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Yorkville U215
Yorkville U215
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Yorkville U215 Unity Series Full Range Loudspeaker

Yorkville U215 Unity Series Full Range Loudspeaker

Yorkville U215 Details
Engineered for the serious pro audio user, the U215 is among the most advanced, most versatile and most efficient high-powered portable P.A. box available in the market today. The U215 is a radical loudspeaker cabinet design utilizing the patented Unity" Summation Aperture Horn Technology, which was invented by loudspeaker designer Tom Danley and licensed from Sound Physics Labs Inc. The U215 provides remarkably even high / mid frequency distribution from the 60º x 60º horn assembly. The combination of the conical, constant directivity horn, two 15" new technology Neodymium woofers and our unending attention to details, right down to the ideal trapezoidal shaped cabinet has yielded an extremely versatile product. The U215's Unity" horn combines a single 1 inch throat (1.75" diaphragm) compression driver with three 5-inch ceramic magnet midrange drivers on a single highly efficient conical horn. This combines high and mid frequencies driver components in a single 60º x 60º conical horn that produces frequencies from 300Hz to 20kHz. Added to all this is a pair of new technology, ultra lightweight Neodymium 15? woofers to complete the package.
The ultra efficient U215 is a trapezoidal shaped, 1600 watt cabinet with a carefully chosen crossover point to seamlessly match the directivity characteristics of the conical horn to the neodymium woofer. With such a compact footprint and weight, the U215 easily finds its home as a FOH speaker, drum monitor, side fill, front or down fill or virtually any situation where a professional quality sound reinforcement system is required.

The U215 can be easily bi-amplified by way of a switch on the rear jackplate, or used with any élite series subwoofer for extended low frequency support. The UP215 Unity" processor, designed specifically to optimize the sonic characteristics of the U215 has also been developed to ensure trouble free, ??plug-and-play? full range or Bi-amp operation with or without a subwoofer.

The MTM (Mid-Top-Mid) cabinet design was chosen as the perfect vessel for the U215 drivers to be mounted in. An MTM design is ideal as it makes the most efficient use out of the Unity" conical horn. This allows for better imaging and balanced summation between horn and subwoofers. The trapezoidal footprint is identical to the U15 allowing them to be mated together in a variety of ways where an unconventional cabinet array is required. It accomplishes this while still maintaining the ideal array angle to best couple multiple cabinets. The lightweight neodymium drivers help to keep the U215 total weight under 100lbs, virtually unheard of for a 1600 watt 2x15" cabinet. Compare that to the 1500 watt E2152 at 167lbs and it is easily the lightest in its class.

Integrated flypoints means the U215 cabinet can be easily used in many applications, as part of an installed system, or as the center-point of a touring or club rig. The trapezoidal shape was designed with multi-box, tight pack arraying in mind. We put extensive Research and Development using the latest in Acoustical Measurement and Modeling software to ensure that all of the Unity" Series cabinets function equally on their own or in tight pack cluster arrays. Flying in the air is possible with the addition of an optional ATM" Flyware bumper system, allowing tight-pack horizontal arrays of up to 3 cabinets at the optimum splay to maximize the Unity" horn's dispersion pattern while minimizing phasing and lobing.

Yorkville U215 Features
  • Unique 60º x 60º Unity" horn assembly combines mid and high frequency drivers on conical horn.
  • All four component drivers mounted in a Unity" horn are mechanically time-aligned to measure and act like a single point source.
  • No self-interference between individual loudspeaker components.
  • Two 15-inch high power lightweight (10lbs/4.5kgs) Neodymium woofers with three-inch voicecoil.
  • Biamp mode switch
  • Ten rigging points allow for all possible mounting and flying configurations.
  • 15mm 11-ply birch cabinet construction.
  • Two-year unconditional warranty
  • U215 - Black Ozite (Carpet) Finish
  • U215B - Black Ultrathane (Painted) Finish
  • Unity" Series Overiew
Yorkville U215 Specifications
  • System Type Three-Way
  • Active or Passive Passive
  • Program Power (Watts) 1600 / 200
  • Biampable Yes
  • Nominal Impedance (Ohms) 4
  • Sensitivity (dB @1Watt/1m) 98
  • Max SPL (dB) 130
  • Frequency Response (Hz +/- 3db) 45 - 20k
  • Crossover Frequency (Hz) 300 / 1250
  • Driver Configuration 2x15 inch / 3x5 inch / 1.75 inch
  • HF Driver(s) 1.75 inch polyester
  • HF Horn Conical Unity" horn (1 inch throat)
  • HF Dispersion (°H x °V) 60 x 60
  • HF Protection PTC"
  • MF Driver(s) 3 x 5 inch ceramic 1 inch voicecoil
  • MF Impedance (Ohms) 4
  • MF Horn Conical Unity" horn
  • MF Dispersion (°H x °V) 60 x 60
  • LF Driver(s) 2x15 inch neodymium / 3 inch voicecoil
  • LF Program Power(Watts) 1600
  • LF Impedance(Ohms) 4
  • Inputs - 1/4" Jacks 2
  • Inputs - Speakon 4-pin 2
  • Flying Hardware 3/8inch x 10 (all corners 2 pullback)
  • Bar Handles 2 Side
  • Enclosure Materials 15mm 11-ply Birch
  • Grille Perforated Metal
  • Covering / Finish Black Ozite (Carpet)
  • Optional Covering / Finishes Black Ultrathane Paint (U215B)
  • Dimensions (DWH xbackW, inches) 16.25 x 19.25 x 50 x 9.5
  • Dimensions (DWH xbackW, cm) 42 x 49 x 127 x 24
  • Weight (lbs/kg) 95 / 41