The Clair Brothers 1AM is the next generation single 12” stage monitor / multipurpose loudspeaker. The engineering behind the 1AM combines the Clair tradition of great stage monitors with the successful Clair coaxial horn technology developed over the past 5 years. The result is a highly capable and compact speaker with excellent coherence between components that is simultaneously in-your-face and smooth and hi-fi sounding. The 1AM is not only a stage monitor, but also very capable of portable and installed PA functions based on its integral mounting points and pole mount. A family of optional mounting accessories is available to facilitate permanent installation configurations.
1AM Transducer Components:
The high frequency compression driver features a 1.5” throat diameter (3” voice coil diameter), a pure titanium diaphragm, and a neodymium magnet assembly. The driver is joined to a 40° horizontal by 60° vertical rotatable horn. A 12” cone transducer provides mid-bass and low frequency reproduction.
Dual rear mounted connectors allow the use of multiple cabinets from a single amplifier. Additionally, there are three slightly more hidden connectors. Two are positioned within the left and right side handles, and the other is on the bottom. When used for drum fills or in pole-mount positions these additional connectors prove to be extremely useful for clean cable management.
The 1AM is also available as a ‘self-powered’ version called the 1AM+. The 1AM+ features an extremely lightweight and powerful OEM amplifier module made exclusively for Clair Brothers by Powersoft. The base configuration of the 1AM+ features a similar DSP to the successful kiTSeries with 32-bit floating point processing with crossover slopes up to 48dB/oct and FIR filtering. The 1AM+ input panel features PowerCon (In/thru) connectors and a pair of XLRs (In/thru). The 1AM is voltage agile with a PFC corrected PSU that accepts 85-240VAC 50/60Hz.
1AM/1AM+ Preset Modes:
The 1AM presents interesting preset configurations for both Lake processing and native to the 1AM+ built-in DSP. The preset modes include:
(1) 1AM Stage Monitor Mode
(2) 12AM Emulation Mode
(3) 1AM Full Range PA Mode
(4) 1AM 100Hz HPF Mode (for use with complementary subwoofer)
Low profile styling and ergonomic side handles along with an extended front handle provides great aesthetic appeal and portability. The speaker grille is constructed of high grade 14 gauge perforated steel and is specially treated to create a durable exterior finish.