Procella Audio announced today the P610, a full-range three-way biamplified high output speaker designed for screening rooms and large home cinemas. Using pro audio components that include a 1-inch high frequency compression driver mounted on a Procella-designed waveguide, and designed for biamplification with external amplifiers, the P610 is capable of producing the necessary output levels and high-frequency coverage required in rooms with multiple rows and multiple seats per row.
“The P610 was created to expand Procella's line of full-range loudspeakers,” said Procella founding partner and speaker designer Anders Uggelberg. “We strongly believe in bringing the performance standards of professional cinema into the home cinema and screening room environment, and that requires a full-range speaker for the screen channels. The P610 is the ideal speaker for small to mid-size home cinemas requiring the ultimate in sonic accuracy, dynamic range, and impact.”
Following Procella's design philosophy of full dynamic range playback of 24bit/96KHz program material, the P610 uses the identical high-output 10″ woofer used in the acclaimed Procella P10 active subwoofer, mounted in its own sealed-box enclosure. A separate, rotatable bracket-mounted cabinet houses the 6.5″ midrange and 1″ high-frequency compression driver. With bass extension to 40 Hz, the P610 meets cinema requirements for a full-range speaker, thus freeing system designers from the limitations of the 80 Hz Home THX standard subwoofer crossover point.
The P610 produces THX cinema reference-level playback (105dB continuous) in all but the largest screening rooms and home cinemas. In place of the commonly-used dome tweeter, which works well in small rooms but suffers from dynamic range and output limitations in larger cinemas, the P610 uses a professional audio compression driver, matched to a Procella-designed constant directivity waveguide.
Avoiding the honky coloration typical of horns, the waveguide ensures a smooth high frequency response across the listening area, critical for good sound in cinemas with multiple seats in each row. The speaker's controlled high frequency dispersion ensures dialog intelligibility, good imaging and smooth frequency response for all listeners, regardless of where they are seated in the room.
Designed for active biamplification with external power amplifiers, the P610 is optimized for use with Procella's upcoming DA-1400 4-channel rack-mounted power amplifier. One amplifier channel is used for the low frequencies and a second is used for the mid and high frequencies.
The speaker's compact size (620mm/27.4″ x 540mm/21.3″) and shallow depth (150mm/5.9″) are ideal for placement whether wall mounted, built into a wall, or behind an acoustically transparent screen.
- P610 is a high output biamplified main speaker for medium to large screening rooms, post/mix rooms and home cinemas
- Full-range 10 inch three-way design extends response to 40 Hz
- 1 inch high-frequency compression driver on a Procella-designed constant directivity waveguide ensures wide dynamic range with precise directivity control
- Optimized for active biamplification with Procella DA-1400 rack-mount power amplifier
Price and Availability
The Procella Audio P610 is now shipping for 2,400.