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Cerwin-Vega Launches All-New Prostax Series

Published Oct 29, 2003

The company unveils five new systems designed to reshape the mid-performance competitive landscape
Cerwin-Vega Professional has introduced the ProStax Series, featuring five all-new systems with significantly heightened levels of value and performance, targeted at the mid-priced sound reinforcement marketplace. Tailored to the needs of live sound, DJ and music playback professionals, the ProStaxTM Series is comprised of three, 3-way, full-range trapezoidal enclosures as well as a floor monitor and bandpass subwoofer. Members of the line include the PSX-123, is a single 12" 3-way system, the PSX-153, a single 15" 3X-way system and the PS-253, a dual 15" 3-way system. The line is rounded out by the PSX-122, a single 12" coaxial which doubles as a floor monitor/ two-way stage system with pole mount and the PSX-36 15" bandpass subwoofer, featuring an unmistakable resemblance to the Cerwin-Vega! trademark folded horn design.

Cerwin-Vega Launches All-New Prostax Series-Body

"The ProStaxTM Series represents a singular level of performance in this price segment", says David Rice, Cerwin-Vega President. "What makes the line so special is its premium combination of 3-way performance, 2" titanium compression driver and 15mm plywood construction at a price that our customers will find hard to believe. Add to all this, Cerwin-Vega's brand legacy of reliability and unbeatable road manners and you have a level of 'bang for the buck' that our competition will find tough to match. We're very proud of this exciting new line."

Features and Performance Unmatched In This Price Segment
With their 15mm plywood construction and beefy internal bracing, every ProStaxTM loudspeaker is built to withstand the rigors of professional use. The systems are finished in premium, scuff-resistant black textured catalyzed acrylic paint. For comfortable carrying, the newly designed and highly ergonomic VegaGripTM cast aluminum handles are included; and all models, except the PS-253, feature pole mounts.

High on the list of ProStaxTM premium components is their 2" (44mm) titanium compression drivers loaded into a proprietary 1" throat 90° x 60° horn. A combination of exponential and hyperbolic horn geometry and careful attention to throat shape results in controlled directivity and smooth high frequency response without typical horn coloration.

The midrange device is a 6.5-inch cone transducer with a 1.5-inch voice coil, loaded into an integrated waveguide. The speaker has its own optimally tuned back box, which eliminates interference with the low frequency section and delivers clear, uncolored sound.

Proprietary cast aluminum frame woofers with 2.5" high temperature voice coils are utilized for low frequencies. Delivering legendary Cerwin-Vega power handling and reliability, these woofers feature optimized motor deigns and suspension geometry coupled to carefully selected materials, resulting in extremely low distortion at high output levels.

The crossover network utilizes high-grade metal film capacitors and low inductance laminated steel coils for low distortion and high resolution. System components are protected by DefendTM circuitry, which guards the high frequency device from excessive power without degrading the audio and eliminates high frequency shutdown. Rugged 18-gauge input panels offer parallel ¼" and Neutrik NL4 connections.

"ProStaxTM is another example of what customers can expect from the new
Cerwin-Vega!", concluded David Rice, President, Cerwin-Vega! Our focus on developing products and support that professionals want, at prices that professionals need, positions us to meet the real-world requirements of todays far-more discerning and educated buyers."

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