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Yamaha Professional Audio debuts the newest addition to its line of versatile speaker systems, the AS312, at Winter NAMM 2003. Engineered for smaller P.A. or nearfield stage monitoring applications, the three-way acoustic suspension design delivers punch and vocal intelligibility usually.

The compact (22 9/16" H x 15 3/8" W x 16 5/8" D, 44 lbs.) AS312 features a single 12" long-throw woofer with butyl rubber surround, a sub-enclosed high-compliance 4 1/4" cone midrange and a 1" compression driver coupled to a 60° x 40° horn.

"Because of the way they handle power and dynamics, three-way speaker systems remain popular, despite the fact that many manufacturers have abandoned the design-- particularly with smaller enclosures," states Wayne Hrabak, Pro Audio marketing manager. "The Yamaha AS312 delivers a combination of three-way performance and price in a package that should be attractive to anyone in the market for a cost effective P.A. system."

Cabinets are finished in a durable, weather-resistant ACX textured coating--ideal for rough handling or outdoor use--and a full-faced steel grille. An integrated socket allows the AS312 to be pole mounted.

"When Yamaha recently debuted the redesigned EMX bundles, the AS108 speakers got equally high marks as the powered mixers for their clarity and punch," adds John Schauer, Pro Audio product manager. "With the AS312s, Yamaha takes that technology a step further with a three-way design that delivers remarkable low frequency response."

The AS312s are currently available at an MSRP of $259 per speaker, and are sold separately, or may be purchased as part of a bundle with the EMX66M powered mixer.

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