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HK Audio Legacy Systems that still ROCK!
Remember to be sure you're talking pure RMS (not just 'peak' or 'max' power like many others)

We like to fully endorse items we sell. We are proud to say that nearly all our live sound and DJ sound systems are HK Audio with backing from a few other brands. Not cheap, but very reliable. UK sourced, rated 240v. Many European items are 220v or 230v and will run hot - leading to problems. We supply HK Audio with a full 5year UK based warranty from new.

   

 AS A MAIN DEALER and HIRER, WE GET HK AUDIO 'OPEN BOX' / EX DEMO or 'USED ONCE' OFFERS
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There are many different combinations within the HK Audio range.
Here's some older examples that we have proudly employed - for bands and events.

Until recently we had a 12 yr old HK Audio Lucas 2000 system working perfectly & sounding great!
Digital Active 18" 1200watt Sub + 2 x 400w Passive satellite top speakers.
Copied by others many times, but never as good! (Sold on now, and still in regular use).

The Lucas (Lightweight Ultra Compact Active System) family has been in production for many years, culminating in the recent LUCAS NANO systems that wowed everyone by being ultra ultra compact, lightweight; yet very capable for small combos in pubs and venues around the world!

 

HK AUDIO DON'T SIMPLY ASSEMBLE,
HOPE FOR THE BEST
AND SEND OUT FOR SALE.

THEY BURN TEST ALL SYSTEMS FOR HOURS, CHECK THEY MEET SPEC BEFORE PACKING UP AND SENDING OUT WITH
A FIVE YEAR WARRANTY
 

   
 
   

 

 

These systems have been copied by many manufacturers. NONE as powerful or efficient as these!
So efficient that the 'r.m.s. rating' belies the power and clarity -  and the levels achieved by efficient air movement and frequency management. Remember: we're talking pure RMS (not 'peak' or 'max' power like many others)
- all active - just 'plug in and play'!

Download an Elias Specification pdf
ELIAS PX system offers substantially more power amplification than its predecessor. For these and other reasons, this added power makes it possible to enjoy tighter more manageable bass. The satellite unit is equipped with a 12" speaker and a 1" horn. These components are responsible for a much higher maximum sound pressure level, and they ensure that the vocals have no problem loudly and clearly reaching the final row of a larger hall.

Actively powered satellites for added flexibility. With the ELIAS PX system, not just the bass cabinets but also the satellites are equipped with a controller and power amplifier. Think of the advantages: when you play a gig in a pub or smaller bar, you can leave the bass cabinets in the rehearsal room, and flick a switch. The 400w rms satellites become the perfectly sized ultra-compact full range active PA.

REMEMBER - MANY COMPANIES JUST QUOTE A 'PEAK' WATTS RATING 
(ABOUT TWICE THE RMS) - SO ON THAT BASIS - THIS AMAZINGLY CLEAR SYSTEM PEAKS AT
OVER 3000 WATTS!

ALL NEW SYSTEMS SOLD
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With four powered 15" subwoofers and two powered 12"/1" mid-/high-range units pumping out a total of 2400 watts RMS, the new ESYS EPX certainly lives up to ELIAS rigs’ long tradition of delivering the goods. Public address doesn’t get any simpler than this – simply stack ‘em and enjoy big, bold sound.

ESYS EPX is a sound system engineered to delight every top 40-band. Easy to transport, it sets up and tears down in just a few minutes. And as far as mains power goes, a little goes a long way.

This rig delivers lots of power without overloading small venues’ power supplies. And courtesy of its very forgiving voicing, sound-checks have never been easier or more enjoyable.

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              SEE Control Panels (Reverse of Cabs)   -   Elias Top           Elias Sub

 

When we first used the HK Audio Dart Monitors our lives became easy.

That devo singer with tinnitus and 50% hearing was all of a sudden very happy!

These are now discontinued, but we have six of them in our current hire stock

More than a just monitor there is mic plus auxiliary input as well as line signal so it can be used as a mini pa and at 310w rms they're very capable. It is really quite difficult to get them to feed back!

No wonder they used to retail at £1000 each.

GB Music has both the above available to hire or buy - call to view, hear, hire and buy. We don't bite and we don't scam - we use these ourselves!

   

WE USE HK AUDIO OURSELVES - GO AND SEE SOME OF OUR HIRE EQUIPMENT

   
OK, WHAT ELSE DOES HK AUDIO DO?

If you fancy anything not listed, just give us a call on 0779 5566801

 CLICK HERE to go to the current HK Audio range page

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MONITORS - We often have a range of Second Hand Monitors - just give us a call! - 0779 5566801

SEE ALSO HK AUDIO 'LINEAR 5' and 'PULSAR' RANGES

Make sure when you buy that the item is rated 240v - many mainland Europe items are 220v or 230v and will run hot - leading to problems. Our items are all suitable for UK mains use
   
   
 How Loud is my system?  


What's a Watt, RMS Peak, Max or Pink? - mostly it's there to confuse us! A speaker sounds different to another for MANY reasons. Quality components and construction is of course vital. After that comes the efficiency of the system, (how much air it moves and how it moves it) - therefore how much sound it makes before distortion. That's why you can largely forget 'watts' because they can be expressed so many different ways and used efficiently or inefficiently.

Even inefficient power is a red herring as older systems often produce those watts at a higher impedance (so the system is not being pushed so hard). Ohms is impedance. How much the power is impeded / wasted or used lavishly to get the warmth that some might consider gratuitous! 16ohms could be considered opulent, and 2ohms super efficient. Check your old 100watt amp. How much electricity does it use... maybe 400watts? It could be a pile of rubbish or  something that uses different technology and you prefer the tone. 
Lets confuse things even more... valves versus solid state... a 100watts valve amp will cream a 100watts solid state amp for loudness...
You might say '
no point in having a 10litre engine going flat out at 100mph, if a 1 Litre high tech engine can get there quicker, without being pushed too hard, and using less juice to do it' - unless that's what you want because it looks, feels and sounds good. Getting the idea a little bit now?

So now we are more confused! Well, why not forget all the above. It doesn't matter so much - what really counts is does it sound good?
Check the SPL and DB - sound pressure level and decibels (how loud it is). NOTE: 'peak' is a momentary level, the normal level will be lower.
Speaker style, position and dispersion will impact how the overall sound is delivered.
Poorly positioned speakers will actually cancel themselves out to some extent! So get an engineer if it's a bigger gig!

You are best to consider how well it is made, what confidence the manufacturer has (guarantee / warrantee).
Lastly the tone (frequencies) that make up the maximum decibels will still have an impact on the sound you hear.
Some frequencies have more impact than others, which alters the tone and balance of sound you hear.
A tiny cabinet that's labelled 1000watts can not be as loud and nice to listen to as a combined system of a 1000watts.
They may not be lying, but they are certainly stretching the truth, and confusing watt our pink little peaks can understand to the max!

You'll get away with using most of what is out there to use these days - basically, it works or it doesn't; but guaranteed quality that sounds half decent and lasts for years is bound to cost a bit more. Obvious really eh? You pays your money and takes your choice :)

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