- by George Petersen
in New Gear
Eminence Speaker LLC intros D-fend™ SA300, a fully programmable stand-alone unit designed to protect passive loudspeakers from excessive power conditions. A patent-pending technology, D-fend™ allows maximum driver performance while ensuring damage-free operation. D-fend eliminates worries about blown speakers, HF drivers or crossovers. Or even worse: fire caused by excessive heat, protecting both your system as well as your venue and audience
The user simply sets the thresholds and D-fend monitors and limits the amount of input power it passes through to the loudspeaker. It’s USB compatible, and can be programmed to your specifications from a desktop or laptop computer. Operating from a standard speaker-level signal, the D-fend SA300 requires no auxiliary power unless being used in low-power applications.
D-fend loudspeaker protection is ideal for system installers, PA gear rental companies, OEM manufacturers, and any end-users who own passive loudspeakers. “The D-fend SA300 is a truly unique and versatile product”, says Josh Martin, Technology Sales Manager at Eminence. “The on-board microprocessor allows you to customize attack, release, and threshold settings in order to maximize loudspeaker performance while keeping it safe; an achievement unseen within the audio industry. Whether you’re an installer or a rental company, you can have peace of mind someone isn’t accidentally destroying your investment and reputation.”
The D-fend™ SA300 is available to resellers through Eminence’s dealer and distributor network, and is also available direct to the consumer through www.D-fend.net. Or see it April 10 - 13 at the Adam Hall booth (Exhibit hall 8.0, stand C48) at Musikmesse/ProLight+Sound in Frankfurt.