PreSonus 315AI Three-Way 2,000W Powered 15" Loudspeaker with Active Integration (Each)

PreSonus 315AI Three-Way 2,000W Powered 15" Loudspeaker with Active Integration (Each)

PreSonus 315AI Three-Way 2,000W Powered 15" Loudspeaker with Active Integration (Each)

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Product Highlights

  • 8" Midrange Driver & 1.75" Tweeter
  • 15" Ferrite, Low Frequency Woofer
  • Active Integration with Temporal EQ
  • 96kHz/32-bit Floating-Point DSP
  • Wired or Wireless Control via Software
  • 2,000W of Combined Class D Amplification
  • Onboard XLR Mic Input with XMAX Preamp
  • Balanced XLR/TRS Combo Line Input
  • Audio Mix Throughput
  • Integrated M10 Fly Points and Pole Mount
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PreSonus 315AI overview

  • 1Description

The PreSonus 315AI Three-Way 2,000W Powered 15" Loudspeaker with Active Integration is a compact PA enclosure with full-range sound and performance. It features a 15" ferrite woofer for low frequencies and a custom-designed 8" coaxial speaker with a 1.75" titanium compression driver. These transducers are driven by 2,000W RMS of triamplified, Class D power.

Coaxial systems mount two drivers on the same axis, thus providing a single-point source for a consistent acoustic center. This results in symmetry of response on both the horizontal and vertical axes, at any given angle. The crossover transition is seamless at all angles. The onboard 96kHz/32-bit floating point DSP employs Temporal Equalization to perfect coaxial performance.

The 315AI has flexible connectivity, featuring an XLR/TRS combo input as well as an XLR microphone input. The microphone input provides an XMAX Class A preamplifier and 12V phantom power. An additional XLR mix output can send a parallel signal to another powered speaker. Wireless and wired speaker level-attenuation can be controlled via USB and Ethercon connections.

The plywood enclosure is pole-mountable and has two ergonomic side handles, M10 fly points and allows stable stacking. Four DSP preset Operation Modes optimize performance to the application, including MP3 playback, live performance, or stage monitoring as well as a custom user preset using the SL Room Control software for Mac, Windows, and iPad.

Active Integration
PreSonus Active Integration employs an OMAP 5 multi-core ARM 2GHz Cortex-A processor. This 32-bit/96 kHz DSP system includes an operating system, wireless and 100Mb Ethernet communications, USB 2.0 and 532 MHz LPDDR2 SD RAM.

Because of this processor, the 315AI loudspeaker is able to incorporate a 31-band graphic EQ, 8-band fully parametric EQ, limiter, variable high-pass filter, and output delay, as well as complete remote control over output level and performance monitoring. The included USB Wi-Fi LAN adapter enables wireless networking. Wired communications are provided via an installed option card with an Ethercon port that connects to your Ethernet-based LAN network.
Onboard TQ Temporal Equalization by Fulcrum Acoustics
The 315AI's DSP chip also powers Fulcrum Acoustic's TQ algorithms. The TQ algorithms use fully addressable Finite Impulse Response (FIR) filters to eliminate horn reflections and to correct linear time and amplitude anomalies. Loudspeakers tuned with TQ provide a crisper stereo image, greater soundstage depth, more separation between the elements of a complex mix, increased resistance to feedback, more seamless transitions between distributed loudspeakers, and a less fatiguing listening experience.
Asymmetrical Crossover Scheme
The 315AI loudspeaker uses an asymmetrical, 3-way crossover scheme and time-based processing to increase the output capability. The design employs a massive crossover overlap between the woofer and 8" coaxial cone. In the overlap range, the combined output is significantly higher than either one of the components individually.
SL Room Control Software
The master control center resides in SL Room Control, an easy-to-use system configuration app for Mac, Windows, and iPad that offers individual or group control of StudioLive AI-series speakers on the network. A Network Setup Wizard automatically detects each speaker and allows you to quickly connect to your wired or wireless network. Once connected, you can create, edit, save, and recall speaker-setup parameters. Additionally, Operation Modes allow you to choose between optimized settings for different applications.
In the Box
PreSonus 315AI Three-Way 2,000W Powered 15" Loudspeaker with Active Integration (Each)
  • USB Wi-Fi LAN Adapter
  • SL Room Control Software
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    PreSonus 315AI specs

