C1648P-153 16 Channel PA with 3-Way Speaker System


List:$2,349.00 $1,689.00


Package Includes:
- one C1648P 16-channel powered mixer
- two LS153 speakers
- two C50S cables
- two M68 mics & cables


The unveiling of the new C1648P Concert Series Powered 16-Channel Console demonstrates Carvin's commitment to professional live sound. The C1648P includes more channel sends and additional EQ capabilities than our previous Concert Series boards, with a total of 8 channel sends: 6 monitors and 2 effects. The 4-band channel EQ features dual sweep parametrics with LO MIDS and HI MIDS giving you greater control of your sound. The four main buses (groups) feature their own compressor/limiter with a Link switch for tracking two compressors together, which a big plus for controlling drums, choir, etc. The Concert Series is designed for installations such as churches and performance venues, or for touring sound systems. Careful attention has been given to the features, sound reproduction and mechanical construction, making Carvin's new Concert Series mixers the ideal choice for most live sound applications. Professional features, unsurpassed sound, rugged construction and a price that can't be beat make the C1648P the ideal choice for your live setup, and best of all, it's made in the USA. 

Simplicity In Operation 
Ease of operation is incredibly important. The C Series consoles are designed with the operator in mind. Everything is logically arranged. Simply plug-in the channels, adjust the monitor levels and bring up the main L/R faders and you're up and running. If you need EQ (tone changes), simply dial in the sound you want. The C Series is designed on a small-scale platform making it easy to transport. No other console offers more channels per linear inch. 

Power To Spare 
The C1648P has a lightweight internal power amp, based on Carvin's DCM2004L. This 2000W amp produces plenty of power, yet only adds 8 pounds to the total weight of the console. Protection circuits including Soft Start, Short Circuit, No Load, SpeakerGuard&trade:, Thermal Shut-Off, and Amp Peak Limiters protect your speakers, while protect and clip indicators warn you of any possible issues. The 4 powers amps produce 2000W (500W X 4) at 4 ohms, and 1200W (300W X 4) at 8 ohms. 

USB Recording 
USB connectivity allows for ease of recording using a single cable to record your L/R stereo mix direct to your computer. The digital interface gives you the highest quality audio output for recording. You can send audio from your computer into the console via USB. Set-up playlists on your computer for hours of automated playback through your sound system. 

Onboard Wireless Capability 
The exclusive optional UX600 built-in wireless systems allow the C1648P to have up to 2 wireless units, whether it be mic or belt-pack systems. The advantage of adding these options now or later is that the operator eliminates cable clutter and simplifies setup. The wireless units are automatically routed to channel 1 & 2 on the console plus the internal power supply. Each system is connected with a simple plug-in connector and screwed in for solid reliable performance. 

Quality Control 
Our Quality Control Department personally inspects every mixing console. After the physical inspection, the most critical and most important part of QC testing is running every channel, master section and connector through Audio Precision™ computers to verify every function. This means everything meets 100% of its specifications. This is great assurance that every EQ section, every output delivers the highest voltages with the lowest possible THD.

The engineering and design is what you'd expect from Carvin's high-end manufacturing. Ultra low-noise, high slew rate IC's for exceptional sound. Sealed controls and switches guard against the elements while the "SMT" Surface Mount Technology construction ensures the integrity of each component. The rugged chassis incorporates the integral SwitchMode™ 90V-260V 50-60 Hz power supply. The C1648P is made in the USA at our San Diego, CA facility. 

