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The LS high-end loudspeakers are American made in San Diego, CA. Each enclosure is designed, tuned, and ported using LEAP™ software and tested with LMS™ software for optimum system performance. Multi-ply Hardwood offers the strength for professional service. Professional Neutrik™ Speakon connectors, Mylar crossover capacitors and Speaker Guard HF driver protection are just part of the top quality design.
The LS1503 is designed to stand alone as a full range sound reinforcement loudspeaker and to couple with our LS1801 for a four way extended low-end system. Effective for both permanent and portable applications, it comes with handles, rubber footpads, and a 1-3/8-inch pole mount cup. Covered in black DuraTuff™.
- Club system
- Satellite system
- House of Worship
- Band PA
The LS1503 is our premier 3-way system that delivers studio quality sound to the audience. The added mid frequency 6-inch driver enhances the clarity and throw of the mid frequencies leaving the 15-inch woofer and 1-inch exit 1.5-inch diaphragm titanium HF driver to work in their optimum frequency ranges. The enclosure is constructed of CNC machined multi-ply Hardwood with heavy gauge steel powder coated font grills. The crossover includes 4 pin NL4 Speakon and 1/4" connectors mounted on FR4 double sided circuit boards for solid construction and durability. Carvin's exclusive Speaker Guard™ HF Driver protection uses a self resetting relay circuit to dim the HF driver 10 dB protecting the voice coil from excessive power. The benefits are the driver is not turned off losing all the high frequencies, the circuit resets as soon as the high frequency content is back to normal levels.
System Type: 15-inch 3-Way, bass-reflex
Frequency Response: 46 Hz - 20 kHz (-10DB); 52 Hz - 18 kHz (-3 dB)
Coverage Pattern: 90H x 60V
Crossover: 3-Way with Speaker Guard™ HF protection
Crossover Frequency: 500 Hz & 3.3 kHz
Power: Full Range 400w continuous /800w program /1600w peak
Recommended Amplifier Power: 450 - 900w
Sensitivity (1w @ 1m): 101dB
Maximum SPL: 130dB
LF Driver: 15-inch woofer
MF Driver: 6-inch woofer
HF Driver: 1-inch titanium
Nominal Impedance Full Range: 8 ohms
Bi-amp LF: 8 ohms 400w /800w /1600w
Bi-amp MF/HF: 8 ohms 200w /400w /800w
Enclosure: 18mm Multi-Ply Hardwood
Suspension/Mounting: 1-3/8-inch pole mount cup
Finish: Black DuraTuff™
Transport: 2 Recessed Handles
Grill: Black Powder-Coated Steel
Connectors: Two NL-4 Neutrik Speakons, Two1/4" phone jacks
Dimensions: 730mm (28.75") high, 480mm (18.75") wide, 380mm (15") deep
Net Weight: 26.4 kg (58 lbs)
Wayne Smith Milford, DE
"I bought a pair of LS1503s and couldn't be happier. They actually have a better overall sound than the "higher end" speakers I have used in the past. They even sound great without subs and are great for small to medium sized venues (indoors or outdoors)."
Josh Molchen Chico, CA
"I DJ Weddings and other special events in addition I have been doing live sound for over 10 years. I have tryed alot of equiptment in my time and nothing compairs the setup I have now. I currently run 2 LS1503's powered by a DCM3800L and 2 LS1801's powered by a second DCM3800L. I have a crossover set to 80hz and the sound is pure glory. It is soo clear and soo loud. The sound is simply amazing."
Glenn Sidener Sacramento, CA
"I've been using these speakers for FOH with a DCM2500 for 2 years now, trouble free, great perfomance everytime! We use these for outside venues and have plenty of sound to go around. We use stands for these speakers which is a two man job due to their weight, but that's expected from quality speakers!"