Shure Distribution UK, exclusive distributor in the UK and Ireland for Spanish manufacturer Work Pro, has announced the availability of two new additions to the NEO range of installation loudspeakers. Supplementing the existing pair of two-way NEO models and one subwoofer, NEO 5 A ES and NEO 5 IP are compact speakers designed for installed sound applications, and like the rest of the range, can be used in low-impedance or 100V installations.
The NEO 5 A ES is an updated version of the existing NEO 5 A self-powered compact installation speaker, with an added ‘eco-friendly’ energy-saving mode which saves on power consumption. When not receiving audio signals, the speaker goes into shutdown mode, reducing its consumption to below 1W.
NEO 5 IP is the two-way passive model of the NEO range, and is rated IP65 on the industrial Ingress Protection scale, meaning that it is dustproof and resistant to light water jets. As such, it is ideally suited to professional use in outdoor installations where wind and rain could be problematic for loudspeakers, such as on terraces, in restaurants, at hotels and shopping centres. Both NEO 5 IP and NEO 5 A ES are available in either black or white to blend in with the requirements of the installation, and are supplied with the bespoke NEO mounting bracket which allows the speakers to be flexibly positioned at any angle to maximise coverage.
“Our customers have been asking for a weather-resistant addition to the NEO range,” explained Juan José Vila, VP product & marketing at Work Pro, “and similarly, a power-saving version of the speaker suits many installers, integrators and end users where speakers do not need to be constantly active. The new NEO 5 A ES and 5 IP address both of these needs.”