Personal PA systems that combine portable, telescopic or collapsible line arrays with a single powerful bass driver housing all the system connectivity have recently become very popular. Aimed at solo performers, entertainers and presenters, Polar 10 (above) is HK Audio’s fairly affordable take on the concept.
Like many of the other recently released systems, it allows Bluetooth streaming, so you can perform to phone-based backing tracks, and also includes a four-channel mixer (two mic/line channels, one instrument channel, and the Bluetooth input). On the Polar 10, the upright HF/MF ‘line array’ portion of the speaker can be dismantled into two sections (the lower is merely a spacer; the top half contains the speakers). The 10-inch bass driver is driven by a built-in 2kW power amp.
The Polar 10 system is available now, priced at £629 in the UK$999 in the USA.