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EM Acoustics enhances EMS Series and adds 10-inch model

The new additions will be unveiled at PLASA 2019

The EMS-101X

EM Acoustics has adapted its EMS Series aesthetically and design-wise and added a 10-inch model, the EMS-101X.

The new additions will be unveiled at PLASA 2019.

According to EM Acoustics, the EMS Series is the company’s best-selling loudspeaker range, featuring their signature passive crossovers in a dynamic enclosure design. The EMS Series point-source loudspeakers are deployed in a variety of theatres and entertainment venues both in the UK and worldwide, and the series plays a significant role in the rental market.

The new EMS-101X incorporates a brand new low-frequency driver, designed in large part by EM Acoustics’ director of R&D, Ed Kinsella.

Operations director, Mike Wheeler, commented: “Ed didn’t want to build anything around any of the 10-inch drivers previously available. He simply felt that existing units would not deliver the outstanding results that we were pursuing. So, true to form, he designed one himself. As a result, we’ve got exactly what we and our customers were seeking; a great-sounding 10-inch full-range passive box that sits perfectly between our eight-inch and 12-inch offering, both in physical size and output.”

Two other new products at the larger end of the range are the EMS-156 and the EMS-159, formerly the MSE-156 and MSE-159, both of which have benefitted from the same physical updates as the rest of the range.

In terms of design, the introduction of a newly developed three-step polyurethane paint finish offers a more modern look, as well as being durable and weather-resistant. For prolonged outdoor use, outdoor versions can also be supplied with stainless steel grilles and weather-resistant connectors. Other enhancements include a new grille design and painless access to the rigging points.

“The EMS Series owes its popularity to two main factors,” said Wheeler. “Firstly, exceptional sound quality, which stems from our signature passive crossovers and Ed’s truly unique design; and secondly, the sheer versatility of the range. The new additions have increased that flexibility; the range comprises two-way passive loudspeakers from four” to 15” and we now have a loudspeaker, or combination of loudspeakers, for just about every possible scenario within the EMS Series. That includes everything from foreground, background and nearfill applications to under-balcony, delay and effects, to zoned, distributed systems and main PA applications. The list is endless. I’m proud to be unveiling the new look at PLASA along with the latest additions that will continue to ensure its industry-favourite status for many years to come.”

For further information and/or a demo you can visit or PLASA 2019, stand U61.