The system offers the flexibility to perform ‘everywhere and anywhere without the need for power outlets’
USA - The new AS8 ACDC from Avante Audio is a complete portable PA system that can be used ‘absolutely anywhere’ thanks to its integrated rechargeable battery. Easy to setup, this active column speaker system offers flexible input options including Bluetooth 5.0+ wireless connectivity. It is suitable for acoustic solo performers, small bands, comedians and mobile entertainers who want the flexibility to perform everywhere and anywhere without the need for power outlets.
Building on the success of the original AS8, the new AS8 ACDC offers the same combination of portability, connectivity and quality audio reproduction with the added benefit of an inbuilt 5,000mAh Lithium-Ion battery, which is capable of providing an average run time of four to five hours. A convenient four-segment LED battery level indicator is provided on the rear of the unit and the same power inlet socket is used to charge the battery and run the system directly from a power supply (100 to 240 VAC 50/60Hz).
The AS8 ACDC’s audio system combines an 8-inch neodymium subwoofer with an array of six precision-aligned 2.75” neodymium high/mid drivers. The subwoofer, which has a 1.5” voice coil and a 28 oz. magnet, is built into a vented enclosure which also contains the battery pack, amplification, and mixer. This system is powered by a 250W RMS (1000W peak) Class D amplifier with a switching power design and delivers a maximum output of 110dB with a frequency response of 180-20kHz.
The mid/high drivers are mounted into a column enclosure and the system is also supplied with an optional spacer column piece. These connect to the sub unit using AVANTE Audio’s proprietary SAM (Secure Array Mount) system, which allows the array column and spacer to lock securely to the sub and to one another without risk of being toppled over. The SAM connection also passes the audio signal from the sub up to the array column, through the spacer if it is used, removing the need for speaker cables and further speeding up setup time. A flexible three-channel mixer is built into the sub unit.
“Offering complete portability and excellent audio quality at an affordable price, the AS8 ACDC is sure to prove popular with all kinds of performers and event professionals,” comments Avante Audio’s product engineer, Tony Mirador.
“The system’s powerful rechargeable battery and compact, easy to setup, design means that it can be used absolutely anywhere, while its versatile in-built mixer and Bluetooth 5.0+ connectivity makes it a flexible PA that can be easily scaled and adapted for use amplifying everything from spoken word to DJ sets, live acoustic music to vocal groups using backing tracks.”

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