Council Bluffs, IA – February 2014… Grund Audio Design, a pioneering manufacturer of loudspeaker and signal processing products for the audio professional, is pleased to announce the new GQ Series loudspeakers. Encompassing five new models manufactured using MDF enclosures that are internally braced to ensure cabinet rigidity, the GQ Series loudspeakers are available in passive or active designs and are ideal for use by performing musicians and DJs as well as being an outstanding choice for event production, corporate AV, and education.
The new GQ Series loudspeakers consist of the GQ-10, GQ-12. GQ-15, GQ-153, and GQ-18S. The GQ-10, GQ-12, and GQ-15 are 2-way designs that employ a 1-inch high frequency compression driver with rotatable horns mated to their respective low frequency transducer. The GQ-153 is a 3-way design encompassing a 1-inch high frequency compression driver with rotatable horn, an 8–inch mid driver, and a 15-inch low frequency transducer. The GQ-18S is a sub bass system featuring an 18-inch low frequency transducer in a bass reflex enclosure.
The Grund Audio Design GQ Series loudspeakers are very versatile and make a great choice for a wide range of sound reinforcement applications. The GQ-10 and GQ-12 are not only excellent PA-type enclosures; they can also be positioned on the side for use as floor monitors. The GQ-10, GQ-12, and GQ-15 all have pole cups so that they may easily be mated with the pole cup-equipped GQ-18S subwoofer—effectively creating a full range “speaker on a stick” setup for projects that require rich full range performance.
All Grund Audio Design GQ Series loudspeakers are finished with a durable, black polyurethane coat as frequently found in spray-on truck bed liners. This protective finish is resistant to scrapes and, equally important, helps protect the inner components by keeping moisture and dirt at bay. The protective finish also maintains its appearance for years.
For the self-powered (active) GQ Series models, power ranges from 200-800 watts. The versatile multichannel inputs found on these amplifiers include an XLR balanced microphone input, a ¼-inch line input, and RCA inputs for use with CD players and similar equipment. Equally notable, any two sources can be mixed internally. With their durable, built-in power amplifiers, the GQ Series active loudspeaker enclosures make a great sounding, versatile PA system that transports easily and simplifies system cabling.
Frank Grund, President of Grund Audio Design, commented on the company’s new GQ Series loudspeakers. “Our new GQ Series loudspeakers are extremely versatile, great sounding enclosures that are ideal for everything from mobile DJs and performing musicians through corporate AV and education. The ability to pole mount the GQ-10, GQ-12, or GQ-15 on top of the GQ-18S subwoofer creates an easy to transport, full range sound reinforcement system that delivers a high level of speech intelligibility and clear, natural sounding music reproduction. The powered models have versatile mixing capability that makes them a terrific choice for schools, corporate AV, and education usage. And with their rugged, polyurethane finish, these loudspeakers can easily withstand the bumps and scrapes that loudspeakers typically encounter while retaining their like new appearance. I’m confident these loudspeakers are well-suited to a wide range of general sound reinforcement applications.”
The passive Grund Audio Design GQ Series loudspeakers are expected to be available Q1 2014. The Active GQ Series loudspeakers will follow later. MSRP pricing has not yet been determined.
About Grund Audio Design
A division of Grundorf Corporation, Grund Audio Design has been producing and wholesaling engineered sound reinforcement products since 1984. Customers include touring sound companies, music stores and fixed installations such as churches and theaters. The company also serves as a turnkey OEM producer for a number of significant audio manufacturers. Its parent company, Grundorf Corporation, is an internationally recognized producer of customized, high-durability touring/mobile cases, racks, and accessories. For additional information, visit the company online at www.grundaudio.com.
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