As we slowly expand our searchlight over the wider world of DJ technology, we figured it would be a good time to check out some PAs. And our friends at Gibson have a nice addition to their P series of portable loudspeakers. The P1000X is the baby of the P-Series range, and compliments the larger P1500X and P1800SX bass bin.
FRANKFURT, 12 MARCH, 2014 — Cerwin-Vega!, part of Gibson Brands Inc., is pleased to unveil its new P1000X 10-inch Powered Loudspeaker, the latest addition to its critically-acclaimed P-Series Line, at Musikmesse/Prolight + Sound 2014 (Hall 5.1, Stand A82). A more compact version of the original P1500X Loudspeaker, the P1000X is suited for a variety of sound reinforcement applications, from live concerts to public speaking. The company is also featuring the newest additions to its popular XD Powered Desktop Speaker Series, which comprises the XD4 and XD5 Speakersand accompanying XD8s Subwoofer.
Featuring many of the same controls as its predecessor, the P1000X Powered Loudspeaker is a two-way, bi-amped, full-range bass-reflex speaker that employs a 10-inch woofer and high-frequency compression driver. Powered by a custom 1000W Class-D amp, the P1000X has a proprietary hemi-conical horn that provides enhanced sound clarity over an even and wide coverage area. A built-in mixer with multiple channels and I/O connections allows for simple and fast setup, while enhanced EQ, VEGA BASS boost and high-pass filter controls enable exact tuning and exceptional performance for any event.
The P1000X is a versatile product that can be used as a single speaker for a small venue, set in pairs for a larger venue needing more coverage and SPL, or side mounted as a floor monitor. Its lightweight, robust polymer enclosure includes a a self-tightening pole cup, as well as comfortable ergonomic handles. These features provide users with versatility, comfort and ease of setup. Built-in rigging points and a remote volume port make the P1000X ideal for suspended installation.
The P1000x is a very tidy loudspeaker, suitable for DJs, musicians and general PA work. It can sit on a stand, on the floor or hang from trusses. Soundwise, it has 3 different channels with daisy chaining, plus a handful of options for tweaking sound on the speaker itself, including remote volume control and LED clipping indicators.
Having just dipped my toe into the big wide world of PAs, I’m a long way from an expert in such things. I have however just setup some Alto Truesonics in the Worxlab, and one thing that did strike me was the locking cup on the base of the P1000s. Having plonked speakers onto stands and tightening with a single knob, this feels like a more secure solution, and one that should stop speakers being turned easily. What I do like about this setup is that you get a 7.5° downward angle to play with.
Anyway, I’m not really in a position to offer anything else meaningful as our time was limited and the P1000X wasn’t connected. No price as yet, but I’m guessing $599/649. Here’s hoping that we can get them in and be able to offer more words in the future.