Legacy Series - U215

Dual 15-inch / 3 Way - 1800 watts

Engineered for the serious pro audio user, the U215 is among the most advanced, most versatile and most efficient high-powered portable P.A. boxes available on the market today. The U215 is a radical loudspeaker cabinet design utilizing the patented Unity™ Summation Aperture Horn Technology invented by loudspeaker designer Tom Danley.

Features

  • Unique 60° x 60° Unity™ horn assembly combines mid and high frequency drivers on conical horn.
  • All four component drivers mounted in a Unity™ horn are mechanically time-aligned to measure and act like a single point source.
  • No self-interference between individual loudspeaker components.
  • Biamp mode switch
  • Ten rigging points allow for all possible mounting and flying configurations.
  • 15mm 11-ply birch cabinet construction.
  • Two-year unconditional warranty
  • U215 - Black Ozite (Carpet) Finish
  • U215B - Black Ultrathane (Painted) Finish
  • U215 Processor Settings
  • Made in Canada

Overview

The U215 provides remarkably even high/mid frequency distribution from its 60° x 60° horn assembly. The combination of that conical, constant directivity horn, dual 15-inch high powered woofers and our unending attention to details, right down to the ideal trapezoidal cabinet design, has yielded an extremely versatile speaker. The U215's Unity™ horn combines a single 1-inch-throat (1.75" diaphragm) compression driver with three 5-inch ceramic magnet midrange drivers firing through time-aligned slots in the horn-wall. This seamlessly blends the mid and high frequencies while providing exceptional power capacity and clarity from 300Hz to 20kHz.

The U215 comes with a high-definition passive crossover featuring our exclusive PTC™ non-interruptive horn protection. However it can be easily bi-amplified thanks to a switch on the rear jackplate, and with the optional UP215 Unity™ processor, designed specifically to optimize the sonic characteristics of the U215. The UP215 has been developed to ensure trouble free, "plug-and-play" operation whether the U215 is being run in passive or active bi-amped mode. It further offers a subwoofer output.

The ultra efficient U215's trapezoidal enclosure provides a compact footprint that easily finds its home as a FOH speaker when deployed vertically on stage or on scaffold staging, either singly or in tight-packed arrays. Alternately, with its built-in flypoints, the U215 can be flown vertically or horizontally in touring or fixed systems. Other possible applications include side fill, front or down fill or virtually any situation where a professional quality sound reinforcement enclosure is required. In fact, the U215's unparalleled sonic clarity and smooth frequency response also make it ideal for music playback. With pre-recorded music the U215 has the hi-fidelity to put it on par with some of the best studio reference monitors. But unlike traditional studio monitors, the U215 is capable if putting out very high sound pressure levels without audible distortion.

The MTM (Mid-Top-Mid) cabinet design was chosen as the perfect vessel for the U215 drivers. An MTM design is ideal as it makes the most efficient use out of the Unity™ conical horn. This allows for better imaging and balanced summation between horn and subwoofers. The trapezoidal footprint is identical to the U15 allowing them to be mated together in a variety of ways where an unconventional cabinet array is required. It accomplishes this while still maintaining the ideal array angle to best couple multiple cabinets.

We employed extensive Research and Development using the latest in Acoustical Measurement and Modeling software to ensure that all of the Unity™ Series cabinets function equally on their own or in tight pack cluster arrays. Flying is possible with the addition of an optional ATM™ Flyware bumper system, allowing tight-pack horizontal arrays of up to 3 cabinets at the optimum splay to maximize the Unity™ horn's dispersion pattern while minimizing phase-induced lobing.

Specifications

System Type Three-Way
Active or Passive Passive
Program Power (Watts) 1800 Watts (3600 Watt Peak)
Biampable Yes
Nominal Impedance (Ohms) 4
Sensitivity (dB @1Watt/1m) 98
Max SPL (dB) 134dB Peak (130 Continuous)
Frequency Response (Hz +/- 3dB) 45 - 20k
Crossover Frequency (Hz) 300 / 1250
Driver Configuration 2x15-inch / 3x5-inch / 1.75-inch
HF Driver(s) 1.75 inch polyester
HF Impedance (Ohms) 8
HF Horn Conical Unity™ horn (1 inch throat)
HF Dispersion (°H x °V) 60 x 60
HF Protection PTC™
MF Driver(s) 3 x 5 inch ceramic 1 inch voicecoil
MF Horn Conical Unity™ horn
MF Dispersion (°H x °V) 60 x 60
LF Driver(s) 2x15-inch w/ 3-inch voicecoil
LF Impedance (Ohms) 4
Inputs - 1/4" Jacks 2
Inputs - Speakon 4-pin 2
Bar Handles 2 Side
Flying Hardware 3/8inch x 9 (all corners 1 pullback)
Enclosure Materials 15mm 11-ply Birch
Grille Perforated Metal
Covering / Finish Black Ozite (Carpet)
Optional Covering / Finishes Black Ultrathane Paint (U215B)
Dimensions (DWH xbackW, inches) 16.25 x 19.25 x 50 x 9.5
Dimensions (DWH xbackW, cm) 42 x 49 x 127 x 24
Weight (lbs/kg) 113.8 / 51.6

Specifications subject to change without notice