PreSonus StudioLive 328AI 2000W 8" 3-way Powered Speaker - Black

2,000W Powered PA Speaker with Dual 8" LF Drivers, Coaxial 8" Midrange/1.75-inch HF, Temporal Equalization, and Coaxial Speaker Coherence Alignment Technology (each)
PreSonus StudioLive 328AI 2000W 8
PreSonus StudioLive 328AI 2000W 8
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A PA Speaker That Delivers Studio-monitor Quality

The PreSonus StudioLive 328AI Active Integration loudspeaker is a 3-way coaxial, powered PA speaker that delivers studio-monitor-grade accuracy and gives you the convenience of wireless as well as wired remote control and monitoring. Packing 2000 watts of tri-amped power, the 328AI sports dual 8" ferrite woofers, and an 8-inch midrange speaker and 1.75-inch titanium compression driver configured in a unique coaxial design utilizing proprietary Temporal Equalization and Coaxial Speaker Coherence Alignment technology. The result is jaw-droppingly powerful and lucid sound reproduction. The PreSonus StudioLive 328AI will floor you.

PreSonus StudioLive 328AI Powered PA Loudspeaker Features at a Glance:
  • 3-way coaxial, powered PA speaker with dual 8" ferrite woofers
  • 8-inch midrange driver and 1.75-inch titanium compression driver configured in unique coaxial design
  • Temporal Equalization and Coaxial Speaker Coherence Alignment technology
  • Full-range systems driven by 2000W of triamped, Class D amplification
  • Active Integration 32-bit, 96kHz DSP
  • Wireless/wired control of all setup, tuning, and monitoring functions via iPad or laptop
  • XLR/TRS combo input; XMAX Class A mic preamp; 12V phantom power
Get studio-monitor quality - live - with the PreSonus StudioLive 328AI

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Tech Specs

Powered Yes
Power Configuration Tri-amped
LF Driver Size 2 x 8"
HF Driver Size 8" MF (1.75" in Coaxial Configuration)
LF Driver Power Amp 1000W (Class D)
HF Driver Power Amp 500W (Class D)
Total Power 2000W
Inputs 1 x XLR/TRS Combo (Mic/Line)
Outputs 1 x XLR
Frequency Range 54Hz-23kHz
Crossover Frequency 1.7kHz
Maximum Peak SPL 133dB
Horizontal Coverage Angle 90 Degrees
Vertical Coverage Angle 60 Degrees
Enclosure Material Birch Plywood
Mounting Options Pole, Fly
Height 29.13"
Width 14.29"
Depth 15.11"
Weight 51 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number SLS328AI

Customer Reviews

4.5/5
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5/5

Big things come in small packages

I bought a pair of 328ai and a pair 18sai. Best investment I have done. Sound is clear and fills the whole venue without being extremely loud. They also go great with the 32 channel rm mixer, easiest setup ever.
5/5

Try these

I use lots of gear on the road, mostly mine but not always. Some of it is very good, much of it is OK. The 328ai's however, are a very different breed. From a handling standpoint, while 2 handles is nice and much appreciated, they are still heavy and getting them up on sticks is mostly a 2 person job. They are, in fact, much heavier than they look. I'm guessing there is star-stuff inside. A lot of band members have looked at them and said: "Really?" They are used to giant 15's from some 3 letter company and expect these to be wimpy. They aren't. A lot of band members will initially come by and think they are weak on the top end. Again, they are mostly comparing these to other PA speakers that tend to be harsh (IMHO) on the top end. These are not. In fact, they are like listening to very good studio monitors. The sound is warm, even and never fatiguing. At first you won't think they are *LOUD.* The don't sound *LOUD,* but they really are. They sound full, and the sound is not tied to the box, nor is there a huge falloff as you move further away. I think a lot of folks have avoided these as they are unsure how well Presonus can build speakers. The answer to that question is: "very well indeed." The reactions from band and audience members after shows are always positive. This is an amazing product. They are perhaps not as deep as some 15" PA speakers, they are relatively expensive, and they are HEAVY. But, worth it. Don't just give a quick listen at some demo location. Take them on the road, let them do their thing. It's a different kind of sound - one that can be loud but not irritating nor perceived as loud. Highly recommended.
Music background: Audio Engineer, Producer
5/5

Rocked the House

Bought 4 328AI speakers and 2 18sAI subs. Could not believe the performance of the set. Using only 2 of the 4 328AI speakers and the 2 subs, I literally rocked the venue. I love this set. can't wait to use all 4 328AI speakers at once.
Music background: Live Sound Engineer
4.5/5

Great Speakers

For a powered speaker, i don't think that you will be able to find a better one. I just ran my first outdoor festival with these this weekend and they covered about 400 people with 2 328s on top and 2 18s subs on the bottom. If i could have changed anything, I would have had 2 more subs. Other than that, there is not another powered speaker that you could compare these to. These are more transparent than any other speaker I've ever heard.
Music background: Owner (Recording Studio/Live Sound)
4/5

Different kind of a speaker indeed

It took me a while to realize how different this speaker is. At first, comparing it with my DB Tech Flexsys 315 in my basement, I didn't hear much of the difference, in fact Flexsys sounded better. It's only in the real shows, one by one, I started to see this difference. My audition is not over yet, I have to try it in the big hall, small room, etc, but so far I feel very optimistic and decided to keep it.
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