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Real World Gear: Compact 2-Way Loudspeakers

The latest developments in 2-way loudspeakers and a look at recent models.
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NEXO P10
nexo-sa.com

Dispersion (h x v): 100 x 100 (default) or 110 x 60 degrees (with optional horn)
Components: 1.7-in diaphragm compression driver coaxial with 10-in neodymium cone driver
Frequency Response: 63 Hz – 20 kHz
Maximum SPL (peak): 136 dB
Power Handling: NXAMP4x1mk2 with TDcontroller recommended
Connectors: 4 x NL4
Positioning/Rigging: Pole mount, 1 x universal accessory fit on each side plus 1 x on the bottom
Dimensions (h x w x d): 19.6 x 15.2 x 10.8 in
Weight: 33 lbs
Notes: Cabinet includes wedge angle; 2 x handles on each side touring version only) hold pole stand adapter and Speakon connector for discrete connection

Clair Brothers kiT12+
clairbrothers.com

Dispersion: 90 x 40 and 60 x 40 degrees, both rotatable
Components: 3-in voice coil compression driver, 12-in cone driver
Frequency Response: 63 Hz — 20 kHz
Maximum SPL (peak): 129 dB
Amplification: Onboard 2-channel amp, 3,200 watts (maximum), biamped
Connectors: Dual XLR (input and thru)
Positioning/Rigging: kiT rigging slots on corners, pole-mount
Dimensions (h x v x d): 28.1 x 14.8 x 15.2 in
Weight: 62 lbs
Notes: 15-in version also available plus two 18-in subs; passive models available

DAS Audio Artec 510A
dasaudio.com

Dispersion: 110 x 50 degrees
Components: 1-in-exit compression driver, 10-in cone driver
Frequency Response: 55 Hz — 20 kHz
Maximum SPL (peak): 128 dB
Amplification: Onboard (720/320 watts peak, biamplified)
Connectors: XLR (input and loop thru)
Positioning/Rigging: Integrated rigging points for 10M eyebolts and U bracket
Dimensions (h x w x d): 23.8 x 11.4 x 13.6 in
Weight: 28.7 lbs
Notes: Single/dual 6 and 8-in versions available plus 15-in sub; all models also offered in passive versions

PreSonus AIR Series AIR12
presonus.com

Dispersion (h x v): 90 x 60 degrees
Components: 1.35-in compression driver, 12-in cone driver
Frequency Response: 60 Hz — 20 kHz
Maximum SPL (peak): 131 dB
Amplification: Onboard (1200 watts total, biamped)
Connectors: 2 x XLR/TRS combo, 1/8-in TRS stereo, XLR Mix output
Positioning/Rigging: Suspension points; dual position pole-mount (0 and 7.5 degrees)
Dimensions (h x w x d): 16.9 x 16.5 x 27.6 in
Weight: 37.5 lbs
Notes: Several presets to customize response for mains; stage monitoring cabinet angle and monitor response preset

TW Audio M12
twaudio.de

Dispersion (h x v): 70 x 50 degrees, rotatable
Components: 1.4-in compression driver, 12-in cone driver
Frequency Response: 60 Hz — 19 kHz
Maximum SPL (peak): 132 dB
Power Handling: 700 watts program, 1400 watts peak
Connectors: Neutrik NL4
Positioning/Rigging: Pole-mount, mounting points
Dimensions (h x w x d): 23.8 x 14.2 x 12.4 in
Weight: 44.8 lbs
Notes: Offers stage monitor angle; 6, 8, 10 and 15-inch versions also available, plus subwoofers

Ramsdell Pro Audio 15-X-SS Champion
ramsdellproaudio.com

Dispersion (h x v): 60 x 40 and 90 x 40 degrees available (both rotatable)
Components: 2-in compression driver,
1 x 15-in cone driver
Frequency Response: 45 Hz — 20 kHz
Maximum SPL (peak): 130 dB
Power Handling: 1200 watts LF, 150 watts HF (both program)
Connectors: Neutrik NL4
Positioning/Rigging: Pole-mount, rigging points
Dimensions (h x w x d): 33 x 17 x 19 in
Weight: 79 lbs
Notes: Available in active and passive versions; vented 4th-order enclosure; neodymium components; 12-in version also offered

FBT VENTIS 112A
fbtusa.com

Dispersion (h x v): 80 x 50 degrees
(rotatable)
Components: 1.4-in voice coil
compression driver, 1 x 12-in cone driver
Frequency Response: 48 Hz — 20 kHz
Maximum SPL (peak): 133 dB
Amplification: Onboard (700 watts LF, 200 watts HF, RMS); DSP
Connectors: XLR/Jack combo (input), XLR-M (output)
Positioning/Rigging: M10 suspension points
Dimensions (h x w x d): 25.6 x 15.2 x 15 in
Weight: 45.4 lbs
Notes: Also available in passive version; cabinet includes monitor angle; 10 and 12-in versions also offered; DSP offers 6 presets plus 2 user-configurable

Fulcrum Acoustic FH15
fulcrum-acoustic.com

Dispersion: 60 x 45 degrees and 90 x 60 degrees available
Components: 4-in titanium diaphragm compression driver, 15-in cone driver (coaxial)
Frequency Response: 54 Hz – 20 kHz
Maximum SPL (peak): 143 dB
Power Handling: 800 watts (AES)
Connectors: 2 x Neutrik Speakon, optional terminal strip inputs
Positioning/Rigging: 12 x M10 mounting points, 1 x M10 pull-back point, 2 x M12 yoke points
Dimensions (h x v x d): 29.9 x 30 x 28 in
Weight: 107 lbs
Notes: Proprietary Temporal Equalization

Verity Audio MUSE 12
verityaudio.fr

Dispersion: 90 x 60 degrees, rotatable
Components: 1.4-in voice coil ferrite compression driver, 12-in cone driver
Frequency Response: 50 Hz – 20 kHz
Maximum SPL (peak): 127 dB
Power Handling: 700 watts (program), active and passive versions available
Connectors: Dual NL4, active version also offers mic/line inputs plus line output
Positioning/Rigging: 20 M8 flypoints
Dimensions (h x v x d): 25.2 x 17.7 x 15.1 in
Weight: 44.7 lbs
Notes: Proprietary vent designed for deepter LF performance when placed close to a wall

VUE audiotechnik h-12
vueaudio.com

Dispersion: 100 x 50 (W version) or 60 x 40 (N version) degrees
Components: 4-in voice coil compression driver, 12-in cone driver
Frequency Response: 55 Hz — 21 kHz
Maximum SPL (peak): 135 dB
Amplification: Onboard (2400 watts peak, biamplified)
Connectors: XLR (input and loop output) for both analog input and AES EBU digital input
Positioning/Rigging: Suspension points, pole-mount
Dimensions (h x v x d): 24 x 14.5 x 15.2 in
Weight: 78 lbs
Notes: Dual 5-in, single 8 and 15-in versions also available, plus several subs

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