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1200-watt Active Speaker System:
15" Subwoofer and 2x10" Satellites

The new B-52 MATRIX-1500 is a complete sound reinforcement solution consisting of two 10” two-way speakers and an 15” subwoofer, equipped with a built-in 1200-watt, three-channel amplifier ideal for live performance, presentations, playback, DJ’s, schools, and Houses of Worship. 


The MATRIX-1500 brings clarity, power and performance you can hear and feel and is the perfect choice for any portable PA application requiring reliable and outstanding sound quality.  The MATRIX-1500 was designed using advanced acoustic and audio techniques with premium components, comprehensive protection circuitry, and robust construction to provide years of consistent, reliable performance.

The MATRIX-1500 is the third generation of the popular MATRIX-1000 which for nearly a decade has been the choice of mobile entertainers, bands and clubs throughout the world.   The engineering staff at B-52 painstakingly designed the MATRIX-1500 from the ground up over the last three years and literally, every aspect of this system has been improved upon.  More power, proprietary efficient amplifier design with integrated BBE® processing, new Celestion® speaker components, detachable casters, a new ergonomic look are just some of the improvements you’ll find in this new system. 

Powering this beast is a proprietary 1200 watt three-channel amplifier.  A 700 watt Class-G amplifier drives the heavy duty 15” Celestion® subwoofer, while a 2-channel Class-AB amp sends 250 watts to each of the full range satellite speaker. Each satellite features a Celestion® 10” loudspeaker and a Celestion®, PETP film compression driver which work in unison to produce accurate midrange and a detailed top end. An elliptical horn provides excellent coverage, on and off axis.

Suggested Applications
Mobile DJ • Karaoke • Nightclub, Restaurant, Bar Installation • Corporate Audio / Video n Home Entertainment System • Live Sound System • Stage Monitoring System • Booth Monitoring System n Drum Monitoring

BBEThe MATRIX-1500 features a built-in BBE® Sonic Maximizer (exclusive to B-52) which has the same familiar controls as the rack version and with a single push of a button transforms the system from a flat response to thundering lows and soaring highs.  The LF contour and HF process adjustments allow you fine tune the sound to the venue and to your sound preference.  Like all MATRIX systems, the MATRIX-1500 is designed for easy set up and operation. To set-up the system simply connect the XLR right and left signal cables, speaker cables and power cord and you’re ready to perform! The MATRIX-1500 is proudly designed, built, and tested in our state of the art Los Angeles manufacturing facility.


B-52 18-220S
B-52 15-130 Subwoofer

• Celestion high excursion 15” subwoofer
• 3” high temperature voice coil
• Advanced magnet cooling

• Made in U.S.A.
• 5/8” birch plywood construction (Satellite Speakers)
• 3/4” birch plywood construction (Subwoofer)
• Reinforced internal bracings
• Environmentally friendly scratch resistant black paint finish
• 16-gauge, wrap-around steel grilles
• Metal handles and rubber feet
• Speakon® connectors (cables not included)
• 1 3/8” Metal pole mounting cup on satellite speakers
• Heavy duty 3” casters

• 15” Subwoofer & two 10” 2-Way satellites
• Integrated 1200W three channel amplifier in the sub cabinet
• 700W sub channel - Class G
• 2 x 250W sat channels
• BBE® Sonic Maximizer with LF Contour and HF Process controls
• Combo XLR / 1/4” balanced stereo inputs and full-range outputs
• Additional unbalanced RCA inputs
• Level controls for subwoofer and satellite channels
• 0/180 degree phase switch on subwoofer channel
• Integrated X-over and signal processing
• Built-in compressor/limiter
• Thermal and short circuit protection circuitry
• Efficient and quiet 2-speed fan cooling
• Ground lift switch
• Oversized power supply with toroidal transformer
• Speakon® connectors (cables not included)
• LEDs for Power, Protect, Limit and Signal
• 115V/230V 60Hz/50Hz selector switch



10” Loudspeakers
• Celestion 10” low frequency driver with high temperature voice coil and advanced magnet cooling

Compression Drivers
• 1” exit Celestion Compression Driver with PETP film diaphragm

• 90° x 40° elliptical wave guides

Comp-4• Optimized acoustic and magnetic design achieves outstanding clarity and reliability
• A one-piece, PETP film diaphragm and surround optimizes energy transfer for greater efficiency
• Patented clamping system yields low distortion performance while improving the mid-band response
• Polyimide-insulated, copper-clad aluminum voice coil is edge wound on a glass-fiber former producing lower distortion and superior power-to-weight ratio
• A matched wave front phase corrector produces a coherent sound wave at the horn throat, yielding detailed and dynamic mid and high frequency response

Matrix-1500 Specifications

Satellite Speakers:

Frequency Range:
Frequency Response:
High Frequency Dispersion:
Maximum peak SPL:
System Power:
Input Impedance:

Electronic Crossover:


Amplifier Protection:

Power Consumption
(1/8 power pink noise):

Input Sensitivity:


Active 15” Subwoofer and two 10” 2-way full-range speakers
Celestion® /B-52 TF-15130X with 3" voice coil
Celestion® /B-52 TF-1020 - 10" speaker with 2.5" Voice Coil
Celestion® /B-52 COMP-4-CLB Compression driver with PETP Film
36Hz -20kHz
40Hz -18kHz

90° x 40°
134 dB
1200W – 700 SUB + 2x250 SATs
20k Ohm Balanced
10k Ohm Unbalanced
3rd order Butterworth @ 100 Hz
Right and Left Level Knobs
Sub Level Knob
BBE HF Process, LF Contour
Ground lift switch
Power switch
Sub Phase Switch
115/230V switch
2 Speed Fan
Short circuit
Overheat mute
SOA output stage
Driver DC protection
Subsonic filter
Turn-on mute and soft ramp
Turn-on inrush current limiting

Balanced female XLR inputs
Balanced male XLR link output
Unbalanced RCA Inputs
775mV (0dBu)
Black painted birch plywood
Metal handles
Rubber feet
Pole Mounting Cup on Satellite Speakers
Powder coated 16 gauge steel
Heavy Duty 3” Casters
Subwoofer - 24" (w) x 19" (h) x 31" (d)
Satellite (each) – 11.5" (w) x 19" (h) x 11" (d)
Subwoofer - 90 lbs
Satellite (each) - 26 lbs.


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