    Active or Passive Active
    Frequency Response Not specified by manufacturer
    Power Capacity 2,000W Class D triamplification:
    1,000W Low frequency
    500W Midrange
    500W High Frequency
    Maximum Sound Pressure Level (SPL) Not specified by manufacturer
    Nominal Sensitivity Not specified by manufacturer
    Impedance Not specified by manufacturer
    Crossover Not specified by manufacturer
    Low Frequency Driver 15" (38.1 cm) ferrite
    Mid Frequency Driver 8" (20.3 cm) ferrite
    High Frequency Driver 1.75" (4.4 cm) titanium compression driver
    Enclosure Material Plywood
    Input Connections 1 x XLR balanced
    1 x 1/4" TRS balanced
    Panel Microphone Preamp 1 x XLR Mic In
    XMAX Class A preamp with 12V phantom power
    Control Input 1 x Ethercon
    1 x USB for use with included WiFi LAN adapter
    Dimensions (W x D x H) 24 x 21.53 x 26.42" (609.6 x 546.9 x 671.1 mm)
    Weight 71.6 lb (32.48 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 87.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 29.0 x 26.25 x 23.4"

    PreSonus 315AI reviews

    315AI Three-Way 2,000W Powered 15" Loudspeaker with Active Integration (Each) is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC I can't praise the 315AI's highly enough. After comparing them to the competition (QSC, JBL, etc ), these win hands down. I work in Post Production, have three 315AI as the front trio in a 7.1 setup, and use them for home theatre, stereo music and testing mixes as mid-field monitors. (Listening distance is only 2.5 meters) I also use the incredible Presonus Sceptre S8 are near-field monitors. (Distance is about 1 meter) The 315AI are N O T your typical PA speakers - they really do perform like large studio monitors, with ultra-clean flat response, brilliant imaging, and that immersive, large scale sound that only large drivers can give. HIGHLY recommended. You just cannot go wrong with these.
    Date published: 2017-10-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb sound quality. Well worth the price! The detail, and precision of these speakers is like nothing I have heard in a PA system, and certainly not at this wattage. I run sound for mostly jazz, orchestra and acoustic ensembles where sound quality matters greatly. These, however, were a complete game changer for any application. They will fill a venue with sound without loosing the slightest detail and maintain a warmth and richness that was previously unattainable, especially when paired with a S18 AI Sub. When not on location, I use these for studio monitors in a living room sized mixing and recording space, since they perform equally well at high or low SPLs. It is fabulous to be able to continuously monitor the performance of each speaker on my iPad. Now that I have gotten used to this feature I find it absolutely indispensable. As a note to users, about wifi and remote monitoring. If you are front of house, a small wifi range extender on stage is a handy item. I now keep an extender inside one of my stage boxes and a travel router in my mixer case. If you are at considerable range, and speakers are near peak output, brief moments of wifi dropout will happen (meters disappear for a second, then resume). The wifi range is great, over 100ft with my router, but peak transients seem to consume some transmission power. An extender solves this and the setup lets me remote control anything from anywhere. Again, a complete game changer.
    Date published: 2016-09-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from SUPERB We use the 315AI in a stereo / 7.1 setup for music, home cinema and mid-field 2-channel monitoring in an edit suite. Considered many other options, including JBL Cinema Arrays, and actives from QSC, JBL, Yamaha, etc - but these were the winners, running balanced XLR from a Marantz AV7703 pre/pro, Audyssey room correction and Dynamic EQ, as well as two Presonus Temblor T10 subs for the 20-45Hz range. The 315AI is absolutely SUPERB. Feed them anything you want, and they just deliver a phenomenally articulate, accurate, large-scale, immersive sound that lets you hear right into the mix. With large drivers and huge wattage, we’re actually running them quieter than the previous KRK 10-3 mid-fields. They’re also more compact than the competition. Front-ported, too. It’s commendable that a “PA speaker” aims and claims to have studio monitor accuracy. As the owner of the incredible Presonus Sceptre S8 monitors - which I’ve tested favorably alongside the top-line Genelec SAM 8341 (5 times the price!!) - I can confirm this to be true. You get a very very similar sound to the Sceptre S8, but with more size and presence. VERY VERY highly recommended.
    Date published: 2018-05-28
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