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HH Electronics Tensor‑GO

Compact Line Array By Paul White
Published May 2022

HElectronics  Tensor‑GO

With its built‑in mixer and the option of battery operation, the HH Tensor‑GO offers a versatile solution for reproducing high‑quality live sound both on and off the grid.

We’ve looked at quite a few mini line array PA speaker systems over the past few years but the HH Tensor‑GO is a little different from the majority, being designed for both battery and mains operation. It is remarkably portable, weighing in at just 14kg. Its internal lithium‑ion 26V, 5200mAh battery charges automatically whenever the speaker is plugged into a mains supply, and can power the system for up to 20 hours when fully charged. There’s also a 12V input so you can charge the system from a car power socket or external 12V battery (such as a car battery or 12V lithium ion pack) using an adaptor cable.

The moulded polypropylene sub cabinet houses the necessary electronics for the amplifiers, power supplies and integral mixer, as well as an eight‑inch, long‑throw woofer. Despite being an easy carry, the sub still feels very substantial and accounts for almost 10kg of the overall system weight. On top of the sub goes the column, fabricated from ABS and comprising two spacers and an upper section housing six 2.75‑inch mid/high drivers. Alternate drivers are angled slightly left and right to increase the horizontal spread. This assembly slots into the sub, and each section has connectors to carry the signal to the column drivers built in, eliminating the need for additional cabling. When assembled the system stands 1990mm tall, but if you need it to be shorter, such as when working on a high stage or in a very low venue, you can omit one or both spacer sections. For transport, a padded subwoofer cover and a zip‑up column bag are included.

Plugging In

It’s not uncommon for mini line arrays to have a small mixer built in, and in this case the mixer offers four input channels. A variable amount of a preset reverb/delay effect can be added to the first two channels, which can accommodate mic or line signals via combi XLR/jack connectors. There’s no phantom power available, but as most potential users are likely to work with dynamic microphones that shouldn’t be a big issue. For channels 3/4 there’s a choice of input formats: a 3.5mm stereo aux input jack or two RCA phonos (both summed to mono), or a wireless audio stream via Bluetooth 5.0, with integrated stereo pairing when two systems are used in stereo. A Bluetooth pairing button is situated in this channel...

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