CPD 1 complements the KS AUDIO CPD-Series of DSP controlled active self-powered systems with the unique directivity of HDSP technology, resulting in the highest sound pressure level even in the lower frequency range while simultaneously having the lightest weight possible. The DSP-Controller operates with KS Audio FIR-Filter technology for true impulse-correct reproduction of audio. There are two integrated amplifiers – 400W for the 10”-low-mid speaker and 40W for the 1” HF-driver with a peak performance of 800W!
The unique sound dispersion design of the HDSP HF horn and its electronic blending with the low-mid speaker is unique. The HDSP design results in multiple integrated dispersion angles that widen downwards towards the near field of the speaker while maintaining tight pattern control and long throw capability. The vertical bending of the HF wave front continues through the cut-off frequency as well as the crossover frequency, without any variance in the frequency response.
This means that with a standard two-speaker setup, the audience in close proximity to the speakers will enjoy the same audio quality and definition as those further away.
The electronics are comprised of a switch mode power supply with Power-factor-Correction, a “cold” PWM amplifier for LF performance, and an analog bipolar amplifier with the best audio characteristics for HF compression Driver.
Both the 10”-low-mid speaker and the 1” compression driver have strong but light Neodymium-Magnets. The 1” compression driver has a 3” ring membrane made of Mylar that has a distinctly reduced distortion factor when compared to a Titanium membrane.
With CPD 1, KS AUDIO has responded to the demanding needs of the professional user with a modular self-powered loudspeaker producing the highest audio quality in a compact size. There are many applications in which the CPD 1 can be used: Theatre, Live-stage Music, in large rooms or tents, as a delay system for long throw, or as a compact top used with any KS AUDIO subwoofer. We recommend the CPD B2 or the CPD W1 Sub.
The speaker cabinet construction is, like any KS AUDIO system, built from birch plywood with an extremely durable PU-coating. All RAL colors available. Another special feature is the modular rigging option. Allowing the installation of different fly-ware and connectors, which are safely interlocked by quick release pins. There is a pole mount in the bottom of the cabinet and a protective steel grill on the front, with or without acoustic foam, are further features of this premium product.
The rear mounted 2-way DSP-controller / amplifier operates very efficiently without the need of a cooling fan. The FIR crossover and filter are specially matched to the drivers, with corresponding compressors and limiters to ensure safe operation. The electronically balanced inputs are XLR F+M connectors. In addition to the power switch, the control panel also has a selectable digital volume / delay control to individually adjust for each venue and offers a digital delay reaching up to 40 m for decentralized PA systems.
The power supply on the CPD 1 operates on AC 117V-230V with soft-start using PowerCon in/out.