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P5 Speaker and P12 Active Subwoofer Bring Procella Performance to New Price and Size Categories

The long-awaited new Procella loudspeakers are here! The P5 is a compact, high-output two-way design that brings Procella performance to a new price level. The speaker features a pro audio 5.25 inch woofer and, unique to the price category, a one inch high-frequency pro compression driver mounted on a Procella-designed constant directivity waveguide for high output levels and sonic accuracy. The P12 is a high-performance single 12 inch driver high-output subwoofer in a shallow depth cabinet, with an integral 350 watt power amplifier. Both products will be on display and part of Procella’s Dolby Atmos 3D Audio demo system, in booth 5-U92 at the 2015 Integrated Systems Europe show in Amsterdam.

The success of Procella’s high performance speaker lineup has led customers worldwide to request speakers that deliver comparable performance for smaller rooms and more modest budgets. The P5 and the P12 were designed to address that demand. Despite their lower costs, the P5 and P12 are designed to the same demanding audio standards as Procella’s other models, employing pro audio components to produce wide dynamic range playback at high levels, particularly in comparison to conventional loudspeakers using dome tweeters.

“We are very pleased with the performance of our new P5 and P12 loudspeakers,” stated Procella director Anders Uggelberg. “It was challenging to achieve performance at Procella standards while working with smaller form factors and a lower cost requirement. The P5 sets a new standard for dynamic range and uncompressed high frequency reproduction from a compact loudspeaker, and the P12 compares very favorably to our P10 subwoofer, in an even smaller enclosure and at a lower price. These products enable cinema and audio enthusiasts to create multichannel systems with Procella performance at a price range never before possible.”

With a Procella Identical Voice™ crossover that provides flat phase response and ultra-low group delay, the P5 uses a high-performance professional audio compression driver mounted on a newly designed Procella waveguide to produce high frequencies. This new constant directivity waveguide produces a circular radiation pattern of 80 degrees above 2.2KHz, enabling users to achieve excellent performance with the speaker mounted in either a vertical or horizontal orientation. This ensures a high level of performance when the speaker is mounted high above listeners ears as in Atmos and Auro 3D Audio system height channels. The high-output 5.25 inch woofer driver has a 25mm voice coil and is capable of very high output levels. The Identical Voice concept assures a timbre match for seamless envelopment and 360 degree imaging when the P5 is used as a surround speaker with the Procella P8, P610, P815 and P860 main speakers. At only 7.5 inches wide, 12 inches high, and 6.7 inches deep, it is ideal for unobtrusive wall or shelf mounting. Recommended amplifier power is 100 to 250 watts.

As Procella’s most compact active subwoofer, the P12 is built around a 12 inch long-throw professional audio subwoofer driver with a 65mm voice coil. Its integrated class-D power amplifier delivers a total of 350 watts to produce a maximum output of 116 dB at 50 Hz, with extension to well below 25 Hz.

Single balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA inputs are provided, with an unbalanced RCA connector for linking multiple subwoofers. Switchable room settings optimize the subwoofer’s response for room boundary conditions, with positions for placement against a wall and for corner placement. A polarity switch optimizes integration of the subwoofer with the room and main speakers. An advanced Procella-designed auto power mode calibrates to the system preamp or processor, ensuring activation from sleep mode without truncating the initial program signal.

Like Procella’s other subwoofers, the P12 cabinet is very shallow in depth for ease of installation, whether placed against a wall or installed in a wall or baffle wall. The cabinet is 22.8 inches wide, 17.3 inches high, and only 7.9 inches deep (without grille). All inputs and controls are available on a recessed back panel that enables placement of the subwoofer directly against the wall. Significantly, and in a first for Procella Audio, both speakers are available in either black or white painted finishes.

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Atmos-Ready P6iW is Procella’s First In-Wall/In-Ceiling Speaker

Just in time for Dolby Atmos and Auro-3D overhead speaker applications, the very first Procella in-wall/in-ceiling speaker system is now available. The latest in Procella’ award-winning P6 family of loudspeakers, the P6iW is a high-output two-way design with a 6.5 inch woofer and 1 inch high-frequency compression driver mounted on a Procella-designed constant directivity waveguide. The P6iW will be on display in booth 5-U92 at the 2015 Integrated Systems Europe show in Amsterdam.

As Procella’s very first in-wall/in-ceiling speaker, the P6iW is designed to the same demanding professional audio standards as Procella’s conventional enclosure speakers. By employing pro audio components, the new speaker is able to produce uncompressed playback levels and dynamic range exceeding the capabilities of conventional speakers using dome tweeters. With a Procella Identical Voice™ crossover, the P6iW utilizes a 1 inch professional audio high frequency compression driver mounted on a new Procella-designed constant directivity waveguide. Low frequencies are reproduced by a high-output pro 6.5 inch woofer in a sealed back-box enclosure. Per THX Cinema standards, the P6iW is a 2 meter reference speaker, meaning that it can produce a continuous output of 105 dB at a distance of 2 meters. 

“The P6iW was created to address two demands. Initially, we were addressing numerous requests from integrators and dealers that wanted to achieve Procella performance in rooms other than dedicated home theaters. Then, during the speaker’s development, we recognized the imminent arrival of 3D Audio and optimized the speaker for overhead channel use,” said Procella director Chuck Back. “Its waveguide has a unique circular radiation pattern that meets Dolby’s recommendations for Atmos overhead speakers. For 2D media room and multipurpose room installations, the compression driver/waveguide design creates a much wider sweet spot and better imaging than speakers using dome tweeters, with a vastly greater dynamic range than conventional in-wall speakers.”

The constant directivity waveguide produces a circular radiation pattern of 80 degrees above 2KHz, enabling integrators to achieve excellent performance with the speaker mounted in either a vertical or horizontal orientation. Further, this ensures a high level of performance when the speaker is ceiling mounted, whether for conventional surround, main channel applications, or 3D Audio system height channels, where playback level requirements may exceed the ability of conventional in-wall designs. When used as a surround speaker, Procella’s Identical Voice design assures a timbre match when used with the Procella P8, P610, P815 and P860 main speakers.

The P6iW consists of three elements. Its back box incorporates the front baffle and the mounting system, and can be used as a preconstruction bracket. The drivers, binding post connectors and crossover are mounted on a separate baffle that is secured to the back box assembly with mounting screws. The third element is a wing-style curved perforated metal grille that is easily painted to match room walls.

The speaker is secured to the wall with a wing clamping system with bidirectional screws that enable removal of the back box after installation. Installers will appreciate its unique front baffle cable connection system that allows the speaker wire to be attached to the binding post inputs after the back box is secured to the wall. In the unlikely event that service is necessary, the back box assembly can remain mounted in the wall, as the separate driver/crossover baffle is easily removed.

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