra-wide horizontal coverage (110°) for broad coverage with focused vertical dispersion (50°) for a long throw. The result is a loudspeaker that can fill the room without introducing early reflections that muddy the sound. In addition, the Pivot X110 horn’s large size (11 x 11 inches) enables it to control the dispersion pattern lower in the frequency range than smaller conventional horns, so it maintains more consistent gain on- and off-axis, ensuring that the audience at the sides has the same listening experience as those in front. The result is sound reproduction that evenly fills the entire room.

The Pivot X110 horn can be rotated 90˚, so the ULT10 enclosure can be mounted in a horizontal configuration while still maintaining its 110˚ x 50˚ coverage pattern. Along with its compact size, this makes the ULT10 an ideal center-channel speaker for an LCR system or an under-balcony fill. Rotating the Pivot X110 horn can also help fix FOH issues in tall, narrow venues by minimizing early reflections and providing more directed coverage. Add the ULT10’s multi-angle enclosure and presets for live performance, floor monitor use, and music playback, and you have an extremely versatile loudspeaker that is equally at home at front-of-house and as a stage monitor.

You get two combo XLR and ¼-inch TRS inputs: a mic/line input with PreSonus’ XMAX mic preamp and a line-level-only input. The inputs have independent level control, allowing up to two audio sources to be mixed internally and summed to a balanced XLR output for "daisy-chaining" multiple units. A separate direct output for the line input channel provides additional flexibility.

The ULT10 loudspeaker features a lightweight, Baltic birch enclosure with a tour grade, 16 gauge, powder-coated steel grille; ergonomic handles; a locking IEC power connector; and a defeatable front-panel power-indicator LED. A multi-angle enclosure enables ULT10s to serve as mains or monitor wedges.