Originally Posted by doublewing11
Well, you've sparked my interest! Though I must say my preference is passive systems since my intention is to have all AV equipment outside the dedicated room.
Seems product info will have to wait until CEDIA 2011? Cat's out of the bag you know...........any more details? Is this P610 a Minnie Me version of the P815?
How does this P610 product match up sound/price wise to Triad Plat LCR or even the Triad Gold LCR?
Since I intend to get DE involved with my project once my land use issues are settled............I'm always interested in learning/hearing about Procella products.
Hi Doublewing, answers to your questions:
1. Passive means XO, Active means DSP to separate the frequencies at signal level. Location of the amp is just a matter of convenience. So you can have a Passive speaker with the amp on-board, or an Active with the amps/DSP in-rack. The P610 is Active (DSP to separate the Bass from Mid/High), with the amp/DSP located in the rack(!), Bi-amping the P10-SI and the P6, with 350W each. The P6 is passive, as it has a cross-over! We use very high quality XO, and in our test over the years (using studio engineers!), we couldn't hear the difference between Tri-amp active and combination active/passive with Bi-amp. Benefit of using the passive P6 is that it provides IDENTICAL VOICES throughout the surround field, as the P6 in the P610 screen channels is of course IDENTICAL to the P6 used for the surrounds.
So yes, the P610 amps/DSP are outside the room, if you want.
2. 'Is this P610 a Minnie Me version of the P815?' Uh, yes. It is a full-range, three-way, bi-amped, active/passive, using dedicated amp/DSP in-rack, using proprietary wave-guide and closed box, dual-cabinet, M/H can be turned-in, shallow-depth, THX-cinema-spec, loudspeaker. So yes. P610 is Mini-Me P815.
3. Uh, no comment? remember, we used to work for DTS and we were drilled never to comment on other companies. Guess who that was?