EM Acoustics used the ISE Show in Amsterdam last week as the launch forum for its new ESP Series of compact, self-powered, multipurpose loudspeakers for live applications.
The range currently comprises three models: the ESP-8 and ESP-12 loudspeakers, both with coaxial designs for true point-source performance, and the ESP-15S compact reflex subwoofer.
They are designed for a variety of applications from small FOH duties to speech reinforcement, front fill or compact stage monitoring.
The ESP-8 is an 8in, two-way loudspeaker whose coaxial drive unit arrangement provides a uniform 100-degree conical dispersion pattern with smooth off-axis response and none of the parallax effects that would be generated with separate HF and LF drive units.
The ESP-12 is the bigger brother of the ESP-8, sporting the same coaxial design in a compact, lightweight, multi-angle enclosure. Both enclosures utilise onboard class D amplification technology, sophisticated DSP processing and a universal power supply. Four built-in presets are available for different applications: stand-alone use; flat response; use with a subwoofer; and stage monitoring. A number of rigging options are also available for swift and easy setup.
Lastly is the ESP-15S compact reflex subwoofer that extends the low frequency performance of the ESP Series down to 45Hz. Integral handles, a polemount fixing and optional castors make the ESP-15 easy to deploy in a wide range of applications, whilst four presets, each with a different low pass filter frequency, enable the user to modify the characteristics of the subwoofer to suit their taste.