The Wharfedale PDM-100 is an active, or powered speaker cabinet, meaning that it’s a standalone unit and doesn’t need a external amplifer or mixer. Featuring a very well built, rugged cabinet with a compact wedge design, this floor monitor houses a 2-way speaker system powered by two separate amplifiers. With a combined output power of 100 watts, this bi-amplification system delivers a really crisp, loud output with a 10” low frequency driver efficiently handling the bass and midrange frequencies that are produced by kick, tom and snare drums, and a 2” tweeter which accurately reproduces the highs needed for sharp and detailed cymbals and hi-hats.
To offer more versatility, the PDM-100 is equipped with a wide range of connectivity and control options. There’s a balanced XLR input for a microphone and quarter inch jack and stereo mini jack inputs, for connecting line level sources such as electronic drumkits, keyboards and MP3 players, and there’s a separate volume control for each, so it’s possible to connect multiple inputs at the same time, and mix the volume for each. There’s a handy 3-band EQ section so you can tweak the tone, a headphone socket, and the unit features a really robust bar style handle and a heavy duty steel speaker grill, so it’s easy to transport and nice and tough for use in a gigging environment.
We can think of loads of applications for where the PDM-100 would be suitable, as I’ve already mentioned, it’s an ideal speaker system for an electronic drum kit, it’ll also work really well as a stage monitor for vocalists or for guitarists who don’t use an amp on stage and instead connect rack or modelling gear directly into the PA system. It can be used with keyboards and digital pianos, and with it’s clear, punchy 100 watt output, it can even used as a kind of standalone portable PA system ideal for public speaking, children entertainers and solo vocalists singing along to backing tracks. Check one out now at your local PMT store!