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Yorkville Sound NX Series Powered Loudspeaker - 12 inch Woofer - 550 Watts

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NX55P

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The new NX55P active speaker enclosure uses a combination of amplifier technologies to create the best combination of lightweight enclosure and high quality sound. Capitalizing on the already popular NX35's molded cabinet technology and a totally re-engineered switching power supply, the 550 watt (program) bi-amped NX55P weighs in under 50lbs (19 kg)... the lightest in its class by a long shot.

Like all NX series enclosures,the NX55P is manufactured using tough, light weight low resonance variable density composite materials. In addition they are UV and moisture resistant. The NX55P enclosure itself has been molded for maximum versatility. The trapezoid box is ideal for mounting in arrays, or for use as a monitor. An improved wedge monitor angle has been incorporated into the new design.

The horn amplifier uses a two-tier class H linear technology, allowing the horn to produce loud clean transients to keep up with the high output of the woofer. The two-tier amplifier technology is a lower weight, more efficient amplifier with higher headroom and lower operating temperature. It is a perfect solution for powering the top end.

The NX55P can easily be used in any orientation, and close to walls, floors and in close arrays with multiple cabinets. Particular care was taken designing the components to reduce extraneous heat production.

The NX55P has a versatile direct input system and built-in mixer. The mixer allows the loudspeaker to be used directly with a microphone and / or line source. The loop output allows additional active cabinets to be driven from one cabinet's mixer stage, or a series of cabinets to be driven from one source. If desired, the end user can combine multiple NX55P's using the mixer inputs on each cabinet and coupling the loop outputs. In this simple example you would have the ideal presentation system with two microphone inputs, two line inputs.

The microphone input has equalization and high pass filtering appropriate for vocal applications. The trim control allows looped cabinets to be individually adjusted in level. The NX55P has user defeatable 100Hz high pass filters allow either cabinet to be used more efficiently with any Yorkville active subwoofer.

The NX55P enclosure itself has been molded for maximum versatility. The trapezoid box is ideal for mounting in arrays, or for use as a monitor cabinet with well-protected inputs and controls.

We''ve also found an opportunity to tweak the electronics for maximum overall speaker performance and protection. Borrowing some ideas from our powerful and popular TX Series PA systems, the limiters used in the input and crossover stages are a complex combination of gain reduction and sweeping filters. As the NX55P is being pushed to its maximum input / output levels, it''s advanced filtering begins rolling off unnecessary subsonic frequencies.

The filter has remarkable response times (less than 70ms), allowing the system to constantly be returning itself to make sure the output is as clean, as loud and as clear as possible at any given moment. This is achieved without negatively affecting the overall sonic quality of the cabinet. This ensures that the essential part of any mix, like the vocals or solo instruments, comes out clean and clear at the extremes of power and woofer excursion. Extremely fast and accurate limiting is in place to protect the speaker components.

The NX55P has a built in mixer that allows the loudspeaker to be used directly with a tuned microphone and / or line sources such as mixer, CD player or laptop computer. The loop output allows additional powered cabinets to be driven from one cabinet''s mixer stage, or a series of cabinets to be driven from one source. If desired, the end user can combine a pair of the NX55P's using the mixer inputs on each cabinet and coupling the loop outputs. In this simple example you would have the ideal presentation system with two microphone inputs, two line inputs optimized for CD, cassette or laptop computer audio source, complete within two speaker cabinets. Many NX55P's can be linked together but a maximum of three "mixers" can be active at any one time. (Making three mic sources and six line sources available in any three or more cabinet array). The microphone input has equalization and high pass filtering appropriate for vocal applications. The trim control allows looped cabinets to be individually adjusted in level. This is valuable in applications where large numbers of cabinets are used such as clusters or in trade show applications. The NX55P has a selectable two position high-pass filter to limit extraneous low frequency rumble, or to crossover at the input so the loudspeaker can easily and effectively be used with subwoofers from a single full range source. Engaging the high pass filter also makes the NX55P a more efficient and effective vocal monitor.

The NX55P is an ideal loudspeaker for mobile presentation PA where high volume and superior sound quality is required. Multiple loudspeakers can easily be linked using mixer inputs from each loudspeaker to create a six input system... no external mixer required. (Up to three "mixer" sources can be used in any one system.)

Features:
• Integrated 1200 Watt Amplifier (Peak - 550 Watts Program)
• Max SPL 131dB Peak (125dB Continuous)
• Dual purpose full range and wedge monitor format enclosure
• Ultra-clear reproduction throughout bandwidth
• Lightweight, high efficiency, high tech bi-amped power module
• Proven TX style processing and component protection
• +/- 6dB input trim control for individual cabinet level adjustment
• XLR and TRS inputs / outputs for easy connection and looping
• Multi-input source mixer for direct inputs
• Direct microphone input with level control
• Two-way overall EQ controls
• High quality 1" High Frequency driver
• Next generation woofer / driver / horn technology
• Integrated flying hardware (1/4" threaded holes)
• Tough, full length metal grille
• Recessed Mixer panel
• Made in Canada



