At a Glance
For best results, keep those amps separated
A 12″ speaker cone moves a lot of air, so the amplifier driving it has got to be beefy. The Air12’s Class D amp is up to the task, sending up to 900 dedicated low-end watts through the 2.5″ voice coil for rich, powerful bass. The Air12 features a crossover set at 1.6kHz, leaving the 1.35″ HF compression driver free to make the most of its 300W — handling only the upper mids and highs. The result is optimal sound quality that Sweetwater live sound gurus were quick to appreciate.
DSP is the answer to your mixing challenges
Want to simplify your life? Presonus has your “Easy” button. The Air12 employs simple, user-friendly signal processing accessible through a bright LCD display on the rear panel. With its great-sounding presets, you can tailor the AIR12’s response for front-of-house, monitor wedge, and music playback/DJ applications. You can also press a button to enhance bass response, generate a warmer audio vibe, and optimize the speaker’s parameters for the human voice/public address. with +/- 10dB bass and trebel EQ and location presets for stand or bracket mounting or flown installations, the Presonus Air12 delivers simple solutions to all your live mixing problems.
Keep your input options open
The most useful pieces of gear are often the ones that are the most flexible. The Presonus Air12 full-range loudspeaker lets you use a variety of input sources, thanks to its multiple connector formats. Each of its two combo XLR mic/TRS line inputs has a Class A microphone preamp, as well as gain control. The 1/8” aux in facilitates use with mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, and when you combine these signals using the AIR12’s internal mixer, the balanced XLR Mix output lets you send the signals to other AIR-series speakers.