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HK Audio L5 112 XA

Active PA Speakers
By Paul White

If you need a well-built, no-nonsense PA for small and medium-sized venues, HK Audio's revamped Linear 5 series will serve you well.

You can always rely on HK to offer practical, workhorse PA speakers with models to suit most budgets. The L5 112 XA comes in the middle of their Linear 5 series of PA speakers — a range we've looked at before, but which has been given a boost in terms of performance and control layout. This particular model combines a 12–inch driver (with a 2.5–inch voice coil) and a one–inch, horn-loaded tweeter driven by a 1.75–inch voice coil. These are all housed in a tough cabinet constructed from both MDF and birch ply. There's a top handle formed into the woodwork and a single inset side handle. The overall weight is 21.1kg and the cabinets measure 370 x 670 x 300mm.

HK Audio L5 112 XA speaker.The cabinets are fitted with M8 suspension points and HK's own Duo Tilt pole mounts to allow the speakers to be angled downwards at three or seven degree to optimise coverage in smaller rooms. This does works well in such situations, but I always find myself wishing for a 'straight ahead' option in larger spaces! A perforated metal grille backed by a...

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Published September 2019