Specifications:
• System Type - 2-Way
• Active or Passive - Active
• Program Power (Watts) - 550 Watts (1200 Watts Peak)
• Biampable - Self Powered
• Biamp Operation Only - Yes
• Max SPL (dB) - 131dB Peak (125dB Continuous)
• Frequency Response (Hz +/- 3dB) - 45 - 18k
• Crossover Frequency (Hz) - 2k
• Driver Configuration - 12-inch / 1-inch
• HF Driver(s) - 1.4-inch Aluminum Diaphragm w/ 1-inch exit
• HF Dispersion ( DEG H x DEG V) - 80 x 50
• HF Protection - Thermal / Peak Limiter
• LF Driver(s) - 12-inch w/ 3-inch voicecoil
• LF Protection - Thermal / Overcurrent
• HF Amplifier Type - Two Tier Class H
• LF Amplifier Type - Class D
• Power Cable - Yes
• Power Switch - Yes
• Power Consumption (typ/max) - 60Hz 2.0A / 50Hz 1,0A
• Inputs7
• Inputs - 1/4 IN Jacks2 (line input) 2 (link in/out)
• Inputs - XLR1 (mic) 2 (line in/out)
• Input Sensitivity (Vrms Sine)+4dBv / 1.23V
• Mixer Controls - Mixer on/off switch
• Mic Gain
• Line/CD Gain
• Treble/Bass Tweak
• Level Controls - +/- 6dB Main Volume
• EQ Controls - 100Hz HP Filter (LF Rolloff)
• Limiter - Yes
• LED Indicators - Power/Clip/Limit
• Feet - Yes
• Flying Hardware - 1/4-20 x 5 - 2 (Top), 2 (Bottom), 1 (Pullback)
• Optional Flying Hardware - NXF Flyware
• Bar Handles - 1 (Side)
• Pole Mount Adapter - (1 3/8 IN -3.5cm)Yes
• Enclosure Materials - Molded Polypropylene
• Grille - Perforated Metal
• Covering / Finish - Black
• Dimensions (DWH xbackW COM inches) - 12.25 x 16 x 26.5 x 9
• Dimensions (DWH xbackW COM cm) - 31.12 x 40.6 x 67.3 x 22.9
• Weight (lbs/kg) - 41 / 18.6

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Closest StoreCalgary North, Alberta
I own these speakers 6 in all and as a pro audio video dj,kj,vj and live act entertainment company they are vary good quality and clear as hell .....and i love telling anyone who asks that ther canadian made and kick ass.... but as a canadian i am sick that yorkvill and long and mcQuade somehow think we should pay more for them...we should be geeting them at lest 15% less than the US. YOU SHOULD HAVE MORE RESPECT FOR BASE IN CANADA..its a crime !!
Posted by Crow Entertainment Group on Jan 12, 2013
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Closest StoreSaskatoon, Saskatchewan
We are a guitar/piano duo and play anywhere from old folks homes to street dances and these little speakers are amazing. I take only one of these speaker to use in small (up to 100) venues and just set it behind us (acts as monitor as well). It has a nice rich, smooth sound that makes you want to keep playing. We use no effects. For bigger venues we have the Bose pole and subs behind us as well as these things out front. The Bose system work great and is what we have used for years, but for small rooms, it was 5 pieces to carry and set up. Now it is 2 (one of these and a tripod). We rent the subs that match up to these for street dances and halls, the sound is amazing. Setting up and tearing down has become so quick and easy. We can haul everything easily in our mini van. I rented them a few times before buying them. Lovin them!
Posted by Clem on Nov 21, 2012
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Closest StoreLondon North, Ontario
You can spend the weekend in the states (48hrs) and bring these back duty free. I picked up a pair for 499.99 each in Buffalo NY. Brought 'em back duty free!, and had a great weekend.
Posted by Jeff B. on Nov 17, 2012
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Closest StoreNanaimo, British Columbia
I had two of these cabinets and now have four. They are reliable and can take a tremendous beating both in use and in travel. I use them in a rental situation and know that they will be dependable and always come back in working order. The versatility of the electronics allows for abundant bass without the subs and incredible mid/high volumes when used with subs. The mic preamp is very adequate for small venues where a simple PA is all that is needed.
Posted by Jim on Nov 13, 2012
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Closest StoreOshawa, Ontario
For the past two years, I've done a long-term rental (about 4 mons, using them around 60 times each year) of a pair of NX55p's from L&M. Not that the caveat in my review is that I have NOT used any other pro speakers. That being said, I am in the sound and video biz, and I am always stunned by their great sound. Clear, and great bass. I cannot see the need for a sub. One downside is that they are (to my small frame) a bit heavy. The other two downsides are minor, but important, if that can make any sense at all. First, if you're carrying it suitcase-style and you put it down on the ground, the cabinet rocks and bangs you in the calf, or worse yet, in the ankle. This has happened to ALL my techs! The second thing is the poor geometry of the handles. They should be triangular, or at the very least rounded, because when held in your curled fingers, they are so uncomfortable. Carry them for more than about 15 seconds, it actually becomes painful. As I said, it's merely because the handle is more rectangular, than triangular. One thing I’m not happy about is pricing, and I know for a fact that this is what keeps potential buyers away from them, as I often talk with people at gigs when they mention how good they sound. Fact is, they’re around $720 in the US, and considering that Yorkville is based right here in Pickering, Ontario, AND that our dollar has been above the US dollar for ages, they really should be C$720 or less. They’d sell more, simply put.
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Closest StoreSt. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
I bought these used out of the rental dept of Long and McQuade in St. John's, on the recommendation of the staff. We are a 4 piece band playing smaller halls etc so we don't need a lot of power, but we wanted some extra "oomph" if we ever decided to play bigger shows. These speakers may be lightweight and small in size, but they sound HUGE! The sound that comes out of these things is phenomenal! Lots of bass too! Plus they have been reliable for well over a year I've owned them (we use them for rehearsal too!) so they have been used 40 times or more in the past year. The staff at Long and McQuade know their stuff, and this recommendation proves it. If you are looking for a set of speakers for under 2 Grand these are the ones to get!
Posted by jammers5 on Jul 13, 2012
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