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Choosing the Right AN-Series Speaker

Posted on Feb 26, 2014 by


COMPACT SPEAKER SERIES

The “Compact Speaker Series” which includes the AN-1000X+, the AN-130+, and the AN-135+ are each AC powered, 2-way speakers with a 4.5” woofer, 10mm dome tweeter, and extended bass response port. The result is a rich, full-frequency sound in a “compact” enclosure in either black or white.         

Now, the models:

 AN-1000XU1+ , Anchor Audio , Portable Audio

The AN-1000X+ (Studio Speaker) is the product of choice for broadcast and the audio professional market.

 Common Applications include:  A/V racks, studio monitors, tradeshow booths, and military intelligence room monitoring.

 The AN-1000X+ Features:

  • Balanced 3-pin XLR input which can be configured for mic or line input with or without phantom power
  • 50 watt amplifier is designed for crowds of 250, (or more with the companion speaker)
  • Bass and Treble controls,
  • Optional wireless microphone
  • Optional companion speaker
  • Optional mounting brackets

 

AN-130U1BK+ , Anchor Audio , Portable Audio

The AN-130+ (Presentation Speaker) is designed for presentations because it accepts wired and wireless microphones and line inputs for projectors and computers.

Common Applications for this model include: classrooms, board rooms, hotel conference rooms, and presenters on-the-go.

The AN-130+ Features:

  • Inputs for both line level signals as well as microphone level
  • 30 watt amplifier is designed for crowds of 150
  • Bass and treble controls
  • Optional wireless microphone
  • Optional remote control for volume and mute functions
  • Optional mounting brackets
  • Optional speaker stand which uses the built-in stand mount

AN-135BK+ , Anchor Audio , Portable Audio

The AN-135+ (Projector Speaker) is our most basic model designed to provide amplification for projectors and computers through a line input.

Common Applications for this model include: classroom installations next to screens and mobile applications when placed on A/V carts with a projector or computer.

The AN-135+ Features:

  • Two line-in jacks (1/4” and 3.5mm)
  • 30 watt amplifier
  • Built-in bracket mount

 

 

MINI SPEAKER SERIES

The “Mini Speaker Series” which includes the MiniVox Lite, the AN-MINI and the AN-30 is our most cost effective system for presentations and A/V support.

 MiniVox-Lite BP , Anchor Audio , Portable Audio

The MiniVox Lite (Personal Amplification Speaker) is a battery-powered, mobile speaker which is housed in a comfortable, wearable canvas enclosure for people on-the-go.

Common Applications: cheer squads, college tours, live auctions, and emergency crowd management.

The MiniVox-Lite Features:

  • A functional carrying case with a mesh front grill and zippered back for easy access to controls and inputs
  • Full range 4.5” speaker for highly intelligible, natural sounding speech
  • Lightweight at 2.5 pounds
  • 30 watt amplifier which is designed for groups of 100 people
  • Line and microphone inputs
  • AC/DC powered with rechargeable batteries
  • Optional wireless microphone

 

AN-MINI , Anchor Audio , Portable Audio

The AN-MINI (Presentation Speaker) is designed for presentations with support for wired and wireless microphones and line inputs for projectors and computers. The AN-Mini has the same functionality as the AN-130+ in a smaller enclosure, with a single 4.5” speaker at a lower cost.

Common Applications: classrooms, board rooms, hotel conference rooms, presenters on-the-go.

The AN-MINI Features:

  • Full range 4.5” speaker for highly intelligible, natural sounding speech
  • Lightweight at 2.5 pounds
  • 30 watt amplifier which is designed for groups of 100 people
  • Line and microphone inputs
  • AC/DC powered with rechargeable batteries
  • Optional wireless microphone
  • Optional speaker stand which uses the built-in stand mount

 

AN-30 , Anchor Audio , Portable Audio

The AN-30 (Projector Speaker) is designed to provide amplification for projectors and computer through a line input. The AN-Mini has the same functionality as the AN-135+ in a smaller enclosure, with a single 4.5” speaker at a lower cost.

Common Applications for this product: classroom installations next to screens, and placed on A/V Carts with a projector or computer.

The AN-30 Features:

  • Two line-in jacks (1/4” and 3.5mm)
  • 30 watt amplifier
  • Built-in bracket mount
  • AC power for installations

 

Conclusion

Both the Compact Series and the Mini Series deliver the clear, intelligible sound that you expect from an Anchor Audio speaker.  We hope this article has helped you to understand the differences among the products.  Answering a few key questions will guide your decision, such as:

  • Crowd size
  • AC or battery powered
  • Mobile application or installation
  • Need for a microphone or just line level source material
  • Cost

 



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