M-12

Two-way passive reference monitor

M-12

Two-way compact passive stage monitor

HF coverage pattern varies with distance from source

Signature EM Acoustics passive crossover for unprecedented frequency and phase response

12" neodymium LF drive unit, 1.4" exit neodymium HF drive unit

The M-12 is the reference stage monitor from EM Acoustics – a compact two-way design intended to satisfy the most demanding artist. The M-12 is a passive monitor where it will outperform many bi-amplified or DSP-processed designs

  • HF coverage pattern varies with distance from source
  • 90°H x 40°V (near field) to 50°H x 40°V (far field) dispersion pattern
  • Premium 18mm multi-laminate birch plywood enclosure
  • Black textured paint finish
  • Hex punched steel grille backed with acoustically transparent foam

The enclosure contains a 12” (305mm) LF drive unit, linked via the internal passive crossover network to a 3” (76mm) diaphragm, 1.4” (36mm) exit HF compression drive unit. The HF drive unit is coupled to a variable dispersion waveguide, which produces a 90°H x 40°V dispersion pattern at one metre, narrowing to 50°H x 40°V at three metres. This narrower dispersion at distance means a performer has freedom of movement at close range, whilst minimising spill into adjacent microphones at distance.

The robust enclosure is constructed from premium multi-laminate Birch plywood and is finished in impact resistant textured paint. The M-12 is supplied in black as standard, however RAL colour matching and weather protection options are also available if required. The front of the loudspeaker is protected by a rigid steel grille backed with acoustically transparent foam. Two steel bar handles and non-slip rubber feet complete the hardware package, and six NL4 connectors (2 each end, 2 on the front) allow for maximum cabling flexibility. The M-12 is available as either left or right-handed variants for stage pairing.

The M-12 requires a single amplifier channel, and should be used with professional power amplifiers capable of delivering 750-1000W RMS into an 8-ohm load. For optimum results, the EM Acoustics DQ10 or DQ20 Advanced System Amplifiers, or the AQ-10 power amplifier in conjunction with the DSC48 system controller (for loudspeaker protection) should be used.

Enclosure TypeTwo-way passive, reflex-loaded floor monitor
Components1 x 12" (305mm) neodymium LF drive unit
1 x 1.4" (36mm) exit neodymium HF drive unit
Dimensions (HxWxD), mm/(ins)

368 (14.5) x 588 (23.1) x 444 (17.5)

Net/Shipping Weight26/28kg (57.2/61.6lbs)
Frequency Response65Hz - 20kHz +/- 3dB
Nominal Dispersion90°H x 40°V (one metre)
50°H x 40°V (three metres)
Maximum SPL130dB continuous, 136dB peak
Power Handling480W RMS, 960W program
Nominal Impedance8 ohms

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