The Clair Brothers 1AM is the next generation single12” stage monitor / multipurpose loudspeaker. Theengineering behind the 1AM combines the Clairtradition of great stage monitors with the successfulClair coaxial horn technology developed over thepast 5 years. The result is a highly capable andcompact speaker with excellent coherence betweencomponents that is simultaneously in-your-face andsmooth and hi-fi sounding. The 1AM is not only astage monitor, but also very capable of portable andinstalled PA functions based on its integral mountingpoints and pole mount. A family of optional mountingaccessories is available to facilitate permanentinstallation configurations.
1AM Transducer Components:
The highfrequency compression driver features a 1.5” throatdiameter (3” voice coil diameter), a pure titaniumdiaphragm, and a neodymium magnet assembly.The driver is joined to a 40° horizontal by 60° verticalrotatable horn. A 12” cone transducer providesmidbassand low frequency reproduction.
Dual rear mounted connectorsallow the use of multiple cabinets from a singleamplifier. Additionally, there are three slightly morehidden connectors. Two are positioned within the leftand right side handles, and the other is on the bottom.When used for drum fills or in pole-mount positionsthese additional connectors prove to be extremelyuseful for clean cable management.
The 1AM is also available as a ‘self-powered’ versioncalled the 1AM+. The 1AM+ features an extremelylightweight and powerful OEM amplifier modulemade exclusively for Clair Brothers by Powersoft.The base configuration of the 1AM+ features asimilar DSP to the successful kiTSeries with 32-bitfloating point processing with crossover slopes upto 48dB/oct and FIR filtering. The 1AM+ input panelfeatures PowerCon (In/thru) connectors and a pair ofXLRs (In/thru). The 1AM is voltage agile with a PFCcorrected PSU that accepts 85-240VAC 50/60Hz.
1AM/1AM+ Preset Modes:
The 1AM presents interesting preset configurations
for both Lake processing and native to the 1AM+
built-in DSP. The preset modes include:
(1) 1AM Stage Monitor Mode
(2) 12AM Emulation Mode
(3) 1AM Full Range PA Mode
(4) 1AM 100Hz HPF Mode (for use with
Low profile styling and ergonomic side handles
along with an extended front handle provides great
aesthetic appeal and portability. The speaker grille is
constructed of high grade 14 gauge perforated steel
and is specially treated to create a durable exterior
Architect and Engineer Specifications
The loudspeaker shall be a two-way active/passive selectable system featuring a total of two drivers. The low frequency module contains one12 in. driver capable of handling 350 watts of pink noise with a 6 dB crest factor for 8 hours (as per EIA RS-426-A standard). The high frequencymodel contains a 1.5 in. exit, 3 in. voice coil diameter compression driver joined to a 40° horizontal by 60° vertical rotatable horn. The 3 in.driver is capable of handling 80 watts (1 kHz to 10 kHz) of pink noise with a 6 dB crest factor for two hours (as per AES-1984 and ANSI S4.26-1984 standards). The signal processing is Clair Brothers proprietary data. The enclosure shall be constructed of premium grade Baltic birch andcovered with a durable black polyurea finish. The dimensions shall be 14.82 in high, 20.32 in wide, and 22.0 in deep. The system weight shallbe 56 lbs (25.4kg). The loudspeaker shall be the Clair Brothers 1AM.
|Loudspeaker Type||Two-Way Coaxial Stage Monitor / Point Source|
|Frequency Response||60Hz–18kHz (+/- 2dB) | 50Hz–20kHz (-10dB)|
|Recommended Power Amplifier||1200–1400W Peak @ 8 Ohms|
|Sensitivity (1 Watt @ 1 Meter)||LF 99 dB SPL / HF 107 dB SPL|
|Maximum Output||Peak 135 dB SPL|
|Drivers||LF (1) 12 in (304.8mm) / HF (1) 3 in (76.2mm)|
|Nominal Impedance||LF 8 Ohms / HF 16 Ohms|
|Power Handling||LF 350W Cont. | 1400W Peak / HF 80W Cont. | 160W Peak|
|Dispersion||40° H x 60° V (Rotatable)|
|Input Connections||Standard NL4 SpeakON *Optional EP-4 Connectors (1 Male, 4 Female)|
|Enclosure||Shell /Baltic Birch Premium Grade ,Finish /Black Polyurea|
|Grille||Perforated Steel, Foam Backed|
|Dimensions||Height including feet 14.82 in (376.3mm) | 14.61in (371.1mm) no feet
Width including feet 20.32 in (516.2mm) | 20.08in (510.0mm) no feet
Depth 22.0 in (558.4mm)
|Weight||56 lbs (25.4kg)|
|Shipping Weight||71 lbs (32.2kg)|