Amate Audio Releases X14FD Ultra-Compact Front-of-House PA and Stage Monitor System
Amate Audio announced the launch of the ultra-compact X14FD. The X14FD is a point source front-of-house PA and stage monitor system. It is the latest of its coaxial-based dual-purpose designs. The X14FD is a latest-generation Xcellence series self-powered active system and incorporates Amate Audio’s uprated Active+ digital power and control platform with high-order FIR filtering and Dante audio networking.
Amate says the single low distortion high power handling 14-inch coaxial driver provides a smooth full frequency response characterized by a low-frequency response. It is combined with the mid-frequency resolution and clear vocal articulation of a conventional 12-inch driver with transparent HF response and peak handling characteristics. The use of a single driver enables the design of an enclosure with a reduced form factor that is relative to the X14FD’s power and frequency range.
The X14FD can be hung, flown, stacked or pole-mounted in FoH, front and side-fill PA applications. It can also be used in floor-standing applications on its horizontal axis, deployed as a stage monitor. Portability and handling are easy with top and bottom flush carry handles. Integrated rigging points and pole mount socket facilitate easy rigging or stacking of the cabinet with its “tour-proof” construction of reinforced Baltic plywood, weather-resistant polyurethane coating and integrated protective rubber profiles.
The X14FD is the optimal stage monitor for the X212AFD line array, both in horizontal floor monitor and vertical side-stage or drum monitor applications. As a highly portable FoH system, it can be matched with the Xcellence series sub-base systems.
Onboard power and control from the Active+ electronics includes 1500 W Class D bi-amplification and industry-leading DSP system management with LCD color touch-screen operation and monitoring. Active+ provides a suite of tools to setup and tune the loudspeaker system. Features include high-order FIR filtering for fully phase-coherent PEQ adjustment, absolute phase alignment of common cabinet couplings, independent dual limiting (RMS thermal and peak) on each power channel, high-order crossovers, delays of up to 300ms/100m and EcoMode power settings.
System presets are included. Additional parameter adjustments are storable in PIN protected user-settings. Dante audio networking and full Ethernet remote control via the DSP Studio 3 software are available through dual Ethernet ports. Wi-Fi remote control is possible with the CWK-D Wireless Communication Kit.