Procella Audio has announced that its P6 family of loudspeakers has been upgraded with the release of the P6 Mk II and P6V Mk II. These new speakers have improved sound quality through the use of a new 1in Neodymium compression driver for high frequencies and a new crossover design. Both models can be utilized as main and surround channel speakers, and the P6 Mk II is also used as the mid and high frequency module of the full-range P610 loudspeaker.
Producing identical sound quality, both models share speaker and crossover components. The speakers are differentiated by the orientation of the speaker cabinets. The P6 Mk II is wider than it is tall, where the P6V Mk II is taller than it is wide. While the P6 Mk II is typically used as a main channel speaker, the P6V Mk II is more often used as a surround channel speaker or as a main speaker located next to a display or screen. Compared to the earlier P6 versions, the width of the P6 Mk II and the height of the P6V Mk II have been slightly increased to 12in/305mm. Both versions have a shallow cabinet depth of only 4.9in/125mm.
The new version of the P6 Mk II also features upgraded cosmetics. Its speaker grille now covers essentially the entire front baffle, rather than just the speaker’s woofer driver, matching the appearance of the P6V and the P6V Mk II.
“The P6 has been one of our best-selling loudspeakers because of its great value and its suitability for multiple applications as a main or surround channel speaker. With its new compression driver and crossover, the sound quality of the P6 Mk II edges even closer to that of our reference standard P8, states Procella founder and designer Anders Uggelberg. “I’m really pleased with the improvement in transparency and detail.”
Unlike typical home theater loudspeakers in this price category, both models use a professional audio compression driver in place of the commonly-used dome tweeter for reproducing high frequencies. Dome tweeters work well in small rooms and limited dynamic range material, but can suffer from output limitations, dynamic compression and limited coverage when used in medium to large theaters with multiple seats. Compression drivers have greater sensitivity and power handling than dome tweeters, and can therefore produce much greater output without limitations. The new Neodymium compression driver of the P6/P6V Mk II is mounted on Procella’s proprietary constant directivity waveguide, which provides a consistent and smooth high frequency response across the listening area, in both the horizontal and vertical axes.
To maximize performance Procella has designed a new, improved Identical Voices crossover for the P6/P6V Mk II. A high-output 6.5in woofer with a 40mm voice coil completes the design. Both are timbre-matched to all Procella loudspeakers, making them suitable for use as part of any Procella speaker configuration. A black painted finish with removable black fabric grille is standard.
A simple to install hanging bracket for flush mounting to walls is included. The P6V Mk II has an additional mounting option with back baffle integral threaded inserts in the VESA 100 x 100 pattern. MSRP for both models remains unchanged at $1,799.00. Now shipping from the Procella Audio factory in Sweden, U.S. deliveries will begin by the end of June 2021