C1648P Rear

C1648P With Optional RW1648P Case   

LS153 3-way 15-inch Main / Monitor
Powerful 800W program design with clear mids. Ideal 3-way monitor design with big bottom. Great all in one compact go to box when you need it.
American designed and built quality
The LS high-end loudspeakers are American made in San Diego, CA. Each enclosure is designed, tuned, and tested using computer software for optimum system performance. Multi-ply Hardwood offers the strength for professional service. Professional Mylar crossover capacitors, high current coils and Speaker Guard high frequency driver protection are just part of the top quality design.
Full range main and monitor
The LS153 is a full range sound reinforcement multi purpose main and monitor. The 15-inch woofer, 6.5-inch mid range and 1-inch exit horn driver provide solid mid range clairity strong low end and crystal clear vocal reproduction and plenty of low-end to handle most main and monitoring needs. The 30 degree tilt is idea for near field monitoring, getting up close to the monitor. Also in the monitor position the horn is 90 degrees vertical for better front to back of the stage listening. The unique 3-way monitor cut provide both strong bass and drums playback with excellent vocals. Effective for both permanent and portable applications and covered in black DuraTuff™

  • medium club Mains
  • House of Worship mains
  • Club monitors
  • Band mains and monitors
  • Bass player drum and vocal monitor
  • Pole mounted over an LS1801 or LS1801A for extended low frequency
  • DJ systems

  • Rugged and light weight poplar cabinet ready for a beating on the road
  • Black steel grill
  • High SPL performance crossover
  • 2 metal handles with round bar grip
  • 30 degree monitor cut for tight monitoring
  • Jack plates feature two twist lock and two 1/4-inch phone jacks wired in parallel
  • Built in San Diego, CA.


C1648P Specs: 

- 6 monitor sends, 2 effects sends 
- 4 band channel EQ with dual mid-sweep parametrics
- Two 5V USB power ports 
- 4 bus compressor with link switches
Power: 2000w (500w X 4 @ 4 ohms); 1200w (300w X 4 @ 8 ohms) 
Output Mode: 95% Efficeint Class D 
Protection Circuits: Soft Start, Short Circuit, No Load, SpeakerGuard™, Thermal Shut-Off, Protect and Clip Indicators, Amp Peak Limiters
Freq. response: 20-20k Hz ±1 dB 
THD distortion: .01% 20-20k Hz 
E I N: -117 dBm 
S/N Ratio: 90 dB 
Dynamic Range: 104 dB 
Mic Gain: 52 dB 
Line Gain: 30 dB 
Total Gain: 72 dB (balanced) 
Max Output: +28 dBm 
Power Req.: 120VAC  60Hz
Dimensions: 22.2" wide X 16.3" deep X 5.75" high (56.3cm wide X 41.5cm deep X 14.6cm high) 
Weight: 25.1 lbs (11.4kg) 
Made in San Diego, California

LS2153 Specs:

System Type:   15-inch, 6.5-inch, 3-Way, bass-reflex
Frequency Response:   53 Hz - 20 kHz (-10DB)
68 Hz - 18 kHz (-3 dB)
Coverage Pattern:   90H x 60V main, 60H x 90V in monitor position
Crossover:   3-Way with Speaker Guard™ HF
Crossover Frequency:   600Hz and 2.5 kHz
Power:   Full Range 400w continuous /800w program /1600w peak
Recommended Amplifier Power:   450 - 900w
Sensitivity (1w @ 1m):   98dB
Maximum SPL:   130dB
LF Driver:   15-inch woofer
MF Driver:   6.5-inch woofer
HF Driver:   1-inch exit titanium
Nominal Impedance   8 ohms
Enclosure:   15mm Multi-Ply Hardwood
Suspension/Mounting:   pole mount
Finish:   Black DuraTuff™
Transport:   2 Recessed Handle
Grill:   Black Powder-Coated Steel
Connectors:   Two twist lock connectors and Two ¼ TS phone jacks
Dimensions:   674mm (26.5") high, 445mm (17.5") wide, 394mm (15.5") deep
Net Weight:   18.6 kg (40.8 lbs)


Mellissa - 


I've been using a Carvin C1648P running sound for bar bands for a few years now. This little board is great. It's got enough power for mains (running powered Subs) in every club I've taken it. The effects work fine, the compressors on busses 1-4 really help smooth out spikey singers. It's great having more than enough monitor channels as well. Great board, great reliability, great sound, and small enough that it is easy to move and fits OK even in small rooms where there's not much space. 

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