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NAMM 2012 American Audio Products

Published Jan 15, 2012

American Audio is showing that it’s serious about sound at Winter 2012 NAMM.  The company will be unveiling a new series of concert-quality German-engineered professional speakers, the SenSeries, as well as an extremely lightweight and affordable power amplifier line, the XLT Series.  “Both our new SenSeries speakers and XLT amps fill niches in the pro sound marketplace, and offer solutions that end-users have told us they’re looking for,” said Tom Freret, national sales manager for American Audio.  “That’s why we are so excited about introducing these products at NAMM.”

The company will also be taking the wraps off the long-anticipated Traktor version of its hugely popular VMS4 MIDI Workstation, which features 4 selectable MIDILOG™ (MIDI or analog) channels, and has been billed is “the ultimate DJ performance tool”.  The new VMS4 Traktor comes bundled with the popular Traktor DJ software, and features a new faceplate that’s been specially designed for compatibility with Traktor.

Below is more information on American Audio’s new NAMM product introductions:


SenSeries Speakers – Representing the finest in German design and engineering, the SenSeries Speakers produce concert-quality sound, yet are flexible and compact enough to be used in venues where space and design present challenges.  The series includes 3 different size speakers – Sense 8 Speaker (8-inch woofer), Sense 12 Speaker (12-inch woofer) and Sense 15 Speaker (15-inch woofer) – plus two matching subwoofers – Sense 15B Subwoofer and Sense 18B Subwoofer. The speakers have passive crossovers that are fine-tuned for optimum acoustics and excellent dynamics, and have been developed using complex frequency curves and delays. Their HF cabinets feature an asymmetric design that allows for both front-of-house and monitor usage. They utilize a proprietary rotatable horn design with a wide-dispersion range that brings crisp-sounding audio to the far reaches of any venue.  Thanks to their compact build and convenient M10 fly pints, SenSeries Speakers can be installed quickly and easily – even in hard-to-reach spots.  Since each full-range speaker has a 40° monitor cut, they are ideal for the stage floor as well.

American Audio XLT

XLT Series Power Amplifiers -- Offering power and performance and an affordable price, the XLT Amplifiers feature an advanced design technology that makes them lighter in weight than traditional amps – and great for use on the road. There are four models in the series, ranging in weight from just 16 lbs./7 kg to 25 lbs./ 11 kg. :

  • *XLT900 (200 RMS per channel @ 8 Ohms, 1K Hz, 1% THD)
  • *XLT1200 (310 RMS per channel @ 8 Ohms, 1K Hz, 1% THD)
  • *XLT2000 (450 RMS per channel @ 8 Ohms, 1K Hz, 1% THD)
  • *XLT2500 (600 RMS per channel @ 8 Ohms, 1K Hz, 1% THD)

All XLT models offer premium features like a Low Cut Filter, Input Sensitivity Selector, Stereo or Mono Operation, and Front Panel Level LED Meters.  Best of all, they start at just $249.99 MAP (XLT900), making them light on the wallet too.

American Audio VMS4 Traktor

VMS4 Traktor – American Audio’s original VMS4 4-channel MIDI controller was an instant success, thanks to its switchable MIDILOG channels (MIDI or analog) – allowing it to be used in both the digital and analog worlds – along with an array of pro features that made it easy for DJs to take their performances to the next level. Now this groundbreaking MIDI workstation is available in a new version that comes bundled with Traktor DJ software. The new VMS4 Traktor even has a faceplate and buttons that were specifically designed for Traktor users, making it a breeze to get started DJ-ing with the popular software. Offering the same versatility and features as the original model, the VMS4 Traktor includes: 4 USB/analog selectable MIDILOG channels (MIDI and analog); a built-in mousepad that allows DJs to make their selections right from the top of the unit; smoothed audio control faders, knobs and switches to eliminate popping, wiper noise and zipper noise; 2 jog wheels; and the option of being used with an Innofader replacement crossfader (sold separately), typically found only in the top professional gear.

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