ASCENDO Live 15 : High-end performance fully active, AVB-enabled and DSP controlled hifi / cinema speaker

The name says it!

The Live 15’s has already attained reference status for live music reproduction. They easily fit the bill for “the alternative to a live concert”.

Timelessly modern and straightforward in its design, each Live 15 speaker consist of a sealed enclosure with a massive and extremely fast 15” (40cm) professional sub-woofer (custom made to ASCENDO specifications), as well as a 12“ (30cm) professional two-way high performance MF/HF coaxial driver that meets the highest demands in dynamic, sound pressure and sonic quality, for an uncompromising hifi / cinema experience.

The Live 15’s can be used as high-end stereo loudspeakers or as high-end cinema front speakers (Left and Right; with built-in subwoofers).



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ASCENDO Live 15 : High-end performance fully active, AVB-enabled and DSP controlled hifi / cinema speaker

The name says it!

The Live 15’s has already attained reference status for live music reproduction. They easily fit the bill for “the alternative to a live concert”.

Timelessly modern and straightforward in its design, each Live 15 speaker consist of a sealed enclosure with a massive and extremely fast 15” (40cm) professional sub-woofer (custom made to ASCENDO specifications), as well as a 12“ (30cm) professional two-way high performance MF/HF coaxial driver that meets the highest demands in dynamic, sound pressure and sonic quality, for an uncompromising hifi / cinema experience.

The Live 15’s can be used as high-end stereo speakers or as high-end cinema front speakers (Left and Right; with built-in sub-woofers).

Each pair of Live 15’s offers an enormous 3,300 W RMS built-in DSP power amplification with extensive protection features (clip limiter, temperature and current limiter, DC and HF protection). Having so much power on tap, allows the Live 15’s to perform within a league of their own with regard to authority, dynamics, low bass, bass pressure and absolutely distortion-free peak levels.

Each speaker offers legacy analogue XLR inputs, but also a built-in 3-port fast Ethernet / AVB compliant switch; which means that the Live 15’s may also be driven via digital lossless AVB IEEE 802.1 streaming technology.

The Live 15’s offers a “clean” and beautiful setup – you only need a source and a pair of XLR cables to complete a legacy system.

If there is such a thing as dangerous levels of addiction to musical reproduction, then the Live 15’s surely fits the bill. You can expect enormous amounts of pleasure and lots of Goosebumps when listening to the Live 15’s! Guaranteed!

Each speaker weighs in at 90kg with dimensions 128cm (H) x 48cm (W) x 34cm (D, without plinth).

Finishes include Matt lacquer (colour of your choice) and genuine Piano lacquer (12 layers) in black or white.

Fits in every room, plays in every room
The Live 15’s offers comprehensive room acoustic response correction capabilities via a self-explanatory web-browser interface. This in itself is a huge advantage over the more conventional passive speaker system setup. The Live 15 can be fully calibrated to any kind of room. Even facing the most difficult spatial conditions or installing it very close to a wall, the integrated room adjustment feature guarantees the outstanding sound quality of this thoroughbred loudspeaker.

Flexible and customizable
The Live 15, which can be easily operated via a web browser, allows for different sound settings with just a few clicks, individually tailored to the room, to your own listening preferences or to specific music genres. Even very personal listening situations such as “Evening – quiet listening” can be easily configured.

The Live 15 as a preamp
Operation via a web browser also permits to switch between the inputs and to adjust the volume. An additional preamplifier is therefore obsolete.

ASCENDO’s active technology is also compatible with legacy analogue output systems.

Specifications

• Principle design: Sealed

• Driver unit: Time-coherent 12″ coaxial one-point source and custom-built 15″ sub-woofer, with ASCENDO Immersive Audio Speaker Management Technology

• Amplifiers (per speaker): Sub-woofer 1000W RMS, Woofer/HF Coax 500W+150W RMS

• dB SPL: 117dB continuous / 120dB peak

• Frequency range: 18Hz – 20kHz

• Sensitivity / Impedance: 8 dBU / 20 kΩ

• Sub-woofer design: 15″ (40cm) professional custom-built sub-woofer, 10cm voice coil, 36mm linear excursion

• Sub-woofer air-volume displacement: 1.4 liters (standard 15″ subwoofers only 0.62 liters)

• Mid-woofer design: 12″ (30cm) professional custom-built mid-woofer

• Tweeter design: 1″ (25mm) coaxial compression driver tweeter

• Directivity (horizontal x vertical): 90 degrees x 90 degrees

• Network: 3-port Fast Ethernet Switch, AVB compliant

• Streaming technology: AVB IEEE 802.1

• Analog Input: 2 x XLR (balanced) female

• Control: Self-explanatory operation; web-browser based

• Features: Room acoustic calibration, sound adjustment, delay, volume level, sensitivity

• Protection features: Clip limiter, temperature, current, DC, HF

• Finish: Genuine piano lacquer (12 layers) black or white. Matt finish in any colour, or satin Matt finish in Nextel colors

• Warranty: 5 years

• Dimensions: 480  x 340 x 1280 mm (Width x Depth x Height)

• Net weight: 90 kg per speaker

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