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Carvin Audio C1648P-PM153 Complete PA System

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Package Includes:

- one C1648P 16-channel powered mixer
- two PM153 15" 3-way 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   

The PM153 is designed to stand alone as a full range sound reinforcement loudspeaker, to lay down for a full range monitor, or to couple with our LS1801 for a three way extended low-end system. Effective for both permanent and portable applications, it comes with 4 fly points, rubber footpads, and a 1-3/8-inch pole mount cup. 

The PM153 incorporates premium components housed in a rugged, water resistant polypropylene enclosure making this is the most advanced system on the market today. Designed for medium size venues, the audience will hear crystal clear sound. The enclosure is made of molded virgin polypropylene it won't chip or crack and can with stand our drop tested at 3M (12.5 ft). The front is covered by a heavy gauge steel powder coated grill. The crossover includes two of Neutrik's combo Speakon and 1/4" phone 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. 

Applications include:
- Club System
- House of Worship
- Band PA
- Satellite system 

Other features: 

- The huge 2.5 inch voice coil is conservatively rated to sustain 1900w peak.
- Rugged water resistant virgin polypropylene enclosure. Won't chip or crack. Drop tested at 9 feet.
- The wide dispersion, asymmetrical high frequency horn offers maximum coverage from the first to last row.
- Carvin's exclusive enclosure design facilitates 30 degrees up and 45 degrees down and 90 degree horizontal dispersion - making them ideal for mains or monitors.
- Equipped with pole cups and 4 fly points, the PM's are ideal for installations or on tour.
- The PM advantage is it's sonic qualities with its crystal clear highs and rock solid bass at high levels.

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

PM153 Specs:

System Type: 15-inch 3-Way, bass-reflex
Frequency Response: 50 Hz - 18 kHz (-10DB), 58 Hz - 17 kHz (-3 dB)
Coverage Pattern: 90H x 45V
Crossover: Speaker Guard™ HF protection
Crossover Frequency: 400Hz, 3.5 k Hz
Power: Continuous / Program / Peak, Full Range 400w /800w /1600
Recommended Amplifier Power: 400 - 1400w
Sensitivity (1w @ 1m): 96dB
Maximum SPL: 128dB 
LF Driver: 15-inch Heavy Duty Woofer
MF Driver: 6-inch Woofer
HF Driver: 1-inch exit 1.5-inch VC Titanium Driver
Nominal Impedance full range: 8 ohms
Enclosure: Virgin Polypropylene
Suspension/Mounting: 1-3/8-inch pole mount cup
4 Fly Points
Transport: 2 Handles
Grill: Black steel
Connectors: Two Neutrik Combo 1/4-inch / Speakon
Dimensions (H x W x D): 27.875 in x 17.875 in x 13.125 in
Weight (each): 41.2 lbs