B-52 Matrix-2500 BBE 1600W Three Piece Active Speaker System

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The new B-52 Matrix-2500 is a complete sound reinforcement solution consisting of two 12" two-way speakers and an 18" subwoofer, equipped with a built-in 1600-watt, three-channel amplifier ideal for live performance, presentations, playback, DJ's, schools, and Houses of Worship.

The MATRIX-2500 brings clarity, power and performance you can hear and feel and is the perfect choice for any portable PA application requiring reliable and outstanding sound quality. The MATRIX-2500 was designed using advanced acoustic and audio techniques with premium components, comprehensive protection circuitry, and robust construction to provide years of consistent, reliable performance.

The Matrix-2500 is the second generation of the popular MATRIX-2000 which for nearly a decade has been the choice of mobile entertainers, bands and clubs throughout the world. The engineering staff at B-52 painstakingly designed the MATRIX-2500 from the ground up over the last three years and literally, every aspect of this system has been improved upon. More power, proprietary efficient amplifier design with integrated BBE processing, new Celestion speaker components, detachable casters, a new ergonomic look are just some of the improvements you'll find in this new system.

Powering this beast is a proprietary 1600 watt three-channel amplifier. A 1000 watt Class-G amplifier drives the heavy duty 18" Celestion subwoofer with cast frame and 4" voice coil, while a 2-channel Class-AB amp sends 300 watts to each of the full range satellite speaker. Each satellite features a Celestion 12" loudspeaker and a Celestion, PETP film compression driver which work in unison to produce accurate midrange and a detailed top end. An elliptical horn provides excellent coverage, on and off axis.

Suggested Applications
• Mobile DJ
• Karaoke
• Nightclub, Restaurant, Bar Installation
• Corporate Audio / Video
• Home Entertainment System
• Live Sound System
• Stage Monitoring System
• Booth Monitoring System
• Drum Monitoring

The MATRIX-2500 features a built-in BBE Sonic Maximizer (exclusive to B-52) which has the same familiar controls as the rack version, and with a single push of a button transform the system from a flat response to thundering lows and soaring highs. The LF contour and HF process adjustments allow you fine tune the sound to the venue and to your sound preference. Like all MATRIX systems, the MATRIX-2500 is designed for easy set up and operation. To set-up the system simply connect the XLR right and left signal cables, speaker cables and power cord and you're ready to perform! The MATRIX-2500 is proudly designed, built, and tested in our state of the art Los Angeles manufacturing facility.

• 18" Subwoofer & two 12" 2-Way satellites
• Integrated 1600W three channel amplifier in the sub cabinet
• 1000W sub channel - Class G
• 2 x 300W sat channels
• BBE Sonic Maximizer with LF Contour and HF Process controls
• Combo XLR / 1/4" balanced stereo inputs and full-range outputs
• Additional RCA inputs
• Level controls for subwoofer and satellite channels
• 0/180 degree phase switch on subwoofer channel
• Integrated X-over signal processing
• Built-in compressor/limiter
• Thermal and short circuit protection circuitry
• Efficient and quiet 2-speed fan cooling
• Ground lift switch
• Oversized power supply toroidal transformer
• Speakon connectors (cables not included)
• LEDs for Power, Protect, Limit and Signal
• 115V/230V 60Hz/50Hz selector switch

• Configuration: Active 18" Subwoofer and two 12" 2-way full-range speakers
• Subwoofer: Celestion /B-52 18-220S 18" cast framed sub with 4" voice coil
• Satellite Speakers: Celestion /B-52 SP-1200 - 12" speaker with 2.5" Voice Coil; Celestion /B-52 COMP-4-CLB Compression driver with PETP Film
• Frequency Range: 34Hz -20kHz
• Frequency Response: 38Hz -18kHz
• High Frequency Dispersion: 90 x 40
• Maximum peak SPL: 136 dB
• System Power: 1600W - 1000 SUB + 2x300 SATs
• Input Impedance: 20k Ohm Balanced; 10k Ohm Unbalanced
• Electronic Crossover: 3rd order Butterworth @ 100 Hz
• Controls: Right and Left Level Knobs; Sub Level Knob; BBE ON/OFF; BBE HF Process, LF Contour; Ground lift switch; Power switch; Sub Phase Switch; 115/230V switch
• Indicators: Power; Protect; Limit; Signal
• Cooling: 2 Speed Fan
• Amplifier Protection: Short circuit; Clip-limiter; Overheat mute; SOA output stage; Driver DC protection; Subsonic filter; Turn-on mute and soft ramp; Turn-on inrush current limiting
• Power Consumption (1/8 power pink noise): 5A
• Connectors: Balanced female XLR inputs; Balanced male XLR link output; Unbalanced RCA Inputs
• Input Sensitivity: 775mV (0dBu)
• Enclosure: Black painted birch plywood
• Hardware: Metal handles; Rubber feet; Pole Mounting Cup on Satellite Speakers
• Grille: Powder coated 16 gauge steel
• Casters: Heavy Duty 3" Casters
• Dimensions: Subwoofer - 28" (w) x 23" (h) x 34" (d); Satellite (each) - 13.5" (w) x 23" (h) x 12.5" (d)
• Weight: Subwoofer - 124 lbs; Satellite (each) - 23 lbs.

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