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HK Audio POLAR 12 Column P.A. System

FOH Staff • New Gear • September 15, 2020

The system can operate with the midrange/HF unit directly on the mixer/subwoofer unit (as shown) or with an included spacer to raise the MF/HF unit for greater reach.

HK Audio’s POLAR 12 is designed to serve as a full-fledged active full-range columnar P.A. system for musicians, entertainers, DJs, presentations, schools and audiovisual applications, and big brother to the company’s popular POLAR 10 model.

More details from HK Audio (www.hkaudio.com):

The POLAR 12 system consists of a subwoofer and two columnar elements. The birch-ply subwoofer’s enclosure is acoustically shaped and sized to deliver excellent audio results in combination with a specially developed 12” long-excursion woofer. Driven by a muscular 2,000-watt power amplifier, this combination delivers an incredibly full bass response even at high volumes.

The midrange/HF column comes in two sections for easy transport. The top section is loaded with six high-performance 3” neodymium midrange drivers and a low-distortion, 1” constant directivity horn. The POLAR 12 system delivers well-balanced, exceedingly natural sound, rendering everything from 35 Hz all the way up to 20 kHz with remarkable authority. Tuned to project an expansive 120° throw pattern and engineered to impede feedback, it gives users freedom of choice when it comes to positioning the PA in venues. Placed behind the speaker or performer, it can also serve as a stage monitor to take the place of wedges in many scenarios.

Setting POLAR 12 on a raised stage is not a problem, as it can still be aimed at the correct height by simply leaving the column’s bottom section – which is a spacer – out of the stack.

The four-channel mixer offers two mic/line channels, one instrument channel, and one aux channel for music players. POLAR 12 can also render audio streams wirelessly via Bluetooth 5.0. The mixer’s settings can be stored in five presets, to be accessed later as the situation requires.

Stylish and sophisticated in looks, POLAR 12 is at home even the most upmarket gala event. The system also comes complete with a padded gig bag for the columnar elements and a padded cover to protect the subwoofer in transit.

Rüdiger Forse, HK Audio’s Senior Product Manager, said: “Like its popular brother POLAR 10, the new POLAR 12 PA system combines outstanding audio quality with easy handling, and offers features that until today were found only on far pricier systems. While POLAR 10 suits all typical applications for column systems well, POLAR 12 excels in situations where high-powered bass is needed for continuous operation, even when levels spike. The unique subwoofer design and high power amping deliver the extra low-end that bass enthusiasts love so much. With POLAR 12, you can get the party started and keep it going all night long!”

POLAR 12 will be in stores in fall 2020.

 

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