Dec 10, 2023

American Audio’s Versatile ELS15A 15-inch Active Speaker

Published May 1, 2013

American Audio has empowered the mobile DJ with the introduction of the ELS15A, a lightweight 15-inch active speaker that has everything you need to establish a serious party groove using virtually any music player or audio source. The sleekly designed speaker features an extremely high-efficiency design but plenty of power to cover small and mid-sized venues. Best of all, it carries an incredibly affordable MSRP of $229.95 — and a MAP price of only $170! — making it the perfect choice for today’s mobile DJ on a budget.


The versatile ELS15A features both XLR and RCA line inputs, so you can easily plug in controllers, DJ mixers, laptops and mobile devices like iPods. It also has XLR and TRS mic inputs to accommodate singers, emcees and even the guy who wants to give a speech or make a toast. The input controls (treble, bass and volume) are located right on the rear of the unit, so DJs don’t require a separate mixer to set their levels and EQs just right.


At the heart of the ELS15A is a high power class A/B bi-amplified system designed to perform at maximum efficiency. There are separate high-frequency and low-frequency amplifiers — one amp powering the titanium driver and the other powering the 15-inch woofer — which provide sufficient juice to the speaker as the music demands it. A time-aligned electronic crossover (@ 2.1kHz @ 12dB/Oct.) ensures that high and low frequency levels stay in perfect balance.


“This highly versatile, quality-made product ‘speaks’ to the heart of every mobile DJ,” said Tom Freret, National Sales Manager for American Audio. “The ELS15A provides everything a DJ needs in an active speaker at an unbelievable price. It is also the perfect speaker for backyard parties, house parties, bands and the karaoke enthusiast. It’s incredibly portable, powerful and easy to set up and operate. Plus, it comes loaded with value-added convenience features. This is truly a mobile DJ’s ‘dream speaker,’ and its modern good looks will only help to enhance the user’s professional image.”


A built-in protection system keeps the ELS15A from short-circuiting or overheating, and its active low/high-frequency signal limiter guarantees that DJs will never have to worry about overloading the speaker. Other useful features of the ELS15A include XLR and TRS line outputs, mute on/off button and multi-voltage operation (AC 115–230V, 50/60Hz).


Adding to its versatility, the ELS15A is both flyable (with 9 fly points) and stand-mountable, so DJs can safely set it up anywhere they choose. The speaker measures 18.5" long by 14.75" wide by 27.75" high (469 x 372 x 700mm) and weighs only 39.5 lbs. (17kg).

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